Nicki M.
Roseville, CA
Joined June 2018
We bought a cute little 24 foot motorhome last year to share camping experiences with our two kids ages 11 & 12. We live in a suburb of Sacramento and escape to go camping as often as possible.
Beautiful, crowded, fun

Top to bottom, it was a wonderful stay at Camp Richardson! My family stayed on the RV side and we biked to the beach each day. The kids loved the ice cream shop of course and we liked the little general store. The woman taking breakfast orders in the store Saturday morning (maybe in her 50s) was a bundle of sunshine. A huge genuine welcoming smile for each patron. Fun, dynamic personality.

The only suggestions I would make surround camping check-in. The line at 2pm was horrible! I got there at 2:01 and there were already 20 people in front of me. The process is painfully slow. People were getting out of their vehicles and standing in the line on the right essentially cutting the cars in front of them. I was in the walk up side on the left of the check in booth and there was a woman checking into a group site at the front of the line. It took 14 minutes for the paperwork to be completed! It put a damper on our trip from the beginning and I wasted the first 20-30 minutes standing in a line when I should have been enjoying a rum runner at the beacon. We have stayed in RV resorts all over the country and I’ve never had this experience. It would affect my decision to return. Why not have people pay in full before arrival, have all paperwork completed online, receive an email with your site number ahead of time and at 2pm, we could have driven straight to our site, displayed our printed tag on our windshield and gotten straight to enjoying the resort.

Adequate Campground, Good Location

From this campground you can walk to the Bryce Canyon shuttle which will take you to all the hikes throughout the National Park. I preferred Ruby’s Campground just outside the park.

Location, Location, Location

Basic, nice campground. Clean hot showers, indoor pool. The sites are gravel, not much to look at. Hop the little 3 foot cinder block wall and hike up the sandstone rocks for a nice view of the valley behind you. The sandstone is really cool because you can almost literally walk vertically up the wall and your shoes just grip the rocks. Fun! Short drive to either Antelope Valley Canyon or Horseshoe Bend. We will be back.

Awesome Facilities

Everthing you could possibly want or need in a campground! Waterslides, Petting Zoo, Swimming Pool. Clean facilities, friendly operators. Spent 3 nights but definitely could have spent longer!

Our Favorite Campground on our Roadtrip

We had the wonderful fortune of securing a campsite right on the Virgin River. It was gorgeous. Our kids used inner tubes and rafted down the river for hours while hubby and I relaxed with a bottle of wine before jumping in and joining them. The little Ice cream shop across the street Is great! Walking distance to the park entrance. Get on the first shuttle if you want an uncrowded Narrows experience!!

Inexpensive way to enjoy the sights of Vegas

Park your RV, lock it up and go enjoy Las Vegas. We took a short Uber ride to the main area of the strip to see all the sights and have fun with our kids and then just came back here to sleep. Certainly not a destination that you would want to linger at. Use it for it’s purpose. Just a stop on the road.

The Most Gorgeous View Ever!

We loved our one night stay at this epic campground. We walked from the Campground over to the saloon and lodge for a beer and to explore. The campsite was absolutely amazing and the views were perfect. You can literally walk a few short steps and look down into the Freaking Grand Canyon!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Just Wow!

Love this gem!

Such a beautiful lake for paddleboarding as there are no motor boats. Quiet, secluded, flat campsites. There is a great trail that goes entirely around the lake. I highly recommend this campground!

Really Nice Campground

Great Facilities, Nice Camp Store, Beautiful Reservoir. Try to get a campsite close to the lake (obviously). Up by the camp store, the sites seem to be close together and a lot of people play their music really loud. Bring quarters for the showers.

12 years and counting

We have stayed at this campground almost every time we have visited Yosemite. It’s nearly impossible to get a site down on the valley floor, so staying at Crane Flat is the best chance to camp at night and drive into the valley every day for exploring. It’s about 30 minutes drive from the campground to the valley. Try to get sites in the 100 or 200 loop for the best experience and most flat surface.

So much potential!

This campground got a lot of negative reviews in the past for having a large year round transient population, but Placer County’s new online reservation system seems to have resolved that. The campsites are all along the beautiful Bear River. There are a couple of vault toilets. No potable water. Nice picnic tables and fire pits at each campsite. There is a significant amount of low bushes and brush between the campsites and the river. There’s quite a bit of poison oak so be aware. MOST of the campers there are folks like us just looking to relax. Unfortunately there are some patrons here that are obnoxious, trashy people. The people at the campsite next to ours didn’t feel like going to the vault toilets to use the bathroom. They instead used the beach next to the river to go #1 AND #2. Super fun to wake up to that in the morning complete with the toilet paper they used. 🤢