C. W.


Garden Grove, CA

Joined September 2020

Flat gravel was the best feature

No real shade, spaces very close to each other. Good for a quick break headed to your next destination.

Flat gravel

Nearby bar and food

If you get the lake as your back yard, it's beautiful

We stayed the first night I Roadrunner Campground site 9. Fairly level gravel with water and electricity. Dump station is nearby. Then we stayed Desert Tortoise Campground the next 2 nights because it was a walk to the lake. The site is EXTREMELY uneven so make sure you have some bricks for leveling. We didn't have enough with our 10 pack. We almost witnessed a trailer fall into the water of a big rock didn't stop it from rolling backwards!

Certainly the closest RV site to the city but at a cost

Even pavement with FHU. Management was helpful after hour check in by texting information of site and gate code. That being said, it's close right next to a high traffic street with a large apartment complex across the street blasting loud music, airport, train tracks and it just so happens there's construction nearby using the jackhammer at 7:30am. 

Please use my pictures as reference of the RV site as the other pictures have grass and trees, which this does not. No shade whatsoever, their pool is like a postage stamp, and it was quite crowded and not very spaced out (probably due to location).

Spacious with a Car Wash

Small play area for the kids, level gravel parking, not cluttered, good place for the night

Who knew internet speeds would be the fastest I've ever seen

I have Verizon and management stated Verizon is the best in this small town and look at my screen shot, it's no joke. He said all other carriers suck.

This is on top of their 2 free wifi access they provide which are already fast! So if you need to get work done and reliant on good internet speeds, you've found the spot.

Place is a mix of mobile homes and RV park. Each site has their own picnic table and FHU. Water spigot is on the ground, not elevated. Laundry, showers, rec room (pool table, full kitchen, DVDs, books) and BBQ grill are included. Cats roaming everywhere. Fairly flat gravel parking. Management had to put me in a 50 amp site (#9) because their 30 amp sites were full at no extra charge. He even let me borrow the 50/30 amp converter as I didn't have one. Management lives in a mobile home near office and it was nice as he is available after regular hours.

Quiet place overall. If you come on trash day (Tuesday), you might get woken up by it if you're in our site as it's next to the alley.

As stated, very small town. We had dinner at Isabella's South Of The Border. Food wasn't as great as the reviews but decent for the area. Fun tip: Isabella is the wife of the owner of The Big Tex BBQ.

Can't go wrong with KOA

Friendly staff, full of amenities, close to everything. Shade was a bit lacking but think it's just the climate here.

Clean, spacious, decent amenities, good rest stop between cities

Spacious gravel parking, limited shade, have bathrooms, showers, convenience store in front

55+ Park with monthly rates only

Rates are about $464 / month. Pet park allows children for a few days only.

One way lanes are very confusing

THIS IS NOT A FREE BLM site. It's only a campground that's $7 for overnight or $5 day pass. If you can figure out the map to this place, figure out what site you want to head to, otherwise you'd be like us and ended up near the exit, we decided to head to another place that's free.

Sites are a bit small and tight. It seems more for cars than RVs. I like that there's bathrooms and covered picnic tables. Not many level gravel sites.

Also, on the way near the site there's a sign saying drinking water to a right side pull over where I didn't see any spigot, just a gate that says employee only.

One ways will get you disoriented and take a long detour

We went here thinking there's a fee campground and a free BLM site nearby, it is not. It's only a campground that's $7 for overnight or $5 day pass. If you can figure out the map to this place, figure out what site you want to head to, otherwise you'd be like us and ended up near the exit, we decided to head to another place that's free.

Also, on the way near the site there's a sign saying drinking water to a right side pull over where I didn't see any spigot, just a gate that says employee only.

FHU by the pond for $18?!

But wait, there's more; free firewood! Place was clean, level gravel, had great neighbors, and caught a fish within 10 minutes throwing out my lure. Fishing was busier in the morning but caught this just before sunset.

