We booked a weekend trip at the recommendation of the store we purchased our RV, proximity to home and their website which indicates RV Resort rated number 1. The office staff was helpful at booking and the site has potential to be a nice RV Resort, but it will be awhile. Since the residents are not thrilled with weekenders, our visit resulted in them fabricating a number of complaints to the Ranger station to try to have us moved. (of the 8 spaces around ours 4 were resident occupied) If you enjoy wildlife there are rabbits, owls, birds, raccoons and LOTS of skunks. Close to and views of Puddingstone Lake from some sites. Unfortunately we will be removing this "RV Resort" from the list.
We had what was described as the best site in the RV park. It truly was a beautiful location. Right on the water front of the lagoon. Plenty of space (#156) long level full hook up. Slight down falls - people were always walking behind site to fish or bird watch, laundry facility is down - has been down for quite some time and it is RIGHT next to a small airport - many flights (small plane and helicopter) throughout the day - more so on the weekend. Over all an outstanding facility - would DEFINATELY come back to this campground! Small store for basic camping needs in registration building. Clean safe - routinely patrolled.
We booked a tent site on the phone for two adults and a dog (this included paying the pet fee) and checked in with no problems. The first odd thing that we encountered was that upon arriving at the tent site, we were faced with a big fat sign saying No Dogs. We were very confused because the person at the desk knew that we had a dog and put us in that site. The website also raves about how dog friendly the place is. We trusted that the person at the desk knew what she was doing and went ahead and set up camp. Then the second odd thing happened. I was sitting on the toilet in the bathroom next to the tent sites when a security guard yelled at me to verify my campsite. I informed him site 3 and he left the bathroom. This made me feel very uncomfortable. The third and major issue. We realized that we did not have the tent and instead built our bed in the car right in front of our paid site. As Park Rangers, we have always done this as back up in parks all over the country and didn’t think a thing about it. The security guard didn’t say a thing when he drove by at 11pm, but woke us up in a deep slumber at 3am with a flash light in our face telling us to get up in our site. We told him that we forgot the tent and he threatened that he was going to have to get the Sheriff or we get out because we were breaking the rules. He also said that we were lucky it wasn't the Sheriff that found us because it would have been a lot worse. We found the tiny print on the rules that said we could not sleep in our car and were frantically trying to pack up, leave and find a safe street to park our car to sleep the little amount that we could. The security guard told us that the Sheriff patrols that area 3 times a night. In the end, after packing up and being threatened with the Sheriff like criminals multiple times, he allowed us to stay and leave in the morning. The entire thing took about 30 minutes. I could not sleep the rest of the night, because I was scared the Sheriff was going to get called and felt uncomfortable that I was breaking a rule. By the way, I saw every car that drove by the rest of the night and did not see a single Sheriff. If sleeping in your car is that big of a deal that you will kick us out or bring the police, you need to post it on your brochure with the other rules, make signs and have the person at the desk warn you during check in. When we checked in, the clerk asked what I would do if it rained. I said sleep in my car and we laughed. That would have been the perfect opportunity to tell us that we can’t sleep in the car under any cost. This experience ruined our entire weekend celebrating my grandmother’s 80th birthday due to not getting a night of sleep. If you are going to take the rule that seriously and not the no dog rules, maybe you should take down the no dogs sign and put up a sign that says no sleeping in your car. You should be able to understand our confusion with rules here.…
Stood here for over a week Nice place. Lots of overnighters and permanent residents. The first weekend we were there The la county fair was active. That Friday and Saturday was a scene out of a movie. Many people partying drinking smoking loud music until the wee hours of the morning. Also a extremely dangerous large dog not on a leash almost attacked a small child. If me and an other gentleman wasn't there I would hate to think what would happen. But after that weekend it was very quiet and peaceful. Ps.... also be warned Stunks and possums are running the place after dark. DONT TRY TO THROW OUT YOUR TRASH AFTER DARK. YOU MOST LIKELY WILL GET IN THERE WAY. I know it all sounds Bad. But overall it was a nice place. I almost forgot the bathroom and showers are a nightmare.
We spent the weekend at East Bluff RV along with 3 other couples. This a beautiful RV Park with lots of mature trees and grass. The property sits adjacent to Bonelli Regional Park and lake. Sunsets can be very dramatic! The grounds and facilities are well maintained. The showers and restrooms and swimming pool are nice and generally well maintained, however they needed a good cleaning by Sunday morning. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The Market was well stocked and has a great selection of ice cream too.