This park is a good distance from the highway, so it is quiet, but the long gravel road to access the park is quite dusty. There are also lots of flies, but consider that it is in the middle of a working cattle ranch. Some sites are spacious and easy to connect to hookups. Others are awkwardly perched on a hump. The common areas are planted with nice flowers, and there are many grassy areas including a play area and swim beach. The ground is riddled with squirrel/gopher holes, and there are many lava rocks, so watch your step. The bath/shower rooms are in need of repair. The ladies' room had mirrors that were cracked and taped, peeling paint in the showers, and rusting fixtures. The roof also was rotting, and the windows covered in dusty cobwebs. The fire rings are crumbling. This park needs some repair, but the location is nice.
If you can traverse the steep and harrowing road to Shelter Cove, the reward is the nearly 180* view of the Pacific Ocean from the RV park. The owner and hosts were friendly and accommodating, generous with firewood, and entertained us with fishing stories and the local color. Located next to the airstrip, the view is unobstructed and only occasionally interrupted by small aircraft. We saw whales spouting from our campsite! The lighthouse park and the Shelter Cove black-sand beach are short walks from the park. The park includes an on-site deli and store with great fish and chips and cinnamon rolls. The laundry room could use a new washer/dryer as the salt air has taken its toll on the old appliances.
The beach is just a short walk over a dune from the campground and Wages Creek flows through the park. We happened to be there over Mother's Day and the local Fire Dept held its annual rubber duck race and BBQ on site. It was a lot of fun to see the community spirit and it made our stay more memorable. This campground has nice grounds and beach access, but the buildings look tired. We didn't use the bathroom/shower facilities. The service hookups were not conveniently placed within the pad, but we made it work. It's pricey, but the location is unique and convenient to Ft. Bragg.
The park is in a secluded, treed setting with easy I-5 access and none of the freeway noise. The sites were nice, though some leveling was required. There was no camp host to be found, but we were pre-paid and arrived late so it was no problem. The bathrooms were deplorable; dirty, substandard, and in disrepair. Frankly, they should just be bulldozed and replaced. Good thing we had a self-contained trailer. It would be terrible for tent campers.
Owned and managed by friendly and personable staff that assisted us immediately upon check-in and helped guide us through setup. (The sites are huge!) We were provided maps of the nearby waterfalls, lakes, and trails as part of our welcome packet. They host Saturday and Sunday morning kaffeeklatsches and Saturday night campfires with hotdogs and s'mores at the big fire circle along with live entertainment. By the end of our stay we felt like part of the family. The big bonus is that they don't tolerate rude or unruly guests, so the atmosphere is relaxed, safe, and family-friendly.