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35 RV Parks near Pauma Valley, California
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Not a bad place but it's dusty and dry. The campground was crowded and noisy with weekender inner-tubers for their 'Lazy River' tube experience. The zip line course was awesome. - Anctmariner17
May 2016 - $27.00
Level dirt sites with lots of oak trees. Sites are spacious. Trees not trimmed well. Big rigs beware. Many hairpin turns to get into camp. Limited sites for large rigs. Low hanging branches. But if you can get in without damaging your rig, the camp (in off season) is quiet. Very rural. Take whatever you need as stores are far away. GPS is so-so to get you there. We used 2 different ones and both would have taken us wacky routes. (From the 15, take the 76 east and you'll be OK.) Note that campground is on the south side of street, not north as more than one GPS shows. No AT&T service, but Verizon is OK. No Wi-Fi. No amenities. Only one restroom for entire camp and it was less-than-stellar. But there are porta-potties in various locations. Probably would not go again. - DrM Traveler
Jul 2009 - $35.00
The GOOD: Tubing down the river was the best part. The people working there were friendly. The BAD: Otherwise the place was full of visitors that can be described as "THUGS FOR LIFE." Campsites were overcrowded. People were chopping wood at 11:30 pm outside our window. Blaring Mexican music was a common occurrence. The bathrooms were filthy. Human excrement in the urinals, which were NOT cleaned. The showers were ONLY cold water with NO shower heads, just a stream shooting out of a straight pipe. There were not nearly enough bathrooms for the number of people in the park. Electrical hookups were shady at best. Our breakers kept popping and it was BARELY enough to keep the RV cool. SUMMATION: We had a good time regardless of the conditions. But I doubt we will be back, as there are plenty of other places in southern California that offer better camping conditions. - lagreca
May 2017 - $15.00
I stayed here for a couple months. The roads in the park are a bit narrow and rough for rv's to traverse. In spots they are nearly impassible and heavily rutted. Few spots are level. Mine was so unlevel I could not level my rig. The only internet available was theirs though they told me I would be able to get my own wired -sure, if you want to put up a 30 ft tower for satellite reception as I later found out! Their wifi is highly weak and unreliable and they'll charge you for that. Their laundryroom and single washer and 2 dryers were dirty. My clothes came out smelling worse than they went in. It's 15 mi through the beautiful mtns for shopping and descent food -Escondido. The worse part is they for some reason wanted to keep moving me to a different spot each month. That was maddening. The lease agmt they will want you to sign requires you to waive 1 or more rights. I will never be back and strongly recommend you NOT visit. It's a beautiful area, but I could not find a worthwhile park around for fair value. I would consider another region. Beautiful area, but lousy park. - 2 maybe 3 eagles
Jun 2012 - $40.00
According to the campground's website, they can accommodate trailers and 5th wheels up to 40'. This is simply not true! The road that runs through the campground is steep, winding, and over hung by hundreds of low branches. In retrospect, we should have left as soon as we arrived. The park is old, run down, and covered in red ants and thorns. The fellow campers were noisy and inconsiderate with no supervision from staff. The pool was old and dirty. Several other fellow RV campers we spoke to agreed. The sites are incredibly narrow, close together, not level, and overhung by very low branches. Although we are very experienced in maneuvering our 36' 5th wheel, we struggled to navigate the road through the park and then to get into our narrow site. After positioning our trailer on every leveling block we own, it still was not level because the site was so far sloped. When it was finally time to check out after two nights of very little sleep due to noisy campers that partied until 3 in the morning, we were finally told that the dump station that is listed on their website was not operational. The final straw came when trying to pull out of our pull-through site. Branches and sharp corners blocked by boulders made it almost impossible to navigate our trailer out. After over an hour of trying to maneuver between boulders and branches, our trailer was completely wedged between. We had to call for help and be towed out. Any type of RV, especially one of any length, should never attempt to camp at this campground. Only people in tents, who wish to party all night instead of sleep, should reserve a site at this campground. We will never return! - SoCalRVFamily
Sep 2007 - $30.00
Nice place in the wilderness, lots of shade and trees. No hookups but nice big spaces with picnic tables, great for ourdoor people who don't mind dry camping. There is water in the park and a spigot to fill your RV by the showers. Not much to do but enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the sunsets. Dogs loved it. We will be back. - coyotetraveler
Sep 2006 - $45.00
We had stayed at this park before and had a wonderful time, but it had been approximately 15 years prior. We were very disappointed in the changes that had occurred. The majority of the park is occupied by permanent residences, which include RV's and park model mobile homes. There are only around 10 full hookup campsites that can be used for campers. I only saw one tent site, which looked nice. The bathrooms that were located near us were closed the entire time we were there & smelled really bad. There was only one picnic table for all of the RV sites and you can get a fire pit upon request. There are 2 ponds, one looks like they are trying to empty it & the other looked nicer, but still had a lot of trash in & around it. There was no longer a store, or the large clubhouse that we remembered. The playground looked run-down & had graffiti written on it. The first night we were there, 2 men were involved in a fist fight. It was not very peaceful because there was always dogs barking and loud music playing. We couldn't walk our dog like we usually do, because there were always stray dogs running around that looked sick. The price for this campground was an astonishing $45 a night, what is normally paid for a camping resort. This campground is no resort. - lttldee
