3 Parks near Paicines, California
Apr 2016 - $35.00
We stayed here for 2 days. This camp site is clean and have coin showers and a swimming pool. This camp site also have a store for most of daily needs. - Abhi
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This is a nice, quiet NPS campground with 30A electric only for RVs. There is a RV dump station, and a water-bib adjacent to site 86 (lucky us!). Sites are ample although I wouldn't call them spacious. Some sites obviously better than others. Staff was friendly, and we definitely would stay here again. - CO2RV
Feb 2016 - $36.00
Stayed at the Pinnacles Campground over Presidents Day weekend 2016. The campground was full. All the RV sites are in Loop "D" which is close to the entrance. The RV sites have power (110 plugs, 30A and 50A all in the box). There are non-hose threaded drinking water spigots throughout the loop that can be used to fill containers and one hose threaded spigot near the loop entrance that can be used to fill a water tank. A dump station (free) is available.
The sites are ample, we didn't feel crowded at all. Some sites have more shade than others. The sites on the outside of the loop that run along CSR 25 seem to have more shade and the most room. We have a 31" motor home. Our site could have easily handled a much larger MH.
The park is clean and mostly well maintained. The picnic table at our site could use a little TLC. All the sites have a large metal fire ring with a BBQ grate.
The park is operated by a concessionaire, not the National Parks Service, but is patrolled by NPS Rangers and campground staff.
The bathroom/shower is a short walk from Loop D. Two showers. Water pressure was good and the water was plenty warm. There is a sandy gravely area in front of bathrooms which tracks into the bathroom. The floor is dirty immediately after being cleaned .. which seems to occur on a regular basis. There are no hooks or shelves to hang/place toiletries.
The office/store/visitor center is at the entrance. They were well stocked with most everything you might need. There is also a pool which opens sometime around April.
Everybody from the NPS staff, the rangers and the campground staff was friendly and helpful.
Something to consider, if you can do without the electrical, a lot of the tent sites are beautiful, secluded and very shady.
In addition to the camp site fee you must pay a National Parks entrance fee, it was $15 per vehicle per week during our stay.
Campfires may or may not be permitted depending on the fire danger. If campfires are allowed, bring your own wood!!! Firewood is $11 for a small bundle if purchased at the camp store.
NPS runs a shuttle to the trailheads.
We were very happy with our stay and intend to return. - Jmaellis
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Campground not well maintained. Adult Lodge filthy as well as the restroom there. Family lodge not well maintained. Both pools closed for repairs as well as the hot tub. Appears they could have closed them in the winter for repairs, instead of the summer time during high usage. Picnic tables in a state of disrepair. - Sidewinder
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This is the straw the broke the camel's back. We pulled out of our Thousand Trails membership because of this park . Closed or flooded filthy bathrooms. More than half the sites had faulty electrical and the "ranger" was the least helpful staff member I've ever dealt with. Tons of full timers, which is fine if it didn't look like they were making drugs in their rigs. Do yourself a favor, stay clear. We left and will never look back. Sad thing is we've waited to join since we were first married 20 years ago. My husband's dad had been a member since the 80s and it's always been a goal. Hopefully they can get it together . - Appreciatethedaysyouhave
Mar 2016 - $38.00
We spent one night here with a new Roadtrek motorhome just to get the first time out under our belt. The weather was good spring weather, and while it was busy we were able to get a site with hookups that worked. I agree with the other reviews posted about this time, except on customer service and bathrooms. We had no complaints on either. We parked next to a couple of nice full timers that were very helpful, but they did mention not to leave things unattended. (Some people that "lived" here full time apparently can't be trusted.) That's my biggest complaint with this and the Morgan Hill Thousand Trails is that there Seems to be an over abundance of transient type residents. - Darwindog
Jul 2016 - $40.00
I agree with the other reviewers that you could not ask for a nicer campground. Everything was up to date and continually cared for by the wonderful staff. However, since we camped here for a week the wind was unexpected and totally disruptive to our plans to sit outside, watch TV and enjoy a drink. The winds started around 1pm every day and didn't let up until late evening, one night it was after 1am! We never put out our awning and I was worried that our slide covers would tear due to the winds. The wind was quite cold so make sure you bring appropriate clothes. - cakvj
May 2016 - $40.00
Wow, where to start. Maybe with, after six years of virtually full-time RVing, this RV park now ranks in at least our top five!!! The only issue I could see is the wind (expect sustained of probably 30-40mph from about 2pm to 8pm), and that is just the way it is in that area. As long as you know in advance, prepare, and aren't planning on hanging outside your RV mid-day, it's not that bad. But the place is super easy to get to, off the 101 highway. It is VERY nicely set-up and maintained. It has one of the best dog parks we've ever seen - our dogs took full advantage of it (although our doggies didn't require the great DIY dog wash station). And the people who run the place are some of the nicest, most helpful and accommodating people we've ever run into at a campground!! They make you feel like you're at home the moment you land. There's actually a nice view of pretty hills and mountains from the campground. A little highway noise but not too bad. Laundry has three washers and three dryers that all worked great and you can't beat the price of $1 per each!! Trash and recycling neatly and handily located for each aisle. The rate for one of the few back-in sites (most are pull-thrus) was $44 but $40 with Good Sam. We had an end site (which offer nice almost mini-parks) and got that great view too! We also filled up on propane while there - yet another service they offer. We stopped there because it was convenient and sounded good and so we could visit Pinnacles National Park (great place with some fun trails - just research beforehand which entrance you need for which trail!!). Hope they're able to get their air museum up and running soon! But we highly recommend this park and will certainly stay there again if ever in the area again! - CarrieBearie
Apr 2016 - $65.00
This park is beautiful and pristine clean! The landscaping puts many for-fee gardens to shame. The friendly and welcoming staff is constantly working to maintain the facility in mint-clean condition. The sites are large and made private with evergreen tree plantings. There is a pool and spa, exercise room, laundry, dog park with a dog wash, a rec building and dumpsters with recycling containers. This is an excellent facility and we could not find anything to criticize! We HIGHLY recommend it. - Shep and Laura Peck