I am usually a pretty easy grader of campsites as we are totally self contained and have no pets, so our needs are usually just a place to park at night. Our experience with this place was pretty bad. We were assigned a space and plugged into the 30 amp plug. While we were out, the space next to us was assigned, and the person plugged into our same utility pole in the 20 amp outlet. At some point our progressive electrical management system shut down our RV as the voltage fell below 104 volts Thank heaven we have that feature on our RV. When we got back the voltage was still only reading 107, so we pretty much shut everything off and went to bed. The next morning as soon as the person next to us left,, the voltage went to 120. We went to the desk clerk and asked that no one be put in that spot for our final night, but they said they couldn't guarantee that. They agreed to move us. Just want to warn people that your electrical appliances can be at risk in this park. We will not stay here again.
We spent 5 nights here before heading for Quartzsite, AZ. It's a very nice and well maintained park. Even though there are a fair number of trees, we were able to get our Directv working but they also have cable. The free Wi-Fi at our site was quite good. It appears they have a number of log-ins depending where your campsite is located. The positives is the above and the fact that it is so centrally located in Palm Desert. The negatives is the train noise and their reservation system. We ended up calling as there were no small RV spots online. Talking to several people in the laundry room, you can get a different rate depending on who answers the phone and there is quite a bit of up-selling on spots going on. After looking around at other parks in the Coachella Valley, we feel there are better alternatives but we would go back here for a night or two (if we booked it online.)
Driving from Northern California to Southern, we checked the weather and decided we needed to make it over the Grapevine before stopping for the night. So we chose this campsite which is almost in Valencia even though they have a Castaic address. The lady at check-in was very nice. The spots were fine. Our DirecTV connection was blocked by a tree but we are OK with that for one night. We had some battery issues and Valencia had a lot of options and was 4 miles away. Our rate reflects AAA or Good Sam discount. We would definitely stop here again.
This is our idea of a perfect campground: level and easy to pull through spaces without large trees, quiet, nice managers, sheltered a bit from the wind at the coast, great Wi-Fi, cable TV, full hookups and a great restaurant you can walk to (Brisas del Mar). It's an easy drive a few miles north to sit on a fabulous ocean beach. Do a hike on the Bodega Head Nature Trail: a 1.9 mile loop with spectacular views of the ocean, the bay and the harbor. It definitely helps you figure out the geography of this area.
We wanted to come to Bodega Bay for a few nights and this was the only reservation we could get on a Sunday in August. You reserve a spot with Reserve America and when you drive in the ranger asks you to drive around and pick out 3-4 sites and then come back and let them know which one you want. We arrived between noon-12:30 and they were letting all of us check in early. We found several that would work well with our 24 foot RV. Most sites have a fair amount of trees around. We tried hiking to the beach access but it was probably a mile and a half from our campsite so we just drove over. The beach is spectacular. You can walk for miles. We had no AT&T data but our Verizon data had 2 bars. No TV. Pretty protected from the wind and a nice amount of space between your neighbors.
We absolutely loved this park. We were in the bottom row which gave us an unobstructed ocean view. The sites are on grass. There is a wonderful walking path right from the campground that goes along the ocean bluffs. It is spectacular. The owner was very nice (and flexible with us as we were awaiting the birth of a grandchild!). It is an easy walk to restaurants & shopping. This park doesn't advertise and the only way I found it was doing a web search & remembering where I had seen it the last time I was in Fort Bragg. The Wi-Fi was quite good. We felt this place for the view & amenities was a real bargain and hope to be back again soon.
This is a bit confusing but this campsite is really called Calistoga RV Park & Campground (at the Napa County Fairgrounds). We arrived on a Sunday morning. The office was closed but there were envelopes out to fill out and slip through the office door. The manager was to return on Monday morning. There were also papers near the envelopes detailing the log-on information for the campsite's Wi-Fi which we found to be excellent. We thought that that was really great that the manager thought to put those out for the Sunday check-ins. At this time of the year we found the park to be nearly empty (only RV in our whole row). Our DirecTV worked great here. The location is terrific as it is less than a half mile walk to downtown Calistoga. With the Passport America half off rate, we felt this place was a true bargain.
