9 Parks near Playa del Rey, California
Jul 2016 - $58.00
Rate is for back row and includes a premium charged for 4th of July weekend. Like other reviewers have said, it's a love/hate situation. Love: You can't beat the location. Not only is it ON the beach, but it's easy access to the greater Los Angeles area. You can hop on the 105 and get to wherever you want to go. There are regular police patrols so you feel fairly safe. The hookup's worked well. Open sky for good satellite signal. Hate: It's an asphalt parking lot. You're on top of your neighbors. Maybe you can put your awning out part way if you and/or your neighbor don't have slides. It's noisy from the jets overhead and it's noisy because the park is full during the Summer. We didn't get aroma from the sewer treatment plant. However we had it daily when we stayed here last February. When the park is full, there may not be parking for your tow car so you have to think twice about leaving the park and wondering if you'll find parking when you get back. Verizon cell was sketchy. Sprint Myfi had zero signal. Bottom line: If you're willing to put up with the con's, there are lots of pro's. - GottaGoNow
Jun 2016 - $79.00
This Rv park had a great beachfront location. The management caused major gridlock trying to get into the park. Do not arrive before 2:00 PM. They do not allow you in early without charging an extra $17 per night. It would have helped if they would have at least let us check-in early so that we could have easily proceeded to our campsite at 100 PM . - Logan995
Apr 2016 - $55.00
Dockweiler is right on the beach, and right in the flight path of LAX. The designers masterfully made maximum use of the available space. Spaces are very tight, but sized so that a 40' motorhome with slides on both sides just wedges in, and there is no problem entering or exiting the spot.
There is no Wi-Fi, and neither AT&T nor Sprint cell service was available.
Bathrooms are minimalist. There are no other services, but beach access is a few steps away. Loud neighbors partying late and constant airplane noise make sleep problematic.
Very close to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, El Segundo. - Acornalley
Jun 2005 - $26.00
Campground is closed, new houses are being built in its place, very sad. - rroch
Jun 2016 - $54.00
Balboa/Birmingham old has been transformed. Staying here on and off. Had upgraded utilities, grounds, decorations. Park is usually full. Close in to LA. Old trees everywhere, helps with valley heat. Nice owner manager, very helpful with parking RV. - tinlv
Sep 2015 - $59.00
Well we were promised a 50 amp slot on our reservation for 3 days but they had none when we arrived so the guy in charge got us into a very tight back in site under a nice shade tree which wasn't too bad since the weather had cooled. Electric and water were from non-standard outlets with no breakers and multiple splitters. Bathrooms were clean but very old & dated plumbing. No amenities to speak of....just the only game in town and priced that way. Big rigs have no options here even though there are some wedged in to places. We would come again but only cause nothing else exists in the area we needed to be. If YOU have other choices...make 'em. - Camaraderie
Jul 2014 - $63.00
We spent three nights here primarily to tour Hollywood and go to the Hollywood Bowl. It was a great location. The Hollywood Bowl parking can be a nightmare and we rode the Metro (at Balboa) to and from the Bowl. For $5/person for an all day pass, it was quite the bargain. As other people have noted, the owner is the nicest and hardest working person I have met in a long time. He really takes pride in the park. We have a 24' motorhome and had no problem getting into our spot although our power management system did not like that the electricity was not grounded and we had to plug into an adjoining electrical circuit for power. The Wi-Fi was as zippy as our broadband at home. We will definitely stay here again. - WinnebagoTraveler
Feb 2014 - $45.00
If you want to go into the city, this park might work. However the sites and roads around them are tight. We stayed in the area for 18' and under. The showers had no hot water, which I found out too late. The grounds were ill-kept, with few or no shade trees for the sites. The walk from our site to the restrooms was full of holes, perhaps made by animals. The place for the RVs was paved, but all else was mud or earth. In all, a disappointment. We would not return. - Atnt Life Grand
Feb 2011 - $35.00
This was our 2nd time out in our RV, so we were not fully prepared. We are grateful to the camp hostess who gave us a number of tips on RV camping and for letting us borrow her clean-water hose. The restrooms were typical of the California State parks. They were clean, but cold. Showers were not hot but warm enough to warm you on a cold day. The campground is lush and green this time of year. My wife and I saw lots of ground squirrels and a few deer in the campground. - TARDISRV
Feb 2011 - $35.00
First, the positives. Lots of wildlife to watch and listen to (singing coyotes, lots of deer, cottontails, ducks in the creek). Sites are huge, with tons of space in between. Lots of hiking trails (but not well maintained, unfortunately). Iron ranger takes credit cards! Friendly camp host. And, of course, the reason we came--the site where M*A*S*H was filmed. Now the cons: This is yet another victim of CA state park budget cuts. Roads, trails, bathhouses not well maintained. High price ($35) just to boon dock. No water for tanks and no dump station. Come prepared. We did feel pretty secure, though, as the park ranger did regular patrols and the camp host let us know that the ranger had both a sidearm and a rifle in case she needed help in rousting squatters (common here apparently) or rowdies (not uncommon on the weekends we heard). - JCLC
Jun 2016 - $140.00
We stayed here for one night. It was not an oceanfront site, but the cost with taxes was $140 a night. We loved the restaurant that we could walk to and also found a path to the beach that went under the highway. It was a beautiful area, but we felt it was overpriced. - Logan995
Oct 2015 - $95.00
We stayed two nights in an ocean view spot. Our site had a great view of the ocean, but was a bit tricky to back into. Fortunately the adjacent sites were empty at the time. It was easier to level our rig this time, last stay put our wheels off the ground. This was our second stay here, so we definitely like the location. Previous reviews mention the office staff can be rude. Well, it does depend on who you interact with in the office. Most of the folks were great! - Steve and Bob
Jun 2015 - $105.00
It is a nice RV park, but that's all and that does not justify the high price. Staff is friendly, although 2 minutes after check-out time they already knocked our door. All our slides were already in, all connections already put away. So it showed we were about to leave.
