Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Dr

Garberville, CA 95542

Reserve: 800-562-7518

Info: 707-923-2777

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Campground Reviews

Jul 30, 2015
camp sites not as nice as once were. but still a great place to stay.
Jul 30, 2015
Located conveniently on 101. Get a lot of transient travelers.The sites are a bit tight, but not unbearably so.Campgrounds are clean and well maintained. Not used to being watered on during a stay, but understand why since there is so much traffic passing through. The biggest ding on the campground is it is overpriced, but having the golf course and close to recreational activities is the big draw
Jul 30, 2015
Nice, clean campground. Had trouble maneuvering to get gas for RV at crowded stations in Garberville, no fault of KOA. Great meal at Benbow Inn. Need to make dinner res for dining room otherwise eat in bar or on porch.
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Great
Jul 29, 2015
We enjoyed our stay with you your park was clean and. Comfortable. The staff was polite and helpful.
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the property, specifically the dog walk. Our camping site was right across from the dog walk and I was concerned that we would be smelling nothing but poop the whole time. That wasn't the case at all! We were particularly happy with all the pavement, it made riding the tricycle much easier for our son. Thank you so much, what a clean, quiet place!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay.
Jul 28, 2015
Had a great stay and we will come again. We like the pool and hot tub.
Jul 28, 2015
I would give it more stars but this KOA really needs some work, Staff is slow in the office, Pool over crowed with the local redients coming in and taking over, pool has a big section missing on bottom, needs more chairs and sitting area at pool. Cabins are either way to expensive or rented to the employees working there.
Jul 28, 2015
Appreciated that Benbow RV is now a KOA - it has really improved the campground. It's cleaner & better organized. The only thing that wasn't good is that a tent-camping family reunion group partied with loud music & barking dogs past midnight (WAY after the posted quiet time of 10:00 pm) on both Friday & Saturday nights (7/24 & 7/25) and no park staff did anything about it.
Jul 28, 2015
Nice cabins but housekeeping needs work.
Jul 28, 2015
the trash was way over due to be picked up.
Jul 28, 2015
nice place
Jul 28, 2015
This camper comment has been removed by KOA due to profanity.
Jul 28, 2015
Was assigned a site at the end of the property near construction equipment and a pile of stones/gravel. A long walk to the pool from our site. The pool was not crystal clear. Too near the dog walk for our liking. More interest in kampers than golfers should be taken. I never could get on the wifi. And much too long a walk back too office to find out.
Jul 28, 2015
The nicest and most accommodating people there were Monique and Charlie. They tried to make us feel as comfortable as possible and always had a smile on their face.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to Charlie and Monique.
Jul 27, 2015
Great Stay. Great Staff. Wish you had BBQ and Fire pits at all Tent sites. Overall a Wonderful time spent with the most accommodating Staff. Cheers Keep it up. We had 8 sites and a Cabin.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It was a pleasure having your group here. We are in the process of getting approval for our plans to upgrade the sites. The upgrades include fire pits at each site. We hope to see you again in the near future.
Jul 25, 2015
So many flys and trash cans need to be not so close to campers very clean staff very nice andf friendly need to have the one way clearly so guests don't go the wrong way and need to put on our map the time the watercomes on or a flyer on the table for us
Jul 24, 2015
Staff was outstanding. Facility has something for everyone and very well maintained.
Jul 23, 2015
Nice golf course Sewer connection is about 6" too high and no way to secure the sewer hose. I was not happy about the sprinklers coming on in the middle of the night soaking my rig and all my patio furnature.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry you had a bad experience with the sprinklers. We are working on adjusting the irrigation schedule to comply with local agency watering guidelines and are creating a solution that won't inconvenience our guests. Again, our apologies for your experience.
Jul 23, 2015
Very good
Jul 23, 2015
Great staff, great location, great campground!
Jul 23, 2015
Always a nice place to stop on our way north. Love the pool. Haven't had a chance to try the golf course. Next time
Jul 23, 2015
Enjoyed our stay and would return. Thank You
Jul 22, 2015
Adequate for overnight. Lady who checked us in told me that the spot I had reserved months earlier was not available. The only way I found out was that she told me I got a $6 reimb. but didn't say why, until I looked at the site map that showed me going to a cheaper site than the one I reserved. She asked if I had reserved online (yes). She said, "Next time, call." No apology whatsoever. :(
Jul 22, 2015
We have stayed here many times over the years because we love dining at the inn..
Jul 22, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Really nice park! Very clean and nice sites!
Jul 22, 2015