This is an Elks Lodge, so camping is only available to current Elks members. You go into the Lodge, sign in and then talk to the bartender about whether there are any spaces available. She signs you up and reviews your membership card. This lodge had their RV spaces behind the lodge with a code enabled gate. There were 12 spots. Even though the signage said cars should be parked on the north side of the building, everyone seemed to park their car in front of their RV. We have a small motorhome but I could see where some of the larger rigs could have a difficult time navigating around the vehicles. Supposedly, if all of the spots are filled, they will let you dry camp in their front lot. The lot is large and very level. There is a very nice walking trail directly behind the campsite. The lodge is about 1.7 miles from downtown Napa where there are loads of wonderful places to eat.
We too parked our RV here but did not stay in it. We parked it here for five nights while we visited our son & daughter-in-law who live in Wrigleyville. I have to say that we were a bit nervous leaving it in this lot even though you pass through a guard station to get into it. When we pulled in, the lot was about 80% full with truck trailers. We parked between a few trailers and hoped for the best when we came back, 5 days later. We were the only RV in the lot that we could see. All was fine when we returned. I have to say, I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable actually camping in this lot. Unfortunately the closest other place we found near our kids was 65 miles away. Chicago is not an RV friendly town!
Wonderful campground close to the downtown street so you can walk to restaurants. We drove to the ferry (free parking) but it is walkable from this campsite. The owners who run this park could not have been nicer and more helpful. Gave us a bag with info on Mackinac Island including a discount coupon for the ferry. We asked for an open site for our direct TV and got a great pull through close to the office. We liked this park so much we decided to stay for four nights instead of our original two.
The two camp hosts here are probably the nicest we have ever met. When we told them we wanted to do a whale watching tour (famous on Digby Neck) they immediately got on the phone and called several to see if they could find us a reservation. Really above and beyond. This location is wonderful for eating Digby scallops (famous) and doing a whale watching tour. The town is very close. It's a bit of a drive for the whale watching tour but so worth it. We must have seen 2-3 dozen whales (mother's with babies). It makes some of the other tours we have done in the U.S. look like a joke. The only reason they did not get a 10 from me was because we never could connect to their internet. In Canada we were always hoping to be able to contact family even by email and we were unsuccessful here.
We stayed here one night on our marathon drive from Montreal to Michigan. We only wanted a place to pull off the road and sleep at and that is about what we got here. The clerk was very nice and helpful even lending us an adapter since they only had 15 amp service. The other campers appeared to be construction workers in the area. The water had a very bad smell and since there was nickel mining in the area, we did not use it in our tanks. Sites were behind the motel on a grass field but ours was fairly level. You get what you pay for.
We stayed here two nights while touring Montreal. It was an easy drive to the Metro station ($11 to park all day) where we bought all day passes. The Metro is very easy to navigate and a pleasure to ride. The staff here were very helpful and friendly. We paid for internet for one 24 hour period ($5) but the speed was not great. If you ask, they will give you multiple passwords if more than one person has a computer or device. Our site was level and all hookups were fine.
We stayed here two nights while touring Quebec City. They have tours that will pick you up from the campground and they really push these tours. However, there is no shuttle that takes you into the city if you want to tour it on your own or do one of the many walking tours in the city. They really discouraged us from driving however, a person in a tourist office showed us a very easy route (Champlain Drive) into the city that leads you right to a public parking lot. We did that and had no problems at all. The parking was $17.50 for the entire day (we were probably there 10 hours so we hit the maximum). Did my laundry while here and the room was clean but there were many people waiting for machines at one point. If you time it right, the laundry is probably adequate for this campground.
We spent three nights here touring Halifax. At check-in there was a mix up of what site we were sent to because they still keep their records manually in a log book & a map of the campground on the wall. The husband had checked someone in earlier and not recorded it on the map. So after that confusion was taken care of we ended up in a site where two people back in together and share a set of hookups. It worked fine. This was a great location for touring Halifax and what was remarkable was the speed of their Wi-Fi. They probably had nine log-ins and almost everyone we tried was unbelievably fast - not like a typical campground.
This is primarily a permanent resident type park with 30 extra full hookup sites for RVers. What makes it very special is its closeness to Philadelphia. We visited two sets of friends who live in Fort Washington & Doylestown, outside of Philadelphia, with ease. The camp hosts were very friendly and escorted us to our site. They only take cash or check (no credit cards). The Wi-Fi connection was superb. We actually downloaded software to iTunes very quickly. The sites are concrete pads that you back into with the connections very conveniently located. They only accept full hookup units. We had a great Direct TV satellite connection. Sites also were totally level in a very quiet residential area. The park was very quiet at night. We would definitely come here again (right off of I-476 for easy access).
