19 Parks near San Andreas, California
May 2016 - $20.00
Condition of the Park ranges from good to bad. Some of the trailers look like they are falling apart and need to be towed away while others are brand new. The bathroom and showers work but the water is luke warm at best and the pressure is terrible. Extremely slippery floors. Roads are in good condition, but with aggressive speed bumps all over the place. They weed whack fairly often so the weeds stay down.
Manager and Owner not pleasant or understanding. Made me feel inferior. Park has Loud Bass Booming Music, Loud Cars with Exhaust, Highway right next to it, and kids you don't know who get into your stuff and ask for stuff. Don't go here. - CornDog1982
Oct 2011 - $30.00
This is a pleasant park. The manager is very friendly and accommodating. Lots of long term residents but lots are kept clean and tidy. Surprised at the trees and shade. Pool is beautiful. Restrooms and showers are extremely clean. Keys are given out to the over nighters. The only complaint is some lots are parked next to three big propane dispensers. Kind of unnerving. - Snooker2
Aug 2010 - $20.00
We have been staying at this park for six years usually for a month long stay. We typically have to trim a few branches to slip into our site with our 40' rig. Park personnel are always helpful and willing to trim as needed to make the site suitable. There is plenty of shade in the upper campground. There are also RV sites available in the mobile home section of the park. Those are usually given to longer term stays. We enjoy visiting the gold hills region of California with its mining heritage and newer wine country heritage. - LivinTheDream
Apr 2015 - $8.00
Although we did not spend the night here we did spend the day walking around it. It is COE, most sites are open (not shaded) and a lot of them can hold large RVs and are very spacious. Not all are level by any means but some are, like site 18. There is no cell reception and only vault toilets. It does have an easily accessible dump station. - rhianna
Mar 2016 - $10.00
It's easy getting in and out with good paved roads. This is dry camping with water available, but not in each camp site. It is NOT an RV Park. It is a nice camp ground. There is a table and fire ring. No electric hookups. What we liked: camp sites are large and nicely spaced such that we didn't feel crowded. It was quiet at night. The place was clean. There is water in the lake. Needs Improvement: Sites have fairly level tent areas. However, RVs will take some work to get level. Be careful of the large rocks and curbs. We'll be back. - Lamplighter
Apr 2015 - $8.00
We love COE, FS, BLM campgrounds, not just because we can get the "old peoples discount" but because they are usually quiet, sites are roomy and they are protected natural parks. This campground though should have a sign at the entrance that says "rigs over 35' BEWARE". The roads are VERY tight with lots of sharp curves and lots of trees. We pulled into Site #1 because it was the longest and most level. #3 could also have been OK. Those 2 sites are just inside the entrance gate so you don't have to drive the other loops. Anyone that drives a large motorhome knows how difficult it is to get level and almost ALL the sites here have a flaw. We are not really picky people even though this review may sound like it but I just want people with large rigs to be forewarned. After all that, we really liked this park. We may not have had any cell service or Internet or TV but we took lots of beautiful walk through the park and along the trails. It has 2 dump stations with easy access and water stations throughout. - rhianna
Nov 2012 - $8.00
We love Army Corps of Engineer campgrounds. They are always near water, always scenic, and always quiet. We can live comfortably for a week with no hookups so we are very content in this type of setting. Acorn COE is very picturesque and just about any site will have a nice view. The area is abundant with wildlife. We had deer come through our campsite and saw turkeys numerous times. The nightly rate is $16 but with the Golden Age National Park Passport it is 50% off, so cost us $8 a night. We camped here with another couple and we had adjoining sites. We enjoyed many a campfire in our 5 day stay here. - RoamingRetirees
Jun 2016 - $22.00
The men's bathroom was not clean except for the one day the caretaker cleaned it. It really needed daily cleaning. Park was OK. We were there for little league tournament. The park was right next to the ball fields, so worked for us. Roads were very dusty. There was hardly anyone there. There are some full time live-ins. The sites if full would be close but hardly anyone stays there. I would stay again for a short period. - Littlegrami
Sep 2014 - $22.00
$22 Senior rate can't be beat. ($25 regular) Grass sites that needed several boards to level but hookups were easy and I even found some shade. Famous Frog Jumping fairground, lots of Winery's and a quaint old town but the road - Hwy 49 - is not so 'friendly', be Careful. Easy access to Murphy, CA for a day of wine tasting. WiFi is a charge of $10 day but restrooms are fine and has shower. I get several antenna tv stations and phone service is good. Stayed 2 days and found this park very adequate on my way to Yosemite. - SailorGolf
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This was a over nighter spot for us. We were pleasantly surprised. It is at the fairgrounds, but was great for the price. Internet was a separate company which we had to pay for. We actually had the guy come out and get us connected, but it was so nice to get back online we didn't care. - goldenk9s
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Campground was fine. Looks like it had been taken over and upgrades were in progress. We appreciate seeing campgrounds that are in good shape and are well maintained. Sites were level despite being on the side of a hill. It was not a problem other that being a little tight at the site. - rwarner22
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This park is cut into a steep hillside. After some rather interesting interior roads, we were escorted to a level pull through site with moderate afternoon shade. Utilities worked well and Wi-Fi was strong. A good overnight stop. - Alworth
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We recently stayed here, we were in a 37' fifth wheel with 3 slides.
