16 Parks near Cottonwood, California
Jul 2007 - $23.00
Ugh, ugh, ugh. Having stayed here previously we were disappointed to see that this place has really taken a turn for the worse. Many, many full time residents. Obviously there are some issues because the bathrooms were locked with a big old padlock every night. This came as a surprise to us when we tried to use them in the morning. In the women's, one of the two toilets doesn't work and the other one doesn't work very well. The big padlock on the door was also an indication that it might not be very safe to use the bathrooms even when they are open. A Wal-Mart parking lot would be a big improvement over this place. - rfarkle
Nov 2006 - $27.00
We stayed at this RV park a couple of times previously, but this most recent stay was unacceptable. The staff is friendly, but the place is over-priced, not very clean, and has other issues. It had been raining, so the floor in the bathroom was very dirty/muddy. In the women's restroom, there are two toilets, but only one of them flushes properly and the other one has no toilet paper dispenser. When we tried to use the restroom in the morning, both were locked with a large padlock. Nothing was mentioned when we checked in, so we were surprised to find the restrooms unavailable to guests. At $27, the place is far over-priced. We won't stay here again. - rfarkle
Feb 2005 - $23.00
A small park, just off I-5, but not too much traffic noise from freeway. When we arrived, there was a smell of cattle, which disappeared within a couple of hours. The staff is friendly, and there is a small Mexican restaurant on the property. The restaurant isn't gourmet, but it was okay if you're tired of your own cooking. The bathroom and showers were clean, but there was no heat. The laundry room was well maintained, also. Nothing much in the way of amenities, but it was a fine place to stop for the night. - rfarkle
Nov 2015 - $38.00
Very friendly and outgoing managers. They really make you feel welcome here. The park appears to be mostly permanent residents and I believe we were the only overnight guests here. Heavily treed so forget satellite. Very good cable hook up though. Although the park is very close to I-5 we asked to be parked as far away from the highway as possible and they were happy to accommodate us. There is also a nice dog walk area that appeared clean and cared for. - americana
May 2015 - $43.00
Nice park in the trees which was good as it was very windy in May 2105. Showers OK. 30 amp electrical worked but may I suggest an upgrade in the future? On the Sac River and a joy to walk & see it. Great you can arrive without a reservation & check in after hours. Friendly service in the AM. - Saxman
Aug 2014 - $33.00
First let me correct a few things that are stated on the website and their literature that are not true. They no longer have a boat ramp and there are no docks or marina. Totally out of use. I don't know why they don't remove it from their website and take it off their sign out front. Also there is no driving range - unless you call 2 beat up rubber mats and a burnt up field where you hit your own balls and then have to go out and pick them up a driving range. I don't. OK, now we have that fixed this is a nice shady park with pleasant and attentive management. Clean pool and restrooms and good laundry. Next to the highway, but when running the ac you don't hear it. Just 10 minutes to Redding. I would stay here again. - Saddle Tramp 66
Jul 2016 - $50.00
JGW is a very nicely landscaped park right on the banks of the Sacramento River. We opted for a riverview site for a forward-facing rig. They also offer back-facing sites for rigs with better viewing windows in that end, as well as regular sites without a water view. Bird-watchers can enjoy sitting on the banks of the river, but must be aware of lawn sprinklers which could catch them unexpectedly. - The Borgs
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a delightful park on the Sacramento River just south of Redding. As a travel on I-5 this is a great place to overnight and/or explore the area. - JanW
Jul 2016 - $43.00
The park is pretty nice with wide paved streets and level sites. Unfortunately, they didn't mow the grass on our site though all the others appeared mowed. It made the area outside our unit basically unusable. No shade on our site either. You can walk along the river--very pleasant. The dog park is all gravel, so not all that useful--my little dog couldn't run wild like he does on grass. - Breeze On
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Durango has always been my 'must stay' park when travelling through this area (twice each year). The facility is really top notch. The area has a homeless population and seems a bit rough. Unfortunately, my vehicle was broken into. It is assumed by someone from outside the park during my recent stay, (June 30-July 1). $850 worth of personal items were taken along with passport and other documents. The document bag was hung on the fence the next morning, I had already opted to stay elsewhere. I am very fond of this facility, however, more security is in order. I wasn't offered a refund. I think they can do better. You are on your own if you stay here. I doubt I will return. - spanningtheworld
Jul 2016 - $60.00
We have passed by this park many times before, but decided to stop and stay for a bit. We got a river view back in site. Highly recommend spending the couple of extra dollars for them. The park is super clean and well taken care of. Most of the sites are pull thru's that are at least 70 feet long. This resort has a great pool and one of the best club houses we have seen. The staff here are top notch and super friendly. The only draw back is the highway noise, but after a bit you don't really notice it. Inside your rig you can't hear it. Will highly recommend this park to others in the future and we will be back for sure. - Krash
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Very well kept park with all hookups in excellent condition. They escorted you to your site which is very helpful. Nice staff and helpful. - Donny Mackelprang
Jul 2016 - $27.00
The only reason I did not give this Park a '10' is that the cable TV is not working properly. Because of the nice shade trees, we could not use our satellite for TV reception. The pool was a good warm temperature, very nice to swim in. The bathrooms were clean with plenty of hot water for the showers.
