11 Parks near Madera, California
Jan 2016 - $27.00
Stayed here for a week visiting family. RV sites are in rear of mobile home park, visually might not be the best. Lived here for most of my life and maybe understand the area more. Very quiet, no safety concerns. The couple that runs office are very nice. Price reflects weekly rate of $185. This is a cash only place, and office does smell like smoke. Be aware that restroom facility is older, maybe clean not appealing. Used shower in rv. All said nice stay, would use again because of its proximity to Madera. - Randoni
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Good place to stay a day or two. 50 amps must use higher priced pull through. Older park with some junky perminant guests. - Journey39k
Mar 2011 - $30.00
Country Living is a decent park conveniently located off 99 for an overnight stop. The price is $30, cash only. The smell of cigarettes is pretty strong in the office so if you're sensitive, you might want to send someone else in. The sites are well laid out and easy to get in and out of. The park was quiet and we'd stay again. - Travelfish
Jun 2016 - $50.00
The feel here was very "gated community" with a lot of rules but I think if I was an owner I might want it that way as well. I think if you're a golfer this is a great place. Though we received a "discount" since we didn't golf. The club is an easy walk and the restaurant was fine. The lake is really a pond but still it was lovely to sit outside there. The pool area is very nice with a grill you can use. We stayed a week here because we were using it as a home base for day trips. Both Yosemite and Monterey we a couple hours drive away. I wouldn't stay a week again. 4 full days would probably have been perfect for us. If you get a back-in site on the "lake" beware. We were told we would fit and did not. Parking is in a different area. They do pick up your trash every morning. It took me days to get the laundry finished because you are limited to using only one washer and dryer. - Nini03
Apr 2016 - $50.00
We stayed a couple of nights passing through the area. This was our second stay here. Apparently we didn't rate the first stay.
The park is a short drive from HWY 99 (Exit 170) along paved, 2 lane roads. The park has gated access so you're given a remote to open the gate.
The sites are a mixture of back-ins and pull-throughs. There seemed to be the extended stay sites. There is significant bump to transition from the road to the pad similar to driving over a curb. Several of the parking pads are experiencing broken concrete. The parking pads are narrow. This park understands the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were level and flat. Distance or hedge rows establishes privacy between the sites. There are manicured grass lawns with the sites and throughout the park. Curbside garbage pickup.
There are a few trees scattered around the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure didn't show any cable or broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The park provided WiFi was excellent but occupancy was low. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about the reception.
The designated fenced pet area was in a corner. It had a grass surface. There was a bag dispenser and waste collection station in the fenced pet area for waste. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. But there weren't any bag dispensers and waste collection stations around the park for waste.
The clubhouse, pool & hot tub amenities and park's appearance made this a pleasant stop over. We would stay here again if the need arose while traveling through the area. Don't believe we would want to make it an extended stay site due to the limited shopping nearby and the complimentary round of golf for 2 per site per night. - bsb814
Apr 2016 - $50.00
Great place to stay when visiting Yosemite. Beautiful site across from a lovely fountain; incredibly well kept park. Gated and secure. Lots of shrubs between sites made for more privacy. We'd been through some dirt and mud on the way there and the manager recommended someone to come to the site and clean our RV. He did a great job! - Betty2016
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This was our favorite campsite so far. Hiking trails, beautiful campsites, kind camp hosts, a lake, fishing, swimming, super dog friendly, a disc golf park, beautiful area....so good we can't wait to return. - Two_Huschels
Jan 2016 - $15.00
This is still one of my favorite places in California if you want a super-quiet place, in a very pretty area, and slightly out of the way. Yes, it is probably not the best choice for a really big rig, but my 32' Class C fits in most spaces very well and sites are nicely spread out. Verizon service is best from one of the higher sites. During the week off-season, it is mostly empty, but there is always a camp host. And the dump station is often locked off-season during the week because local people tend to sneak in and use it without authorization. All I had to do was stop at the camp host, and he drove down and unlocked it for me. Lake level was up 8' from early December, which is nice but still not good enough for anything but kayaking, but the rolling hills coming in were green instead of brown for a change, with views of snow in the distant mountains. Very pretty place. - judy_online
