We opted to dry camp here for even though we had already paid for 1 night at a private park nearby (no shade) with full hook-ups. Why? Because we wanted to camp underneath the giant redwoods! All RV spots were back-ins, no pull-throughs and tight turns. We had no reservations but asked anyways. They said to return at 8:30pm to check availability for a campsite, but overflow in the nearby parking lot was first-come, first-served. We lucked out with a spot, #25, which according to the website, only fits to 25' but our 30' fit easily. Neighbor informed us that the reason the people left for another spot was because #25 is where the noisy teens go to the nearby river at all hours and kept them up. We experienced very little traffic and were happy to be here. A busy campground but we enjoyed the magic of sleeping under the redwoods! Would stay again, but will also check nearby Albee Creek CG. One more thing: Burlington is next door to the exceptional Visitor Center. I listened in on some well-guided tours. Great exhibits and activities for kids. (Nearest dump stations were several miles north or south of the CG.)
Very friendly staff, spacious store, excellent facilities technically. The only mark against is that there isn't any shade yet, but that's only because they are new and the ornamental plum trees, etc. haven't filled out. Favorite campground with my kids because the pavement is new and smooth everywhere, which is perfect for scootering and biking! The park is right up against the redwoods.
This was great for my family of 5, including kids (ages 2-10) because we wanted a natural camping environment (no TV, pool, etc.) and the kids caught their first stream trout. Yes, we started fishing just after the Tuesday morning stock. Creekside hookups were easy for us first-timers and the staff was very helpful. Store is well-stocked. Would stay here again.