This is the fourth time we have stayed at this campground in the last three years. We don't mind paying extra ($65/night) for the beach side spots. Our trailer has a huge window at the back, so when we back in we have a great view of the beach & ocean. Each site has a picnic table & fire pit. There are two adjacent drive-ways at each spot - one for your trailer/RV and one for a vehicle/extra gear. Restrooms are clean & private. Showers cost $1.25 for 5 min. (or less money for less time). Every spot has electrical hookups but no water. There are spigots here & there throughout the camp & you can always fill up at the dump station on your way in. The walking/bike trails to both the North & South are beautiful. Lots of wildlife & flowers/vegetation. The campground is with a mile or so of stores & gas stations, but once you're in the park you don't see any of that. There are horse trails as well & several stables in the area to rent horses.
We only stayed here one night, but it was very pleasant. We love nature & felt very close to nature at this park. It was a bit rustic (we didn't see any paved spots) compared to other sites where we have stayed - but we're okay with that. The check in was super easy & the woman at the desk was friendly. We had plenty of space to maneuver our trailer & we had two picnic tables. There is a nice grassy area for kids with several activities (horseshoes, volleyball net, etc.) and the pool looked nice. There is a store which carries a small amount of pharmacy items, RV supplies, misc. paper goods, candy/treats, and souvenirs. The park is right outside the Columbia historic state park. It only took a few minutes to drive there & we enjoyed walking through the old town & learning about the history of the area. We especially enjoyed the old-time candy store! We were a short drive from both Sonora & Jamestown where there are additional historic activities/train rides. We would stay here again.
Half Moon Bay State Beach Campground was fabulous! We stayed there for three nights for my birthday vacation & I loved it! There is a great coastal bike trail to ride or walk along (currently there is some construction going on both to the North & South of the campground, but riding from one end to the other & back to our trailer was 3.42 miles which is a good little ride). I loved that the beach was so close by. I was able to walk on the beach morning & night & would take a chair down & just sit & read & watch the surf. There were several humpback whale sightings - along with a seal &, of course, dozens of birds. We also saw a bunny rabbit in the brush! The campground restrooms were sufficient - but we rarely used them. The showers cost money (I think 4 min. for 25 cents) so we didn't use those either. We liked being so close to town that we could run to the grocery store if we ran out of something - and yet we felt secluded when we were at our camp site. A huge bag of wood cost $10 & lasted us a couple of nights. It was beautiful to walk out to the beach & sit on the sand & watch the sun set - and then to go back after our campfire & just enjoy the moonlight on the water. Each site has a picnic table & a fire pit & there is ample parking - each site has two adjacent drives - a longer one for a trailer/rv & a shorter one for a vehicle/extra gear. There are currently no water/power hookups, however, my understanding is that they are closed now through March 2015 so they can install power/water at each site. We can hardly wait to camp here again.
I love love LOVE Wright's Lake. We used to camp there when I was a child (over 30 years ago) - and it hasn't changed much since then. There are paved RV/Trailer spots with 25' or 50' lengths - and a couple of 'family sites' which can accommodate two families/groups. There are also many tent sites & there is an equestrian loop for those with horses. The lake itself is medium sized with no gasoline or electric motors/boats allowed. The main reason for that is that the lake is fairly shallow & there are NUMEROUS submerged/partly submerged boulders - but the fact that there is no motor noise is really nice. The sites are $20-$36. Reservations are generally required in July & August but September & October are 'walk-in', so you just find the spot you want & grab it. If the weather is nice enough in June they open early. There is a great day-use area as well. Restrooms are 'pit' toilets w/ no showers, but there are water faucets near all the restrooms so there is water to clean up, etc. The road into the campground is narrow & windy & it took us about 30 minutes from highway 50 to the lake. Several times we had to pull to the side for others to pass. Even though there is a sign that reads RVs & Trailer not advised, there were plenty of trailers going up (and even some RVs with trailers). There are nice walking & hiking trails in the area & the lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, or lazily floating in an inner tube or on an inflatable mattress. The water is a bit chilly, but on a hot summer day it feels fabulous!
We loved Pismo Coast Village! Being right on the beach was great & the paved roads/streets w/in the resort were fabulous for riding our cruiser bikes around every evening. The Pismo Beach pier was not far away so we road over there a couple of times as well. The staff were very friendly & the restrooms/showers were clean & warm. The little store was handy, but a little pricey in some ways - although we found their RV parts/accessories were competitively priced. There were plenty of nice restaurants nearby (we always eat at Pismo Beach Fish & Chips) as well. It did feel a tad tight in our spot - our picnic bench was right up against the trailer next door & since they had slide-outs, it made it feel cramped, but we would stay here again regardless.
We stayed at this resort for three nights & enjoyed things overall. However, once we arrived we quickly realized there was clearly an upper class area & middle class area (both with nicer restrooms & showers), & a lower class area (lesser restrooms/showers). The upper class area had a more manicured look/feel & the lower class (where we were) was dirt & weeds - plus the lower class was right next to the horse stables, so there were some fairly unpleasant odors wafting through our site. However, there were lots of wildlife (quail, gophers, etc.) & a path down to the highway. Unfortunately, getting to the beach was not an easy walk. We chose to just hop in the truck & drive down the highway a bit to find a more accessible area (that also had restrooms in the parking lot). Half an hour to Santa Cruz - half an hour to Half Moon Bay - and Pigeon Point Lighthouse just a few miles away made for some fun day trips though. The lighthouse at sunset is gorgeous.
The resort was easy to get to & we enjoyed the beautiful redwoods. The 'river' was a shallow rocky stream bed - but interesting to explore. However, it was a bit of a climb down & up again & at one point you have to actually use a rope to repel down the last 10 feet or so. Also, our particular spot was fairly tricky to back into - rather tight. The facility overall was well kept and the staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunate that other campers didn't abide by the quiet & dogs on leash rules, but the manager was quick to respond when my husband told him about kids running up & down & parties going on at 2am. Santa Cruz beach was 15 minutes away & there were plenty of good places to eat nearby as well. Having to rent a fire pit was a bit of a bummer (guess we'd better buy our own for future visits). There is no formal dump station (we were told it was 'defunct') - but staff told us just to dump both gray & black water/waste right at the site, so we did. We would stay here again.
We stayed here Jan. 29th thru Feb. 1st and had a great time. The location was easy to find and not too far from the highway. It was on a dead end street so there wasn't much traffic. Easy access to the beach via private access gates. Staff were friendly and restrooms/showers were warm and clean. Price was very reasonable.
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Uneventful stay...just like we like it!
We loved Morro Dunes RV Park. We stayed for three nights in January 2014. It was super easy to find and right on the beach. We stayed in cul-de-sac A and there was a private/guest gate 30 feet away with access to the beach. The park was clean and the employees very friendly. The little store had a variety of RV accessories, clothing, souvenirs, and food items. Nice heated restrooms with showers that had private changing areas. We were close to some great restaurants and half an hour from touristy sites (Hearst Castle, Harmony, Pismo Beach, etc.). The dump area (I believe there are two) was convenient and tidy.