20 Parks near Piedra, California
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
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
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
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
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground in the Sierra Mountains with abundant pine trees and beautiful large camp sites. It is about a 20 minute drive to Shaver Lake, where we usually spend a day or two each year. There is a great creek for swimming (it is cold) and fishing. The fish and game service stocks the creek with trout regularly during the summer months. We have camped here for many years, typically for a week near the beginning of August, and will continue to visit on a regular basis. In the past couple of years, the restrooms have been redone, and now nearly all in the area have flush toilets and faucets. Showers are available at the Dinkey Creek Store for a nominal fee. The store also has some supplies and ice. The downside, no hookups and water has to be hauled to your site. There are not enough water faucets in each loop and you may have to hall your water 100 or so feet as the only faucets are near the restrooms. I carry a 5 gallon water jug and a small collapsible dolly for this purpose. There is also no cell service in Dinkey, but pay phones are available at the store. There is cell service in Shaver Lake as well as restaurants and grocery stores. Overall, if you don't mind dry camping and you love the serenity of the mountains you can’t beat Dinkey Creek. - ctaylor5
Jun 2008 - $10.00
Beautiful park with large campsites with lots of mature trees in a mountainous area that may put a strain on some motorhomes. Nice creek for wading or fishing or near by Shaver Lake for all water sports.gets crowded on weekends. - PaPa Bear
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This is a great place if your okay with dry camping. Sites are very spacious and setting is gorgeous. The only reason it didn't get 10 stars was that the closest dump station is 15 miles away at Edison Campground. The river is wonderful for fishing and play. Very clean campground. - User299
Sep 2016 - $53.00
The office lady is very friendly and helpful. The site was spacous, clean, and quiet. The roads are paved, but sites are dirt. The powdered dirt that gets in and on everything. Bring lots of mats! This site had lots of room for pop-up canopies and tents also.
The cable TV is excellent and I didn't buy their wifi as my Verizon worked just fine.
The last 20 miles of Hwy 168 is STEEP but the reward of this campground and beautiful lake is well worth the trip. - MJHP*28
Sep 2015 - $53.00
Have camped at Shaver Lake a few times this summer. It is close to home and an easy drive to get there. The people who work there are friendly and helpful when needed. The lake is great for water activities such as boating, water skiing etc. Place has never been known for good fishing. The campsites themselves could use a little sprucing up and updated. Maybe because they are usually full and few vacancies they do not feel the need to. My site was very nice a spacious. It would be nice if it was clean when I got there instead of doing it ourselves. The picnic table was nice but the fire "ring" was full of ashes. (The ring consist of a few bigger rocks in a circle. We enjoyed having full hook ups. Leveling our trailer was tough since it is a dirt site. That is the one thing I got from my fellow campers. They all wish the sites were paved or at least level. Bathrooms were clean and accessible. Overall a nice getaway. I will stay there again sometime in the future. Just wish So. Cal Edison would spend a few bucks on the place. - Tom_OC
Jun 2015 - $53.00
We haven't camped here in over 25 years and I don't remember it being so crowded. We had site 160 and it's a good thing we had nice neighbors because we were right on top of the people behind us and beside us. There was absolutely no privacy. We later moved to site 148 which was better because there wasn't anyone behind us, but the picnic table and fire ring were up above the pad for the trailer and it was awkward to get to. One last unfortunate thing is they don't enforce the quiet time as many people were playing loud music late into the night.
I think the whole campground just needs some TLC. The trash cans always seemed to be overflowing and it just felt a little ratty. One thing that really annoyed me was on the day we were leaving the staff decided to clean the rest room at 9:30AM and he closed it. Many people wanted to use it before check out at 11:00AM. There was a couple of little girls who we very uncomfortable and he wouldn't let them in. When we left at 11:00AM, the restrooms were still closed. Why would you close the restrooms when everyone was getting ready to leave and wanted to use them before getting on the road? Also, does it really take an hour and a half to clean 4 stalls?
The lake is beautiful and there were some nice biking and hiking trails. There is a nice marina with a good ramp. We also enjoyed the museum. We met some very nice people (Our campsites were so close, I felt like we were all camping together), but I think next time I'm in the area I'll try camping someplace else. - Suru
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Friendly couple of people managing the place - very helpful getting set up. They assign the sites when you get there. Sites are very close together, but there are lots of trees scattered out, and our site was very level. No picnic tables or fire rings, and the campsite surface was dirt. But the hookups worked fine.
Fairly quiet at night, but there were a couple of groups of loud talkers after 10pm with no enforcement by management. They were quiet by 11:30.
Bathrooms were kind of old and dirty at times. They were out of toilet paper once in the ladies room. No place for kids to play - gravel driveways. But there are some woods just across the street which our kids enjoyed.
