26 Parks near Smith River, California
Jun 2012 - $22.00
This is a beach-side combination campground/motel/mobile home park. All the hook-ups worked perfectly, and the Wi-Fi was excellent. Cable TV cost extra. Verizon wireless signal was good but not strong. Campground is close to a casino and other shopping opportunities. Staff is friendly and helpful. However, this is an older campground that has long since passed its prime. Facilities are quite old and look pretty rough. Lots of older RVs that are in bad shape and look like they are not lived in regularly. The price is very fair if you just need a place to park for the night with good hook-ups. - WA4TG
Jun 2016 - $26.00
We did a one night road stop stay. Two 5th wheels in our group. We called ahead and were able to get two together near the office. The sites are gravel and long enough for 26' fifth wheel and pickup. Staff was very nice. There are also water and power only sites down near the ocean if your rig is not too big. Downside the sewer hookups were a few feet behind the trailer. It was too much trouble to hook up sewer for one night so we did not worry about it. - Gtwood65
Sep 2014 - $19.00
Rate reflects PA discount. A great place to stop for the night. Staff was friendly and helpful. We have a large rig and they gave us a pull through site all to ourselves somewhat close to the highway but did not hear any noise to disturb us. Park seems to be mostly full time residents but overall was reasonably clean and picked up. Major downside was the narrow entrance road in and having to disconnect toad to be able to to turn around to get to our site. Close proximity to small casino with a decent restaurant. - bdpreece
Jul 2014 - $22.00
Rate is with a Passport America discount. Clearly, the “resort” name is an overreach. The campground is probably 50% permanent residents and there are many mobile homes with various older RVs mixed in. The sites are narrow and packed in – our neighbor is so close that there’s not even room for us to put our awning out. The draw here is that the Smith River pours into the Pacific right at the campground. Apparently, this is a great place for fishing – if “Resort” in the name doesn’t apply, “Salmon” does! We enjoyed the water very much, watching harbor seals, sea lions, and birds in abundance; all viewed just a few steps from our campsite. The campground offers Wi-Fi for a price. We opted to use our Verizon service which has an acceptable 3G connection. Cable TV is provided and there’s a laundry and some worn bathrooms. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I’d say that the campground is a bit below average, but the location is very good. - nazpaz
Aug 2016 - $36.00
A most personable and genuine couple are the managers (owners?) Over-the-phone reservation was easy, and everything known ahead of time if we arrived after the office closed. We did arrive in time, despite delay and detour for a bad accident on US101, and we settled in soon after.
Sites are gravel, level and have concrete patios; the combination power/water/cable demarcs are the high-end equipment, and on a concrete pad, as is the sewer (which is NOT higher than your tank connection, as is often the case). PLENTY of water pressure (good tasting too), and power is clean 123 VAC on each leg (30/50A).
There is also lots of room between sites. Open your slides, and there's still room for a tent or two between you and the next coach. Folks have griped about the "foghorn," we hardly heard it, and there's little to no street noise (we were here on Sunday night).
Didn't use them, but showers/restrooms were clean and up to date (we looked). A few "seasonal" folks, but every site was neat and tidy. No worries about your outside kit "growing legs" during the night, either.
This place isn't one of those "golf-resort" outfits, but it's a nice park, handy to stores, and well-priced. We'll stay here again, if we're back on the north California coast. - jtids
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This park is a big parking lot with few trees and little grass. The spots are short but wide. Big rigs just barely fit. I think most people come for the fishing season as I saw many boats parked next to RV's. The office staff is friendly and helpful. The showers were old, but very clean with plenty of hot water. The WiFi was slow, but not terrible. The park is next to the California Coastal Trail so it is great for walking or biking. - WNC Traveler
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Overnight stop driving up the coast. Big open blacktop lot with mostly back in sites. Pull through sites are a combination to 2 back to back pull in sites, which worked mostly OK with a little extra leveling. FHU which worked fine, but as usual wifi was hit and miss. Easy access in and out right at the port. Some permanent residence, which were mostly fine. Easy access into Crescent City. - RPWAINC
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Don't trust the shiny pictures on there website, 90% of the sides are in the dirt with no grass around you!
The campground is side by side to a mobile home park with no fence.
