Date of Stay: December, 2014
Orangeland misses the mark with their restroom facilities. While modern, the showers were not well cleaned which is unacceptable for such an expensive park. Their daily cleaning routine seemed to omit cleaning the shower stalls. They were covered in soap scum, the floors were unmopped, and forgotten razors and shampoo bottles were left for several days. Gross! Sometimes the bathrooms were just a wreck from misuse by guests who don't care that other people have to use them. The family bathroom had adult diapers left in the trash can (on top and visible) which really stunk up the place. Gross! Because they have fruit trees growing all over the park, there are ants. I saw a number of RV's with insecticide spread around their wheels. We didn't have any get inside but our neighbor did. Highpoints include the staff who were friendly and helpful. The pool and hot tub are in great shape and wonderful for unwinding. Sites are in good order and most from what I can tell have picnic tables. Permanent residents were very friendly. Access to the park is easy and regular patrols of the park staff make it feel secure. There are several good dining options in walking distance.
Date of Stay: September, 2014
Stay elsewhere. This is a neglected RV park that is part of a mobile home park with virtually no management. Basically, it's is a free-for-all with no manager on site for more than a couple hours a week. People came and went regularly without even paying. The dumpsters were usually overflowing with couches and mattresses from the trailer park. The bathrooms are inexcusably bad. The shower head is mounted at chest level and the rest of the bathroom is just decaying. They were never cleaned in the time we stayed and smelled terrible. No locks on the doors. Prepare to use your RV shower exclusively. Many sites are pretty uneven so if you do stay here, bring a lot of leveling blocks. Beware of the cockroaches living in the sewers. They have a pool but seeing they never cleaned the bathrooms, it's hard to believe they did much to maintain the pool. The trailer park residents don't have any qualm about cutting through the RV sites as shortcuts. Overall this is the worst park we've stayed at in our cross country travels. It's sad because it has potential, but management just doesn't seem to care about the place.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
Rate reflects weekly rate. An unbeatable value. Bathrooms are modern, clean, and well kept. Long pull-through sites with some rows using twinned utilities, however most do not and have a little more space. Friendly and pleasant staff. Trees separate many sites, and the sites are more than long enough to accommodate the longest of rational setups. Propane is sold on site and there's a Camping World in walking distance in the adjoining property. On-site laundry is quite reasonable; $2.25 washes and dries a load. Washers are a tad small, however. This is originally a stop along Route 66 and the property can be described as a museum for that era that happens to also have a great RV park. In addition to the vintage trailers everyone mentions, in the meeting room you'll see a restored Wurlitzer pipe organ, restored vintage furniture and appliances, a gift shop, and the walls are adorned with framed vintage print advertisements. Easy highway access to I-40 east and west. The park is less than 15 minutes west of downtown Albuquerque. It does get a little windy in the park so don't leave your awning up if you're going out for the day. Wi-Fi is hit and miss. It works best in the morning, is nearly unusable in the afternoon, and picks up considerably at night, especially after 11:30 PM. They ask nicely to not stream HD videos as their service isn't fast enough to support it reliably. If you have something important, tether to your phone. If you can wait, the WiiFi isn't too bad. It's generally better than many TengoInternet sites. The rates are almost silly low if you stay for any length of time, and the daily rates aren't too bad either. It's low enough to justify the drive into town. We'd definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2014
Price reflects the monthly rate. We stayed over 2 1/2 months and had a magnificent experience. Super friendly staff as well as residents. Sites were roomy and level. On-site propane is a huge plus, and the staff will pick up, fill, and return your bottles. Prices were some of the lowest we've seen in the country. Trash can be picked up from your site every day so long as it's out by 10 AM. The on-site workout room is well kept and very handy. There is also a rec room with a pool table, ping pong, and dart board. The pool was closed for the winter, but looked like it would be very nice in the summer. Location is handy for visiting downtown, various malls, COTA, restaurants, and grocery stores. Decent highway access too. Very clean restrooms, showers, and laundry room. The grounds are very well kept and it shows that the managers take great pride in their park, and will do everything to make your stay a great one. Wi-Fi is TengoInternet, which worked as any TengoInternet site does. Had a very strong 4G signal as a backup. This is one of the best RV parks we've stayed at after traveling all over the country. The staff sets a very high standard, and we will most definitely return next time we're in Austin.
