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22 RV Parks near Clipper Mills, California
Jun 2018 - $1.00
We stayed here as Thousand Trails members. I have to admit, at first I thought this place was a bit sketchy. The park is older and in some ways run down. Many perfectly good spots are tents only and I suspect it's due to the fact the power isn't working at those sites. Some sites are pretty ugly, dug out of the hillside and rather unlevel. But there are many gems tucked away in the trees. Our spot was level, secluded and we had a great view of a grassy hillside that deer visited every evening. Good shade too in a lot of spots. The lake is beautiful and full of fish. The lodge is very nice with an adult room with free pool tables (you have to pay to play in the rest of the lodge) and a huge lending library. We ended up really loving the resort and if the new pavement on the road in and our very new power pole are any indication, they are making improvements. We'd certainly stay again. - DanJenNevada
Apr 2016 - $1.00
If you enjoying actual camping, rather than RV camping, this is a beautiful place. If you don't need an internet or cell signal, or are willing to give up sewer for those, this is a beautiful place.
But since this is a review on a website for RVers, I would not recommend it. My first day here was frustrating beyond belief.
The only sewer available is in X section (note that that section is not available to the public). There supposedly are a few sewer sites in the other sections, but by "a few", I mean "2 or 3", and good luck. Furthermore, there isn't even 1 dump station for every section, and these sections are really spread out.
Here's the lowdown on cell and internet, because I got mislead by other reviews: If you need internet or cell phone service for work, just don't come here, period. The ONLY sections where there is a usable signal (ie, more than 2 bars of 3G) are the top of D section and parts of I section.
Here's the problem with that: About HALF of D section has no electricity. While I was pulling into a spot there, an annual 2 spaces away was nice enough to come tell me before I had leveled, etc., that the space I'd chosen actually had no power, in spite of the lack of a sign; and that, furthermore, unless I had a power booster, I was probably better off not staying in that whole section because the power supply was so bad. (He didn't volunteer this to get rid of me - he told me when I asked him.) H section was closed so we could not check for sewer or data signal there.
If you only need a cell phone occasionally, and are able to deal with dial-up speeds from your Jetpack, and don't need sewer, you might just really like this place. But if you want a sewer site (and also don't care about your Verizon signal) and don't want to pay an extra 5 bucks a night for it, you're still rolling the dice, because they also loaded up the X section with 50 amps sites. (11 of the 40 sites there are 50 amp.)
I wish someone had told me all this before I planned my spring around this campground! - Karen On The Road
Dec 2015 - $42.00
This is a Thousand Trails facility. We stayed as a guest. It's a very large campground with 6-7 different loops you can choose from. If you want cell phone service you need to stay in on of the loops higher on a hill that is closer to the entrance. The other loops are much lower and somewhat hidden in a small valley. Campground is rustic and wild looking with somewhat harder sites to pull into and very curvy access roads. Lots and lots of trees. We saw deer roaming through the campground every day. We stayed in November, so it was quite cool during the day and very cold at night (in the 30s). Water & electricity on most sites, but only a few sites with sewer. They do have a dual dump station as you exit. Very remote site, with a few very small 2-3 building towns nearby. - San Diego Traveler
Apr 2014 - $42.00
The two roads leading to the park (Old Dobbins Rd and Lake Frances Rd.) have some branches that will try and grab your motorhome so be careful as you drive to the resort. The entrance to the RV Park is about a city block before the office. You can either pull in to the park and walk to the office or continue on down the road and park across the street from the office for check-in. Navigating in the park is a little tricky with a larger Class A. Roads are narrow and signage is not the best. We parked in B6. The site was not level and took some jockeying of the coach to get situated so it would not take too much work for the leveling system to do it's job. Electrical was reliable, water pressure fair. Spaces had a decent amount of space between neighbors. Very quiet and peaceful at night, quiet time seemed to be observed by everyone. The lake is very pretty with picnic tables and rental paddle boats. The resort has a good restaurant, ice cream bar and there is a small store in the reception office. The pool is clean and should be a welcome spot to enjoy in the summer. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The allowed us to do a late check out and gave good advice on local sights to see. - Scott F
Aug 2011 - $40.00