Apr 2015 - $10.00
We paid the senior pass rate. Lake levels were very low but still good for fishing and kayaking. Campground is built on a hill so it was not very easy to find a site that was level enough for a difficult 40' MH. Large pull-thrus and back ins, some with electricity and water available around the loops. Verizon 4G was OK and 3G for phone was OK. Very well taken care of. Easy dump station access. Slow during the week, a little busier on weekends. Site 40 was very level and very long with a good view of the water. - rhianna
Apr 2016 - $21.00
The park is clean and for $21 a good overnight stop. The spaces are tight and there are some low hanging tree branches. Use the second driveway to enter and exit. - retiredfields
Mar 2016 - $21.00
We stayed here overnight. Management was awesome. Apparently the previous management did not keep the park up. It now looks great flowers and greenery everywhere. They made accommodations for us since there were no pull thru's and we really wanted to stay hooked up and we still had full hookups. - Dave's Wife
Feb 2016 - $21.00
Loved this quaint little park. Only drawback is so so wi-fi and trains that run at all hours. Would return to this park when in area. - N West
Jul 2016 - $44.00
A very pleasant surprise. We didn't even know it was here when we lived in Fresno many years ago. All sites are paved asphalt, with a concrete sitting area along with a very nice plastic picnic table. Sites are pretty level, but we did need to add 1 leveler. This was formally a Mobile Home park but closed many years ago; now is setup entirely for RV's. New owners are very nice. Would definitely stay again as park is very clean and well maintained. Just a few blocks south of Herndon on Blackstone. Close to many shopping areas, and a car wash just a few doors down. - mandrgames
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Nice park in the city. Staff friendly. Close to shopping and restaurants. About 8 miles off CA 99. - Nini03
May 2016 - $35.00
Had to head to Fresno due to a family emergency. Found this park on this website and while on the road. Luckily there were vacancies. Surprised to find it in the middle of town but pleasantly surprised. Sites were big and we had enough space for canopy and chairs on the grass. Even my relatives who live there had no idea this place existed and were surprised at the quality. There are plenty of full timers or people who work here during the week and head home on the weekend. But it is clean and quiet despite being near major roads. Mature trees provide good shade. Our dog loved the large area of grass near our site. Will stay here again with no hesitation. - SotoL-L
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park indeed IF you want to get away from the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Facilities were spotless. All hookups were fine. The price is great. Dump station is easy to use. There is plenty of hiking, walking and fishing to keep you busy. Be prepared for: rough roads going out to the park, no wifi, very sketchy wireless service and active rattlesnakes. Just be prepared. We stayed here for 8 days and enjoyed everyday knowing that you must be vigilant and watch the trail or road in front of you. This campground would be a 10 if the roads were a bit better getting there. Its worth the trip!! - Beech35p
Mar 2015 - $15.00
This is a beautiful campground atop a hill overlooking the lake. The area is rolling hills full of wildflowers and falcon nests. Antenna is good, Wi-Fi is good when it works. AT&T and Verizon signals fluctuate, hotspots are not reliable. There is absolutely no traffic noise. Wildlife abounds with howling coyotes, turkeys, falcons, gophers, bunnies, and tons of birds. The only disruption are the weekenders that descend on the campground and party all night until they leave on Sunday. - LifeRidingShotgun
Oct 2013 - $15.00
This was a very pleasant campground, but trees and location meant no view of the lake. Had no trouble getting satellite reception, but no cell service at all. I had a full hookup site for the price shown with a senior federal pass. I only spent one night because of the lack of cell service, but would come back again. - judy_online
Nov 2015 - $35.00
