11 Parks near Shafter, California
May 2008 - $28.00
We have stayed at this park often while visiting our daughter in Bakersfield. We liked it because it is out in the country and relatively quiet. Everything else about it, however, adds up to zero. It doesn't appear that anything has been done to maintain this place since it left the KOA family. No effort has been made to maintain the dirt roads which are full of large holes and are generally in terrible shape. They haven't even bothered to water the grass, which is now dead. Unfortunately, the place has become a dump, as evidenced by the fact that, other than the long termers, we were the only people in the campground. Too bad! It used to be a good alternative to the urban RV parks in Bakersfield. Next time we'll go elsewhere. - steben6
Jun 2007 - $32.00
We use this park as a stopover, in between northern and southern CA, as it has easy access from Hwy. 99. No frills, gravel roads and pads that are not level. It's a dump but ok for a quick overnighter. - campingwithlobo
Jun 2007 - $29.00
A real dive. Needs some improvements; no mystery why they got kicked out of the KOA. The staff had a lot of trouble with the registration. - aaronfessler
Dec 2016 - $40.00
We stay here frequently while visiting our daughter who lives nearby. The park is well-maintained and the sites are spacious with large, paved patio areas. The location is great and the staff, helpful and accommodating. The park is centrally located in Bakersfield, but is along the dry river bed and doesn't feel like it is in the city. You won't be disappointed. - steben6
Nov 2016 - $30.00
Started off, w/no reservation, to stay a week, possibly more. They said no problem and blocked it off for 2-weeks, which we ended up staying, because we get monthly UPS'd mail delivery. Super clean, all around and excellent service. Their store has items you don't find at others. Close to eateries, and we had bicycles! - Dennis H
Nov 2016 - $39.00
We stayed here in mid-November 2016. The park is very convenient to the 99 freeway and downtown Bakersfield. Also close to major shopping, i.e., Target, Walmart, grocery stores, etc. Wide, paved interior roads. Well-compacted gravel parking pads with concrete patio (but curiously no picnic table). The sites are sort of close together, but there is sufficient grassy buffer/landscaping. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
Feb 2017 - $22.00
Wonderful find, close enough to I-5 to be convenient for over night stop, but enough to be very quiet (3-4 miles). Off season and only about 6 other campers. Rate includes $2 senior discount - great price for full hookups. County park so no WiFi or cable. Fun to watch the raccoons but be careful about food outside. Because of the rain, the grass was green. Sites are the semicircle style pull through which was fine for our 35' motor home and toad (didn't unhook), but would take careful selection for a 40' unit. Understand summer weekends are a madhouse and very noisy, with lots of jet skiis and 20 - 30 to a campsite not uncommon. Would definitely come here again in off season or maybe midweek in summer. - BandD
Feb 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here in December on our way south and now on the way home. Just a few miles from the I-5 this is a quiet getaway in the off season. Summer must be a completely different story. But during our two stays there were only a handful other campers. Plenty of privacy.
Staff was very friendly and gave us free choice for a site. We picked a pull thru or rather a pullout off the road through the campground. Surprisingly level and long enough for our 34' fifth wheel and the truck. Water and electric hookup were fine but the sewer had a small cap only and was out of reach for our equipment. Our Verizon Mifi worked well.
We rode our bikes through the recreation area and spotted a few owls.
