11 RV Parks near Tionesta, California
Sep 2017 - $28.00
Very well maintained small RV Park. It is everything the park's website promised. Good wifi, green grass sites, & quiet. It is at the south gateway to Lava Beds National Monument and Captain Jack's Stronghold. Also, Medicine Lake and Glass Mountain are less than 30 miles away. Come with all the food and fuel you'll need because there are no real services within an hour drive. When in the area again we will stay here. - RickB
Aug 2017 - $28.00
This is a small park off the beaten path with nice grassy spots and full hookups. We were very happy with the park until checkout. They have a system that you pay for electricity used as you check out. The owner apparently doesn't like to get moving before 8 a.m. So if you want to leave early, you incur his wrath. And it was not pretty. We were 10 minutes early and he was rude and angry and told us to never come back. - ASthree
Jul 2017 - $23.00
Beautiful site, all pull throughs with plenty of room. Hosts were very helpful and gave me a $5 veterans discount. - Clyde Clevenger
Jul 2017 - $30.00
As others have said this campground is out in the middle of no where but we found it very nice for us. Our site did not have grass but most in CA valleys do not. The wifi worked well and we had enough OTA channels. There was only 30 amp service though. We ran into a little trouble with our camper and the office staff could not have done anymore to try and help us, great customer service. We would stay again if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Luckily we only had to stay one night while traveling through the area. The park is a dump and is in the middle of nowhere. We had no phone service and intermittent Internet service. The sites are dirt. No cable. The 1 washer and dryer is in a closet. The office doesn't answer the phone, as they are never there. When we arrived a man who could not speak English showed us to our site. We had to chase down the owners, when they finally came home, to pay. Never again! - H1 -
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We stayed at Hawks Nest for 1 week. I don't understand the positive reviews or the GoodSam rating. What is wrong with this park let me count the ways.
1) Dirt, Dirt and more Dirt. The roads are gravel but the pull-thrus 11-14 are dirt. I am talking about red powdery dirt the consistency of flour which sticks to everything. When the wind blows there are dust devils. Very unpleasant. Unable to sit outside
2) Wi-Fi or the lack of it. They advertise free Wi-Fi, but you can't get a signal unless you are on top of the hot spot. Forcing you to sit outside to get online.
3) Laundry: The laundry room is the size of a closet with just 1 washer and 1 dryer. It was dirty and dusty, which meant there was no place to fold clothes.
4) Did I mention the dirt
5) Bathrooms: The bathrooms were clean but another camper said that the woman's shower was full of hair and has been like that for a couple of days. According to a person who cleans the cabins, there is nobody to clean the showers.
6) The management is not very organized. When I made my reservation I talked to somebody who I later found out was the owner. I called later to confirm my reservation with the person in the office and was told there was no reservation
7) Don't believe the web site.. "country store, rec room, free Wi-Fi, clean laundry, barbecue area, picnic tables, immaculate free showers for park guests and so much more" There is no country store. The nearest gas station/stores is 35 miles away.
The only plus is that sites 11-14 are really big and wide. And close to the Lava beds. I would recommend stay 1-2 days at the most just to explore the caves. - newbies2016
Jun 2018 - $18.00
Beautiful campground. All sites are backin with ample space. We camped here in a travel trailer. If ever through this area again we will definitely camp here again. My only complaint is there is no bench in the shower and that is very minor. - Sharlou
May 2018 - $18.00
Very quite, back in grass sites and easy to get to off highway. There were no picnic tables or fire rings and the sites were narrow but long, 30 amp only. - Ron Paula 56
Aug 2016 - $18.00
Nice grassy area. About 25 back-in sites. Clean electric/sewer/water connections. Only 2 other campers. The sites are close together but with only 2 others in camp we parked our tow vehicle in the site next door. Nice clean restrooms with showers at the end of the row of campsites. NO PASSPORT America discount. Regular "special" rate is $18 night. They also offer a monthly rate. Nice and quiet. I would definitely come back here. - catrst
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I have stayed here numerous times in the past, 20 years ago. Then this RV park was a great place. Now, unfortunately the owners simply are not putting any time into it. Sewer connections are plugged beyond hope so be sure the site you pick will drain. Women's restroom was so dirty my wife refused to use the shower. Men's side was a little better. Dump station, which we had to use since our site's sewer connection was clogged, was good but the hose connection for rinsing was out of service. We had to stretch our own hose from a nearby faucet to rinse things off. The park is used by Waterfowl hunters, most of which are friendly but be aware they leave for their hunting grounds very early in the morning. They also have a very nice "picking" room for the hunters that is usually kept clean, unfortunately when we visited it was disgustingly a mess. To bad, this was once a great park. - Tahoe1840
