Darrel F.
Santa Ana, CA
Joined April 2019
New to full time RVing but liking it and gearing up for 1st trip to Alaska. We should be there by mid June.
Difficult to find

There are 2 Campground’s in the same area with similar names the one we stayed at didn’t have a pier and the other one did. Since we stayed here in October we really didn’t need a reservation but we didn’t know that prior. It would of been easier just to show up because the one we stayed at was hard to find. Anyway we were practically the only ones there. The reservoir is contaminated. There is duck hunting allowed here which is weird being such a small place. There’s really no place to hike and that’s what we like to do but it’s close to Smith Rock which is Amazing and I recommend you go there but stay away from the edge because it’s dangerous. Smith Rock is a State Park with Spectacular beauty in a canyon like setting.

Super quiet area

We glamped here in our 32 foot c class motor home on October 13. Super quite as it is deep in the National Forest. Dry camping only. There is a dump close to the park entrance for $10.00 but no potable fill or Sani flush water was working when we were there. Fun hikes all around.

Eagles nest

Well I won’t try to build it up too much. This is a gravel lot. It’s too bad the owners didn’t leave some of the trees when they took them out to make the spots. The showers are great the laundry room is nice. They have a great rack room with the DVD screen/player. The best part of this park is the Eaglesnest in the tall tree in the front of the park. When we were there on August 4 there was two juveniles and the parents. It was pretty cool for us because we rarely see eagles.

Right on the Kenai river

If you want to salmon fish for a few weeks every summer this is the place. You can call and check to see when there running or you can just check with Alaska Fish and Game. When they’re running in the thousands it’s pretty much full so you would need to reserve ahead. This RV Park has their own private boardwalk so it makes it a little more managed. Full hookups $70.00 plus tax.

Closed

They were bought and the new owners are not going to operate it as an RV Park.

Wooded park on Kenai Coast

Nice separation between sites here. Beach is just minutes away. We’re hoping the clouds will move so we can see the volcanoes.

Spectacle Lake has no camping

This is a boat launch and fishing area with a sign posted no camping. However next door there is a sign that says no more than 14 days of camping so there you go. No hookups or bathrooms. Just a beautiful lake right next to a sometimes busy road.

Super remote, Gorgeous

Super remote site. It’s a long road down to the campground and it is really nice but there’s only one area you can go with an RV that’s over 25 foot. There’s no Cell service so we decided not to stay.

Falls galore

This is a nice campground. We stayed 1 night and hiked to see 8 falls. Most of the hikes are easy but some are long. The falls were amazing. Check in was at 4 pm which is pretty late especially when you consider they want you to check out at 1. They seem to be short on staff and the guard we spoke to seemed annoyed with us. When we asked if they had availability for us to stay another night she said “no your site is reserved for another party”. We’re like ok it’s not that important for us to discuss options. Thanks and have a nice day. Maybe it’s the fact that the sun didn’t shine for a few days. Who knows? But we did meet lots of friendly hikers on our walks to the falls.

Nice river Spot BLM

I thought all BLM land was free but not the case. We went to a BLM campground before this one but they were completely full. This one had plenty of spaces and was really fun to walk down to the river and back. Dry camping only $14.00 a night or $7.00 for seniors. There’s water at the campground but not at the site. They have firewood available for the honor system of $10.00

Full hookups and WiFi

Nice place. Every spot sits next to an olive tree. It’s very manicured. Very close to the freeway but has a safe feel to it.

Beautiful drive up the 175

Great time to come here except for the mosquitoes. We’re listening to the bullfrogs singing and wondering why they don’t eat all of the mosquitoes. We’re here for 2 nights (drycamping) and then continue our journey to Alaska 100 miles at a time. (or less)

Oak trees along a mostly dry riverbed

Like a lot of So. Cal. Campgrounds this one fills up on weekends but usually easy to camp at during the week. You can also hike through here by entering from nearby neighborhoods. Years ago this place was out in the boonies but now urban sprawl is surrounding it. We are OC natives camping here in our new RV getting used to our rig before we get to where we really want to go which is in the middle of nature. The campground is fairly quiet and primitive except for the showers which can vary from good to phenomenal. Most sites have a picnic table and fire ring and/or bbq. The ground is mostly like rock hard and it’s common to see bent spikes left behind so please be prepared if putting up a tent or canopy. Also water sources are few and far between. Basically dry camping only but there are sites with water.