Ray & Terri F.
Sioux Falls, SD
Joined August 2019
Good Location, Clean, Helpful staff

Sites are not too tight. We had a corner lot which was nice. Campground was clean. Had some noisy neighbors and dogs but they were friendly. Close to Groveland proper and Yosemite Valley. Campground Wi-Fi is third party, cheap ($15/wk), but connectivity was inconsistent, we had to keep disconnecting and reconnecting to get any throughput. Trails around campground itself aren't that great, but there are plenty of awesome trailheads around.

For an RV camp this is top-notch!

We got a spot right on one of the river branches, with a great mountain view. Park was relatively empty. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny with cool nights. Nice, semi-grassy sites with fire-pits made from washing machine tubs(good idea!). Staff was friendly. Campground close to nice coffee shop--Sequoia Coffee Co; quaint little bar/deli--Totem Market; and nice restaurant with a great patio view right on the river--Gateway Lodge. Also close to small market and general store. Would definitely stay here again.

Lots of green, large private campsites

Nice campgrounds, lots of privacy between you and your neighbor. Good trails nearby, but only 2 in Onofre Beach that allow dogs. Close to the ocean, restaurants and shopping. The trail between the campground and beach is~1.5 miles.

Very nice for a short stay

For an RV Park this is very nice. The staff and full-time residents were very friendly and helpful. The sites are small, but very well maintained. The pool and hot-tub are lovely. There is a pet area, but it is gravel and backs up to a farm, so if your dog is reactive to large animals I wouldn't suggest taking them there. Visited the Casa Grande Ruins and San Tan Mountain Regional Park for hiking with our dog.

Beautiful Views

Were there in mid February. At the Appaloosa campground. Nice campground. We only had 30 amp, but that didn't seem to be a problem. Nice, covered picnic table/patio. Beautiful view of the mountains and Lake. Lovely sunsets.(look for the elephant shadow on the mountain at sunset). Serenaded by mourning doves and flocks or overflying geese. Not much around, but did have a nice soak in the Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences. Short, easy walking trails around park. Descent bathrooms and showers. Dark enough with no moon to see the Milky Way- a rare treat these days. Would stay again.

When we left we drove through a kitchy little town called Hatch, might want to check that out next time.

Reasonably priced and located, but needs some maintenance

RV sites have water and 50/30 amp electric and there are 12 tent sites. We had a nice view of Lake Lavon. Grills and tables vary by site, some are very old, but many have been replaced. There are trees- some large enough to provide some shade if desired, but most small enough to allow satellite reception. The sites are well spaced and are"mostly" paved with aging asphalt. The roads are in need of repair, with numerous potholes, some very large, but the attendant did say that the park was on the CoEs list for repairs. There is a dump station just outside the entrance. The entry gate is locked from 10PM to 6AM, so plan accordingly if leaving the park, lest you park outside and walk back to your site. Overall, this is a good value, and one of the few non-RV park options in the greater Dallas area.

Better than I Expected!

Nice park! Who would have thunk it, in the middle of New Orleans. A convenient walk to the French Quarter. Very safe and secure. A nice little green park next door for the doggies. Very clean with curbside trash pick-up. A pool and a hot tub (though we weren't there at a warm enough time to use them). Great stay! Oh, our GPS took us on a round about so ask them how best to get there when you book.  I-10 is across the street and a bit loud during the daytime, but less so at night.

Beautiful mountain view - cramped for larger RV's

Beautiful mountain view and desert plants. Cactus were just beginning to bud. Camping spots are a little tight for larger RV's. There was a bit of city glow from Palm Springs so stargazing wasn't as good as we'd hoped. Had great hikes on the many paths. Drove through Joshua Tree National forest, through Cholla and Ocotilla gardens. Saw Skull rock and the fabulous gigantic rock formations. Had a bit of a time getting our 36 ft RV situated so we could extend our slides, and had to park our toad at the bathhouse(only a short distance away), but overall a great two day stay.

Pretty nice, close to the River Walk

Pretty nice for an RV park. Nice pool area. Close to the river walk, which is very well maintained. Sites are small, but there is a little green area next to each. Be sure to follow their directions and not your GPS, as there is a very low bridge one way and bottom scraping RR crossing another.

Beautiful Park even during the soggy season

We had a great pull-through site with the woods as our back yard.(I don't recall the number). Saw deer every evening and even a wild pig! The sites were a bit soggy because of all the rain. Campground could use a few more trash dumpsters. The beach was beautiful and I'll bet crowded during the summer. Take advantage of the Rails to Trails bike path. We rode to Liz' Where Y'all At Diner and then drove on for a total 20 mile bike ride. Would totally visit this park again.

Wonderful Park! Clean, Beautiful, Full hook-ups.

Loved out stay at Topsail. Went hiking every day through wooded trails, dunes, beach. If you have a dog, check their paws for those sand spurs--Ouch! This park if so clean and the staff and volunteers helpful and friendly. We arrived after the office closed for the day(5pm), but were called about an hour prior and given the gate code, so we were able to enter and set up. It was dark, and this is a complex park layout, but we encountered one of the campground hosts and he showed us to our site- real nice guy! Lots of privacy between sites, so some sites will have satellite coverage, but many do not. Close to shopping, restaurants and public beaches. Will definitely return.

Lovely spot, lots of great hiking trails

We've lived in Huntsville since'87 and never camped at Monte Sano. Once we sold our house we camped their through the Christmas holidays to be near family. We got a lot of rain and our particular site did not drain well, so would probably choose another next time we stay, though the office said they were going to do some site maintenance. So, maybe that will improve. There is lots of great wooded, hilly hiking on Monte Sano, which we took advantage of between the rains. Sites are spacious; you are liable to see the occasional deer out your window. Since the sites are quite wooded, though not secluded from each other, satellite coverage is likely only possible after leaf fall. We had intermittent DISH coverage at our site. Downtown Huntsville is a mere 15 minute drive with lots of dining and cool nightspots(try Humprhies. Also visit Lowe Mill, Stovehouse, Campus 805. Plenty of good local breweries. One thing we will say about Huntsville is their recycling is limited (no glass). We hope that soon changes.