The night was very quiet and we enjoyed our stay. We'll be back on our next trip south. - TheSchweitzers
Jan 2016 - $25.00
I can see why this park isn't rated higher, but we really liked it as a stopping point. Mid-week we enjoyed a lovely lake-front site with full hookups and no nearby neighbors for only $25. (Note, you'll pay $12-15 more for a tow vehicle.) It's a HUGE park, and it must be a zoo on weekends and in the summer, but all we heard was birds. The grass is mostly dead (there is a drought, after all) and the restrooms and picnic tables need some TLC. Good AT&T and Verizon signals, and strong OTA TV (especially if you speak Spanish). - TheRollingJones
Feb 2017 - $44.00
Rate reflects Good Sam discount for pull thru site. Site (173) was on end across from fitness room and restroom/showers which encouraged me to try them. Site is packed sand (muddy when it rained) with concrete pad & picnic table. I have to chime in with all previous posters - this is a lovely park. Well maintained; escort to site, onsite restaurant that will deliver to site; nice restrooms and many clean tiled showers stalls with a door & dressing area with bench; nearby to: post office, Albertsons grocery store, Camping World (same street) & Super Walmart. Stayed here as a stopover from Death Valley to Monterey & will definitely stay again on return trip. - Beachside Baby
Jan 2017 - $44.00
We have stayed here many times while traveling from Nprthern to Southern California. It is very convenient and well kept park. They have an onsite restaurant which is nice when you have been driving all day and arrive late. They provide a coupon. The staff is great and they show you to your space and will even take your portable propane tanks to be filled. Camping World, shopping, Walmart and other stores are all close by. Inevitably we always need something from CW! - Hitch2go
Dec 2016 - $24.00
Easy to find RV park off highway 99 - only 3 or 4 blocks from a Camping World retail store. Many pull through sites and extremely clean restrooms and showers. On site restaurant, The Crest, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner - full bar and draft beer. The food is quite good. - AndiamoBrian
Aug 2014 - $27.00
We came here when our other arrangement didn't work, but will not be back. Most of the slots are permanent residents and the profusion of personal items outside, including sofas and spare tires, was awful. Our neighbor told us to lock up anything of value and that his kids bikes were stolen so he was leaving. We had a number of people walk by us and stare at the trailer which was disconcerting. The noise from the highway, city traffic and trains made it difficult to sleep. The host, while friendly, asked us on multiple times what we paid for our trailer. The spot was wide enough and long enough for a big rig and was easy to maneuver, that's the best I can say about this place. Would agree with previous reviews that dumping was impossible into the narrow pipe without an adapter. Unable to get the cable to work, but digital TV was OK. - Jim Klinger
Apr 2014 - $26.00
Fairly easy access. Located directly under a high voltage power line Right of Way. Limited HDTV but decent Wi-Fi connectivity. Laundry and restrooms clean, a little dated. Host is helpful. Most short term sites are pull-thru. One problem is sewer connection. The sewer pipes are too small for standard RV dump hoses and elbows. I improvised and used a sewer seal donut, slid it down over the outside of the sewer pipe and then stuck the RV fixture into that, tight fit and a good seal. A little noisy with freeway a block away and a railroad directly next door. All sites are cracked asphalt and the facility is dated. We probably won't return. - SilverBear
Jan 2014 - $30.00
Well-maintained and clean park. Sites are large, level and paved with full hook-ups. Our pull-through site was plenty large, with room for our 43' RV and towed car. 50-amp electric power was rock solid. Pool (seasonal), laundry room, bathrooms, and showers were all very clean and looked after. Close to all the activities in Bakersfield. - bcbounders
Jun 2011 - $27.00
Small spaces but good WiFi, cable TV and utilities. Most spaces occupied by long term residents but everything was clean and tidy. Restrooms were clean but the shower room had large spiders and webs on the ceiling. We just stayed one night and would stay again. - jeffplay
May 2010 - $29.00
We stay in this park each time we are near Bakersfield. We stayed for the month of May and then another week in August. We have stayed at this park several times over the past 3 years. The managers are really great people and will do whatever it takes to help you. I will continue to stop at this park when in Bakersfield. - User1598
Mar 2009 - $27.00
We were just looking for an overnight, and that’s pretty much what we got. Sites are tight together, not much in the way of landscaping. Looks like a lot of long-termers. Facilities were old but clean. A strip of grass with a bag dispenser was provided for dogs, but this is not a doggie nirvana. - JCLC
250 Fairfax Rd Bakersfield, California 93307 (map) | (661) 366-6700
Sites: 132 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 50 Reviews
Feb 2017 - $20.00
If you like trains - lots & LOTS of trains! - this is the park for you! 2 an hour, all day & all night. And let's not forget those awesome train whistles! All.night.long. We were even treated to a vibration running through the motorhome when I assume a particularly heavy load went through. We couldn't sleep - played cribbage most of the night!
