13 RV Parks near Castaic, California
Jan 2017 - $45.00
Very friendly and helpful staff. Well stocked camp store. Donuts and coffee in the morning. Former KOA but that's not a negative. Buildings, grounds and sites are very well-maintained. Many long term residents but sites are their sites are neat and organized. Spaces fairly narrow but adequate. Picnic table, fire fing and artificial lawn at each site. Roads and sites paved. Absolutely need reservations - probably less than 8 sites available at the beginning of the day and often none by 6 pm. - R&P
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay. The bathrooms and showers were great, as they were recently upgraded, clean and large. However, they close the bathrooms at night and open them back up in the morning. (Not good for late night bathroom runs while our bathroom is being refurbished).
Most of the people were fulltimers living there, with what appeared to be only a handful of sites available for camping. Many of the sites looked 'ghetto', dirty, junky, and messy with broken umbrellas, old furniture and lots of junk laying around. I was a bit uncomfortable. There wasn't much to do besides swim. We tried going for a walk, but there wasn't anything to see or do (besides walking across the street to the ARCO gas station). The pictures on the website made it look much nicer than it really was. Castaic Lake was not in walking distance, however the freeway was.
The on-site store was good sized and well stocked with a variety of supplies and necessities. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Someone patrolled the grounds in a golf cart regularly.
There was no built in campfire ring or place to cook outdoors, but they did provide a portable fire ring and brought it to our site. The camp sites were very close together so there wasn't much room between us and the guy next door to enjoy our campfire and meals outside. - BarbaraD
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Good for overnight close to highway. Nice people in office. Looks like a lot of FT residences. Not for us. Looked somewhat rundown.
Lot spacing is nearby to very close. Site surface was gravel with sunny, open exposure and featured a picnic table. - Susie GR
May 2017 - $50.00
This will be our last stop at this park. They kick in their 'summer' rates in May, and have increased the price to what we consider unacceptable for this type of park. It is difficult to get into, there are HUGE number of speed bumps and the way they are place means that not only does your rig go up and down, but because they don't go clear across the road, only one set of wheels go up, so you get side-to-side shake that is VERY significant. They have added more speed bumps since we were here last year. We were placed way in the back (K-circle) which was to far away from laundry room to walk and carry laundry (didn't want to unhook the car) and also far away from the pool area. When we walked around we noticed that several of the closer pull throughs were open and were open when we left in the morning. - PugetSound
Jan 2017 - $45.00
We were at this park only overnight. Overnighters have long pull-throughs near the pools and rest rooms. The site was gravel with grass and a concrete patio and picnic table. It was a nice, reasonably private site. This is a large park with a lot of longer term visitors. The sites were all quite different. Most were pull-thought and had some privacy. Lots of trees and shrubs. In the center was complex with two large pools (one adults only) plus a hot tub and wading pool. Complex also had a good laundry facility and nice restrooms. Also a convenience store. Overall a nice park we would stay at again - thyde
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Friendly staff. Two swimming pools plus a Jacuzzi and a children's pool. Close to I-5. About 3 miles to Walmart and many other stores. Sites in the first two rows are pull-through. Not much maneuvering space. It took me three swings to get into the pull-through. Sites in the rear appear to be seasonal or permanent. - Paripatetic One
Sep 2009 - $28.00
Dry, dusty and empty. That was the campsite at the end of September 2009. No doubt this lake is very popular with boaters and is likely very busy in prime season. Our visit was a disappointment: the restrooms were gag-a-maggot dirty, the dust was overwhelming and there just wasn't much to be said in favor of the campground except it's location which is half way between the Hwy 101 and I-5 freeways between Ventura and Magic Mountain. This campground's not for us - we will not stay again. - Aloha Utah
Jun 2009 - $25.00
Very pleasant campground - we had space #25, mostly level. Fire ring & table at site. Shaded with olive trees (caution! Olives on ground!). This is park is adjacent to L.A. and attracts many families. Park has snack bar. Golf cart sells both ice and firewood. Very nice get away; enjoyable. Fishing & boat rentals at lake. Snack bar. - ms883
Apr 2017 - $35.00
We used this park as a base for visiting places in LA. For that purpose, it worked well. I wouldn't choose it as a destination. Sites were close and dusty, it was noisy on weekends, loud music, many children. My Verizon phone didn't work. Still, we'd likely go back if we wanted to visit LA again. - ghopgd
