Two ways to camp here. With hook ups at a site a mile and a half from the water, or without hook ups down by the water with all the other 'campers'. We've done both. Wouldn't suggest hook up area for anything longer than 30'. Roads are tight and trees are low. Definitely need to bring leveling blocks with you. A little quieter here than down below. The parking for campsites is fairly level and paved. Keep in mind you'll be surrounded by tents, trailers, RVs, or even people sleeping in the back of their trucks. This place has been around for a long time and it shows. The showers and bathrooms are beat but functional. There is a store onsite but they charge obscene amounts for the basics ($8 for a 20# bag of ice). Rangers disappear after 11 pm and you're on your own. Weekdays that's not so bad, but Fri- Sun forget it. Avoid the hassle and come in on Sun and pull out by Fri. After 30 years of camping here with a large group of family/friends,I think we'll look elsewhere for our annual event. Bummer... - mtshare
This campground features beautiful big trees and a wonderful lake. It is not like some lakes. Nacimiento Lake has lots of "fingers' so you can get out away from others into your own cove. - M&M California
Oh my, where to begin. The only reason we chose this park was we were in the general vicinity and had already had a long day drive. This park was about 10 miles off the highway and it had been raining for several days. First complaint was having to pay $2 each for small dogs that weren't even going to leave our motor home. The second, and main reason for the low rating was that this was a mud pit. And I do mean mud pit. The fall rains rendered this campground pretty much unusable. Just hooking up the water and power was a chore due to the slippery mud. We could hardly wait to leave at daybreak. We would never stay again. The only positive thing was it was near the lovely 18th Century Mission San Antonio de Padua, which was certainly worth the drive to tour. - Maudeen
Great campground! It was clean and well kept. The rangers were prompt in looking into electrical troubles. We needed them several times in our 6 day stay. But they responded within 10 minutes of each call. - Dana Austin
Really like this park, hookups are right on the water. Can moor your boat close to your site. A clean and friendly park - Marty & Yani
Price reflects July 4th holiday. This is a first come first serve site. You can drive around and take any open spot. Lots of tents in the sites but no rowdy parties. Kids had a good time and plenty of deer around. Concrete pads and dirt. - dragoncandy
My comments are essentially the same as last year when I said, "For the past 20 or so years we have visited this park usually at least once during the year. It seems the only thing that has changed is the price. I have a problem in that sites are not designated for RVs only. I have a bigger problem in that I cannot see that any improvements have been made over the years. This year we had to settle for a spot way up the hill from the Marina, not at all level, and if ever there was an asphalt pad, it had disintegrated. We will continue to visit here, most likely, as we rent a lodge unit for our grown children. That makes the discomfort of a far too costly site, in my opinion, amidst tents, worth while. There seems to be no rules as to where boats can be parked, even intruding into space of others. My preference is that if it is an RV space, the space should be restricted to RVs, not whoever gets there first with however many tents. This year, trying to use the dump station would have been hilarious, if not so frustrating. The person before me, 20-30 mintues later, was still in the process of dumping tanks. When he started hosing out the inside of his dump hose, I left, figuring I would find another place to dump my tanks. In short, this place needs lots of improving and monitoring to make sure rules are enforced. - artiemeek
For the past 20 or so years we have visited this park usually at least once during the year. It seems the only thing that has changed is the price. I have a problem in that sites are not designated for RVs only. I have a bigger problem in that I cannot see that any improvements have been made over the years. This year we had to settle for a spot way up the hill from the Marina, not at all level and if ever there was an asphalt pad it had disintegrated. We will continue to visit here, most likely, as we rent a lodge unit for our grown children. That makes the discomfort of a fat too costly site, in my opinion, amidst tents, worth while. - artiemeek
We opted for this park, as reviews were excellent, even though expensive. The printed park rules are rigid and include restrictions on noise and disturbances; however, continually barking dogs and campers loudly talking on cell phones were the norm. We will be glad to stay only one night. Close quarters, many long term RV-ers, probably nice for them. Clean, gravel, level pad, long enough for rig + tow vehicle, pull through. But not at all restful. - Raenbow
