12 Parks near Lake Hughes, California
Jun 2010 - $10.00
Having read one of the other reviews, I thought this park can't possibly be that bad. Guess what: it is! The sites themselves have no shading or landscaping. Our electricity went off twice during our stay. The showers are abhorrent: literally an inch deep in crane flies and other bugs in the toilets and showers. We stayed only because we had forgotten about the July 4th holiday and every other place close by was full. When you go into the office to complain, they shrug their shoulders, or as one staffer said to me, "Lady, we make minimum wage. We've been through four owners in three years and there's not much we can do about anything." If you can't find another park, look for the nearest Wal-Mart. - Puglady
Jun 2010 - $40.00
We stayed here last year, and it was really nice. It's a different story now. The pool & spa were closed M-Th (even though the temp was in the 90's), the game room was closed due to vandalism (with no date set for re-opening), the laundry room floor had a carpet of dead insects on it (disgusting), weeds and trash are all around, and large rain-made gouges in the dirt made for an uneven RV pad. Plus, the rates have gone up $20.00 a night from our last stay! The good things: the Pro Shop clerk was EXTREMELY helpful and nice, and the Wi-Fi was adequate. The only reason we'll stay here again is that it's close to our relatives and friends. - OTR again
Nov 2009 - $10.00
Since the last review this place is on the upswing. There is a lot of work being done here. I was told someone else took over the resort. We saw at least 30 fairly new golf carts. There is a lot of work ongoing. They are planting trees, putting in large drainage swells and grading etc. This park will be a 9 or 10 when complete. There is a new laundry and a club house. The small pond is filled, so you can use the paddle boats. We were there for 5 days and 2 were windy. But this is canyons and desert and is very common all over southern CA. There is Wi-Fi in the clubhouse. Our Verizon cell phone was very very week and our air card just worked. The hot tub and lap pool were heated. - BLT101
Jul 2016 - $25.00
This is a concrete lot on the north side of the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds with full hookups and 50 amp power for $25/night. We stayed here one night as a stopover on a trip. There are no services here other than hookups. The rv slots are painted lines on the ground.
If you are attending an event at the Fairgrounds, it is an ideal location. If there is no fairgrounds event, as for our night, this camp is quiet and isolated.
There were many longer term residents during our stay, working on the new solar panel farms outside of town according to our neighbor.
The camping slots are wide and easy to access. The power voltage was consistent as the water pressure. Be sure to check in with the RV park manager since they do take reservations. That wasn't clear to us when we used the self service check-in. We later saw it in their printed rules.
We didn't use the bathrooms or showers as we stayed in our unit. There was a consistent 20 knot west wind all night long so nobody was using awnings.
Basic services for a reasonable price. - Gaucho Mac
Mar 2015 - $20.00
This is a great place for what it is - a paved parking lot in the Mojave Desert. Given that it is in Lancaster and most people don't have any reason to come to Lancaster, it is a very good place to stay for a few nights depending on your reason for being in the area.
The bathrooms are extremely clean - free showers - full hookups - very cheap rate $20 a night. It is very clean and quiet - except you can hear the freeway because in the desert sound travels a long ways.
The WiFi is very good and free. The manager is very nice. If you want to pay by credit card you have to wait until she is around - but that was no big deal. Very few channels for TV on the antenna. Satellite signal very good.
Very large level sites - with both pull through and back in. Any size rig could stay here. - NiMo
Jan 2015 - $25.00
My wife and I have stayed at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds RV Park several times in the past because of its location close to where our boys live in Lancaster. The park is large enough that reservations usually are not needed. It has no trees, grass, club houses, pools, pet areas (except for the desert across the street) it also has no laundry facilities or cable. It is a bare minimum city run park with no RV club discounts. It does however have large restroom and showers that are usually clean and in working order that are taken care of by a cleaning crew. The park is all asphalt and it has fairly wide spaces for pull thru's and back end parking. It has a great Verizon signal and easy for RV's of any size to maneuver. It is freeway close.