I agree with everything that has been written before. This campsite is tucked into a valley so it's a few miles to and from the main road. The hosts were very nice. Our complaint was their power. When we arrived, our site (27) was reading high voltage on our electrical management system read out. The host came over and tested it and agreed and switched it to the other side and all was well. The next day we came back and found that our A/C had continuously tried to kick on but kept shutting off because of a low voltage error message. We told them and they fixed it again. The next morning we had a high voltage reading again! Definitely not a good situation and especially when you are paying this kind of money.
We camped here for one night in a self-contained motor home so we can't review many items. The park definitely caters to permanent or seasonal residents but there were quite a few pull through spaces available. The front desk personnel were very nice. We were given a great spot where our Direct TV worked and also had a decent Verizon mifi signal. The spot was pretty level also. It was very quiet at night. This campsite was not far off of I-80 and we drove to the supermarket in Pioneer which was about 3 miles away. Our rate reflects a Passport America discount. We would definitely camp here again when driving by.
All was good with this campground until at 7:30 am when our power management controller detected low voltage. We unplugged our electronics and waited a few minutes but the problem continued. We ended up unplugging until we left. Our rate was Passport America.
We stayed here one night driving between Sacramento and Palm Springs. It is right off 99 with very easy access. You can reserve a spot on their website. The cashier claimed that in the future they will not be giving AAA discount but they still gave me one. The cable TV did not work, however, within one hour a handy man cleaned out the connection and installed a new connector and it worked great. The desk clerk told me to not even try to connect to the internet and I noticed even my i-phone couldn't get a connection, so don't count on that. The sites are decomposed granite which tracks into your RV constantly. They had an adorable Pottyland fenced grass area for pets. Overall, it's a great overnight stop for $25/night.
We spent two nights at this park in an ocean front spot. The view was fantastic overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We could hear the waves crashing at night with all of our windows closed. We loved this place. Sure it's an asphalt RV park but what do people expect on the bluff of the ocean a few miles south of San Francisco? There are 6-10 restaurants in very easy walking distance from the resort. We ate at Tam's Cuisine of China for Valentine dinner and it was delicious and very reasonably priced. You can catch a bus out front that takes you to a BART station and into San Francisco (or just drive to it as it accommodates RV parking). We walked south both days past the Pacific pier and were on the Coastal trail which is a lovely easy trail that parallels the ocean and goes for miles and miles. The check-in people were very friendly and provided lots of great information. The Wi-Fi worked great and was free. Would stay here again in a heart beat!
This is basically five pull-through spots in front of a permanent mobile home park. But the good news is that it is right off the I-210 freeway so it is a perfect over night stop off if driving between Palm Desert and Northern California. I called ahead and the lady asked me to put $20 cash in the mail slot of her door if I came late. When I left early in the morning, two other rigs had pulled in. You can not even put out slides as the spaces are that tight. I was able to pick up some Wi-Fi from a neighbor and quite a few TV stations came in via antenna because of being so close to Los Angeles. It was a bit noisy and absolutely no ambiance, but for a very reasonable stop-off with electric, we found it very convenient.
We were winterized so we did not use our bathroom. Parks bathroom were very clean and private. In the building closest to us, there were six bathrooms that locked that all had a shower, sink & toilet. The check-in lady was very helpful and nice. There is also a Mexican take-out stand in the check-in area called The Hole Enchilada. We walked over and took out dinner there and it was delicious and very reasonably priced. The sites were level and it wasn't crowed at all in February. Free Wi-Fi worked great at our site. Would definitely stay here again. There is gas/diesel at the check-in also - very convenient!
We were right in front of the bathroom which was great because we were winterized and could not use our water or bathroom. The bathrooms were spotless with multiple stalls and sinks in a group setting. The bathrooms were also very warm (probably 75 degrees) which felt great on such a cold night. It was a one night stay on a long drive so we did not take advantage of any sites. The view of the city from the park was spectacular. Our site was level enough to not even deploy the levelers. There was snow on the ground & our site was gravel/mud. Would definitely stay here again.