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07/2014
rating [ 8/10 ]
We have driven by this park for years and decided to stay since it converted to a KOA. We stayed in a "premium" site on the end of a row closest to the Eel River with an enlarged green grass area and concrete patio. The staff was very friendly and courteous upon check-in. Recent upgrades and improvements are visible and more appear to be in the works. The new splash park (spray ground) for kids and a new playground are a nice addition. A new friendship hall was under construction during our stay. Several new cabins have been added. The cable TV service was clear and provided 68 channels. The park was about half full during our stay but generally quiet with no loud campers, radios or late night parties. The park was safe enough for our son to ride his bike around without much trouble. As others have noted, this older campground still needs physical infrastructure improvements. The interior roads need to be widened and sharp turns should be removed to make the park big rig friendly. The pull-thru campsites are narrow asphalt strips about 9' wide with no room to walk around on the pavement if you have slide-outs. All the sewer connections have 10' high vent pipes located within inches of the asphalt near the rear of each site which can pose a problem if you have a rear driver's side slide out. The sites are generally level but the asphalt is so old that some sites have visible valleys and high spots from the wear of rigs being parked on the pavement and displacing the asphalt over time. It would help if the owners widened the sites, straightened some of the sharp turns, and repaved everything. This place has great potential given the surrounding area, golf course, and nearby Benbow Inn. We will definitely stay again and hope they keep making improvements.
07/2014
rating [ 6/10 ]
This was our first time at the Willits KOA. We selected it because of the amenities for children. All sites and interior roads are gravel and dirt. The place is very dusty. We give this park high marks for the amenities including the children's water park (spray ground), pool, wading pool, petting zoo, climbing zone, miniature golf, and ice cream social. However, we were very disappointed with the customer service. The front desk staff were rude and seemed annoyed with all the guests and did not differentiate between problem guests and high quality guests. The owners have an extensive list of rules and signs posted everywhere. We were also disappointed to see that the owners allow day use guests to over-run the pool area and other amenities, essentially "crowding out" the overnight guests. We generally have good experiences at KOAs but we will not be returning to this location.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one night on our road trip. The staff were friendly and helpful. An attendant directed us to our pull through site. Interior roads and sites are gravel. Sites include a picnic table although we didn't use it because it was very windy. We noted that high winds must be a recurring feature here since none of the long-term tenants had awnings out. Long-term tenants are present but as others have noted, they are clustered together away from the entrance and most amenities. The store was well stocked and the RV parts section was one of the most complete I have seen. Our site featured 50/30/20 amp service, water and sewer. The cable TV had 72 channels. Our site was near the entrance and store and we did not note the noise that others had. All in all, it was a reasonably quiet and uneventful stay. We give it a 7 out of 10 only because the "visual appeal" was lacking. We would stay here again if looking for a quick overnighter.
06/2013
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is a beautiful and modern park. The website does not do it justice. Upon check in we were greeted by friendly, professional staff who promptly checked us in. We were escorted to our site. All interior roads are paved, level and in excellent shape. Our site was a pull-thru with plenty of room for our 40' motorhome and our dingy. The utility pedestal provided 50/30/20 amp electric, cable TV (4 local stations only), and two water spigots. The electric pedestal for most sites is at the midpoint, with the sewer in the back third. Sites have lush green grass and include a brick patio, wooden picnic table and in-ground fire ring. The ends of sites and common areas feature a variety of flowering plants and trees are everywhere, yet well placed so as to allow satellite dish reception. Sites on the pond are the crown jewel of the park as they are "pull in" style sites facing the water. The walking paths are great for exercise and the place is safe and calm enough for toddlers to play outside without fear of being run over by other campers. The place is quiet, almost tranquil. We would definitely stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
Overall this a clean, newer park, great for visiting friends in the area or stopping over during a road trip. All sites are level, gravel with grass, concrete patios and aprons bordering the paved interior roads. There are trees in the park but they are small. Long-term stays are in the back half of the park, separated from the overnight section. I agree with other reviewers regarding the WiFi. The service is very slow and non-responsive at times. Cable TV featured about 30 channels. It was kid friendly and my toddler could ride his bike but the playground was tiny and located directly behind a camp site making for awkward egress to and from the equipment.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We stayed here 5 nights while visiting YNP. Check in staff was friendly. We had a "deluxe" pull thru site which featured a concrete patio, round cement picnic table, swing and fire ring. All sites are gravel or grass and graded level, even in the terraced areas. Our site featured 50/30/20 amp service, water and sewer (two sewer locations at the middle and rear of site). There are a lot of trees but we didn't have trouble getting satellite reception. Cable tv featured 16 channels. The playground large for kids and had an adjacent miniature golf course and half court basketball. The ice cream and espresso kiosk was very popular in the mornings and evenings. This KOA features a nightly BBQ dinner at its patio cafe with excellent ribs and other items. (I was particularly impressed by the ribs). The indoor pool was heated and clean. This is a very family friendly park. We would stay here again.
