Katherine T.
Ventura, CA
Joined August 2018

Dogs barks, kids screaming and bears a roaming. Not my cup of tea, but it was only for 1 night. I don’t think I slept a wink while staying here. I don’t mind talking but there was barking and yelling until early in the morning. Campsites without any privacy.


Dark forest covered campsites with some privacy. We usually camp off season and this has kept campsites on the quiet side at night.

Windy and warm

The lake is hot and the wind is crazy. Like all desert campgrounds, privacy isn’t a choice since the landscape is barren. The wind gusts while here kept us from making a fire and our tent almost took off on us even after being staked down. It’s not the best place to camp during summer months when the heat really gets to you, but our dog loved the lake and spend his evenings swimming with us before bed.

Close to everything

Lots of bears!!! This park is huge and the camping is in close proximity to all the super cool mineral pools and hot springs.


My husband and I have camped here since we first started dating and I camped here as a child while on family vacations. One of the most spectacular campgrounds I have been too. Hiking trails throughout the park, private camping, and a quick trip to Santa Cruz. The winter months are super cold and on numerous occasions we have been the only people camping. The sky is super clear at night and the stars are amazing.

Great for family reunions

Wonderful campgrounds for large family reunion camp ours. Watch out for the ticks during the summer months.

Beautiful northern California charm

Beautiful trees and wonderful California charm. The campsites were decently located. Above the Mendocino coast the mornings are wet and Cold. Loved this place

Wonderful for kids

This a great experience since we were originally not planning on camping on our way back to California, but it got late and we were tired.we got a KOA basic abin which fit my husband and I and a bunk bed which our son loved. The campground also had a pool, hot tub , play ground, mini golf and a little train that kids to ride in around the park starting at 9:30am. I am glad we stayed here, it was a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and helpful and the on site store had everything you could need. Like all KOA’s the showers and bathrooms were like nice hotel rooms.

Large open campsites

This campground has large open sites for tent camping. It was covered in trees and had some options for better more private spots, but sadly the campground was almost to capacity when we went. The options for tent camping was limited. I know for our next visit to reserve ahead of time, and to request cliff side tent camps. Cliff side tent camps are separate and have full vista views.

Quiet and has an amazing beach

Located just steps from the beach this quaint campsite has separated locations for tent and rv camping. Our tenet site was set between hives bushes and trees, at night it felt like we were all alone. The beach is a smooth entry for kayaks and has some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.


Rv camping right on the water. During off season months this campsite is filled with retired folks and it keeps it’s super quiet at night.

The waves are amazing!

Open on sand camping with loud waves at night. One of the best sleeps you could imagine. I have been camping here since I was a teen and have slept under the stars, in a tent and in the truck bed. There is great surf, and it is located just down the beach from a bird sanctuary. Winter is great, but this campground often closes due to water issues.

Comfortable and Scenic

During months with lots of seaweed in the beach, the campground gets infested with kelp flies. I recommend calling ahead of time.