We came during mud season, so the campground was almost empty. The staff was very friendly and our site was comfortable. We loved walking around the campground and taking the free Steamboat bus into town directly from the campground. The playground was great for our son and the park was very dog friendly and laid back. We would love to come back in the summer, we hear that it is very popular and books well in advance. The location can't be beat and the weekly rate of $240 was a great value.
This park was so amazing. We really enjoyed being nestled in the redwoods, and we were able to walk into Henry Cowell State Park (by crossing a shallow stream -- I wish they had a little footbridge or a log or something), which was great for easy hiking. The park is small and you feel tucked into a forest. It is very kid and pet friendly. The staff was all very nice. The weekly rate of $300 (off-season) was very reasonable for this park. The clubhouse and other facilities are recently remodeled. The park was sold out most of our stay, so we feel lucky we were able to get a week on fairly short notice. A lot of guests were locals who come several times a year, so you know it's a great place. We can't wait to come back again next time we are passing through.
The good part about this park is the pool area. It has several hot pools and a normal pool. There are ducks and fish in a pond and various birds to look at. It is great for families in that way. The bad is the spaces. They are so narrow and close together that we had to re align several times to be able to get our slides out and open our sewer door. When another 40' coach parked next to us, we couldn't both have our awnings out at the same time. Some of the full time residents made us uncomfortable, but others were very friendly. The park was really loud on the weekend days and evenings, but this was a holiday weekend. My biggest complaint though is the nightly rate. The weekly rate was reasonable, but $50 for these tiny spots is really out of whack. We would grudgingly stay here again, but only because so few parks in this area are kid-friendly.
We got a great $310 weekly off-season rate (+$5 each dog fee, one time) and loved this park so much that we extended a second week. There are great walking paths all around the park and it's close to all of the museums and parks San Diego has to offer. The staff is friendly and the security is great. The sites are close together and there is no pool. The Wi-Fi is painful at peak hours, but most of the time it's okay and it's free (no TengoInternet here!). We can't wait to come back next winter.
This park was reasonably priced and well maintained. We enjoyed the pool and the long dog walk section. It's close to local attractions, including a giant playground across the river. The spots are pretty close together but are well shaded. They have one row of pull-through sites. There is a per night dog fee, which is offset by the Good Sam discount. The primary detractors are that it has a lot of highway noise and there is no Wi-Fi.
We loved it here! The sites are spacious and the rangers and hosts are very friendly. We loved hiking right from the campground and watching the sunsets and the moonrises. There was good Verizon and ATT signal. The park is close to shopping and food when you want to get away. The only downside was that the dogs were only allowed on a few hiking trails because of the national forest land.
Very laid back with a mix of long term and one-night guests. The Good Sam discount and weekly prices are good. The pool is nice, although we wished there was a playground or grassy area for kids. The park is right next to the great bike/walk path that continues for miles in both directions, great for the dogs. The spots are close together. The laundry rooms are clean and modern, didn't use the bathrooms or showers. The construction on the bridge is now done, so the park is easy to access.