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Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground

1440 Camper View Rd, San Dimas, CA 91773-3974
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East Shore RV is now under new management with a new business name called Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground. Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground (named to honor former LA County Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli) is in the beautiful Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, overlooking Puddingstone Lake. We are located on northeast bluffs of the spectacular 1,975 acre Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park (future home of the 2028 Olympics for world class mountain biking events) which offers a variety of recreational activities: mountain biking, family and group picnicking, sight seeing, hiking, horseback riding, jogging, nature walks, recreational vehicle (RV) and group camping, a water-theme park, calf-roping, bird watching, spa facilities, golfing and bicycling. This family friendly, safe, and clean area is regularly patrolled by law enforcement officers on horseback and in vehicles with mobile unit accessibility. Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground features 518 large paved full hookup sites including 15 pull thrus, beautiful campsites and amenities to help you enjoy the great outdoors with the creature comforts of home. Come see for yourself why Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campgrounds is one of the favorite spots for RVers and visitors alike.
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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.
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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.
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Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Thank you for your candid feedback Dan. Bonelli Bluffs can get pretty busy especially on the weekends. We are grateful to you and the other guest stepping in to prevent a potential problem with an off leash dog. We appreciate your business and we hope to serve you and yours again in the future. Cheers!
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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.
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Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you so much for the five star rating of your experience at Bonelli Bluffs! We appreciate your detailed review and kind words. We hope to serve you and yours again soon. Cheers!
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*I never take this much time for a review* This is not a campground it more like a zoo! We just stayed here and this is for people like us who actually camp and are looking to do just that! For such a beautiful location it is not nice at all, the campsites, most, are postage stamp size and close to each other. Our site, the patio was facing the long term patio of another. we had no room to open the awning and no privacy. Not that camping is all that private but it is nice not to be stared at while you do anything outside. This is a problem that could be solved by telling people that this is the situation when you book a spot, some might not care but some do. Shame on the front desk. They have rules plenty of them but they do not enforce ANY of them. We spent the entire day having music blasted at us from the RV facing us. Like many other reviews we called the front desk and they said they would send someone 2.5 hours later still blasting music. I call again and they said they could not find anyone blasting music! They knew my site number it was right next door and you could hear it from a football field away, what a bunch of liars. My wife downloaded a decibel level app just for the fun of it and it was louder then an airplane taking off BUT THEY could not find it? They blast music at terrorists to get them to come out and cause sleep deprivation in this manner. The RV playing the music was down by the beach that's why it was loud or they were on the other side of the RV. The RV next door was long term it is not the first time this was like this they know it and SHOULD let you know the site is bad to begin with so you can say yes or no when you know the whole story! There are park rangers running around all day wasting gas taking loops without doing anything, and plenty of help at the front desk but that is so they can take cigarette breaks every time you drive by. Some of that comment is just my frustration I am sure someone does work there but hey I can only base it on my experience. If you want a long term spot to live in maybe you could tolerate this place, I doubt it, but if you are truly camping than this is not your place. You can't read a book or the best part of camping, TAKE A NAP. With all the people working there you would think that the place would be clean at least but oh no! At the end of our stay we stopped by the main office to wash our hands and get one last bathroom break before hitting the highway. The bathroom at the MAIN OFFICE, your first stop at the campground is disgusting men's and women's. There was dirt from 1977 still on the floor the toilets were gross and the place smelled like a porta-potty, maybe worst. I have traveled the entire country back and forth 10+ times in the last decade and have not seen a bathroom this gross and the smell, wow! The smell was in both bathrooms. PILOT stations look like the Taj Mahal compared to this place, I have not seen much worse than this one! Plenty of workers with no one in the office but bathrooms like that, come on it is wrong and everybody knows it.
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Response from basecamphospitality, Public Relations Manager at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground
Responded Sep 8, 2019
We took over the property as of June 1st, 2019. We are addressing issues with having a clean sites and a nice resort for all guest to enjoy. We have already started making or enforcing rules and policies to some of what you had described. We also have plans to start with upgrades to the property of which some but not all include adding another larger pool area, fire pits with a community gathering area for events, Wi-Fi, new laundry room & upgraded landscaping. We have also brought in an Activities Director who will be able to coordinate fun activities for all to enjoy while visiting.We invite you to visit again and see the improvements for your self. Thank you for your time.
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Gorgeous park, amazing view, NO WIFI except at office! (Verizon data signal is good) The ranger here is cranky and downright rude. Front desk was awesome and did their best, they seem overworked and frazzled. OK so here is the background. We stayed here three days and had a good stay. But they have this weird laundry rule where the laundry closes 12-6 every day in the middle of the day? My wife and I work online during the day so we did go over on the cutoff. I went to pick up my laundry and the door was locked and big orange signs saying it was closed 12-6. Went to the office to inquire and sure enough, the ranger says "there are signs all over the door saying its closed 12-6 there is nothing I can do. (the laundry is 25 yards from where he is standing) So now we can't get our clothes till 6 PM? Does anybody see a problem with my clothes being held hostage here? I agree we tried to bend the rules here but this seems crazy. I paced back and forth, got a little steamed, and the girl at the desk said she would get somebody else. Another gent comes in a few minutes later, nice as can be, and gets us into the laundry to get our clothes. Super nicely, he says "the power company in CA doesn't like us to run dryers in the summer days because of power usage. And the ranger doesn't like having to come back and let people in to get their clothes." He was so nice and let us grab our clothes and be on our way, no big deal. OK so now I can think of 100 ways to not use a dryer without locking up camper's clothes. This is crazytown! Maybe just leave up the signs, then throw the power switch 12-6 daily for this room so the dryers don't work (per the power company, really?) but we can still get our things? Disappointed. Great park otherwise, lots to enjoy here. I feel bad leaving a negative review considering everything else was great. Ditch the ranger!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (4.9 miles), Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum (1.6 miles), and Laemmle's Claremont 5 (4.3 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donut Man, Some Crust Bakery, and Eureka!.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort & Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona (2.7 miles).