12 Parks near Fresno, California
Jul 2016 - $44.00
A very pleasant surprise. We didn't even know it was here when we lived in Fresno many years ago. All sites are paved asphalt, with a concrete sitting area along with a very nice plastic picnic table. Sites are pretty level, but we did need to add 1 leveler. This was formally a Mobile Home park but closed many years ago; now is setup entirely for RV's. New owners are very nice. Would definitely stay again as park is very clean and well maintained. Just a few blocks south of Herndon on Blackstone. Close to many shopping areas, and a car wash just a few doors down. - mandrgames
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Nice park in the city. Staff friendly. Close to shopping and restaurants. About 8 miles off CA 99. - Nini03
May 2016 - $35.00
Had to head to Fresno due to a family emergency. Found this park on this website and while on the road. Luckily there were vacancies. Surprised to find it in the middle of town but pleasantly surprised. Sites were big and we had enough space for canopy and chairs on the grass. Even my relatives who live there had no idea this place existed and were surprised at the quality. There are plenty of full timers or people who work here during the week and head home on the weekend. But it is clean and quiet despite being near major roads. Mature trees provide good shade. Our dog loved the large area of grass near our site. Will stay here again with no hesitation. - SotoL-L
May 2014 - $15.00
Due to upcoming events (several days away) we were directed to a lot behind the building for "Satellite Wagering". From the street to the lot where we were to park there were two locked gates. We had been given the combination to the locks. The lot had space for about a dozen rigs. All back in sites. Good hook-ups but it was all downhill from there! The surface of the lot was ground up asphalt mixed with cigarettes and dog droppings! It was disgusting and we will not stay there again. - User2209
Jan 2012 - $20.00
We were one of two rvs in this park in Jan. 2012. It's very well kept. It's hard to find, however; although it's on Chance, there is no signage. Look for the guard shack at the gate. We rated this a 6 because there is a nearby train, and the fairgrounds is next to the CA Air National Guard and those planes are loud at night. If you're just looking for a one-nighter, this place is a good deal for the price. There is also plenty of dog walking room. - beckydmc
Feb 2010 - $20.00
This is not an RV Park, but rather a bunch of hookups along the fairground buildings, where the public may stay when the "Big Fresno Fair" isn't on. Enter from Gate 2 on South Chance Ave, and pay at the Administration Building (immediately left). The office is only open Mon-Fri; no idea where (or if) you pay on weekends. There aren't any official site numbers, so you just park anywhere that you want. The hookups are 15 and 50 amps; no 30-amp hookups, so bring your adapters. Sewer hookups are along one building only; the rest are electric and water only. Be sure to test for electrical power before you unhitch; I found none of the 50-amp outlets worked, and half of the 15-amp outlets didn't work either. Circuit breakers are in a locked panel, so you can't reset them. I talked to three people to report that none of the 50-amp outlets worked; they all promised to send the fairground's electrician over, but three days later, he still hadn't showed up. Officially there is no Wi-Fi provided, but I found several open access points close to South Chance Ave. Buildings blocked the signal elsewhere, so you probably won't have access at your site. Avoid parking here if there are any events going on; I arrived a few days before 300 head of cattle showed up for an exhibition. Dozens of cattle trailers and trucks were double-parked along the interior roads, making it completely impossible to get an RV trailer out. I was trapped there for an extra day, until they went home! The official website for the fair is "fresnofair" but they don't have RV Parking information listed yet. I suggest that you phone before you arrive, to see if there are spaces available. - Neil C.
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This review covers the Meadows camping area of Millerton Lake SRA. The Meadows area has the RV/hook up sites. Full hook ups, W/P/S are in the RV Loop, sites 120-144; sites 117, 118 and 119 have W&P, no sewer, but there is a dump station that you pass on the road to Meadows. The RV sites are arranged in a loop.
Sites 120-144 are basically just large asphalt spaces. Plenty of room for an RV and a large vehicle or two small vehicles parked either in front of the RV or along side if you don't want to put out the awning.
Behind the RV site, off asphalt is a picnic table and fire ring. Sites 132, 133, 120 and 144 are ADA sites. There is quite a bit of extra room at these sites, and the picnic areas also have a wood canopy over the picnic area.
