15 Parks near Simi Valley, California
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi during our stay. The bathrooms and showers were great, as they were recently upgraded, clean and large. However, they close the bathrooms at night and open them back up in the morning. (Not good for late night bathroom runs while our bathroom is being refurbished).
Most of the people were fulltimers living there, with what appeared to be only a handful of sites available for camping. Many of the sites looked 'ghetto', dirty, junky, and messy with broken umbrellas, old furniture and lots of junk laying around. I was a bit uncomfortable. There wasn't much to do besides swim. We tried going for a walk, but there wasn't anything to see or do (besides walking across the street to the ARCO gas station). The pictures on the website made it look much nicer than it really was. Castaic Lake was not in walking distance, however the freeway was.
The on-site store was good sized and well stocked with a variety of supplies and necessities. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Someone patrolled the grounds in a golf cart regularly.
There was no built in campfire ring or place to cook outdoors, but they did provide a portable fire ring and brought it to our site. The camp sites were very close together so there wasn't much room between us and the guy next door to enjoy our campfire and meals outside. - BarbaraD
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Good for overnight close to highway. Nice people in office. Looks like a lot of FT residences. Not for us. Looked somewhat rundown.
Lot spacing is nearby to very close. Site surface was gravel with sunny, open exposure and featured a picnic table. - Susie GR
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is our second stay here this year. We were here March and April this spring and now are here since about August 15, 2015. We're booked to stay through November. I'd love to stay another month after that. It's very easy to get to from I-5 and is very close to our family in Valencia. The park is very clean. They are constantly doing some type of improvements. The pool and Jacuzzi are crystal clean. When were here this spring they put in a fenced dog area. This time I mentioned it was pretty dark at the pet area at night. The next day a light was put up! Yes there are many permanent tenants but I walked through the entire park. All spaces very clean and tidy. The women in the office are awesome and very fun to visit with. There are several truck stops a block away but very quiet in the park. Lots of beautiful mature trees. Love this park and will come here every time we are here to visit family! - Jo Richardson
Jun 2016 - $140.00
We stayed here for one night. It was not an oceanfront site, but the cost with taxes was $140 a night. We loved the restaurant that we could walk to and also found a path to the beach that went under the highway. It was a beautiful area, but we felt it was overpriced. - Logan995
Oct 2015 - $95.00
We stayed two nights in an ocean view spot. Our site had a great view of the ocean, but was a bit tricky to back into. Fortunately the adjacent sites were empty at the time. It was easier to level our rig this time, last stay put our wheels off the ground. This was our second stay here, so we definitely like the location. Previous reviews mention the office staff can be rude. Well, it does depend on who you interact with in the office. Most of the folks were great! - Steve and Bob
Jun 2015 - $105.00
It is a nice RV park, but that's all and that does not justify the high price. Staff is friendly, although 2 minutes after check-out time they already knocked our door. All our slides were already in, all connections already put away. So it showed we were about to leave.
The store does have your basic needs if you run short in your chiller and if you spend more per night you will have a great sea view.
This RV is NOT at the beach, the CA-1 runs in between. When you leave you cannot exit the park going to Santa Monica, so it takes miles before you can turn. - Palazzo fan
Mar 2015 - $35.00
First off, there should be two separate listings for Point Mugu: Thornhill Broome and Sycamore Canyon, which are entirely separate and completely different campgrounds. This review is for Thornhill Broome.
