16 Parks near Orange Cove, California
Nov 2015 - $45.00
Was all right for a couple of nights. Do not recommend for a long term stay, did not have much to offer in way of amenities. Site map stated there were trash bins throughout the park; after a 10 minute walk we found 1 near the laundry room.
We were there in November, park had the feel it was closed for the season. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Sep 2015 - $39.00
This place is not as described on-line. There is no "marina" as the water is all dried up. Nothing but a big sand pit where the marina was. Office was closed when we arrived, but someone did come and register us. Office hours are terrible, they are never open. I like that it is gated, but there really is no reason since its difficult to find. The only people there are permanent residents. It is all dirt pads and the garbage dump was overflowing. The laundry facility was clean and nearby our site. We stayed for 2 days while we toured the area, but will not return. The place needs better management. - DUstich
Apr 2015 - $36.00
This is not a resort by any stretch of the imagination. You have to choose between having full hookups or having some space, both are the same price. We had reserved full hookups but our site was so narrow we couldn't put our awning out. There was no water in the river at all.
The gated entrance is a hassle since newcomers have to park right in front of it to register while current residents wait to drive through. The roads are narrow. The sites are set among large trees but our views were mostly of our neighbors' rigs. I am very well acquainted with the exterior decor of a certain brand of fifth wheel. It's quiet because most of the residents are permanent and work during the day. We didn't have a fire ring since they are not at the FHU sites. We didn't even have a picnic table since our site was a pull through and the only space for one is either in front or behind our rig. This park has a lot of potential if the owners would reconfigure the sites to provide space and FHU. Until then we won't return. - Fiesta on wheels
Oct 2012 - $30.00
We were given misleading directions to the campground by an employee/host to start with. The spaces are grass with holes (hard to level), the ground is mushy. There were, I think, 4 high speed brakes coming in by a low-class trailer park. People from the trailers behind the park go through the campground with loud mufflers. The male host screams at campers to slow down; there's no way you can speed with those speed humps. Unbelievably it only has l restroom for men and 1 for women. You have to wait if one person is there...the sink, toilet and shower are in the room. You pay a $5 refundable fee for the key to the restroom (same key fits both rooms??). The next morning you have to wait around for your $5. Fee to be returned when the office opens. This is one of the worst campgrounds anywhere. - oldgeezer one
Oct 2012 - $35.00
THIS IS THE WORST PARK WE HAVE EVER BEEN IN, EVER. We do this Full-time so we're in a lot of parks. The so called Wi-Fi is non-existent. The rest rooms are terrible. The so called stream is just some stagnant water in a drainage ditch. This park is surrounded by a terrible, run down old mobile home park full off junky places and obnoxious people, playing their loud music at all hours. This is a very run down area. DO NOT GO TO THE PARK. YOU WILL REGRET IT. - Mike and Darcy
Apr 2012 - $35.00
New addition to KOA system. Very large grass sites, but uneven and may have leveling problems. No nearby railroad and light traffic on nearby roads at night, but there is constant barking from dogs in downscale mobile home park next door. Promised Wi-Fi did not reach my premium (50 Amp/FHU) site. Owner stated that it is on the list of things to come. - Frank Fish
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We arrived on a Friday nite hoping for a decent last night of vacation before heading home. We arrived and had to wait 30 minutes for checking in because they were at lunch. Lady was nice but gave us a spot that an RV was already in so we took a grass spot which was mostly dirt with cigarette butts everywhere. Water and electric worked good but space was small between RV's. We ended up in the party section so with the train and freeway noise I realized we weren't in Kansas anymore!
The sites were just not maintained and it looked like longtime residents were there. The other sites on gravel were better but still had a trailer park feel.
This place screams for security and a crew to maintain it. There were beer cans and trash everywhere and the pet leash rule was not enforced so beware if you have dogs. There was noise from other campers into the night and I don't think quiet times are even in the rule section. Freeway noise was bad but that's not the parks problem. It's the lack of personnel and security and maintenance. And a park like this needs operators to be there at least 12 hours a day.