As for the cons. Read the park rules posted on the wall when you arrive and do the self serve check in and then just flush the rules out of your mind because there is no one who enforces these rules once you clear the front gates. While we know the park is located next to the Fairgrounds we do expect to hear loud speakers during the day if there is an event going on. You may hear a concert till 2am on the weekend. There is also an off road motocross track next door that you will hear loud motorcycles and a PA on Friday to Sunday from 8am to 4PM. We can deal with that but, the go carts, dirt bikes, motorized skateboards and dogs running lose in the park itself should not be expected at an RV park especially run by the city. There is one manager on site and she does nothing but look after her flowers at her RV and just collect the money from the box. If you call her on the list ph. # if will go to voice mail. She does nothing if you ask her in person to do her job as a manager and advise the violators to stop. I know from experience from my past profession that talking to people who ride these loud toys or let their dogs run loose that it only brings anger, animosity and retaliation even if you politely ask someone to stop. You have to keep one eye open so they don't vandalize your property. I have seen this happen to other nice people who just try to ask others to do the same. While I ride a Harley I don't start it until I am ready to leave and I don't make excessive noise to let the world know what I ride. Others don't get that you're not the only person in the world. One more reason why we left Calif.
This park is just conveniently close to our boys and that is why we stay here. If your looking for a really nice park in the Antelope Valley (Lancaster/Palmdale) area then you might want to check out parks in Acton. - SteelHorseRider
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay. The bathrooms and showers were great, as they were recently upgraded, clean and large. However, they close the bathrooms at night and open them back up in the morning. (Not good for late night bathroom runs while our bathroom is being refurbished).
Most of the people were fulltimers living there, with what appeared to be only a handful of sites available for camping. Many of the sites looked 'ghetto', dirty, junky, and messy with broken umbrellas, old furniture and lots of junk laying around. I was a bit uncomfortable. There wasn't much to do besides swim. We tried going for a walk, but there wasn't anything to see or do (besides walking across the street to the ARCO gas station). The pictures on the website made it look much nicer than it really was. Castaic Lake was not in walking distance, however the freeway was.
The on-site store was good sized and well stocked with a variety of supplies and necessities. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Someone patrolled the grounds in a golf cart regularly.
There was no built in campfire ring or place to cook outdoors, but they did provide a portable fire ring and brought it to our site. The camp sites were very close together so there wasn't much room between us and the guy next door to enjoy our campfire and meals outside. - BarbaraD
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Good for overnight close to highway. Nice people in office. Looks like a lot of FT residences. Not for us. Looked somewhat rundown.
Lot spacing is nearby to very close. Site surface was gravel with sunny, open exposure and featured a picnic table. - Susie GR
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is our second stay here this year. We were here March and April this spring and now are here since about August 15, 2015. We're booked to stay through November. I'd love to stay another month after that. It's very easy to get to from I-5 and is very close to our family in Valencia. The park is very clean. They are constantly doing some type of improvements. The pool and Jacuzzi are crystal clean. When were here this spring they put in a fenced dog area. This time I mentioned it was pretty dark at the pet area at night. The next day a light was put up! Yes there are many permanent tenants but I walked through the entire park. All spaces very clean and tidy. The women in the office are awesome and very fun to visit with. There are several truck stops a block away but very quiet in the park. Lots of beautiful mature trees. Love this park and will come here every time we are here to visit family! - Jo Richardson
Nov 2015 - $15.00
No frills is a good way to describe this place. The sites are reasonably sized and can easily accommodate the largest rigs. The location is OK for a stopover but it's not near anything interesting. The 30 amp at our pedestal (#39) did not work, but since we didn't need AC we just used the 20 amp circuit. The wifi and cable TV didn't work. The dump station was closed for some concrete repair. We would come here again for an overnight stopover. - User3589
Jan 2014 - $8.00