So, let's be frank... there's a good chance your neighbors are gonna suck. They might be party types, they might be stinky generator types and they might be barking dog types.... or all 3. So, there's that. And you're probably gonna feel the wind of passing Highway 1 vehicles against the side of your trailer, because that's how close you are to the highway. BUT.... you'll also feel the rumble of crashing waves under your trailer, because that how close you are to the ocean. And what a magnificent ocean it is... the view here is honestly worth the crappy neighbors and traffic noise. - RV_CamperGuy
Jan 2013 - $38.00
We stayed a the Thornhill Broome campground. Sites are parallel parked next to the beach with room for a slide out. Sites are only 31ft nose to tail so it can be a little tight if someone is already in the sites in front and behind of yours. The rules say you must be on the pavement but all the trailers had the tow vehicle backed in with the rear wheels on the sand to fit. It gets crazy when you try to leave. The road is only 1 lane wide and you must go to the end of the road and do a u-turn in the cul-de-sac. No camp host and the State park employee was only there on Friday. A ranger from the Sycamore grove campground did make a daily run through the park. There was no enforcement of the generator hours, either. - tsparky
Jan 2012 - $25.00
We stayed at Thornhill-Broom. We love the place and dislike the people. The person next to you is either homeless or is a rig with a generator that could not care less about where the exhaust or the noise is pointed. If you want a quiet relaxing time at the ocean, this is NOT the place unless you like lawnmowers running all the time. - BBlast
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We have a 40' RV. Main complaint is the small size of the sites, which were very close together, with little or no privacy. Road noise from highway was noticeable. Lots of kids and long-time residents, so a good portion of the park looked shoddy. WiFi was unsecured, but worked well. Staff was great. The park is OK for overnight stays, but I can't recommend for anything longer. - Christopher Scott
Apr 2016 - $45.00
While this is a very clean and well maintained park it an older park designed for smaller RV's. The pull through sites are narrow and not very long. All sites are gravel with a small patio area, some have tables others do not, and no firepits or open fires. If your total length is over 55' you will have to disconnect. The entrance to and exit from the sites is VERY VERY tight with trees, light poles and the utilities placed immediately at site entrance. Then when you exit you have to contend with more trees, light poles and narrow roads to maneuver on. This park was never revamped for today's larger units. As stated, the utility connections are all grouped at the very entrance to the site requiring long hoses and cords. The park cable is 28 SD channels. The WIFI was useable for light browsing and e-mail that's it, NO STREAMING of any kind. There are a lot of permanent units in the park with children coming and going. At $45/night this park is definitely overpriced but since it's in California that's the going rate, if not more. - lllkrob
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Quick stop on the way home from Kern. Only got to stay one night, but it was great! Lot's of trees, clean park, lots of room to walk around. Staff wasn't the nicest, but not the worst either. I left like I was interrupting her, which maybe I was :) we would go back!! - jazander
Jun 2016 - $54.00
Balboa/Birmingham old has been transformed. Staying here on and off. Had upgraded utilities, grounds, decorations. Park is usually full. Close in to LA. Old trees everywhere, helps with valley heat. Nice owner manager, very helpful with parking RV. - tinlv
Sep 2015 - $59.00
Well we were promised a 50 amp slot on our reservation for 3 days but they had none when we arrived so the guy in charge got us into a very tight back in site under a nice shade tree which wasn't too bad since the weather had cooled. Electric and water were from non-standard outlets with no breakers and multiple splitters. Bathrooms were clean but very old & dated plumbing. No amenities to speak of....just the only game in town and priced that way. Big rigs have no options here even though there are some wedged in to places. We would come again but only cause nothing else exists in the area we needed to be. If YOU have other choices...make 'em. - Camaraderie
Jul 2014 - $63.00
We spent three nights here primarily to tour Hollywood and go to the Hollywood Bowl. It was a great location. The Hollywood Bowl parking can be a nightmare and we rode the Metro (at Balboa) to and from the Bowl. For $5/person for an all day pass, it was quite the bargain. As other people have noted, the owner is the nicest and hardest working person I have met in a long time. He really takes pride in the park. We have a 24' motorhome and had no problem getting into our spot although our power management system did not like that the electricity was not grounded and we had to plug into an adjoining electrical circuit for power. The Wi-Fi was as zippy as our broadband at home. We will definitely stay here again. - WinnebagoTraveler
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This is a no frills county park. The sites are asphalt back-in with water & electric. They do have a dump station. The sites are not very level, so bring leveling blocks. They do have a picnic table and a fire pit and are in a grove of trees so there is nice shade. There are train tracks right next to the park, but the trains are not very frequent. So for a couple of nights it is not a problem. The location of this park close to the Ronald Reagan Library makes it the best choice for visiting the library. - Michael Kibler
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
Dec 2015 - $56.00
Maybe we have stayed in too many nice campgrounds but I cannot agree with the comments of others. Even though the sites are wide they are very short. We had to back our 36 ft into a site and maneuver it past the other rv backed in from the other side an over lap of about 5 ft. We were lucky that the pole that was on the site before was removed because the gentleman next door said we wouldn't have gotten in before.
