Perfect spot for a few nights on the way to Yosemite. Blue oaks is on the top of a bluff with gorgeous views of both Don Pedro Lake to the east and the beautiful rolling hills to the west. Plenty of space to spread out, a ramada, picnic table, fire ring and grill provided. Water and electric. Bathrooms are not great but we are self contained so no biggie. Short walk to the water for fishing and swimming and absolutely breathtaking wildflowers this time of year. Would definitely come back.
We stayed in site 6 which was right on the water. Beautiful views and plenty of space between sites. Pretty busy on weekends but that’s typical this time of year. Water/Electric hook ups. No showers (we are self contained so it was perfectly fine for our 7 night stay) camp host was very nice and sells firewood. Gets pretty windy at times so watch awnings. A great place to unwind.
Stayed 4 nights the first two dry camping in spot 14 in the Oak Grove, nice and spacious with a little deck picnic table and fire pit. The last two nights in spot 26 (pictured) which was spacious on the small river (probably larger later in spring) and full hook up. Pretty mountain views from both sites. Turkeys and lots of birds roaming. We did see a bear too (in Sequoia not at the campground).
A lot of the other sites looked a little tight but not bad. Bath houses were okay not great. Showers use quarters. The place was completely full for our entire stay (Easter week).
The greatest part was the proximity to Sequoia/Kings Canyon (8 miles to the entrance). Would definitely stay again should we visit the parks in the future.
We stayed in site 42 of New Campground. We had W/E (water pressure is really high) and the sites have plenty of rooms to spread out. A ramada, picnic table, large fire pit. Some sites have shade trees. Beautiful views of the Salton Sea (thats pretty much all its good for due to pollution and high salinity from what I read- advise against swimming boating etc. Bath houses were clean (showers $0.25/2 min).
The campground is right off highway 111 and the railway so there is a lot of noise (which didn’t bother us). Just 45 min drive to Joshua Tree NP and plenty of hiking and scenic drives in Box Canyon.
We stayed in mid March for 6 nights, spot 902. The place was packed the entire week with in and outs. Extraordinarily friendly hosts. They drive you to your site on arrival and are around if you need anything. This site is on National Park Land so it is a few area to enter $25/7-days (they do accept America the Beautiful passes)
Our spot was a pull through with full hook ups. If you want a view of Lake Mead and they don’t have lake view spots available avoid the 900 spots (9th street). Clean well kept bathrooms and laundry. About a mile walk each way to Boulder and Special Events Beaches (or a quick drive - you can drive right up to the water). Also two minute drive to the marina and 10 min to Hoover Dam and 40 minutes to the Vegas Strip.
Would make a stop here again if we were back in the area.
A good base for the Grand Canyon due to it being only a mile from the south rim entrance. They pack the RVs in, sites are right on top of each other. It’s pretty much a really expensive parking lot. Showers cost $2/8min. There was no hot water the first day and we let management know and they gave us a token and fixed it quickly. Our site was full hook up but if you don’t have full hook up they charge for water fill and dump. Laundry was $3 to was and $3 to dry. They do have propane fill. Everything is pretty expensive in the village so I guess you’re paying for convenience.
Great to experience the Grand Canyon but will most likely not be back.
A great little campground. VERY VERY VERY clean. Bathrooms and laundry were spotless. We stayed in spot 46A (it was right behind the main office so not a ton of privacy) their upper camping loop looks to have much better views and more private but it was the only spot they had that covered our entire stay in early March 2021
They are in a perfect location for hiking and enjoying Watson Lake. You can get to the trails from the back of the campground. Also close enough to Sedona and the Prescott National Forest for day trips (which we did)
Reservations are only by phone but they are very responsive. They have a contact free check-in/out process.
Again….the place is super clean and well taken care of. The bathrooms were nicer than most hotels.