Mar 2017 - $34.00
As others wrote, very nice little county park at the end of a canyon, so, in general very quiet. Recommend the outer sites for privacy because sites on opposite sides of the "circle" are very close to each other. Camp host couple are very nice and not afraid to tell people to quiet down if necessary. Was disappointed that the park grounds are very small so there are no trails, etc. There is one strenuous 4 mile hike that starts about 2 miles down. Driving to Ronald Reagan Library took about 15 minutes. Paved sites long enough for our 35' motor home but had to park towed car on dirt beside motor home. - BandD
May 2016 - $33.00
This was our second stay at this park so we knew what to expect. Cannot walk the dogs in the day area part of the park so walked them on the side of the road. LOTS of stickers for them to get in their paws so that is not good. There is a very large dog park about 3 miles away that is very nice. There is NO internet or phone service if you have Verizon. Sites were concrete with dirt on the sides. But - very clean and the hosts were very friendly. Since we have relatives in the area we will stay again. - joans8849
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Sites are level, but if you are the last one in, it might be tight maneuvering. It's quiet and doesn't feel like a city but you are close to everything. There is overflow parking for $5 a night- no hook up for that. As mentioned, the entrance is sort of an alley- a very wide driveway behind the parking lot of Old Susana's café. The driveway is called Elks Trail and is easy to miss, but if you do, there is a large dirt parking lot right down the street. Can't beat this place for the price! - Soos
Mar 2014 - $20.00
This is for Elks members only. They have just updated (wide) the RV parking sites. Good level gravel with full hooks on 8 sites. Rate is now $20.00. We could not get the cable to work but that might be a work in progress. Verizon works great. Close to Regan library about 12 miles. - margeandbob
May 2013 - $15.00
Elks Members Only. There are 5 sites in the shade, no satellite possible and 3 other sites OK for satellite. No local TV. Social Lodge, plenty of activities. Close to Reagan Library. No reservations. Verizon Strong. Pet Friendly. Enter through alley off Kuehner Dr. - silverado
Nov 2016 - $26.00
This is a fairly large county park, with a small camping area. You don't feel like you're in a city, but the RV park backs to the railroad track. Commuter and short freight trains come by 10-12 times a day, starting at 5am, and running into the early evening. The trains are loud, honk their horns, but are short, so it goes by fast. This is the main downside to this park. big rigs can fit into sites 10-16, which also have 30amp and water, and are the sites that back directly to the tracks. The sites are not level, so some blocking is needed. The sites across are shorter, also not level and have 30a & water. There are also 13 group RV sites up above, which are located on one large paved parking lot. These sites also have 30a and water. There is one pay dump site, which costs $15 per use. There is one host on site, who is very nice and helpful. - Scott Hicks
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This is a no frills county park. The sites are asphalt back-in with water & electric. They do have a dump station. The sites are not very level, so bring leveling blocks. They do have a picnic table and a fire pit and are in a grove of trees so there is nice shade. There are train tracks right next to the park, but the trains are not very frequent. So for a couple of nights it is not a problem. The location of this park close to the Ronald Reagan Library makes it the best choice for visiting the library. - Michael Kibler
Jun 2015 - $31.00
We got to Oak Park late in the afternoon and found a nice spot and started to set up and a passenger train came by and blew the horn right next to us (the rail is elevated about 20 feet above the RV spots and just 15 feet from the site). Before we could recover from this experience, a freight train went the other direction (I am not sure why they did not run head long into each other). You could feel the freight train inside the RV. Therefore, we did not stay. There are few choices in the area but we could not handle the trains. - lyzzards
Jan 2017 - $65.00
This is a park in transition. Many long-time residents are being moved out to accommodate newer rigs at higher rates. Long term guests must sign a lease and agree to 15 pages of rules. The park is clean; the restrooms, while small, are clean and tidy. The laundry room could use some updating. The clubhouse is spacious but dull and poorly used. The pool was not open while we were there. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They do their best to provide a clean and quiet environment. Most long-term folks here are working people, so the park is largely empty during the daytime. - rfmscat
Dec 2016 - $51.00
The one thing you do NOT have when staying in the LA area is choice. You come here for a safe place to park and hookups for your RV while you're going out to see the sights of LA.
