There is sewage above ground, which is unhealthy and stinks very bad the entire day. This place is in fact substandard living. It is very unsafe with risk of fire and electric hazards everywhere. I highly recommend not jeopardizing your life and pass this place up for another.
Open May through November 1
The open season is not listed on their website, but I can confirm the campground is closed in November.
Awesome group sites entering Stampede Reservoir with close lake access. 4 total group paved sites in the loop with the ability for large groups at each. Large fire pits, multiple picnic tables, charcoal grills, and areas for tents. Water and bathrooms available for each site, though it’s Dry Camping. Host onsite with wood for purchase. Great area for kids to play without the traffic of normal campgrounds.
Very heavily wooded campground in a beautiful area. Vault toilets are available along with potable water spigots within a short walk from each site.
Large rigs will not fit in this campground. We reserved a spot that said it would fit a 30’ camper but we could not get our 29’ 5th wheel into the space because of the angle and posts along the loop. I would say that only a handful of spaces could fit a larger rig (10, 20 and 44 had better angles). There are 6”x6” posts buried along the loop that prevent tow vehicles from turning out past the asphalt.
The campground hosts were absolutely wonderful and kept the place immaculate.
Stayed for two nights last year and hoping to make it back this year. There is plenty of hiking. We found our way up to deadman’s lake about 1 mile south south east. A completely remote high mountain lake. It was a refreshing swim after a steep hike up.
Impressed with clean sites and tall pine trees. A very clean RV park and friendly staff. Call for reservations as its popular. Some lower sites had concrete pads for the provided table. Several seasonal private modular homes among the RVer. Secured large dog area with running creek within walking distance. A number of lower RV spaces within walking pathways to creek. Most were 30 amps and upper level had some 50 amps. Lots of back ends and pull throughs. Visitors must walk to the trash designated area fenced in with recycling bins. Only one bathroom building that housed laundry room. Shower stall in women’s area .50cent for 20 minutes and 2 toilet stalls that the door hits your knees a very weird old bathroom. We enjoyed the park and plan to return again.
To be honest our first impression of this place was not the greatest. The sites are fairly close together and there wasn’t a lot of tree coverage in most sites. We used 3 sites for a group (7, 9, 13) 9 and 13 are right across from each other so that worked out nice. 7 was in another loop but kind of backed up to us so it worked out ok. Trukee river runs right by the campground, however if you want to stay in the sites next to it you will have to hike your heat to your site. I believe they were sites 23 to 27. It’s not far but if you have a lot of gear it might be more trouble that it’s worth. The only real negative is that the campground is right off the highway and you get a lot road noise day/night. Overall we had a great trip and the camp host was very friendly! I would definitely recommend this place and we will probably be back.
I really liked this campground. The sites were roomy and not too close to your neighbors. The bathrooms have flush toilets and running water. They are kept very clean. Great location! The back of the campground is the trailhead to Duck Lake Pass. Only a few miles to the town of Mammoth. Only reason it did not get 5 stars is because there are no showers.
The Reno area is our home base, we are full time RVers in a 35 foot long fifth wheel. We come to Sparks Marina RV Park whenever we are in town visiting family, and we typically stay for at least a month or sometimes two months. We have visited ALL of the RV parks in the vicinity, and in Carson City to the south. By far this is the best place in the area. The sites are not at all outdoorsy, it is more of an urban feel, with a concrete pad and fake grass, but each site has a tree which is nice for shade in the hot summers. The circulation works well and if you have a pull through you have two parking options for your tower/toad vehicle. The spaces are long enough for the larger rigs, and are wide enough for all of the slides, even on both sides, and for awnings to go out. Staff here is EXCELLENT. We are always treated well, and we like how they are always there to help. The office has some supplies for sale, and the laundry room and bathrooms are the CLEANEST we have ever seen. Facilities are modern. Rec room has ping pong, and pool, a large screen tv as well. There is a small pool and hot tub, which gets a lot of use when open. They do not allow tents. They have a pretty robust WiFi system, and all cellular options are available in the area, so internet is not a problem. Prices are higher than other options but the location is excellent, staff is excellent and they do a good job of security as well. We feel safe here, and it is always clean.
Reservation a must get filled up quickly
This is a great campground. There are many riverside campsites and there is a market with groceries, souvenirs, and showers. Shuttles take you to and from the campground to other parts of the park to hike. Pets are allowed in the campground but not on any trails. There is significant bear activity and you will have to store scented things accordingly. All sites have bear boxes and bear secure trashcans. There are several ranger led programs throughout the week. There is no shortage of hiking for any skill level. Some top choices are the Congress Trail (moderate), Round Meadow (easy), and the Pear Lakes Trail(difficult). These are only a few. This campground does not have cabins, but there are other places nearby with cabins and lodges.
This is our favorite campground at Sequoia National Park! You can get spots by the river if you are lucky. We have even been lucky to get a spot there without reserving a site in advance. We have been happy with all of the sites we have reserved. We would recommend it to anyone!
I go camping here with my gf’s family for about 2 weeks every summer. Camp sites are generally clean, some are large and have better views than others. It is right off a main highway, on a hill, so you do hear trucks accelerating. No RV hookups. Last time one of the bathrooms was destroyed, physically, resulting in people having to walk about a half mile to use the restroom. Half spots are reservation half are drive ins. We love it.
Plenty of trees and river near by each campspace. No laundry facilities, no running water, clean toilet. No store. Camphost will sell ice, and firewood. It’s about 8 miles to the sweet town of Truckee.It’s on Reserve America for reservations.
We reserved our sites many months ago. In June I got an email saying our site was closed. I checked several review places and some claimed the gates were locked. Then later others noted it was now open. I called the rangers and they told be it was logged last year and some had not been cleaned up. A few sites were cleared but many had logs still in them. They said they call back and help me try to find a resolution. They never called back. The site is trying to charge me a $10 reservation cancellation fee even though my site is not available.
We ended up booking Chapman Creek instead. Looks like we made a good choice as every review coming in on other sites says the noise is ridiculous.