However, I try to offset the negative with a few positive observations. This is a clean park, with decent sites. It's gated, so there is a sense of security. Furthermore, the gentleman who checked us in was very friendly & helpful. We would NOT stay here again. Far too noisy! - Kelly S
Nov 2016 - $24.00
Please be advised, this park is in a bad area of town, although behind walls and locked gates, things can be stolen. Manager worked with us, but to no avail for replacing stolen bikes.
Sites were nicely paved and level. No grass. Wifi was fairly decent for tengonet.
Definitely will not return. - wheelen jv
Oct 2016 - $15.00
This place is a rip off! It is dangerous! Do NOT stay there. We stayed here thinking the reviews were off because it has a security gate with card and cameras. There is NO security because everyone has cards to the security gates. People inside give cards to thieves who enter park and steal your stuff. We had two bicycles stolen which were on a bike rack with a heavy steal cable. They just used large bolt cutters to cut the cable away.
I reported this to police and to the office. The manager said he would work with the police. Police took a report over the phone and never found the bikes. The manager said the head office would pay for the bikes. Lies. The office will not pay for the bikes. I told the head office to speak with the on site manager.
Do not stay at this park. They will steal your stuff. Look elsewhere. - Coy R
Lost Hills, California (map) | (661) 797-2719
Sites: 52 | Latest Rate: $41.00 | 57 Reviews
Mar 2016 - $41.00
Just an overnight stop for us, which is all we needed. Staff very friendly. FHU pull through site on sand with nice separation and landscaping. Far enough behind the Pilot truck stop and the many drive through restaurants that it was quiet enough. Exit is very busy with lots of gas stations and restaurants options. Limited other camping options in the area. - RPWAINC
Mar 2016 - $43.00
We stayed overnight when heading north on I-5, easy access, fairly large pull thru lots, very old wooden tables, and good cable TV. NO Internet at all, and the manager was not very experienced, when we checked in.
Did not find the highway noise as a problem, but would pass it by next time for more value for the rate charged !!! It appears as if the pool is on a hit and miss, if in operation !! - snowbirdcple
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We'd stayed here before, but didn't recall how much truck traffic you heard all night long. It's a very sandy area. The park is nice but was just displeased. For the price it just wasn't a place I'll stay again. Disappointed this trip, the owner was very accommodating with being flexible with our reservations as we were delayed because of weather. I guess since we've been traveling more, I have seen much better RV sites for a fraction of the cost for this site. - RV-NCcamping
Jan 2017 - $34.00
Nice level site. We were just there for one night but would stay again if we were in Bakersfield. Laundry facilities were clean and reasonably priced. - storms
Dec 2016 - $34.00
Nice concrete sites with grassy area in between. Grassy area to walk your dog and people seem to pick up after their animals, not fenced but still ok. Think there is a fenced dog park at the other end. Office help not real warm and fuzzy but efficient. Wifi worked well and good cable tv. I will stay here on my way home to the PNW. - KMB
Dec 2016 - $34.00
Very clean and nice park right off Hwy. 58. Sites are concrete and plenty long to stayed hooked up with our 42' 5th wheel. The spacious sites have a small patio and picnic table and a grassy area between sites. There is a nice grassy area for dogs, a pool, laundry room and club house. The park has gated access for extra security and is very quiet. Free wi-fi and cable. Great park for a short or long term stay. - travelswithpuppies
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Had a lot of permanent residents but park was clean and employees were friendly. Pool was good sized and clean. Would stay here again and recommend it. Very nice shade trees. - Wilma Owens
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Small park has a lot of live-ins.They are all friendly. We have stayed here many, many times. The office staff is GREAT, they have a nice sparkling pool, clean rest rooms. This is perfect for those of us who do not care about the fancy resorts with the inflated prices. - MrFast
Mar 2014 - $31.00
If you don't mind camping cheek by jowl alongside the freeway go here. I thought it was scary looking and they gave us two sites that we couldn't fit In with our 34' fifth wheel. I thought it looked like a homeless camp. You can tell they are trying to make it look nice, but between the small sites, freeway noise and the look of some of the "campers" we left and did not stay the night. The lady at the front desk was very nice and gave us our money back. Small lawn area in front of check in had nice fresh dog poop scattered around. Yikes! - billie'smom