9 Parks near Tionesta, California
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Wonderful spot on the grass. Great night skies and close to Lava Beds and Klamath Lakes Wildlife refuge. Wonderful owners, very helpful. Hats are available free of charge for caving. Great Wifi as well. A place we will come back to! - AdrianaW
Jul 2015 - $22.00
What a wonderful campground. We were warmly greeted at the gate by the owner and invited to choose any open site and set up. Green grass everywhere, so inviting.
We had planned to only stay one night and head out early to continue on our way. After talking to Craig and learning of all the interesting places to visit nearby we decided to stay another night. We will definitely be back so we can explore the areas we missed.
Eagles Nest is a very peaceful place and gives you the opportunity to observe a sky at night overflowing with stars.
The owners, Craig and Barbara are on site and a wealth of information for the area. They are also beautiful, down to earth people. Can't wait to pass this way again. - AZ Tug
Jul 2015 - $22.00
I agree with all the raving reviews. Nice owners, grassy sites, room for big rigs to maneuver, everything works. Good Wifi. A short drive (14 miles) to Lava Beds National Monument. No road noise, trains in the distance occasionally, no light pollution so you can see the stars. We were going to stay one night and stayed 4 instead. We'll come back! - Go often
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
Oct 2015 - $25.00
This is a nice park a bit out off the beaten track but convenient to Lava Beds NM and wildlife refuges. Very friendly owner, quiet and secluded, and easy maneuvering for big rigs. Sites are roomy, finely packed gravel, and without grass. While shaded, there's room for a clear shot to TV satellites although and are a surprising number of OTA channels. Verizon cell and data were very good. We experienced occasional fluctuating voltage which caused our surge protector to shut down our power. Overall a comfortable stay in an area with few options. - Meanderman
Sep 2014 - $25.00
What a great find!! My wife and I were spending some time in the Mountains to fish the local rivers and lakes. We stumbled across this park as a possibility since it was outside Tulelake, CA near Medicine Lake (off Hwy 139) and thought we would give it a try. Caught my limit 3 days in a row both Brook and Rainbow Trout. Absolutely wonderful, peaceful and relaxing. Although there are no cable hook ups, we had no problem getting a signal from our HD antenna. In fact, watched Thursday night football while sitting outside having a glass of wine and enjoying the many deer (does and their fawns) cruise the campground. Owners/Managers (husband & wife) are very friendly and take pride in the property. The drive to the park is off Hwy 139 onto 97 to Medicine Lake don't rely on GPS or use the coordinates to get you to the park. It's approximately 3 miles from Hwy 139. You may feel as though you're lost at first but you'll see the signs to the park. Just ensure that you stay at Hawk's NEST don't confuse it with Eagle's NEST. Remember you're in the mountains the park is 4000' and Medicine Lake is a short 25 mile drive that is 8,000' elevation. We camped here in a MH 40', nice level pads (space 11) and plenty of room for the slides. Rated it a 9 only because of the dirt pads and dust but owners are working on it. Definitely would stay here again. - Brooks Hall
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
Jul 2016 - $18.00
It is located at the Butte Valley Fairgrounds. It is nice grass parking site. - AL123
Oct 2015 - $18.00
We had plans to spend two nights here, and were told by phone that there were many open sites (Their Passport America Ad advertises 70 sites). On arrival, we found that there were only 24 sites with hookups, and only a few with 50A power, and most were taken by waterfowl hunters. Sites are grass, which was long, and not very level. The first site we tried was a 50A site but our surge protector displayed a "reverse polarity" error and wouldn't connect. We tried two others, both 30A with the same error reading. As a result, we left without staying. - Meanderman
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 2014 - $27.00
Not really for big rigs, although we had no problem. We were in a back-in that was long enough, but these are very few. This is a very small park. All gravel but level. The washrooms were clean. Mostly seasonal and full time residents but all campers were well maintained with friendly occupants. Does not take credit cards. Wi-Fi was quite good. - jeffnbarb
May 2014 - $30.00
This is a very clean, friendly park to stay in. The owners are wonderful people who welcome all with a smile and a safe comfortable RV Park to stay in. The restrooms are spotless! Highly recommend this park. - The May's