Sep 2017 - $32.00
New Management has allowed what was a good stop over park to decay into a "trailer park". The park is filled with long term down and outers, it's really not a good place to camp. - Jose2
Aug 2017 - $32.00
This is not a fancy park, the owners were just outstanding, we had a problem with our RV ( be very careful driving the 101 N to Tillamook as they have some hidden road issues that will LAUNCH YOUR RV Airborne) They had ODOT on the phone and they wanted to know the location, later we received a call from the State Trooper also wanting to know the location, we were not the only ones to have problems, thank you, they went out of their way, The park was very clean and quite, great water pressure will stay their again. - tazman1953
May 2016 - $28.00
Great park, stayed there the summer while working nearby, had a good time. The owner rescued us when I had a flat tire on a back road, good WIFI, close to a market. - Jose2
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Very friendly staff. Would deffinately stay here again. - Blkjac
Jul 2017 - $15.00
If you are looking for a clean, safe and quiet overnight spot for your rv then you will be happy. This place is nothing fancy, just basic but the 50amp worked great as did the water and sewer. Not a destination but a great place for a stop for the night. - Candy pop
Jun 2017 - $13.00
We used to live in Merrill and did not realize this motel had any RV sites until we saw it listed on the Passport America website. New owners in July 2015 who have really put a lot into the place and are very accommodating. There are 4 back-in sites for up to 45' rigs and one pull-through. Very basic sites that are level with the amenities at the back of the site. Small town with several restaurants and a grocery in walking distance. The back in sites are behind the motel rooms so there is no road noise. We would definitely stay again when in the area. - clarksark
Sites: 43 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $5.00
Our rate reflects the 50% national park pass discount. The B loop seemed to have bigger spaces, many of which are a bump out off to the side of the road. So if you don't get one on the right side of the road, your door will open to the road. Or you can drive the wrong way down the road to get the door opening off the road (as we did) and hope you can pull out without meeting any cars. All the roads are asphalt, but the rest of the site is pretty much dirt. Lots of small trees and shrubs for shade, and the sites are nicely spaced. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. We had good cell coverage and actually had TV on the antenna. - ALbums
Sep 2015 - $5.00
I could spend a week here , so much to see & do! Rangers were very friendly & helpful.
Good Verizon cell serivce , not for big rigs , tents on the A loop & everyone else on the B loop I think.
It's dry camping but in the junipers on a mountain with a view. Clean quiet enjoyable , I will return on any trip to Reno or not! - packardrob
Jun 2014 - $10.00
Stayed here a few weeks ago. if you are spending a few days in the park, it's the place to camp (Tule lake is a good 30 minute drive away). As another reviewer pointed out, the sites are a little awkward but everyone makes it work without hassle. We stayed in kind of a curbside spot which was fine for our trailer and we could still pull our vehicle up to the side. There were also back in and pull through sites - several sites for sure were really only suitable for tent camping. Restrooms were really clean. There were lots of flies, so beware. The rating takes into account the location - the caves are really neat to check out, you can access several without being in super great shape (we did it with our kids). We also hiked the cinder cone with the fire lookout tower - the ranger up there was really nice! If you have kids, be sure to do junior ranger program! - chit_chat
May 2017 - $25.00
This is a lovely spot next to a small lake in a very quiet 55+ community (RV sites on the opposite side of the lake). Staff couldn't have been nicer. Only drawbacks were 1) they charge $20/night extra for 50 amp, which we couldn't use anyway because 2) the sites are not very conducive to trailers/5th wheels. Hookups were at the rear or on the wrong side (and we made our reservations several weeks in advance for mid-week during the first week of May). We had to back up almost to the pedestal, add our 50-to-30 amp extension, get very close to the neighbor, and block his view of the lake. It was fine for an overnight stay. No sewer hookups or dump station - there's a honey wagon that visits on certain days or the fairgrounds down the road. Good cell service and over-the-air TV. - Keeping up with the Joneses
Jun 2015 - $18.00
The rate is based on the weekly rate. As mentioned in other reviews, it is mostly an RV park with park model homes. The few sites for rent are on gravel, fairly level and shaded. Along with the trees come lots of birds... It is very quiet. There is no wifi or cable but you get several channels with just your antenna. It has a sign that indicates it's a 55+ park but that may just be for the residents. No extras but not a bad deal. The owner is extremely nice. She only accepts cash. - Susan C.
