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12 RV Parks near Tionesta, California
May 2019 - $36.00
Very rustic small RV park in the mountains. Only about 18 or so sites all on grass. Gophers are really causing problems in the sites. Also we had to try 3 different sites to find on level enough that our leveling jacks would actually get us close to level. The surrounding area is a little trashy, with old shipping containers, and just a lot of other stuff. There are no restrooms or other facilities available, but I did see a portable toilet setting nearby. It was very quiet, however, and they actually had the best water of any park we've stayed in. Cloudy night so we couldn't see the sky full of stars. They do charge for electric service by what your meter says when you leave. - Jim & Di
Sep 2018 - $25.00
The park is grassy and mostly level sites. Water and electric worked though the 30amp at our site was out. They have adapters available if you need one. The WiFi didn't work as advertised, in fact, I couldn't get on at all in the evening and the next morning the signal was so weak that nothing would load. There was no cell service either. BUT, after dark, the sky is incredible, so many stars to see and it is quiet except for the distant train at 2am. - Go often
Sep 2017 - $28.00
Very well maintained small RV Park. It is everything the park's website promised. Good wifi, green grass sites, & quiet. It is at the south gateway to Lava Beds National Monument and Captain Jack's Stronghold. Also, Medicine Lake and Glass Mountain are less than 30 miles away. Come with all the food and fuel you'll need because there are no real services within an hour drive. When in the area again we will stay here. - RickB
Jul 2017 - $30.00
As others have said this campground is out in the middle of no where but we found it very nice for us. Our site did not have grass but most in CA valleys do not. The wifi worked well and we had enough OTA channels. There was only 30 amp service though. We ran into a little trouble with our camper and the office staff could not have done anymore to try and help us, great customer service. We would stay again if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Luckily we only had to stay one night while traveling through the area. The park is a dump and is in the middle of nowhere. We had no phone service and intermittent Internet service. The sites are dirt. No cable. The 1 washer and dryer is in a closet. The office doesn't answer the phone, as they are never there. When we arrived a man who could not speak English showed us to our site. We had to chase down the owners, when they finally came home, to pay. Never again! - H1 -
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We stayed at Hawks Nest for 1 week. I don't understand the positive reviews or the GoodSam rating. What is wrong with this park let me count the ways.
1) Dirt, Dirt and more Dirt. The roads are gravel but the pull-thrus 11-14 are dirt. I am talking about red powdery dirt the consistency of flour which sticks to everything. When the wind blows there are dust devils. Very unpleasant. Unable to sit outside
2) Wi-Fi or the lack of it. They advertise free Wi-Fi, but you can't get a signal unless you are on top of the hot spot. Forcing you to sit outside to get online.
3) Laundry: The laundry room is the size of a closet with just 1 washer and 1 dryer. It was dirty and dusty, which meant there was no place to fold clothes.
4) Did I mention the dirt
5) Bathrooms: The bathrooms were clean but another camper said that the woman's shower was full of hair and has been like that for a couple of days. According to a person who cleans the cabins, there is nobody to clean the showers.
6) The management is not very organized. When I made my reservation I talked to somebody who I later found out was the owner. I called later to confirm my reservation with the person in the office and was told there was no reservation
7) Don't believe the web site.. "country store, rec room, free Wi-Fi, clean laundry, barbecue area, picnic tables, immaculate free showers for park guests and so much more" There is no country store. The nearest gas station/stores is 35 miles away.
