9 Parks near Waterford, California
Oct 2013 - $25.00
This campground is off the beaten path . It was almost deserted this time of year. The reservoir makes the setting quite lovely. You can sit close to the water and watch the ibis try to catch fish. The weekend brings local families and fishermen. It is quite dusty but if you want a break from the crowds this is it. - Lee and Paul
Nov 2009 - $20.00
This is a great park for the price. We stayed here in the months of November and December. It was quiet and peaceful. It only has 30 amp service but that was sufficient during this time of year. Lots of fishing and easy access in and out of the park. - crownblackdiamond
Mar 2009 - $23.00
About 150 full hook-ups. Paved interior roads. Each site has a concrete pad for parking rig and pad for picnic table. Discounts offered for senior citizens, disabled and disabled veterans, the latter no cost. There was a torrential downpour when we arrived so there was lots of standing water in puddles. Very few campers at this time of the year, perhaps, 7-8 with several appearing to be there for lodging rather than recreation. Could be improved in my mind were the concrete pad connected to the paved road with asphalt, thus eliminating some of the muddy areas. Rest rooms nothing to get excited about with stainless steel fixtures. Several separate shower areas. Web site shows all things available, including water skiing. - artiemeek
Mar 2006 - $20.00
The campground, situated on the Tuolumne River, is part of the Turlock Lake SRA. At the time of our visit, we were the only motorhome in the park, aside from the campground hosts. Self-registeration was in process, though a very cordial Ranger came by later to check that everything was fine. About half the campground was closed down. We could see the river,about 100 feet away, from our space. Interior roads paved and RV spaces paved and level. Large trees throughout area. A very nice area to relax this time of the year for anyone not needing hookups. - artiemeek
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Large, open grassy area with level sites. (I didn't even use the jacks). Sites are full hook up, back in. No amenities. Surrounded by oleanders, which makes it private. However, the campground backs up to the Union Pacific main line. Heavy use of whistles. But the train noise seemed to quit about 9:00 pm. We were not awakened through the night. Either we were very tired (we were) or trains didn't run through the night. But we will definitely stay again for an en route campground. - User3119
Jun 2014 - $25.00
This is about as basic as you can get and still call it an RV park. It's a grass lot with utility pedestals along the periphery. The host was a nice guy and let me park perpendicular to several sites so I wouldn't have to unhook. There was just one other rig there. The grounds appeared reasonably level. There are no bathrooms, showers, Wi-Fi, or any other amenities. The train track along one side was a bit noisy but not enough to keep me awake after a long day of driving. They love to water the grass, sprinklers were going the whole time we there, about 12 hours. - LM&TinView
Nov 2011 - $25.00
Very basic, big grass field with hookups. Good power, good water pressure, no internet but our Verizon air card worked well. With TV antenna up, only got about 5 channels and they were sketchy. Only park in the surrounding area so I would stay again if in the area, you get what you pay for. - DonnaandPete
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This is the first time we stayed at Woodward since the "upgrades" to the RV sites. We camped on T-Island which is right on the lake. We have been camping here for 10+ years and this is the first time on the island as it didn't have full hookups before. Nice shady spots. We only camp during weekdays because of the chaos on the weekends.
Did not appreciate paying the service $8 for the privilige of making a reservation and did not appreciate the 4pm check in the hot part of the day. - JOE & DEE DEE
Jul 2016 - $15.00
RV here during the summer. We like to row. This year the reservoir is so low it's like the irrigation districts are draining it. This leaves the "beaches" slimmy and algae ridden :(. Nice park otherwise. - kdanzi
Jun 2016 - $15.00
We arrived without a reservation. The Campground directory said they didn't accept them. But, they are on reserveamerica.com. Despite the fact that there were dozens of empty sites we were told that we were lucky to get a 'walk in' site Guess all the other sites were held for possible reservations for one night ... probably not. The shower had three stalls. The handicap shower was not functioning. Another shower had a broken shower head. The remaining shower was the filthiest, dirtiest shower I have, in over 35 years of camping, ever been in. There was actually human excrement on the floor. Imagine! I reported these conditions to the park management. The polite young man said, "Yeah, we have a lot of persons at this park who make a mess of the rest rooms and showers." I'll say. The price is right, obviously. But, there are reasons for that. I spent 10 minutes picking up butts, bottle tops, and other stuff from the campsite, too. For a County-run facility this is am embarrassment. - Elton
Sep 2016 - $35.00
I have stayed at this park both as a short stay and now as a long term/month to month.
I loved it as a short stay. The short stay area is towards the front of the park and has easy access to the play field, dog park, showers and restrooms. It is also where many of the pull through sites are located. I did not use the wifi or cable so cannot speak to them.
They are very good at getting folks to keep their dogs on leash which I greatly appreciate! They are also very accepting and welcoming to my 2 Rottweilers who are very trained and well mannered.
As a month to month, less happy so far. Even though I told them I needed a pull through and wanted a shaded spot when I returned in 3 months, I was assigned a back in, full sun spot at the very rear of the park, as far from the amenities I use as I can be in the most well lit area of the park, making it very difficult to sleep at night. I have been here for 2 weeks and promises to find a better spot for me have been for naught. - RottsNScotts
Jul 2016 - $31.00
After about 5 nights in National Forest dry campsites, we were looking for a reasonably priced campground with showers and FHU to recharge ourselves before we headed into Yosemite. Found this spot on the Good Sam app, and made the call. Woman that answered was friendly, and when she told us the price, I asked her what the catch was! 2 adults and 3 kids, and there were no extra charges for the kids. Nice surprise there, as so many places gouge you for kids.
