13 Parks near Van Nuys, California
Aug 2016 - $59.00
We stayed here several times when in LA...not many places in LA. This is tight to get into the slots, but the owner always helps and then we are fine. We have a place to park our toad and the picnic table and area next to the RV is nice for outside dinner. Yes they have air traffic but you are in LA so learn to ignore. Kids play and some folks have pets but that is how most humans live now...we love it. Nice trees and the WiFi seems pretty good. We stay 2 to 4 days while we visit our kids. There is a nice park down the road for visiting and picnics. Easy access to the 101 and good stores right around the corner for shopping. - Wpatters1229
Jun 2016 - $54.00
Balboa/Birmingham old has been transformed. Staying here on and off. Had upgraded utilities, grounds, decorations. Park is usually full. Close in to LA. Old trees everywhere, helps with valley heat. Nice owner manager, very helpful with parking RV. - tinlv
Sep 2015 - $59.00
Well we were promised a 50 amp slot on our reservation for 3 days but they had none when we arrived so the guy in charge got us into a very tight back in site under a nice shade tree which wasn't too bad since the weather had cooled. Electric and water were from non-standard outlets with no breakers and multiple splitters. Bathrooms were clean but very old & dated plumbing. No amenities to speak of....just the only game in town and priced that way. Big rigs have no options here even though there are some wedged in to places. We would come again but only cause nothing else exists in the area we needed to be. If YOU have other choices...make 'em. - Camaraderie
Dec 2015 - $56.00
Maybe we have stayed in too many nice campgrounds but I cannot agree with the comments of others. Even though the sites are wide they are very short. We had to back our 36 ft into a site and maneuver it past the other rv backed in from the other side an over lap of about 5 ft. We were lucky that the pole that was on the site before was removed because the gentleman next door said we wouldn't have gotten in before.
The price was pretty high especially since there was no cable and the only WiFi is in the clubhouse.
We only used this as a one night stop to visit the Ronald Reagan Library. Probably won't stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2015 - $64.00
We stayed here for 4 days. Office staff was pleasant upon registration. We were left alone and not bothered by staff which was very nice. Just a nice clean park. RV spaces are decent sized and didn't have any trouble getting into it. Park is Convenient to shopping accessibility. Although it is right off a main road (not hwy), it is well hidden. In fact, we missed the turn several times. Once you are in there, it's like a comfortable oasis. - Donnadhodges
Apr 2015 - $65.00
Stayed here one night while passing thru LA. Note: options are extremely limited for RV sites in the LA area so this is about as good as it gets if you want to be in this part of town. Definitely be prepared for LA freeway traffic. All back in spaces with good width to park vehicle beside unit. Little bit tight for backing in if your rig is 35 ft or longer. All utilities worked fine and tengointernet worked OK. No character to the campground, just a place to park to visit the area. Make reservations since only a few spots are available for folks just passing through. - threehendersons
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Sites are level, but if you are the last one in, it might be tight maneuvering. It's quiet and doesn't feel like a city but you are close to everything. There is overflow parking for $5 a night- no hook up for that. As mentioned, the entrance is sort of an alley- a very wide driveway behind the parking lot of Old Susana's café. The driveway is called Elks Trail and is easy to miss, but if you do, there is a large dirt parking lot right down the street. Can't beat this place for the price! - Soos
Mar 2014 - $20.00
This is for Elks members only. They have just updated (wide) the RV parking sites. Good level gravel with full hooks on 8 sites. Rate is now $20.00. We could not get the cable to work but that might be a work in progress. Verizon works great. Close to Regan library about 12 miles. - margeandbob
May 2013 - $15.00
Elks Members Only. There are 5 sites in the shade, no satellite possible and 3 other sites OK for satellite. No local TV. Social Lodge, plenty of activities. Close to Reagan Library. No reservations. Verizon Strong. Pet Friendly. Enter through alley off Kuehner Dr. - silverado
Jun 2005 - $26.00
Campground is closed, new houses are being built in its place, very sad. - rroch
Feb 2014 - $45.00
If you want to go into the city, this park might work. However the sites and roads around them are tight. We stayed in the area for 18' and under. The showers had no hot water, which I found out too late. The grounds were ill-kept, with few or no shade trees for the sites. The walk from our site to the restrooms was full of holes, perhaps made by animals. The place for the RVs was paved, but all else was mud or earth. In all, a disappointment. We would not return. - Atnt Life Grand
Feb 2011 - $35.00
This was our 2nd time out in our RV, so we were not fully prepared. We are grateful to the camp hostess who gave us a number of tips on RV camping and for letting us borrow her clean-water hose. The restrooms were typical of the California State parks. They were clean, but cold. Showers were not hot but warm enough to warm you on a cold day. The campground is lush and green this time of year. My wife and I saw lots of ground squirrels and a few deer in the campground. - TARDISRV
Feb 2011 - $35.00
First, the positives. Lots of wildlife to watch and listen to (singing coyotes, lots of deer, cottontails, ducks in the creek). Sites are huge, with tons of space in between. Lots of hiking trails (but not well maintained, unfortunately). Iron ranger takes credit cards! Friendly camp host. And, of course, the reason we came--the site where M*A*S*H was filmed. Now the cons: This is yet another victim of CA state park budget cuts. Roads, trails, bathhouses not well maintained. High price ($35) just to boon dock. No water for tanks and no dump station. Come prepared. We did feel pretty secure, though, as the park ranger did regular patrols and the camp host let us know that the ranger had both a sidearm and a rifle in case she needed help in rousting squatters (common here apparently) or rowdies (not uncommon on the weekends we heard). - JCLC
