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Nicolaus, California

Lake Minden - NACO

Nicolaus, California



Nicolaus, California
Phone: (530) 656-2700

Sites: 162
Recent Rate: $1 6/2016

Latitude: 38.8966192234071
Longitude: -121.569846868515

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean power, good water. OK on shade. Spot was pretty level. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Like many other Thousand Trails parks, this one needs a lot of maintenance. The putt-putt course is basically unplayable, the septic system that serves the full-hookups section is undersized or just broken and full-hookups sites can only dump every other day, all of the buildings show major signs of age and wear. However, we had fun here. A stroll around the lake is pleasant. There are two playground -- both very minimal and in need of repair -- but out kids enjoyed them. The family clubhouse has been updated and is nice and clean. We'd stay again, but good glory I wish they'd fix the issue with the full hookups sites. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's nothing within 20-30 minutes. You'll be driving down towards Sacramento if you need a grocery store.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time staying at the Lake Minden TTs. Check-in was super fast and easy with the attendant already having our paperwork prepped. We found a nice site in Section D. All the sites in this section are angled so very easy to back in. This section is 30 amp and with water and the power is very smooth even during mid day with A/Cs running. All the individuals we interacted with were very friendly which is something we have grown use to at TTs parks. It does get hot as there doesn't seem to be much mid-day breezes. The lake in the middle of the park is a nice size and we kayaked on it a few times. Overall, the park is a good place to come to just rest as it is about 18 miles north of Sacramento. We will be back when passing through this area. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Section D
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been coming to this Campgrounds since 1993. The Staff has always been friendly on each of our visits.

During the week you can see the maintenence crew working around the park keeping things neat and trim.

The staff cleans the bathrooms completely on a daily basis.

This is more a membership park than a public facility. And, as a group of members, we also help in keeping this campground clean. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D30
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy check in and very friendly staff. Nice location and setup. Level space with w/e, no sewer. Only full hookups are by entrance, A section, and they were full. These are back to back and several had a long unit that took up both spaces. C section is where we stayed. We're going to stay 7 days, but left after 4. Sticker burrs and sweet gum trees. Our cat did not like either and we had to wash the car several times to get the sap off. Would stay here again but away from trees, maybe over by the entry road by the lake. Mosquitos were a huge problem as the sun went down. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
C66
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping about 25 miles away but lots of choices.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Luckily, this was just a one night stop. I had a reservation but that just meant "go find a spot and let us know the number". We were told to go to the back area along a slow and dusty road. It was very crowded and the places are tight. Some very nice spots were "reserved annuals". We finally found a back in that we barely fit. The BBQ had trash in it, the table was filthy and the cockle burrs were horrendous. Our dogs could barely walk around outside our 35ft fifth wheel. The lake looked nice enough. We would never stay here again. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Received very sketchy information from the office about our site. We drove around until we found one that looked available. The sites available for overnight are basically some gravel driveways in a ball field. The first two sites we tried did not have functioning electric hook-ups. Our site was not level and there is no cable. Fortunately, the camp was not crowded and we liked the quiet, open space. Satellite worked great. Dogs loved the open lawns around the park. Too expensive for zero amenities. Would not stay again. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for an overnight, not a member. Was led to believe there were 50amp service, found out only 30 amp. Also was told WIFI was available. That's true, but only at the office area. I was told to find a spot in the back area, which is a good 1/2 mile from the office. Roads are dirt/gravel and very dusty. Lots of full timers. One place had junk piled up around it and was surrounded by a chicken wire fence. The overall condition of the park was fair at best. When I went to open the electrical box to plug in, the cover came off in my hand. I would never stay here again. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a pretty lake location. It is nestled in a quiet area. The camp ground surrounds the private lake, which I am guessing is actually an irrigation pond.

There are rv and dry camping tent sites here.

There are two rv areas. The one at the back side of the lake is nice, and was completely full when I got here at 6 pm on a Friday.

The front area has tiny RV spaces. The parking conditions reminded me of an RV storage area. A number of campers have expanded into 2 spaces.

I actually pulled into a space backwards (front in) so that I wouldn't be so close I could reach out and touch my neighbor from my main door.

I have a 24 foot conversion Van with no slides. I can pull in just about anywhere. While I was on a walk past the office I saw a gentleman with a big motorhome who had driven the park unable to find a space he could fit in.

i am here for one Friday night as an overnight stop on a long trip. I would not recommend this park, at least not on a busy weekend, unless one gets here mid week to secure a nice spot.

I camped here on a Thousand Trails membership. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this park. Very friendly staff. Really clean. The fishing is good too. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was a member rate. This campground is all about the lake and on any given day there are several people fishing and swimming. The other draw is nearby Sacramento. Downtown is about 30 minutes away and the airport is even closer. There are two primary campgrounds. One is the old, original campground. It is tight with, basically, two RVs sharing a spot big enough to be one small campsite. Not only are the conditions crowded, but several rental cabins have been put on the spots nearest the lake. This section, right by the entry has not one, but two activity buildings, a weekend restaurant, mini-golf, has full hookup sites, and a laundry. There are also signs posted everywhere that electrical voltage is low in that section. The other RV campground is on the far corner of the property (there are also a couple of tenting areas). This campground is the mirror reverse of the other campground. There are no amenities aside from the restrooms. The sites are somewhat larger, they are only water/electric, and the electric works fine (although it is also only 30 amps). Coming and going from this area of the campground is a bit tedious because the road is one way around the lake and the speed limit is 5 mph. That may not sound like much but after a while it gets tiresome to creep in and out for every trip. We had a full scale Verizon 4G cell and data signal. The campground is surrounded by walnut groves and farmland and for years the lake has been a draw to folks wanting to get out of the city. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Small enclosed lake with swimming area. Sewer hookups in A section, but only available on alternate days at specific times. Low voltage in A section. About 20 miles from Sacramento. Good Verizon phone & data. Good over the air TV. Level gravel sites. Price is for TTN members. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The back row and side of D Section are now mostly blocked off for annual sites. The other sites in D are large, level, gravel pads with grass in between. W/E only but Section A has full hookups. The lake is big enough for kayaking, has a swim beach and fishing docks. The coin operated laundry is tiny, only 4 washers and maybe 4-6 dryers in a small room. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Thousand Trails park hence the $1 charge. We have been coming here for several years. With Encore taking over TT this park has really slipped. The trees nee trimming to allow satellite TV access, grass around pads is tall, actually lost water line in the tall grass. No longer has a gate guard. Registration process is a fiasco. It seems that since Encore took over numerous people have been laid off and service has really gone down hill. Even though we can stay here for free we will be looking for another place the next time thru. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Prior evaluation was correct for most part; the $15 for pumping is for 1 visit. The staff is not always friendly. This park is going through a transition from being owned by TT to being owned by Equity Lifestyles, BUT there is no one on site that can explain what that means to TT owners. AT&T is very spotty. We might return. We camped at Lake Minden - NACO in a Motorhome.

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