We visited this camp ground on a hunting trip, very quit and peaceful. Very few people around during this part of the year. The store had very little to offer also do to the end of the season and getting close to closing for the winter. Mangers where very helpful with any questions. Camp sites are very big and roomy with tables and fire rings. Would add that there is no C-phone service but a pay phone near the office/store, be advise that long distance and collect call charges are outrageously high. $35.00 for a 4 min. call. Would return again.
I was really looking forward to visiting this RV park with all the reviews I read. But, it was a trip from hell. They did not inform us that we would NOT have one of the full hook up secluded spots and instead was placed in the group or over flow area around the restroom/laundry and meeting room. There was a soccer competition in town it appeared, from all the soccer players in the over flow/group area. The young boys and girls would cut through our camp site and hang out by the bathrooms and talk and yell at each other. Even the adults from this group would come through our camp site. This went on past quite time and started up at 5:30 AM. No manners and rude people ruined a our first trip to northern Calif. We might try this campground again, but we will asked more questions before we come here. Over all the camp grounds full hook up secluded sites did look inviting.
Very nice camp ground. Be aware that there are different parts to this camp ground. Numbered areas are black top camping with electricity and water, and tent camping in the trees. Lettered camp spaces are full hook up in the trees. Also, if looking for full hook up make sure you ask for a space away from the main high way. This camp ground is nice for a base camp to see and visit the surrounding area. Over all a very nice and clean camp ground, we will indeed come back again.
The park is in the older part of town, and it is right next to Hwy 101. But if you need to stay in Santa Barbara its self, its very covenant. If your looking for a camping experience do not stay here. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. If I had to come to Santa Barbara and had no transportation I would stay here (no toad) bus line close by. If not I would stay north or south of town at one of the state beach camp grounds.
Nice campground. Prime RV sites are R-32,R-31 and R-30, these are right on the river. Sites are close but plenty of room for slide outs and awnings. RV sites R-1 through R-19 are back to back camp sites. There are no fire pits in the RV section of the camp ground but there are in the tent section. All sites have tables. They have 20 tent camp sites that are right on the river. We visited this camp ground on Memorial weekend, and it was full with families and there was plenty to do with swimming pool, volley ball court, horse shoe pits, tether ball polls. There is a beach for swimming and plenty of spots for fishing.
This camp ground is a good base camp to go see Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Kodachrome Basin State Park and Capitol Reef National Park. We stayed there in March and saw rain and snow at this camp ground. The dirt/gravel roads turn into a muddy and slick goo. But that's why its called camping. The trees are not a big problem for big rigs using the pull thru sites. They have WiFi but the signal is a weak one, but we could us it. Staff are helpful if you want info on local sights to see. We would stay there again because it centrally located and it a well maintained KOA.
Your in the Red Woods and the river runs through the camp ground. There are approximately 35 electric and water sites. Roads are narrow but I managed to maneuver with my 32 foot Class A in the dark. Very few site would handle a big rig over 35 Ft. If your wanting to use your satellite dish, pick sites 66 or 24 both give you a view of the southern sky. Lots of woods to tent camp in and some tent camp site along the river. They also offer tent cabins for rent.
My rating is basted on the view and relaxation value. Just north of Ventura on Highway 101 take the Seacliff Dr. exit and go south. The county of Ventura has taken old Calif. State highway 1, and turned it into camping spots. Your rig must be fully self contain due to no utilities or bathrooms. You camp right on the road next to the beach and enjoy the view and serenity.