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
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Very well laid out, pretty new looking park. Easy internal access, but REALLY tucked put of the way. Easy to get to. Great customer service. Nice store. Sites were very easy to get in and out of (watch the "curb" as you enter or leave the site though). Close to everything, but still pretty quiet. Definitely stay again. - 7 on the road
May 2016 - $50.00
This was the second time we've stay here, just a stopover on our way north. This park would be worth coming back to for a longer stay, as it is really outstanding. Both times we've checked in after hours; not a problem, our info posted for us on the office door. (We would have preferred a concrete site, but were given gravel.) Easy pull through sites; plenty of room in between; nice grass areas between sites and around the park. So many other parks in CA are claiming lack of landscape maintenance due to the drought; living in CA myself I understand water conservation. However, here at Bakersfield River Run they manage to keep everything beautiful. A real oasis. The park is very dog friendly; nice grassy doggie area with pick-up bags. Not fenced for off leash running, but nice to have a designated spot for them to “go”! Lots of other grassy areas for walking, plus a trail along the river. - MarvMarvs
Apr 2016 - $50.00
Nice place. Plenty of room for slideouts and a grass plot with a picnic table for each site. A nice walk along a dry river be right outside the park. - PBR
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
Oct 2015 - $23.00
We needed a place to stay overnight along the I-5 near Bakersfield and Good Sam showed this place. Since it is off season, there was plenty of space. This Kern County park is much nicer than we expected for the Valley. It is on the east side of Lake Webb which is large. All spaces are pull-through or maybe better stated as pull-off as there was a wide space with no separation from the street. Some spaces have separation. It was very quiet and a great place to spend the night. The restrooms were clean but a little old although in good repair. We plan to stay here again when we need a place in this area, even if in season as it is so convenient to the I-5. No WiFi but good Verizon 4G. - bdornbush
May 2016 - $44.00
Very nice park with restaurant, swimming pool, etc. - James T
Apr 2016 - $44.00
We stayed 1 night passing through the area to visit a nearby National Park Service site.
The park is a short drive from HWY 99 (Exit 21: White Lane) along busy multi lane city streets. But the streets are sufficient width for easy access to the park.
The sites are a mixture of back-ins and P/T's. There was an escort to the site. There seemed to be extended stay sites. The parking pads are narrow. This park understands the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were level and flat. Distance and manicured grass lawns establishes privacy between the sites but they were close to each. Seem to remember there being an outside table. Don't remember fire pits at the sites but open fires are only permitted with Resort approval.
There are a few trees scattered around the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure didn't show any cable or broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The park provided WiFi was good even with a lot of the sites occupied. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about the reception.
No designated fenced pet area. The designated pet area was the grassy area outside of the park along the main road. But there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. There were bag dispensers and waste collection stations around the park as well as dumpsters available for waste.
The clubhouse, pool & hot tub amenities and park's appearance made this a pleasant stop over. We would stay here again if the need arose while traveling through the area or consider it for an extended stay. - bsb814
Mar 2016 - $50.00
We usually stay someplace else in Bakersfield, but thought we'd try this one when we were delayed by weather. It was recommended by friends as their go-to stop, but we were a little underwhelmed for the price. The restaurant is a really nice amenity and the restrooms are impeccably clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Wifi is okay. Play area for kids is tiny, but our 4-year old loved digging in the sand. Site required some levelling, but was okay. It's a decent park, but a little overpriced. - mlbw
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: $15.00 | 44 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $15.00
It has it all except shade.
The internet is provided by an outside company and is not always available.
The batrooms are locked after 6PM but you can get a key. - summerdude
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Having read other reviews I was not expecting much when we got to the park. We found a very friendly and helpful manager-was able to get directions from him and even borrow a ladder to fix something on our MH. Good cable and WiFi, very clean sites and we were completely in a different section of the park from the long term residents. You are right next to a railroad track, and it would have been noisy except it was hot and with the ACs on the noise was not bad. It is a good park for a short stay, but probably because we did not really like Bakersfield for much longer. - Namaste-1961
Apr 2016 - $15.00
We stayed for one night on the way to Sequoia National Park. The overnight spots are separated from the long term sites which is very good since the difference is night and day. Our site was nicely paved with wide roads. Electric, water, and cable worked well. Actually, normally on cable either the hi or low stations have static, but here it was clear on all stations. You are extremely close to the train tracks, but with the windows closed and our air purifier running at night, we slept very well. The wifi was worthless but to be honest, the manager gave us advanced warning that it was no good. The area itself seems a bit sketchy, but the park has security gates and is walled in. We did not use any of the amenities so cannot comment on those. However, my wife did use the bathroom and thought there may have been a drug deal going down. Manager was very helpful. - akeller156
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
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We have a 45' motor home which often limits are choices. This park was very conveniently located to Bakersfield and was quiet. - Don A
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This park appears to have been designed for easy access for big rigs with tows. The streets and turns are wide. We were escorted to our site so we didn't have to guess where our site was located. There is a wonderful restaurant right next to the office. We were given a 10% off coupon for the restaurant for the entire time we were here. The staff is extremely friendly. Access off of Highway 99 is very easy but there is no highway traffic noise. The only slight negative comment would be that the cable channels are fuzzy but there are numerous digital channels available so the cable shouldn't be an issue. We have discovered through our travels across the United States that a lot of RV parks call themselves a resort when they are a simple RV park or a large gravel parking lot. We would definitely classify this as a resort. There is a tall wall around the park and it is gated. The gates are locked at night but you will be given a code for after hours. We would strongly recommend this park and we will definitely stay here again and would go out of our way to make this resort our destination. - travelingpeople
Apr 2016 - $34.00
Very attractive and well maintained. Sites are very level. Wi-fi worked very well. I will return. - Ellen435
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
Feb 2014 - $32.00
The staff was great and the office/laundry/restrooms and pool looked good. The sites---not so much. Too many permanent residents--traffic in and out all night--little kids riding electric cars through our site. I have heard and used shared hookups but this place has shared sites--your front door and your neighbor's door look at each other with maybe 15 feet of separation. I would not stay here again. - Cameorover