Nice Elks. Need to be a member. We stayed in the full hook-up section. Watch the water pressure! Pretty high. Some road noise from the nearby 101, but not bad at night. Good location to explore the area in between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. Found some fun wine tasting in the Foxen Canyon area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Elks Members Only. Two lots, one with 12 sites with water and electric . Another with 14 sites with full hookups. Office staff extremely helpful. Reservation possible. Very active lodge, Friday night "cook your own" special. Very popular. Meals most nights. Pet friendly. Strong Cable TV, WI-FI spotty in lots, Strong inside Elks. Working on outside antenna. Probably best run Elks Park we have stayed in. Close to Freeway, Wine Country, Pismo Beach, Solvang, Avila Beach. Will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best Elks RV campgrounds we've ever stayed in. Great food on 'special nights', had a car show while we were there, friendly bar. Level sites, great place to 'walk the dog'. Close to all amenities in town (toad driving close) and close to LOTS of wine tasting places throughout the area. Would DEFINITELY stay here again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites available for the type of camping you want. Dry, W&E only w/dump on site, or full hookup. Be aware the trees in the FH area may block satellite TV reception. Busy with most FH spots taken during Thanksgiving week. Plenty of open spots both before and after. Groceries, fuel, movie theater, Costco, within a couple miles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an Elks Members only campground. The 13 FHU sites are level with the utilities in a location near the rear of the sites. Wi-Fi was spotty depending on other units blocking the signal. The club is large with a full bar. We plan to return next year. We were here for 8 days. Our neighbors were all very nice people since they all were Elks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For Elks members only. We stayed in the full hookup area. 13 FHU sites are available and reservations are suggested with Visa or MC. 60 channels of cable TV. Tall shade trees on the sites on the south side and large grass park on all sides. The electric and water only sites are closer to the lodge and in the western part of the parking lot. These sites are back in and on blacktop. The lodge is visible from highway 101 and the access is easy. The lodge is friendly and well equipped and maintained. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground for an Elks Lodge, with easy access from Hwy 101 and two areas for camping. Rates have been raised and are now $25 & $20. Verizon cell phone and air card work very well here as does a satellite TV. The lodge is modern, clean and in accordance with California Law, does not allow smoking. The bar is huge with two friendly bartenders and serves an excellent dinner on Mondays and Fridays in the dining room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice facility. Easy freeway access and in a safe well lite area. There was some freeway noise, but given the cost it was well worth it. Got in about 11 PM, and left at 8 AM. Nobody was there for me to pay so I gave the $10 fee to another camper and asked them to pay. I assumed the fee was $10 as that is what was posted on the sign next to the power outlet. I stayed on the side that only offered power and water. If you need an over-night this is a great place. I am not an Elks member, but I had called to make reservations, and was told none were needed, as the lot was empty and I was to pay at the bar in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is new park (March 1,2007). Very nice layout and friendly staff. We were the first RV to use it. Park is not patrolled and is operated on the honor system. Just pull in and park. Register whenever you want and pay the fee (donation, actually). If you don't pay, they won't chase you down. Must be an Elks member or be sponsored by a local member to stay. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Clean and taken care of. Had other nice campers all around. Experience was very pleasurable and fantastic weather. Decent sized spaces. Problem with a few trees not being trimmed back good enough for large rigs though. Another problem we had was with the sewage drain. The pipe was above ground about 12-18" and made it VERY difficult to drain tanks. It took both of us to empty and probably about an hour to empty all three tanks. When we arrived, the office was closed, however; there was a lighted board with our name (incorrectly spelled) and the space number. That's it. No other information. No welcome (except by Jackson, the resident park greeter kitty). The office/store did not open until the day we left on the morning of the 7th! We were not sent a confirmation e-mail. We hoped that we had a spot. We had to bother other campers for the Wi-Fi information. Otherwise, we would not have had Internet the whole time there. The "store" has SO much potential. The shelves are bare. The pool was sparkling, but the hot tub looked like it was all moldy even though there had been some people using it. Perhaps it just needs refinishing. Close to the freeway (101) and an amusement park, but it wasn't too noisy. There are some long term residents and some that must always live there by the looks of all the junk around their "home". Overall, though, our experience was very nice and we definitely want to go back. We are hoping that the lack of attention was due to a holiday weekend and not the situation normal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from Hwy 101. Older park. Many long term tenants. There are pull through slots but it did not accommodate our in a 33' RV and truck. Sites are dirt/grass. We stayed in #24 and it was pretty level. I poked my head in to see that the restrooms were dated but clean. Pool was not open. Hot tub was open, but we did not use it. The water appeared clear, but I couldn't tell if the tiles were dirty or just old. I could hear traffic noise inside our rig, but it was not enough to keep me awake. Most of the people we talked with were friendly, and the grounds were clean. Okay for overnight, but I would not stay here more than that just because of the traffic noise. DirecTV dish and Mi-Fi were great. Price reflects a Good Sam discount, but I had to ask for it. It wasn't offered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This seems to be the only RV park around the Santa Maria area. Old and worn facilities; restroom/ shower building need cleaning. New electrical boxes at each site. Office closed when we arrived at 5:15; note on chalkboard confirmed our reservation but no other info provided nor obtainable -- for example, the code for restroom access -- until the office reopened at 9 AM. Adjacent to freeway. Lots of seedy long timers . Couldn't get Wi-Fi to work. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place. I hear its now under new management. This is how parks should be: all RVs and no homes. Amusement park next door yet silent, silent. Big trees, big rigs. Pool, store, ATM, dog walking area, huge!!!! Come here but don't tell anyone our secret. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here one night. Was set up and the police showed up as a trailer was broken into. A lot of extended stay sites. Freeway noise was a little loud. Office closes early, night check in was easy with an OK site available. Would not stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The better park available in the area. Shade, hookups, pool, Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms need attention. New ownership, last month, who are definitely trying to improve. A few long term residents remaining. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the only public campground in Santa Maria. Sites were large, the office has rather strange hours and when closed no information is posted about finding a site. Not the best part of town. That said, we had a good stay. Everything worked properly and nice pine trees all over. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It gets a 8 because of its proximity to the freeway and the friendliness of the staff. We came in a little late and was greeted by a very nice man who assisted us to our site. It is a perfect location for an over night. I'm not sure I'd spend a lot of time at this park. If you have kids Boomers is right next door - we did not get any noise from Boomers though. Perfect. A good nights rest and we were back on the road. They give a Good Sam and AAA discount too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is an older park. There are lots of trees and nice shade, but dirt spots. It would be a mess if were raining. Sites are wide. The Asphalt drive is VERY bumpy. You must go very slow or you will damage something or shake something loose. Good for one night but I wouldn't stay for a long period. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice for a short trip. It is the only RV park in town unless you are an Elk. Next to a minature golf arcade so good for the kids. Pool was clean looking but too cold to swim. Many pull thurs and easy to get in and out. No one there to check you in. Just park and leave your payment at the window. No credit cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this is an older campground, we found it acceptable and convenient to many activities and towns. Spaces were large enough for our 37' motor home with slide and our vehicle. It was quiet and the pool and spa seemed clean. Cost for unsecured internet access was more than expected at $20 a week, more than we pay per month at home. Most of the "speed bumps" mentioned in one previous review were actually huge tree roots lifting up the blacktop roads. This is a major flaw at this campground, however, if they fixed the road, they would have to remove most of the lovely trees, hence remove much of the shade that is provided. The people we met here, workers and campers, were friendly and pleasant. We would stay here again. They do give a Good Sam Club discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Santa Maria Pines is nice as a home base for a night or three. It’s convenient to town, the highway and lots of nearby activities. Not much to brag or complain about except maybe the huge speed bumps in the driveway. Go Kart track next door closed at a reasonable hour so noise was not a problem. Caretaker was friendly. A couple of the seasonal neighbors were not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place was great! We have stayed at some horrible places in the past few months. Santa Maria Pines was a nice, well kept park. Next to the freeway, there was some traffic noise and some family fun park noise. Nothing offensive. The lady was very pleasant and friendly. Thank you! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pleasant Park, nice if you have a particular reason to be near town. The pool and jacuzzi were NOT working when we visited. Quite a few permanent residences. WIFI access was excellent, and, fairly reasonable at $20 for the week. Boomers's arcade next door could be noisy if you have the wrong spot. Near wineries, on N. side of town though. Good SAM and AAA discount brought down cost by 10% We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little park. Convenient location. Would come back again. Next door to a miniature golf course for the kids. Could be a little cheaper, that's why it's getting an 8. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sounds like the person making the previous entry had a bad experience. We stayed there in May of 2003 in our 31 foot MH. Although the park is fairly old, we found it was fairly well maintained, the staff was pleasant and accommoding and the noise from the next door family fun center and highway were certainly tolerable. Our site was right adjacent to the fun center. We travel with a very large English Mastiff and were initially told they did not allow large breeds due to a bad past experience. The office clerk called the owner who came to the office and after assuring her our big doggy was mellow and well behaved, she relented and allowed us to stay without an extra charge. She was very pleasant about the whole thing. We will definitely stay there again when and if we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The Santa Maria Pines RV Park is located right next to the Camelot Family Fun Center. As
such the noise levels are borderline abusive at times. The "park" is off Highway 101 at the Broadway Exit of highway 101 and often the noise of the highway is also heard at the park. Dogs are allowed, but a three-day limit and extra charge are applied and "they" make it very clear that "they" don't like dogs. We camped here in a Motorhome.