Date of Stay: November, 2013
Lousy. If you are offered a spot in the "new but unfinished expansion lot" walk away. The lot is gravel with broken beer bottles mixed in. Access is through a manual gate, and the entry is off a steep grade from the road. I suspect the owner ran out of money to finish this expansion some time back. It's showing some wear and has no shower or bathroom facility, unless you choose to use the bathroom in the occupied house that also sits on the property. The lot was full of the owner's junk, items he apparently picks up at garage sales. The owner also had the gall to offer me a discount, then overcharged my credit card. I contested the charge and got my money back. If you do stay here, watch what you're charged. The website advertises $30/night, he offered me $5 off, then charged me $35/night. There are at least 2 other RV parks in Yucca Valley, go to one of them instead. You'd be better off boondocking at the Yucca Valley Walmart than this place.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Great location about 10 minutes out of downtown SLO. Has access to hiking trails. This is a county park and the bathrooms are rough concrete walls and are dimly lit. It's similar to what you'd expect in an old public pool. Showers are pay showers with no control over temperature. We did not bother to use them. Sites are level and separated by trees and shrubs offering good privacy without cutting you off from what's outside. A loop is primitive, B loop is full hookup, and R loop is full hookup and reservation only. R loop has the biggest sites for large trailers and motor homes. For some reason, SLO County will not take reservations within 48 hours of your arrival which seems backwards, so plan a few days ahead. The area inside the B loop is overflow for tent camping. We are a full time couple in our early 30's. This park suited our needs, but was nothing wonderful.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Very nice park with easy access from US101. Paved roads with level gravel sites. Somewhat close quarters, but you're in a city and it's not a big deal. Restrooms were cleaned regularly and the park is well lit at night. Didn't get a chance to use the pool, the daytime temperatures were too cold for us to try it, but it looked nice. Desk staff was cheerful and helpful, but are done for the day around 5pm. Recycling is available! Location is about 20-30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Rush hour traffic leaving the city going northbound will catch you starting around 3:30pm. I don't know about inbound traffic, I'm not an early riser. Several grocery stores are within a 10 minute drive as well as gas/diesel stations. The park is attached to a trailer park and has some permanent RV residents. I found them to be very pleasant and accommodating. We are a full time traveling couple in our early 30's. This park more than suited our needs.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
This park is simple and to the point. The bathrooms are clean, showers are clean, laundry is inexpensive ($2.00 wash, $0.75 dryer), and service was very friendly. There are no frills; if you're after an RV resort then you won't like this place. We don't care about those sorts of things and just wanted a good value in a good location. We stayed here during the government shutdown and couldn't get into Redwoods NP and this park is minutes away. A number of state parks are also nearby. The park is an easy 3 minute walk to the beach and harbor. Expect to hear the barking of seals! We were assigned two spots (B11 and B12) so we'd have a place to park our truck. I don't know if this is standard practice or just a courtesy during the off-season (early October). Spots were long enough that I had room to open the rear ramp on my toy hauler to pull out a motorcycle. Wi-Fi was reliable enough to stream video and we watched a number of TV shows on our computer without much issue. It would slow down during the early evening. We assume we were very close to an antenna being 50' away from the offices. There are a handful of permanent residents who were pleasant. The only thing we didn't like here was a recurring tone that goes off every 8 seconds that we assume is for ship navigation. Its volume varied but for the most part was audible every day during our 5 nights. Price was great, $28/night and weekly rates are $140. Very good for the location and amenities.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Park is very new (2007) and grounds and facilities reflect their young age. Very friendly service from the park hosts. Spots are large and easy to park in. If you can't park here, you shouldn't be driving an RV. Has full hookups with multiple options for sewer hoses at each site. Fire rings for everyone and plenty of space for an awning or slide-out. Paved roads and sites. Most, but not all, sites have picnic tables. Bathrooms and showers are very clean, but there are only 2 showers for this 49 space park. We were here in early October and one shower was locked and appears to not have been open for some time, so there was only one available shower. Only one light was operating in the park so bring a flashlight if you're out after dark. Only one toilet in the men's and women's bathrooms which are in a separate building from the showers. Internet disconnects you every 2-3 minutes, then waits about 20 seconds before you can sign back on. We found the lack of facilities and poor internet frustrating for a park going for $38.50/night.