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19 RV Parks near Shelter Cove, California
Sep 2014 - $46.00
Shelter Cove is location, location, location. It is right on the coast and drop dead gorgeous. It is only about 30 miles from highway 101 (Redway) but it is a slow drive. Road is good but narrow with many tight turns including a few hairpins and a steep descent from the mountains. Use low gear! It took us an hour and a half to do the 30 miles in a 38’ class A towing a dingy. The park itself has full hookups but otherwise is minimal. Sites are close together on dirt with few trees and not level. But the view is fantastic. It sits right next to the community runway and occasionally small private aircraft take off or land but only during the day. Lots of fishermen (and women) and surfers as that is the main attraction here. No Wi-Fi and cell coverage (Verizon) is weak. Travel caution – the road between Shelter Cove and north to Ferndale (the Lost Coast) is terrible. The road itself is in horrible condition with dirt in a few spots. And since the pavement is in such terrible condition, the dirt is better. Many, many tight turns with many very tight hairpin switchbacks steep both up and down. We had to disconnect twice on hairpins. Speed is usually under 25 MPH and one still bounces all over the place. The drive is just not worth it. The view is nothing to speak of. Only a short view of the coast. Much better views can be had at Shelter Cove or Ferndale. - WillieBilly
Aug 2013 - $25.00
First of all, the 22 mile drive from Hwy 101 to this place is a real nail biter, especially pulling a 35 foot trailer. This town is a fishing village and if you don't fish ( we didn't) there is nothing to do. Campground is dismal as there are really no designated sites. No trees. We did not use the facilities except laundry and the washer and dryer were very old and rusty. Weather cold and foggy. We planned on staying for 6 nights but left after 3. Never again. - borregoannie
Jun 2013 - $25.00
The road in and out is a real tricky one, slow and easy. You're dropping to sea level here folks; those are mountains you came from! This is as rugged a get-away-from-it-all campground as you will find with accessability. A gorgeous BLACK SAND beach, nice owner, great fishing and tremendous beach combing and birding. Stayed a week and HAD to leave but WILL return. If you are into remote beaches, THIS IS IT and fairly easy to get to. - horsefolk
Nov 2016 - $35.00
We've been full timing for 7 years now. The place wins the award for the biggest dump we've stayed at. The site was paved but very narrow. It had been raining a lot so our coach was in a lake due to poor or nonexistent drainage and we were in a huge mud hole. The rest rooms were disgusting at best and the showers have a patina of crud every where you looked and were barely warm. There are a lot of full time folks with rigs covered with tarps and garbage everywhere. They have wifi but we could get nothing from their site. Verizion and MIFI works down there. Traffic nose from 101 is pretty loud but the traffic is only moderate. We may stay here again because it's the closest place to some friends we like to visit. Even if they dropped the price down to $5/night I wouldn't recommend it. They have a dump station that had the lid open and 6" of rain water standing in the containment basin. I really surprised that the health department hasn't shut this place down. - pumper9x9
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Stayed at 183 campground in the last 5 years since we retired - this has to be the worst ever.
In the 6 days we stayed there in March 2014 restrooms were not cleaned at all I took a GI shower in the MH as it was nasty. We finally moved to site with sewer but left a day early and gave up the money.
Park is full of run down Rv's that are in horrible shape. Most of the park is full time folks. Dogs running loose all over. I walked our dog out of the campground.
