6.6 Good
     
Santa Nella, California

Los Banos West / I-5 KOA

Santa Nella, California


28485 Gonzaga Rd
Santa Nella, California 95322
Phone: (209) 826-5542

Sites: 115
Recent Rate: $40 5/2017

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Latitude: 37.056341557942
Longitude: -121.00749492645
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

66 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Second time we've stayed because all the other RV Parks are full. Not many RV parks in this area. This time everything worked and we had a good overnight stay. This is a very busy area with numerous trucks stops nearby. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants nearby in Los Banos to the east and in Gustine to the north. Both only a few miles away. Easy on and off I-5.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad park , usual KOA. No discounts but clean facilities. The best thing about this park is its far enough from the hiway. Nice and quiet. Stayed one night and we would return when in the area. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We generally stay away from KOAs because they're usually overpriced and rundown. But there are few options along I-5 in this area so we gave it a try. Big mistake. This place was scary. We were given a site in the back with all the derelict trailers. Grass was overgrown and the only service to the "site" was a sewer hook-up. No water, power or cable dedicated to the site even though we paid for full hook-ups. We were able to share the utility post that was outside our neighbor's door. Our coax cable didn't reach but that was OK because we were told it didn't work very well anyway and we did get some stations over the air. The cable for the park seems to be strung between orange highway cones. The sites in the front of the park are somewhat better but we will plan better next time so we don't need to stay overnight in this area. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Standard KOA Journey. There's nothing really around so you need to unhook. The sites were barely long enough for us (45'+tow) but did fit. A bit expensive for what you get, but you get convenience which she needed. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

As a KOA this park is bare minimum but for an overnight stop it is adequate with very clean restrooms. Gravel roads and sites seriously need new gravel. There were a lot of mud puddles in January. Lighting for icamp roads and sites is minimal. Fenced dog area is green and spacious but too wet to use on our January day. Store in office well stocked but closed at 5. As others have written, Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant, two truck stops with buffet restaurants, fast food restaurants and gas stations are from 0 to 3 miles away. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Type
Pull through
Sewer Connection
Yes

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very mediocre park, a disgrace to the KOA name. Can you imagine winter time, around forty degrees, and the bathrooms/showers weren't heated? In fact, they kept propping the bathroom doors open. Only stay here if you are desperate!. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Utilities near center of pullthrough. Not enough room then for tow vehicle.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Never met managers or owners. Came in around 5 pm and had a check in envelope for us with a space number. Very narrow for our 45' coach. Very, very dusty and too many long term, very old trailers there. We even say one sitting on top of a picnic bench! Place was kind of creepy for us. We won't stay there again. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

A run down KOA that is hard to get into and over priced. This was not our first choice, the only other park in the area was full. Not many RV parks on this leg of I-5. We called ahead and confirmed they had cable. This is important to us. When we got there and set up we found the cable was fading in and out. I reported it and they came out in a few hours, but could not fix it. They stopped working because it was quitting time. We didn't have cable as they advertised. The wifi cuts you off after only a few minutes. If your in the middle of something you may get cut off. This happened to me and I was not happy. I would not stay here again. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This area has very heavy traffic because of several large truck stops. This park is closer to Santa Nella than to Los Banos. Both are very congested. We drove into Los Banos to go to a Walmart there. The Los Banos Walmart is very difficult to get into and out of. Gas is very high in this area. Restaurants and shopping is abundant.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Last stop on our 80 day adventure to Alaska. Very level sites, so did not have to disconnect - YAY. FHU's worked well, didn't use the WIFI. Day after Labor Day, so the park was pretty empty. Pool looked inviting but too tired to try it. Would stay here again, hopefully not during the summer - it does get hot in this area. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Anderson's Pea Soup .... Santa Nella. Best Pea Soup ever and lots of other good food (imo).

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I enjoyed this park. Great pool. Internet signal was strong but I couldn't get through. Error message was "router needs to be reset" I would come here again. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall the park is OK. WiFi Internet was unreliable. Had to enter a password every hour or so. Signal easily blocked by large rigs. Pool is nice. Pull through spots are nice, but not a lot of personal space on the sides to yourself. In the summer this place is hot, hot, hot. Children racing through park during the day in a golf cart playing "cops and robbers" was unsafe and annoying. Staff is friendly. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed two nights and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. There's plenty of shade and the campground is easily accessible. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great overnight stop. Long RV sites, did not have to disconnect. Fenced in Dog Walk. Fuel Stop(Petro) close by. about 2 miles off Hwy 5.Friendly Office staff. Will stop again. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Not many options in this area. Santa Nella RV Park said they were full - it was a Saturday, and referred us to the KOA. It seemed pricy, but got us off the road and with FHUs - 50amp, we were able to run our A/C and stay cool. Also the Wifi actually worked well, so all in all it was a good stop. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is small with hard packed gravel sites. They allowed multiple dogs which is appreciated for those of us who travel to shows across the country. We were allowed a small x-pen. This park is located at a dead end and is off of Hwy 152 (of of I-5) heading to Gilroy. This is an older park, but cleaned and good for a layover spot to/from the north or south. Staff was very friendly. The fuel stations nearby are a bit cramped to get in or out if you need gasoline. Diesel stalls are much more handier. We camped at Los Banos West / I-5 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Nothing too close by for amenities. Small gift store onsite.

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