06/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
This park is easy to get to, big rig friendly, and very pretty. Check in staff was friendly and an attendant guided us to our site. Roads are compacted gravel. Many sites are grass or gravel. There are some long-term tenants here but their sites are immaculate and clustered together in one row. Our site had shade, grass and a beautiful view. Sites on the perimeter of the park have views of large lush grassy open areas with trees. Our site featured 50/30/20 amp electric, water, sewer. No fire ring included. The pool is very small, maybe 10'x20' but clean. The tent sites are among the best I have seen in an RV park. Additional pull through sites are having compacted gravel installed in the drive line in lieu of grass and a new bath/shower house was being built during our stay. It is apparent throughout the park that the managers are making systematic improvements. We would stay here again.
04/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our first time camping at the Yosemite / Mariposa KOA. Our expectations were not very high given the recent poor ratings by other reviewers, but we were pleasantly surprised. Check-in was easy, and the front desk staff was very friendly. We stayed in campsite #38, a 50 amp pull-through site and found it easy to get into with our 36' motorhome while towing our car. Interior roads are paved while parking strips in campsites are mostly gravel. Some RV campsites have grass. All campsites have a standing BBQ pit, movable picnic table, and are graded level. The RV campsites are close together but wide enough to park a car along side the RV in the site without encroaching on a neighboring site. We met one of the owners during our stay and learned that they have been renovating the park, and it shows. The store and gift shop were small but stocked well with a sufficient variety of necessities including fresh items like milk and eggs. Restrooms were clean and modern. We didn't find noise or rude neighbors to be an issue at all during our four night stay. Overall, this is a great place to camp in an RV if you want to have hookups and be close to Yosemite. The drive between the campground and the Visitor's Center in Yosemite Valley is about an hour.
10/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We found this to be a very relaxing place to camp in our RV. The staff is very friendly and the facilities are clean and safe. The ice cream is awesome! This is a good destination for RVs and trailers but there are several good areas for tents as well. I recommend Collins Lake for anyone looking for a good place to camp with the family or have a weekend outing, but not for full-timers looking for high-end facilities or paved camp sites. Interior roads are mostly gravel and sites are basically level, although you may need 2" to 3" of wheel blocks on a few sites to level your rig. This campground features a lot of trees, so shade is never a concern.
03/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great place to stay if you are touring on California Highway 1 and would like a clean, safe, ocean-front place to stay. All of the campsites were recently renovated to include paved parking spurs with room for a recreational vehicle and a tow vehicle along side. Sites are well spaced but there are few trees or shrubs to provide privacy. Ocean-front sites have a relatively unobstructed view of the water with only a few trees and shrubs to contend with. Picnic tables and fire rings provided but you must back in to the ocean-front sites for these amenities to be on the curb side of your rig. It was quite windy during our stay which discouraged us from cooking outdoors or using the fire ring.
03/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our second visit to San Simeon State Park. We stayed in the lower campground area known as San Simeon Creek. Parts of the campground can be windy, depending on the orientation of your campsite and the number of trees and shrubs around your site. This is a very family-friendly campground and relatively quiet. We felt very safe here and the State Park Service regularly patrolled the grounds. There are no hookups but the dump station has easy access and there is a potable water fill station near the entrance. Each campsite has a paved parking spur, picnic table and fire ring. Most of the campsites are level and well-spaced with native shrubs and trees providing privacy between sites. There is also a large grassy area in the center of the lower campground area where children are often seen playing. Tip: Campsites with a blue marker plate on the sign post accommodate the larger coaches up to 35' in length. In addition, many of the parking spurs are wide enough for two vehicles to be parked side-by-side. This is a plus for motor homes with a dingy. San Simeon State Park is a great place to stay with Hearst Castle and Cambria nearby.
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