Dean G

Home Base: 
Northern California
Type of RV: 
F-150 Super Crew 4wd, Timber Ridge 260RLS Travel Trailer
4 Reviews
2 States Visited

Recent Reviews


Another Oregon State Park Beauty

We stayed here for 5 nights just prior to Labor Day weekend. Like most of the Oregon State Parks I have visited, this is another gem. Reservable, clean, sites are well spaced apart, most with full hookups. Clean laundry facilities, camp hosts (3), firewood for $5 a bundle. Situated along the river with some sites on the water. Across the highway, via footbridge, is the Logging Museum, for history/sightseeing buffs. Lots of trails with river access. Most sites are level and all are paved. Some good sized pull throughs, but to get one, I would suggest reservations. They do have some first come, first served spots. Most spots are nestled among the pines. Pets allowed, with the usual restrictions. Rangers drove through the park at all times during the day. Restrooms and showers were kept clean and well stocked.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2013


Large Park - Family Oriented

Siskiyou Lake Resort is a large facility, with all types of camping available, from basic tent sites, partial and full hookup RV sites, to rental trailers and small cabins. There are over 200 sites in this large park, located on the shores of Siskiyou Lake at the foot of Mount Shasta. Some are remote and up the hill, more privacy, and others are located thoughout the facility, with lakeside sites available. The view from the lake is spectacular! There is swimming, kayaking, canoes and boats, as well as fishing. There are boat slips available and a swimming beach. No waterskiing. I believe the speed limit on the lake is 15 mph. There is a restaurant, well stocked store, hot showers and laundry facilities, boat rentals, as well as bathrooms throughout the park. They will deliver pizza to your campsite! There are many other local attractions close by - hiking, sightseeing, Mt. Shasta, golf (at Mt. Shasta Resort) if you are so inclined.

The full hookup RV spaces can be a little close and difficult to get into for very large rigs, most will have no problem. The sites are relatively flat, although some will need leveling devices. The roads are not in the best shape, but the Resort is constantly making improvements/maintenance. Trash pickup for the local site cans was daily. Most sites are located beneath the pines. The surface is natural dirt and some gravel. No pavement off the paved and gravel roads. Cable TV is available for an extra fee. The store had good tasting scoops of ice cream... ;-)

Bottom line - A nice park, with lots of space. Lots of amenities, once here, you shouldn't have to go to Mt. Shasta city to get anything you forgot. Good for individuals, groups - very popular in the summer. Reservations would be suggested. I'll stay here again, and would recommend it to others.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2013


Great Park

Stayed here for 9 days in October 2013. I found the park to be very well maintained, with the owners cleaning the laundry and restroom shower area daily. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. The staff also kept the lawn area (extensive) mowed and raked of leaves. It was fall, and they were dropping daily, but the grounds were exceptional. I found the staff to be friendly and accommodating.

I read reviews by others that said the owners/staff were rude. I have found that if you don't act like a jerk with an attitude, you don't get treated like one. The same complained that they had to get a token to take a 5 minute hot shower - true, you got one token per day. If you want to take a 20 minute shower, don't be cheap and buy the extra tokens. The 5 minutes worked just fine for me. I think there are some people you can't make happy no matter what you do. 'Nuff said about that.

The sites are back in with some pull through spots. A mixture of full hookup and water/electric sites. Gravel pads, surrounded by well maintained grass. Lots of shade trees - beautiful in the fall. Well stocked store on site, walking distance to local stores/restaurants in town. There are no fire pits, but BBQ grilles at each site. Sites are spaced so you aren't rubbing elbows with your neighbor. 30 amp and 50 amp power available. Dog walk area is kept clean, with water, trash and bags right there. There is also a dump station if you get a site that doesn't have full hookups.

Bottom line - I'll stay here again. Clean, quiet, very well maintained.

Date of Stay:
 October, 2013


Right on the American River

Stayed here 4 nights at the end of September. The park was clean, restrooms and showers cleaned daily and were in great shape, although I opted to use mine in the trailer. Our group stayed in the sites right along the river, and had water and electricity only. The park does have full hookup sites, but not on the water. Each site had an awning and table, although we didn't use them, and moved them to the front of the site so we could use our RV awnings. Nice plus for those without cover. Some of the sites were a bit snug, but still large enough to accommodate a slideout and the picnic table.

The store was well stocked, and the resort staff were outstanding! Upon check-in, they offered to have a staff person help me to my site (which I declined), but I found that to be a nice offer not common to other parks. Sites are dirt and gravel, and there are grassy areas within the resort. River rafting and historical site seeing (where Sutter discovered gold) are right next to the resort. Entrance to the resort is gated for guest privacy. The only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars is the lack of full hook-up sites. There is a dump station available. That said, it is hardly a reason to not stay here. 5 stars for the staff! We'll be back again!

One other bit of info, and it has nothing to do with the park - if you are on Hwy 49 coming from I-80/Auburn, the road is very steep and winding for the first few miles. Big Rigs towing a car would be best to come from Hwy 50 to Hwy 49. Check your map!

Date of Stay:
 September, 2013

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