We booked a Full Hookup Premium Pull-Thru Side with 50 amp.
At the office they told us to keep the storage compartment locked because they have a lot of thefts in the last time on the campground.
The first side which they offered us was too small to use the slide outs (at the reservation we indicate the wide of our motorhome with 14').
Then they gave us an other dirty side neat the end area which offered only 30 amp. I drove back to the office and told the lady at the counter that we didn't like this place, she marked the available sides on a map and told us we can choose on but they were all only 30 amp.
We picked one, hook up our coach, tried to connect our macbook to the wifi which doesn't exist at this side.
I connected the cable TV, make a scan and received 11 channels in a really bad quality.
Because we didn't feel comfortable and safe it was the first time that we leave a campground. - Columbus
Aug 2016 - $44.00
This private park has the look and feel of a wide open State Park. It's a great place to bring a group or have a family get together (or just to relax) We were very happy with the surroundings and the staff kept the place clean as a whistle.
There's some road noise if you're camped near the Hwy 101 side of the park, but it was not bad at all. We were in a 43 foot diesel pusher and our site was level, and plenty big enough to leave our towed vehicle hooked up. We'll definitely be back! - RV KEV
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Dirt was plentiful and filled the air. They tried to help the dust by keeping the speed limit at 5mph but most vehicles did not abide by that, thereby leaving lots of dust flying. They also tried watering down the roads but that only worked around the office area. No cable but was able to get satellite. WiFi was useless as there were way too many users and the speed was a crawl. - Bill-1148
Sep 2016 - $45.00
A very well maintained KOA. staff very friendly and knowledgeable about area hikes. Very serene peaceful setting. Pet friendly. Big rig friendly. - Cake on the beach
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Really great place! Spacious and we had a great spot. Close to the Redwoods and convenient to town. We loved that they had redwoods on the property and walking path. We only spent one night but would love to come back! - Dog on the road
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Best rv park, especially a KOA we have stayed in. Exceptionally clean showers and restrooms, plenty of laundry machines for use during the busy season. Located in the Redwoods with plenty of Redwood Trees and walking trails. - rl and dm powell
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Small full-time RV park that takes occasional travelers. The roads are paved but very tight if you are in a rig over 30' and you will have to unhook at the office. Sites are very close together and NOT pull through. People are friendly, but I wouldn't recommend this place if you have a rig over 25 feet. On the highway, close to the local amenities. - Budapest
May 2012 - $27.00
Paved roads, gravel sites, privacy hedges which are very nice, and cement pad.. Washers and dryers do a great job, and it is very clean. Picnic tables only at certain sites. We were in Site 21. Easy to get into but difficult to get out of. People in front of us park the car partly on the street. Had to back out of a pull through and needed to drive on the cement pad. We did no damage. We did not like the big speed bumps. Good location right off I-101. Very convenient to shopping, sightseeing and harbor. - schoolmarm
Sep 2016 - $32.00
This was a wonderful park on the bay. Within walking distance to the beach and bay side venues. The owners are so nice. The site was spacious and even had a storage shed. We were there for 10 days. Got a weekly discount and then a Good Sam discount for the other three days. - 4 R labs
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Really nice RV parks with a 5 minute walk to the beach. The staff was extremely friendly at this campsite. Clean, well maintained, and the best WiFi I have yet to encounter. There are over 40 channels of cable TV. Most sites are Directv friendly. We were in a pull-thru which was very spacious. There was a potluck with everybody invited. They escort you to your site and help you park. All of the utilities worked well. There are 4 washers and 4 dryers for $1.50 - $1.75 each. The harbor is just down the road with several restaurants. I would definitely stay here again. - newbies2016
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Park was convenient to the harbor. WIFI worked extremely well.
Follow your own directions for backing into a site. Gentleman who guided us, and we watched many others, had us backing and pulling forward numerous times to get in to our space.
Our site was basically level, although observed many others that were not. Sites on the far south side would not be roof satellite friendly. We assumed we'd be given a 50 amp because of the size of our rig. Did not think to ask and wound up with 30 amp even though there were 50 available. We could have asked to be moved, but had already set up, when we discovered the mistake. Also, appeared the 50 amp sites were not as level as the one we were assigned. Odd configuration for sewer connections as mentioned in previous reviews.
