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20 RV Parks near Oakhurst, California
Oct 2018 - $18.00
Great NPS campground in the park about 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley. Situated by a nice river (not a lot of water int he fall), the sites are fairly roomy. It's much easier to get reservations here during the season. The price drops to $18 a night and is first come first served after 10/15. - Ugly SAM
May 2017 - $26.00
This is a nice place to stay outside the valley. Less than a mile away is a hotel where you can have a drink and listen to an awesome piano player most nights. It's not not super close to all the regular tourist things. Not the best place to stay during busy times. It's right by the river. - Ugly SAM
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Lovely campground right on the river. Just a 30 minute drive to the valley. There is a pretty busy road right above the campground. The noise wasn't too bad, but it made walking anywhere a little hazardouse. No hiking trails right from the campsite, you pretty much need to drive everywhere. The sites are very small and we didn't have much of a "patio" area to set up on, had to walk around the opposite side to get to our fire pit and you share a common area. Overall, nice and quite and away from the crowds of the valley. No hookups and only port-a-potties but they were clean. - KShipps
Sep 2010 - $18.00
Out of the dozens and dozens of places we've camped, this one stands out as the best and the worst. Let's start with the best: 1. Totally off the beaten path. 2. Easy to find a spot. 3. Glorious natural beauty. Swimming in the icy cold, clear water of the pools is a delicious treat on a hot day. Great views. Lovely lake to paddle and fish in. 4. Many huge sites; great for groups (of which I was a part). 5. Affordable--$18 beats th3 $35-50 of CA state parks. Now, the worst/weird parts. 1. Never met the camp host. Never got checked in. We did see the young man making rounds once, but he never met with any of our group (we had 4 sites). 2. Pit toilets were a disgrace, according to the tent campers we were with. No supplies, nothing cleaned. 3. Bears were about every night, but there was not one warning sign nor any bear lockers for food. Be forewarned. Dumpsters were raided, coolers tipped over, bear scat everywhere. 4. Dogs ran loose and lots and lots of noise on this holiday weekend because of the huge group sites and lack of active "hosting." We did see one sheriff car drive through once in 3 days. 5. Only a few of the sites are RV appropriate. Most are terribly narrow and very short. We have a 24-foot Class C, so we fit in lengthwise. We could get the slide out, but not the awning. And with 3 blocks under the front tires, we were still 3.5 degrees off level in one of the best sites. But, all in all, if you're self-contained and can get one of the good sites and if you don't mind hiking steep trails down to the water, this place was a real backwoods adventure. - JCLC
Sep 2018 - $35.00
This fairground is literally the only place for miles around, so they can overcharge ($35/night) for what's delivered: very unlevel, highway noise, mostly dusty areas, heavily chlorinated water, no sewer hookup, flies, people scavenging from dumpster after dark, showers used by local 'showerless' people, urinal that overflowed when flushed; backhoes & other equipment in use by early AM on grounds. An appropriate fee might be $20-25/night--not $35. The next closest RV "park " in Cathays Valley is just a repository of disintegrating old vehicles. - Taco stand
May 2017 - $35.00
Everything is on a slope . Just patches of dirt with hook ups in the rear which we could not reach. Could not get level in area 4 where we were sent. They charge extra for each dog!! Nothing to recommend here except the location for a stop before entering yosemite. - kjen62
Apr 2016 - $30.00
We camped at Mariposa Fairgrounds for 3 nights in April, at the same time the Gem & Mineral Show was going on. We'd had a long and occasionally scary drive down SR 49, plus we had a few questions about the facility, so we preferred to talk to a person upon arrival instead of using the self-registration kiosk. The staff acted like they were a bit put out by that.
Since Lots #1 & #2 were quite crowded, we chose to stay in Lot #3. We chose a spot next to the 4-H building, under a big shade tree adjacent to a nice grassy area. Level sites were hard to come by in this area, as was reliable wi-fi, but we dealt with both OK. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
The biggest drawback to this place IMO, is the proximity of the restrooms to the RV lots. Requires a bit of a walk, so if you need to make a midnight dash to the ladies, carry a flashlight! The toilets looked like they could have used a good scrub, but otherwise, the showers were nice and clean and - thank you, God - no waiting for hot water.
