This park (camping and day use) is closed and will be for a minimum of several more months due to a fire last year. Pfeiffer Falls and all hiking trails in the area are also closed. (I did not stay at the park since it is closed, and the 1 rating is only to alert you not to go to this park without confirming it is re-opened.)
A very nice desert state park with immaculate bathrooms. While other parks were full, this park still had a few spots available even over the weekend. The interstate is visible in the distance, but we did not hear any traffic noise (very unusual since some traffic noise is heard at almost all campgrounds). It was very peaceful and relaxing with a view of mountains all around. We spend 3 nights and enjoyed our stay.
This is one of the nicest parks we have seen. It is immaculate and well maintained. The pool was warm enough to swim on a mid-50's winter day, and was very clean. The bathrooms were also clean and did not smell. My two sons loved the foosball and pool table (free to play) in the rec room. The neighborhood felt very safe and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The sites all have concrete pads with gravel around them, but there are lots of shrubs and flowers. We saw no ants; we stayed for 2 nights. The excellent rate (just 25 miles from the San Diego beaches) was the Passport America rate for 3 people. We highly recommend this park.
I can see why this park has mixed reviews. We are in the A section, which has water and electric only with shorter sites, but it is less crowded, more secluded, and very close to the pools. (The pools are warm enough to swim in 50 degree weather.) This park is in an ideal location in downtown San Diego, but well off the interstate, and with a passport America rate, the price is unbelievable. They also allow use of the rate up to 10 days if space is available. We stayed 9 days (the rate was $26 for weekend nights). The pools and spas are beautiful and spotlessly clean; the bay beach is nice. Our section of the park has large trees and is nicely landscaped. It has a very nice playground, and the bathrooms are nicely heated and clean. The downside is that the spots are very close, and while we have had a wonderful time, I imagine it would be unpleasant and noisy if the park was crowded.
The rate is for an electric and water site, full hookups are more. This is a typical KOA, but the staff was very friendly. It is far west of Phoenix, but welcomes children among many in the Phoenix area that are adult only parks. We stayed just one night. The pool was closed (it had rained) and the hot tub, while open, was crowded.
In a city with lots of RV parks for adults only, this park welcomed us to stay overnight with our children. It is nothing special and the bathrooms were not heated, but is a nice place for an overnight stop.