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20 RV Parks near Shaver Lake, California
Sites: 80 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 51 Reviews
Sep 2018 - $79.00
This is one of the worst parks we have stayed in for the last 5 years, never mind the crazy price! You enter the registration via a steep winding paved road. We are 43' plus tow. The approach road had very tight turns which @ 43' we had front wheels mounting the R curb at the same time the rear wheels and tow were up on the opposite L curb. We paid $79!!! For one of the top 3 Executive pull thru sites #17. After you pull forward from registration Steep slope down into site, big scary trees either side, left side inches away prevented putting slide out and uneven! The RV helper said the site wouldn't work!!! She also said we had to back out because the exit going forward was too tight, and the exit road had collapsed on a tight turn out! We hit the tree on R side exiting. Nightmare! Wife in tears. Only 3 sites for 40' plus. We backed into a 40' site extending out. The whole RV park is an ugly dust bowl! Looks like a Mars landscape! Ugly to look at! Not a blade of grass anywhere, double ugly! We returned from the park after dark. Whole park, entrance and approach in total darkness, scary! Not a single light in the whole park! Cable is so bad it's unwatchable, and they know it. We called the office multiple times between 9 and 10.30 and got answer machine? Went to office and always 2-3 reps??? Internet is unusable. AT&T one bar, but LTE, very slow but usable. The positive reviews are for the cabins, yurts and permanent tents. If you are over 40' avoid at all costs, or risk damage to your unit. As a non refundable pre pay we couldn't wait to leave. avoid, avoid, avoid. - JeffK
Jun 2018 - $68.00
Good location (20 miles) from Yosemite if you don't want to stay in the park with no services. Price is high for what you get. Pool is outstanding and we enjoyed clean showers and outdoor movies. The site we had was really not big enough for our big rig and the interior roads are not very maneuverable for big rigs. The laundry has no change machine or information as to length of cycles. There are no places to sit while doing laundry except on a bench in the sun. Quarters for laundry only available up a steep hill at the office. The variable pricing policy (two types of rates- one with all funds forfeited if cancel) is unusual for an RV park. - Betsy from Ohio
Jun 2018 - $57.00
We chose this park because of the quality of their sister park in Arkansas. Was disappointed that the sites were so close together and interior roads were tight. You have to disconnect the tow before being escorted down a steep hill to get to your site. The dog park is full of grass burrs so had to groom the dog every time she went out. The laundry was clean but could use an air conditioner. Windows were open but hot inside. There were quite a few of mature trees in the park that provided some shade. I think this was a former KOA. You can tell they have made lots of improvements but need to do more. It's a little pricey but pretty close to Yosemite NP. - Possumvalleybrndr
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
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
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Great family owned and operated park for over 50 years! The owners have done a great job maintaining the park which is not an easy task given it's location and weather conditions most of the year. Our site was clean and raked. All sites have a nice picnic table and fire ring. The sites are among the largest I've ever visited (barring Texas sized sites!) . The staff was incredibly friendly as well. The store is very well stocked! Ice, beer & wine, souvenirs, ice cream, a ton of groceries (even cake mix!). I was kind of shocked to see such a well stocked and run store at 7000' in the middle of nowhere! This is also one of the (if not) quietest most relaxing RV parks I've ever been to. If you want to be loud, obnoxious, and party, this IS NOT the park for you. Matter of fact, please stay at Shaver. The scenery is absolutely amazing and the quiet is a huge part of that, so please, please help to keep this park peaceful. - bnunn
Sep 2015 - $44.00
Everything the previous reviewer (allens) said, and then more. Super-sized sites, sufficient to accommodate TWO rigs. 30A and WiFi ($) were more than adequate. The campground was meticulously maintained; hosts provided a $3 ice cream social, which was over the top. EVERYONE we met was very friendly.
If you seek off-the-grid and remoteness, this is your campground - about an hour east of Shaver Lake deep within the national forest. We would camp here again. - CO2RV
May 2015 - $44.00
Really enjoyed this resort. Because of holiday paid $44 for 3 nights and $39 for last night there. The sites had full hookups with 30 amp service, think some do have 50 but since you don't need air conditioner 50 not necessary. Spaces are some of the largest I've seen and very easy to back into. Several people had truck, trailer, car and a boat in the space. It's does take awhile to get to the resort. The distance from Shaver Lake isn't far and the road is good but you still need to go slow so about another 50 minutes from Shaver. WiFi is a pay service with some restrictions, no Netflix or hi data usage sites. If your looking for a very nice relaxing location in mountains I highly recommend this resort. - allens
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful campground in the Sierra Mountains with abundant pine trees and beautiful large camp sites. It is about a 20 minute drive to Shaver Lake, where we usually spend a day or two each year. There is a great creek for swimming (it is cold) and fishing. The fish and game service stocks the creek with trout regularly during the summer months. We have camped here for many years, typically for a week near the beginning of August, and will continue to visit on a regular basis. In the past couple of years, the restrooms have been redone, and now nearly all in the area have flush toilets and faucets. Showers are available at the Dinkey Creek Store for a nominal fee. The store also has some supplies and ice. The downside, no hookups and water has to be hauled to your site. There are not enough water faucets in each loop and you may have to hall your water 100 or so feet as the only faucets are near the restrooms. I carry a 5 gallon water jug and a small collapsible dolly for this purpose. There is also no cell service in Dinkey, but pay phones are available at the store. There is cell service in Shaver Lake as well as restaurants and grocery stores. Overall, if you don't mind dry camping and you love the serenity of the mountains you can’t beat Dinkey Creek. - ctaylor5
