Our Campground Reviews

Our Campground Reviews

Yosemite Lakes

Located just 5 miles from the Yosemite National Park Big Oak Flat Entrance and about 24 miles east of Groveland. We stayed in space 209 which was 30 amps, water and sewer. Satellite reception was good but there is no cell service anywhere in the park. There is free WiFi at the main lodge, so WiFi calling is possible. While we were there Thousand Trails did install a campground wide WiFi system that does work, there is a cost and the download speeds were between 5 and 10 Mbps. The campground is in reasonable condition and staff is helpful. There are some activities Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, etc.

But the magic to this campground is its proximity to Yosemite.

Yosemite Lakes Map – May 2019

Turtle Beach

Located in Manteca California this small yet well kept campground is very nice. The staff is very helpful and attentive.  We were in space A13 that included 50 amps, water and sewer. They don’t do any activities at least not while we were there. The lower section was still closed but made for peaceful walks with the dogs along the San Joaquin river. There is limited points of interest in Manteca but more to do in Modesto. You are close to shopping, Home Depot, Walmart, etc.

Turtle Beach Map – May 2019

San Ben Benito

San Benito – May 2019

Rancho Oso

Soledad Canyon

Verde Valley

Fiesta Grande


Wilderness Lakes

Pio Pico Preserve

Mesa Spirit