Wish it was better and with a lot of help it could be. Wouldn't stay here again. - Offshrdude
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is quite okay for an overnight (which we desperately needed), but I would not choose it for an extended stay for what I saw. The sites are not very level and they are gravel, even though I saw lots of open green areas. The office person was very nice and accommodating. She acknowledged the sites are narrow so gave us the use of two (for the price of one) so there would be ample room for our four slides. Adequate 50 amp power. Many sites are full-time occupants, and the neatness leaves something to be desired. I understand it is a large property with some recreational opportunities but did not explore. I would use this again for just an overnight. - helenhelen
Feb 2016 - $36.00
Very basic pull through (water, electric) on a grass lot. Just what we needed for a quick stop over for one night. We arrived in the late evening without a reservation. The really nice lady at the after hours number told us where to park and let us "check in" the next morning during office hours. - Dds
May 2016 - $53.00
We have stayed at this park twice before, the last time 4 years ago. Both times it was very nice and green; some grass, some mowed weeds. Big change! Mostly mowed weeds, lots of dead patches; millions of foxtails which are a big issue for those of us who travel with dogs. The worst foxtails were in the enclosed dog yard! Yes CA has a drought; we live in CA and have the same issues at home. This seems to be a case of just letting the place run down.
On the plus sice, the staff was very friendly, park very clean, quite a few full time residents but rigs/spaces were clean and tidy.
We share others' feelings about the "one hour free wifi", should be free/unlimited like all other RV parks.
For this park I would have expected to pay about $35, not $53. And that was after the KOA club card discount. We would not stay here again. - MarvMarvs
Jan 2016 - $44.00
There is hardly any gravel, just dirt with a lot of grass growing on the sites where you park. It smells strongly of manure. It was dark when we came in, but we assume it is near or next to a feed lot. It is cold tonight; can't imagine this place during the hot summer! WiFi is "free" for an hour, then you pay! This is the first time we have Ever run into this at a KOA. We would never come back here. - Pdx discovery
Jun 2015 - $50.00
This is an older park in a very industrial part of town near a railroad track. It is conveniently located near Sequoia National Park. Most campsites are pull-thrus with a picnic table. There are some large trees in the park which are good for shade but not good for big rigs or satellite reception. Grass was brown because of drought. The park would be pretty if it was greener. The WiFi setup was strange - you get one free hour of WiFi per device per day. The one hour is continuous - you cannot check your email and then come back after dinner and check it again. Then you have to wait 24 hours it use it again. We used our verizon hotspot which worked fine. The office was the old KOA A-Frame and was dated but they were adding new cabins and seemed to be interested in the future. - lyzzards
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed at this park for its proximity to the National Parks. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to several restaurants. Our site was a large concrete pad, long enough to accommodate our 45 ft motorhome. Ample space on each side for slide outs. Sewer hookup is located at the back of the site, necessitating a long hose. Wi-fi was free, but slow. Verizon signal not great, but adequate. Office staff were friendly. Nice looking swimming pool,though we didn't use it. We would definitely stay here again. - WGlengrl
Apr 2016 - $36.00
Very nice lady checked us in. Free wifi for all three of our devices and worked very well.
Lots of spaces for RV's that at one time were filled with Mobile homes.
Some older Mobile homes but are kept clean and everyone was friendly. Felt very safe here too!
We used this place as a base camp to see Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks.
Would defiantly stay again! We stayed in a 34' motorhome with tow. All back-in sites. - 3TexasRats
Feb 2016 - $36.00
We stayed at this park as location to visit Sequoia NP as there were no other choices closer this time of the year. The staff was very friendly. The streets are all black top and the sites are concrete. The streets are narrow making it a bit of a challenge getting larger RV's around corners and onto the sites. It wasn't a large issue, but did require moving slowly and carefully. There is some grass between sites making them adequate size and spacing between sites. The park is quite old with most sites occupied by either monthly or long term renters. Most of the long term trailers are old and not in the best of shape. There were a few sites that were empty, but not well kept for some unknown reason. An off thing I noticed was that they were supposed to have 50 amp service, but the site we were on only had 40 amp breakers. - Phaeton_Owner
Feb 2016 - $20.00
When we finally talked to someone on the phone, they assured us they had 65 to 70 foot pull-throughs for big rigs. When we finally squeezed into a spot, the pedestal was blocking our door. We did not stay. The electrical panel doors were falling off, allowing rain to get in. It just seemed very rundown to us. - Raquel
Aug 2015 - $20.00
A small, no frills park about halfway between Visalia and Fresno.We stayed there for about ten days when our air conditioner went out in our home. The park has about ten sites for overnighters or longer and all sites are on grass which is cut weekly and watered every other day. There is 30 amp service and the water is from a private well and is so good. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed. We had a very peaceful, stay and would recommend it for anyone traveling north on 99. - Camper Sam
