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Date of Stay:
July, 2010 -
It was easy to find, and by far the prettiest RV park that we saw in the Williams area (lots of trees). We made our reservations by phone just two weeks ahead, and were able to reserve two adjacent sites, one for us, and one for my husband's parents. It was pretty full on the weekends, but not crowded during the week. It is very centrally located for day trips to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona as well as Meteor Crater which was actually only about an hour away. My only complaint was that there isn't much room around each actual campsite for kids to play, and all the campsites are directly next to the driveways. We have four kids between 3 and 8 years of age. That said, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities and room to play if you venture away from your campsite. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The laundry facility was clean with 6 washers and dryers that were reasonably priced ($2 per wash load, $1.00 for 30 minutes of dry time). The store was pricey for things like milk ($5 for 1/2 gallon), but they actually had great prices on t-shirts, hats etc. They also have a restaurant, and will deliver pizza to your site (great on an evening arrival!) And you're only an exit away from downtown Williams and a real grocery store. There were fire restrictions the first two nights we were there, but they were lifted after a heavy rain storm. The whole campsite is covered in gravel, which actually is great in monsoon season, keeping it from getting mucky with the downpours. I would camp here again in a heartbeat. We camped at Williams / Exit 167 / Circle Pines KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
June, 2010 -
This is a lovely campground with nice hiking trails. There were mostly tents, and just a few RVs when we were there. It was very family friendly. It is easy to get into the park itself, but it isn't very trailer-friendly. Sites are not assigned before you arrive so it is a first come, first serve basis on selecting a site. We were camping with a group, and wanted side-by-side locations for the trailer and a tent, and we were very limited by what I could back into because of the angle of the sites combined with the huge rocks that outline the road, and I'm good at backing into tight spaces. Another annoying factor is that the gate requires you to return to tell them the site that you pick. I would have had to unhook immediately in order to do that, because it is about a mile from the campsites to the front gate, and there wasn't much cell reception. (I was able to receive a call on my iphone at one point, and text messages seemed to arrive, but reception was limited and inconsistent). The water spigots are only on the sites on the inside of the loop and are shared between sites. It would be possible to connect a long hose and fill a water tank, but you can't stay hooked up. There is a dump station at the gate when you leave. There is a nice area for kids to play in the center of the park, but stickers abound. When we arrived we were told there was a fire ban, but by evening it had been lifted. The only other warning is that the gates close at 8 pm sharp. My husband was joining us after work, and almost didn't make it because the there was a sobriety check point set up on Las Virgenes (the main road in). We were later told that is not uncommon for a Friday night. It is a good dark-sky location for star-gazing. We hope to return again for that purpose. We camped at Malibu Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
April, 2010 -
My family stayed at this park as a base for going to Legoland with our four kids. For the purpose of being close to Legoland it ranks a 10. It is only 10 minutes from the park and is easy to access. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was very nice and the facilities clean. Our boys really enjoyed swimming in the pool. There is also a very nice playground that is within walking distance, and just beyond that is the ocean (also within walking distance). The downside, it is basically a parking lot with hook-ups that is walking distance to the beach. And while the beach is nice, when the tide is in there isn't much sand left to sit on. It is also right next to the train. I didn't find the noise of the train bothersome, but I sleep with earplugs. The kids slept fine too. I would stay here again for the ease of access to Legoland, but I wouldn't pick this park just as a getaway beach location. We camped at Paradise By The Sea RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.