We would definitely stop here again when in the area. - WNC Traveler
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Quiet off the highway park. Nice open spots with gravel parking, concrete pad, and a nice patch of grass. Very friendly and a great spot. We are just staying overnight but could stay longer. Close to town. Not taken over by long-term campers yet, hope it stays that way
Will stay again. Nice dog area, not fenced but still nice. - G Hall
May 2016 - $32.00
Stayed one night. Nice park with large trees. Spaces big enough for large rigs. Grassy spaces. Dog walk area.
We've stayed before and will again. - Go often
Oct 2015 - $15.00
We arrived at this park and decided not to stay. The roadway in was through a lot of old run down mobile homes. Lots of junk and trash in the yards. Previous posters mentioned the large wide spaces for overnighters but the spaces have shrubs and bushes down the middle so they are not wide. Also noticed several strange smells and odors like cat urine and trash in the air. - mnkcusa
May 2015 - $13.00
This is an older RV park with many full time residents. Our host was very friendly and quite accommodating. The center area of the park is reserved for short term stays with 7 paved "double wide" pull through sites. Asphalt parking was somewhat level and the sites are landscaped with grass and medium size shade trees. He had us park in the 1st site near the clubhouse so we could use the internet with no problems.
Please note when following the signs into the park, don't pull too close to the office when checking in. You will need to make a sharp right turn to get to the pull through area. There are two poles that you need to maneuver in between. It would have been easier if I had known this ahead of time so I could make a wide sweeping turn. (for those who can't back up with a toad like me!)
If your looking for a 5 star gated resort, keep looking. This is a great overnight stay with a Walmart and grocery store a few blocks away. This was probably the cheapest place I have ever stayed at, a super value if you have Passport America. - PacNorwester
Apr 2015 - $13.00
Again, you get what you pay for. The electricity kept going off on my first site, but when I moved to another it was fine. Large sites with shade trees but that's about it. Not particularly well kept park. Probably will look elsewhere next time. - ldukeb
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Stayed two days at this members only ELKs Club. Approximately 8 pull-thrus and eight back-ins. Water, Electric, and Dump Station. Easy access to I-5. The only negative was mentioned in another post. there are lots of ants which will invade your RV is short order. All sites are on gravel. - richdoreen
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Stayed one night while traveling south. Great Lodge. Very friendly. Good meal. RV sites VERY close to I-5 and noisy!! Pull thrus which is nice. Be careful and watch for ANTS.. RV infested with them after first night. Will not stop there again. - Sidewinder
Oct 2012 - $12.00
Pull through sites nearest freeway. Back in sites overlook freshwater bay which goes dry in summer months. Medium amount of noise from freeway even at night. Normal Lodge amenities, bar etc. - Bucky Beaver
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Stayed on Saturday night. Park was mostly full. Glad we made a reservation. FWIW, we noticed a couple rigs were parked in sites during day, but not hooked up. They left before dark and the sites were subsequently filled by incoming rigs.
