If it had some shade and better store facilities I would give it a 10 because compared to the rest of the RV parks available in the Verde Valley, Distant Drums is a mansion and the others are tract houses. We have tried most of the other parks, because of DD's locale to the freeway and no shade, but should have been staying here all along. Could not hear any freeway noise and with the pool and other facilites, our grandkids loved it. Will never stay anywhere else in the Verde Valley!
Not much bad you can say about one of the best parks in California. Some people have previously discussed train noise, but it didn't bother us at all. Glad that Sunland bought the park, so not much chance it will be torn down now. Great staff and awesone facilities!
Just a great park in Bakersfield with fairly easy on/off from State Hwy 99. Good grass coverage between sites but a little sprinkler work looked to be in order to me. Maybe they hadn't repaired them all from the winter, although Bakersfield did get quite a bit of rain this year. Ag base type gravel on the RV parking area and then a nice concrete patio. Big drawback however is the dearth of picnic tables. Did not see a lot but the ones they did have looked to used by long term people. Good thing we had our own portable table. On site restaurant is about one of the best places to eat in Bakersfield. I had a Fillet that was mouth watering and you could almost cut it with my fork. Great bar area with Micro Brew beer from Bakersfield's own microbrewery. Bathrooms are awesome as is the heated pool and spa. Free coffee and newspapers in the morning. Great! Camping Word and Stiers RV right down the street for repairs and supplies. I would recommend this park to anybody traveling through the central valley.