7.3 Good
Tionesta, California

Hawk's Nest Tionesta

Tionesta, California

200 Co Rd 97A
Tionesta, California 96134
Phone: (530) 664-3187

Sites: 53
Recent Rate: $25 7/2016

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Latitude: 41.648122872276
Longitude: -121.28933535742
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hawk's Nest Tionesta in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The lava beds are a must

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Review Count: 355
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 47

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hawk's Nest Tionesta in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hawk's Nest Tionesta in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really great little park tucked into the trees. New, clean gravel everywhere. Sites are large and level. They have about 10 cabins available to rent... they are neat, historic cabins from the Long Bell Railroad camps and really have a rustic feel... while offering modern amenities. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Laundry facilities are available on site (though we didn't have to use them while we were here). On-site owners/managers really care for the place and make you feel at home. They have a group campfire (they provide the wood) where you can relax in the evening and chat with other guests. Very nice and inviting. We would definitely recommend this park and plan to return. We camped at Hawk's Nest Tionesta in a Motorhome.

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