The only plus is that sites 11-14 are really big and wide. And close to the Lava beds. I would recommend stay 1-2 days at the most just to explore the caves. - newbies2016
Aug 2018 - $18.00
Butte Valley Fairgrounds is open all year and has 20+ full-hook-up sites. CG sites are all back-in. Parking pads are all set on a long stretch of heavily-watered lawn. Spacing between sites is adequate. There are no trees or bushes for privacy or shade. Impressions: Nice, safe, quite CG to spend a night or two when visiting the area. However, expect that the lush, grassy, CG parking pads may be squishy, muddy, and rutted from constant watering. In addition, expect the CG will be alive with mosquitoes - possibly the result of over watering the CG's lawns and/or its proximity to a network of agricultural canals. We enjoyed our 2-night stay. CG was 90% empty. CG with $18 per/night full-serviced sites is hard to beat. - Kona Boy
Aug 2018 - $18.00
We have stayed in this campground twice before & have really enjoyed the area. This year we camped one night & in the a.m. a park staff member knocked on our door & said we had to move our trailer so they could mow & water the grass because the fair is coming up. The staff member waited on the mower while we packed up which seemed very rude. The fair is over 3 weeks away. The fair customers are apparently more important than other customers.Onsite restrooms were locked during our stay. - A A
Jun 2018 - $18.00
Beautiful campground. All sites are backin with ample space. We camped here in a travel trailer. If ever through this area again we will definitely camp here again. My only complaint is there is no bench in the shower and that is very minor. - Sharlou
Oct 2015 - $35.00
I have stayed here numerous times in the past, 20 years ago. Then this RV park was a great place. Now, unfortunately the owners simply are not putting any time into it. Sewer connections are plugged beyond hope so be sure the site you pick will drain. Women's restroom was so dirty my wife refused to use the shower. Men's side was a little better. Dump station, which we had to use since our site's sewer connection was clogged, was good but the hose connection for rinsing was out of service. We had to stretch our own hose from a nearby faucet to rinse things off. The park is used by Waterfowl hunters, most of which are friendly but be aware they leave for their hunting grounds very early in the morning. They also have a very nice "picking" room for the hunters that is usually kept clean, unfortunately when we visited it was disgustingly a mess. To bad, this was once a great park. - Tahoe1840
May 2018 - $35.00
Great Park to stay in! Small town Gem. Stayed there 9 months in a back in spot with small grass area and shed. Managers are amazing and we have yet to find ones like them again. Everyone keeps to themselves but are friendly and willing to help if needed. Clean restrooms and laundry facilities. Nothing fancy but everything you need. Good WiFi and grounds are kept clean. - Valdivias
Sep 2017 - $32.00
New Management has allowed what was a good stop over park to decay into a "trailer park". The park is filled with long term down and outers, it's really not a good place to camp. - Jose2
Aug 2017 - $32.00
This is not a fancy park, the owners were just outstanding, we had a problem with our RV ( be very careful driving the 101 N to Tillamook as they have some hidden road issues that will LAUNCH YOUR RV Airborne) They had ODOT on the phone and they wanted to know the location, later we received a call from the State Trooper also wanting to know the location, we were not the only ones to have problems, thank you, they went out of their way, The park was very clean and quite, great water pressure will stay their again. - tazman1953
Jul 2018 - $10.00
The owners of this place take customer service and care to a whole new level. We parked there for three weeks and there was no concern or request that hasn't been addressed. We extremely enjoyed staying there and getting to know this cute tiny town, local people and the owners. Note: this is not an RV park per se, but a motel with a few RV hook ups so you won't have showers or laundry facilities. We easily managed though as we used our shower and took the laundry to the laundromat just a block away. There is a very cozy courtyard and a recreation room with full kitchen and lounge area, TV, DVDs and magazines and a bathroom attached. The sites are gravel and pretty level, the water pressure was awesome and the quality of water as well, we even used it for drinking (very unusual for us!) Very short walk to groceries, restaurants, post office, hardware store, library and a coffee booth. The place is extremely well managed and taken care of, clean, quiet and safe. Will definitely stay there again when in the area!!! - Freedomlovers
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Very friendly staff. Would deffinately stay here again. - Blkjac
Jul 2017 - $15.00
If you are looking for a clean, safe and quiet overnight spot for your rv then you will be happy. This place is nothing fancy, just basic but the 50amp worked great as did the water and sewer. Not a destination but a great place for a stop for the night. - Candy pop
Sites: 43 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $5.00
Our rate reflects the 50% national park pass discount. The B loop seemed to have bigger spaces, many of which are a bump out off to the side of the road. So if you don't get one on the right side of the road, your door will open to the road. Or you can drive the wrong way down the road to get the door opening off the road (as we did) and hope you can pull out without meeting any cars. All the roads are asphalt, but the rest of the site is pretty much dirt. Lots of small trees and shrubs for shade, and the sites are nicely spaced. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. We had good cell coverage and actually had TV on the antenna. - ALbums
Sep 2015 - $5.00
I could spend a week here , so much to see & do! Rangers were very friendly & helpful.
Good Verizon cell serivce , not for big rigs , tents on the A loop & everyone else on the B loop I think.
It's dry camping but in the junipers on a mountain with a view. Clean quiet enjoyable , I will return on any trip to Reno or not! - packardrob
Jun 2014 - $10.00
Stayed here a few weeks ago. if you are spending a few days in the park, it's the place to camp (Tule lake is a good 30 minute drive away). As another reviewer pointed out, the sites are a little awkward but everyone makes it work without hassle. We stayed in kind of a curbside spot which was fine for our trailer and we could still pull our vehicle up to the side. There were also back in and pull through sites - several sites for sure were really only suitable for tent camping. Restrooms were really clean. There were lots of flies, so beware. The rating takes into account the location - the caves are really neat to check out, you can access several without being in super great shape (we did it with our kids). We also hiked the cinder cone with the fire lookout tower - the ranger up there was really nice! If you have kids, be sure to do junior ranger program! - chit_chat
May 2017 - $25.00
This is a lovely spot next to a small lake in a very quiet 55+ community (RV sites on the opposite side of the lake). Staff couldn't have been nicer. Only drawbacks were 1) they charge $20/night extra for 50 amp, which we couldn't use anyway because 2) the sites are not very conducive to trailers/5th wheels. Hookups were at the rear or on the wrong side (and we made our reservations several weeks in advance for mid-week during the first week of May). We had to back up almost to the pedestal, add our 50-to-30 amp extension, get very close to the neighbor, and block his view of the lake. It was fine for an overnight stay. No sewer hookups or dump station - there's a honey wagon that visits on certain days or the fairgrounds down the road. Good cell service and over-the-air TV. - Keeping up with the Joneses
Jun 2015 - $18.00
The rate is based on the weekly rate. As mentioned in other reviews, it is mostly an RV park with park model homes. The few sites for rent are on gravel, fairly level and shaded. Along with the trees come lots of birds... It is very quiet. There is no wifi or cable but you get several channels with just your antenna. It has a sign that indicates it's a 55+ park but that may just be for the residents. No extras but not a bad deal. The owner is extremely nice. She only accepts cash. - Susan C.