Overall, this is a nice no-frills campground located behind the Elks lodge, which is on a busy avenue. We stayed over in the dry camping area (the gravel parking area just west of the lodge) for one night without any hookups, so I can't comment on the quality of them. Train traffic can be heard off in the distance, and during the day, road noise from the street in front of the lodge. Current suggested donations are $8 for dry camping and $18 for the partial hookups. There's lots of room to maneuver big rigs and plenty if space to walk your pets. The camp host was friendly, as we're all the Elk members we met in the lodge. They made us feel like family. We'll definitely stay here again when passing through or when visiting the area longer. - Gyropilot
Nov 2010 - $15.00
We stay here every year when we come to Lancaster to visit with family. This is for Elk members and their guests only. They have lowered the price from $17 to $15 per night. We will stay here again when we come through Lancaster. The Elks is close to almost everything you could need or want. - kathiecarlson
May 2016 - $45.00
The Acton area is beautiful, but for the price I was hoping for more from this park. Facilities are clean but dated, my site was right up against a big cottonwood tree and the roots made it not very level. Staff wasn't very good about enforcing the rules, saw dogs off leash and the like. For those that need to stay connected, Verizon signal was pretty much non-existent, but at least the WiFi was usable. - BeckyIO
Feb 2016 - $39.00
Easy to get to. Office staff friendly. Well laid out. Park is older with smaller spaces especially if you have a slide-out.
Park store had no product except beer & ice cream - disappointing as I needed butter!
Train run next to park at all hours of day & night.
Every space had leaking water faucet, reported but nothing done.
Park has very bad electrical system (low of 90 VAC to a high of 134 VAC). Caused wiring damage to my rig. Others had system protection and it shut them down. We reported this to the park and they did nothing. I reported this to KOA corporate and they referred me back to the park saying it was franchised, talk to the park! No help there, as far as I know the park has done nothing to repair their bad electrical system.
I was part of a 20 coach group (Good Sam) all motorhomes. Over priced for its age and condition and facilities. Large shady trees blocked satellite TV for some - request space without shade tree if you use satellite TV. - User2967
Sep 2014 - $49.00
Strictly a place to stay, overnight. Located off the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) on Soledad Canyon Road (exit 11) the park is about 6 miles off the freeway, so it in an out of the way location. Gravel, and a few shade trees, level sites. Bathrooms and showers were spotless when we were here. No TV reception at all! Must have a satellite dish. The WiFi (Tengo Internet) is open and doesn't require a password, but is a slow as can be, and very spotty. Cell service for AT&T was non existent as well as Verizon (no signal) Sprint phone was able to dial out ok. Heavy canyon winds make for a dusty experience, plus the LA Metrolink trains that come through every 25 minutes can make for an interesting stay. There are some permanent residents here as well, that are co-mingled with the regular clientele. You can hear Lions roar at night that come from Tippi Hedren's house (Shambala), so don't be alarmed. They're caged and it's safe. Like I said at the beginning of this review, strictly a place to overnight, and it would be an out of the way over night. - DayTripper2015
Jun 2016 - $54.00
The power was not good, very few 50amp. They are starting to upgrade. The smaller size sites are much better then the big RV sites. We have stayed here on & off for years. The sewer at the sites is hit or miss as functional. The managers are nice. The trees in most section are huge, good for shade. - tinlv
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This park was awesome. Very clean. Staff were helpful and well informed about the area. The grounds were beautiful. The family lodge was great. Kids activities were fun and even though the family pool was closed they allowed kids in the adult pool a majority of the day. Only thing I can think of that was not up to par was the electrical issues that they are clearly working on. They had all sites that were not working well marked. - Appreciatethedaysyouhave
Mar 2016 - $1.00
We've stayed here before and will stay again. The sites are level and the hook-ups work well. The bathrooms are clean and so are the lodges - both family and adult. There have been quite a few improvements since we were here last: new pool, new 'grass' on the miniature golf course, nice pool tables, and probably others that we did not notice. They serve breakfast on Wednesdays and have other activities throughout the week. Our Verizon wi-fi worked well and so did cell service. You can park in the shady sections on in open sections.