Reservation process worked smoothly. We arrived during their lunch hour, and the office closes during lunch. But they had our information posted right on the front door.
Location was easy to find, but if you are driving a larger unit, roads are very curvy and narrow. Postings on the road that units over a certain size aren't advised on the roads.
Our site was great, very private, fairly level. Water, electricity, and sewer all worked ok. Our particular site had large flowering trees around it, which were great for privacy, but also seemed to attract many, many bees. No big deal for us, but if you a concern about bees, you may want to note that when you make your reservations.
Even though the RV park is closed to the highway, we didn't seem to hear any road noise.
There is a pool on site, small but adequate for a quick dip. No hot tub.
We didn't use the wi-fi very much, but had ok reception with our AT&T cell phones.
Many attractions in the area, including caves, state parks, and many wineries. Also, if you are up for a long day trip, can get to the west entrance of Yosemite.
Bathrooms were ok, nothing special, but they were clean. It does seem to be an older park, roads are narrower, but the privacy of many of the sites can't be beat. - KTorline
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Very nice park. Large concrete, pull through and back in sites. Grass between the sites. Some small trees. A nice picnic table is provided. WI-FI was excellent. Cable TV was digital, AT&T worked well. Only propane fire pits are allowed. Everything about this park is first class. A convenient shuttle provided rides to the casino that contains reasonably priced restaurants with good food. - travelcouple
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed staying at Jackson Rancheria RV Park - spacious sites with cement and grass between sites. This is one of the nicer parks we've stayed at and we will stay here again. - travel44
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is a great place with wide level sites and lawn on both sides. Nice if you want to take Shuttle to Casino. Has dog park. Beautiful in the Sierras. Has walking trail that goes around the park. Great history attached to the gaming casino. Lovely pool. - Jan and Ron Looney
Sep 2016 - $36.00
The construction is completed, and it is now quiet both day and night. 12-full hookup sites, with a reservation fee of $10. The showers and restrooms are now operational. No TV, and WiFi ($) reception was only at the Office. Fishing is the primary activity. No body-to-water contact is allowed on the lake. They have a swimming pool, which is only open in the summer months. Nice Marina with fishing supplies and the office sells firewood. Good discount for senior boat rental. - zigzag
Jun 2016 - $34.00
There are no showers or restrooms, only portable toilets. We had planned to stay for 2 weeks but had to cut it short because of construction noise. They are in the process of constructing some RV pads. Noise started at 7am and didn't end until 4pm. We though we would at least get a break on the weekends, but construction still happened on Saturday. The only way to get WiFi is to pay through the cable company. Went to the web site, paid my money, but then couldn't log in. The campers there were very friendly. - newbies2016
May 2016 - $39.00
This park has 12 full hook-up sites which are very clean and well spaced. Picnic table and fire ring. Pool in summer. Good campground if you want to fish. Park very well maintained. The unfortunate is that there is construction going on starting at 7am even on Saturday. Kind of ruins the atmosphere. - NaniJ
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is our third stay here. We like this campground quite a bit. It has many amenities for families during the summer (water park, mini golf, swimming pool, arcade). These things are closed during the off season when we come (rates are lower then as well) so I cannot comment on them. This is a campground with many tent sites, and two RV loops. The resort in the name comes from the amenities, a motel building, and some cabins. When we have been here (May and Sept) the place is quiet with maybe one or two tents and a dozen RVs (not counting the "extended stay" folk in the lower RV loop). As with most RV places with "extended stay" residents the WiFi bogs down to just about useless in late afternoon and into the evening. The sites in the upper (transients) loop are arranged in a long line across the top of a low hill, a mixture of pull throughs and back ins on both sides of the road. Access is pretty good with a few very large sites that will fit just about anything down to smallish backins with ok clearances. I would not call this campground "big rig friendly", but, I have seen some pretty big units squeeze into the long sites. There are lots of trees with most sites having shade at least part of the day, some pretty much all day. Bathrooms are not plush, but, functional, well maintained, and kept clean. There are plenty of restaurants, small town shops, and an nice market in the town of Pine Grove all within a couple of miles. We will be staying here again. - Keager
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Family campground with lots of things for kids. Swimming pool, water park, arcade, mini-golf, playground, movie night, pool table, and a hiking trail. We had a pull-thru site, level, gravel, with a picnic table and fire pit. WiFi was slow and worked best closer to the Office. Cable TV. Biggest problem was the sewer connection was 8" off the ground, so had to lift the hose to dump. Quiet at night. - zigzag
Jul 2016 - $53.00
Our site was nice and wide, as are most of the sites, and required only a couple Lynx blocks to level. The sites are definitely more rustic, but that's a positive. We like having the feeling of real camping while still being able to run our A/C and take warm showers in the RV. The sewer hookup in the site is beyond bizarre. They are raised considerably higher than the sewer connector on the RV.
