Saturday, April 8, 2017

Calico Ghost Town RV Park, Barstow CA

Stay Date:  March 2017
Our Rating:  BAD – 4
CalicoRV1We had looked forward to staying here but were disappointed. We chose on our on-line reservation what looked like the largest site available with full hookups, but it didn't live up to expectations. CalicoRV2 Most of the site was rutted and on a slope way beyond our ability to level, with rocks and tree branches lying around. After maneuvering far to the right of the site, we were able to level side to side but the uphill slope meant we couldn't level without our rear wheels being off of the ground. The water fixture had two faucets, but one was broken off and the other didn't work.CalicoRV3 The park maintenance responded quickly, but while it worked, it leaked badly creating a large mud puddle. Very crowded on a Friday night with lots of noise from campers coming in late. Verizon cell/data was good, and there were no obstructions to the satellite.  There are some good, level sites here, but you can’t tell by the reservation information.  Way overpriced at $40 plus $7 reservation fee.  Calico Ghost Town RV Park.

Happy Time RV Park, Dunnigan CA

Stay Date:  March 2017
Our Rating:  Good – 5
Happy Time RV ParkThis park is tired, run down, and with lots of permanent residents, many of whom seem to have most of their possessions stacked outside. Happy Time RV Park2Trash cans were overflowing, roads were potholed, and the interstate noise is considerable. But, the folks were friendly and the hookups, except cable TV worked well. Level, gravel pull-thrus are staggered, with no table or fire ring at our site. Happy Time RV Park3No WiFi, but good Verizon cell/data, and no obstructions to satellite.  The red “RV” sign on the deteriorating tower was an annoyance at night.   Easy access to the interstate and truck stop make this an acceptable overnight stay.  Worth the $25/night.  Happy Time RV Park

Stafford RV Park, Stafford CA

Stay Date:  March 2017
Our Rating:  Good – 7
Stafford RV Park1Check in was with the friendly owner, and due to the heavy rains, the host took us to one of the seasonal sites with 50A power and sewer. Level Stafford RV Park2grass and gravel, the site was tight, with no table or room for one, but OK for one night. The park looks worn and could use updating, but the fStafford RV Park3olks were very friendly and with the PA discount the price was very reasonable. Good WiFi, Verizon Cell/data, but no cable TV. Noticeable noise from the highway, but otherwise quiet at night.  A worthwhile stop for the Passport America rate of $17.50/night.  Stafford RV Park