Overall it just seemed like you didn't get much for the top dollar ($45/night) price. But Shaver Lake is in high demand in the summer and especially holiday weekends, so I'm sure that's the reason. It's about half monthly renters and lots of big rigs. Not bad if you don't plan to hang around the campsite all day. - richang
Sep 2013 - $40.00
The Park is nice and shaded. I felt like we were staying in the forest. I love the town and the staff was great. This is a great place to escape the city and enjoy the mountains. - angel75
Jul 2012 - $43.00
This was a convenient park to stay in while exploring the Shaver Lake area. The sites are all dirt so you need to watch the dust and bring mats. You can walk into town or to the shore of Shaver Lake. No amenities (cable or Wi-Fi) since it is mostly long term residents or folks who leave their RVs and come up on weekends. We got cell but no Wi-Fi. Nice friendly managers. It's impossible to get into Camp Edison as they book a year out. This worked well for short notice. - Hitch2go
Aug 2016 - $30.00
The campground is beautiful, very well maintained. Sites are large and bathrooms are clean, even though they are pit toilets. However, if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful weekend, don't come here! The loud music and screaming from 2 different camp sites went on until 2 AM and loud rap music started again early in the morning. This was going on right across from the host so I'm not sure how they didn't hear it but nothing was done until the next day when we complained. I wish they were as diligent about enforcing the rules as they are about explaining them to you when you check in! Some people seem to care absolutely nothing about other people. This is a party place. Do not come here to relax. - Lori LCSW
Sep 2008 - $18.00
This was a beautiful park close to Shaver Lake. Most sites do not have a view of the lake but the lake was very close to all spots and the boat ramp was very close as well. It was off-season so the park was almost empty but the sites were well spread-out. Beautiful hikes all around. - SantaCruzer
Jul 2008 - $17.00
Decent campground located on Shaver Lake. This lake is a haven for water sport enthusiasts so the campground is filled with a very energetic crowd. In fact they had so much energy that it was impossible to sleep some nights because of the late night parties. But this park is a very short walk to very nice beaches located in a cove of the lake. That proved to make up for the constant chaos that the campground was filled with. The lake itself is wonderful and I am sure that when it's not the peak of summer, the campground is much quieter too. - MS.K
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This review covers the Meadows camping area of Millerton Lake SRA. The Meadows area has the RV/hook up sites. Full hook ups, W/P/S are in the RV Loop, sites 120-144; sites 117, 118 and 119 have W&P, no sewer, but there is a dump station that you pass on the road to Meadows. The RV sites are arranged in a loop.
Sites 120-144 are basically just large asphalt spaces. Plenty of room for an RV and a large vehicle or two small vehicles parked either in front of the RV or along side if you don't want to put out the awning.
Behind the RV site, off asphalt is a picnic table and fire ring. Sites 132, 133, 120 and 144 are ADA sites. There is quite a bit of extra room at these sites, and the picnic areas also have a wood canopy over the picnic area.
Sites 117-119 do not as much asphalt as the other RV sites and also have the picnic canopy. These sites will still accommodate a large RV. Sites 117-119 more closely resemble a campsite than the other asphalt full hookup sites.
The camp host is at the entrance of the RV loop.
There are bathrooms/coin operated showers at each end of the RV loop. I didn't use the showers, but I noted that they were clean and attended to. All bathrooms and showers are individual rooms.
The non-RV sites all have water (spring loaded spigot, no threads) and are ample and all seem to have canopies. If you don't absolutely have to have power and sewer and can get buy with water in our tank, these sites are actually very nice, some overlooking the lake.
As of 4/3/2016 the lake is nearly full again with the water level just shy of the spillway. When the snow cap melts later in the Spring the lake will probably release water.
The comfort station at the entrance to the loop has a water machine similar to what you see in front of supermarkets, .50 cents a gallon. The machine also sells ice, 8 lbs for $5.
The roads to the campground are in good shape.
No WiFi, but cell service (Verizon) had a strong signal. - Jmaellis
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Nice setting. Very spacious sites and shade canopies. Very quiet in off season. Stayed in non-hookup site although those are available. - Willie Wall
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Great camping. Asphalt parking gets hot during summer. Big trees behind spot. Easy access to lake. - bob213
Jul 2013 - $18.00
We camped here over the 4th of July weekend in a tent. The campground is about 35 miles away from General Sherman Tree and the rest of the main attractions of Sequoia NP and about the same distance to Kings Canyon attractions. It's about an hour to drive those 30ish miles. General Grant Tree and trails are in the immediate vicinity. Pay showers ($1.00 for 3 minutes) are a couple minutes away at Grant Grove. The showers ran out of hot water quickly. The bathrooms at Azalea have no hot water or hand soap and while they were cleaned there was always toilet paper all over the floors, but it was a very busy weekend. We were in site 58 which is wonderful! It's very large, towards the back of the campground (which means very far from the bathroom which is a downside). It's shaded and quiet. Every site has a large bear proof storage box, a picnic table and a fire ring. All sites cost $18 per night and can be paid by cash, check or credit card by completing an envelope and dropping it in the drop box. The rangers seemed very lax, people were leaving food and all kinds of stuff out and nothing was done. It actually made us feel paranoid for faithfully locking everything up in the bear boxes. When we left our site for the day the only thing in sight was the tent, but we felt like we were the only ones following the bear safety rules. We will stay here again without a doubt. Except for on the holiday, it was pretty quiet with lots of sites available. Love not having to fight the crowds like at Yosemite. - Mjoseph320
May 2013 - $18.00
We camped several nights here while seeing Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP. We wanted to be on the North side of the two parks and were very happy here. Downsides were limited selection of sites for our 40' fifth wheel and most sites are not level in either direction. That being said, we loved being in the park and were happy to dry camp in order to do so. This was the only one of three NPS campgrounds that were open when we were there since it was early season. - Dareyou2move
Jul 2010 - $18.00
Tent camped here for 1 night. Beautiful campground with easy 5 minute walk to the market, restaurant, etc., at Grant Grove Village and 15 minute walk down to the Grant Grove of sequoia. Clean restrooms with cold water only and no showers. I think showers are available at the village but we did not investigate. Near the Big Stump entrance to Kings Canyon NP. We would camp here again. - User1443
Apr 2013 - $25.00
Used to really love this place, until they took the dump station out. Now its kind of a drag to RV. Other than that it is o.k. Here for more than a weekend, - Kampzite
May 2009 - $17.00
Was a little dusty in the group area. Most sites were not too level. Over all it was a good stay because of the holiday weekend. First come first served. - Spantz