Lake Park RV Resort & Motel
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
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Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Very Good for Relaxing Times
We spent four days recently (June 2014) at the Lake Park RV Resort. Resort is always a funny word, isn't it? Although it borders Lake Elsinore, the RV park is within walking distance of the lake, not right on it. There are two clubhouses, but we had no access to them as they were locked. There was also an Olympic-sized swimming pool which didn't look as clean as we'd like. So the "resort" features were somewhat lacking to give it five stars.
Each of the sites was on gravel, not concrete, but even so, we had no problem getting our coach level on them. When we first arrived, it was very hot, over 90 degrees for a couple of days, so we were in the coach a lot with the air conditioning. We took walks down to the lake, but it looked pretty murky so my husband opted to not go fishing, even though he had his license. We did see some folks fishing on a small sandbar and there was a boat launch on an adjacent property, but no boat launch from this park.
Lake Park has a number of park models for rent and it was obvious that all of the ones nearest to the lake were rented on a long-term basis. There were a few park models dotted through the RV park, too which also looked to be rented out long term. In fact, a fair percentage of the RV's had been there quite awhile. Most looked to be pretty decent, but a few were pretty old. Which was funny, as we were asked the age of our coach when we called to book. I can't imagine how "old" ours had to be to not be allowed in as we were parked right next to an older bus undergoing a conversion.
They also have a motel and a few cabins for rent. Again, it looked like there were a number of long term residents even in the motel.
The sites are varied between 30-amp and 50-amp sites and we had to find an open 50-amp one. They have children in residence and put them in a particular area of the RV park so we opted to be somewhat away from them. So between avoiding the "kid zone" and finding the 50-amp sites which are, at least, marked on a map, although it didn't look that crowded, there were fewer sites available than at first glance.
Although the sites themselves were gravel, there was a big grassy area to walk our dog in and she enjoyed that. She's part terrier, though, and has a nose for the gophers, so we had to strenuously keep her away from some suspicious holes that probably housed the critters. If it were up to her, this grassy area would be mined vociferously to remove varmints. All in all, she had a good time there and people were friendly towards us - plenty of other dog owners about.
We also enjoyed the pool - even though we thought it could probably be a bit cleaner, we were able to swim for a few afternoons and due to its size, even the kids didn't bug us, or we them. We kept our heads above the waterline as much as possible and took quick showers in the coach when we were done.
There are several gazebos throughout the park area - nearer to the office and pool, they have barbecues and picnic tables, and then there were a few near to the lake itself. it was pleasant to take a walk to the lake and sit at the table under the gazebo and just gaze. Very relaxing.
Lastly, the Wi-fi worked very well and this is the first time we've had almost no problems, nor did we have to pay extra. The only issue was during peak times and I suspect that's just a bandwidth issue. They did request that the only items to be set up with wi-fi were computer and tablets, no video game systems, so that probably makes it easier to provide it for everybody who wants it. It was the first time we were able to really keep up on our blogs and other internet writing that we like to do without worrying too much about the connections.
On a more negative note, the bathrooms, although basically clean, were very worn out and had a strong disinfectant smell. I would not want to shower in them at all. I did use the main bathrooms and the one near the pool just to check them out. These definitely could use a major upgrade - at least the women's.
Five stars would be better bathroom/shower facilities, a cleaner pool (no bugs and excessive leaves floating on the surface), and access to the clubhouse facilities. Not sure why they were locked up, but there was a caravan group that we saw using them, so that may be the reason.
We were able to use Passport America for the first time, so the price of our trip - mid-week was $17.50 for two days and then $35 for two days for a total of $105 for four days. Based on the price, this was a bargain and a fairly well kept park. Not in an exciting place, it's mostly for relaxation in a pretty setting.