10 Parks near Oakdale, California
Jul 2016 - $15.00
RV here during the summer. We like to row. This year the reservoir is so low it's like the irrigation districts are draining it. This leaves the "beaches" slimmy and algae ridden :(. Nice park otherwise. - kdanzi
Jun 2016 - $15.00
We arrived without a reservation. The Campground directory said they didn't accept them. But, they are on reserveamerica.com. Despite the fact that there were dozens of empty sites we were told that we were lucky to get a 'walk in' site Guess all the other sites were held for possible reservations for one night ... probably not. The shower had three stalls. The handicap shower was not functioning. Another shower had a broken shower head. The remaining shower was the filthiest, dirtiest shower I have, in over 35 years of camping, ever been in. There was actually human excrement on the floor. Imagine! I reported these conditions to the park management. The polite young man said, "Yeah, we have a lot of persons at this park who make a mess of the rest rooms and showers." I'll say. The price is right, obviously. But, there are reasons for that. I spent 10 minutes picking up butts, bottle tops, and other stuff from the campsite, too. For a County-run facility this is am embarrassment. - Elton
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Stayed here 2 weeks while waiting for reservations at Yosemite. This is a beautiful area with a large reservoir for water recreation and hundreds of campsites and day use sites. FHU sites $25, Primitive $20. $10 off either for seniors. Virtually all sites are right on the water. We arrived on a Monday and noticed some trash around sites, but the next day it was gone. The rest of the week until Friday was wonderful and quite with less than 10% of the primitive sites occupied and most of the approx. 200 full hook up sites occupied. We stayed in a primitive site with a beautiful view of the reservoir and easy access for our kayaks.
All the good things ended on Friday when the park was overrun with thousands of campers arriving and packing the park to the gills. The weekend was wild with noise, drinking, and boats/jet skis racing around the lake. Most don't pay any attention to the 10pm quiet time and everyone just dumps their trash on the ground. By Sunday night, the entire park is a trash dump with every conceivable kind of trash on the ground including a lot of food despite the fact that there are around 100-150 large square trash dumpsters spread throughout the park. Every campsite has a dumpster located within 50 yards of the site.
We travel the US fulltime and, after a weekend, this is the trashiest campground we've encountered. It's a shame such a beautiful area like this gets trashed by the locals that come out to party and drink their weekend away. - freestyle freddy
Oct 2013 - $25.00
This campground is off the beaten path . It was almost deserted this time of year. The reservoir makes the setting quite lovely. You can sit close to the water and watch the ibis try to catch fish. The weekend brings local families and fishermen. It is quite dusty but if you want a break from the crowds this is it. - Lee and Paul
Nov 2009 - $20.00
This is a great park for the price. We stayed here in the months of November and December. It was quiet and peaceful. It only has 30 amp service but that was sufficient during this time of year. Lots of fishing and easy access in and out of the park. - crownblackdiamond
Mar 2009 - $23.00
About 150 full hook-ups. Paved interior roads. Each site has a concrete pad for parking rig and pad for picnic table. Discounts offered for senior citizens, disabled and disabled veterans, the latter no cost. There was a torrential downpour when we arrived so there was lots of standing water in puddles. Very few campers at this time of the year, perhaps, 7-8 with several appearing to be there for lodging rather than recreation. Could be improved in my mind were the concrete pad connected to the paved road with asphalt, thus eliminating some of the muddy areas. Rest rooms nothing to get excited about with stainless steel fixtures. Several separate shower areas. Web site shows all things available, including water skiing. - artiemeek
Mar 2006 - $20.00
The campground, situated on the Tuolumne River, is part of the Turlock Lake SRA. At the time of our visit, we were the only motorhome in the park, aside from the campground hosts. Self-registeration was in process, though a very cordial Ranger came by later to check that everything was fine. About half the campground was closed down. We could see the river,about 100 feet away, from our space. Interior roads paved and RV spaces paved and level. Large trees throughout area. A very nice area to relax this time of the year for anyone not needing hookups. - artiemeek
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Large, open grassy area with level sites. (I didn't even use the jacks). Sites are full hook up, back in. No amenities. Surrounded by oleanders, which makes it private. However, the campground backs up to the Union Pacific main line. Heavy use of whistles. But the train noise seemed to quit about 9:00 pm. We were not awakened through the night. Either we were very tired (we were) or trains didn't run through the night. But we will definitely stay again for an en route campground. - User3119
Jun 2014 - $25.00
This is about as basic as you can get and still call it an RV park. It's a grass lot with utility pedestals along the periphery. The host was a nice guy and let me park perpendicular to several sites so I wouldn't have to unhook. There was just one other rig there. The grounds appeared reasonably level. There are no bathrooms, showers, Wi-Fi, or any other amenities. The train track along one side was a bit noisy but not enough to keep me awake after a long day of driving. They love to water the grass, sprinklers were going the whole time we there, about 12 hours. - LM&TinView
Nov 2011 - $25.00
Very basic, big grass field with hookups. Good power, good water pressure, no internet but our Verizon air card worked well. With TV antenna up, only got about 5 channels and they were sketchy. Only park in the surrounding area so I would stay again if in the area, you get what you pay for. - DonnaandPete
Apr 2015 - $30.00
This is a great campground at the right time of year if your rig is small. Many sites along the Stanislaus River in riparian forest. Trailer size limit is 21 ft. and motorhome limit is 24 ft. Lots of mature trees to provide shade but the area gets very hot in the summer. Pads are asphalt. - oldmac
Jun 2016 - $40.00
When we arrived they said they had spaces available. Fine, paid the money and drove a fair distance from the office to find the spot they assigned to us already had someone in it. So we drove back to the office and when we got there they said pick a spot then call to tell them where we were. And like many others the rocks are a pain. In our case we have a super slide that makes it hard to park and still have our entry stairs in the cement pad.