The staff was not nice or accommodating, they seemed to be annoyed with everyone. The pool and golfing was great. Also, to charge extra for rooms or sites over two people is not reasonable. Most families have more than two people. Our family has five and most have three or four. We will be back because it is close to home but I hope you will take these comments into consideration.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for providing your feedback. We will review our price structure & consider your suggestions. I apologize if our staff seemed stressed. Our systems went down unexpectedly during your visit, but this does not excuse this type of reaction. I will certainly discuss this with our staff.
Jul 22, 2015
Please tell management that the women's showers are clogged in the back bathrooms, I didn't get a chance to. It has been 10 years since we have stayed at Benbow. It was a family favorite. I'm not real fond of the KOA feel.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for bringing the drainage issue to our attention, we are working on fixing the problem. We hope to see you again.
Jul 21, 2015
Cabin wasn't available at check-in time of 3pm; however Manager was very pleasant and accommodating! Futon isn't recommend for an adult unless you prefer a very hard mattress, so I advise this for use with children.
Jul 21, 2015
Nice campground, I would stay here again, The only negative is the drought which meant the river was dry and the lawns were brown. Great location for access to the Avenue of the Giants.
Jul 21, 2015
Nice clean park with decent sized spots. A fun pool area with splash pad was a hit with the kids.
Jul 21, 2015
It's a great family destination. There is something for everyone. The campground is easy to get in and set up. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Jul 21, 2015
The sewer connections are terrible. Difficult to prevent leaks.
Jul 21, 2015
Well maintained. Beautiful. Friendly. Nice big sites.
Jul 20, 2015
A friedly, quiet and very clean campground. Thank you to the staff of Benbpw
Jul 20, 2015
The septic was full so when drained our tank it went all over I had overheard 2 other campers complain of the same problem . There were people walking their dogs and letting them go to the bathroom and not pick up
Jul 20, 2015
Too many dogs off leash, and too many people not picking their dogs droppings. You may want to consider fining the offenders.
Jul 20, 2015
This is our 3rd summer here with family. We enjoy the campground. We would really like to see the sites that we all stay in have green grass. All the other sites lawn is watered and green. We also like the new speed bumps. However it seems that the employees that drive around in golf carts are always speeding the most. The golf path behind our trailer sites needs speed bumps.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Unfortunately, due to the drought we have had to significantly reduce irrigation throughout the park and some areas have been more affected than others. Lets hope for a wet winter to bring that lovely green grass back. Thank you for your suggestion of speed bumps on the cart path, its a good idea.
Jul 20, 2015
Lisa (Manager) was outstanding with helping a large group with reservations for this year and next year. Thank you very much Lisa!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You are very welcome, it was my pleasure. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Jul 19, 2015
The entry to the park is difficult to use if you are pulling anything, and to make it worse, if anything is parked in the places marked for registration you will clip the person in the front spot. the hookups in the spaces are in poor shape.the 30 amp plug outlet would not hold my trailer plug. i had to place it so that it wouldn't fall off. the black water drain is placed at the back of the site.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for your comments, & apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We are currently in the process of making some major changes to our sites, including upgrading utility systems & many other improvements. The plans can be found in our KOA Pro Shop. We appreciate your patience.
Jul 19, 2015
The Internet connection in the rear of the park could be a lot better. It is very week. Other than that it was a great stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for providing your feedback. Im sorry you experienced problems connecting to the internet. We are working with our internet provider to find a solution for providing better service to that section of the park. We will keep our guests updated on our progress.
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
Was not impressed with the grounds, we expected to have at least a few redwoods in the park. The office staff was extremely slow and not very friendly. The pool has major problems, cut my foot on the bottom where the gunite is peeling off. On the upside the golf course was great, though pricey.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your comments and your feedback. I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy our golf course. So sorry to hear you injured your foot in the pool, I will have our maintenance department look into making the necessary repairs. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Jul 17, 2015
It was very enjoyable. We enjoyed our cabin and appreciated the propane grill and all that was there for our use. The beds were comfortable. Bathrooms and shower were great. Enjoyed the whole experience.
Jul 17, 2015
Had a great visit! Space between trailers was very nice. Woman behind counter very nice and accommodating. Also took the opportunity to visit Happy Hour at Historic Inn. We will be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Happy Hour at the lovely Benbow Inn is a treat. Thank you for staying with us.
Jul 16, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
Very clean campground with great amenities.
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