Good Sam rating of this campground is not to be believed. - rr2254545
Jul 2010 - $40.00
We wanted a stop over spot for one night, and had a RV site and a tent site. Dean Creek is a pretty little campground right off Hwy 101. You will hear the traffic. It is an older campground that looks like it is getting some upgrades, but has a ways to go. The staff was friendly. They have a pool, spa and sauna. They have an old minature golf course that is free and was fun despite needing repairs. The sites are very close, if you have slide outs you are right over the next site's picnic table or fire pit. I was also overcharged and am waiting to see if they make it right. - seabreezervers
Jul 2019 - $68.00
We spent two nights at this facility and, despite the rather high price, enjoyed our stay. The sites are gravel/dirt and are a bit worn so expect to be leveling your rig a bit. Power, water and sewer were fine; however, WiFi was spotty. Each site has grass separating it from the next but, what with water conservation, they are watering with sprinklers to keep the grass somewhat green. They do carry some supplies in their store and their common/game room looked comfortable. Showers and bathrooms were very clean. The pool is big and sparkling and they have a large 'splash' area for the little ones. Plus, the golf course has been reopened! While this is a 'stand-alone' KOA, it still seems to be linked to the Historic Benbow Inn which is a short walk along a lighted, under-the-highway path. In fact, there are a number of cottages at the park which appear to be occupied by employees either of the Inn or the park; however, they are very well-kept with no personal items outside. The Inn has a beautiful deck in back where you can have dinner or just sit with a drink and enjoy the beauty of the area. Employees of both facilities are friendly and accommodating. This is our third time staying at the park and we would stay here again if ever in the area. There's not much to do in the area so be prepared to relax, golf, swim and enjoy a drink at the Inn. - CADreamin
Jan 2019 - $55.00
This is a very nice and quiet RV park. Park is very clean and there is a river in close proximity that helps block out road noise. Very nice and friendly owners, warm greeting and hassle free check in. AT&T 2 bars, Verizon 3 bars at 4G. We had a 39 foot motorhome and small tow vehicle that fit in a pull thru site. Nice grassy area for our dogs. Hookups are at back of site, but not too far away. Overall a nice KOA and friendly staff. - JeffG
Dec 2018 - $40.00
This park seems to have more room between sites than most KOA's I've stayed at. The CG is old but the the up keep has been good. Roads: paved and narrow so it's easy to trail your rear wheels over the grass or into somebodys rig on the corner sites. Sites gravel and not all that level and very narrow. Hook ups are at the rear of the sites so be sure and take that into consideration when setting up so your hoses and cords can reach the hook ups. Bathrooms and showers were spotless. Showers have great hot water and good pressure. The only issue I had with the showers is that the shower heads are low and might be an issue for folks who are taller than me. (about 90 % of the population) Verizion phone and Mifi worked well and they have their own wifi. The amount of free access is somewhat limited but enough to take care of most buisness and if you run over the limit you can buy more time at very reasonabl rates. Security seemed pretty good and we had no problems. The only discounts they give is for the KOA card and military. We've stayed at a numbe of parks in the area at this time of year and have found that this is the nicest one that's open. We will probably stay here again when we're in the area. - pumper9x9
Sep 2017 - $38.00
Very beautiful campground. There were not many campers so we were able it use a very large handicapped site so we didn't have to disconnect. We stayed only 1 night. The only down side was they charged for each dog, ( It is California) I have 3 and it's dry camping. Campground has 3 sections, one by the river. We will use again. - Gramacony
Oct 2014 - $33.00
Richardson Grove straddles highway 101 and contains a small but very nice old-growth redwood grove. Unfortunately they chose to build highway 101 so it runs right through the middle of the grove, cutting it in two and destroying the normal quiet of a redwood grove. It is a nice little park nonetheless and the campground is pretty good. It is a typical no-hook-up forest campground with flush toilets and water spigots around. The road is narrow but not too bad and many of the sites could handle a larger RV than our 31 ft. fifth wheel. There is decent space between sites, though most have driveways at right angles to the road, making backing in a bit tricky. There are a few pull-throughs. No dump station but there is a commercial campground nearby that has one. Our Verizon data reception was marginal but with our MiFi we got good Internet. - MrSunshine
Mar 2010 - $26.00
A nice park with very nice managers. Our site was great and very quiet. We were entertained by the stellar jays and woodpeckers. Wonderful redwoods all around the area. - wildhorsecoach
Jun 2019 - $28.00
The Passport site said that the Passport rate was $17.50. I should have asked. It was $28. The electric went out shortly after we got there and didn’t come back on until 4:00 pm. The laundry had two usable washers but no working dryers. The sump station was out of order. They say they have WiFi (for a fee) but we could never get it to work. We had no connectivity with our cellular. It seemed like mostly those who were there were living there. We would not stay here again. - Anita Howard
Apr 2019 - $20.00
I thought this place was fascinating and I met the friendliest and most genuine people while camping here. I think people are going to love it or hate it depending on what you seek. The grounds are old and several old cabins look unused. It doesn't look like a lot of money is put into upkeep and there isn't enough staff to handle the incredible upkeep it must take. The hosts are amazing and the other campers were awesome, quirky, and interesting people. I don't know that many people consider themselves 'uptight,' but I don't think this is for that type of crowd. If you come here, you have to slow down and chill. - MWM
Jan 2019 - $20.00
Only stayed 2 nites for a quick break. Just ok; had to pay for wi-fi. Run down but probably pretty nice in spring and fall; not so much in the winter. - Buck44