Jul 2013 - $19.00
This small park, with most of its sites occupied by permanent residents, is located in an agricultural area adjacent to a sizeable pond. It’s very quiet, but expect a high population of insects. Only a few sites have a sewer connection. Instead, the owner pumps directly from your unit to a portable tank once a week. The resident owners are very friendly and always willing to assist visitors, a factor that overcomes many of the shortcomings of the park. There is an excellent selection of cable channels, and a dedicated wash area for vehicles. Brushes and hoses are supplied here in the event that you don’t have them. I didn’t use Wi-Fi due to a strong Verizon signal available here. I’d suggest calling in advance to determine site availability as there are very few available. - GreenMtn08
Jul 2018 - $25.00
This is a "bare bones" facility at the county fairgrounds. Restrooms were quite clean - showers fairly clean (but I kept my flip-flops on to shower. Shower at the end got hotter quicker. Electrical outlets for hair dryers, etc., available. Full hook ups and dry camping are available. Dry camping is $15/night. The bathrooms are locked up on weekends unless the weekend worker opens them for you, which he did. We pulled in about 3 pm and checked the "self sign in kiosk" but there were no check in envelopes available. Luckily, we had some, and put our check in there. The weekend worker came to check on us (to see if we needed anything) at about 7 pm. Apologized for not checking with us earlier but, because of the fires, they were busy readying the back pasture for horses to be brought in from ranches in the burning areas! The gate on Crest St. Closes at 9 pm. This is the easiest access to RV Park. 50/30/20 available in electric, easy to access sewer line and water. Is it scenic? No - but a great place to spend a couple of days to see Crater Lake and other parks. Personnel very friendly. Bring mosquito spray! A previous patron mentioned flies, but we had none. But we did have mosquitoes! No shade. But in July highs were mid/high 80's, lows in the 50's. There are dog poop bags at the little sign-in kiosk. No fenced pet run, but plenty of grass area between the pull-thru FHU spaces and the back-in dry camp spaces. Lots of trash cans for trash in FHU area. Well lit at night - so if you have a hard time sleeping with lights, bring window blockers or a sleep mask! Spaces are fairly level and gravel, a little lower around the utilities. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. Just need to check to see if there are events that might impact availability. - Stagedoor
Jul 2017 - $25.00
We stayed 2 nights to see nearby NPS sites. The park has a 3 night maximum stay limit. The park is located in town close to services. The best access is off of Crest St when the gates are unlocked. The interior roads are a mixture of pavement & gravel. They are sufficient to maneuver larger RV's. The sites have P/T access contingent on other site usage. The P/T sites were long enough to say connected to a toad. The parking pads are gravel. This park seems to understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were generally level and flat but there was shallow swale near the utility connections. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), & sewer. The sites were large enough to select the utility connection placement. The sewer connection was above ground making it difficult to establish a downhill flow depending on discharge point. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. Distance established privacy between the sites. Sites didn't have an outside table or fire pits as open fires are prohibited. Site orientation didn't allow RV's to cast shade onto the patio side. Very few trees so there was nothing to interfere with satellite reception. No cable. The park brochure made no mention of broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any OTA channels. No park provided WiFi. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about cell phone reception. No designated fenced pet area. There was 1 bag dispenser and collection station for waste at the self registration station. There were garbage cans around the RV area for waste & trash. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park's roads & grounds. Preferred arrival time is during office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Preferred method of payment is cash or check. Credit Cards accepted during office hours only with a fee charged. - bsb814
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here in 2014 when we needed work done on our towed. The RV park has improved since then and appears to be better maintained. We didn't use the restrooms because they're now locked but that's a plus since it keeps the homeless away. The night attendant is a nice young guy who offered to unlock it for us but we declined since we were only staying a few days.
Power, water and sewer are all in good shape. A water pressure regulator is a good idea. There's no wifi but cell service is full 4G LTE with VZN or TMo. - LMandTinView