Aug 2013 - $30.00
This campground is within Palomar Mountain State Park, and it is great for families. The road in to the campground is narrow and windy. Fortunately, there is not much traffic. Our group had RVs in sites 30 and 31. Site 30 is a pull through, level, close to the bathrooms. Site 31 has a lot of trees but is not even close to level. The Ranger programs are fun, there are many trails to hike, and a fishing pond within walking distance. - latraveler18
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Took our camper out for its maiden voyage here. This place is such a lush little hidden gem right in San Diego. The park itself has three small ponds which are mosquito treated, and the ducks and swans are gorgeous there. They also sound hilarious. The lakeside spot was perfect, great drive thru spots open. The pool is clean and a hub for family and kids. Lots of residents here but they're very friendly. There's an easy hike if you walk to the back of the park and under the gate that rewards you with gorgeous views of Palomar and a few other lovely surprises. There's many old Oak trees and lots of shaded picnic tables. A small church group meets there in a natural outdoor amphitheater, walk up past it and you'll be rewarded with a serene, crystal pond that perfectly reflects all the trees and skies. The camp hostess is a local and she is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly, and supportive. Note: the drive to get there is pretty tight and windy so sway bars help a lot. If you miss the turnout for the camp entrance don't worry there is a place for you to make a u turn with your rig albeit 3-4 miles down the road both ways. Watch out for military vehicles. - NSvihlDMD
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We booked in advance two nights.We Changed or plans. Camp ground gives no refunds for any reason. We went there. Saw how small the sites were, tried to get a 39ft fifth wheel in, but not enough room to maneuver. Finally insisted o a refund to size of site and conditions. Lady was good to help had to contact manager to do refund. Park is ok for small campers, but it is very old and needs some up grades. Would not go back in a big rig. - wedgedriver
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed for the July 4th weekend and had a great time. The staff was polite and responsive. The bathrooms were clean enough. There were 3 showers for the women but small with no benches or ledges for your things.
The pool was clean and refreshing. We had electricity and water at the campsite, but not septic.
When we made our reservations they said we had to bring our own fire pit, but when we got there, they had put one on our site. Then on the second day they installed a BBQ for cooking near our picnic table, which was nice as we did most of our cooking outdoors.
The only problem we had was with campers next to us. A large party on several sites, they were loud, drinking and using foul language late into the night. Despite having "quiet hour" at 10 PM, no one did a thing, as the office was closed. So we were up late, trying to enjoy our own fire, but had to listen to that late into the night. We especially didn't appreciate our young boys having to endure that kind of language, the topics, etc.
We complained the next day. They were given a warning. We were given a phone number to call/text if it happened again w the promise they'd be 'escorted' out. However the next night it happened again, lasting well past 3 AM. I texted the number they gave us at 1 AM, but once again no enforcement.
We complained the next day and they said they didn't have anyone to patrol the campgrounds at night or enforce the rules because their security guard wanted 40 hours (full time work) but they didn't have a need for that. I asked why they didn't have someone just for the holiday weekend.
All in all, it was a good time despite the lack of sleep due to the lack of enforcement of the rules. - BarbaraD
Apr 2017 - $45.00
Roads are in terrible shape. Our site was very difficult to back in. Farm animals nearby smelled awful. A run down trailer park not for short term campers. On side of a hill. - Geno1986
Mar 2016 - $23.00
Very nice and quiet. The FHU's are up top unless you're monthly. It's a little tight and laid out somewhat randomly. The dump station is also up top and very inconvenient, and the sign at the dump station apologizes for it. Says it can't be helped. - FLtravelers
Jun 2013 - $40.00
Just stayed 3 nights in a travel trailer at Woods Valley Kampground. We thought we had come to the wrong place at first, but it turned out to be a pretty good little camping spot! We rented spot #P5 which is a full hook-up site and is close to the swimming pool (not intentional, but we had no choice). When we arrived on the Thursday. It seemed like the park was empty except for the permanent residents who take up ALL of roadrunner flats, quail heights, and the area we were in - P. Actually, I think we were the ONLY full hook up spot that was not occupied by a full time resident. Thursday night was super quiet which was a great getaway from the traffic noise in orange county! The manager was great! Very helpful and friendly. Also, that they were trying to "tidy up" the park. Friday morning was blissful and so relaxing but by Friday afternoon an influx of families and children arrived, mostly in tents and travel campers, killing the quietness of the campground. Campers who were behind us in "boomerang" were up Saturday morning at 5:45am letting the kids run free! I'm all for a good time, but 5:45am really? I did venture into the restrooms to wash my hands after packing up, and I'm very glad to report that I have my own bathroom in my trailer to use! A little on the dirty side, but it was Sunday so that may have been why? If you are looking for a little piece and quiet in a relaxing setting, I suggest camping here during the weekdays, which we intend to do next time. And, If you have children, join in the madness on the weekends. It's kid heaven and they will love it. - kiwi14