We especially enjoyed the view of the mountains out our windows. - swike
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We have a 40' RV. Main complaint is the small size of the sites, which were very close together, with little or no privacy. Road noise from highway was noticeable. Lots of kids and long-time residents, so a good portion of the park looked shoddy. WiFi was unsecured, but worked well. Staff was great. The park is OK for overnight stays, but I can't recommend for anything longer. - Christopher Scott
Apr 2016 - $45.00
While this is a very clean and well maintained park it an older park designed for smaller RV's. The pull through sites are narrow and not very long. All sites are gravel with a small patio area, some have tables others do not, and no firepits or open fires. If your total length is over 55' you will have to disconnect. The entrance to and exit from the sites is VERY VERY tight with trees, light poles and the utilities placed immediately at site entrance. Then when you exit you have to contend with more trees, light poles and narrow roads to maneuver on. This park was never revamped for today's larger units. As stated, the utility connections are all grouped at the very entrance to the site requiring long hoses and cords. The park cable is 28 SD channels. The WIFI was useable for light browsing and e-mail that's it, NO STREAMING of any kind. There are a lot of permanent units in the park with children coming and going. At $45/night this park is definitely overpriced but since it's in California that's the going rate, if not more. - lllkrob
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Quick stop on the way home from Kern. Only got to stay one night, but it was great! Lot's of trees, clean park, lots of room to walk around. Staff wasn't the nicest, but not the worst either. I left like I was interrupting her, which maybe I was :) we would go back!! - jazander
Nov 2014 - $20.00
Note: For Elks member use only. This is an older Elks lodge, but overall their RV park is nothing fancy but serviceable. There are approximately 21 pull-through sites, most of which should be able to accommodate a total length of about 60 feet. I think 14 of the pull-through sites have concrete pads to park on, with the rest of the RV park being gravel. Most of the pull-throughs have bi-directional hookups (pull in either way). In addition to the pull-through sites, there are plenty of back-in and parallel parking sites. I can't imagine this park ever being completely full. There are no full-hookup sites but a sewer dump is located on site. During our stay the voltage was good and water pressure was 80 psi. Both Verizon and AT&T had weak but usable LTE signals. Upon arrival, register with the friendly and helpful campground host, who's site is marked. We'll definitely stay here again. - Gyropilot
Mar 2016 - $40.00
This is an okay park for an overnighter. Sites are paved and terraced, reasonably level, but no room between for even a chair. Staff is friendly. Our site was a tight fit with our toad, but we managed, and there is overflow parking. Many full-timers, but not an issue. Restrooms were good, clean with hot water and good pressure. There is a pool and hot tub, but pool isn't heated. Wifi was okay. Good access from CA 14. - mlbw
Mar 2016 - $38.00
Stayed here few times as this is the only a decent place around and near north of LA. Had a reservation in advance and check in was swift and efficient by friendly office staffs. It's gated and feels safe. The park ground is completely paved and site is terraced as it sits on a hill, but not difficult to drive a big rig. A bit narrow site, consists of half cement for rig and half grasses, with no picnic table. The space between sites is close but have seen worse. Due to the drought problem, what used to be green grasses are almost gone, and now it's mostly dirt. They could cover all with cement except a sloped portion for a better, useful space and to prevent dirt tracking to the rig. One big concern is a lack of lights at night, even entrance to bathroom/shower facility is so dark that I used my flashlight. Most parks I have been, have a pass code for bathroom/shower. However, I felt very uneasy with no pass code to bathroom/shower, but the laundry room requires a pass code. Swimming pool and laundry seem nice and bathroom/shower is always clean. Park Wi-Fi is almost useless s0 we used our Verizon jet-pack entire time. My iPhone connection was satisfactory but the cable listing is very limited with poor reception. The park itself gives you a rural atmosphere, surrounded with horse ranches and beautiful mountains. We stayed here in a 43' rig and the pad length is long enough to park a tow vehicle. Will definitely back! - lifeisgoodak