We almost didnt stay when we first arrived. It is an older park and we did read the reviews on this site. Apparently there have been some changes as there were 8x11 home made signs directing us to the office which would have been confusing had it not been for the nice young man in the trailer in the front of the park. He explained that the manager and office relocated and he had purchased the trailer from the park. I think a previous review bashed him stating he had harrassed people and was loud, I found no reason for such statements. He seemed very polite and knowledgable about the area and the park. The pool was closed for winter but it was crystal clear. The wifi was fine our entire stay, which was 5 days. The back of the park was not an area that I would want to stay as it is definitely long long term people, and they were messy. The road noise isnt as bad as stated in previous reviews; there is, however, a lady in a red car that drives in and out at all hours of the night playing her music very loudly. That was unpleasant to deal with. The area is a bit sketchy but the people that live in the front of the park were very nice and we felt safe and secure. Make sure you have a 50 to 30 amp pigtail if you only have 30 amp service . We were lucky the young man in the front mobile home had one and he graciously loaned it to us. Over all we had a nice stay and will return next time we are in Fresno. - ROADster1
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I am not sure if this park should take overnighters (we stayed 2 nights). We planned on staying a week using the park as a homebase, but between the drunk men in a corner site to all the traffic that went to the back of the park and the park owner (we think). Let's just say if she is the owner, she needs to hire a manager. Now if she owns the place it's hers to ruin, but if she is the manager then lord help them. We had go to the office twice. Each time I went to the office it was the same. The office was empty, so I had to knock on the door of the trailer it is attached too. Both times a woman with no teeth, a large black man, and the owner come out of the trailer smelling like a marijuana factory, all three of them high as kites. It was just surreal and an absolutely bizarre.
There are 4 mobile homes in front that are very clean and tidy. We didn't see one worker anywhere in the park; it just looks like nobody cares. DO NOT go in the back section; there is alot of traffic going back there all night long and we saw a Sheriffs Patrol car several times heading back there. Large lawn areas that seem to be the tenants yards (it is unclear), the roadways are narrow and need some repair work done. We saw lots of dogs off leash. The residents are a diverse group of characters. They were polite and friendly for the most part. The sites are difficult to maneuver, but the people are happy to help guide you in. I try to find the good in everything; lets just say this park was a challenge for me. This park could be a nice little park, but that will only happen if gets new management. My kids were terrified, we will never go back. - TruTrentTru
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I did not like my stay at this park. The WiFi stopped working after my first night. There is also a man who lives in front of the park that harasses people about where they park. His home was next to my site and he made a lot of noise at night. I was going to stay for an extended period but I was not comfortable there. The lady that runs the park seemed to be very nice. The guy who lives in front of the park is definitely going to destroy their business. This seems more like a place where people live with a few areas for travelers. There was a couple that lives near the front that I talked to that were very knowledgeable and friendly. The park grounds were in pretty good shape considering the drought we are in. The front of the park is clean and well maintained. However, when you go to the back some areas are very messy. There was a recreational room that was closed and I couldn't go swimming because the pool was green. Overall I was not happy with my stay. Good luck with your future guests because you will need it with the neighbor in the front of your park. When I come back next year I will look for another park to stay. - BigDH
May 2016 - $30.00
After driving all over town trying to find this place we found that the manager wasn't around. She finally arrived and we checked in. She then informed us that the restrooms and showers were out of order. We had made reservations for 2 nights, but changed it to 1 after we heard that. After assigning our space we walked back to the end of the park and it was in terrible condition with old rundown trailers. We have a very large RV and there was no way we could pull it into the spot she had assigned us. There was not another spot available thank goodness so we asked for a refund and ran. This was one of the worst parks I had ever seen. - H1 -
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We were going to be a late arrival so we made our arrangements over the phone. We arrived at 7 pm and with the freeway construction, it was almost impossible to find the place. When we did, we found an old mobile home park that was very dark, no lighting, no signage directing us to our spot. As we drove through looking for our spot, the residents gave us the once over as we passed. At that point, our only concern was finding the exit. We didn't feel safe, we didn't stay, and don't really care if we get our money back. - Dds
May 2011 - $35.00