The staff is very friendly. The biggest problem we had was that the power kept cutting out. They do not have the power capacity for the number of sites they have. That meant not being able to run the A/C during the 100 degree day.
This might not be a problem, except we're paying for that power in our nightly rate and they really nickel-and-dime you in other ways. For example, my father-in-law (who lives 10 minutes from the campground) came and visited us for an hour. He had to pay $5 for parking. If we would've had 4 people staying, he would've had to pay an additional $5 to get into the park. I realize there are probably people who take advantage of liberal policies on visits, but charging family members $5 for a 1-hour visit is beyond ridiculous.
On top of that, we had a very noisy neighbor. They ran their stereo at very high volumes, had a dog that barked constantly and the staff did nothing about it.
The staff does not wear any type of uniform, so you have no idea who works there and who doesn't. That's really convenient for the staff, but inconvenient for paying campers who might need help from the staff in one way or another. - tylersdad
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Always a good time camping here. Sites are good size. Nice beach on a small bay for swimming (no wake zone). Nice Trout pond with small dock for row boats only. - warrior
Jul 2016 - $54.00
We have stayed here every year for several years and always enjoy it. The service is good although you should expect delays at check-in if arriving on a Friday. The sites back up to the Trout Pond. True to its name, this is a fishing pond only--no motors, no swimming, not even for dogs. All of these are accommodated at the main lake which, in this year of higher water, is just a short walk away. Even if you don't fish, the pond is beautiful and peaceful, especially early in the morning and late evening. - 3peaks
Mar 2015 - $48.00
This review is for the Monument RV section at Camanche South Shore. Level asphalt sites, roomy and wide, a few with shade. Campground was clean, with recycle bins. Sites had full-hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables. $48 per night, no discounts, you can avoid the additional $9 reservation fee this time of year as no one is here. RV needs to be fully contained as there are no showers or restrooms in the Monument RV section. Showers and restrooms near the beach area were clean but old. No WiFi internet in the campground, nearest WiFi is at the Starbucks in Valley Springs. We were able to get ten channels on our antenna TV. They charge a $5 per person, per day, fishing fee, purchase these as you enter at the Main Gate. Park is pricy for what you get. Quiet at night, friendly staff. - zigzag
Dec 2015 - $12.00
Lots of wide open space. Too hot in the summers to camp, but spring and fall is awesome. Camp spots are little to close in my opinion. When the lake is full it has some nice views. Great for fishing, and the lake is pretty big so on the usual day it is not to busy. Roads in good condition, sites are kept up and clean. Shower and bathroom are moderately clean and there is good pressure and hot water. Beware of the few speedster boats. - CornDog1982
May 2008 - $16.00
We stayed at Glory Hole Rec Area / Big Oak Campground for 3 nights while attending the Calavaras County Fair/Frog Jumping weekend. The campground is about 15 minutes from the fairgrounds. The camp sites are fairly good in size (we stayed in site 111) however, there is little to no shade. The weekend we spent there it was over 105 F. and could use a few trees. AC and a good generator allowed us to stay. There are no full hook-up, and water connections are not very friendly for filling your rig. There is a nice new dumping station but, it is closed until sometime in 2009. As of May 2008, the water is very low at the lake and the swimming areas is basically dirt so, there is no place for kids to swim. - Gary Borella
Nov 2005 - $16.00
This is a lovely BLM campground at New Melones Lake Recreation Area between Sonora and Angels Camp on Hwy 49. Boat rentals are available for fishing and there are several places from the shore to fish as well - we caught a couple of nice trout. There is a free dump station at the sister campground called Tuttletown Recreation area which is a few miles south on Hwy 49. Camped here in a Class C. - Charlie262