Amazing little park with only 20 sites but it is close to town with nice cable and as decent a Wi-Fi as you can get at an RV park. Paved sites but not perfectly level. Sites have nice new benches and free fire pits at the site. Easy walk to the lake. Quite a hidden gem.
We stayed at Thornhill-Broom. We love the place and dislike the people. The person next to you is either homeless or is a rig with a generator that could not care less about where the exhaust or the noise is pointed. If you want a quiet relaxing time at the ocean, this is NOT the place unless you like lawnmowers running all the time.
Certainly nice to stay among the redwoods. No fault of their's but the cell signal was non-existent. Otherwise, a nice place to stay with RVs mixed in with tents. Gas is not cheap anywhere near so fill up before you get there. No sewer hook ups but they have a nice dump station. Great staff and a unique camp store.
We liked this place! You can tell that there has been a recent ownership change as things are freshly painted and new. New electric boxes throughout, newer picnic tables and the place was spotless. Cleanest bathrooms we have seen. Not to mention that you are in the redwoods so the scenery around the campground is stunning. Places for tents as well as RV's, even the big boys can fit. Very near Felton with small restaurants and stores plus a very short drive to Santa Cruz and beach cities. We would certainly come back here again.
This is a nice place with older trees and lots of shade. KOA is doing a lot of construction here but so far the work is looking rather nice. Nicely manicured roads and large sites. Only one loop has full hook ups, but lots and lots of electric and water sites as well as tent sites. The sites are gravel based so you will have to level your rig. They have some very eclectic stuff around like the “Frog Meadow”. A section of grass that is devoted to little frog sculptures. Interesting play area for the kids and families as well. Not only did they have teepees (they call them tipi's) and in some NICE areas of the place, right near the river, but also a full play area for the kids in that section with a pillow bounce, a climbable spaceship as well as pirate ship to crawl around, a rock wall to climb and both checkers and chess in large size. (Some of the chess pieces are bigger than the kids.) There is a nice river running through the place, but a little hard to get to. Verizon cell and MiFi worked great and because we were in the full hook up right near the office, the camp wifi was outstanding. Was able to see a clubhouse area that had been redone. Looked at the showers and I've got to say, quite impressive with wood all around and what looks like newer fixtures. Of course, KOA clean as well. Peacocks are everywhere and very pretty. They make some noise but are quiet at night. From here, you have access to Ojai and Ventura so we made a stop at Andria's Seafood in the Ventura Harbor. GREAT food but get there early as a line forms quickly on a weekend lunch. We WILL be coming back to this place.
Great park and a great location! Only seconds from town. We stayed at a full hook up spot. Would have given a 10 except that we were sewer challenged with a VERY small sewer hole. There was a larger one available. but it was so far above the level of the rig that you had to play with the hose. Because of the time of year, there were very few other campers here so we had the run of the place. Very clean and very nicely kept park. We WILL be coming back! The cable TV thing was a non-issue. If you don't give back their equipment, they will charge your card, so: give it back! Also of note: we have Verizon and although the voice coverage was shaky, the data coverage worked well enough.
As far our campsite/place to stay, it has really lived up to what I was expecting and more. There are quite a few full timers here but even so, this is a QUIET park! I know there must be some kids around because I see the toys, but I have not heard a single one so far! This place is also CLEAN! I mean, the bathrooms and showers are really, really clean. No spiders, no grunge on the floors, clean toilets and no graffiti. If there is any downside, it would be that the sites themselves are gravel so you may have to level yourself out a bit. We got lucky and it worked with no boards at all, but we saw others that had to use a few to level out. Also, the services are in the back of the site, so have long hoses and cords.
Nice, old campground located in the southern end of the Los Padres National Forest. What is nice is that you are camping under some very large and old California oaks. Shady and with a “playable” stream right down the center. The downsides: Nats. Tons and tons of them! Also, some yellow jackets. We had a screen tent and that was a help, but there really was quite a few to battle with. Also, due to fire restrictions, there are NO campfires allowed, and NO BBQ's with charcoal and lighter fluid. NONE. Not much of a problem if you plan for it. Of course, a fire would have been nice to smoke the nats away. This was a totally dry campground. No water to drink and no dump station. We brought an extra 6 gal of water along with the 13 gal or so that the Tardis holds and we had plenty. Of course, we did not shower and just sort of washed up, but that was more a concern of our gray water tank than of running out of fresh water. All and all, a good place to visit in the fall, but it looks like it would be unpleasant during the summer. Also, there was word that during the summer, the locals come up and party in large numbers. So, if you go..bring water, and a screen tent.
This is an interesting place to say the least. They have their own pond/lake thing. There are a lot of residents, a few vacation home people and then us overnighters. I have to admit that is the friendliest place around! Lots of nice folks, not too noisy. The roads around here are dirt, so don't expect the best accommodations if you are used to a more luxurious style. They can handle RV's of any size, and tents too, but like many parks, the spaces for the larger rigs are limited. There is no cable, no TV, no cell phone coverage and you are lucky if you can get radio inside your rig. There is Wi-Fi, but only if you take your laptop to the bar/office area. Bring a book! The lake is interesting. It is basically a few streams built up behind a dam. But I have to say that I find it “nice”. There is catch and release fishing, paddle boats, a swim area and an area to launch water balloons into the lake at your friends and strangers. There is also: a bar! OK, so it is not a FULL bar. In fact, all they sell is beer. Still, on a hot day in August, looking over the lake and having a cold one.