Sites 117-119 do not as much asphalt as the other RV sites and also have the picnic canopy. These sites will still accommodate a large RV. Sites 117-119 more closely resemble a campsite than the other asphalt full hookup sites.
The camp host is at the entrance of the RV loop.
There are bathrooms/coin operated showers at each end of the RV loop. I didn't use the showers, but I noted that they were clean and attended to. All bathrooms and showers are individual rooms.
The non-RV sites all have water (spring loaded spigot, no threads) and are ample and all seem to have canopies. If you don't absolutely have to have power and sewer and can get buy with water in our tank, these sites are actually very nice, some overlooking the lake.
As of 4/3/2016 the lake is nearly full again with the water level just shy of the spillway. When the snow cap melts later in the Spring the lake will probably release water.
The comfort station at the entrance to the loop has a water machine similar to what you see in front of supermarkets, .50 cents a gallon. The machine also sells ice, 8 lbs for $5.
The roads to the campground are in good shape.
No WiFi, but cell service (Verizon) had a strong signal. - Jmaellis
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Nice setting. Very spacious sites and shade canopies. Very quiet in off season. Stayed in non-hookup site although those are available. - Willie Wall
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Great camping. Asphalt parking gets hot during summer. Big trees behind spot. Easy access to lake. - bob213
Nov 2015 - $35.00
We almost didnt stay when we first arrived. It is an older park and we did read the reviews on this site. Apparently there have been some changes as there were 8x11 home made signs directing us to the office which would have been confusing had it not been for the nice young man in the trailer in the front of the park. He explained that the manager and office relocated and he had purchased the trailer from the park. I think a previous review bashed him stating he had harrassed people and was loud, I found no reason for such statements. He seemed very polite and knowledgable about the area and the park. The pool was closed for winter but it was crystal clear. The wifi was fine our entire stay, which was 5 days. The back of the park was not an area that I would want to stay as it is definitely long long term people, and they were messy. The road noise isnt as bad as stated in previous reviews; there is, however, a lady in a red car that drives in and out at all hours of the night playing her music very loudly. That was unpleasant to deal with. The area is a bit sketchy but the people that live in the front of the park were very nice and we felt safe and secure. Make sure you have a 50 to 30 amp pigtail if you only have 30 amp service . We were lucky the young man in the front mobile home had one and he graciously loaned it to us. Over all we had a nice stay and will return next time we are in Fresno. - ROADster1
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I am not sure if this park should take overnighters (we stayed 2 nights). We planned on staying a week using the park as a homebase, but between the drunk men in a corner site to all the traffic that went to the back of the park and the park owner (we think). Let's just say if she is the owner, she needs to hire a manager. Now if she owns the place it's hers to ruin, but if she is the manager then lord help them. We had go to the office twice. Each time I went to the office it was the same. The office was empty, so I had to knock on the door of the trailer it is attached too. Both times a woman with no teeth, a large black man, and the owner come out of the trailer smelling like a marijuana factory, all three of them high as kites. It was just surreal and an absolutely bizarre.
