The rate noted is based on a monthly rate. The facilities are adequate and the view of the harbor, and it's wildlife, is spectacular! We would rate it higher if it were more secure. The campground is not fenced and is adjacent to public areas which are frequented by vagrants. During our stay, one of our bicycles was stolen during the night because it was not locked up. This is our first incident of campground theft, since we became RVers nine years ago. If visiting this campground, be sure to lock up everything of value!
This is an older Corp of Engineers campground remotely located in the foothills of the Central Sierra Nevada's, 35 miles east of Fresno. It is 65 miles from Sequoia NP and 95 miles from Yosemite NP. It is currently undergoing improvement, now offering 23 sites with electricity, 5 with full hookups. Site 32, not shown on the internet, is the best site in the park but is not reservable. Our rate was $15 per night for full hookup, using a National Park Access Pass. At present, the access road is steep with 2 sharp switchbacks. The entrance is gated and locked at 10 pm. The exit is not gated but is equipped with tire shredders to prevent entering. CAUTION: The exit also has a turn which is tight for Big Rigs and if a maneuver requires backing up to make the turn, tires could be punctured! It can be difficult to get around the park due to lack of signs or park maps. The park is secure and well kept. The Rangers are friendly and helpful. The scenery is beautiful, wildlife is interesting and the lake offers excellent fishing and boating. Both our AT&T cell phone and Verizon air card were spotty at best. We would definitely return here again.
We initially planned on staying a week and ended up staying 3 weeks. What a nice place to stay with beautiful views and really nice people that offer lots of things to do. They offer horseback riding (ride theirs or bring your own) with miles and miles of trails into the beautiful San Juan Mountains. You can swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, get a massage, play golf, volleyball, basketball, tennis, etc. Bring your 4 wheelers for family outings. It even offers the perfect setting to get married! They have a nice restaurant with a reasonably priced menu and delicious food. The folks that own and run this establishment are top drawer. They really go out of their way to accommodate your needs. We had a great time and would absolutely stay here again! We are fulltimer's and Echo Basin is one of the nicest places we've stayed. Our rate was the Camp Club USA rate!
We came here to experience the 2008 Christmas on the River Boat Parade and we were assured by the owners that the parade passed right in front of the RV park and that we would have a great view of the Parade. The River parade ends on the other side of the Marina so you can't even see it from this vantage point! This RV Park is a dump! Don't waste your time or money staying in here! Mostly old, run down RVs, some are rentals, one on top of the other; so close there is hardly any room to park your auto. Our drive through campsite's sewer tap had a 4" tee on it (one tap servicing 2 RVs) which was duct taped at each point to hold the lines in placed; this resulted in raw sewage leaking on the ground. There was a diverter on the water spigot (one faucet servicing 2 RVs) which resulted in pressure drops. The TV cable had a tee (one cable line servicing 2 RVs) which produced a snowy picture. The 30 amp power supply on the RV next to us was hard wired directly by splicing using wire nuts, no electrical tape so the connection was exposed. Young children driving golf carts un-supervised and running into things, un-supervised young children throwing rocks at each other around RVs with large windows. For our health and well being we would never consider staying here again: three days was too long. The only reason I gave 2 stars instead of one is because the park is located on the River which you can see if you walk 100' to see it.
Nice quiet park, only one camping loop is open in the winter. The utilities are not real user friendly due to the fact that the water and electric, in many cases are not together on the same side of the campsite but are separated so you have to get creative in hooking up services, running one under your RV. We would camp here again.