18 Parks near Orange Cove, California
Sep 2006 - $17.00
Very beautiful area just north of Grant Grove on Hwy 180. It is a U.S. Forest Service Campground with no hookups and vault type toilets. Must reserve sites through Reserve America. Could be a very nice campground if the very friendly staff would enforce the limit of 6 persons per site, many sites had 12 to 20 people and they were bathing at the limited water faucets. The vault toilet nearest to our site (#39) was emitting such a terrible odor that it was difficult to use it. Maximum length was 30 ft for RV's and some sites were much smaller. We stayed here Labor Day Weekend 2006. - raneill
Jun 2007 - $42.00
Grass smelled like dog urine unfriendly staff. Very over priced and over rated! Would not recommend to anyone! - cyoung5
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
Oct 2016 - $35.00
First, the sign off the highway says Sequoia Mobile Home Park, so do not look for the RV park name. This is an old mobile home development (only a handful of mobile homes). So, here's the question: What rates as a good RV park for visiting Kings Canyon & Sequoia? This is located on a very accessible road (Hwy 180) before you make a 4,000 foot climb to the park - so very easy to get to comparted to Badger. It offers full hook ups for $35 but no facilities (no check in service, showers, restrooms, picnic tables limited, etc.). It only accepts cash or check. The site hook ups can be a challenge since they are set for mobile homes at the back end of the sites. Can get local TV, plus Verizon cell service. You are 20 miles (up the mountain) to the parks. So, for us this was a perfect two night spot. - MarkD
Oct 2016 - $35.00
The office was closed upon arrival and we had to find site 71 to see the host. The numbering system of this park is bizarre. If you camp here site 71 is to your left about a half block down as you enter. The utilities worked fine, however they are located at the back of the site--This made for a long sewer hose run. The site was fairly level with one shade tree. The host was so nice during our whole stay. This park is an old mobile home park mostly empty that accepts RV's. This park is 30 minutes from General Grant's tree. I hope they can fix this place up and turn it into a jewel that it could be. We camped here in a 40' motorhome. - illini777
Jul 2016 - $35.00
There are no campgrounds with hook ups at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. This campground has good management that is fixing the place up. Full 50amp sites, great WIFI and attentive management. Yes, there are permanents here, but there were no problems at this park.
Right on the highway leading to Kings Canyon.
Give them a try. There is no rain here so the grass is dead, but not a problem.
Sites are huge and there are some shade trees. Unless you want to dry camp to see these parks, this is your place. - Lynne Dollar
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We have been here before and enjoyed the peace and quiet of being off the road away from the highway and near the river area (only has water in mid summer) This time we were surrounded by workers who partied all night, had to pay for our electricity ($8.19 for one night) on top of the $45.00 and were charged for Tengo internet ($4.00) if we wanted it for one night. We asked for a partial refund due to the extreme noise while we were trying to sleep but no dice. We will not return. We don't need to be nickel and dimed for our stay. It is an insult. - saturn7
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
Jan 2017 - $35.00
The front office was nice. Park was run down. Would not think of it as a resort. Right on freeway. Lots of road noise. Right on train tracks. Never will plan a stay here again. - Corine
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We were dismayed to be kept awake from other residents. It appears that the entire park is partly filled with workers from a construction company and they are partiers. With the long park available to the hostess I don't know why she put us in the mix. It was very distressing not to get our needed sleep. There are extra charges for electricity for one night $8.19 and for my favorite "Tengo internet!" We will not go back, it used to be a nice place, even without water in the river, it was quiet and peaceful. - saturn7
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
Nov 2016 - $20.00
Not a destination RV resort. Small, mostly monthly users, but they try to keep a few spots open for travelers. Stay a night, maybe two then move on. - John & Aleda
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
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We had an excellent site here with full hookups. The campground host saw us come in and recommended it because of the size of our fifth wheel (32 feet). It was a perfect site, but I have to be honest, it was a "host" site that was open to the public after Labor Day. The park ranger and the campground host were very friendly and helpful. They really made you feel welcome. Now, the entrance to the campground is not great. My husband was concerned that we might have trouble with the hills and curves going out, but we made it just fine. Not sure a larger rig would have found it as easy. Also, the host said there were rattlesnakes in the area, but we didn't see any. This is a great park and we would stay here again if we were in the area. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We had a very different experience then the other camper. It might be nicer in the cooler months. We stayed mid July and it was really hot (100+). There were some trees, but not much shade, they were pretty dead trees. We stayed in site 18 (upper) with hookups. I was very upset when we pulled up and our spot was IN the parking lot. Yes: no camp site. The street also didn't go though so not sure how a bigger trailer would go though there without doing a 20 point turn. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot, so it was hard to get to our spot. It looks like anybody can just park here and walk to the lake, so that was probably why it was crowded. I also thought the lake was closer. It was too far to walk with 2 kids, so we just drove. Our power went out a couple times also. 100+ weather in a trailer with no air isn't fun. We paid for something that wasn't working. We also had to hike up a hill to get to our table and firepit. It wasn't right next to us. When went to hook up our water, it was across the street and the hose bib wasn't threaded. You couldn't hook a standard hose to it. It looked like the other sites were like that too. We did end up filling the tanks with a lot of work. They do have a dump site on the way out which was nice. We were also told we could get cell service here. The area we stayed would get cell service here and there. It would cut out when we would make a call. This campgroup is about 45 minutes from Fresno. We will never camp at this place again. Usually we are fine with campgrounds, but this place was bad. Also, you don't have much privacy. People in tents are right next to their neighbor campsites, practically in each others sites. We stayed two nights and the people we came with left the day they got here because of no power. Their site was 26 I believe, which was right across from us. It was hard to get the trailer level because it was on such an incline. They didn't feel safe in it. If you have the time, I would say to go Shaver Lake instead. We love camping at (another park) which is less then 2 hours away. You pay only a little bit more and you get full hookups. - googles
May 2011 - $15.00
This is an older COE campground. We reserved site 14 with electric only. The only 3 sites with full hook ups are "walk-up" only, meaning first-come basis. We stayed in 14 for 4 days then switched to site 8 which does have full hook-ups and a beautiful view of the lake. It was very quiet and peaceful and the camp-host/kiosk attendant was very friendly. I was a little apprehensive about the steep climb getting back to the main highway but my coach pulled it fine. However, other than the 5 days of unexpected thunderstorms and rain (not their fault) they did find 5 rattle snakes in a few other campsites. So beware if you camp here. We will definitely camp here again. - P&Ax2onThe Go
Aug 2015 - $35.00
First, getting here is an adventure, closer to the nightmare side, CA Rt 245 is a VERY narrow VERY winding back road, luckily we met only one car, but with our 29' class C & toad,we had no major problem getting here or leaving, other than the white knuckles. This campground only has about 6 dirt sites side by side, with no separation, they are all full hookups and fairly level, and while there are some trees, there is very little shade at certain times of day.