The store does have your basic needs if you run short in your chiller and if you spend more per night you will have a great sea view.
This RV is NOT at the beach, the CA-1 runs in between. When you leave you cannot exit the park going to Santa Monica, so it takes miles before you can turn. - Palazzo fan
Dec 2015 - $56.00
Maybe we have stayed in too many nice campgrounds but I cannot agree with the comments of others. Even though the sites are wide they are very short. We had to back our 36 ft into a site and maneuver it past the other rv backed in from the other side an over lap of about 5 ft. We were lucky that the pole that was on the site before was removed because the gentleman next door said we wouldn't have gotten in before.
The price was pretty high especially since there was no cable and the only WiFi is in the clubhouse.
We only used this as a one night stop to visit the Ronald Reagan Library. Probably won't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2015 - $64.00
We stayed here for 4 days. Office staff was pleasant upon registration. We were left alone and not bothered by staff which was very nice. Just a nice clean park. RV spaces are decent sized and didn't have any trouble getting into it. Park is Convenient to shopping accessibility. Although it is right off a main road (not hwy), it is well hidden. In fact, we missed the turn several times. Once you are in there, it's like a comfortable oasis. - Donnadhodges
Apr 2015 - $65.00
Stayed here one night while passing thru LA. Note: options are extremely limited for RV sites in the LA area so this is about as good as it gets if you want to be in this part of town. Definitely be prepared for LA freeway traffic. All back in spaces with good width to park vehicle beside unit. Little bit tight for backing in if your rig is 35 ft or longer. All utilities worked fine and tengointernet worked OK. No character to the campground, just a place to park to visit the area. Make reservations since only a few spots are available for folks just passing through. - threehendersons
Mar 2016 - $50.00
We visited relatives in nearby (well, 16 miles away) Manhattan Beach, and chose this park because of the ratings. What a great little park! Clean as a whistle, dead silent at night, close to the water with a nice cool breeze (we just came from 5 months in Arizona, so cool salt water breeze felt SO GOOD).
We hardly used any of their amenities other than cable TV (which was analog and pretty poor). Two things that would've made it better - 1) paved pads rather than clay/sand which stuck to our shoes like glue, and 2) pads that were not level. Our front tires were dangling in the air after we leveled up.
But everything is relative, and in this neck of the woods, good RV parks are few and far between. This place was completely full, and we'd definitely return if we ever returned to this area. - coffeetime
Feb 2016 - $70.00
We camped here to be close to relatives in the LA area. We were surprised, pleasantly, that the park was nice. Sites were back-ins, and I was able to level the RV, although some sites look very sloped. Check-in process was pretty good. They inadvertently overcharged us, but told us the next day when I visited the office. The park is located very close to Long Bean amenities: ferry to Catalina Island, aquarium, restaurants, harbor. We don't have a toad, so used the mass transit to get around. You can catch it a short walk from the park over the 710 freeway. Traffic noise is moderate. Seemed safe. Wi-Fi worked fine with my external antenna. I would return, making sure the site was level. - Joe from Victoria
Jan 2016 - $50.00
Very nicely landscaped park right on the water. The roads were a bit tight, but doable. The park was very quiet at night. We were here for a conference, and I could pick up a free bus about a two blocks from the park that took me straight to the convention center - very handy. This is a very good spot to stay when in the LA area. - UTTransplant
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Sites are level, but if you are the last one in, it might be tight maneuvering. It's quiet and doesn't feel like a city but you are close to everything. There is overflow parking for $5 a night- no hook up for that. As mentioned, the entrance is sort of an alley- a very wide driveway behind the parking lot of Old Susana's café. The driveway is called Elks Trail and is easy to miss, but if you do, there is a large dirt parking lot right down the street. Can't beat this place for the price! - Soos
Mar 2014 - $20.00
This is for Elks members only. They have just updated (wide) the RV parking sites. Good level gravel with full hooks on 8 sites. Rate is now $20.00. We could not get the cable to work but that might be a work in progress. Verizon works great. Close to Regan library about 12 miles. - margeandbob
May 2013 - $15.00
Elks Members Only. There are 5 sites in the shade, no satellite possible and 3 other sites OK for satellite. No local TV. Social Lodge, plenty of activities. Close to Reagan Library. No reservations. Verizon Strong. Pet Friendly. Enter through alley off Kuehner Dr. - silverado