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
Jan 2017 - $40.00
Staff was super helpful since we came in late. Easy in and out for our big rig. Only had 30 amp but parking lot was all paved so no mud to deal with in the rain. - KellyLynnHoff
Jan 2017 - $25.00
We arrived in the rain, wind and dark 10 minutes after the office closed. While trying to figure out the late check-in procedure, some one suddenly appeared, unlocked the office, signed us in and gave us a very reasonable price (took pity on us). As others have reported, it's basically a paved parking lot, but that's a good thing in the rain. Full hookups, no picnic tables, no playround, no dog area, but clean and quiet. We'd stay here again for an overnight. - R&P
Oct 2016 - $35.00
BaysideRV met our needs. We were looking for a rustic campground but the it rained a lot so we opted for this RV Park with hookups and solid footings for the leveling jacks. The spaces aren't very long (except for the pull throughs but are wide enough to fit a toad or a tow vehicle along side. Everybody around me had 30 amps as 50 amps is not avail. There is no ambience to this park as it is a parking lot with paint striping and the back side is a bunch of old boats stored on blocks. The wifi was good as was the cable and the ATT cell service. A foghorn sounds every 10 seconds out on the jetty along with the sea lions honking but both were OK and not a distraction. This park is very near lots of restaurants. - exportman
Oct 2016 - $40.00
The personnel here are lovely people. The park itself is amazing with many huge, photo-worthy Redwood stumps with second growth throughout the park, as well as 100-year-old Redwood trees. Sites are gravel and well maintained, as is the entire park. About half the sites are nestled entirely under the trees; some out in the open; others with some shade. But be aware: I parked under trees, and heavy rain dropped dead pine needles and sap that stained my motorhome and are very difficult to clean. The showers were old but very clean with plenty of hot water if you shower at unusual times. Laundry is not good with 2 very old machines; TV reception is marginal; Wi-Fi awful! A nice, large playground gym set for kids is located in the middle of the park. This is a great location in which to rest and/or visit famous Redwood groves along old scenic highway along 101, and along 199 north, or take a trip to the beach. I would definitely stay there again, especially after labor day. - bekind
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
Great Ocean View over the Lily Fields. No showers set up for bigger rigs. Excelent Fishing camp. The owners and managers are helpful and will head you in the right direction for Monster Salmon and Rockfish. They had plenty of free boat and boat trailer parking. - Motorhome Madness
Nice Small Country Park. Nice owners and Hosts even gave us Fresh tuna and crabs.
Beautiful view of Mountains and ocean - Motorhome Madness
Dec 2016 - $45.00
We visited in November just before they closed for the season. It was quiet but I can assume a place like this gets busy in the summer. Very well maintained and unique park. The back half of the park is all deep shaded redwood forest and it's beautiful! Mostly tent sites back there but a few water and electric. Campground wifi worked great and cell service was strong. Redwood national forest is only a few minuets away. So much to see and so in the area! The staff is very helpful with pointing out things to do! We had a great time. - Mortons on the Move
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Not the best KOA we have stayed in, but not the worst either. Setting is very nice. Overall facilities are average. We are somewhat spoiled I guess, prefer RV parks with paved interior roads and wide, level sites. This place has neither. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Good clean campground with good laundry facility. Close to Redwood areas with both more commercial and more do it yourself trails. Campground provided several day trip options with itineraries and maps. Office closed noon to 3 pm. - CCMcLeod
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
Oct 2016 - $37.00
This RV park is just across the road from beach access; about a 2 minute walk. The manager was very friendly. We stayed for two nights and would stay again. Sites are very cramped with no grass, but there is a nice area to walk your dog. Wifi was average but other reviews say excellent. My only complaint is that there is nothing much but the beach within walking distance. The few shops at Chetco were mostly closed. You cannot easily walk to Brookings town because you need to cross a large bridge that is not walker-friendly. - Slkeyes
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Very friendly staff. Sites are very tight but they have someone guide you in. Sites are level. Within walking distance of Bay and restaurants. - Rich622
Sep 2016 - $33.00
This park is in a great location right across from the marina. It is not a fancy park, but has a lot of nice amenities. The people are very friendly, they took us around in a golf cart to look at all the available sites before we checked in. We chose the one we wanted, checked in and were still escorted to our site. Each site has a wooden platform that says welcome to Driftwood RV to use as a step into your RV. There are beautiful sunsets visible from the park. The sites are spacious, and the hookups were great. We were in a 40' motor home and had several choices of sites that had plenty of space for our coach and tow car. We would definitely return to this park! - Admiral II
Aug 2016 - $36.00
I used a partial hookup site that is located in the northern section of this park.
All those partial hookup sites are NARROW.
The most glaring deficiency during my stay was the horrible Wi-Fi service. Mind numbingly slow......constantly dropping in and out. I spoke with one of the office staff about this and they said the Port is responsible for all such matters. I was left with the very distinct impression that no one cared and no one would do anything about it.
Although I did not use the outside shower (are you kidding me....it was cold outside) the shower water drain pools up right under a dumpster. It is not plumbed to any drain system.
I cut short my stay due to the lousy Wi-Fi and moved across the road to another park. - dale clark
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
Jan 2017 - $33.00
We arrived without a reservation and got one of the few remaining sites, for one night when passing through. Staff were friendly and helpful and we were escorted to our site. We were assigned a spacious pull through site, well away from the road. The park was mostly seasonal sites, with a number of new park models. It was small, but well laid out, well kept and very quiet. One is across the street from restaurants, hotels and fishing charter businesses. In addition, the downtown area of Brookings is a reasonable walk. This park is an excellent choice as a base for local tourism or when passing through. It does not have amenities for children and the dog walking area encourages one to leave the property as there is little space and no grass. We will stay here again and make it a multi day stay. - BMonk
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