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is fine for an overnight. The big issue is that they charge for the shower. They have water for the grass, but charge to use the shower (go figure). There is a nice bike trail adjacent to the park. The six transient sites are on grass and depending when you get there, they will have water standing on them. The park uses self-registration even though the office may be staffed. The plus is the ease to get to the park and back on the road again. - A hitch and hop
Sep 2008 - $18.00
I stayed on labor day and got the last large site. I showed up 2 days early (first come first serve). The big sites are up front, and there aren't many of them. I made the mistake of following the signs to drive all the way around in a circle to get to them. The road gets tight for a large R. I was stressing a little because some of the trees are very close to the road. I'd just back right into one of the sites up front if you have a big trailer and you're staying here. Don't drive the circle; you wont fit in any of the more scenic sights. Beware of huge falling pine cones; a neighbor got a dent in his truck. As with all the other grounds in this park there are no hook ups, but some sites have water spigots. Bring a long hose if you're staying a few days and make friends with your neighbors if you need to use their spigot. The rangers are very friendly, and the sites up front are walking distance to the amphitheater which had a program every night. The next camp is Azalea and you can actually walk over to it. They have quite a few more large sites for larger RV's. There is no dump site near these ground; we hauled ours home. The restrooms were what you would expect from a state park, not exactly clean, and there are no showers. - redwake
Jun 2008 - $18.00
Nice campground. Very close to many trail heads and the amphitheater, which holds nightly lectures during the summer. Short walk to the visitor center, gift shop and market. The park was on a high bear alert but we didn't see any. There is a lot of other wildlife to see though. - MS.K
Apr 2010 - $22.00
Small, campground north of Visalia, with predominantly permanent residents. Only 30 amp service and our 32 foot motorhome with tow barely fit into one of their pull through sites. Could not connect sewer hose because of small pull through size. Located right next to Hwy 99 so expect alot of road noise. Facilities are primitive and in disrepair. Pass on this one and head north to the next major town. - Happy G
Jun 2009 - $22.00
Nice, quick park off the freeway. Dirt roads and tall trees. There is freeway noise. It's a good overnight place. Friendly staff. - mycelia
Apr 2009 - $19.00
Well not stay here ever! The park is filled with out of date registration RVs some have 1996 tags. Not one friendly camper said hi. This park could be nice if cleaned out. It would take many tow trucks to move the broken down RVs. - titanium
Jul 2013 - $18.00
We camped here over the 4th of July weekend in a tent. The campground is about 35 miles away from General Sherman Tree and the rest of the main attractions of Sequoia NP and about the same distance to Kings Canyon attractions. It's about an hour to drive those 30ish miles. General Grant Tree and trails are in the immediate vicinity. Pay showers ($1.00 for 3 minutes) are a couple minutes away at Grant Grove. The showers ran out of hot water quickly. The bathrooms at Azalea have no hot water or hand soap and while they were cleaned there was always toilet paper all over the floors, but it was a very busy weekend. We were in site 58 which is wonderful! It's very large, towards the back of the campground (which means very far from the bathroom which is a downside). It's shaded and quiet. Every site has a large bear proof storage box, a picnic table and a fire ring. All sites cost $18 per night and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by completing an envelope and dropping it in the drop box. The rangers seemed very lax, people were leaving food and all kinds of stuff out and nothing was done. It actually made us feel paranoid for faithfully locking everything up in the bear boxes. When we left our site for the day the only thing in sight was the tent, but we felt like we were the only ones following the bear safety rules. We will stay here again without a doubt. Except for on the holiday, it was pretty quiet with lots of sites available. Love not having to fight the crowds like at Yosemite. - Mjoseph320
May 2013 - $18.00
We camped several nights here while seeing Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP. We wanted to be on the North side of the two parks and were very happy here. Downsides were limited selection of sites for our 40' fifth wheel and most sites are not level in either direction. That being said, we loved being in the park and were happy to dry camp in order to do so. This was the only one of three NPS campgrounds that were open when we were there since it was early season. - Dareyou2move
Jul 2010 - $18.00
Tent camped here for 1 night. Beautiful campground with easy 5 minute walk to the market, restaurant, etc., at Grant Grove Village and 15 minute walk down to the Grant Grove of sequoia. Clean restrooms with cold water only and no showers. I think showers are available at the village but we did not investigate. Near the Big Stump entrance to Kings Canyon NP. We would camp here again. - User1443
Apr 2013 - $25.00
Used to really love this place, until they took the dump station out. Now its kind of a drag to RV. Other than that it is o.k. Here for more than a weekend, - Kampzite
May 2009 - $17.00
Was a little dusty in the group area. Most sites were not too level. Over all it was a good stay because of the holiday weekend. First come first served. - Spantz