Be wary of the speed bumps, they only partially cover the whole width of the entrance and exit lanes. They can cause a lot of rocking and rolling as you drive to and from the RV parking area. - GerMarV
May 2016 - $25.00
For a stop-over site, or even a several-day stay, this is about as good as it gets. From previous reviews, my primary concern was that this would be an impossible place to sleep due to overhead sodium lights, but it was not nearly as bad as described. And at the time of year we stayed, there was the ever-present sound of frogs at night. I have no idea where the water is, but there has to be a creek or pond bordering the parking lot somewhere.
This place is tiny, and of course it's your basic parking lot (no landscaping), but the hookups are IMMACULATE. All sites are pull-through. Each site offers your choice of 50, 30, or 20 amp service, water, and sewer. There are several dog stations (with bags and trash cans for same) for walking, but there's also a little fenced yard in the corner in case you want to let Fido loose.
And the service! Holy cow. You can easily walk to the casino from the RV lot if you want, but electric carts are ever-available (or if not, just call the phone number they give you, and one will instantly appear). These people are friendly and accommodating. I'm pretty sure the next time we come through, we'll stay more than just one night.
The casino is also smaller than I imagined, but even then, there is a separate, closed-off non-smoking area, although the regular casino wasn't bad at all. I wasn't aware of any smoky haze or smell.
My only ding would be for the "good" restaurant, which wasn't that great. We asked for cheese sauce for the broccoli, for example, and at first they brought us a tiny bit of shredded cheese (?), price extra. When I make it clear my BF wanted actual *sauce*, they brought out... melted Velveeta?? Better they should have just said no. But they tried. Price is excellent, of course (it's a casino), but don't expect first-class food. The trade-off is that you can drink all you want, and not have to drive to get there or back. - Karen On The Road
Nov 2015 - $40.00
Nice park, had a golf cart to guide us to our spot. Then gave us a ride to registration. Staff had lots of suggestions for dining, and the restaurants were good. Only stayed one night, but it was a nice, secure place to rest. - LMH
Feb 2016 - $13.00
Stayed again on our way home and will do so in the future.
Where else do you get a paved site with W/E hookup for 12.50$ (after discount for National Park annual pass)? Good privacy too, since the sites are well spaced. We enjoyed the hiking/cycling trails around the campground and the quiet night just a few miles off the I-5. - TheSchweitzers
Jan 2016 - $25.00
This is a Forestry Campsite but has power and water hook ups at some sites. Our fifth is 34 feet. Site 21 was long enough for truck and trailer. Other hookup sites were not. We had puddles outside our door in pouring rain but disappeared quickly when rain stopped. Loved the trail system and open ambiance here. Large grassy area in centre of ring of sites. Showers were hot. - Darleen
Dec 2015 - $13.00
Our second stay here after February 2014 and nothing has changed. Still the same (25$) rate for a W/E site and the 50% discount for National Parks Annual Passholders. Only two other campers in the park so we had free choice for sites. All paved and level. Some with hookups, most without. A quiet place just a few miles off the I-5, even without the discount it's a bargain. Gas stations and groceries at the I-5 exit.
We'll stay here again on the way home. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2016 - $12.00
We were surprised to find a beautiful little RV park in the older section of town. Mostly long-term residents, but the park is kept in great condition. The staff and neighbors are welcoming and friendly. Backing in our huge fifth wheel was tricky, and the staff insisted on backing us in. Nice pool and patio area. Washer/dryers are very reasonably priced. Rate listed reflects the monthly rate. We were able to squeeze our dually and another vehicle on the site. - Crazy Suzy
May 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at Green Acres for a couple of weeks while waiting for service on our rig. Mostly long-term residents, very nice people. The owner is an older man who impressed us as a man of principle - he even refunded us 82 cents when he realized he had overcharged us. He and the park host/hostess and our neighbors went out of their way to help and advise us with the issues with our rig. The park itself has sites which are close together but they are nicely landscaped. It's pretty quiet considering its location right next to a major road. The train track is active but we got used to it. The park is an oasis in a rough neighborhood, but we always felt safe there. - MikenTerri
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Very nice place, super clean, well maintained. In town, near several RV Sales/Service/Parts places. Laundry on site, lots of trees. Owner is a top notch guy! - Evenstevens