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Garberville, California

Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park)

Garberville, California



Garberville, California
Phone: (707) 923-2777

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $82 9/2016

Latitude: 40.068027922858
Longitude: -123.78595711507

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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88 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $82.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a holiday weekend so the park was almost totally full. Lots of kids running around, riding bikes, etc. Our premium site was nice with grass and trees and fairly level. The adjacent site was close but not too bad. We kept our a/c and fan running through the night to drown out highway traffic noise.

The bathrooms are clean and they have security codes, which I like.
The picnic table was very nice and very clean! We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E65
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lunch at the Benbow Historic Inn is a must!

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Price relects average over three days and a festival weekend.

Site was level. Nice patio table but no fire ring

Friendly greeting on checkin. Office/store was clean, had good assortment of supplies and snacks. Bathroom was spacious, clean. Rec room was large and very nice. CG was busy, but they had enough staff to handle it.

Asphalt interior roads, mature tree between every site give moderate shade. Ends of each row had pretty flowers and shrubs. Well kept grounds. Plenty of staff in golf carts roving around on a regular basis. They proactively asked me if I needed help - handy, and good security too.

Although I reserved online, they were nice enough to call me to let me know Reggae Festival attendees would be partying there.

Highway 101 noise is noticeable but not a deal breaker.

Seems like a destination campground with golf course, nice pool, Eel River nearby, bike riding and a towed "train" for the kids.

Verizon signal was very weak. Cable TV was good.

A bit expensive for an overnight stay but the cg is very nice for a longer stay and if you plan to use their amenities. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Row H Site 86
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Walk to historic Benbow Inn for lunch or dinner. Visit Avenue of the Giants just north of here. If you attend the annual Reggae By the River event, they have shuttle service to/from the campground.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park near the Redwood trees. Has a swimming pool and a kids run through sprinkler play area. Nice laundry area.
Weekly has a bingo game with some fun prizes. No problem getting DirecTV reception. Verizon cell service was ok. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

UHumboldt Redwoods State Park close by.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

While expensive for the area, it is close to the historic Benbow Inn which has an excellent dinning room. Clean, grassy spots. Easy on and off Hwy 101. Oh yes, a golf course too. We spent an extra day and traveled 'The Lost Coast' road. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Historic Ferndale, the Redwoods, etc., all make great day trips from here. I consider it a day's drive from San Francisco.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

When I first pulled in and saw the grounds I was quite pleased. Lots of trees, grass, very tidy. I have to say though, $60 per night is a bit steep. As I was trying to find my space, I became increasingly aware that the park was built quite awhile ago and not designed for today's larger rigs. Access was fairly tight in a lot of areas. When I finally got situated I found all the utilities were at the far rear of the space, which is fine for electric, but not so good for water, and especially sewer. The worst thing was the sewer. Just an iron pipe with a piece of 4" rubber hose on it and a ring clamp. Plus it was uphill from the trailer. I've never seen this in a GS park! We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

We fit here in a 40' motor home, but in a 45' one should use only the end sites. Too hard to navigate the interior streets. Truly. Great park. Nice folks.

Just built for older motorhomes that are shorter. If you are smaller you'll love it.

Lots are very close, and offer some shade. Site surface is asphalt and features a picnic table.

We love this place and have been coming here since 1979. Don't miss it. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cute golf course and the BENBOW Inn for dinner is lovely.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and well-run KOA from the 70's. concrete pads, strip with trees and grass between sites, full hookups. Because of it's age turns may be a little tight for big rigs, our 34-foot Class A towing had no trouble getting into an end site but could be problematic if the park had been full and/or with any larger length.

Very helpful and friendly staff at check-in and for delivering firewood. The pool wasn't open yet (mid-March) but looked nice.

We had a "premium" end site with a larger patio, plus they quickly delivered a portable fire pit for us - they only permit pits with a mesh cover which they can provide for free. Right by the 101 so road noise all night; also right by the stream which was high when we were there so pretty scenery.

You can walk on a landscaped path under the highway to the Benbow Inn; highly recommend a meal there to enjoy the history and the good service.

Overall a good spot to explore the redwoods nearby yet return to full hookups and amenities. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Premium end
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I have not had good experiences with KOA. They are mediocre parks, in my experience, with incredibly high prices and unsympathetic staff. Today, we are on our way home to Oregon from San Diego and needed a park. This was about the only place in this area with cable TV. So, we are camped at Benbow KOA in Garberville, CA. The park is old and in need of upgrading, which appears to be under way.

So, we have been pleasantly surprised by the friendly, helpful staff, and the fact that, instead of charging us the advertised $57 a night, we were charged $35 minus a 10% discount because I am a veteran! :) Not only that, but the cable service is good, and I can watch my Oregon Ducks as they lead the TCU Horned Frogs 31-0 at halftime in the Alamo Bowl. Way to go KOA. We will stay here again.

BTW, the park has a little golf course and a pool, for those of you who like that sort of thing. The setting is beautiful, in the California coastal mountains. So, I am warming to KOA...at least to this one. Thanks Benbow KOA. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

Benbow has changed to a KOA campground, but little has changed. There are many permanent trailers, that look run down. Yes, there is a good golf and a new kids play ground. The Internet is not useable; INTERNET IS IMPORTANT and they just don't get it. Our site was next to a perm trailer and was not well kept. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Had an asphalt, pull through site. Needed 1/2 inch board to level side to side. For $60 a night, pad should be level. Good trees for shade. Sewer hook up raised about 10 inches from ground level. Had to lift hose to drain. Saw numerous RVers putting way too much effort into dumping. Sites are short; 60 ft. max length. My rear slide out on drivers side caused me to move 10 feet past end of site to clear sewer vent pipe. This made truck impossible to park in site, without putting wheels on grass. Not a bad park. Needs major improvements to justify $60 a night. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Good base to visit Redwoods and Shelter Cove on Coast

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Not worth the price but park full so guess price not a problem and not much competition. Park now KOA. Park very tight. Sprinklers not adjusted so water ALL over vehicles. Others complained about this also. First impression into park very nice.

Office help nice but know nothing about history of golf course which we understand is of interest to golfers

Won't stop here again. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This can easily be as destination campground. We stayed 3 nights, but certainly did not run out of things to do. Adjacent golf course for those who play. Excellent dinner at the lodge (5star), large pool, spa, playground. Lots of grass, gravel pads, good hookups, excellent cable, good WiFi. In the heart of the Redwoods, this makes a great basecamp for the area. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is right off I-101 so be prepared for road noise all night. Check-in went smooth and park staff was friendly. The roads and campsites are paved; campsites also have a concrete patio with a picnic table, grass, trees, and cable TV. Wi-Fi worked really good. Restrooms and showers were very nice and clean. Laundry room has seven washers and dryers. This park has lots of amenities, plus a golf course. We only stayed overnight. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Near the Redwood National Forest and the Avenue of Giants

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

As stated, this is now a KOA with all of the add on costs you find with KOA. We had 43' rig and towing. We fit but just barely. Had the tow on the lawn. Streets are very narrow and sites all have these 10' pipes at the right hand side as you try to swing onto the site. If you are not there to golf, at $63 it is a park to keep on trucking.

We said NO to the pet friendly question as they charge for each pet. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very well maintained grounds and facilities. Nice showers/bathrooms. Pull-throughs are tight and short. A park in this price range should be perfect. This one was not. Sewer connections are small. Standard fittings don't fit. The restaurant in the adjoining inn is quite pretty, but service was amateurish, and breakfasts were cold. Rate posted was approximate (I couldn't find the bill!). We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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