There was so much to do here that we didn't even take a planned side trip into Solvang. The drive up from Santa Barbara wasn't *that* bad if you're taking your time. Lots of trails, space, and shore to explore. Nice play structure for the kids. Saw a sign for a dog park, and there's a laundry facility on the campground map. Rented a boat and cruised the lake. Site was completely level. Minus one for general wear and tear, and minus one for fireproof firewood at the store.
We've stayed here ten or so times, but never so close to Christmas. The place was about a third full. They even let us stay several hours past checkout for no charge since nobody had reserved our site. They also let us get a second parking pass for $5 per day, even though it was the weekend. The staff was super friendly as usual and the place continues to be well-maintained. My young kids LOVE the winter berm. Other families brought snow sleds to ride the hill. And the youth center had a free Christmas carnival with snow, bouncers, and crafts. If you park at the north end of the park, you still get a good view of the ocean. As usual, it'll be closed in January for upgrades and maintenance. We'll be back again and again.
This was our second visit. This time we picked site #4 for its seclusion and space. The state continues the nice upgrades. The handicap sites #1, 2 have shade shelters, nice restroom, and even a hose-friendly spigot. Handicap #6 is nice as well. They're adding yet another handicap site up near the cliffs. The handicap sites are well-suited for a Class C or smaller. The dump station was open on Sunday Oct. 20th for a "trial run" from 9 to 5 or so. Fifteen dollar fee to dump, but I didn't take advantage of it, nor did anybody else it from what I saw. We really enjoyed the weekend and we will return.
We had Site 53 right on the river. It, and the two sites to each side, is wide enough to park sideways so the front door faces the river. Very hot, but the shade and excellent swimming hole kept us cool. No Verizon service in Three Rivers or anywhere else in or around the Sequoias. All mapping services we checked gave us good directions. Just keep a watchful eye as you approach the entrance so you don't pass by and have to turn around. Staff was ever-friendly and helpful. We loved our stay and hope to return.
Ladies at check-in were friendly and helpful, even when dealing with the difficult people in front of us. Great pool facilities! Sites are plenty big, and not too off-level. I checked Yes for Pull Through sites because if you park in the southern Overnighters and Groups section, it's pretty empty so you can drive through a neighboring spot. The drive into Palm Springs is an easy drive, so it doesn't seem so long. Quiet at night. Full-timers and residents are friendly. Above average dog park. Would love to return.
Big thanks to the camp host who posted the earlier review. As stated, this is the last camp to fill up. Tried Jumbo and Belle but they were long since full. Spring Break is no different than any other peak weekend. Campers show up on Thursday evening to grab a spot. Most of them leave Sunday morning. Our 29 footer fit in one of the back in spots with room on the side for our truck. Nice and quiet, even though full. Great hiking. Hope to return again to Jumbo or Belle for easier access to boulder climbing for the kids.
This is our third or fourth stay here. They're closed each January for upgrades. The asphalt has been resealed. The back row and the north half of the middle row have new power pedestals. This site and beach are the most well-maintained of any we've seen in SoCal. Far better than state beaches. The winter berm is up, but on our last day, they were flattening it for the annual Grunion Run. We'll definitely be back.
This was our second stay here. Couldn't get a front row, so ended up in the back row, within 50 feet of busy Pacific Coast Highway. Daytime traffic is quite noisy – especially the world's loudest Harleys that routinely cruise the highway. Night time traffic is quite a bit better. The lack of sewer hookups is disappointing. We prefer another park, but it's closed in January. Bathrooms are moderately clean, but chilly. Site water started off pretty rusty, but cleared up after 20 or so gallons. Hosts and neighbors are as nice as can be, and the dog beach a mile away is fantastic. We'll only be back if nothing else is available.
We booked a pull through site, but the neighbor's fully extended awning left no room for our slide out. The office gave us a free upgrade to a premium site since there were no other pull throughs available. One of the staff helped guide us out of our old spot and into the new spot. Everybody on staff was friendly and we had a good stay. Wi-Fi was sketchy on our iPad, and unusable and/or unreachable on our iPhones. Since we have a Disneyland parking pass, we parked in the Toy Story lot, making it very convenient to go to Disneyland. It's an easy walk, but not when carrying a sleeping four year-old home at the end of a long day.
This was a great weekend trip. We got here at 10am on Saturday and there were many good sites available, so we took #12. At sundown, there were still several good sites available. Our site was fairly level from side to side, but was sloped down to the front. Water faucets and dumpsters at each pit toilet area. Dump station is still closed. Kids loved climbing around. Great view of the night sky! We enjoyed this much more than our trip to Black Rock at Joshua Tree.
Booked a last minute spot for our second visit. Site #1 opened up and that was the only beach front site. Better than middle or back rows because we wanted the view, but far too much foot traffic outside our window for our liking. Well-run and well-maintained area. Went to Kevaccino’s for lunch and smoothies and enjoyed it. We’ll be back next month in a different front-row site.
Stayed here to visit relatives in Vista. The staff was friendly and checkin was very easy. $1/night/dog. Site was spacious and easy to back in to. Lots of great trails in the park for walking, and two nearby playgrounds. Dump station was easy to use with no line. The restrooms were average, but clean. Not much privacy in the showers, but they were free with hot water.
This is a very spacious park in a great setting. The only downsides are the freeway and frequent low water pressure. If you’re not in a site near near the river and far from the freeway, the noise is excessive. We experienced sub-30psi water pressure frequently, probably due to sprinklers being run. The office staff during check-in was outstanding (a married couple?), and the checkout person was ok. $10 deposit for the gate card if you plan to drive out and return. The east section is closed for a sewer line project next to the freeway and should reopen in December. We probably won’t return since it was a local getaway and there are other parks we prefer.
