Kaweah River Park is located at the foothills of the Sequoia Mountain range with a beautiful river running through the lower part of the park and plenty of shade trees peppering the scenery.
Because the sites have grass, the owners do not allow tent camping on the RV sites. Tent camping is available in another part of the park.
The RV sites are situated so that each successive space is recessed. The result of this is to bring the water, electrical, cable…and sewage…connections of the space next to yours up closer to your RV’s front door, awning, living and outdoor dining area. Not good.
As this is a campground nicely located on a riverbank, insects can be a problem.
The ‘free WiFi’ advertised on the website was down for all 5-days of our stay.
We were told that each site had a bbq but it wasn’t specified that this is apparently not the case at the RV sites. We had to travel about 40 minutes one-way to the Wal-Mart in Visalia to buy a bbq.
The park has a policy of requiring a $20 bill or a driver’s license in order to check out equipment from the main office. While this makes sense for any equipment that is physically carried away, they also require it for a physical key that must be acquired for access to the swimming pool. This is very inconvenient as some swimmers (like me) lock their wallets, cash, etc) in the RV before going to the pool and will find themselves trekking back and forth, passing the pool, to get something to leave as a deposit at the office. A keypad with access code to give the campers would be very convenient.
The park management has a very liberal policy regarding noise management among themselves and among the various camping groups. At about 20 minutes after 8am one morning, a park employee fired up a forklift and spent the next couple of hours loudly moving sand to the shoreline which, until then, we thought we were lucky to be camping so close to. That anybody managing a camp ground thought that this would be a good idea was bizarre.
Additionally, others and we complained several times about a large, multi-family gathering that felt they had to play their particular musical preference loud enough for the entire park to hear. At one point the management informed my wife that their policy is that the volume level of any music played at a site must be kept low enough so as not to be heard more than three spaces away. Even though my wife related this policy statement to me, I didn’t hear it first-hand and still find it hard to believe. I guess if you’re one or two spaces away, you’re screwed if you don’t like Lady Gaga. However, that appeared to be the policy in practice as the music didn’t stop for any extended period of time regardless of our complaints. On our last night in the park, more partiers arrived and so we, not having any faith that management would effectively deal with the sound problem, we left a day early. Management refused to refund us for the night not spent there.
Arrived on Wed 7/21. Paid $46/nite for 2 nites. Referigerator in RV quit working. Temp there in the high 90's. Lost most of our perishables. Had to leave Thur morning. Asked for refund for the unused nite. Told "NO WAY"! Don't need to comment re bugs and noise as they have been addressed. Cost was one of highest we've had to pay in our travels.
I have been coming to camp here for the last 30 years. The park has had major inprovements with a pool and grass area. i would recommend the campfround for anyone with small children. The water level is just perfect and the temperature is just right. although there cabins are unavailable look into a nice campsite in the middle of the park (more trees for shade). a nice little getaway.
Great place with good locations for RV's and tents. Very nice river front. However, you can only enjoy this if you like extreme loud music; seems that a ghettoblaster, musicbox, or whatever, played at maximum volume is mandatory. It is quiet between 10 pm and 8 am only. Have to use coins for the showers. I can highly recommend this place if you do not mind the loud music. Management does not mind the music. I did however, so no sitting and relaxing at that great riverfront for me.
I have been comming here for the past 15 years. Owners have changed but still the same place. The riverfront camping is awsome. We also get a cabin. My Mother in Law has some disabilities so we get it for her, but they are great. The bathrooms are always clean and so are the showers. The also have a swimming pool and my kids enjoy it. My husband loves to fish and he always goes. We take a day trip up to Seqouia and the kids love it. I keep comming back every year.
I stayed here with my Dad and his old navy buddy and his son who about my age back in '95. This motel felt like going back in time, the antique stove and boxy 50s Refrigerator I remember to this day. This is a fun place to stay because there is a river and a fishin/swimming hole behind it with a big rock as an island that you can swim to in the middle. Its a timeless serene georgous place right here on Earth. Then your right at the base of Sequoia Trees and the cave you can explore with your guide. Stay at this place, you'll like it. I hope it stays there as long as I live.
Just stopped in to meet friends, the location was perfect. They have river front camping, and other camping for true tent campers. RV campers are far enough away from tenters not to intrude. Noticed cabins for people who don't like to rough it. Definately will be back. Not sure we agree with their pricing. It seemed to change day by day. This is something where you would want to plan in advance.
Perfect location. Clean and helpful friendly staff. The RV hookups were top notch. Full hook ups with cable provided. The river is right on the property (maybe 200 yard walk). Nice to hear the river in the evening and early morning. Actually caught fish. The Seqouia's are about 45 min up the road. Just the right distance. The general store across the street had everything we needed. Quite a gem of a camp!
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