1 Park near Lotus, California
Mar 2016 - $5.00
The roads are somewhat improved compared to prior reviews. The main road is good, some roads are gravel, and some are still in need of repair. Roads are somewhat pot-holed and narrow, but we had no issues navigating to our spot.
We like the riverview sites, even though they don't have sewer hook-ups. The sites are along the American river and popular for rafting. A honey wagon is available for $25.
At check in you will need to show registration and proof of insurance. This is a popular spot and the river sites were nearly full in March.
River view spots are close, but we were able to fully extend slides and awning with a little breathing room. It was helpful that park staff allowed us to park our truck in a 'common' area close by. - mtnflyer
Nov 2015 - $40.00
A Thousand Trails campground. We stayed as a guest. Somewhat remote site with a few small towns nearby. Used mostly in the summer for white-water rafting. Next to a small river, but too cold to use in November. We were here in late November and it got down to the 24 at night, so we had to disconnect our water hoses before going to bed at night. Staff was extremely nice upon arrival and willing to help with anything. They even filled our propane tanks on Thanksgiving day. Paved access roads were the worst I've ever seen. More pot holes that a Belgium waffle. It appears like there are two lanes to check-in, but they are so narrow that when a few campers are checking in, you have to wait for them to finish before you can drive your car back to your campsite. Same with driving out the exit. It's only wide enough for one vehicle to exit, but they have the dump station right in the middle of the exit gate, so when you try to drive out, you may have to wait for 2-3 campers leaving the campground and dumping their tanks. Extremely poor planning for the entry & exit of this campground. The very friendly staff is the only reason I rated this a 3. We would not stay here again without the paved roads being fixed and after they widen the entry/exit lanes. - San Diego Traveler
Oct 2015 - $5.00
TTN Park, rate shown for 50A. 15 full hook-up sites, all full when we arrived. Very difficult park to navigate. Very steep hill with a sharp turn to reach the sites near the South Fork of the American River. Our site, H22, was a back-in, W/E, facing the river. Restrooms & showers were closed when we arrived and we were told they would be re-opened in "a couple hours." Wi-Fi available at the lodge and some places in the CG if you are lucky. The men's restroom at the Lodge was plugged and flooded, then closed for the last three days. Where the roads were paved the surface is crumbling and very rough, the remainder are gravel. Oak trees are shedding their fruit and when the wind blows sounds like a huge hail storm. The staff was friendly and helpful when we checked in. There is no HDTV available here, some sites satellite but mostly the trees interfere. It rained the day we arrived and the sites along the river were pretty muddy. We checked in on Saturday and decided to cut our visit here short and pulled out Wednesday. The closed restroom/shower problem in H was not yet repaired when we left. The CG dump station is at the exit from the park. We probably would return if in the area in the future. - SilverBear