Not a bad option for Tehachapi with an RV. Small little county recreation park built adjacent to a reservoir. We were here in the winter, so pretty quiet, not sure how busy the day use areas are during the warmer months. Sites not very private, and not very level, but each had a table and fire ring. Restrooms had flush toilets, but pretty tired, a little dirty (not bad), in a concrete block building. Shower looked a little nasty, but does have running water, and I don't think you had to pay for it. Enjoyed the walk around the reservoir, and this park does give you lots of room to walk around and enjoy the foothills. Wished we had brought our dog; he would have enjoyed. Cost was nominal, and we got a senior rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice County Park - a hidden gem. Well-maintained dirt roads inside the park. Most sites are pull-through and relatively level. Flush toilets and showers are functional, but old and very worn. Very quiet and almost empty in off-season. Appears to be mostly day use by locals. Limited OTA TV signal, strong cell phone, and good 4G mobile broadband service. Fees (as of 12/04/12): Day use and fishing passes $5, tent camping/RV sites (dry camping sites with no hookups) $15, water and electric $20, full hookups $30. Dump station $5 (free for campers). Cute animal and fish wood carvings on signs throughout park. Dump station has full-size bear peaking out from behind outhouse door. Small reservoir has trout and catfish (limit 5 fish total per day). Easy, scenic walks around lake on top of dam and on interior park roads. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband loved this site the most as there were so few campers. We had a nice view of the lake and loved hiking the trails around the hills. For me, it was too quiet. The hosts were super friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did like this park. Nice hiking trails to the premium sites and lake that are open in the summer. A heads up. Our phone calls and e-mails were returned only after several days. We were here in December. We were lucky to get an end site and had a nice view of the hills. We don't tow another vehicle, so unlikely we'll return as other than the hike, not much more to see walking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What an RV park. We stayed in the 'Behind the Gate' section and were pleasantly surprised. Quiet and serene don't begin to describe this area. The lakes were wonderful and the bath houses were clean. Thanks for a great time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is a good distance off of 58, but worth it to get higher elevation (cooler) and a quiet location. We arrived just before dark, self registered, and had a good night's rest. It is a very basic park. There is no working cable, no restrooms, few picnic tables, and no fire rings. It appeared to mostly be long term residents. Be warned that they ask for $4 per person extra beyond two people. That alone can jack the reasonable overnight price to unreasonable depending on the size of your party. Their website didn't mention this charge and even defines an RV Unit as including four persons. Four is reasonable to me, two isn't. And since there are no restrooms/showers, there isn't really any different impact whether there are 2, 4, or 6 people in a unit. Other than that, it was a decent overnight spot if you don't want cable, a table, a campfire and are fully self contained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are a bit close. The lakes are now dried up and the spacious sites "behind the gate" are closed. We loved this place. It's great for dogs and scenic hiking. It is very quiet and secure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not camp "behind the gate", in fact it was not mentioned as an option. This is a beautiful setting with lots of room to hike and explore. The site we were in was quite narrow but luckily we only had one neighbor. It is QUITE a distance from the highway and way up the hill but gives you a break from the heat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lots of room "behind the gate." Very rural including a flock of sheep which were herded through the site. We were visited by "Milo", the very large white dog from the nearby convent. Peaceful and quiet. Not busy, even during peak season. Room for at least 2 RVs at each site. Two lakes stocked with fish. A great getaway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Terrific spot. Beautiful scenery. Owners were very helpful in accommodating us with a last minute reservation. We stayed in the full hookup section which had good facilities. Nice views. Next time we might go for the private sites "behind the gate". Nice hiking area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in 'behind the gate' part of park that is only open Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are two ponds and Bass, Blue Gill and Catfish in both. Each one of the campsites can easily accommodate 2-4 rigs. Fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Can't rate this park any higher as the roads are dirt and gravel. Sites are level and all have a beautiful view. Not a fancy mega-resort, just a great place to go back to, time after time. One of our 2 favorites! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped at the Premium spaces through the locked gate and up the hill. These are almost group sites, will easily accommodate 2-6 RVs depending on size. Two very nice ponds and a cow that wanders through eating the lush green grass. The owners are making improvements and we will definitely be back. The lower portion is almost full with a very nice group of temp employees from the surrounding area, not the usual extended you may find. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved our stay here. We stayed in a premium site behind the gates and easily fit 4 trailers on sites 2 and 3 to form a group camp. It was waterfront and everyone caught fish. There are huge catfish, trout, bass and bluegill. It is definitely isolated and you feel like you are getting away from it all. We'll be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campgrond for getting away. The full hookup sites are pretty close together, but the premium sites are definitely worth the extra money. The premiun sites do not have sewer, and most have 30AMP electric and water. There is a dump station near the restrooms by the lake. The bathrooms could be a little cleaner, but this is a husband and wife run campground. This is the only reason the are not a 10. The lakes are catch and release with lots of catfish. Most of the lake sites can accommodate more than one rig, great for group camping. Large groups can rent the whole Lake area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The perfect place for an overnight stay, but not more. Our rate was for a W/E pull-through site with a discount for Escapees. Wi-Fi is available for 10$/day. We caught the signal from Loves with our antenna booster instead. Level sites, quiet at night except for some occasional distant train noise. Nices views to the mountains. Some shrubs and small trees between the sites. About 5 miles to drive for groceries. We would stay again when travelling in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our third stay at Mountain Valley in Tehachapi. It is always clean and peaceful. While there are not sewer hook-ups, there is a dump station. The trees are nice and it is a nice place to walk around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet park in a very pastoral setting, friendly staff. The sites are gravel between trees, the trees need a little pruning. Lots of birds in the area and deer in the airport area behind the park. The airport is really not a problem. AT&T worked well. Power is good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pleasant little campground for those who value peace and quiet over TV and WiFi. It is in a country setting, on the outskirts of the little town, adjacent to a glider landing strip. The town seems clean and decent. Staff were friendly and helpful. There does not appear to be anyone on site overnight, but nothing about the place made us feel insecure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A delightful find. This quaint little park occupies a quiet and peaceful spot between an apple orchard and a glider airport in the foothills near Tehachapi. Just a few minutes from Hwy 58, yet far superior to the crowded trailer parks available in Mojave or downtown Tehachapi. No cable TV or sewer at sites. Evergreen trees between sites provide privacy and some shelter from the constant breeze. Pulled in for an overnight and stayed 3 days. Hated to leave. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is several miles from California 58 but by following the signs easily found. Not very active this time of the year though I was pleasantly greeted by two women in the office even though it was about 5:30 pm when I arrived. Apparently Internet connection is available by subscribing though I did not try to make a connection. No cable TV and the 2 TV stations were about non-existent. Water and electrical at site and dump station near the office. I have not rated higher because of no Wi-Fi and cable TV. Quiet and a good place to hook-up after a long day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a bad place: it could use some water and clean up. There was only one grassy place to take the dogs. True review about the foxtails. It was neat to see the planes and gliders taking off. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
A very basic and quiet park. Sites are large, gravel paved, mostly level with trees separating the sites (the trees somewhat dampen the Tehachapi winds). The park is pet friendly with a large dirt/native grass field adjacent to the park and several adjoining rural roads for pet walking. However, the park grass and surrounding fields were full of foxtails which required a good check of our dogs ears and coats to remove them after each walk. The adjacent glider airport does have a small cafe. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great quiet park. No sewer hookups, just water and electric. Clean park with tall shade trees. Nice place to stay. Park is next to runway of a glider airport. Excellent place to stay if you have a glider. The only sounds we heard were from a few take-offs in the morning and the wind. Definitely will stay here in the future. The eight rating is because there is no sewer hookup for longer stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great limited service RV park that is off the beaten path a little. Basic RV needs are available and the park is quiet and well maintained. Yes it's beside the glider airport runway, but that idi not really affect the general peacefullness of this RV park. We would definitely stay here again when visiting this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This delightful, tree-lined park is just east of Tehachapi, about ¼-mile off Highway 58. The spaces are reasonably wide, there’s water and 30-amp electrical. The rest rooms and showers are spotless. The park has a dump station at the entrance. The scenery is pretty and there’s a nearby glider airport. Wi-Fi is available but at $10 a day. No cable TV, although TV reception from Bakersfield is adequate. We camped here three days. The rates are low, and they offer several discounts (including Good Sam, although the park isn't listed in the director). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here not as a stop over, but to try out the gliding opportunities at the airport. For as little as $85 you can get a 15-20 minute ride in a training glider. We chose the 30 minute flight in a high performance glider. We had a great time and would highly recommend you try them out. MVRP is a bit off of Hyw 58, but the nights we were there, they had quite a few stop over RV'ers. It is pretty quiet and the park has great mountain views from the back sites. We stayed in site 27. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This little RV park is clean and situated in a lovely setting adjacent to a small, country airport. I've read that it's used mostly for gliders, but I saw no planes land or take off while I was there. WiFi is offered, but at the outrageous rate of $11 per day. Great scenery in a quiet setting, but the lack of free WiFi, cable and sewer detracted from my overall experience and caused me to rate them only a 7. However, the rate was quite decent, so I'd recommend this place in spite of the aforementioned shortcomings if you're willing to part with amenities in exchange for a good deal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great setting, right near a very quiet airport that caters to the Glider pilots. Good access for Big Rigs. WiFi worked well. The park is a few decades old but, very well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is a couple of miles off the main highway, but very easy to find. Spaces are generous, park is well maintained, and the area is scenic and quiet. We stayed two nights to visit the famous Tehachapi loop on the railroad. Was very impressed by the town and surrounding area. Only complaint about the campground is the small number of washers and dryers in the laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our third visit to this park, as it is in a convenient, quiet location when crossing southern California. Nothing fancy, friendly staff, discounts for RV clubs, AAA, etc. The park is adjacent to a small airfield that specializes in glider flights; interesting to watch. The trees are getting a bit overgrown, so big rigs need to choose their sites carefully. Dump station available. The 4,000 ft. elevation of Tehachapi usually is considerably cooler than the surrounding areas - great in summer, maybe not so great in winter. With picnic tables, trees, and shade at each site, this is a very pleasant summer stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great for a quick stop over, not fancy. Bit of trouble accessing the WiFi, but did get it done. Water had air in line causing my water heater to "burp". Quiet and access is quick. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice, quiet spot with very friendly, helpful staff. Not much in the way of amenities, but
we weren't looking for any just for a quick overnight. Easy highway access for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This friendly, if not fancy, park is adjacent to the runway of a local airport with little traffic; and, across the road from an apple orchard, at 4000 foot elevation. They give 10% discount for Good Sam, AAA, and others. There are some transient workers living here. A very scenic area. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a dry-campers dream! If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful setting for a weekend in the mountains then this is the place for you. It was easy for us to find a place to park our 26' TT, but you'll need to set a few more blocks under your leveling jacks. This camp is about 4500' elevation and the sites are at different levels on the mountain. Big motorhomes and 5th wheels should stay closer to the entrance: site 60 and 61 are perfect for big rigs. There's plenty of hiking trails, pine trees and fresh air. Tehachapi tends to be 10-20 degrees cooler than the neighboring Mojave Desert and Central Valley, which makes this a great summer retreat. It's first some first serve, $14/night, and no hook-ups. So if you can deal with that, then you will have a great time! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.