We stayed in the front, and there is a LOT of traffic noise from sun up to midnight. It actually quiets down overnight, but when it's happening, it's loud. And there are a LOT of sirens. And trains.
There are quite a few long term renters who seemed nice and the place was clean and well-kept.
It's "pet friendly," but we were told not to let our dog go anywhere in the RV park. There is a strip of grass out front that pets use (on the high traffic street) or you can walk a couple of blocks to a park in the area.
The laundry was $1.50 a wash (top load) and $1.25 to dry (front load). The sites are gravel and wide enough for your RV and to park a vehicle, and our site was JUST long enough for our 40' RV. No tables or patio. There is a pool, laundry room, clubhouse. We were here a week and never saw anyone use the pool, and it needed to be cleaned.
The Wi-Fi worked but was SLOW, and from the other reviews I'm guessing we got a signal because we were near the clubhouse. - chasmyn
Dec 2015 - $56.00
Maybe we have stayed in too many nice campgrounds but I cannot agree with the comments of others. Even though the sites are wide they are very short. We had to back our 36 ft into a site and maneuver it past the other rv backed in from the other side an over lap of about 5 ft. We were lucky that the pole that was on the site before was removed because the gentleman next door said we wouldn't have gotten in before.
The price was pretty high especially since there was no cable and the only WiFi is in the clubhouse.
We only used this as a one night stop to visit the Ronald Reagan Library. Probably won't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2015 - $38.00
As we pulled up at the end of a dead end road which is parallel to a steep grade on Highway 5, I noted that there was nowhere to turn around with my 38' RV and tow attached. A miserable looking cinder-block building with a shabby door leads to an unused "pool hall", with no air conditioning. The check-in desk is at the far end. The man who checked me in asked how many dogs we have. When I told him 3, he told me the maximum was 2. He quizzed me on why I said we had 2 on the reservation. I told him that there is no option to select 3 on the online form. I told him we would be happy to go somewhere else if it was a problem. He checked me in, and warned me about the rattlesnakes and other dangerous animals exist in the RV park. None of the sites are even close to level. The whole place is shabby, with cracked concrete pads for tables (there are few), and loose, unpacked granite rock on the sites. I never once saw anyone doing any maintenance. There are no amenities, unless you count the covered pool tables in the "hall", or the archery arrow bag out in the rattlesnake infested area. I've stayed in worse, but not for $38 a night. The only good point is that the spot we stayed in was far enough back from the freeway that traffic didn't keep us up, even with the constant use of jake-brakes by truckers. This is NOT a resort. It is a place to spend the night if you have no other options, or are too tired to drive further. 2/3 of the six people staying here are full-timers. - Pdx discovery
Mar 2015 - $35.00
Spent one quick night traveling from AZ to Nor-Cal. Lot's of full-timers with unkempt sites; looks like it used to have it's hay day; but it well beyond that now. Okay from 6pm to 6am the next day; that's it. NO At&T or Verizon; no WiFi or Cable. - eWindsor
May 2014 - $42.00
We stayed here over Memorial Weekend this year. The name would imply that it was near a lake... nope... it is about six miles north of the lake and on the opposite side of the freeway. Don't expect to be camping near a lake. "Resort"... nope, more like "dump". It would be the perfect site for a horror movie. The whole place is in disrepair. Weeds everywhere. No grass. Garbage lines the hillsides. The place is in great need of an exterminator (roaches). They claim to have a "mini-mart", but it is really just a couple of wire racks with junk food. There are a few other items, but you would be better off to drive down the highway about 10 miles to the next town to get what you need. The owners barely speak clear English and so conversing is difficult. The pool seemed clean though. The playground is archaic and full of weeds. I wouldn't want my children playing there. There is an area near the rear of the park that it appears that some people live there full time. They have junk all around their RVs. The place is a mess. The rates are high for what you get and you don't receive a detailed invoice, so you aren't even really sure how the charges are broken down. They have full hook ups, however; they ask you not to drain your gray water. ?? What?? They advertise having wi-fi and cable TV. Ummm... nope! Couldn't even get internet on a phone, let alone on a laptop. We would NOT recommend this place for anyone. If you are traveling along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA and need a spot to sleep overnight, you would be better off at the Flying J at the Frazier Park exit. - tomandlori
