This is popular summertime park, but the showers and restrooms were closed when we stayed here mid-November. The grass pull-through sites start getting soft when the rainy season begins, so leveling our 5th wheel was more difficult than usual. We thought the park was priced too high for the amenities available during off-season, but the park is mostly quiet and well-shaded. Gravel-delivery trucks might awaken a light sleeper during early morning hours.
This is a very well maintained, quiet park near the river, just outside of Portland. We have stayed here twice and enjoyed the park each time. Landscaping on the back-ins near the river is lovely, and the birds and squirrels seemed happy to be living in the area. No pool or exercise facility, but there is a nice place to walk and enjoy the scenery. Getting into the park is a bit tight (down the short steep hill with a tight turn at the end) and might be challenging for a 45' motorhome, but our 32' fifth-wheel had no problems. Note: "car" GPS routing takes you through some tight streets in a residential district, so I recommend you use "truck" routing instead.
The only reason we're not rating this park a 10 is that the pool is not heated and there currently is no spa (one is planned for late summer, I believe). I should mention that the RV park is only a block away from a "water park". Sites are wide and tree-covered, and landscaped very nicely; the park is well-sheltered from freeway noise, and it is maintained "to the nines". Restrooms are gorgeous, and are fully tiled; pedestal sinks top off the decorator's touch. Concrete pads make leveling a cinch. Siting my satellite antenna was a bit tricky due to the extensive tree cover (shade would be very welcome here during summer months!). We'll be sure to stay here any time we're in the neighborhood again.
This park is very well run. The volunteers keep this place as neat as a pin. It's a very popular park for locals to camp at during holidays, so you will need to reserve far in advance if you wish to stay during those times. Wi-Fi was excellent and "free." (The overnight rates seem high, but since Wi-Fi is included then maybe they're not so bad.) The park is very close to shopping, San Diego attractions (1/2 hour away), and the coast. It's easy to spend a month or more here. There is some noise during the day from the nearby USMC air base, and occasionally the air traffic continues into the evening hours (night qualifications, probably), but this never was a problem for us. We really liked this park.
This is an older park, but it is being maintained adequately. The campground host was very helpful. There is some disparity between the name in TrailerLife directory and the campground's website versus the park signage you actually will see when you drive up. Either it is *becoming* "Sacramento Shade RV Park", or it *used to be* called that, but as of today's date (4/2008) it is "Oak Haven RV Park". Although the park is close by the highway, the park is actually pretty quiet. VERY convenient access to downtown Sacramento, Old Town, and Arden Mall. This park seems oriented more to full-time residents than transient RV'ers.
It is a shame to see a once-nice campground being run into the ground, with inadequate funding being spent on maintaining and upgrading. The new owners are trying hard, I believe, but their standards may not the same as typical American expectations. Also should mention that it might be OK to camp here in summer months, but the shower/restroom was barely heated in January, so wear your sweatsuit to the showers! The pool is seasonal, there's no spa.
This is the best place we've stayed at in our two years of RV'ing. Volleyball, water volleyball, three pools and three spas (different temperatures), golf putting green, eight billiard tables, activity rooms -- you name it this resort has it. Everyone is friendly and the customer service is wonderful. Our only gripe was the sometimes sketchy wi-fi performance (Tengo, which we've used elsewhere and found it to be excellent).
It's very refreshing to experience an RV park with exceptional facilities and service! This park is well-managed, to say the least. The DG (decomposed granite) surface was not a problem for us, since there is grass and a concrete pad to the side of every site. The restaurant on site is excellent. Workout room is small, but the equipment is top-notch and brand new. In fact, everything is new (park is one year old). Our only complaint (and the reason we're not giving it a 10) was highway noise -- it seemed louder at night, probably due to the wind direction. We highly recommend this park, even it you go a bit out of your way to stay here.