There are 4 mobile homes in front that are very clean and tidy. We didn't see one worker anywhere in the park; it just looks like nobody cares. DO NOT go in the back section; there is alot of traffic going back there all night long and we saw a Sheriffs Patrol car several times heading back there. Large lawn areas that seem to be the tenants yards (it is unclear), the roadways are narrow and need some repair work done. We saw lots of dogs off leash. The residents are a diverse group of characters. They were polite and friendly for the most part. The sites are difficult to maneuver, but the people are happy to help guide you in. I try to find the good in everything; lets just say this park was a challenge for me. This park could be a nice little park, but that will only happen if gets new management. My kids were terrified, we will never go back. - TruTrentTru
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I did not like my stay at this park. The WiFi stopped working after my first night. There is also a man who lives in front of the park that harasses people about where they park. His home was next to my site and he made a lot of noise at night. I was going to stay for an extended period but I was not comfortable there. The lady that runs the park seemed to be very nice. The guy who lives in front of the park is definitely going to destroy their business. This seems more like a place where people live with a few areas for travelers. There was a couple that lives near the front that I talked to that were very knowledgeable and friendly. The park grounds were in pretty good shape considering the drought we are in. The front of the park is clean and well maintained. However, when you go to the back some areas are very messy. There was a recreational room that was closed and I couldn't go swimming because the pool was green. Overall I was not happy with my stay. Good luck with your future guests because you will need it with the neighbor in the front of your park. When I come back next year I will look for another park to stay. - BigDH
Aug 2008 - $30.00
Park was nice, quiet, and people were very friendly. Close to Hwy 99, and we were able to get to all the places we needed to get to. - rkedwards
May 2016 - $30.00
After driving all over town trying to find this place we found that the manager wasn't around. She finally arrived and we checked in. She then informed us that the restrooms and showers were out of order. We had made reservations for 2 nights, but changed it to 1 after we heard that. After assigning our space we walked back to the end of the park and it was in terrible condition with old rundown trailers. We have a very large RV and there was no way we could pull it into the spot she had assigned us. There was not another spot available thank goodness so we asked for a refund and ran. This was one of the worst parks I had ever seen. - H1 -
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We were going to be a late arrival so we made our arrangements over the phone. We arrived at 7 pm and with the freeway construction, it was almost impossible to find the place. When we did, we found an old mobile home park that was very dark, no lighting, no signage directing us to our spot. As we drove through looking for our spot, the residents gave us the once over as we passed. At that point, our only concern was finding the exit. We didn't feel safe, we didn't stay, and don't really care if we get our money back. - Dds
May 2011 - $35.00
This is not an RV park but a seedy, old mobile home park in desperate condition with ancient mobile homes in desperate condition. It has recently been purchased, and the new manager is making improvements as fast as possible, but he has a very long way to go. Very nice, helpful manager. They have one site at the very front of the park, but getting into it was just too iffy for our big rig. We appreciated the offer to clean up another site where large equipment was parked, but the park is just not ready for RVers so we did not stay. - Nillawilla
Jul 2016 - $43.00
I REALLY wish I could give this park a 10, but in all honesty I cant. So, I will get the negatives out first, then end on a positive note. This park is in a very seedy part of Fresno. Coming off 99, all we saw were rundown buildings and shady characters. We would have kept going, but we had just left a park in Madera that was even worse, and we were tired and desperate. We called from the road and we're able to get a site for the night. When we got to the park, the entrances were not clearly marked and looked way too small for our big rig and tow. We took a chance on one and although it was very tight, we managed. The roads are paved but very narrow, cars parked diagonally on either side of the roads. That's where the bad stuff ends. Office was closed but a nice resident called manager for us. He promptly came, checked us in, and escorted us to our site. We had a back in that was tight to get in, but the site itself was very level, well groomed and spacious (it was a corner lot). The park itself is well shaded ( helpful with the 111 degrees that day!) Many permanent residents, tightly packed in. Although some of the RV'S and mobile homes looked run down, the sites are well kept, and no one had clutter or garbage on their sites like we see all too often. Staff seemed very friendly and accomodating. If this park were in a better neighborhood, we would give it a 10 across the board. Despite all the trees, our satellite and hotspot worked fine. - KSAM14
Feb 2016 - $40.00
The staff at this park have excellent customer skills: we were greeted as we drove in and directed to a drive through space. The owner was also very friendly and kind. The park (which is primarily a mobile home park) is lovingly well-maintained. Unfortunately for us, single-night RVers are placed right next to a very busy, noisy frontage road. Add in a nearby train's whistle several times overnight, we got little sleep. However, we felt safe here and there was plenty of room for us to walk our 3 large dogs on leash. There are a few run-down mobile homes in the park (someone else mentioned that) but most are well cared for residences. It is a fine place for a single night's stay. - beckydmc
