Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Dr

Garberville, CA 95542

Reserve: 800-562-7518

Info: 707-923-2777

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Campground Reviews

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.
Jul 16, 2015
The campground was clean, the facilities (bathrooms, pool) were very well maintained and updated. The staff was amazingly kind. The only reason I wouldn't necessarily stay again or recommend is due to the lack of a lake or natural water source for swimming. Of course an end to the drought would change that. Also, if they added bike rentals and a jumping pillow, I would come back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for your comments. We are also disappointed in the lack of water in the river and closure of Benbow Lake. We all hope this drought ends soon. I am going to look into bike rentals to see if that is a good fit for us, thank you for the suggestion. We hope that you are able to stay again.
Jul 16, 2015
Thank for a great stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again in the near future.
Jul 15, 2015
Thought there would be barbecue grills available or fire pits with grills
Jul 15, 2015
The cabin was dirty, the campground was poorly cares for. The description in the koa book was false. This is not a place I will be staying, and it was ridiculously expensive. The "cabin" was a trailer, not a cabin.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you so much for providing your feedback, and we apologize that your expectations were not met. My name is Lisa, I am the GM here at the KOA. If you don't mind taking the time to contact me directly, I would love to hear more details about your experience. I can be reached at 707-923-2777.
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
The staff was great. The pool and sprinkler park were perfect for the kids. We did enjoy our stay, but the deluxe cabin unit we stayed in smelled of smoke from previous visitors. It never quite went away throughout our stay. I recommend no smoking units to avoid the problem in the future.
Jul 14, 2015
I really like on how much space there is between campers.I would have given it a 5 but your trash cans were over filled we put our trash outside next to the trash can.
Jul 13, 2015
The cabin was clean and nice. If you plan to cook, I would recommend bringing your own pots and pans as there aren't many. Also bring garbage bags, as they only give you tiny waste basket bags. A lot of the river has dried up, so take that into consideration. Its a nice, clean campground, but its very busy and if your looking for a place to relax, this is probably not the place. I would suggest th
Jul 13, 2015
We only stayed one night. The park was ok, but not one we would make it a point to stay at. For the price I expected a much nicer park. Didn't understand why the sewer connection was so high above the ground. It seems like an older park in need of a face lift.
Jul 13, 2015
Very nice cabins. Staff that did activities with the kids were very pleasant. The only negative was the person at the desk when I checked out. She looked possibly like a manger and was a bit on the not so friendly side.
Jul 13, 2015
Very nice and quiet. Very clean. Perfect for larger trailers and RV's
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 12, 2015
GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS. FRIENDLY STAFF. POOR WIFI (WE WERE AT THE VERY BACK) LOW VOLTAGE ISSUES
Jul 12, 2015
This campground has declined since KOA took over. It is not well kept, stunk like sewer everywhere, was noisy from being by the highway and WAY too expensive for what we got. Our spot was premium for being on an end and having some dirty patio furniture on it that I didn't want to clean, so we did not use. Will never stay here again.
Jul 12, 2015
Nice and clean except pet owners aren't the best about cleaning up after their pets despite the steps that were taken to provide bags and an off leash area. Water park wasn't functional during our stay and the response was that it was almost time for the park to be closed so it was to late to call maintenance. The kids were disappointed but enjoyed the pool instead.
Jul 12, 2015
A bit pricey. $60 discounted is as high as I've paid in three yars RVing. Nice facility, though.
Jul 12, 2015
People do not pick up after their dogs (we are dog owners and very sensitive to this requirement). Very expensive for an overnight stay along the way. We did not use the facilities.
Jul 11, 2015
Our "Premium Site", which we paid more for, sat across from a large cement sewer tank. We could not enjoy the outdoors due to the smell from this wafting into our site. I feel the site was not "premium", and was disappointed with litter left at the site.Store is not stocked well. The website shows a small little train for children, which is misleading. Nothing like that there. Not worth the $$
Jul 11, 2015
Despite the overall great amenities they had to offer we were a little disappointed. We had a back in site and it was too crowded. We hoped to go kayaking but the river was dried up. The dog run was a small fenced off area filled in with rock which our dog hated walking on. And to top it off there were no firepits, though I saw others who had brought their own.
Jul 11, 2015
Very nice KOA. Only complaint is the sprinklers need to be better controlled/aimed. Water spots half way up the coach.
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 10, 2015
I was there with my grand children and we would have enjoyed the pool more if someone were there to make sure that parents were watching their children and making the other them follow some rules.It was really out of control.
Jul 10, 2015
I am disappointed in my visit this year. 1. No poolside do and ice cream social. 2. No movie and popcorn for the kids. 3. Village Hall was not open. When we asked to use it(during a rain storm) we where told it would cost us $300.00. last year when we stayed, all these things were available to us. I'm not pleased with the lack of customer care.
Jul 10, 2015
Very quiet. Enjoyed our campsite
Jul 10, 2015
Nice park. Well maintained with nice spaces between each site. Pool area was well kept. WIFI was hard to pickup and there was alot of highway noise. All in all we would stay here again.
Jul 10, 2015
Overall not bad, but most scheduled events did not happen. Bathrooms were clearly new but floors not all that clean. Staff was not very knowledgeable. The playground and pool are nice. Others staying were also nice and the spaces are nice and right near the river. the golf course looked as though it had seen better days.
Jul 09, 2015
I just wanted to say Thank you to all the people here, They where all great...But Judy went out of her way as always to help us with this trip and our next years trip...THank you everyone!!!
Jul 09, 2015
We always love staying w you, Many thanks, sue ellen Douglas
Jul 09, 2015
Would have liked individual fire pits at each site.
Jul 08, 2015
We have been staying at Benbow RV Park since 1980. It is convenient. We see a lot of improvements since it has been become a KOA. The park has really improved and very convenient location. Showers need more attention. They have lots of improvements planned and that will be great. Prices seem high compared to other RV parks. Its a nice place to stay.
Jul 08, 2015
A very nice park with kids in mind, lots to do even golf!
Jul 08, 2015
The good first Very nice location Older KOA the services hookup need a little up grading or maybe just a cleaning and paint. The bad The check in girl was clueless I had to repeat everything to her and when she could not get. I would this giggle. Ever time . Her manor on the telephone was worse. We also called from the road and got a recording.Then two hours later we got a call back. I'll YELP
Jul 07, 2015
We have been coming to this campground for 20 years. Seen some good improvements but more should be spent on your actual sites. Staff could be more friendly. Judy is awesome and nice to see a familiar face every time we come.
Jul 07, 2015
Stopped through going and coming back from our trip to Oregon was easy clean and convenient for us
Jul 06, 2015
Front staff had no clue what was going on Pool area glass beer bottles Running around the pool Not sure on prices And no security at night and being from the area there needs to be someone there at night Not a nice part of the country
Jul 06, 2015
Road ways are narrow, back in sites are very hard to back in and pull out with trailer. Need recycle bins next to trash can
Jul 06, 2015
Rented one of the cabins & a tent site for the 4th of July weekend. Grand area for watching the fireworks. Hope to return next year.
Jul 05, 2015
The campground was clean and quiet. The staff is amazing - very helpful and focused on customer service!
Jul 05, 2015
The R V sites are obviously very old. Very narrow with very narrow streets. The sites need alot of updating. The electrical boxes are falling apart. Many new "cabins" have been put in along with a nice play area for children. **Fix the R.V. sites**.
Jul 04, 2015
It was great. Particularly enjoyed lunch and dinner at the Benbow Inn.
Jul 04, 2015
Too expensive

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