1 Park near Lotus, California
May 2016 - $10.00
This is a great little park right on the River. The sites in the D section had plenty of room to back up. Our only concern is that the town of Lotus is in a very steep valley. There is no way to get into or out of it except by winding, twisty, up and down roads -some with very little turning radius. There are big rigs in here, but we wonder how they got in and how they will get out! Friendly staff, mostly gravel roads. - Cheryl39
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