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Clean and friendly folks

Nice short bike rides up and down hills. Kids loved it!

Secluded and beautiful

Sites over look the lake. No water, has pit toilets. Great for kayaking.

Great camping for newbies

Sweet Oaks winery campgrounds has 16 sites available for both tent camping and RV’s (no hook-ups). It’s pretty close to grocery stores and big box stores just in case you forgot some gear/supplies. They have a beautiful well-kept property with super-clean restrooms (no showers). They do have a water hose for you to fill up your tanks or Jerry cans. They didn’t allow campfires due to high fire danger though. You’ll have to bring your own fire pit setup if they ever allow them in the future. It was a beautiful walk around the vineyards but there are also hiking trails nearby. It’s off a road suitable for road bikes but there are also mountain bike trails nearby. They have equestrian activities also available for guests. We were able to get our tin top Eurovan to fit on one of their tent sites which offered a beautiful view of Temecula valley. The wine tasting room was closed due to the pandemic but you can order wine online and they will deliver to your site. One more thing, we counted about 8 hot air balloons as we had breakfast!

Very nice very quiet

Manual and his wife the camp host's are very very nice people making rounds very often , spoke to them many times during the three nights we stayed super quiet at night some wild life can be seen , some slips has a water riser for the trailer or what ever needed , we will be back on a regular basis , manual even brought us the fire wood we bought i didnt even half to go pick it up , the river just a little ways from the park good fishing from what i here

very beatiful

You should stay here for several days.

My favorite road!!!

This rod is hands down a campers fairy tail. There are over 100 campsites along this road all first come first serve. The PCT comes through this section of mammoth so there are, and I’m not kidding, hundreds upon hundreds of campsites. As you drive along this road, every 10 seconds you will pass a dirt road. Each dirt road has multiple campsites! Don’t get discouraged if one person is at the beginning of the road, that’s often the only people out there!

Fantastic clean

Really great park camping. Great for kids to ride around in the campground. Big campground. Trees. Stars ok cause of large awesome trees. 2 minutes from park store and post office stuff. Clean. Easy in and out. Not sure about great big rv’s. It as long as your maneuverable in a typical national park visitor center type are then you should be ok in campground.

Epic

I expected to be miserable here. Not one tree and no grass. But, we ended up staying the entire summer.

The morning after we arrived I was able to take in the majesty of the landscape over morning coffee and I was hooked. There is grass, but the kind you find in grasslands, the river is home to an entire ecosystem bustling with life.

This is in the heart of BLM land and open range cattle wander by nearly every day. They even wander through the camp now and then. At night you will hear the coyote pack celebrating a meal a couple times a week (sad for the little calf’s, but such is life)

If you have off road toys and/or love to fish you will be at home. The trials just go on forever.

There is a general store with a lot of what you need in a pinch. We went to the vons in mammoth weekly for shopping and to load up the truck with logs to cut into firewood.

The cell service here is AMAZING. We were spoiled and able to work from here without one glitch.

Curfew is enforced for generators, but some spaces are pretty big so late night talking around the fire is totally oaky.

I don’t think I would have ever left if they didn’t close for the winter in September. We did encounter one of the strangest rainstorms I’ve ever seen! Peep the video to see for yourself.

We were here during the creek fire, so some of our pix and vids are fairly Smokey

Oh! Can’t forget, there is a beautiful geological site nearby too. Must see.

Trees and a creek

Site 38

There are power and water hookups at this camp but we stayed on a dry site because we have solar.

The sites range in size. All of them good for RV’s but plenty of people only use them for tents. Each site has grass and backs into a little creek. It’s a very busy place, and while the sites aren’t ‘tight’ you will hear your neighbors and they will hear you. The 10pm curfew is enforced by the owner who lives on site.

There is a little general store but, not as plentiful as the other campgrounds owned by this family. The best thing about this campsite is the pump out service offered by Bishop RV rentals, even to trailers he hasn’t rented out.