6.9 Good
     
Van Nuys, California

Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park)

Van Nuys, California


7740 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys, California 91406
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 180
Recent Rate: $$$$

Add Review

Latitude: 34.211394027705
Longitude: -118.50087404251

Elevation: 788' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

0 Questions & Answers

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

Ask a Question About Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park)

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Balboa RV Park is a medium-sized RV park with tight spacing. However, the office people helped you back-in and they are the best I've ever seen at directing. Once in place, the site felt larger than it was, as there was a lot of landscaping. The surface was asphalt with AstroTurf-like grass surrounding it. We had a picnic table and the full hookups worked fine. We had a dedicated parking spot for our tow car, right across from our site. Also right across from us was the large, clean laundry room and fairly nice restrooms/showers. The entire park was quite clean and (for a tightly spaced park) uncluttered, and not as noisy as I had expected; it was actually fairly quiet, everything considered. Everyone we met was very nice. WiFi was quite good, and I could get a strong Verizon signal. If we need to be in this area again, we would definitely stay there. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Being only 45 minutes to LAX, the closest RV park to it that we could find, Balboa turned out to be a very good choice. I exploited "America's Tires" nearby to have my tow car tires re-balanced; exceptionally professional.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
2 of 2 found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
varies
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
1 of 1 found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed only for two nights, to visit Universal Studios, but we liked the place very much. It's a nice, clean and safe place in the middle of the city. Special compliments go out to the management and staff who were very kind and helpful. Sites are not that large, but that can be expected in a city. Ours was clean and neat. We certainly recommend this RV park. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Universal Studios and shop at Ralps

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
overflow
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Location great

1 of 1 found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10 backin
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

In & out 3/4 of a mile away...yummy. :D

1 of 1 found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent three nights here primarily to tour Hollywood and go to the Hollywood Bowl. It was a great location. The Hollywood Bowl parking can be a nightmare and we rode the Metro (at Balboa) to and from the Bowl. For $5/person for an all day pass, it was quite the bargain. As other people have noted, the owner is the nicest and hardest working person I have met in a long time. He really takes pride in the park. We have a 24' motorhome and had no problem getting into our spot although our power management system did not like that the electricity was not grounded and we had to plug into an adjoining electrical circuit for power. The Wi-Fi was as zippy as our broadband at home. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Required to pay for two nights over weekends. WiFi never did work and we were told that it is spotty throughout the park. Restrooms were great! We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a week and then returned for a couple of nights on the return trip home. We loved this place and will go back. It has been owned since 1974 by the same family and the owner couldn't have been nicer. Anything you need help with he will take care of. This is not a resort but it is centrally located to all the LA attractions. The park has many permanent residents, many of whom work in the movie industry. It was safe and very quiet, except for the helicopters from the nearby airport. There are murals painted all around the park and it feels homey with lawns and flowers around the spaces. We have three good sized dogs and there is a small dog yard but we enjoyed taking our dogs to nearby Balboa park for long morning walks. Spaces are narrow and the owner will move your RV into the space and take care of the hookups. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Travel Trailer.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Don't come here if your rig is over 24' long. All streets are narrow and sites are short. They have cars parked everywhere. Not a 1-2 night stop over because it took several attempts to get into our spot with our 30' RV. Old park with lots of permanent trailers. Electrical is just an outlet 3" from ground with no breaker. Water faucet is inches away. Cords & cables laying on the ground. After 1 day we had ants. We will not stay here again. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo
dka

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

So sorry to give this such a low rating as the host couldn't be nicer, but we camped here in a 35' motorhome and it just wasn't comfortable. He graciously helped us back into our space and helped us with our hookups but we were sardine tight. Seriously, I could hear the guy next door cough and answer his phone, not to mention his barking dog. Feral cats slept on the toad and left their paw prints on the windshield. Children ride their bikes all over and play in the streets...nice for them but not for us. The helicopters are relentless in their landing. We were hoping to invite our family over to see our new rv but it was not conducive to having visitors. Loved being close to everything but not at the expense of such close quarters. Sorry, but we will park further away next time and have some breathing space. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

With many mediocre RV parks, you see the phrase "OK for an overnight stop, but not good for long term". I would say the opposite about Balboa RV park. We were greeted every day by very friendly and helpful management, and the bathrooms and laundry were clean and functional. The problem is that this park was designed in the 1940s and really cannot accomodate the larger rigs of today. The sites are situated in rows where you need to back into each site making a couple of 90 degree turns in the process. Add to this cars parked along the roads from the numerous permanent residents, and you really require the assistance of the helpful management to get parked. Add to this the cable TV hanging from trees, very high water pressure. The Wi-Fi was spotty, it worked OK on one side of the park, but not on the other. If the price was less, it would get a slightly higher rating. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Host/owner very helpful with giving directions to squeeze our 39' MH into a pretty narrow spot. Very expensive camping. We looked for a place to clean our MH and were surprised that we were allowed to do this at the site itself. It saved us a lot of time with looking for a RV wash. Excellent Wi-Fi. Lot of noise by planes and helicopters from Van Nuys Airport nearby. No cable, and that should be normal for the price. We would stay here again when visiting L.A. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 139
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

In the 8 yrs we have RV'd we have never left a cg without staying at least 1 night until today. The place was bad. We had reservations for a week and drive a 40ft motorhome. They were putting us in a site all the way back between a mobile and a perm 5th wheel. We could not have even parked in it because the 5th wheel owner had his car in there and was out of the park. This is a very run down park with lots of permanents and very small row sites. Lot of vehicles parked on the street due to the narrow sized sites. Unless you are crazy do not even think of staying here especially if you are over 32-35 feet inn length. We would never stay here or recommend it to friends. Perfect for a pop up trailer We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Most of the previous reviews capture the pros and cons of this park. Pros: the restrooms are clean, the laundry is cheap, the park is older but undergoing renovation, and you will be close to major L.A. attractions. Cons: you will be camping in the middle of a major metropolis, which means car and airport noise as well as a tight fit for your rig! However you will find these same drawbacks in any urban location so for what it is this is a very nice park. Now for the fine print... I should mention that I am one of the park's many permanent residents. I moved here to go to grad school at nearby CSUN university and originally meant to buy time by staying in the park while I shopped for a suitable roommate/apartment situation. Turns out a lot of the roommate choices in L.A. are a little weird, who knew? However, I liked living here so much that I made permanent arrangements for my trailer to stay and I have never regretted it. Other residents are friendly and I feel very safe here. I know my neighbors. Dogs are more than welcome. The management absolutely cannot be outdone - you will not find nicer hosts anywhere! We have a relaxing, community atmosphere here and lovely big trees that beat any apartment complex I looked at. I can honestly say that I love living here and the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks. I hope you are able to visit soon. We camped at Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

     

Malibu Beach RV Park

118 Ratings
Malibu, California

     

Oak Park

14 Ratings
Simi Valley, California

     

Walnut RV Park

24 Ratings
Northridge, California

Are you affiliated with Balboa RV Park (formerly Birmingham RV Park) ?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.

ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.

;