May 2016 - $33.00
This was our second stay at this park so we knew what to expect. Cannot walk the dogs in the day area part of the park so walked them on the side of the road. LOTS of stickers for them to get in their paws so that is not good. There is a very large dog park about 3 miles away that is very nice. There is NO internet or phone service if you have Verizon. Sites were concrete with dirt on the sides. But - very clean and the hosts were very friendly. Since we have relatives in the area we will stay again. - joans8849
Jan 2016 - $32.00
Read a couple of reviews on this park. Decided to unhook the dinghy & drive up for a quick look for future reference before heading on to our very high priced coastal one night destination located right next to a freeway. For half the price & no traffic noise . . . We went back & got the motorhome. What a truly great find. Concrete pads are probably only 10-12' wide, so, with slide-outs deployed, you'll likely be walking in the dirt. Precautions must be taken to avoid tracking it in. Evidence of past water coursing thru the lower sites where we were, but this is a picturesque semi arid canyon. Most sites would have provided roof mounted satellite TV clearance. Great shopping & lots of food options located at the off ramp where you exit and the next. Speaking of the off ramp, the campground- not an RV park - is located straight up the road from the off ramp. Easy coming & going! While we only stayed one night this trip, we're already planning for an extended stay in the very near future. - biosensai
May 2015 - $38.00
Fear not! The crazy lady host that was referred to in prior posts and who ran people off is no longer here! With trepidation, we took a chance on this park despite the negative reviews about the host-from-hell because it was the only place we could find that was convenient to Simi Valley. Happily we found there was a new host who was very nice. (He's leaving at the end of the month, though, so who knows!)
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend while we attended the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues music festival (a great festival by the way!). It was very convenient to Simi and, even on a holiday weekend, it was not full and was very quiet. The sites are well spaced and laid out so each has plenty of room and the angles of the sites and the bushes in between provide a fair amount of privacy. There's not a lot to do as far as I could see, but it's great if you need to be in the Simi area.
As others have mentioned there is almost no cellphone coverage and no internet. Also, as others have mentioned, dogs are barred from the adjacent park where there are large areas of grass and can only be walked in the dirt and bark dust around the campground. Not ideal for those of us who travel with canine companions.
There are two showers, both handicap accessible, which is nice because they include a bench, handrails, and both a shower head and handheld. Pressure was good on the handheld, but in the one I used it wouldn't shut off completely so pressure in the overhead was lessened. Didn't bother me and there was plenty of hot water. It was clean and spacious, but there was no bench or chair outside of the shower area to put your dry clothes and only two little hooks on the wall. Very inconvenient.
That and the lack of a nice dog area are my only complaints. I expect we will stay here again next time we come to the festival. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We have a 40' RV. Main complaint is the small size of the sites, which were very close together, with little or no privacy. Road noise from highway was noticeable. Lots of kids and long-time residents, so a good portion of the park looked shoddy. WiFi was unsecured, but worked well. Staff was great. The park is OK for overnight stays, but I can't recommend for anything longer. - Christopher Scott
Apr 2016 - $45.00
While this is a very clean and well maintained park it an older park designed for smaller RV's. The pull through sites are narrow and not very long. All sites are gravel with a small patio area, some have tables others do not, and no firepits or open fires. If your total length is over 55' you will have to disconnect. The entrance to and exit from the sites is VERY VERY tight with trees, light poles and the utilities placed immediately at site entrance. Then when you exit you have to contend with more trees, light poles and narrow roads to maneuver on. This park was never revamped for today's larger units. As stated, the utility connections are all grouped at the very entrance to the site requiring long hoses and cords. The park cable is 28 SD channels. The WIFI was useable for light browsing and e-mail that's it, NO STREAMING of any kind. There are a lot of permanent units in the park with children coming and going. At $45/night this park is definitely overpriced but since it's in California that's the going rate, if not more. - lllkrob
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Quick stop on the way home from Kern. Only got to stay one night, but it was great! Lot's of trees, clean park, lots of room to walk around. Staff wasn't the nicest, but not the worst either. I left like I was interrupting her, which maybe I was :) we would go back!! - jazander
May 2016 - $45.00
The Acton area is beautiful, but for the price I was hoping for more from this park. Facilities are clean but dated, my site was right up against a big cottonwood tree and the roots made it not very level. Staff wasn't very good about enforcing the rules, saw dogs off leash and the like. For those that need to stay connected, Verizon signal was pretty much non-existent, but at least the WiFi was usable. - BeckyIO
Feb 2016 - $39.00
Easy to get to. Office staff friendly. Well laid out. Park is older with smaller spaces especially if you have a slide-out.