Do your reservations online, it's preferred according to their website (versus calling). It's easy and we stayed another night because it was chill and enjoyable. Was able to work on the RV without it being too hot or windy.

First night I was in site #1 for RVs and it had shade but no fire ring (but I think you can make your own fire ring). Site #2 has no shade but had a fire ring. Site #3 has shade, no fire ring.

Nice view, surprisingly quiet next to freeway

Staff was super friendly with two 9 month Golden Retriever puppies. Suggested the best campsite for availability overlooking the mountain. Beautiful sunset. Didn't use faculties but looks clean (lauder, shower, bathroom).

Verizon 6.5 down / 1.6 up.

Know that you'll lose some reception on the way up (coming from Colorado) so make sure your navigation is preset.

Fairly level gravel site, lake nearby is dry, nice small hikes with benches around. I believe the Cafe is closed currently due to Covid.

Coming from Breckinridge, I guess I'm spoiled

Although admin are on point, the price we paid is rather up there but that's what you'd expect for the location. All RV spots are ridiculously close. Not only did I feel I was about to hit my new neighbor, I found out that I share a water spout with my back neighbor. Checking in late, I didn't know we would SHARE a water spigot with my back neighbor until the next day. After calling the front desk, we found out the spigot was for both us and our back neighbor took both water hose outlets (AND took the splitter when they left in the morning). IIWII (It is was it is).

Here's the pros - a rather extensive arcade for kids and me, cute did bungalow, multiple laundry locations, pool (not available during this time), saw a deer just chilling in our backyard, overall nice location if it weren't so crowded during low season

Nice view

Only RV location with hookups around the lake. Make sure to call in advance after October as they close for the season.

Decent space between gravel sites but no real shade for hotter days. Boat ramp access as part of their park. Verizon had spotty signal (less than 1 bar).

Not for RVs or for people concerned about Covid

We stayed at Miracle as Banbury was fully booked for RVs sites. However, it was great to be steps away from the river.

No sewage but had electric and water (that leaked; rented spot 4 that many ppl thought was a drive through lane).

No one in their hot springs (including staff) were wearing masks or setting suicidal distant rules. No Verizon reception until you drive up the hill a little bit. Oh, and you'll have a great breeze of manure all day long.

No shade but just what we needed to get by

Verizon speed 33 d/l 22 u/l. Have games like horseshoe, mini golf, dog area. They even have a Suburban courtesy vehicle to get around town. Didn't use it so don't know the details, just cool they had the option.

Walmart, McDonald's, Taco Bell less than 10 minutes away (downtown). We stayed an extra night due to high winds causing the I80 East towards Cheyenne to close. Had no problems, hosts were kind and accommodating. FYI, they're closing for the season 10/15/20 so double check before coming.

Had several options of hookups and slightly cheaper than the RV park nearby.

Railroad and freeway nearby so expect a bit of noise.

They truly spent time making this feel like home

Great place for kids to play in terror playground, small hike to the river, creek at your feet, well toilets but they put air fresheners (+1 star for that!) You can rent their small trailers that are super cute, well spaces out, somewhat level gravel. $30/night. Stay at least a couple days to enjoy.

Cons - no lights throughout the campground. We came at night and I got lost going to front desk to pay. You're along the freeway and near the train station so get those earplugs handy!

No lights!

I pull up to the site only because navigation told me to turn. Thought it was a mistake until I saw the unlit sign of the park (came at 8pm). Then you go into a pitch black unpaved road down a step hill. You need to pass the first group of RVs, then you'll see the envelopes to pay your $20/nt. I suppose we we fortunate because there were only 2 sites available.

Right next to the lake!

Clean, leveled, friendly, only 1/4 mile to their downtown. Friendly and helpful staff, showers, toilets, beach area for swimming WITH lounge chairs, swimming right in front, volleyball court, dog walking trails, fire pits, horse shoe play area, etc! Only wish I was able to do laundry but coming back again! Oh and the best part, great fishing under the bridge!

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