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Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park)

Garberville, California


7000 Benbow Dr
Garberville, California 95542
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.06803
Longitude: -123.78596

Elevation: 399' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Got a pull through site but they failed to tell me utilities are at the back of the site so had to unhook the car No escort to site, no trash pick up and the site just fit the car are motor home Cable selection was good I am a KOA VIP member (frequent user) and to add insult to injury I had to pay a $3 pet fee Park was only about 5% full I can see why - I will not say here again We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

Had been raining heavily. Site was spongy muddy grass. Very little pavement so had to walk thru the mud. They should have off season rates. This place is way over priced. 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
Think it was 68
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Ben Bow Inn part of the complex was a good place for happy hour but new "new age" menu did not appeal.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 90
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: 100
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

As the previous reviewer stated the park is old and even though it says it's "big rig" friendly it really isn't. We have a 42' motorhome and maneuvering in the park is tight. The interior roadways and sites are all asphalt and mostly in disrepair and rough with some potholes. The sites will hold a big rig but parking a tow vehicle is difficult without blocking a portion of the roadway. If you want (need) 50amp service you need to tell them when checking in or making reservations otherwise most of the sites only have 30amp. The 50amp sites are referred to as "premium" sites. There are lots of trees so some sites make satellite reception iffy. We only stayed one night so can't comment on water pressure, etc. I really doubt if we would stay here again as a destination stop although overnight would work in a pinch. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This park is centrally located in California Redwood country. It is an older facility as other reviewers have noted but has been well-maintained. It has been a favorite of ours for many years. Sadly however rates have been increased aggressively over the past two years to the point that it is way over-priced. We will not be going back. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This is by no means a resort park. This is an old park that hasn't seen an upgrade this century. The spaces are narrow and short, but they are not jammed together. It is nicely landscaped, but the restrooms and showers were dirty the two days I checked to see if I would use them. The office staff was friendly, but the overnight guy should not be allowed to get close to the public. He was very rude and insulting. They had no Wi-Fi service, even though they claimed to. The extra charge for dogs was horrible since all of the permanents left their dogs tied up all day outside their RV. If they would have refunded my money I would have gone somewhere else, and I asked. This park may have been nice at one time, but it no longer is worth the exorbitant prices they charge, and it is more joke than resort. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Pro's - It's a pretty spot, on Lake Benbow with a golf course. They seem to really be catering to golfers so if that's your thing you will probably like it. The wifi worked well, too. The staff was friendly and there is a nice store and laundry. Cons - Definitely OVERPRICED. They charged us $5 for an extra person. They also charge a daily rate for dogs, not for cats. Sites are narrow and with a 40 ft motorhome we had to jockey around to fit in the site and put out the slides. There are also some raggedy perms here too - you would not expect that at a resort park. The cable tv did not work at our site. We only stayed one night so I did not pursue it. I could not get our rooftop satellite dish to get a signal from our campsite so we had no tv here. Some of the facilities were closed due to off season. The utilities were adequate and we did get a 50 amp site but in mid November this is way off season and the park was only about 15% occupied. If I was traveling through here again I would not stay here - I would probably look for a free camp in an unoccupied parking lot in Garberville or Willits, or stay at the Redwood Empire fairgrounds in Ukiah. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This park is getting old as others have commented. We have stayed here several times and every time we ask why did we come back. The streets are too narrow with cars parked in the street. We saw several coaches having trouble getting into the spaces including us. The only 50 amp sites are on the ends and they are never available. So 30 amp are the only sites available. We camped at Benbow KOA (formerly Benbow RV Park) in a Motorhome.

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