Jul 2013 - $19.00
This small park, with most of its sites occupied by permanent residents, is located in an agricultural area adjacent to a sizeable pond. It’s very quiet, but expect a high population of insects. Only a few sites have a sewer connection. Instead, the owner pumps directly from your unit to a portable tank once a week. The resident owners are very friendly and always willing to assist visitors, a factor that overcomes many of the shortcomings of the park. There is an excellent selection of cable channels, and a dedicated wash area for vehicles. Brushes and hoses are supplied here in the event that you don’t have them. I didn’t use Wi-Fi due to a strong Verizon signal available here. I’d suggest calling in advance to determine site availability as there are very few available. - GreenMtn08
Jul 2017 - $25.00
We stayed 2 nights to see nearby NPS sites. The park has a 3 night maximum stay limit. The park is located in town close to services. The best access is off of Crest St when the gates are unlocked. The interior roads are a mixture of pavement & gravel. They are sufficient to maneuver larger RV's. The sites have P/T access contingent on other site usage. The P/T sites were long enough to say connected to a toad. The parking pads are gravel. This park seems to understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were generally level and flat but there was shallow swale near the utility connections. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), & sewer. The sites were large enough to select the utility connection placement. The sewer connection was above ground making it difficult to establish a downhill flow depending on discharge point. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. Distance established privacy between the sites. Sites didn't have an outside table or fire pits as open fires are prohibited. Site orientation didn't allow RV's to cast shade onto the patio side. Very few trees so there was nothing to interfere with satellite reception. No cable. The park brochure made no mention of broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any OTA channels. No park provided WiFi. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception. No designated fenced pet area. There was 1 bag dispenser and collection station for waste at the self registration station. There were garbage cans around the RV area for waste & trash. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park's roads & grounds. Preferred arrival time is during office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Preferred method of payment is cash or check. Credit Cards accepted during office hours only with a fee charged. - bsb814
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here in 2014 when we needed work done on our towed. The RV park has improved since then and appears to be better maintained. We didn't use the restrooms because they're now locked but that's a plus since it keeps the homeless away. The night attendant is a nice young guy who offered to unlock it for us but we declined since we were only staying a few days.
Power, water and sewer are all in good shape. A water pressure regulator is a good idea. There's no wifi but cell service is full 4G LTE with VZN or TMo. - LMandTinView
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This is an OK park for overnight when you want to dump and take on water. There is an electric and water area ($15/night) which we didn't see and the full hookup area ($20/night) where we stayed 2 nights while waiting for our toad to be repaired. My wife reports the women's restroom and showers are institutional but serviceable. The men's side was a mess with trash on the floor, broken fixtures, hole in the ceiling, and a commode that appeared to have been the site of a gastrointestinal event of Mount St. Helens proportion. In short, it was disgusting. The fairground is in town, off a major road, so there are people cutting through the area. Some are strange although none appeared dangerous. On a positive note, the young lady who checked us in was very personable. - LMandTinView
Aug 2017 - $32.00
Nice grassy park. Small and a bit older but everything still works. Nice folks own the place and live on site. Convenient to Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. - idiot4cricket
Aug 2016 - $22.00
We stayed for a week. This is an older park but is a jewel. We camped on grass. Space was level and we had satellite access at our site. The owners are great people and very helpful. We enjoy the trains, but, there was one every 4-5 hours. There was more noise from the trucks coming down the hill. The evenings are quiet with a great view of the stars at night. The town of Doris is small but Klamath falls is only 18 miles away. I would give it a 10 if it had 50 amps. Will definitely stay here again. As full time rv'ers this is one of our favorite parks. - jo dee
May 2016 - $32.00
Easy access off Hwy 97, but it is right next to train tracks. Train seems to come through every 1-2 hours and blows the horn. Facility was clean, but very old. Nice large area to walk dogs. Level dirt space for trailer, so I would not want to camp during the winter since it would be quite muddy. Good stop for overnight stay. Cash only, no discounts accepted. - CaTrekker