Mar 2017 - $20.00
We dropped in here for a quick overnighter on a road trip from Southern to Central California. It is conveniently located at the top of the Grapevine (I-5 pass) and did not require a reservation, at least in the spring. Summer could be a different story, though. We rolled in with our fifth wheel around 10pm and didn't have too hard of a time finding a pull-through site that could accommodate us. Be forewarned though: not all of the trees that line the road in this park are groomed to allow large/tall rigs through!! If Site #35 had not been open (which we pulled into), we would have kept driving in the dark and probably damaged the top of our rig by hitting the tree that was hanging over the road, which we could not see at night. And even if we had been able to see it, it would have been very difficult to navigate back out of the campground loop to avoid it. So there's that. Otherwise, the campground seemed clean, quiet, and had a dump station that we were able to use on the way out. We would stay here again as an overnight road trip accommodation, but probably not as a weekend trip. - MissCampsALot
Mar 2016 - $20.00
I almost hate to review this place because I'd like to keep it for myself. First of all, it's quiet and isolated but still has good 4G LTE on both VZN and TMo. The pull thru site was a bit tight for a 31' motorhome with toad but it was quiet and isolated. BTW, did I mention it's quiet and isolated? Never saw the host, just paid at "Iron Ranger." Rates are a bit confusing. At the main entrance, it mentions a "Senior Discount" but there's no mention at the CG proper. - LMandTinView
Apr 2017 - $65.00
Balboa RV Park is a medium-sized RV park with tight spacing. However, the office people helped you back-in and they are the best I've ever seen at directing. Once in place, the site felt larger than it was, as there was a lot of landscaping. The surface was asphalt with AstroTurf-like grass surrounding it. We had a picnic table and the full hookups worked fine. We had a dedicated parking spot for our tow car, right across from our site. Also right across from us was the large, clean laundry room and fairly nice restrooms/showers. The entire park was quite clean and (for a tightly spaced park) uncluttered, and not as noisy as I had expected; it was actually fairly quiet, everything considered. Everyone we met was very nice. WiFi was quite good, and I could get a strong Verizon signal. If we need to be in this area again, we would definitely stay there. - RobtL
Oct 2016 - $65.00
At first glance you're thinking what did I get into. But the owner was very helpful, they took you to your site and helped you back in, they had someone hook you up so I didn't have to do anything. The sites were tight but I have a 40 ft motorhone with 4 slides. I had a picnic table and a nice concrete patio. We had fake grass on both sides and rose bushes. (Nice) the dog park was all the way at the end of the park fenced and large but dirt, and the dog waste in a garbage cans hadn't been picked up probably two weeks, the smell was bad. But that was my only complaint. The place was quiet, no road noise but we did have an airport right next-door so we did hear the planes but not as much as I thought. The location is ideal for sightseeing of Universal Studios or any of the studios and Beverly Hills. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. - Crbus
Aug 2016 - $59.00
We stayed here several times when in LA...not many places in LA. This is tight to get into the slots, but the owner always helps and then we are fine. We have a place to park our toad and the picnic table and area next to the RV is nice for outside dinner. Yes they have air traffic but you are in LA so learn to ignore. Kids play and some folks have pets but that is how most humans live now...we love it. Nice trees and the WiFi seems pretty good. We stay 2 to 4 days while we visit our kids. There is a nice park down the road for visiting and picnics. Easy access to the 101 and good stores right around the corner for shopping. - Wpatters1229