The price was pretty high especially since there was no cable and the only WiFi is in the clubhouse.
We only used this as a one night stop to visit the Ronald Reagan Library. Probably won't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2015 - $64.00
We stayed here for 4 days. Office staff was pleasant upon registration. We were left alone and not bothered by staff which was very nice. Just a nice clean park. RV spaces are decent sized and didn't have any trouble getting into it. Park is Convenient to shopping accessibility. Although it is right off a main road (not hwy), it is well hidden. In fact, we missed the turn several times. Once you are in there, it's like a comfortable oasis. - Donnadhodges
Apr 2015 - $65.00
Stayed here one night while passing thru LA. Note: options are extremely limited for RV sites in the LA area so this is about as good as it gets if you want to be in this part of town. Definitely be prepared for LA freeway traffic. All back in spaces with good width to park vehicle beside unit. Little bit tight for backing in if your rig is 35 ft or longer. All utilities worked fine and tengointernet worked OK. No character to the campground, just a place to park to visit the area. Make reservations since only a few spots are available for folks just passing through. - threehendersons
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Not much to it, but what is there, is good. Sites are paved, but tight. Cable provided, but lots of local channels. Little area for pets. No laundry. WiFi is OK, but cuts off from time to time. But a very clean park. - ta96silver
Nov 2014 - $31.00
+ 6 paved sites are level front to rear and side to side; elec is OK [voltmeter at 110 with space heater and hott rodd on]; noise from street is not objectionable; park is within walking distance to supermarket, hardware, pharmacy; and some restaurants
- 4 no bathrooms or laundry; office only open from noon to 6 M-F; sites are narrow with minimal privacy hedges; no rigs older than 12 years allowed; no cable; free wi-fi is spotty, as is maintenance
We do like being able to walk to shopping and restaurants. - RaySc
Nov 2013 - $29.00
Roads and sites are very tight and it's hard to negotiate into your site due to strategically placed lamps and plants. No extra room to hang around outside your rig. Park Wi-Fi is slow. Decent 4G Verizon signal, but slow too. Plenty of constant noise from neighboring roads and highway. One mile to downtown Santa Paula where there are some beautiful murals. - Metamorphosis Road
May 2016 - $33.00
This was our second stay at this park so we knew what to expect. Cannot walk the dogs in the day area part of the park so walked them on the side of the road. LOTS of stickers for them to get in their paws so that is not good. There is a very large dog park about 3 miles away that is very nice. There is NO internet or phone service if you have Verizon. Sites were concrete with dirt on the sides. But - very clean and the hosts were very friendly. Since we have relatives in the area we will stay again. - joans8849
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
Jul 2013 - $23.00
A typical state beach campground. Very busy at this time due to summer vacation. Surrounding landscape scenery is very nice with lots of large trees and shrubs. Beach access is easy especially if you're camped at the front of the park. Could be a long walk if you're in the back. Thought it would also be quieter in the back due to less pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Many choices for beach areas depending on what your pleasure may be. Great area for tide pooling as it is very close. - User1132
Apr 2013 - $45.00
Let's see, what do we have here - dusty sites, quite some trash all around the park, no water hookups, no electricity, showers you have,to pay for additionally, and all that for 45 bucks. To me, that's kind of rip offish. I won't stay here again. - Chbronson
Apr 2013 - $39.00
This is a decent state park. The sites do have a decent amount of space between them. All are listed as 31' long but the actual pavement is only ~20. Some have bushes and trees right next to the pad preventing extension of slide outs. Also, some have a fence/hillside close to the rear of the site that limits the length of the RV that will fit. To be safe, check the campsite photos website to make sure you can fit. There is another beach that is much nicer than the main beach. Follow the road under the bridge to the parking lot. Dogs are also allowed on this beach since it is technically not part of the state park. This is one of the closest state beach campgrounds to LA, so many of the sites are packed with way more than 8 people per site. - tsparky