Review Count: 246 States Visited: 33 Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $26.00
The rate reflects a $2 per day senior discount. Unfortunately, we did not have great experiences at this otherwise very nice California State Park. The park setting on Clear Lake is very pleasant and pretty. Just a note on the lake: when we were there the lake was very pretty; however, the lake can get very significant algae blooms and can be pretty ugly and smelly. The park is large with many campsites and day-use areas. When we were there only one area was open. There are no hook-ups at the park, but there is a dump station. Our Verizon phone and data card worked well in the park with 4G service. There are nice board walks and some trails in the park. There were a lot of people fishing. A warning: the lake is heavily contaminated with mercury. I would never eat any fish out of the lake. Our experience was not good because of fellow campers. We had reserved a site ahead of time. Check in was easy. When we went to our assigned site the problems started. Two sites over was a camper with a very loud “contractor” generator running and a junked up site. We knew that we could not live with that so we went back to the entrance booth and asked to change sites. They were happy to do so, so we found a site far away from our first site – much better. Unfortunately, there was a large group that set up a few sites down. They partied and made noise until well into the night. So, a very nice park experience was very significantly marred by other campers. We are not for sure if these are locals or what the problem is, but apparently this park gets a lot of party groups. We were there on a weekend. Perhaps it would be better during the week. However, we will probably not visit this park again because of the folks that seem to frequent this park. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 43 States Visited: 13 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $25.00
The park is wonderful. Big family gatherings with loud television all day and shouting to each-other. They seem to "own" the place. However silence after 10 p.m. The regulations are quite clear, but one cannot complain anywhere as everything was closed even during this busy season. We were lucky to had a reserved site rather far from the crowd, who prefer the sites on the lake side. We had enough shadow. We would not stay here again due to the nuisance of other campers, who react rather rude when I made a remark about their TV. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 19 States Visited: 4 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $25.00
This was our first trip to Clear Lake State Park.. Very Nice park. spaces can be pretty tight dor come trailers.. We have a very small teardrop trailer so the space we have was perfect! We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 10 States Visited: 2 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $15.00
This was a very nice campground. Spacious sites available right on the water, though you need to be careful of the mosquitoes. The hiking paths are great for those with small children. Nothing too strenuous but definitely difficult enough too make sure they take a good nap. Lots of wildlife. The lake is gorgeous at sunset and the tremendous amount of fishermen tell us that the sunrise is beautiful too. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 205 States Visited: 20 Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $18.00
We enjoyed this park and didn't have any problems finding a spot for our Class A (35'). Very strict on their quiet hours, running generators and pets. Found it to be very quiet on the off season. Their are two sections of this park. The lower section where you first come into the park and the other being up the hill. Both are very nice with the upper cg having some lake views. The lower section being more larger rig friendly. There's hiking trails and fishing/swimming here. They have wifi within 150-200 ft. from the Rangers Station. Don't know how well it works as I didn't use it. We would stay here again. We camped at Clear Lake State Park in a Motorhome.