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25 RV Parks near Dobbins, 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
Sep 2018 - $72.00
Thoroughly enjoyed the park. It's a campground with hookups, not a park with sterile manicured concrete RV resort. Roads and parking pads were gravel. Larger rigs may find it difficult to navigate. There is a nice clubhouse. Bathrooms and showers were spotless. Forested setting so lots of shade. Park grounds were well maintained. Owners extremely friendly and helpful. - TravelinTail
May 2018 - $60.00
Excellent campground, the owners are very friendly. Dump station is real easy to use. The park is well though out, most of park is in the trees . Great walking paths near by, plus the railroad museum. Will definitely come back. - flagstaff1962
May 2018 - $70.00
Very pretty campground that has done a lot of renovations, but there are only a few good pull thru spots for us, since we have a 41' foot 5th wheel, and are 58 feet overall. I actually had to put it in 4WD when exiting the park going up a gravel hill. This park would have been given a 9 if they had sewer connections and 50 amp service. Our site # 15 was huge and right up against the fence to the Train museum. The museum was a good thing to do while you are here. The restrooms and laundry room were first class, but we did not use them. Wi-fi was great, because the campground was only about a 1/3rd full? - Vipermanden
Dec 2018 - $45.00
We will go back! Great park for big rigs. Most all of the sites are pull thru. Several golf courses nearby. Lots of great restaurants in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Bring your motorcycle. Great riding from the campground. Small fishing lake next to the park. - Lonnyp
Sep 2018 - $20.00
Dry camping, no number, just park it. We dry camped for the Draft Horse Classic (which you should attend sometime) We have in the past had full hook ups but its such a big and nice fairgrounds (said to be the best in California by many) we like to dry camp. In full hook ups 50 AMP. The also have water/power hookups scattered around the grounds you can us if you wish. You can camp in big open fields, in the trees or ?? They just tell you, go find a place you like. WiFi is good, cell service strong. We will stay here again (in fact have booked another stay there for October 2018). Dump station is available near the office. Easy to get to. - Bobcat1
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Staff very friendly. Park very quiet. Power and water all good. All hook up in center as well as dump. Sites level and gravel. They have a water truck twice a day to keep dust down. Some shade area's are tall pines. If you need clearing for satellite center of site map best for that. Verizon signal about 2 bars works good over air TV signal ok too. Great park and location for visiting the area. - margeandbob
May 2018 - $30.00
We stayed mid-week in May and there were only a couple other people in the park. Lawns were well kept and sites were clean. There was adequate space between sites. We did not use their restrooms or showers but took a peek and they appreared/smelled clean, but old. It's a good overnight spot and we would stay again. - User2486
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Overall a below average experience. Shower drains were semi plugged but a shower nonetheless. One flush toilet (that I saw). Port-o-potties otherwise. Yuk. No cooking grate over the fire pits - bring a BBQ. Or travel with your food to find one of the few grills that seem to be in common areas. Hope you like your neighbors. Spaces are pretty close together. Water at every site makes up for some inconveniences. The noise level in this campground was absurd. Barking dogs-OMG! Some dude brought his sound stage?! With a light show no less! Terrible and too loud singing from 7:30 to after 9. It's camping people: for karaoke, head to the bar, not the great outdoor. Please have some respect for the spirit of what camping is about. Leave the portable loud speakers at home. And the too much barking dogs too. Campground caretakers seem to be less than visible when required to address campground rules. - Camp tourist
Jan 2013 - $20.00
This park is getting better every time we stay here. We use this park as a base camp every year, and we have watched it improve with every visit. The county has now placed an on-site caretaker here, and they continue to make improvements. It is very quiet here during January and we noticed that the locals are not abusing the facilities any more. If you are in a big rig, be aware of overhanging tree limbs and a few tight turns though. We navigated it with a 36' fifth wheel with some minor difficulty. Slim to none opportunity to find a satellite with a roof mounted unit, portable units will work better at finding a hole through the many Sycamore trees. Bathrooms have been upgraded with tile and new fixtures, but they still are not kept very clean. - americana36
Aug 2018 - $1.00
Been members for a while but 1st time in an RV (39 foot 5th wheel). Roads are now fully asphalted, sites are all level on gravel and full hook-ups (ours' was 50 amp). Everything worked great! Other members were really nice (have to pass a background check to become a member) and offered great advice/ suggestions on how to maximize our enjoyment of our new 5th wheel. We didn't use the pool or hot tub this time, but love the adult rec room. There is also a teen rec room and a younger child rec room. Love this place. Well-maintained and they made a lot of improvements over the last two years. - Tgianco
Sep 2016 - $1.00
A great family campground. They have a pool, hot tub, playground, basketball, volleyball, little kids play room, teen room, adult club room (large fireplace, TV, pool table, table tennis, lots of puzzles to work & books to read). In the summer they have movies under the stars & ice cream socials. There are holiday BBQs with DJs, dancing & games. It is mountain camping at it's best. The staff is friendly & helpful. We have made 7 trips there this year. Won't go anyplace else. - P Martinez
Aug 2012 - $1.00
We bought a membership here a few months ago when our membership park went bankrupt. This is a very family friendly campground. What we like about it most is they have full hooks up (our other membership campground didn't have sewer at it's campsites) and our 13 year old kids love the teen room. It's really nice to find a campground your kids can grow with. There is a small kids room, teen room and adult room. Providing a special hang out room for teens is exactly what we needed so I never have to worry about my kids giving me the "it's so boring" whine. If you go on a crowded weekend (Memorial or Labor Day or their Luau theme day), your teens will even like it better meeting new friends in the teen hangout. The staff is friendly, although I highly recommend you drive through the park and pick out sites that accommodate your needs because you can't just describe what you need and expect to be placed in an appropriate site. We also really like the free day pass to the lake close by, Scotts Flat. That's a great perk and one of the main reasons why we bought a membership here since we bought a fishing boat a couple years ago. All in all this is a nice, family oriented camping ground and I recommend it to anyone living in the area who is considering a membership campground. - coopco
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Busy weekend, the roads coming in and the access roads are all very narrow, with camp kids spilling out into the street. Most of the sites seemed reasonably level. - Sparksrick
Sep 2016 - $48.00
Easy in, easy out. All sites in both gates are beautiful. On or off season, this is a beautiful peaceful place to stay. People in town and at the lake are warm, helpful and friendly. From reservations, the gate, marina, store and maintenance our stay was made wonderful because of them. The sunrise and sunset is unmatched because of the Osprey flying out over catching their meals. - leissa george
Jul 2015 - $32.00
We camped here twice, the first time in mid-May 2015 and again in mid-July 2015. The first time we stayed in Camp (or gate) 2; the site we stayed in was fairly roomy, level and easy to back into. The second time we stayed in Camp 1 in the "group camp site" ( mainly because we made our reservation late and this was all they had). Many of the sites in this location were not easy to back into and the site we were assigned was very unlevel, so much so I couldn't level the trailer using all the tricks I knew. I went to the office, asked for and got an alternate site which was better. Later we walked around Camp (or gate) 1 and many of the sites were fairly unlevel, so consider this if you decide to stay here. The bathrooms are clean, there is a store in Camp 2 and a lake, which is part of the campsite. We saw lots of people who had brought boats, so if water sports are your thing, consider this site. The site is near the Empire Mines state park, the towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, so there are plenty of things to do nearby. If you go there, I'd recommend camp 2. - neuronz