The owners are extremely friendly & helpful, while there is no laundry facility, the owner let us use her private machines for free.
This is the closest campground to Sequoia National Park, with full hookups. It is very quiet and peaceful.
There are no picnic tables or fire rings at each site, but there is a sort of "community" area with tables and a grill. All in all, would probably stay here again. - bukhrn
Apr 2015 - $32.00
OMG, once we arrived we loved this park, but getting there was a bit scary. Depending upon the direction you're traveling, you have to travel on a narrow road (CA-245) with very tight curves for the last 10 or 20 miles before reaching the park. We were heading north from Visalia, so had the 20 mile trek up the mountain to the park. When we left the park, we continued north for the 10 mile trek, but the car was driven separately as a lead car to alert the driver of the motor home if another vehicle was approaching. It was a mistake not to unhook the car going up the mountain, but once we had started up we didn't find a spot where we felt safe stopping to unhook the car. Fortunately, there wasn't much traffic on the road the day we went to the park or the day we left the park. Having the lead car was much less stressful and safer than towing. The main entrance gate to the park is 12' tall, but there is another entrance for taller vehicles, which I believe was 20'. The manager of the park was super friendly and offered information about the area at check-in. The park, with an interesting history, is located on 377 acres of Sierra mountain foothill property. There are hiking/biking trails and bicycles are offered for the use of guests. It was a great property for letting our dog run off leash, and we loved the quietness of the park. There are 6 back-in RV sites with 30 amp power, water and sewer, as well as several cottages for rent. There is a shower/restroom facility, but we didn't use it. There is a laundry room, free of charge. Next to the RV sites is a group picnic area with a barbeque and horseshoes. There is a small store that has snacks, drinks and Sequoia Resort t-shirts. For smaller rigs, we would definitely recommend this park, but due to the road leading there, we would NOT recommend this park for what we consider a "big rig." - Guinness
Nov 2014 - $35.00
This was a great little find. The property is extremely large and beautiful. It is comprised of several houses far away from the RV spaces. The park is about 30-45 minutes from the Kings Canyon Visitors center. They have a great little fishing pond where we had some pretty good luck. There was a little shop which provided free WiFi, phone (cell service works but is weak there) and free loaner DVDs. The owners are beyond friendly and helpful. There are cats and toys which kept my child occupied and happy. We were quite delighted and would stay again in a second. Make sure you ask about the creepy but pretty cool history of the park. It made the stay a bit more intriguing. - Ugly SAM
Jan 2017 - $45.00
This seems like a nice park, lots of green grass and trees spaced about the property. It does appear as if the surrounding area has grown around it, so the drive in through the neighborhood is kind of odd, but we never felt unsafe. There's a little store on site with basics and limited grocery items, and everyone we dealt with was very friendly and helpful. They put us in a pull-through on the end of a row, which was nice. No one near us, and we did stick out a little on each end but that was ok since the park was so empty on New Year's Day. - Denise and Glenn
Nov 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here in early November and based our visits to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks from this KOA. Fairly typical KOA, although this one did have quite a few long-term or "permanent" residents. Adequate gravel interior roads, adequate gravel pull-thru parking space. We've stayed in better and stayed in worse, which is why we rated it average. FYI, California RV parks all have higher than average nightly rates.
There maybe RV parks closer to the national parks, but for our size rig this was a better choice. Be aware that this is in the central valley and with all the agricultural operations going on you will have hazy skies and sometimes an odor unique to this big ag/dairy producing region. Bear in mind Fresno, just 30 miles or so north, is one of most air polluted cities in USA. It was obvious to us as we couldn't see the towering Sierra mountain range just 40 miles east of town. Downtown Visalia is charming. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Messy, older KOA. Lots of permanent residents. When I pulled in to my designated spot my neighbor (who smoked right under our window) complained that I was blocking his satellite dish. Nothing I could do about that, wasn't about to move. No where to go. Spots are tight, barely had room for my 38' rig and tow car. Groundkeeper made me pull forward after my jacks were down to make more room behind us - was not necessary, but I did not make a fuss. One reviewer mentioned the possibility of a mess in the rain. That is now confirmed. Stepped in a mud pit on the way to disconnect. To top it all off you have to drive through an unsavory neighborhood to get to the park. Perhaps it is better in the sunshine, with a smaller rig, after a shorter drive. - Tiny Beast