Not bad. Very sloped. Our breaker kept tripping. The resort is based on having private guest area at lake, but we saw a lot of locals on the private beach. Also, the private beach needs to be cleaned. Lots of trash and broken glass. Day passes are available although I didn't see their wrist bands. Staff was average. They just need to be a bit more friendly and help people at the counter if they are on the phone. Be aware the roads getting here are very winding. Overall not bad but would be hesitant of coming back soon. - TahoeRVr
May 2010 - $40.00
This is a nice RV park, We were in site B2 which was a nice site, Paved and fairly level side to side had to raise the nose of our rig a bit to get level. The hook ups were in a very weird location compared to any other RV park I've been to, They were all behind our RV, I had to connect two water hoses together to reach the hook ups and had to connect three 10' sewer hoses together to reach the sewer connection. The post that secures the power box was rotted away and falling over, This didn't seem very safe to me. Our site had no fire pit so if you want a camp fire better bring your fire pit, We had ours and glad we did as the weather was not the best, But it could have been worse. The restrooms were kept clean as they were cleaned twice a day. It was a short walk to the office from our site, but a nice walk along the lake which has picnic tables and BBQ pits and a nice beach to relax at or swim. The office is like a old western town setting. Lots to do horse shoes, 2 pool tables, soft ball field and etc. There is also little restaurant and Ice cream store. I would camp here again. - Tony G
Oct 2018 - $62.00
Price shown is for a lake front (W & E-30amp) with a senior discount. Semi-level gravel site with shade and plenty of room. Fire pit and picnic table. They have three sewer dumps as you exit the park, or you can pay for a pump-truck to come to your site. Quiet at night, security, the entrance gate is locked for entry at dusk, open for exit. No cell phone reception, no TV reception, free Wi-Fi only at the Office. No towns close by, so you're here for the lake activities. They have small grocery and bait store at the office. Showers were clean, $.50 for 4 minutes. We camped at Collins Lake Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel. - zigzag
Feb 2018 - $75.00
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. - RVingChick
Jun 2017 - $54.00
This is a very clean rv park. The further out your space is from the store the more private. They only have 3 or 4 sites with sewer. The port-o-potties were the cleanest I have ever used. The park and lake are beautiful. The staff are very nice. We are new to camping and this is now the standard with which I will rate all other parks. - Marilynn Johnson
Jul 2011 - $22.00
This campground is located right next to Running Deer campground. It has 2 group camping spots. Very clean restrooms. No hookups, dry camping only. Very beautiful lake and area located in the Plumas National Forest. Great lake for fishing and recreation but no speed boats. - deedeea
Sep 2011 - $22.00
Memorial Day weekend expect to see snow in the campgrounds. My experience the snow has been all melted by end of June to July. La Porte gift shop has friendly owners. Neat little town feel. Whole area very rustic. Great fishing for rainbow trout and German Brown. Great lake for canoeing, party boat, water skiing but no speed boats. Very relaxed environment. Summer temp avg. 85. - deedeea
Jul 2017 - $22.00
We had made our Reservation 5 months ahead of time & when we got there found out that site had been double booked, or booked in error some other way. We had to settle for a site that was 24' long for our 30' rig instead of the 40' one we had Thought we had reserved! If you have a boat or other such to enjoy the lake. Most of the Time, Bidwell is okay. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend it! There are virtually No Views of the lake because of the heavy fringe of trees between the sites & the shore. - Momads
May 2015 - $45.00
The biggest downside to the Bidwell Canyon campground is that the reservations are not site specific. They are first come first served. For larger rigs that limits the number of spaces significantly when travelling in a group. Upon calling, we informed the park we needed sites together for our group. They indicated they would mark our reservations as such and to just park a car on the site we wanted to save. On this particular stay, instead of quieting down noisy campers and speeding cars, the park police chose to make us move our car from the saved spot. Then, they gave away the spot closest to us to another camper. For the price being charged, system needs to be changed to allow site specific reservations.
In addition, fire ring is way to close to the allowed trailer area. Not enough room to set chairs around the fire ring. Not walking distance to the water due to drought. No AT&T reception. No TV reception. - Maltaman
Oct 2010 - $40.00
We stayed at Lime Saddle State Park. It was okay at best for the money. We have stayed here in the past, but only because there is little else to choose from and in the past it was more affordable. The State of California has doubled the rates at all of their campgrounds because of the budget crisis and it is too bad that they have chosen to get it out of people who enjoy the State Park facilities. The RV sites are $40 and the tent sites are $20 which is very high for what you get. Pay showers as well. We will try to find another place to stay next time. - Eagle4