Site was dirt and needed some leveling. Picnic table, some shade, fire pits. No TV, Wi-Fi was not working. Restrooms & showers were old and needed upgrading. Quiet at night. Working cattle ranch around RV Park. Hat Creek Radio Observatory on Doty Road is open to visitors 9 to 3 Mon - Fri, self-guided tour is informative. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a good distance from the highway, so it is quiet, but the long gravel road to access the park is quite dusty. There are also lots of flies, but consider that it is in the middle of a working cattle ranch. Some sites are spacious and easy to connect to hookups. Others are awkwardly perched on a hump. The common areas are planted with nice flowers, and there are many grassy areas including a play area and swim beach. The ground is riddled with squirrel/gopher holes, and there are many lava rocks, so watch your step. The bath/shower rooms are in need of repair. The ladies' room had mirrors that were cracked and taped, peeling paint in the showers, and rusting fixtures. The roof also was rotting, and the windows covered in dusty cobwebs. The fire rings are crumbling. This park needs some repair, but the location is nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is next to Hat Creek with some excellent fishing. Clean showers and restrooms. Also, Burney Falls is a beautiful place to visit 15 miles north on highway 89. Many lava tubes with in 10 miles. There is a general store on site where you can purchase a fishing license bait and tackle. Also a small lake with swimming and fishing on site. Great place to camp with a friendly staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The price is with a Good Sam discount. Destination campground, dark and quiet at night. A 1/4 mile gravel road entrance. Use this location on your GPS: 17855 Doty Road, Hat Creek, the other is the mailing address. The full hookup sites are on dirt, the Electric & Water sites are on grass. Our site was close to level, with a picnic table and fire pit. Lots of trees. Showers and restrooms are old but clean. They have a fish pond, $8 for 5 fish if you can catch them. An area of the fish pond is roped off for swimming, but the water didn't look inviting. I didn't see a kids playground, just a horseshoe pit. Free Wi-Fi through TengoInternet (slow), no cable or antenna TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Place is clean and quiet. Very dusty, and the sites are close together. This is out in the middle of nowhere with no cell service. Hook-ups are at the back, making it inconvenient. Would probably not camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here many times. Owner and managers are very nice. Access roads has never been a problem. Beautiful relaxing campground with all the amenities we need, including Wi-Fi. Hoping the year there will be cell phone service since Livermore Labs has closed their space listening site which blocked all service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were good size. On-site trout pond was well stocked, and my son had a great time catching them. Proximity to a lot of great fishing. Burney Falls, Subway Cave and Lassen National Park made this an ideal location for a long weekend stay. Look forward to going back soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a 40' 4 slide motor home using our Good Sam discount. Personnel were very nice and helpful. The road going into the campground was dusty but pretty smooth. This is a treed campground with dirt, fire pit and table. It does have a swimming area. This is on a working cattle ranch. We would probably check out another campground in the area, is we were passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A decent park for a quick stop. The access road leading in and out is very narrow. I'm not sure how it would work if two motorhomes with dinghys happened to be coming and going at the same time. I'm glad we didn't have to find out. Not many sites have sewer connections. I doubt we would stay here in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great little family park! It is older and not squeaky clean but it is spacious, the staff is very friendly and accommodating and the WiFi out in the middle of nowhere was superb. There is no swimming pool but the streamside swimming area was a hit with the kids. If the restrooms and showers were a bit more up to date, this park would receive a "10" in my evaluation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location for easy access to Mt. Lassen, Burney Falls, and Subway Cave. Stocked pond was great, my four year old landed a couple nice trout in just a few minutes. Our site was very spacious. Showers were clean. I would recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've camped here over the last 30-years in tents and now in our travel trailer. The owners of the park and its employees are local folks who are genuinely friendly and hard working individuals! I can't recommend this park enough. Many grass sites, full hookups, clean and quiet most of the time, swimming beach, lots of shade, small store, lots of things to do for the kids (playground) and adults, fishing at their private pond, all sorts of recreation in this picturesque area including hang gliding and R/C slope soaring on nearby Hat Creek Rim, hiking, biking, boating, golf, and sightseeing that includes views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen. A side trip up to the Forest Service Lookout at nearby Burney Mountain (a 20-mile drive from the park to the top of this 7,800 foot peak) will give you a 360 degree panoramic view of the world that few ever see (this is a 2-wheel drive dirt road but good ground clearance is advised). Hereford Ranch is a working cattle ranch so on rare occasions you get to observe cowboys (and cowgirls) working the cattle. Our kids went from toddlers to adulthood here and we've always felt the area was safe and secure (we never just let them run free throughout the park) and have never experienced vandalism or loss of property. Major summer holidays the RV Park fills so advanced reservations are advised. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located in a beautiful ranch setting. Great owners & manager. Off highway. Stocked pond, Keep fish, 5 per day. Price went up from $7 to $10 a day. Kids under 12 should be cheaper, perhaps one fish limit. Close to attractions, subway caves, Mt. Lassen, Burney Falls, Fish Hatchery. Great for a week's vacation with kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. From what I could tell, the tent sites were apart from the rv sites. Very friendly CG Mngr. He went out of his way to find a grill for us to use during our stay so that we could cook our dinner meals in the fire pit. The campground has a lake for fishing which lets you keep the fish and includes a cleaning station. Also has an area roped off for family swimming that is not too deep. Has a play area for the kids that includes a swing set. Nice grassy sites with plenty of shade offer lots of room for those with multiple slides. Very nice place and will definitely go back every year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Very nice spot, very nice people. More than a half mile off Highway 89, very quiet. Nice tall trees for shade, pond for fishing, very nicely maintained grounds and roads. We'll definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have stayed at this park a number of times over the years most recently in July. It's near Hat Creek, nice sites and close to the area I like to fish and hike. I noticed in the last comment about the recent fire and the owners leaving.. I called up to see if the RV park is still there and was informed it was. However the park owner lost her home in the fire along with her neighbors homes and business. I hope you post this as an explanation of why they may have left so fast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park has had little maintenance since we looked at it a year ago. Planned to stay with a group for six days. Staff a bit unfriendly to customers. Fire caused the park to close in the middle of our stay. Rather than deal with irate RV'ers about a refund, they locked up and left. They abandoned their customers to the threat of an approaching forest fire. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Water pressure in this park is almost nonexistent. On top of that they water the grass during the morning when normal folks would like to take a shower, further depleting the water pressure. There is hardly enough pressure to flush to the toilet. The free WIFI is a 2 hour coupon per day on Tengointernet. The internet service is incredibly slow, and two hours from the first time you sign in you are kicked off for the day unless you PURCHASE more time. Regardless of whether you purchase more time, you are limited to 160mb per 48 hour time span. After 60% of that 160 is used your speed is decreased to dial-up speeds. Buy the way, it isn't the park's fault, however there is NO cell service from any carrier within 8.5 miles of this place. This is a great place to go if you like to be dirty and don't want any contact with the outside world. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Rustic without being a dump. No cell service. Wi-Fi is through Tengo and is $2 a day. Easy to maneuver and we have a 40ft RV. We stayed in a long pull through site that was pretty much level. Fuel is about 15 miles away in Old Station. I like this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a back-in space near the front. The sites are mostly level everywhere. Most sites are back in, but there are a few pull through sites. We were very happy with our one week stay. If you have satellite, there are places where there are no trees blocking. As mentioned, there is no cell coverage here. Drive north 22 miles to the town of Burney and there is service. I like that all the roads are paved at this place and there are grassy areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When leaving we had to pull forward to site # 56B to dump, we got put into site 56A going the wrong direction. Friendly staff, cafe is pricey. No cell phone coverage unless you drive back toward Susanville and get higher. Nice atmosphere in the park like all high California forest setting. Close to Mt Lassen NP. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rancheria RV Park campground is surrounded by trees. A very scenic campground but somewhat isolated. Because of its location there is no cell phone reception and the two pay phone booths onsite do not accept coin for making long distance calls. Little restaurant onsite serves very good food and the dessert pies are homemade. WiFi is free for two hours a day and very, very slow. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a nice pull through with grass all around and it was quiet, clean and a nice base to explore the Lassen, Shasta, Burney Falls area. Also, the temperature was much cooler than Redding and the surrounding area. Restrooms/showers/laundry were clean and well stocked. They have a nice restaurant in the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came here so we could visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. However, there was a forest fire there so we couldn't go. It has been very smokey here & caused us a lot of allergy problems. We had reserved for a week & when I asked about leaving early I was told no refunds, only a credit for future use. We won't be back again so that didn't work for us. Since we're full timers, we don't have the option to just go home & we didn't want to lose our money. I can understand a no refund policy, but I think in this case they should rethink that because it's not really a healthy situation. There is no cell or mifi service for Verizon users. I heard some people were able to get AT &T if they stood in the right spot. They give you 2 hours of free wifi & it's very slow. Since you can't use your own internet, I don't think they should give you a limit. We used our own satellite, but I heard there were limited channels for the cable they provided. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but I heard it was good. They have a small grocery store & there is a Safeway about 20 miles away. It is expensive there. Overall the park was clean. By Monday morning the trash cans were overflowing & smelled really bad. They didn't get pickup til Tuesday, so they do need more trash cans. There is a small lake, but it's really nothing but a green slime water hole with a few ducks & a lot of cattails. Some sites have trees & some are in the open. Don't take sites 26-39A because they border the busy highway & are very noisy. The laundry is cheap & pretty good. The staff all seemed friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff at check in. Site was reasonably level with table and fire ring. The grass needs some attention and mowing but the overall ambiance is nice. Lots of trees to provide shade. The cell phone service is bad if you have Verizon. I was unable to get any signal. The small restaurant has a nice menu and the "chile verde rice bowl" was great. The small lake is catch and release. A nice place to stay if you are going to Lassen National Park or Burney Falls. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park in a pretty setting. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Food is good in little cafe. Sites were decent size and trees were mature. A little weed whacking is in order, but tolerable. Laundry is cheap and efficient. Not close to anything so stock up first. The sound of crickets and frogs at night lull you to sleep. Would stay here again. Best sites are on the far side of the pond. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only park in the area that is open in winter. Friendly staff. Convenient for Lassen National Park and Subway Lava Cave. Sites were a little muddy, needed more gravel. Wi-Fi worked fine, but free access limited to 2 hours a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this park as a base for exploring Lassen Volcanic NP and the surrounding area. This park was adequate, but the owners and staff could give more attention to details and customer service. For example, when we pulled in and registered we were simply assigned a spot. The lady at the desk never asked if we'd like a spot along the "lake" even though some were available. I only discovered them after we were all set up and I went for a walk. Our site's fire pit was full of cigarette butts and trash and stayed that way for the entire three days of our stay and I noticed the same situation in other empty sites. The showers in the restroom were clean and spacious, but in the one I used the light was not working and the hook for hanging up your clothes was broken. These are simple things to fix and really add to a park's good impression in my opinion. As other reviewers have mentioned, the Wi-Fi arrangement is weird. We were given two coupons that got us a total of 4 hours connection for free, then we had to purchase more time for $2 a day, but like someone else said, you are limited to a certain amount of data transmission each 48 hours and I quickly neared my maximum, at which time my connection speed slowed to a crawl. You'd probably be OK if all you do is check e-mail, but if you want to upload photos to a photo sharing site for instance, you will quickly reach your maximum allotted data amount. I've never encountered this sort of Wi-Fi arrangement before in all our travels. All in all, this was an OK spot to stay for a few days, but we will probably check out the other park in the area if we pass this way again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly, efficient check in. I had one of many long back-in sites next to the lake. Store and restaurant on site. Didn't use the Wi-Fi so no comments about it. I have no complaints and didn't notice any deficiencies so there is no reason to downgrade from 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with large sites and plenty of elbow room. Liked the restaurant on grounds in this rural area. Pond was very scenic with lots of ducks, frogs, etc. Used the free Wi-Fi for 2 hours per day and worked great. We liked the no cell phone receptions to allow for a more relaxing weekend. Fishing and sight seeing in area was wonderful. I will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Not very full when we were there as it was the start of summer and mid-week. Restrooms and showers were clean. Nice hikes in the forest nearby. Never noticed the trucks going by on Highway 89. Staff was very helpful. On-site restaurant was average. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our site was okay except for the three adjacent sites that had what appeared to be permanent residents using them. We never saw anyone here, but they were very cluttered with "stuff" even though the rules state nothing is to be left out around or under the rigs. Fire rings were a mess as they were being used as trash disposal. The office staff was borderline rude. Went to the store to buy milk. Never was greeted or told how much I owed, had to read the register as the clerk was in a conversation with another employee. Was not acknowledged through the whole transaction. Will not use this facility again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A few strange things occurred with this campground. You cannot reserve this campground on line, only by phone. I called them and we reserved 3 nights in a 50 amp site. We received confirmation to my email but for 4 nights instead of three, with the rate indicated to my credit card. We figured we were in no hurry so decided 4 nights was fine and let it go without re-contacting them to ask them to correct their error. We arrived and the counter clerk said we were quoted too low of a rate, and it would be an additional $4 per night for the 50 amp space, even though we had email confirmation at the lower rate. No appology, and "attitude" on full display by the counter clerk. We agreed to pay the additional $4 per night rather than move on late in the day. We were then asked if we wanted to pay for WiFi. The campgrounds website clearly says free WiFi. Free WiFi at this campground apparently means one connect per day with a code, with a max time of 2 hours. 2 minutes or 2 hours once logged on, one "free" time per day. Or so-called unlimited access for $2 per day. Except all connections, "free", or "unlimited" is data restricted. You can use 96 megabytes per 48 hours, then you are slowed to dial up speed. After 160 megabytes in 48 hours, you are kicked out of the system for 48 hours. First time I have EVER seen this plan, and "free" is an outright fabrication in my opinion. The campground is fine, but a bit close together for some sites which included ours. Good water pressure, good electric. Zero Verizon cell or air card access, even with roof antenna and amp. I detest nickel and dime charges that are not disclosed in advance. I detest attitudes by personnel who are collecting our funds in return for service. I detest mis-representations like "free WiFi". We will never, ever, stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At first impression, I almost gave it a 10! Our site was backed up to the lake, and our particular site allowed about 50' on either side before the next site! However, most sites, while with adequate spacing, aren't that generous. Few pull through sites, but well designed and angled sites, with wide streets make backing fairly easy. WiFi was available cheap, but not free. WiFi worked poor to lousy in our site: had to be outside to get a signal most of the time. Deposit for restroom keys was a pain: get a combo lock like most other campgrounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A perfect place to stay and explore the beautiful area. Our campsite was right on the edge of a beautiful little lake with catch and release huge trout. The park is spotless and the staff make you feel like family. There is access to Burney Falls Park, Mt Lassen Park and several fishing streams within a few minutes drive of this place. The food at the Cookhouse Restaurant there is excellent. We plan to return next year and stay longer just to enjoy the RV Park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here one night as a stopover when traveling from the Oregon Coast to the Lake Tahoe area. This park is in a wooded area with a pond in the middle. We let the kids fish in the pond after obtaining a free fishing permit from the office. (Live bait and barbed hooks are not allowed, however.) There is plenty of room to maneuver big rigs; we had a pull-through site. There is mostly dirt and sand around us; almost no grass which made things messy with kids. We normally use restrooms and showers at parks; however, this one required a key (with deposit) to access. Since we were planning to leave in the morning before the office opened (at 9 am), we decided to forgo the key and not use the restrooms. WiFi was okay, but only allowed 4 hours before getting kicked off until 8 hours passed. We are not sure why they operate it this way? There is good food at the restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the grass area across from the store which was nicer than the dirt areas next to their lake. Very nice folks. You have to leave a deposit to get a restroom/shower key but then you can't return it before 9:00 in the morning to get your deposit back. Made for a frustrating departure time. Would have been nice if they explained it up front. Restaurant was out of most menu items we wanted. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a nice grassy site that wasn't on the lake. People that worked there were friendly and the meals in the restaurant were very good. It would have been nice if the store & restaurant would have opened before 9:00 A.M. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in site 56A which faced the cabins. Site was large with table and fire pit. Staff and personnel were very friendly and helpful. Restaurant was very good and fairly priced. WI-FI was OK. We did not have any cell service from Verizon. Telephone booths are available for credit card use. We'd probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped here the last four years in a 38 foot motorhome, with slides. No problem with access road, or dirt. Best hidden secret in Northern California as far as I am concerned. Wonderful staff, and clean campground/RV Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The camp sites are large and shaded. Many pull-throughs. The park borders a forest so there is a lot of wildlife. The park also has a small lake, nice store and helpful staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Quaint little lake with hook and release fishing. Close to Hat Creek for great fishing. Convenient registration and clean semi-level grounds. Great store and out-door barbeque grill. Night personnel very friendly and accommodating. Upon making reservations we asked for a lake side site and paid for a lake side site. I was given a few different sites that had the lake view bur upon arrival we were put in the spot recommended and the view was completely blocked by tall thicket, thus therefore no view. We were disappointed and asked the next day to move to a site that had a view and that was open. We were told they were completely full. That night, the campground was not full at all. So being lied to was quite disheartening and very much a let down. This is a great campground but I would check it out for sites prior to taking their recommendations and watch for those lies. We will return in the future but with site knowledge this time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The lake was a pond, small and sad. Half of the sites were very close to the highway with big trucks going by at all hours. There were no patrols at night, and when contacted about unruly guests, the managers declined to enforce the quiet time. Most of the people there were nice retired people with their dogs, very quiet. However, we found the park so small that when two groups got very loud and disrespectful, it really affected our trip. Both the RV and camping sites were small, there was not much privacy which probably enhanced the noise problem. The bathrooms were clean and nice, the shower house was lovely with hot water. However, we will not be returning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The "lake" was more of a pond, but still scenic. The sites had a cable TV outlet but no working cable. Everything else worked fine. We didn't check out the bath house but thought the park was nice. It's more camping than rving. There was road noise on side of park closer to highway. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Park. We are 65 feet long, plenty of room. Sites along road may have some highway noise, but we were farther back in the park. Well stocked store, reasonable rates. We stayed a week, and will stay again. Several shady sites available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had FHU site #41 which was level dirt/gravel with some shade, next to the laundry room; laundry was clean and well maintained. Our site was not on the pond but we were treated to a chorus of frogs every evening. The park roads were easy to navigate; we have a 30 ft class A. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful and we liked the wooded, natural quality of the park. Lassen Volcanic NP was a nice day trip although much of the park was still closed for the season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the park staff to be unfriendly/rude. We had prepaid cash for one full week, had an emergency with our pets and had to leave after 4 days, not a penny of refund! We had quite a bit of road noise Will not be going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a site around the pond, which was entertaining, to watch the ducks during the day, and the bats at sunset. We didn't like the fact that we had to move our rig for the last day, because someone else was coming, but they never showed. Only a few of the sites are shady, most are in full sun. The restrooms were never cleaned in 4 nights we stayed here. The men's restroom had somethine that looked like human waste on the stall wall, and there were numerous cobwebs and other insect debris on the floors. The laundry room was very nice, and the store well stocked. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice clean park. Owners are friendly and will do what they can to accommodate their visitors. Restaurant open Thursday-Sunday. Park has a large lake for fishing, float tubes, etc. Laundry is clean and so are the restrooms and showers. Recommend this highly. Park borders the national forest for hikers, dogs, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've been here twice, the last time was for Thanksgiving. It is a nice small park, close to Highway 89 but the noise is not disturbing as there is not much traffic at night. The pond is small and is for catch and release fishing but nice to look at and fun for kids. There are not a lot of facilities for kids but plenty of trails through BLM land to the back of the property. Close to Hat Creek for trout fishing, to Burney Falls, Lassen Park, plus the towns of Burney and Fall River Mills. The park is open year round but it can be cold and snow bound in the winter, summers are pleasant temperatures with cool nights (yes, we used to live in the area but, no, I don't work for the park). The staff is friendly the store was well stocked for a small park store, and the cafe serves good food. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.