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Date of Stay:
January, 2019 -
We stayed at Casini Ranch during a pretty good rain and wind storm. We decided to book a full hookup site since the weather was going to be bad. The full hookup site comes with a small pad of concrete with a picnic table. The concrete pad worked out so we could exit the Motorhome onto the concrete and not get so muddy. The hook ups without the sewer connections are in a little more private area but they are all in mud with maybe some grassy area if you are lucky. Probably great for summer time but not when it is raining. There were only about a dozen campers in the full hook up sites so noise & kids were not an issue. I can see how thing place would get booked up in summer, it seems like a perfect place for families with younger kids. So many things to do and it is right on the river. the general store was well stocked with food, RV supplies, fishing and camping stuff. Great place for a quick winter trip. A little on the pricey side especially for winter camping when you are not able to get all the benefits the park has to offer. Would return during off season since we don't have young kids. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
October, 2018 -
This park is a gem. We stayed here in late Sept and the CG was not very full. I can see where is would be crowded in summer as it sits right along the Cosumnes River. Take the Omo River exit off Hwy 88 and drive 15-20 min down to the CG. The road down is somewhat narrow could be tight in summer with other vehicles. The road into the CG is even more narrow, we did okay since there were no other vehicles around. The CG sites were a good size, some are more level than others. Very fine dust and lots of pine needles. We didn't have any problems with bugs or wasps, but it might have been the time of year. We had a 30 ft MH and we managed to get into our site without a problem. There is a paved walkway along the river with several "piers" built over the river, great for hanging out for the day. The CG says it has drinking water but when we are there their generator was down and there was no water in camp at all. No cell service, no wifi, pay phone in came doesn't take coins. Very nice place to camp especially if you are a tent camper or smaller RV. RV's 30 ft and under go off season. We camped at Pipi Campground in a Motorhome.
It is about 15-20 to get cell service. Bring a calling card to use on the pay phone if you need to make a call. Bring extra water and everything you need as the nearest town is 30 miles away. Great place to go and enjoy nature!
Date of Stay:
July, 2018 -
This campground is about 10 min off 395 south of the town of Mammoth. There are 75 large campsites and all easy to maneuver. We were there just before the 4th of July and there were plenty of open spaces. Many RVs and 5th wheels had multiple EZ up set up canopies to get out of the hot sun and wind. There are no trees anywhere close. Some campsites are close to the river but river access is very close and easy. If you are there to fish, this is the place to be. There is also a lot of HOV campers, plenty of space to roam. We didn't have a car with our RV and there is nothing close to this campsite. It is about 15 minutes to down town mammoth where there are many shops, restaurants and a Vons in town. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and the staff in the office was very nice. Bring Cash to pay as they do not have the ability to use a credit card. There was a lot of wind in the afternoon and evening, we positioned our RV to try to cut the wind but it only made a slight difference. There is water available to fill your tanks, but you have to go across 395 to dump at Convict lake to dump. While this was an okay place to camp, there are cheaper options around and closer to town with more amenities and on lakes. We enjoyed our stay but would probably camp closer in town or at one of the many lakes mammoth has to offer next time. Beautiful views and amazing sunsets! We camped at Brown's Owens River Campground in a Motorhome.
Drive into town and go to Schatts Bakery! June Lake is 15 minutes away, beautiful lake we rented paddle boards and had a great time.
Date of Stay:
March, 2018 -
We camped here in our 29ft Motorhome. This is a beautiful park with lots of lush trees and bushes. Many of the camping spots are very private. No hook ups or water and generator hours are a little late in the morning for me (10am-8pm)! There is A LOT of poison oak so don't wander off the road or away from the camp. The sites on the right side of the back loop are not very level compared to the rest of the loop. There is no wifi or AT&T cell service. They said Verzion works well but we were on At&t and it was spotty at best by the host camp bathrooms. The camp host was very nice and friendly. She told us about the Calistoga shuttle that we could use for only $1.00 per ride. It picks you up at the visitor center and will take you up and around the Calistoga area. Make sure to call ahead as it took on average 30-40 min for them to arrive but it was a great way to go! They were in the middle of a bathroom remodel and pouring new concrete for the back bathrooms when we were there. Great place to camp when visiting Napa, will be back again. We camped at Bothe - Napa Valley State Park in a Motorhome.
Get the Shuttle to your favorite winery
Date of Stay:
February, 2018 -
We camped her is February over a long weekend. It was very clean, registration was in the general store and it was very quick. Very pricey and it requires a 2 night stay. You can only make reservations by calling them and they book a year out. We could only stay one night so they suggested calling the day of and making a reservation which worked great in February. Most sites are on a hill side with level pads for your RV or tents. The lake is very pretty and there are many sites along the lake. No AT&T reception there except by the general store. Dump station on the way out of the park. We camped at Collins Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
October, 2017 -
This campground is right next to the main road with lots of traffic. We could hear the traffic from our site. Our site was spacious and it was nice to have hook up, but the cost was rather high. We barely had enough room to extend our awning. We had a fire and watched TV on our outdoor TV but between the wind and traffic noise it wasn't very fun! The site was large and we could easily fit our car along side of us. Since it was October we didn't go over to the water but there was a trail from the campground and it didn't seem too far. We camped at Folsom Lake SRA - Beals Point Campground in a Motorhome.
Very close to town, a few gas stations, shopping centers and resturants if you need to grab something quick.