Feb 2016 - $25.00
This is about the cheapest park you can find around LA, and it is not that far from everything in LA. The park is good sized, big RV will have no issues with getting around. There is plenty of extra parking, the place is very clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The spaces are a tad close together but not that bad really. There are concrete and gravel sites and trees that are not to big that blocking satellite signal is an issue. The local cities have everything you need and if you like deserts, it can be a lot of fun here as the open desert is not far away. Only three hours to Death Valley as well. The only downside to this park is that the pool is not heated, that might just be this time of year, but a heated pool 365 days would be a plus, the other negative is the poor Wifi. Most times you can get email and such, but with the slow system, when people start coming home, it crawls to a stop and then even watching a YouTube video is near impossible. We would stay here again, we stayed here in a 45' 5th wheel and had enough room. - Randy Campbell
Jun 2015 - $38.00
As we pulled up at the end of a dead end road which is parallel to a steep grade on Highway 5, I noted that there was nowhere to turn around with my 38' RV and tow attached. A miserable looking cinder-block building with a shabby door leads to an unused "pool hall", with no air conditioning. The check-in desk is at the far end. The man who checked me in asked how many dogs we have. When I told him 3, he told me the maximum was 2. He quizzed me on why I said we had 2 on the reservation. I told him that there is no option to select 3 on the online form. I told him we would be happy to go somewhere else if it was a problem. He checked me in, and warned me about the rattlesnakes and other dangerous animals exist in the RV park. None of the sites are even close to level. The whole place is shabby, with cracked concrete pads for tables (there are few), and loose, unpacked granite rock on the sites. I never once saw anyone doing any maintenance. There are no amenities, unless you count the covered pool tables in the "hall", or the archery arrow bag out in the rattlesnake infested area. I've stayed in worse, but not for $38 a night. The only good point is that the spot we stayed in was far enough back from the freeway that traffic didn't keep us up, even with the constant use of jake-brakes by truckers. This is NOT a resort. It is a place to spend the night if you have no other options, or are too tired to drive further. 2/3 of the six people staying here are full-timers. - Pdx discovery
Mar 2015 - $35.00
Spent one quick night traveling from AZ to Nor-Cal. Lot's of full-timers with unkempt sites; looks like it used to have it's hay day; but it well beyond that now. Okay from 6pm to 6am the next day; that's it. NO At&T or Verizon; no WiFi or Cable. - eWindsor
May 2014 - $42.00
We stayed here over Memorial Weekend this year. The name would imply that it was near a lake... nope... it is about six miles north of the lake and on the opposite side of the freeway. Don't expect to be camping near a lake. "Resort"... nope, more like "dump". It would be the perfect site for a horror movie. The whole place is in disrepair. Weeds everywhere. No grass. Garbage lines the hillsides. The place is in great need of an exterminator (roaches). They claim to have a "mini-mart", but it is really just a couple of wire racks with junk food. There are a few other items, but you would be better off to drive down the highway about 10 miles to the next town to get what you need. The owners barely speak clear English and so conversing is difficult. The pool seemed clean though. The playground is archaic and full of weeds. I wouldn't want my children playing there. There is an area near the rear of the park that it appears that some people live there full time. They have junk all around their RVs. The place is a mess. The rates are high for what you get and you don't receive a detailed invoice, so you aren't even really sure how the charges are broken down. They have full hook ups, however; they ask you not to drain your gray water. ?? What?? They advertise having wi-fi and cable TV. Ummm... nope! Couldn't even get internet on a phone, let alone on a laptop. We would NOT recommend this place for anyone. If you are traveling along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA and need a spot to sleep overnight, you would be better off at the Flying J at the Frazier Park exit. - tomandlori