Since Lot #3 was somewhat removed from the road, we did not have any issues whatsoever with road noise. The fairgrounds are located about 4 miles from town, and we didn't see a ton of traffic out there, but if you are a light sleeper, you may want to pass on Lots #1 and #2. Note to previous poster and whom it may concern: the swallows' nests in the gazebo have been cleared out, so no "target practice" on your vehicles. If we ever pass this way again, we would definitely consider camping here. - K-Bot
Sep 2018 - $15.00
Like most COE campgrounds, this one is well off the beaten path. Twenty miles from Chowchilla. Avenue 26 out of town is very rough. Have to run slow! We stayed 8 days over the Labor Day weekend and the place was packed till Monday then we were one of only two people there. It was wonderful! Our site was hard to level the unit but a lot of them were more level. Big site with awning over the big picnic table. Nice fire ring. Our cell service (Verizon) and hotspot worked well. The Volunteers were GREAT! We saw them patrol the park regularly and very friendly. The park is also patrolled by the Sheriffs department. (I was stopped and warned for not using my seat belt.) Morgan, the park Ranger was more then helpful. He spent more then 30 minutes standing in the hot sun telling us about how the water level fluctuates more than 40 feet during the year. No sewer but the dump station was convenient and easy to use. My only complaint is the big scratches down the side of my unit. My RV is 13ft tall and the branches are only 12ft off the ground. Make sure you have all the supplies you need. It is twenty miles to town. - Roamer on wheels
Aug 2018 - $30.00
This campground is well kept. It has some 50 amp sites which is helpful when you stay there in the middle of summer like we did (testing out a new motorhome). There are a few sites with full hook ups. - Mark 5252
Apr 2016 - $15.00
This is a beautiful park indeed IF you want to get away from the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Facilities were spotless. All hookups were fine. The price is great. Dump station is easy to use. There is plenty of hiking, walking and fishing to keep you busy. Be prepared for: rough roads going out to the park, no wifi, very sketchy wireless service and active rattlesnakes. Just be prepared. We stayed here for 8 days and enjoyed everyday knowing that you must be vigilant and watch the trail or road in front of you. This campground would be a 10 if the roads were a bit better getting there. Its worth the trip!! - Beech35p
Jul 2018 - $15.00
Overall a good campground for visiting Yosemite and Sequoia national parks if you wish to be away from the crowds . Very quiet and hidden with excellent water and electric, No sewer Wi-Fi or cable. Plenty of OTA channels. Gated and locked at night and patrols by national park service. Bathrooms and showers need a good cleaning. Would stay again. - Biggyrat
Aug 2017 - $15.00
Nice campground with great views of Hensley Lake. Unfortunately in 2017 the lake is very low. Located in the desert so don't be surprised to see lots of dry dead grass as you enter the campground. Great central location to drive to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Long but scenic drives. - Kansas Traveler
Jun 2017 - $15.00
The restrooms are adequate and the showers are decent, however they need a good scrubing. Smiley around the bottom and corners. Could use an exhaust fan also. - db77
Oct 2017 - $66.00
Park is easy to find, quiet, and clean. The roads were narrow but the big rigs were able to manage OK. You may have to ask a neighbor to move their tow vehicle or toad when leaving. Electrical, water, cable, sewer all worked just fine. - Markra
Jun 2017 - $73.00
Pricey but convenient/close to Yosemite. Had great amenities but the wifi and cable was terrible. No connectivity if you have AT&T. Clean restrooms. Lots are very close and offer some shade. Site surface is gravel and features a picnic table. - ranic59
Jun 2017 - $66.00
Our site was small and a little hard to get into. Overall the park is great and very close to Yosemite entrance (about a 1 hour drive). The staff weren't overly friendly and having to push the shower water button every 14 seconds was annoying. - 17Yosemite
Apr 2017 - $30.00
We camped here on April 1 and 2 in #116. First the positives: great bathrooms, spacious sites, beautiful lake view, and the space to back our pop-up camper was just right. Negatives: the host was rude. There were kids next to us who were late getting out and he was very rude to them. Also, no one comes around to clean up the sites after people check out. I don't understand why they make you check out at noon and new people can't check in until 2 if they're not cleaning the sites. There was all kinds of trash left behind and no one came to clean up. The other negative was the trash at the dumpsters. We got there Saturday afternoon and the dumpsters were already all pretty full then. By the time we left Sunday night the dumpsters were OVERFLOWING and there were bags of trash on the ground around the dumpsters too. The wind was blowing so the trash was blowing all over. Mostly it is a very nice campground and I recommend it. Just be sure you're out by noon or you'll get yelled at. - Lori LCSW
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Booked through ReserveAmerica. There are few RV parks in the area and the only one decently rated (Blackstone) said they did not have room. I needed to be in the area for a family matter or I would not have stopped in Fresno.
Our GPS instructions dropped us off in the middle of the road with no campground in sight. This was a winding mountain road. We continued on and found the closed ranger station a few miles up ahead with a sign saying "Campground 2.5 miles". There was no more information to pick up. I wound up taking a photo of the posted signs on my iPhone, then we followed the road to find a really nice set of campgrounds. The RV area was a mile or so further on.
All sites are back-in, with a steep grade down. We tried several in our 35-foot diesel pusher MH but could not get level. We wound up just not leveling, so the whole time our back end was lower than the front end. We saw a few other MH that had gone in front end, but we would not have been able to reach the sewer with our current equipment.
This park had a lot of RVs, but the campsites around were mostly empty. This made for a nice area to walk our dog and we wound up using those bathrooms because they were clean and the RV park filthy. - Slkeyes
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This review covers the Meadows camping area of Millerton Lake SRA. The Meadows area has the RV/hook up sites. Full hook ups, W/P/S are in the RV Loop, sites 120-144; sites 117, 118 and 119 have W&P, no sewer, but there is a dump station that you pass on the road to Meadows. The RV sites are arranged in a loop.
