We used this park as a quiet staging area for Cactus League spring training. Without traffic, this put you 10-40 minutes from the area ballparks, which worked fine for us. The best part, logistically, was being able to avoid driving through town with the 5th wheel and being "out of town" already when we left home for California. "Kid Friendly" is a relative term, but between the pool and the lack of traffic through the park, there was more than enough room for the kids to ride their scooters/bikes, swim, toss the ball around, etc. There is only one row reserved for over nighters, or those not staying the season. This is definitely a snowbird park, but it is very accessible to those staying a week or less as well. Very friendly staff, and very flexible with us since we changed our dates a couple of times. Will stay here again when in town!
This park served as a jumping off point for our activities in the Phoenix area. It is located on the north side of town, which made it a convenient spot coming from Flagstaff. We left to go to Quartzsite from the park, so it was also convenient to the 101. The majority of the park is long-term and there are only 15-20 overnight spots, but they are wide and long pull-throughs with plenty of room to park the tow vehicle. There is no cable, but plenty of local digital channels (I think almost 30) came in on the converter. There is a lot of highway construction happening near the park, so call the office for directions. Your GPS will probably send you on a non-existent road! Would stay at again, but only as an ovenight/jumpoff stay.
I wish we could have visited here when the weather was better, because the amenities were great! The price shown is reflective of the package deal, including tickets up to the Grand Canyon. We also did the Polar Express train, so I think that the total for three nights, three tickets on the train to the Grand Canyon and three tickets on the Polar Express was around $330. I thought that was very reasonable, figuring that I commonly pay $100-$150/night on a mid-range hotel in the Bay Area and the California Coast. The laundry facility was under construction at the time that we were there, but there were still a couple of machines available. We had to get around the snow built up around our site, and we actually had to switch sites because somebody chose not go home when they were supposed to, but the sites were fairly spacious and easy to pull in and out, even with the four-foot-high snow banks. Wi-Fi was good, and showers very clean and warm. Would stay again, but probably in the spring. By the way, you can have a fire if you bring your own self-contained firepit. They just don't want fires on the ground.
We chose a Lakeview site over New Year's and felt it was definitely worth the extra money! The lake was low, so it was back aways from the site, but still a beautiful view! There were a few negatives: 1) The bathroom/shower facilty is small. Two shower stalls in the entire park is not near enough, even at this low season time. 2) The fire pits on the Lakeview sites are set right next to your sewer hookup, unless you are in a Motorhome. 3) The propane is twice as expensive as you would pay for in town. Despite those minor flaws, it was a great place to stay and very quiet, even when people started showing up for the long weekend. I hope to stay here again!
I would have rated this site higher, but for the lack of cable TV hookups. With a toddler, we get used to having cartoons and the local TV reception is almost nil. We aren't full-timers, so satellite is a hassle. Other than that, it is a clean, quite, peaceful park. The store is well-stocked with friendly service. There was a men's retreat happening while we were there, and aside from hearing there sound system during the day, their activities did not get in the way of our enjoyment, which is a tribute to the camp setup and management.
This is a great park, and probably our favorite in this area. They have lots of pull-through sites, grassy areas, and fire pits for rent in sites without permanent pits. Conveniently located to Pismo Beach and other areas, we also like to just stay at the park and relax.
This is our "backup" RV park when we are going to Pismo Beach. We just traded in our 26' travel trailer for our 36' fifth wheel and I needed a site with pull-through and plenty of room to maneuver, and I knew this would be a good park for that. The views from the top of the hill are very nice of the dunes and the surrounding area. Bathrooms are convenient, though only average in cleanliness and comfort. The family of raccoons (at least 5 of them) wandering through the park and scavenging was a bit of a turn-off, and I viewed them once chewing on a sewer line. It does get very windy, so do not plan on using your awning much. Also, can be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than surrounding parks, for better or worse. Very family-friendly.