Jun 2008 - $10.00
Beautiful park with large campsites with lots of mature trees in a mountainous area that may put a strain on some motorhomes. Nice creek for wading or fishing or near by Shaver Lake for all water sports.gets crowded on weekends. - PaPa Bear
Aug 2007 - $25.00
This is a great place if your okay with dry camping. Sites are very spacious and setting is gorgeous. The only reason it didn't get 10 stars was that the closest dump station is 15 miles away at Edison Campground. The river is wonderful for fishing and play. Very clean campground. - User299
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
May 2014 - $14.00
We arrived to a full campground on Sunday of Memorial weekend, and on Monday everyone but ourselves, the camp host and two other trailers left. It is a beautiful campground right on the lake but close to the store, restaurant and ice cream. Our site (#23) was rated at 30 ft., but a 35 foot trailer could fit. Many of the sites are fine for larger rigs. As one reviewer wrote, be careful because a lot of the sites are double driveways and not good for a solo RV. We looked at all the campgrounds on the lake and like this one the best. College also looked nice. This is a very nice area for fishing, hiking and generally hanging around. - MrSunshine
May 2013 - $28.00
Love camping here. We have been camping at Deer Creek for eighteen years. It is a great campground if your are into sailing. No showers, but that's okay with us. - dswanson
Aug 2012 - $48.00
This small campground is right on the lake and is just a walk away from the boat ramp. Great place to stay if you are bringing a boat. Sites aren't particularly private, but lots of tall Lodgepole pines give it shade. Short walk to Lakeshore restaurant, bar and market. Campground near lakeside road for great bike riding. Good departure point for day trips to Florence, Edison and Mono Hot Springs. Mostly tent campers, but we brought our 5th wheel and got a double site, and selected a premium site which took our rate up to $48 per night. (A little high for a site without utilities: but still nice.) Roads a little tight for the bigger units. - ktboz
Jul 2017 - $28.00
Great place to go camping. No hook ups but not a problem clean site helpful camp host,beautiful scenery. Bigger rvs may have some trouble with a few sites. Mostly tent camping but a few spots work for rvers. - Tom_OC
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Right off highway 168 at beautiful Huntington Lake. The campsites are clean and ready for you upon arrival. Not all sites are big enough for a travel trailer so please use the filters when making your reservation. You can preregister before your arrival so your name is on the site and easy to find. The camp host make you feel very welcome and answer any questions you may have. We love clean and this is very clean. - Tom_OC
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We had an excellent site here with full hookups. The campground host saw us come in and recommended it because of the size of our fifth wheel (32 feet). It was a perfect site, but I have to be honest, it was a "host" site that was open to the public after Labor Day. The park ranger and the campground host were very friendly and helpful. They really made you feel welcome. Now, the entrance to the campground is not great. My husband was concerned that we might have trouble with the hills and curves going out, but we made it just fine. Not sure a larger rig would have found it as easy. Also, the host said there were rattlesnakes in the area, but we didn't see any. This is a great park and we would stay here again if we were in the area. - Bobbi1948
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We had a very different experience then the other camper. It might be nicer in the cooler months. We stayed mid July and it was really hot (100+). There were some trees, but not much shade, they were pretty dead trees. We stayed in site 18 (upper) with hookups. I was very upset when we pulled up and our spot was IN the parking lot. Yes: no camp site. The street also didn't go though so not sure how a bigger trailer would go though there without doing a 20 point turn. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot, so it was hard to get to our spot. It looks like anybody can just park here and walk to the lake, so that was probably why it was crowded. I also thought the lake was closer. It was too far to walk with 2 kids, so we just drove. Our power went out a couple times also. 100+ weather in a trailer with no air isn't fun. We paid for something that wasn't working. We also had to hike up a hill to get to our table and firepit. It wasn't right next to us. When went to hook up our water, it was across the street and the hose bib wasn't threaded. You couldn't hook a standard hose to it. It looked like the other sites were like that too. We did end up filling the tanks with a lot of work. They do have a dump site on the way out which was nice. We were also told we could get cell service here. The area we stayed would get cell service here and there. It would cut out when we would make a call. This campgroup is about 45 minutes from Fresno. We will never camp at this place again. Usually we are fine with campgrounds, but this place was bad. Also, you don't have much privacy. People in tents are right next to their neighbor campsites, practically in each others sites. We stayed two nights and the people we came with left the day they got here because of no power. Their site was 26 I believe, which was right across from us. It was hard to get the trailer level because it was on such an incline. They didn't feel safe in it. If you have the time, I would say to go Shaver Lake instead. We love camping at (another park) which is less then 2 hours away. You pay only a little bit more and you get full hookups. - googles
May 2011 - $15.00
This is an older COE campground. We reserved site 14 with electric only. The only 3 sites with full hook ups are "walk-up" only, meaning first-come basis. We stayed in 14 for 4 days then switched to site 8 which does have full hook-ups and a beautiful view of the lake. It was very quiet and peaceful and the camp-host/kiosk attendant was very friendly. I was a little apprehensive about the steep climb getting back to the main highway but my coach pulled it fine. However, other than the 5 days of unexpected thunderstorms and rain (not their fault) they did find 5 rattle snakes in a few other campsites. So beware if you camp here. We will definitely camp here again. - P&Ax2onThe Go