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A Beautiful Treasure

This is by far one of my absolute favorite campgrounds in the Northern California area I have been coming here since I was a child. I love to camp here the prices are a bit high for camping, but handicapped discounts can be obtained. My mother has used the disabled pass for years giving quite the discount its very much appreciated to those who dont get to wake up in good health every day and thankfully get a little bit of a break on the price. I use to shower and camp here alot honestly even when I was homeless. The showers take quarters and have hot water most of the time. The showers are very big its actually quite peaceful and nice.The shower rooms have very high ceilings with thicker glass windows way up high as well. Almost like a spa experience if you ask me. Although i did get hit with a cold shower one time here during the winter. Quite unpleasant haha. Another fun fact is the big sinks outside the showers usually have little frogs in them. There is also quite a large squirrel population, which the campgrounds ask you not to feed, because the population will get even bigger upsetting the balance of everything there. Plus our foods arent good for their teeth or overall health anyways. The lake itself is beautiful! If not camping overnight i love to get a day pass and just hang out on the beach! Its a great family friendly area. I suggest staying on the main beach with the provided lifejacket area if with children as the other rock areas near the beach suddenly can drop off underwater very deep. Before i was a mother i would camp and swim out here for weeks during the summer. There wasnt alot of people and im very happy to say not a party area thankfully this makes the campgrounds so much more enjoyable. I litterly was given a waring ticket one time here because a helicopter spotted me with a mikes hard lemonade when i was 25 which was then followed by rangers driving up to me on the beach. Annoying but totally understandable now as I am older i understand. And like i said way nicer without all the partys or party people and garbage etc you can actually relax and enjoy nature here now. Plus its much more safer. And obviously no one should be drinking and swimming or operating a boat as a few summers ago some men died drinking and driving a watercraft after being knocked unconscious when the boat crashed and drowning Very tragic and unfortunate and sad. The lake is very beautiful my grandmother said during her divorce to her husband that passed away from cancer she would come to the lake during the day and just watch the lake from the beach. Its also fun to explore during the dry months when the lake recedes you can find rocks and driftwood etc. Shells. One more tip. I did one summer go collecting wood for a fire and not knowing that poison ivy was common in this campgrounds ended up unknowingly collecting alot of it setting it in the fire pit and the combination of the poison ivy branches and smoke covered my entire body in a very itchy painful rash for a couple weeks i would not wish that on anyone i had to be put on medication at the er. But overall i would say this campgrounds is by far one of the nicest ive ever been too. And the lake access area makes it so much nicer. Also the safeway and jack in the box are relatively close to the campgrounds just a quick trip dpwn the road.

Probably the quietest RV spot i have been to

Coin operated shower very nice and clean bathroom clean showers.

Folsom lake Rv spot

Very quite camping spot very clean.coin operated showers😭 lake is very close by.

Amazing campground with hiking

We were here during the off season in early March, it was cold, but the campsite was comfortable with all the leaves on the ground. The bathrooms were fine, nothing spectacular. The real draw for this campground are the hiking trails that crisscross nearby and that lead you to the Chawse Native American cultural/historical area. They have rebuilt Native American style dwellings and have placards to explain how the native Americans would grind the acorns to make a meal for their food. All in all a great spot to stop.

Everything you need

As disc golfers, of course we love camping here, having 3 courses to choose from. But there is something for everyone in the family here, there is amazing fishing, boating and swimming. The campsites are mostly level with a shared water source every site or two. Restrooms are basic and clean, no shower. There were plenty of campsites to choose from this weekend, but in summer we’ve needed reservations. The wildlife is RIGHT THERE! We saw a tarantula near the tee box on 2. I woke up with 4 deer casually strolling through our campsite, a huge group of turkeys were cruising around the whole weekend.

