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
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
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
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
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 - $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
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 - $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
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