17 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
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 - $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
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Location, Location, Location. If you have an RV longer than 22' you will be coming up Ca 180 if you're headed up to look at the Big Trees. As you may have noticed RV parks and options are kind of thin in this part of California. This is the closest RV park with FUH's to Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. They told me they have 17 RV slots and 6 of them are 50 amp and the rest are 30 amp. The roads are paved. The sites are gravel. They have picnic tables but no fire rings. (Remember the Ca fires) The folks that are the new owners or managers(?) (2 yrs) sound like they are cleaning the place up. Some things to note. No bathrooms, no showers, no laundry, no cable. We had a power spike on our first night there but after we shut off the pedestal and turned everything back on a couple of hours later we had no more issues. Their water is tasty and much better tasting than anything you will get in the Valley or most anywhere south and east. The pedestal was falling apart but everything checked out ok with the multimeter. I noticed from previous post that we ended up paying $8 more than the last reviewer. I have mixed feelings about this place. This is a semi empty Manufactured Home Park with most of the long term homes around the edge of the property. On the plus side it's less than an hour to Kings Canyon, there's no road noise at night but commuters start early in and out of the park and on the Hwy but it's low traffic volume . It should be noted that they do not take credit cards and I don't know about checks so bring cash. They also have a lot of open space and you may be able to negotiate a dry camping rate. Most of the sites have good solar potential but it looks like it could be pretty hot during the summer.
If we come back to the area and they are still here I'd stay here again. However I suspect that I will find that their wifi still does not work and that their pedestals are still falling apart. Good Luck. - pumper9x9
Nov 2015 - $28.00
A beautiful location with great views from our pull through campsite. We had full hookups with 50 amp service for our big rig. This campground is under new management who have already made improvements, with more to come. We would not hesitate to stay here again. - Louise King
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
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
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 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
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Unfortunately this is a poor excuse for a KOA. Showing age and lack of care. Add to that the fact that is it very expensive for what is provided and we cannot recommend it. I was surprised to be able to get reservations for 4th of July weekend on short notice, but after seeing the place, I understand the lack of patrons. Our site was a level gravel pull-through with a small shade tree and the water, power, and sewer worked. Cable did not work at any time in the 4 days we were there. Over-the-air TV was OK. "Free" Wi-Fi was a joke.
We will not be staying here again. - Alworth
Jul 2016 - $54.00
As KOAs go, this is not one of the stellar ones. One hour free Wifi per day is a misnomer. Once you log in you get one hour even if you are only on-line for 5 minutes it counts as an hour. Thankfully we had our own Verizon hotspot which provided 4g lte service. The effects of the drought and age are showing as there is a lot of brown (which is the new green in California) and the area is deteriorating due to this. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The pool, restrooms and laundry are very well maintained. We would stay here again. - WoodShed22
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Definitely long term residents but they didn't bother us. Decent layout and easy to get in and out of your site. Our son enjoyed the pool. The laundry card policy ($10 deposit for laundry card) wasn't that much of a hassle. Wifi is only free for one hour per day. About an hour drive to Sequoia National Park. - jennifernelson49
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