My daughter arranged an extended family trip to this venue after a previous trip with just her family. I'm guessing the park is a little over 2000' elevation, in a mixed oak and evergreen forest. Its moderately hilly for a campground. The facilities are at the bottom of a hill, with tent and RV spots all uphill. Not too bad for the young, but a little much for my pregnant daughter and this old man.
Between the two trips, some of the activities were curtailed. I think management was doing its best to correct the problems. Arcade games had been removed, and at first the pool tables weren't available. Overall though, the pool was wonderful, and the Gkids really loved the water/splash park. The pool area would be better with more seating.
The park has lots of rules regarding number of cars, number of guests per site, etc. It is very important that you understand these rules when planning your trip. It is theoretically possible to be charged the full rate for a tent site, just to visit your friends/family for a while during the day. To use any of the facilities, you must have a wrist band. That being said, I never saw any enforcement of the rules. I don't like wristbands, so I kept mine in my wallet and nobody said anything. The office staff seemed a little stern, but the folks outside were all smiles.
I stayed in one of the motel units for one night. The room was better than I would have imagined, but I though it was a little rustic and kinda pricey. That's supply and demand for you. There are 8 motel units I think. The room was very handy for the Gkids to nap in !
We had a lot of fun and I'm glad we went here. I think for next year I will look for an even better place though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gold Country Campground Resort in Pine Grove, California offers peaceful, heavily wooded surroundings in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Refresh yourself in a location that allows you to breathe the pristine mountain air and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gold Country Campground Hotel Pine Grove