3 Parks near Simi Valley, California
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
Jun 2015 - $31.00
We got to Oak Park late in the afternoon and found a nice spot and started to set up and a passenger train came by and blew the horn right next to us (the rail is elevated about 20 feet above the RV spots and just 15 feet from the site). Before we could recover from this experience, a freight train went the other direction (I am not sure why they did not run head long into each other). You could feel the freight train inside the RV. Therefore, we did not stay. There are few choices in the area but we could not handle the trains. - lyzzards
May 2015 - $31.00
This park needs help! It's ok...but here's what you need to know. Sites 1-9 are not level and some are very steep. We could not get our rig level without lifting the wheels off the ground...not good! We changed sites. Sites 10-16 are more level but back up to the train tracks. The train noise wasn't a big issue for us. Good Verizon signal. Good water pressure. Good 30 amp. Good location to Regan Library. Close to Walmart, Costco, Home Depot and Target. Picnic tables were filthy and need repair and painting. With a little TLC, this could be a really nice park. - Bubba Bus
May 2014 - $31.00
Not a bad park overall. We were going to the Reagan Library, which is 3 miles away, and to Oxnard, which didn't really have any decent places to stay (40 min away). Little tight going around a few trees driving in. We parked in Spot 10 in the lower area. Lots of trees for shade. We chose the spot for the shade and to be further from the other two campers there. It was close to the dumpster, and we had tons of flies around to fight off. I'm assuming it was because of the dumpster. Costco is a mile away and groceries and fuel are close, too. The trains start about 5:30 AM, though the second night there was a freight train about 2 also. Not too loud going by, but the horn was another matter. Some blew far away, and others right behind us, which was REALLY loud. Gone in seconds, though. Worth the inconvenience to us. Spots 1-9 are more in the sun for those cooler days. There is a septic dump near the entrance, for a $15 additional fee. We didn't have a reservation but were able to pay online following the directions on the envelope. - Seb
Jan 2016 - $32.00
Read a couple of reviews on this park. Decided to unhook the dinghy & drive up for a quick look for future reference before heading on to our very high priced coastal one night destination located right next to a freeway. For half the price & no traffic noise . . . We went back & got the motorhome. What a truly great find. Concrete pads are probably only 10-12' wide, so, with slide-outs deployed, you'll likely be walking in the dirt. Precautions must be taken to avoid tracking it in. Evidence of past water coursing thru the lower sites where we were, but this is a picturesque semi arid canyon. Most sites would have provided roof mounted satellite TV clearance. Great shopping & lots of food options located at the off ramp where you exit and the next. Speaking of the off ramp, the campground- not an RV park - is located straight up the road from the off ramp. Easy coming & going! While we only stayed one night this trip, we're already planning for an extended stay in the very near future. - biosensai
May 2015 - $38.00
Fear not! The crazy lady host that was referred to in prior posts and who ran people off is no longer here! With trepidation, we took a chance on this park despite the negative reviews about the host-from-hell because it was the only place we could find that was convenient to Simi Valley. Happily we found there was a new host who was very nice. (He's leaving at the end of the month, though, so who knows!)
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend while we attended the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues music festival (a great festival by the way!). It was very convenient to Simi and, even on a holiday weekend, it was not full and was very quiet. The sites are well spaced and laid out so each has plenty of room and the angles of the sites and the bushes in between provide a fair amount of privacy. There's not a lot to do as far as I could see, but it's great if you need to be in the Simi area.
As others have mentioned there is almost no cellphone coverage and no internet. Also, as others have mentioned, dogs are barred from the adjacent park where there are large areas of grass and can only be walked in the dirt and bark dust around the campground. Not ideal for those of us who travel with canine companions.
There are two showers, both handicap accessible, which is nice because they include a bench, handrails, and both a shower head and handheld. Pressure was good on the handheld, but in the one I used it wouldn't shut off completely so pressure in the overhead was lessened. Didn't bother me and there was plenty of hot water. It was clean and spacious, but there was no bench or chair outside of the shower area to put your dry clothes and only two little hooks on the wall. Very inconvenient.
That and the lack of a nice dog area are my only complaints. I expect we will stay here again next time we come to the festival. - Pdxjoanne
May 2015 - $39.00
This county campground is tucked away at the end of a canyon, a few miles north of Simi Valley. The sites all have full hook ups. The campground adjoins a day-use park. A camp host is resident.
The showers take quarters. A good shower costs $1.
This park is not pet friendly. Dogs are not allowed on the grass in the day-use section even if there is no one there. The ground cover is full of stickers that get in the dog's feet. We have stayed here three times. The first camp host was very taken with herself and authority, making it a very unpleasant experience. A much more reasonable host unfortunately just left, so we'll reserve judgement when we return in November.
Cell and hotspot coverage is very iffy. Verizon is better than AT&T, but neither is good.
I think this park is overpriced for what it delivers, but is the only full hookup park in the area. and the only one that is big-rig friendly. We come back twice a year to visit friends. - bobcovey