Sites 120-144 are basically just large asphalt spaces. Plenty of room for an RV and a large vehicle or two small vehicles parked either in front of the RV or along side if you don't want to put out the awning.
Behind the RV site, off asphalt is a picnic table and fire ring. Sites 132, 133, 120 and 144 are ADA sites. There is quite a bit of extra room at these sites, and the picnic areas also have a wood canopy over the picnic area.
Sites 117-119 do not as much asphalt as the other RV sites and also have the picnic canopy. These sites will still accommodate a large RV. Sites 117-119 more closely resemble a campsite than the other asphalt full hookup sites.
The camp host is at the entrance of the RV loop.
There are bathrooms/coin operated showers at each end of the RV loop. I didn't use the showers, but I noted that they were clean and attended to. All bathrooms and showers are individual rooms.
The non-RV sites all have water (spring loaded spigot, no threads) and are ample and all seem to have canopies. If you don't absolutely have to have power and sewer and can get buy with water in our tank, these sites are actually very nice, some overlooking the lake.
As of 4/3/2016 the lake is nearly full again with the water level just shy of the spillway. When the snow cap melts later in the Spring the lake will probably release water.
The comfort station at the entrance to the loop has a water machine similar to what you see in front of supermarkets, .50 cents a gallon. The machine also sells ice, 8 lbs for $5.
The roads to the campground are in good shape.
No WiFi, but cell service (Verizon) had a strong signal. - Jmaellis
Sep 2018 - $63.00
Shaver is a top notch stay as always. This time they were performing maintenance on the electrical grid so our loop's bathrooms were all closed. But overall it was quiet which we like and there was lots of hiking to be had! - JustImagine
Sep 2017 - $43.00
Edison is a very well run campground with well maintained facilities, friendly and qualified camp hosts in each loop. The number of sites is amazing and any of them provide a short walk to the lake. It is great for families and campers who want it quiet after 10:00 pm. Plus, even altitude, it is open year round. - JustImagine
Sep 2016 - $53.00
The office lady is very friendly and helpful. The site was spacous, clean, and quiet. The roads are paved, but sites are dirt. The powdered dirt that gets in and on everything. Bring lots of mats! This site had lots of room for pop-up canopies and tents also.
The cable TV is excellent and I didn't buy their wifi as my Verizon worked just fine.
The last 20 miles of Hwy 168 is STEEP but the reward of this campground and beautiful lake is well worth the trip. - MJHP*28
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Friendly couple of people managing the place - very helpful getting set up. They assign the sites when you get there. Sites are very close together, but there are lots of trees scattered out, and our site was very level. No picnic tables or fire rings, and the campsite surface was dirt. But the hookups worked fine.
Fairly quiet at night, but there were a couple of groups of loud talkers after 10pm with no enforcement by management. They were quiet by 11:30.
Bathrooms were kind of old and dirty at times. They were out of toilet paper once in the ladies room. No place for kids to play - gravel driveways. But there are some woods just across the street which our kids enjoyed.
Overall it just seemed like you didn't get much for the top dollar ($45/night) price. But Shaver Lake is in high demand in the summer and especially holiday weekends, so I'm sure that's the reason. It's about half monthly renters and lots of big rigs. Not bad if you don't plan to hang around the campsite all day. - richang
Sep 2013 - $40.00
The Park is nice and shaded. I felt like we were staying in the forest. I love the town and the staff was great. This is a great place to escape the city and enjoy the mountains. - angel75
Jul 2012 - $43.00
This was a convenient park to stay in while exploring the Shaver Lake area. The sites are all dirt so you need to watch the dust and bring mats. You can walk into town or to the shore of Shaver Lake. No amenities (cable or Wi-Fi) since it is mostly long term residents or folks who leave their RVs and come up on weekends. We got cell but no Wi-Fi. Nice friendly managers. It's impossible to get into Camp Edison as they book a year out. This worked well for short notice. - Hitch2go
Aug 2016 - $30.00
The campground is beautiful, very well maintained. Sites are large and bathrooms are clean, even though they are pit toilets. However, if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful weekend, don't come here! The loud music and screaming from 2 different camp sites went on until 2 AM and loud rap music started again early in the morning. This was going on right across from the host so I'm not sure how they didn't hear it but nothing was done until the next day when we complained. I wish they were as diligent about enforcing the rules as they are about explaining them to you when you check in! Some people seem to care absolutely nothing about other people. This is a party place. Do not come here to relax. - Lori LCSW
Sep 2008 - $18.00
This was a beautiful park close to Shaver Lake. Most sites do not have a view of the lake but the lake was very close to all spots and the boat ramp was very close as well. It was off-season so the park was almost empty but the sites were well spread-out. Beautiful hikes all around. - SantaCruzer
Jul 2008 - $17.00
Decent campground located on Shaver Lake. This lake is a haven for water sport enthusiasts so the campground is filled with a very energetic crowd. In fact they had so much energy that it was impossible to sleep some nights because of the late night parties. But this park is a very short walk to very nice beaches located in a cove of the lake. That proved to make up for the constant chaos that the campground was filled with. The lake itself is wonderful and I am sure that when it's not the peak of summer, the campground is much quieter too. - MS.K