We stayed in the roadrunner landside campground site 44 with our 30ft TT. Lake side looked nice but we couldn’t get a spot. Good size pad with a Ramada and water/electric hook ups. This place was packed for the entire week. But our site felt pretty private. They allow wood fires and provide a fire ring. The shower/bathrooms were clean. It’s about a 20minute drive to get supplies or groceries if you forgot something. They do sell firewood $7 and ice $3 at the park entrance.
Plenty to do on the lake, fishing, boating, hiking and biking trails. We even spotted the wild donkeys a few times which was pretty cool.
We stayed the last weekend in February. The place was fully booked. Spots were a bit tight. We have a 30ft TT. Electric hook ups only but plenty of dumping stations and water sites. Bathrooms but no showers (we didn’t use them). While the spots were kind of close together the views and vegetation made it feel more intimate.
Lots of great hiking and biking trails from the campground, minutes from the Sonora Desert Museum and Saguaro National Forest. Great spot for a getaway
This is a great BLM spot. Flat parking lot like fenced in space. Plenty of room to spread out. We only stayed two nights visiting Carlsbad Caverns (20 min drive) and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Great T-Mobile service.
Gorgeous sunsets over the Guadalupe Mountains (if you’re coming from the south also a gorgeous ride through the mountains with great views of El Capitan)
This was our first time staying on BLM lad and we will definitely be doing more of it. Seemed way better than some of the rv parks that were in Whites City. Especially if you like quiet and solitude
My family and I traveled to explore the Davis Mountains and this was the perfect spot! Very well maintained, FULL hook ups, nice views and so close to tons of trails and scenery. We even saw deer a few nights wandering through.
Minutes to cute restaurants in Fort Davis, and a grocery store.
No restrooms or showers, but the owners have plans for them.
Reservations are call in only but Pam and Buster are very responsive. When you arrive you choose your spot and call them and then they text the WiFi password too. (T-Mobile call and their Wi-Fi was superb) AND only $25/ night! Can’t beat that…I would have paid much more for the spot and the extraordinary hospitality!
We were using this as a stop over/mid point in Texas and it happen to be during the crazy article blast that crippled the state. The family who owns and operates the campground were absolutely amazing during rolling black outs, single digit temperatures, and water being shut off due to main breaks. They had propane fill onsite, kept their well stocked general store open, and were so kind and pleasant even though they were working round the clock to keep things running.
We were able to use the laundry (when the water was on), bath houses were closed (I think for winter). Those areas could probably use a little upkeep, but it didn’t bother us. There was cable and we had great T-Mobile cell service. (I think they had hard wire internet too if you wanted to pay for it)
Lots of wildlife out an about which was pretty fun to see. Deer and turkey lots of them.
My family was very lucky to have a camper with heat water and electricity during a time where many were without.
This is an amazing spot for a family trip. We stayed in February 2021 for 6 nights in site 13 on the RV Loop. Access to the lake from the site (short walk), wooded area that blocks the wind but you get sun during the day. It was completely full on the weekend days (in February) but almost empty weekdays.
The resort is beautiful, we only walked up once to check it out but they have a lookout area and restaurant and bar (limited hours during off season) but beautiful patios with fire pits and sitting areas to watch the sunset over lake Buchanan. Small camp shop was open, pricey ($12 for 3 pieces of campfire wood), but I get it pay more if you don’t want to drive the 30 minutes to the closest place.
Beautiful trails that are easy to walk and bike for all ages. We got to see some wildlife (deer, armadillo, raccoon, etc).
I would definitely return if we came back this way.
We stayed early February 2021. Beautiful campground with lots of space in between sites. Roads need some work getting in there and the closest store (gas station) with any necessities is about a 20min drive each way. But we loved the solitude.
Sites were clean, ours had a fairly level pad but the pads aren’t very wide. Ours (site 41) overlooked the water with easy access to the beautiful lake. Great views! They have been and are in the process of clearing trees and brush so the sites look great and there is quite a bit of firewood available to collect. Also offers some sites with decks right off the pad. There are also multiple docks around the site which my children enjoyed fishing from and we docked our kayak at for the week.
Very clean bath houses and laundry (we are full timers so that is always a plus).
We would defiantly return. Great experience