This was our second visit here, so we opted for a hilltop site in the A loop. As it was a last minute trip, I called Friday morning and found that a spot had opened up. It didn’t have much of a view, but it had enough room for our trailer, truck and car. The pool isn’t heated and it’s very chlorinated, but it was good enough for a quick swim for the kid. Saw lots of bunnies and several skunks. We fared better against the ants this time. We’ll go back, but will plan better to get a better view site.
We *loved* our stay! We came for the Temecula Balloon Festival. Skinner got fogged in, so the launches were very close to Tucalota. All the staff members were very helpful and friendly, even the gentleman who answered the phone after 9 PM when we were stuck in the festival parking lot and needed Tucalota to keep the gate open a little late for us. Stayed in D5, the widest site in the place. Our site was 30 amps and the breaker tripped while we ran electric water heater and A/C to cool down a high 80s day. Switched to gas water heater while AC cooled the trailer, then back to electric. No problems after that. Many great trails to for the family and dog to explore. Great swimming pool. Wi-Fi showed up in pool area, but required a password, so we didn’t try it. Price reflects festival weekend rate.
Oceanfront hookup sites are pretty short. Our 29 footer barely fit. No wonder it’s labeled as a 24 foot site. Lots of locals use this place for quick getaways to relax and party. The noise dies down at about 10 PM. Great dog beach at the south end. Bull Taco has excellent food. Good market. This is my wife’s new favorite campground.
We returned to Campland since we really enjoyed it over Christmas vacation. The place was pretty quiet and empty during the week, but filled up quite a bit for the weekend. It was still pretty quiet with very few people playing outdoor music. The Supersite had their music turned up late one night but turned it off at 10pm on the dot. We love the dog park and my three-year old had a great time and even made a friend. We’ll definitely return.
We came here to do some stargazing. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy and rainy weekend. I did luck out one morning at 4am during daddy duty when I stepped outside and got a great view of the night sky with a new moon. The wind was really strong, jostling our trailer and upending some neighboring tents. The strong winds also prevail on the roads leading here. Everybody was friendly and the scenery was great. Sites are far from level. Once was enough for us.
I visited this park to see if it’d be a good place to camp. I walked nearly the entire park with my dog and found it pretty bland. It’s well taken care of and the staff is friendly. It even has a laundry facility. Upon arrival, I noticed the cow smell so often mentioned, but it became less noticeable over time. The south loop is pretty peaceful with the southern most sites facing a large empty field. The drone of civilization is constant, with helicopters, planes, and other miscellaneous machinery. If you want a basic spacious park to stay in, this is it.
After hearing many people rave about Bolsa Chica, we tried it out. Not having a sewer hookup is a big inconvenience, as we don’t have a large grey tank. The winning feature for us is the dog beach a short walk down the coast. Plenty of space for our slide out and awning. The hosts were both very nice and let us check in a half hour early. Great view of the ocean, though the beach is pretty steep into the water and beyond. A fair bit of traffic noise from PCH just outside the park. Though this is a nice location, we prefer Dockweiler (kiddos love the jets).
We stayed here because we wanted to be on the sand. The winter sand berm is up, but we were at the north end so we could still see water to the north of the berm. Our three year old loved climbing the berm. First jets flew over at about 4am, then all day. The girl loves the jets, so that was a plus. It’s a beautiful beach and was relatively quiet. Got an occasional whiff of the sewage treatment plant across the street, like someone left their sewer hookup open. We’ll definitely return, as this is the only beachfront site around with *full* hookups.
We really liked this place. We got an awesome spot (F29) right next to the roomy dog park which our dog loved. All staff members were very friendly as were the campers. It has all the amenities we’d ever need and a great location. We stayed in the days between Christmas and New Years and it was pleasantly peaceful. We’ll come back again.
Stayed here for a few days to fully enjoy Disneyland, rather than commute from home. Check in was easy, and a staff member guided us into our spot. Spots are pretty level, though some have a dip across the middle where they did electrical work and re-poured cement. This may make leveling a TT difficult if your axle lines up in the dip. Plenty of room for the slide out, but I didn’t park far enough over to give the awning enough room to extend before reaching neighboring slide out. Very clean facility, and the staff was friendly. No hassle to add an extra day onto our stay. My medium dog loved the dog park (no leash required, lots to smell). Twenty minute walk to Disneyland. We’ll stay here again for future overnight.
We got here a day early and was able to get our same site. Cash or check at front booth (we paid CC through ReserveAmerica for our scheduled nights). We stayed in #67 which is on the north end, but it’s shorter than the other rows, so our TT barely fit perpendicularly. It’s a great location except for some freeway noise. Very easy access to the beach via a 5-10 minute walk. Some train noise, but a fair amount of thunderous artillery from Camp Pendleton. A little on the expensive side for a basic site. We’d stay again in warmer weather.
Our first stay in our own trailer. We got a site right on the lake and enjoyed the view and location. We saw random skunks quite often at night and tons of bunnies at the upper sites. Yes, there are many full-timers with clutter. Their clutter didn’t bother us. We didn’t use the restrooms, but checked them out for reference and were not impressed. We paid for two nights and got one night free. Unfortunately, the ants found the marshmallows I foolishly left open in a cabinet. We lost the ant battle and went home a day early. It’s a great local getaway and we’d like to go back.
Our first RV experience. Stayed in a friend’s travel trailer she keeps stored on location. Staff was very friendly and had no noise issues. We lucked out and got a “creek side” location at the north end. Our dog enjoyed all the walking: especially her time on the beach. Will definitely go back now that we’ve been bitten and got our own TT.