Our site was a pull thru, not huge, but shady, and had a table. We arrived after the pool closed (8pm), but the warm shower kinda made up for that. If you're a dog owner, the huge dog play area will be a big plus.
Others have complained about noise. I heard 1 train during the night. Try camping along the California coast sometime, then tell me about trains. Campground is probably 1/8 mile from 99, so some highway noise should be expected, but it was actually really quiet.
It's an older park, and if you're into paying $100 for an RV "resort" you'll be disappointed. If you're like us, and just need a quick stop with all the facilities, at a reasonable price, you might like this place. We did. - TheCurtster
Jul 2016 - $32.00
This park was a delight. The clerk who checked us in was friendly and helpful. The WiFi was free and strong: I was never kicked off while checking e-mail. We could not receive a satellite signal for our TV, but the park provided free cable with 19 stations. We do not have a pet, but saw that the dog lot was a large, grassy fenced in area with even a shady place for owners to sit and visit while their pets played. The published prices showed that the laundry was a bargain. - WNC Traveler
Aug 2009 - $37.00
Don Pedro is a wonderful lake, but the campgrounds are mostly average. The rangers are friendly and helpful, but they did nothing to enforce "quiet time" after 10pm. Friday night is an especially notorious party scene with people playing loud music, socializing, and generally having a good old time well past midnight. If you're not part of that scene then good luck trying to sleep. Saturday night was much quieter, mostly because the party crowd was exhausted after a full day on the lake with hangovers. Our particular site was not private at all, but there are some good spots to be had if you know the park. Although we plan to stay here again at some point, we are going to do our best to avoid Friday night. - tross13
Jun 2008 - $30.00
The attraction here is Don Pedro Lake. If you are not a boater or fisherman, there is not much reason to go here. Roads and sites are paved with fresh blacktop. Many sites are cramped; some require a steep back-in. Hook-ups worked well. Store is well stocked and staff is friendly. Bathrooms were not serviced during the weekend. Their website is a plus, there are photos and a description of every site. - morganhillers
Apr 2008 - $35.00
This is a decent park to stay at if you plan on doing other activities such as fishing and boating. There are no waterfront sites however there are a few sites that have a view of the lake. The marina is at least 1/4 mile away and not walking distance but the campsite is relatively close to the boat ramp. Our site was tight. There was not even enough room to sit on the side of our motorhome under the awning and a little dangerous for our little ones; however there are a few sites that are quite nice - check the website and with the person accepting reservations. - tagalongwife
Mar 2016 - $25.00
We had trouble making reservations. Host did not listen to what type of rig I had and kept changing my site number based on my 'Airstream' (I don't have an Airstream!) When I arrived, the site assigned to me was next to a large, off-leash, big barking dog with the people listening to loud radio. I asked to be moved. The wife of the Host was very kind and understanding. The Host however, verbally 'reamed me a new one' and threatened to kick me out if I did not like loose, barking dogs and radios (said that's what you get if you RV). His wife moved me and told the people to put their barking dog on a leash so I could take my small dog safely out on a leash. Sheesh! Listened to the big barking dog the entire stay and people talking loudly at 5:30 a.m. while warming up their trucks to go to work. Site areas dirty. Been full-timing since 2000! OK, I guess, if too tired to move on. Won't stay again. - RoustAbout
Jan 2016 - $25.00
We stopped here because it was in the right location for our trip south. I read the reviews and knew what I was getting. As the full hook-ups were all back in, and we didn't want to disconect our car, we asked for a boondocking spot. When we got there, the host said that he could set up a full hook-up for us without us having to unhook. We pulled alongside the curb and took up two plus spots and had a full hook up spot. He went way beyond what he had to do. As noted, no restrooms or showers or anything else except a spot to park with utilities. It was quiet enough, and very close to the Museum, with the free ticket. We didn't have time to visit the museum this trip, but maybe when we head north in a few months. - Kalama Traveler
Dec 2015 - $25.00
When we pulled in, the host changed our reserved site saying the change was for long term stays. We had to pay up front for 4 weeks, and when it rained (several times), we had to wade through the water for 2 days just to enter the RV. 3 times I requested they pump out the "lake" as my RV front tubes sat in the water for over a week and I couldn't get into the storage without wading through water. I was lied to 3 times saying it would be pumped (but it wasn't) and couldn't be refunded. My original reserved site had numerous short term campers in and out. I believe I was deliberately changed to the flood area as I paid in advance, and no one would take this site full of water. If you must stay here, and if rain is in the forecast, beware of site A1,A2 or A3, or take boots. Never again for me.
No wifi, no cable, has 50 amp only service, water and sewer. Paved open site with very close spacing. - Pat Allen
Jul 2008 - $30.00
This campsite is on Don Pedro Lake and is good for use if you want to utilize the lake. The campsite itself has a woodsy setting. Each site has a fire pit and bench. The site we had (A8) was relatively private and had lots of shade and protection from the wind. The website is very good and provides pictures and a rating for each site indicating whether there is shade, whether the sites are level, etc. Downside to the campsite are as follows: Marina/general store is about 1.5 miles from the boat launch, 1.25 miles from the campsite which is inconvenient especially if you are towing a boat; hilly and steep in areas -not toddler/kid friendly; no pets and no view of the lake from the campsite. Campsite itself was pretty nice, but the inconvenience of having the boat launch so far from the marina/store and campsite was problematic and inconvenient. We will probably not return for that reason. - tagalongwife
Apr 2015 - $30.00
This is a great campground at the right time of year if your rig is small. Many sites along the Stanislaus River in riparian forest. Trailer size limit is 21 ft. and motorhome limit is 24 ft. Lots of mature trees to provide shade but the area gets very hot in the summer. Pads are asphalt. - oldmac