May 2019 - $55.00
We have stayed here several times in the past and are pleased with the service and condition of this upscale RV park/resort. It is one of the ones that can truly be called a 'resort' as it has all the amenities that one might expect from an RV resort. Part of the Pala Casino & Hotel it offers free shuttle service 24/7 between the resort and the casino. The interior roads are wide and easy to navigate and the spaces themselves are wide with a well kept grass area and picnic table. Trash is picked up curbside each morning. Very little noise from traffic on the main road out front and no train horns blowing at all hours of the day and night. Very pleasant to sit outside with a morning cup or an evening glass. A guide takes you to your site and helps you in if needed. This has become one of our favorite places to toss out the anchor for a few days or longer. The nearest main city is Temecula where you can find all the things you may need, etc. We will continue to use Pala RV Resort whenever our travels take us south to visit family and friends. With the adjacent casino, gas station and convenience store very close by you can stay for extended periods of time without having to go into Temecula but for possibly a few things. - BankShot
May 2019 - $55.00
Very nice RV resort but beware of the roosters. The back half of the park is next to a farm and these roosters start their "cock-a-doodle-do" around 3AM. If you love the sound of farm animals then be sure to get a space toward the back half of the campground. Also, their WiFi had issues most of our weekend visit. We reported it to the front office the first day we arrived. The next day (yes, a day later) we received a follow up call and we were told WE needed to call their ISP. Kind of like going to Home Depot, using one of their self-check out registers, find it doesn't work and then Home Depot telling us we had to call their vendor who supplied the register. The park's ISP told us the park needed to reboot their router to fix the issue. Again, so if that was the solution, why did the customer have to call the ISP??? Other than the WiFi issues and the farm animals waking us up around 3 in the morning. The RV resort was enjoyable. - Dawsondog
Apr 2019 - $40.00
Came here the 1st week of April 2019. Only rained 1 day out of 5. Great Stay, always. We've been coming here at least 4 years. Can't wait for trees to mature (shade). This place has the cleanest restrooms you will ever find. Great friendly staff here to help with anything, check in, pick up trash and will even come out and help you back in with wooden ramps so you don't break your jacks backing in. Big Help for us. Free shuttle to Casino where they have a great happy hour and shows. Lower rates during the week. We will be coming back. Pull through, Back ins, 50 amp, 30 amp. Lots of day trips, Oceanside, San Diego, Julian............ - Eppy
Apr 2017 - $40.00
One of the best campgrounds I have stayed at this year. staff is very helpful. Very well maintained campground. 75% long term residents. Lots of rules to make every resident a good resident. Full services -security, store, close to interstate access. They think of everything. - Geno1986
Apr 2016 - $45.00
This park was satisfactory, as it was close to Escondido where we stayed for the weekend, only 35 minutes to San Diego. We had asked for a spot up top based on another review on this website; the warning is the hill to get up there. I pull a 40' Landmark with a 2014 1-ton truck. If you have anything less I wouldn't go up. It's very steep and will put a lot of strain on your truck. Take a site lower down. There seemed to be a lot of full timers. Picturesque stocked fishing lakes. Staff were very friendly. - North America in 90 days
Jan 2016 - $24.00
We stayed here for five weeks. The sites are nice and large enough for our 45' motor home. We were escorted to our site and then the owner even came by and helped us back in. We stayed for over a month, so had to pay for electric. It is on a tiered system which starts at $.10 a kilowatt and ends at $.30 a kilowatt. We were told that it changes monthly. We were also charged an EECC fee of $115. Our total electric bill was $415, so I recommend using propane. A propane truck comes by on Fridays to fill up motor homes. - greyhoundmom
Nov 2017 - $28.00
The park is a campground, really suited to tenting rather than rv'ing. They definitely need to step up with maintenance if they want me to camp. Trees and shrubs are not trimmed to a safe height or on the sides of the road for rv's to negotiate the road safely. Having damaged the rubber roof on a trailer once and incurred the associated expense I will not be camping there again unless they step up their pruning and do a proper job for rv's. If not then leave this campground to the tenters. - D Miller
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here for one week in a 43ft Diesel Pusher. There are numerous sections and elevations to this park. It is tucked away and about 13 miles from hwy 78 which goes to the coast (Oceanside-Carlsbad) and IH 5. We normally stay closer in but our regular park was booked.
The only down side to this park is WI-FI and Telephone (Verizon) service. It is extremely week and sometimes unusable and it was a necessary item for us. For that reason alone, I could not stay here again (we work while on the road). I understand it is not totally there fault. We used our own Hot spot. They provide Tengonet for 1 computer and charge for any others. Access to spaces for big rigs is good....they will selectively place you where you will fit. It has many trees available and two ponds, and family friendly. Many travel trailers and permanent residents but the park is very well maintained , clean and manicured. It is easy access from IH 15 and about 12 miles to the north end of Escondido. I could not stay here again because of communication access issues. - Bigdogsolo
Apr 2015 - $40.00
We spent one night at a site that had full hookups. The park was very clean, beautiful and easy to get in and out of. The park allows fishing but no swimming since it's a municipal water source. You can also rent paddle boats and small motor boats but go early because they rent out quickly on the weekend. - Tony ML