This is an older COE campground. We reserved site 14 with electric only. The only 3 sites with full hook ups are "walk-up" only, meaning first-come basis. We stayed in 14 for 4 days then switched to site 8 which does have full hook-ups and a beautiful view of the lake. It was very quiet and peaceful and the camp-host/kiosk attendant was very friendly. I was a little apprehensive about the steep climb getting back to the main highway but my coach pulled it fine. However, other than the 5 days of unexpected thunderstorms and rain (not their fault) they did find 5 rattle snakes in a few other campsites. So beware if you camp here. We will definitely camp here again.
We have been camping here for over 25 years and have seen many positive changes. We have a 35' class A and this time camped in space A9 Anacapa. We love it here because although you're in the middle of the city, you don't feel it. The staff has gotten stricter in recent years but I guess thats typical of all CA state parks as they are facing budget issues and have to enforce more rules. Most of the sites are very spacious, with restrooms within very close proximity. The camp ground is pretty quiet during the week and louder on weekends, but aren't they all. We will definitely come back next year and the year after, etc.
This was our first time here. We chose it because it came highly recommended by my aunt and uncle who have camped here for years. The park is very clean and quiet. It looks as though it was originally an adults only park but are now trying to attract families by having daily 'kid' activities posted on a monthly calender. I guess this would be good if I still had children at home. We reserved our site 6 months in advance so were delighted to be assigned to a fantastic premiere end site with lots of morning shade. The staff is friendly, the store well equipped, the pool and spa clean large and clean, the weight room clean and spacious, and the park is within pretty close driving distance to all San Diego attractions including Mexico, if you so desire. We will definitely stay here again.
This is the first time we stayed here. It is a California State Park so getting a reservation is almost impossible, however, with that said we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All the RV sites are big roomy pull-throughs with enough room for an extra vehicle and a tent. The fresh clean ocean air is fabulous. The restrooms and showers are immaculate and the staff we encountered were very nice. The only draw back is the very steep, long walk to and from the beach as the campground is way up on the bluff/cliff. The view is incredible but the walk down to the beach is not.
I have been rv'ing for about 20+ years and this is THE BEST rv park I've ever stayed in. It is a virtual paradise in the middle of the Nevada desert. Shade trees, lake, swim lagoon, pool, casino, restaurant with all-you-can-eat buffet 3 times a day and plenty of roomy, grassy rv sites. The staff, in particular, Rochelle, was fantastic and very accommodating. We checked in on Wednesday not knowing they were full up for the weekend, and even though we had to move sites on Friday, they were able to give us a site for the weekend. Except for no cable TV (local channels from antenna were ok) and a $3.99 per day Wi-FI, we loved it. This was the first time we had ever been here and we will definitely be back, and will probably bring others too.
This park looks good at check in, however, it was a NIGHTMARE. First, we were 'forced' to take an expensive end site @ $43 a night even though the place only had about 12 of the 200+ sites filled, and I requested a cheaper site. Then, no cable tv and almost no reception on the local 5 channels. We had to go to the bar/bowling alley to watch our shows and the noise level from the 6 lanes drowned out the tv. But to top off our night of horror, when we left the clubhouse/bar/bowling alley/swimming pool area, we were confronted with cockroaches galore. All the way back to our campsite they were everywhere. Our campsite as, well, was INFESTED with COCKROACHES. I barely made it through the night. The staff did refund our money from the 5 night stay we had prepaid. Frankly, I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this in these reviews. I will NEVER stay here again!
This campground is very clean and well maintained. The staff at check was very polite and friendly. The WI-FI was very easy to use and readily available when accessed. Although the campground was not fancy, it is a very nice place to stay en route. We will definitely stay here again.
Our poor rating is largely due to the extremely bad attitude we got from the check in clerk. Even though we had reservations but were given a site way back in the back lot in the dirt, the site was so narrow our door literally hit the next RV's sewer connection. When we complained we were told the 100+ open sites up front were all booked. I asked if we could have reserved a certain site number and were told no, first come first served which made no sense to me, I was standing there, had reservations, couldn't have reserved a certain site but the open sites were all reserved ?? We had to stay 3 nights because of other commitments, when we left many of the open up front sites remained unused. We will never stay here again, period!
We always camp here when we go to Solvang, they've remodeled some of the sites, we got one of the new pull-throughs, which even though a little pricey was very nice. We've stayed here numerous times and each time they have been very busy, I highly recommend call ahead reservations. The store has very limited supplies but the staff is very friendly. We will definitely stay here again. One last recommendation, on the road to Solvang you must eat at AJ Spurs, they have the best steaks.
Other than the problem of actually getting a reservation through the state system, this campground is GREAT. Its a family friendly campground right in the middle of town that feels like you're out in the wild. Walk to the beach day or night, campfire in the fire rings at night, ride your bikes all around the 4 campgrounds or through town or get in your car and enjoy Carpenteria or Santa Barbara. The Palms Restaurant in Carp is a MUST and Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara can't be missed. We have been coming to this Carpenteria campground for over 20 years and absolutely LOVE IT, we will definitely be back time and time again.
We stayed here 3 nights and it was as expected. We didn't call the county in advance for reservations so we had electric only (our fault, all the full hookups were taken). It is in the middle of the desert so it was hot and dusty, however, the ghost town was a delight, the campground was kept up very well and everyone we encountered from check in to check out was extremely polite and well mannered. The only draw back was the wind and that wasn't the campgrounds fault, that was an act of God. We'll stay here again.