Close to the Bay Area, high above the clouds

We camped at the Juniper Campground, 3/4 up the mountain. Register in advance, but it's first-come-first-serve once you get to the campground. We watched the sunset over the Bay Area, whew, it was spectacular. Hiked to the top of the mountain, to the lookout point, on a trail through the woods and brush. We come every year and will continue the tradition in years to come. Oh, btw, because it is fire season, campfires are not allowed. Sorely missed a fire, but appreciate that the mountain will not burn down while we are up there.

Camping on Mount Diablo

The campgrounds on this mountain include picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, and amazing views of the Bay Area. It can get very hot and dry during the summer months, but the sites are shaded by many trees. This mountain has many of hiking trails for various levels of hikers. The summit is just a short drive away from the campgrounds and has a visitor's center that has history of the mountain and the surrounding area.

Make sure that you lock up all food at night as the wildlife is very present and will take advantage of left out food.

It good and has small beach and large for family

It good place to camp but remember the wind. It has great facility for disabled and has great area to run around and you can fish the bay area from the area or go fishing in boat

great and family friendly

It has free showers there and the campground are awesome and you can camp right on the water. They have boat rentals and a fishing derby every year too. It just great and has a beach and they lake is nice size and has a store on site but confusing on operation hours tho.

Inexpensive Full and Partial Hook-ups in Napa Valley

Clean showers and bathrooms, some trees, close to Raley’s Grocery store. Easy drive to the wineries of Napa Valley, a little further to Sonoma but a nice drive. Picnic table, some full hook-ups and some partial, we will ask for full hook ups next time just for ease of getting out when your ready to go.

Gold panning!

If you ever want to experience the thrill of gold panning, and California history go here!

You will not strike it rich, but with a couple hours of effort you can get a nice little bottle of gold flakes to take home with you.

Campground “resort” caters to the cabin and RV crowd. Very pleasant, with a cool old bridge to cross the river. If it’s hot outside, you need to be in the river!

Very trailer/R.V. camping

Came here for my parents who have an RV. Nice place for that. You can easily see into your neighbors site. There was a trail but it was not like the other campgrounds, more of a behind the scenes of the campground and other sites. They have all the hookups for you. They had a hay ride for the kids and i believe Yogi himself showed up. Not a place for me who's in a tent with no kids.

Great for water playing kids

Cool for a weekend stay. We don't have boat and did not rent one, but the kids had a great time with just the floaties. If you have a boat and other watercrafts there is lots to do. Tlhe place could use some more bathrooms and water stations, but it was well kept considering how many people are using the facilities. This is not the place to go if you are looking for peace and quiet in nature. There were a whole lot of people.

Great family camping

Enjoyed camping here several times as a family and with a group. Beautiful lake to canoe/kayak about. Sites along lake are best.

Nice

Camp ground was clean and it appears that they are planting a lot of new trees. Bathroom was clean. Peacocks are everywhere, so be prepared to a little noise. We were in campsite #17 and there was no shade.

Lakeside Camping

Fabulous lakeside camping…. We’ve been in March, May, July and September….. July, just too hot but we love being able to just get up and fish… The lake is stocked with Trout, Bass and Catfish. Tackle Box Cafe is really good, weekends only, and the staff is kind and helpful.

Park is Nice, Campground is average

Napa only has a few nearby camping options, so having Skyline is a good thing. The park itself has some great trails, as well as a disc golf course and native plant garden. The campground is pretty much just a grassy field, so nothing too special about it--but if you come with good company and make use of the park you can have a very nice time.

A lot of the available space does not have shade--so consider bringing a shade structure. There are both RV and tent options.

It gets very dry and hot later in the season, so I would also recommend spring camping here. Plus, then you can enjoy the wildflowers on the trails.

The park did burn in the October 2017 wildfires, but volunteers have worked hard to get the trails back in shape and open again. The campground and surrounding area did not burn.

