13 Parks near Castaic, California
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
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is our second stay here this year. We were here March and April this spring and now are here since about August 15, 2015. We're booked to stay through November. I'd love to stay another month after that. It's very easy to get to from I-5 and is very close to our family in Valencia. The park is very clean. They are constantly doing some type of improvements. The pool and Jacuzzi are crystal clean. When were here this spring they put in a fenced dog area. This time I mentioned it was pretty dark at the pet area at night. The next day a light was put up! Yes there are many permanent tenants but I walked through the entire park. All spaces very clean and tidy. The women in the office are awesome and very fun to visit with. There are several truck stops a block away but very quiet in the park. Lots of beautiful mature trees. Love this park and will come here every time we are here to visit family! - Jo Richardson
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We have a 40' RV. Main complaint is the small size of the sites, which were very close together, with little or no privacy. Road noise from highway was noticeable. Lots of kids and long-time residents, so a good portion of the park looked shoddy. WiFi was unsecured, but worked well. Staff was great. The park is OK for overnight stays, but I can't recommend for anything longer. - Christopher Scott
Apr 2016 - $45.00
While this is a very clean and well maintained park it an older park designed for smaller RV's. The pull through sites are narrow and not very long. All sites are gravel with a small patio area, some have tables others do not, and no firepits or open fires. If your total length is over 55' you will have to disconnect. The entrance to and exit from the sites is VERY VERY tight with trees, light poles and the utilities placed immediately at site entrance. Then when you exit you have to contend with more trees, light poles and narrow roads to maneuver on. This park was never revamped for today's larger units. As stated, the utility connections are all grouped at the very entrance to the site requiring long hoses and cords. The park cable is 28 SD channels. The WIFI was useable for light browsing and e-mail that's it, NO STREAMING of any kind. There are a lot of permanent units in the park with children coming and going. At $45/night this park is definitely overpriced but since it's in California that's the going rate, if not more. - lllkrob
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Quick stop on the way home from Kern. Only got to stay one night, but it was great! Lot's of trees, clean park, lots of room to walk around. Staff wasn't the nicest, but not the worst either. I left like I was interrupting her, which maybe I was :) we would go back!! - jazander
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
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
Jan 2016 - $32.00
Read a couple of reviews on this park. Decided to unhook the dinghy & drive up for a quick look for future reference before heading on to our very high priced coastal one night destination located right next to a freeway. For half the price & no traffic noise . . . We went back & got the motorhome. What a truly great find. Concrete pads are probably only 10-12' wide, so, with slide-outs deployed, you'll likely be walking in the dirt. Precautions must be taken to avoid tracking it in. Evidence of past water coursing thru the lower sites where we were, but this is a picturesque semi arid canyon. Most sites would have provided roof mounted satellite TV clearance. Great shopping & lots of food options located at the off ramp where you exit and the next. Speaking of the off ramp, the campground- not an RV park - is located straight up the road from the off ramp. Easy coming & going! While we only stayed one night this trip, we're already planning for an extended stay in the very near future. - biosensai
May 2015 - $38.00
Fear not! The crazy lady host that was referred to in prior posts and who ran people off is no longer here! With trepidation, we took a chance on this park despite the negative reviews about the host-from-hell because it was the only place we could find that was convenient to Simi Valley. Happily we found there was a new host who was very nice. (He's leaving at the end of the month, though, so who knows!)
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend while we attended the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues music festival (a great festival by the way!). It was very convenient to Simi and, even on a holiday weekend, it was not full and was very quiet. The sites are well spaced and laid out so each has plenty of room and the angles of the sites and the bushes in between provide a fair amount of privacy. There's not a lot to do as far as I could see, but it's great if you need to be in the Simi area.
As others have mentioned there is almost no cellphone coverage and no internet. Also, as others have mentioned, dogs are barred from the adjacent park where there are large areas of grass and can only be walked in the dirt and bark dust around the campground. Not ideal for those of us who travel with canine companions.
There are two showers, both handicap accessible, which is nice because they include a bench, handrails, and both a shower head and handheld. Pressure was good on the handheld, but in the one I used it wouldn't shut off completely so pressure in the overhead was lessened. Didn't bother me and there was plenty of hot water. It was clean and spacious, but there was no bench or chair outside of the shower area to put your dry clothes and only two little hooks on the wall. Very inconvenient.
That and the lack of a nice dog area are my only complaints. I expect we will stay here again next time we come to the festival. - Pdxjoanne
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
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
May 2015 - $31.00
This park needs help! It's ok...but here's what you need to know. Sites 1-9 are not level and some are very steep. We could not get our rig level without lifting the wheels off the ground...not good! We changed sites. Sites 10-16 are more level but back up to the train tracks. The train noise wasn't a big issue for us. Good Verizon signal. Good water pressure. Good 30 amp. Good location to Regan Library. Close to Walmart, Costco, Home Depot and Target. Picnic tables were filthy and need repair and painting. With a little TLC, this could be a really nice park. - Bubba Bus
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
Sep 2015 - $64.00
We stayed here for 4 days. Office staff was pleasant upon registration. We were left alone and not bothered by staff which was very nice. Just a nice clean park. RV spaces are decent sized and didn't have any trouble getting into it. Park is Convenient to shopping accessibility. Although it is right off a main road (not hwy), it is well hidden. In fact, we missed the turn several times. Once you are in there, it's like a comfortable oasis. - Donnadhodges
Apr 2015 - $65.00
Stayed here one night while passing thru LA. Note: options are extremely limited for RV sites in the LA area so this is about as good as it gets if you want to be in this part of town. Definitely be prepared for LA freeway traffic. All back in spaces with good width to park vehicle beside unit. Little bit tight for backing in if your rig is 35 ft or longer. All utilities worked fine and tengointernet worked OK. No character to the campground, just a place to park to visit the area. Make reservations since only a few spots are available for folks just passing through. - threehendersons
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 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. - LM&TinView
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
Jun 2016 - $54.00
Balboa/Birmingham old has been transformed. Staying here on and off. Had upgraded utilities, grounds, decorations. Park is usually full. Close in to LA. Old trees everywhere, helps with valley heat. Nice owner manager, very helpful with parking RV. - tinlv
Sep 2015 - $59.00
Well we were promised a 50 amp slot on our reservation for 3 days but they had none when we arrived so the guy in charge got us into a very tight back in site under a nice shade tree which wasn't too bad since the weather had cooled. Electric and water were from non-standard outlets with no breakers and multiple splitters. Bathrooms were clean but very old & dated plumbing. No amenities to speak of....just the only game in town and priced that way. Big rigs have no options here even though there are some wedged in to places. We would come again but only cause nothing else exists in the area we needed to be. If YOU have other choices...make 'em. - Camaraderie