This is not an RV park but a seedy, old mobile home park in desperate condition with ancient mobile homes in desperate condition. It has recently been purchased, and the new manager is making improvements as fast as possible, but he has a very long way to go. Very nice, helpful manager. They have one site at the very front of the park, but getting into it was just too iffy for our big rig. We appreciated the offer to clean up another site where large equipment was parked, but the park is just not ready for RVers so we did not stay. - Nillawilla
Feb 2016 - $40.00
The staff at this park have excellent customer skills: we were greeted as we drove in and directed to a drive through space. The owner was also very friendly and kind. The park (which is primarily a mobile home park) is lovingly well-maintained. Unfortunately for us, single-night RVers are placed right next to a very busy, noisy frontage road. Add in a nearby train's whistle several times overnight, we got little sleep. However, we felt safe here and there was plenty of room for us to walk our 3 large dogs on leash. There are a few run-down mobile homes in the park (someone else mentioned that) but most are well cared for residences. It is a fine place for a single night's stay. - beckydmc
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Very well maintained park with the friendliest staff we've ever encountered. The big rig sites are on the frontage road but we never found the noise to be an issue. I give them a 9 only because the neighborhood is not the best, right at the same freeway exit is where all of the "no-tell motels" are located and you get quite the show as you drive by, but you do drive right on by. The park is several blocks from there, in a rural-residential neighborhood. As we drove up the manager ran right out to greet us and direct us to our spot and even helped with navigating the tight squeeze between 2 posts. (One of which my husband hit anyway because he doesn't always listen.) She checked on us occasionally, and even checked on our dog while we were out. While we were here they always seemed to have people going in and out of their transient sites, so make sure you make a reservation. If you must stay in Fresno, this is a great place and we would definitely recommend it to anyone. - Cristine
Jun 2011 - $35.00
The park is very small and the spaces available for overnight RV's are next to the frontage street. This is more of a long term trailer park. It is in a very bad neighborhood. The owner of the park had me take my bikes and the rack off of my trailer because of routine theft at night and place them in his storage building. Even with my large cable and pad lock he stated they will just cut it off with bolt cutters. I had no plan on spending that time considering I was only there overnight. Everything else was fine but we did not feel safe at all. It was quiet at night early on. - stktrader
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This review covers the Meadows camping area of Millerton Lake SRA. The Meadows area has the RV/hook up sites. Full hook ups, W/P/S are in the RV Loop, sites 120-144; sites 117, 118 and 119 have W&P, no sewer, but there is a dump station that you pass on the road to Meadows. The RV sites are arranged in a loop.
Sites 120-144 are basically just large asphalt spaces. Plenty of room for an RV and a large vehicle or two small vehicles parked either in front of the RV or along side if you don't want to put out the awning.
Behind the RV site, off asphalt is a picnic table and fire ring. Sites 132, 133, 120 and 144 are ADA sites. There is quite a bit of extra room at these sites, and the picnic areas also have a wood canopy over the picnic area.
Sites 117-119 do not as much asphalt as the other RV sites and also have the picnic canopy. These sites will still accommodate a large RV. Sites 117-119 more closely resemble a campsite than the other asphalt full hookup sites.
The camp host is at the entrance of the RV loop.
There are bathrooms/coin operated showers at each end of the RV loop. I didn't use the showers, but I noted that they were clean and attended to. All bathrooms and showers are individual rooms.
The non-RV sites all have water (spring loaded spigot, no threads) and are ample and all seem to have canopies. If you don't absolutely have to have power and sewer and can get buy with water in our tank, these sites are actually very nice, some overlooking the lake.
As of 4/3/2016 the lake is nearly full again with the water level just shy of the spillway. When the snow cap melts later in the Spring the lake will probably release water.
The comfort station at the entrance to the loop has a water machine similar to what you see in front of supermarkets, .50 cents a gallon. The machine also sells ice, 8 lbs for $5.
The roads to the campground are in good shape.
No WiFi, but cell service (Verizon) had a strong signal. - Jmaellis
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Nice setting. Very spacious sites and shade canopies. Very quiet in off season. Stayed in non-hookup site although those are available. - Willie Wall
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Great camping. Asphalt parking gets hot during summer. Big trees behind spot. Easy access to lake. - bob213