13 Parks near Van Nuys, California
Oct 2016 - $65.00
At first glance you're thinking what did I get into. But the owner was very helpful, they took you to your site and helped you back in, they had someone hook you up so I didn't have to do anything. The sites were tight but I have a 40 ft motorhone with 4 slides. I had a picnic table and a nice concrete patio. We had fake grass on both sides and rose bushes. (Nice) the dog park was all the way at the end of the park fenced and large but dirt, and the dog waste in a garbage cans hadn't been picked up probably two weeks, the smell was bad. But that was my only complaint. The place was quiet, no road noise but we did have an airport right next-door so we did hear the planes but not as much as I thought. The location is ideal for sightseeing of Universal Studios or any of the studios and Beverly Hills. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. - Crbus
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
Jan 2017 - $65.00
This is a park in transition. Many long-time residents are being moved out to accommodate newer rigs at higher rates. Long term guests must sign a lease and agree to 15 pages of rules. The park is clean; the restrooms, while small, are clean and tidy. The laundry room could use some updating. The clubhouse is spacious but dull and poorly used. The pool was not open while we were there. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They do their best to provide a clean and quiet environment. Most long-term folks here are working people, so the park is largely empty during the daytime. - rfmscat
Dec 2016 - $51.00
The one thing you do NOT have when staying in the LA area is choice. You come here for a safe place to park and hookups for your RV while you're going out to see the sights of LA.
We stayed in the front, and there is a LOT of traffic noise from sun up to midnight. It actually quiets down overnight, but when it's happening, it's loud. And there are a LOT of sirens. And trains.
There are quite a few long term renters who seemed nice and the place was clean and well-kept.
It's "pet friendly," but we were told not to let our dog go anywhere in the RV park. There is a strip of grass out front that pets use (on the high traffic street) or you can walk a couple of blocks to a park in the area.
The laundry was $1.50 a wash (top load) and $1.25 to dry (front load). The sites are gravel and wide enough for your RV and to park a vehicle, and our site was JUST long enough for our 40' RV. No tables or patio. There is a pool, laundry room, clubhouse. We were here a week and never saw anyone use the pool, and it needed to be cleaned.
The Wi-Fi worked but was SLOW, and from the other reviews I'm guessing we got a signal because we were near the clubhouse. - chasmyn
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
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
Jan 2017 - $45.00
We were at this park only overnight. Overnighters have long pull-throughs near the pools and rest rooms. The site was gravel with grass and a concrete patio and picnic table. It was a nice, reasonably private site. This is a large park with a lot of longer term visitors. The sites were all quite different. Most were pull-thought and had some privacy. Lots of trees and shrubs. In the center was complex with two large pools (one adults only) plus a hot tub and wading pool. Complex also had a good laundry facility and nice restrooms. Also a convenience store. Overall a nice park we would stay at again - thyde
Jan 2017 - $35.00
Friendly staff. Two swimming pools plus a Jacuzzi and a children's pool. Close to I-5. About 3 miles to Walmart and many other stores. Sites in the first two rows are pull-through. Not much maneuvering space. It took me three swings to get into the pull-through. Sites in the rear appear to be seasonal or permanent. - Paripatetic One
Nov 2016 - $45.00
We have stayed here before and made a reservation for a specific site. Upon arrival, there was some confusion about the reservation being made/cancelled on the same day (2 weeks ago). We were able to get one of our preferred sites but the office staff were not their usual helpful selves.
The sites are tight with trees and/or light poles at the entrances/exits to the sites. Hence our policy of calling far enough ahead to get a workable site for our rig's width and length. Lucky for us it was Sunday night and off-season, so our choices were available even though the office insisted that we only had one option. - zen_letitbe
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
Nov 2016 - $60.00
We stayed here while visiting family in Los Angeles. This place is a great value for the location. Close to freeway (105/405) which makes getting to other points of interest easy (notwithstanding LA's horrible traffic). We have family in Santa Monica and getting there on side roads was easy. For the money (all RV parks in California are spendy relative to other states) hard to see how this place could be beat.
The good: Level paved access and parking, gate guarded, night-time security, directly on the beach, beautiful sunsets, bike path. The bad: LAX. RV park is directly under the departure vector and it is NOISY. About only quiet period is 1:30 - 4:40 AM. So bring your ear plugs. Parking for TOAD was not available next to coach, but not bad as we could park it less than 50 yards away. Other reviews mention odor from treatment plant across Playa Vista road. We did not experience anything. Note that the spots for motor homes are pull in as opposed to back in, but parking was easy enough and hook-ups easy. This park does get crowded on weekends. But during weekdays about 2/3 full and pleasant.
Staff was pleasant, and helpful. Office is open 8am - 8pm. Several restaurants deliver to park! Overall, we were very pleased with our stay here. - Bruins_in_the_Bus
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
Sep 2016 - $160.00
It's all about the view and the Malibu location and vibe. This park is a gem-a beach location on the edge of a major metropolitan area. The view from our rig is unbeatable. - Doogiesmom
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