Oct 2013 - $25.00
This is a well maintained rustic campground, with full hookups and friendly helpful staff at check-in. Roads are gravel, and the pull-through gravel pad was level; big rig access was good. Very quiet, space for the towed, some shade trees. The campground is mainly for long-term residents, who keep their sites neat and tidy. They are on the perimeter of the campground, and there are 4 sites for overnighters in the middle of the campground. Two separate bathrooms with showers were old but clean. No laundry. Wi-Fi was marginal but cellular service was good. This is a nice little town: a small food store and a couple of places to eat, just five minutes from the campground. This is a no frills park, but it's right in the middle of town, easy in and out, and when heading north on 39, there are very few decent places to stop. We were pleasantly surprised by this campground and would stay here again. - tobyjug
Tulelake, California (map) | (530) 667-8113
Sites: 43 | Latest Rate: $5.00 | 5 Reviews
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
Jun 2013 - $10.00
Nice rugged campground in Lava Beds NM. Dry camping. They don’t take reservations, but I was told on the phone that the campground was not busy, except for holidays - when we arrived in the late afternoon, on a Tuesday, we were lucky to find a spot for our RV! The campground was already ¾ full, and more people were arriving. Most sites are geared towards tents, but many people had trailers, pop-ups, and few other motorhomes, too. The south entrance road to the park is in poor condition, but passable. The lava caves are fun to explore, and the park people were very helpful. If you don’t have flashlights, the park service will lend them to you. Some of the caves are quite cold inside. We would stay here again. - RVBeast
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
May 2013 - $25.00
I stayed in an overflow site. It was level & had a nice view of the lake. The electric,wifi and cable worked well. The park was very serene day & night. Great setting. The managers were very very friendly. Only issues were that several of the sites don't have sewers, but they do pump out sewers every Thursday. There is no washer available on site. I had quite a few bugs on my rig in the evenings, a neighbor called them midges from the lake that made it difficult to get in & out of the rig without getting them inside the rig. They were gone in the mornings. The water here had a brown tint too it, apparently because of iron, but it didn't seem to effect us, it just looked weird. The managers went out of their way to accommodate us & even helped me hook-up. It was a great stay & we would stay again. - OnDaRoad
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
Aug 2015 - $30.00
This is a small park and very pleasant especially for over-nighters. The hosts are very kind and hospitable. Train does run behind the park, but it was not awful. Should we pass this way again, we will certainly stay here. Thanks again to the hosts for their kindness and concerns. - MoiraFry
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Very nice KOA. Getting in from the road is tight but once on the property it's easy to maneuver a big rig. Our pull-through site was tight to access with a long 5th wheel but we did okay. The rear pet walk area is pitiful, but the front area is okay. Pretty stream and grassy tent areas. Everything is clean and neat. Great wifi and cable TV. Very nice staff. We really appreciated being able to buy diesel right there and not have to look for a fuel station elsewhere. Would definitely stay again. - all4pets
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stayed for a week. A very nice park.
A major problem is the noise. There is a lot of road noise. The campground is very busy and there is a lot of noise from people leaving and arriving.
There is also a lot of bugs, I forget the name of the bug, but they have no mouths so they don't bite, but they are everywhere.
The area of town is also not the greatest. Would stay again if in Klamath. - newbies2016
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stopped on our way from Redmond, OR to Reno, NV for one night. I was very pleased with the campground. Lots of trees and grass, well kept and clean, gravel and grass sites; camp store had a large variety of items and priced reasonably; clean older but nice bathrooms; appealing pool but water was cold, good WiFi and decent cable. Verizon worked great. We camped in a 30' motorhome with a car dolly and had plenty of room for both. We would definitely stay there again as there are many things to do in the area that we didn't have the time to do. Staff was wonderful too. - Living the Life