Park store had no product except beer & ice cream - disappointing as I needed butter!
Train run next to park at all hours of day & night.
Every space had leaking water faucet, reported but nothing done.
Park has very bad electrical system (low of 90 VAC to a high of 134 VAC). Caused wiring damage to my rig. Others had system protection and it shut them down. We reported this to the park and they did nothing. I reported this to KOA corporate and they referred me back to the park saying it was franchised, talk to the park! No help there, as far as I know the park has done nothing to repair their bad electrical system.
I was part of a 20 coach group (Good Sam) all motorhomes. Over priced for its age and condition and facilities. Large shady trees blocked satellite TV for some - request space without shade tree if you use satellite TV. - User2967
Sep 2014 - $49.00
Strictly a place to stay, overnight. Located off the Antelope Valley Freeway (14) on Soledad Canyon Road (exit 11) the park is about 6 miles off the freeway, so it in an out of the way location. Gravel, and a few shade trees, level sites. Bathrooms and showers were spotless when we were here. No TV reception at all! Must have a satellite dish. The WiFi (Tengo Internet) is open and doesn't require a password, but is a slow as can be, and very spotty. Cell service for AT&T was non existent as well as Verizon (no signal) Sprint phone was able to dial out ok. Heavy canyon winds make for a dusty experience, plus the LA Metrolink trains that come through every 25 minutes can make for an interesting stay. There are some permanent residents here as well, that are co-mingled with the regular clientele. You can hear Lions roar at night that come from Tippi Hedren's house (Shambala), so don't be alarmed. They're caged and it's safe. Like I said at the beginning of this review, strictly a place to overnight, and it would be an out of the way over night. - DayTripper2015
Jul 2016 - $58.00
Rate is for back row and includes a premium charged for 4th of July weekend. Like other reviewers have said, it's a love/hate situation. Love: You can't beat the location. Not only is it ON the beach, but it's easy access to the greater Los Angeles area. You can hop on the 105 and get to wherever you want to go. There are regular police patrols so you feel fairly safe. The hookup's worked well. Open sky for good satellite signal. Hate: It's an asphalt parking lot. You're on top of your neighbors. Maybe you can put your awning out part way if you and/or your neighbor don't have slides. It's noisy from the jets overhead and it's noisy because the park is full during the Summer. We didn't get aroma from the sewer treatment plant. However we had it daily when we stayed here last February. When the park is full, there may not be parking for your tow car so you have to think twice about leaving the park and wondering if you'll find parking when you get back. Verizon cell was sketchy. Sprint Myfi had zero signal. Bottom line: If you're willing to put up with the con's, there are lots of pro's. - GottaGoNow
Jun 2016 - $79.00
This Rv park had a great beachfront location. The management caused major gridlock trying to get into the park. Do not arrive before 2:00 PM. They do not allow you in early without charging an extra $17 per night. It would have helped if they would have at least let us check-in early so that we could have easily proceeded to our campsite at 100 PM . - Logan995
Apr 2016 - $55.00
Dockweiler is right on the beach, and right in the flight path of LAX. The designers masterfully made maximum use of the available space. Spaces are very tight, but sized so that a 40' motorhome with slides on both sides just wedges in, and there is no problem entering or exiting the spot.
There is no Wi-Fi, and neither AT&T nor Sprint cell service was available.
Bathrooms are minimalist. There are no other services, but beach access is a few steps away. Loud neighbors partying late and constant airplane noise make sleep problematic.
Very close to Venice Beach, Santa Monica, El Segundo. - Acornalley
Aug 2016 - $160.00
It's probably the most expensive park I've ever stayed, but I will be back because it offers THE greatest views around overlooking the Pacific on some of the most costly real estate in the USA. WiFi was hit or miss.
It's not EZ to get a big rig in and out of some of these spots but once you do, your being offered some of the greatest WOW moments.
Beware, Pacific Coast Highway traffic can be awful. It took me about an hour to get from Santa Monica pier area to Malibu Beach on a Sunday afternoon. - LEB2
Jun 2016 - $140.00
We stayed here for one night. It was not an oceanfront site, but the cost with taxes was $140 a night. We loved the restaurant that we could walk to and also found a path to the beach that went under the highway. It was a beautiful area, but we felt it was overpriced. - Logan995
Oct 2015 - $95.00
We stayed two nights in an ocean view spot. Our site had a great view of the ocean, but was a bit tricky to back into. Fortunately the adjacent sites were empty at the time. It was easier to level our rig this time, last stay put our wheels off the ground. This was our second stay here, so we definitely like the location. Previous reviews mention the office staff can be rude. Well, it does depend on who you interact with in the office. Most of the folks were great! - Steve and Bob