Easy access from 101 north or south. Monthly patrons are situated around perimeter of park and transients are in level, nicely graveled, wide pull-thrus. All utilities are conveniently located with good power and water pressure as well as the six channel cable TV. Was here during California's storm of the decade and was high and dry because of hill top location! Staff are extremely helpful and friendly! - RJourney
Big rig friendly. Campground about 4 miles north of Paso Robles. Gravel pull thrus with full hookups, 50 amps and wifi. Very friendly and helpful office staff. Price is with Good Sam discount. - Keith/Ruth
We stayed here 3 nights. The staff is very friendly and nice. The location is great for wine tasting and touring Big Sur. The Wi-Fi is excellent. We were in site 21, which backs up to Hwy 101 and is very noisy. We slept with our air conditioner fan on to drown out the highway noise (worked perfectly). They have a lounge on property with happy hour specials and had a local wine tasting while we were there. - Longhorn Fan
Check in was very quick and the staff was friendly and helpful. The clubhouse, office, and store were all clean and spacious. There is a large pool and spa with a nice large patio. The only reason I gave this park less than a ten is because the lower priced spots (which we had) back right up against Hwy 101. This is a busy route that connects Southern California with Northern California. During the day it's tolerable, but at night it does disturb sleeping. The park itself is very nice, it's kept very clean. The only grass is in the dog run and horseshoe pit. This is great due to the drought here. The spots are all stamped concrete and very level. The main reason we stayed here was due to a special that has now expired. We would probably not stay here again due to the noise, and the fact that there are other parks not far away. - Patron48
Park is faultless. Spotlessly clean, many great amenities, level concrete pads. I cannot give it more than a 5 due to the racket from the highway out front. Made it a point to get a site farthest from the road but still was annoyed by the noise all night. Highway 101 is a main route for heavy trucking. This place would be a 10 if there was a sound wall blocking the road noise like in many bigger cities. - User3674
We stayed here based on tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The park is spacious, spotlessly clean and grounds well-manicured. This is a very "dog" friendly park.
We went with a group of 4 RVers. They placed us next to each other, on cement pads, with a good bit of grass to lounge on. Among the many features was a wooden partition covering the view of the utilities of the RV parked next, nice not to be looking at someone's sewage drain hose. Water pressure was better than we had ever experience, and we had no issues with power hookups.
WIFI was very good!
The facilities were the best! Bathrooms were in great shape, very clean, and had a lot of space. Showers in particular were very nice. There is an adult only spa sitting on top of a hill, with a large gas fire pit. The spa was huge and secluded from view of the rest of the part, very nice. While we did not use the pool facilities, we could see others enjoying themselves. The pool was plenty large and well suited for families.
The desk staff was very polite and extremely helpful. Among other things, they provided a list of wineries, complete with various discounts to tastings. They knew the area and were full of good advice.
The park provides a number of dog run enclosures. There are disposal bags in a good number of places. Clearly they are very dog friendly. FYI: CA state parks are not dog friendly. We went to 3 and all had signs, "No Dogs allowed!" Their websites did not have this information. After a 40 minuted drive with our pup, we had to find alternative activities.
We are already looking forward to our next visit. - Vegas Trippers
Nice setup, space between sites. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Internet is by TengoInternet which seems to be at more and more campgrounds. It has a strong signal but is not good for anything other than downloading email. If you try to do more than 4 changes to Google maps , or a couple of changes to the GoodSam trip manager it will throttle you and you have to wait forever for the next website to download.
This is a comment about TengoInternet not about Wine Country. - calsteve
Very well maintained park. Large sites, nice clubhouse, pool, spa areas, workout room. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only negative is the typical high California price, price listed was non-premium with a 10% discount. - rvrrat520