Appeared to be quite a few long time residents. Price was reasonable, considering the location and what other parks in the area charged. - vwbluestar
Aug 2016 - $44.00
The only reason to stay here is the location - almost right on the beach with the marina on the other side. Everything else is lousy - restrooms (shared with the day use public) are always covered in sand. The laundry room (which we tried to use) was also a sandy mess. The sites are adequate but not all that large. Ours fit our motorhome nicely and we didn't have neighbors most of the time so it was fine. If you don't need to use such things, it's fine. The power was good and we didn't have any issues with the sewer although the hookup was a bit strange. Frankly, the boondocking areas have the best view and can watch the boats come and go but you pay $32 for just that. The park is way over priced. However, it is the only place where you can listen to the waves lull you to sleep. Oh, the firepit issue.. We got a LONG list of rules and one was on the kind of firepit you could bring (off ground, sides and a solid lid) Which we didn't have so we had them bring one of theirs. Simply a ring thrown on the ground. Really? - KampingKris
May 2016 - $51.00
Nice thing about this CG is that it is beachfront - look right out your window at the ocean and port facilities. The negatives - gravel, poorly maintained facilities, picnic tables falling apart, etc. We stayed for one night and expected the rate would reflect a public facility owned by the port of Brookings. Rate was excessively high for the quality of the site. We will not return. - Al Z
Apr 2016 - $51.00
The real value to this park has to be the accessibility to the beach. We have stayed there for the past three years so we can enjoy the beach front. While we are in a motorhome and do not need the other facilities the stay is quite nice. However if we needed to use the bathrooms or showers I'm not sure I would be willing to stay there. It's hard to beat the accessibility of the beach and the placement of your camp site. The park could be an easy ten if they had reasonably clean and serviceable restrooms. - Bank
Jul 2016 - $48.00
First the negatives - I called and reserved one of their long pull-through sites for my 65 foot rig with toad. I was willing to pay a premium to not have to unhook the toad. I was told the site was 80 feet long. That should have been plenty of room. It turned out the front and rear sections of the site are on a slope, and I would not fit without unhooking the car. I was not happy. When we left, we had to back out because the slope of the site would have hit both ends of the rig. There was only 1 other long pull-through site on the property and it wasn't available or a 100 foot site as they advertise. They may have 106 sites, but the majority of them looked to have a park model on them. Driving through the park is tight. I would warn anyone with a long rig that is expecting a large site, there is only one usable site for you. If #35 is not available, don't bother with this park. Satellite dish wouldn't work. Cable was poor. I asked for my Good Sam discount and was told, "We are a Good Sam Park and everyone pays the same price." I am not sure what that means. They also advertise FMCA, but don't offer the discount for that club either. I didn't use any of their facilities so I can't comment on those. It appeared to be mostly permanent residents. The pros - The park was clean and near the harbor and shops. I wouldn't stay here again. - Dano50
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Concrete pads. Good staff. Roomy sites. Had to level out a bit. No trees. Near harbor. Walk to beach and some restaurants. Would stay here again! - Sir_Charles395
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Hi, here is the good and the not so good. First off very clean restrooms and laundry areas. $2.00 wash $1.50 dry. sites are very clean, all asphalt and concrete slabs. This park advertises 90 plus sites? Great access to port area you can walk to it. Now for the not so great. You have to pay for showers usually, usually 50 cents will do, but you cannot shut off the water so a little water waste issue. Dryers some times do not fully dry clothes so you can only add full amount and restart the machines. this park really only has 32 spots several large pull-thru's. there is absolutely nothing for kids to do, no swings or play area! Kids are not allowed to ride bicycles in the roads or skateboards, there is an area behind the mens room that has a 25 foot gully with water runoff all the time, BEWARE no fence around it, so watch the little one's , there are many spots in the park with no satellite services, they don't tell you this at check in. cable works great, but several sites are spotty. Lots of traffic as park has lots of full timers in park models, electricity for monthly stays is .12 cents per klw. current rate months for regular site summer is $550 +elec, ther some sites that are more ask which ones? There is no DOG park just a couple of gravel areas for the pet no bag dispenser so bring your own. don't get a site by the restrooms as door's slam at all hours of the night and day. very sterile setting, no shade trees at all. - seaguy