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Very well maintained park with the friendliest staff we've ever encountered. The big rig sites are on the frontage road but we never found the noise to be an issue. I give them a 9 only because the neighborhood is not the best, right at the same freeway exit is where all of the "no-tell motels" are located and you get quite the show as you drive by, but you do drive right on by. The park is several blocks from there, in a rural-residential neighborhood. As we drove up the manager ran right out to greet us and direct us to our spot and even helped with navigating the tight squeeze between 2 posts. (One of which my husband hit anyway because he doesn't always listen.) She checked on us occasionally, and even checked on our dog while we were out. While we were here they always seemed to have people going in and out of their transient sites, so make sure you make a reservation. If you must stay in Fresno, this is a great place and we would definitely recommend it to anyone. - Cristine
Oct 2012 - $30.00
We were given misleading directions to the campground by an employee/host to start with. The spaces are grass with holes (hard to level), the ground is mushy. There were, I think, 4 high speed brakes coming in by a low-class trailer park. People from the trailers behind the park go through the campground with loud mufflers. The male host screams at campers to slow down; there's no way you can speed with those speed humps. Unbelievably it only has l restroom for men and 1 for women. You have to wait if one person is there...the sink, toilet and shower are in the room. You pay a $5 refundable fee for the key to the restroom (same key fits both rooms??). The next morning you have to wait around for your $5. Fee to be returned when the office opens. This is one of the worst campgrounds anywhere. - oldgeezer one
Oct 2012 - $35.00
THIS IS THE WORST PARK WE HAVE EVER BEEN IN, EVER. We do this Full-time so we're in a lot of parks. The so called Wi-Fi is non-existent. The rest rooms are terrible. The so called stream is just some stagnant water in a drainage ditch. This park is surrounded by a terrible, run down old mobile home park full off junky places and obnoxious people, playing their loud music at all hours. This is a very run down area. DO NOT GO TO THE PARK. YOU WILL REGRET IT. - Mike and Darcy
Apr 2012 - $35.00
New addition to KOA system. Very large grass sites, but uneven and may have leveling problems. No nearby railroad and light traffic on nearby roads at night, but there is constant barking from dogs in downscale mobile home park next door. Promised Wi-Fi did not reach my premium (50 Amp/FHU) site. Owner stated that it is on the list of things to come. - Frank Fish
Feb 2016 - $20.00
When we finally talked to someone on the phone, they assured us they had 65 to 70 foot pull-throughs for big rigs. When we finally squeezed into a spot, the pedestal was blocking our door. We did not stay. The electrical panel doors were falling off, allowing rain to get in. It just seemed very rundown to us. - Raquel
Aug 2015 - $20.00
A small, no frills park about halfway between Visalia and Fresno.We stayed there for about ten days when our air conditioner went out in our home. The park has about ten sites for overnighters or longer and all sites are on grass which is cut weekly and watered every other day. There is 30 amp service and the water is from a private well and is so good. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. We had a very peaceful, stay and would recommend it for anyone traveling north on 99. - Camper Sam
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is fine for an overnight. The big issue is that they charge for the shower. They have water for the grass, but charge to use the shower (go figure). There is a nice bike trail adjacent to the park. The six transient sites are on grass and depending when you get there, they will have water standing on them. The park uses self-registration even though the office may be staffed. The plus is the ease to get to the park and back on the road again. - A hitch and hop
Nov 2015 - $45.00
Was all right for a couple of nights. Do not recommend for a long term stay, did not have much to offer in way of amenities. Site map stated there were trash bins throughout the park; after a 10 minute walk we found 1 near the laundry room.
We were there in November, park had the feel it was closed for the season. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Sep 2015 - $39.00
This place is not as described on-line. There is no "marina" as the water is all dried up. Nothing but a big sand pit where the marina was. Office was closed when we arrived, but someone did come and register us. Office hours are terrible, they are never open. I like that it is gated, but there really is no reason since its difficult to find. The only people there are permanent residents. It is all dirt pads and the garbage dump was overflowing. The laundry facility was clean and nearby our site. We stayed for 2 days while we toured the area, but will not return. The place needs better management. - DUstich
Apr 2015 - $36.00
This is not a resort by any stretch of the imagination. You have to choose between having full hookups or having some space, both are the same price. We had reserved full hookups but our site was so narrow we couldn't put our awning out. There was no water in the river at all.
The gated entrance is a hassle since newcomers have to park right in front of it to register while current residents wait to drive through. The roads are narrow. The sites are set among large trees but our views were mostly of our neighbors' rigs. I am very well acquainted with the exterior decor of a certain brand of fifth wheel. It's quiet because most of the residents are permanent and work during the day. We didn't have a fire ring since they are not at the FHU sites. We didn't even have a picnic table since our site was a pull through and the only space for one is either in front or behind our rig. This park has a lot of potential if the owners would reconfigure the sites to provide space and FHU. Until then we won't return. - Fiesta on wheels