Park is Nice, Campground is Average

Napa only has a few nearby camping options, so having Skyline is a good thing. The park itself has some great trails, as well as a disc golf course and native plant garden. The campground is pretty much just a grassy field, so nothing too special about it--but if you come with good company and make use of the park you can have a very nice time.

A lot of the available space does not have shade--so consider bringing a shade structure. There are both RV and tent options.

It gets very dry and hot later in the season, so I would also recommend spring camping here. Plus, then you can enjoy the wildflowers on the trails.

The park did burn in the October 2017 wildfires, but volunteers have worked hard to get the trails back in shape and open again. The campground and surrounding area did not burn.

Grandkids loved it!

This was a nice campground that focuses around child /family activities. There is always something for kids to do. Campsites are nice. Restrooms are clean. Everyone is friendly as they are all there for their kids to have a good time. When you arrive a spotter takes you to your site and helps you in if you need it. Caution drive slowly there are little kids everywhere!

fun friendly environment

easy trails to take your four legged friend on and of course the beach

Great place to take the kayaks

I wouldn’t necessarily be comfortable with the thought of camping in the area but kayaking out to the island and spending the day swimming is incredible.

Super basic but clean

There’s really no where else to camp in this area that is convenient to the freeway. We walked in with no reservation and got a pull through spot with a bit of grass. Full hookups, no fire pits, but picnic tables at each spot. Pool, pet park, bathrooms, and free showers. Quiet park but nobody was outside cause it was 102!! We relaxed in the trailer with a/c until it cooled off to the low 90’s which was at about 8pm. Good for one night as you’re traveling through though.

Glamp Life

paved roads, no trees but clean bathrooms. there was a family "camping" with a generator and flat screen TV watching a boxing match….

Amador

Privately owned campground. The water levels drastically change due to it being a privately owned lake. The employees that work there are always really sweet and helpful.

Very Peaceful

Went here a few years ago. Perfect for tent camping. Right along the river. Very quiet and gorgeous. Good spot for families.

Big, windy and BIG!!

Lake Berryessa is a large lake that has many turnouts to fish or even stop for a quick stretching of the legs , even saw a few turnouts with picnic tables and clean bathrooms. Some of the areas around the Lake had stores and marinas to launch your boat. Rentals for water crafts were also available but some did not have smaller rental fishing boats . The view of the hills that looked so large while you are at the lake was so beautiful . Wildlife was seen throughout the day and the weather was great.

Rustic camping

Tent or RV camping very close to water only made the mistake of going during pollen season in May . Good fishing

Camping in the delta

This wasn’t the best campground I’ve ever been, the river was extremely muddy and our campsite provided little shade. But it was very spacious and the staff were amazing! I got injured while fishing and they were extremely helpful. It was also close to stores and other swimming/fishing spots with beautiful views of the delta.

Fun campground - can get loud

Acorn campground https://www.recreation.gov/camping/acorn-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73494 is a great campground for boaters, or anyone looking to camp near a lake. Located on New Hogan Reservoir, there are multiple boat ramps, and large sites, many of them right on the lake. Each site has a firepit, grill, picnic table, and a pole to hang lanterns on. The lake level varies wildly throughout the year, sites that are right on the lake can end up being hundreds of feet from the lake if the water level is low. Early summer is the best time to go for high lake levels. There is boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming etc available in the lake. Not much in the way of hiking in the immediate area, but there are some good hikes nearby outside of the campground. The restrooms and showers were very clean, although some campsites are located quite a long walk from them. Since it is so close to the Central Valley and easy to get to, it can get crowded and noisy, but otherwise it is a great site. The gold rush towns in the foothills are close by too, so that opens up more day time activities. There is a great little store called the Zippy Mart, located just outside the campground that sells bait, food, beer, firewood, etc, so if you forget something its easy to run there and pick it up.

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perfect for a weekend getaway

never crowded and has a great view. small town community has occasional events going on too. great little lake for a weekend getaway. also there's a nice lakesude cafè. Did I mention the sites are huge?