The pull-throughs are fine if you have no slide out. Concrete pads could have been a tad wider. They had a lot of grass in the camping areas, but they do not seem to water it. So the are lots of burs that come in on your shoes and your pets. As for Wi-Fi, it is never available. I guess that keeps there costs down. I went to their two hot spots with the same results....nothing. And the TV is awful, will never return again. They are not worth the price... - MrFast
Apr 2016 - $41.00
Park looks nice (lots of green). I requested a pull through. If you have a trailer probably OK, motorhomes with a toad, be prepared to extend connections, as hookups are in rear of site. Some sites are easy to get in and out of others are very difficult due to narrow roads and rocks placed on the corners of each site. Had to unhook toad and improvise to get out of my site (not fun). My site was not big rig friendly. - Marv
Aug 2015 - $42.00
What grass was there had stickers, burrs and fox tails. Very expensive for what you get. No cable TV and minimal over air. - kelsiekid
Dec 2015 - $12.00
Lots of wide open space. Too hot in the summers to camp, but spring and fall is awesome. Camp spots are little to close in my opinion. When the lake is full it has some nice views. Great for fishing, and the lake is pretty big so on the usual day it is not to busy. Roads in good condition, sites are kept up and clean. Shower and bathroom are moderately clean and there is good pressure and hot water. Beware of the few speedster boats. - CornDog1982
May 2008 - $16.00
We stayed at Glory Hole Rec Area / Big Oak Campground for 3 nights while attending the Calavaras County Fair/Frog Jumping weekend. The campground is about 15 minutes from the fairgrounds. The camp sites are fairly good in size (we stayed in site 111) however, there is little to no shade. The weekend we spent there it was over 105 F. and could use a few trees. AC and a good generator allowed us to stay. There are no full hook-up, and water connections are not very friendly for filling your rig. There is a nice new dumping station but, it is closed until sometime in 2009. As of May 2008, the water is very low at the lake and the swimming areas is basically dirt so, there is no place for kids to swim. - Gary Borella
Nov 2005 - $16.00
This is a lovely BLM campground at New Melones Lake Recreation Area between Sonora and Angels Camp on Hwy 49. Boat rentals are available for fishing and there are several places from the shore to fish as well - we caught a couple of nice trout. There is a free dump station at the sister campground called Tuttletown Recreation area which is a few miles south on Hwy 49. Camped here in a Class C. - Charlie262
Nov 2013 - $15.00
This is a military only Famcamp located on the Defense Logistics Depot. The phone number is for the base police. There is no phone number for the campground as there is no campground manager and no reservations are accepted. The base police were extremely helpful to us over the phone and can tell you if there are RV spaces available or not. At $15 a night it is a great bargain for full hookups on grassy sites. There is an "iron ranger" since there is no park manager. There are tons of trains all around the area so if train noise is a problem for you maybe you should skip this place. We found the train noise at night to be minimal and acceptable. We were told by the base police and several base employees that the RV park may be closing in September 2014, so call before you go. We would definitely stay here again. - Don Geidel
Jun 2007 - $21.00
Where to began? We pulled in this park dubious about all the trash, old trailers, and general skid row look to the place. We were shown our site on the water and decided to try to make the best of it. While hooking up we kept getting whiffs of a funky smell and assumed it was coming from the uncapped sewer hookup. After hooking sewer up and still getting a smell we called the camp host over to have a look/sniff. Well he ran some water down the line but afterwards told us the smell was most likely from when the wind blew the wrong way from the cesspool 100 yards farther down the road. Do I have to go on? We tried to ignore it and hoped it would be only momentary, but during the night we (my wife and I) were both woken by a horrible overwhelming methane odor. We hauled out the next morning after paying 1 week in advance. The camp host said "NO" to our refund request. We wouldn't camp even near here again. - Randx
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This park is cut into a steep hillside. After some rather interesting interior roads, we were escorted to a level pull through site with moderate afternoon shade. Utilities worked well and Wi-Fi was strong. A good overnight stop. - Alworth
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We recently stayed here, we were in a 37' fifth wheel with 3 slides.
Reservation process worked smoothly. We arrived during their lunch hour, and the office closes during lunch. But they had our information posted right on the front door.
Location was easy to find, but if you are driving a larger unit, roads are very curvy and narrow. Postings on the road that units over a certain size aren't advised on the roads.
Our site was great, very private, fairly level. Water, electricity, and sewer all worked ok. Our particular site had large flowering trees around it, which were great for privacy, but also seemed to attract many, many bees. No big deal for us, but if you a concern about bees, you may want to note that when you make your reservations.
Even though the RV park is closed to the highway, we didn't seem to hear any road noise.
There is a pool on site, small but adequate for a quick dip. No hot tub.
We didn't use the wi-fi very much, but had ok reception with our AT&T cell phones.
Many attractions in the area, including caves, state parks, and many wineries. Also, if you are up for a long day trip, can get to the west entrance of Yosemite.
Bathrooms were ok, nothing special, but they were clean. It does seem to be an older park, roads are narrower, but the privacy of many of the sites can't be beat. - KTorline
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We stayed with our camping club and were very impressed by the park. It's maintained well, the office staff was super friendly and helpful and the park staff escorting us to the site were great. Water pressure and taste were good and the 50 amp pedestal was well placed. Park staff offered us a 50-30 adapter for our use there when we checked in and instead of digging for mine, I accepted with no charge. WiFi was free and worked well for us and the park was calm and quiet for the weekend. This is a nice place to stay. - Bluestreak