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Acton / Los Angeles North KOA
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Visited this site for a 3 night stay in a tent (Family of 3). Even though we had booked a month in advance, on arrival after 3 days of driving from Vancouver, BC, we were told that the main camping field (top field opposite the pool, reception, shower blocks etc, etc) was full (this was the Saturday, so I guess it maybe wasn't the best arrival day). We were told that we would have to be on the overflow site, which was on a first come, first serve basis, but seeing as we were early (around 2pm), we shouldn't have so much difficulty finding a spot! This site was exactly as they said, a small sandy siding along the small, narrow river that passed through the site, approx. 400 - 500 m's away from the main site. Of course, there was no vehicle access to here, so we had to park on the ridge overlooking the area and carrying our stuff down! Were we decided to pitch we were out of the range of the wireless internet, but it felt ok, cos it was quiet and peaceful (or so we thought)! Later in the afternoon 5 cars pulled, pitching 8 tents, 10 adults and numerous kids, and they proceeded to party ALL night! The next day, the whole site completely emptied and we were pretty much alone there until we left! So extremely disappointed at not getting a pitch on the main site even though we had pre-booked. Also, the train that passes close by, is even closer where we ended up pitching, so close that the ground shook when it passed almost once an hour, all day and night! On a plus the staff where pleasant, the pool area was good and if you were on the main site, it looked like it would have been extremely pleasant! Thankfully the weather was kind for us averaging around 37 deg, so it helped improve what could have been a total disaster! On the major down side, the showers and toilets were not the best, in the gents there were two showers, which were quick open (No locking doors, just curtains) and mostly they were not so clean! The womens were even worse as there was only one shower (at least it had a door, lol), but the water pressure was not at all good!

So all in all, it was adequate, we spent most our time away from the site, but not sure we would ever go back there.

Advisable for those who are used to almost roughing it, although when you are paying this much, you expect not to have that. For those who enjoy a little more luxurious camping, then a definate stay clear.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Acton / Los Angeles North KOA
Address: 7601 Soledad Canyon Rd, Acton, CA 93510-2225
Location: United States > California > Acton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Acton
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO ACTON KOA. WE ARE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOLEDAD CANYON SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS. PLAY ALL DAY AND REST ALL NIGHT! START YOUR DAY WITH LIONS ROARING AND END WITH A CLEAR NIGHT OF STARGAZING. HAPPY CAMPING! Our pool is open from Spring to October - perfect for family fun! You can go for a hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. The views are breathtaking! Back at camp, we have a convenience store, playground, sandbox, basketball court, tether ball, horseshoes, a gathering room, and planned activities every weekend during the summer months. We have 3 bath houses with showers and a laundry facility, and on site security. We are ready to spend the summer helping you make memories with your family and friends! We have some grass tent camping areas and rustic tent and RV camping. We also have Deluxe Kabins and Teepee rentals for more unique camping experiences. Our KOA is a short drive to California's world-famous theme parks, shopping, dining, theaters, museums, and beaches. Play for the day at Six Flag's Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, or Disneyland. Visit the L.A. Zoo and Getty Museum, or take a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood. Do a little shopping on Rodeo Drive, or head to the beach for a day of fun in the beautiful California sun. Great memories are waiting to be made at the Acton L.A. North KOA. Call today for your daily, weekly, or monthly reservations and share KOA with your friends. ... more   less 
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