1 Park near Paicines, California
Jun 2015 - $1.00
We stayed for one night on our way home after a 3 week trip thru the western states. When we arrived we were told that due to the drought conditions that the water was not safe to drink unless boiled. We were also told to look for a site with an electrical hook up that did not have a red dot or an X on it as these were without power. When we look for a site to hook up to we discovered that roughly half the sites had red dots or X's. The clubhouse was the only location in the campground that had WiFi. 50 AMP sites were $5 extra even for TT members.
We are TT members but we have yet to be at a TT campground that we would actually pay money to stay at. We got the membership when we purchased our RV. - Toni11
Jan 2015 - $1.00
San Benito is by far the worst Thousand Trails campground we have been in. Very dirty, unkempt place. Roads in rough shape. Buildings not maintained. Long term or annual sites trashy looking. Restrooms not cleaned daily. Hot tub not working. We drove around and counted 189 'red dot' sites which mean broken electrical service. Another 120 have been converted into 50 Amp sites for an additional charge. Employees didn't care, which is evident from the manager on down. We were treated very rudely by two different employees when we had a problem and wanted help resolving it. The only exception to the poor attitude was the rangers who really made an effort to be helpful. Employees riding around on golf carts continually but not doing any work. The sites were very dirty and no effort had been made to remove all kinds of nasty rubbish, including used tampons and broken glass. The campground could be beautiful as it is large and in a quiet location. We will not stay here again. - lstaff
Jan 2015 - $5.00
San Benito is a large but pretty and quiet campground 20 minutes from Hollister, CA. Open with lots of mature trees, average-size dirt sites, and lots of facilities including a couple of lodges and a "country store" and cafe. Good reception for my Verizon mobile hotspot. I spent much of the time working and I got a lot done. You have to drive around and find your own site, which was a pain (even though it was the off-season) because a large number of them had no working power (red dots). I finally lost patience and grabbed a 50 amp site even though I'm 30 amp -- $5 extra per day. I had a nice, unobstructed view. It was peaceful, with lots of birdsong. I stayed here during the off-season, and although it was generally very quiet, I was surprised to see so many long-termers (one of the staff estimated 25-30). A few of those sites were a mess, loaded with furniture and storage bins, even one with a washer/dryer on a flatbed. A few others actually landscaped their sites. Most seem to be on the perimeter of the campground.
The campground is isolated in the hills, so stock up on essentials before you head up.
I would definitely stay here again, but not during high season. - rushin river