Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Dr

Garberville, CA 95542

Reserve: 800-562-7518

Info: 707-923-2777

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Campground Reviews

Aug 11, 2015
Aug 11, 2015
Next to the freeway, noisy, Did not feel like camping at all. It was like a city.
Aug 11, 2015
Sites are very hard to get into, very tight. You allow campers to park their cars, boats, and RV's partly out into the roadway. No caps on sewer pipes.
Aug 11, 2015
Benbow KOA met all our expectations and more. Location, amenities, helpful staff, and cleanliness. It was a perfect relaxing two day experience. We will be back in the future.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again soon.
Aug 10, 2015
It was unfortunate that we could not have campfires all week, the staff were helpful although they did stop the Friday night movie off at 10:30 before it ended which caused some distress to my kids.
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
The service was great but the room wasn't that clean
Aug 10, 2015
Internet does not work at all. Need to upgrade the internet otherwise we won't be back. Better dog area needed. All gravel hurts the paws.
Aug 09, 2015
Great cabin! Friendly staff and modern conveniences. The curtain rod on patio door and one living room window are bent but other than that it was great. Look forward to coming back soon.
Aug 09, 2015
Golf course prices too expensive. Store price for water and ice too high. Bathrooms needed better cleaning and upkeep.staff polite and helpful.
Aug 09, 2015
Great place. Family friendly. Wish I had time to play golf
Aug 06, 2015
never fails. we were put in a site that the 5th wheel bearly fit ,couldn't park truck in site and could only open 1 of 3 slides.lucky for us you had 1 site to switch with
Aug 06, 2015
Ammenities and service were great, we will stay here again.
Aug 06, 2015
The Benbow facility is so flexible as our vacation was being guided by our ability to get a route to take us around the massive fires that were burning in the state of California. They told us to just let them know if we needed any change and they would help us out. Other KOA's we have stayed at have not been that flexible, namely bad experience with willits who just told us "to bad".
Aug 06, 2015
Lots for kids and adults to do
Aug 05, 2015
Very nice park.
Aug 05, 2015
we've been coming here annually for many years. They Take good care of everything & there have been some nice improvements like the children's sprinkler park etc...
Aug 05, 2015
Great location for golf, dogs, (river if there was no drought).
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Loved it! We were just there overnight, but we got last minute reservations, everyone was super nice and helpful!
Aug 04, 2015
The staff were all very kind and helpful. The park was tragic. No feeling of being in nature. No privacy - TINY camp spaces. Feels like you are on a dead soccer field with cement slabs.
Aug 04, 2015
I had a great stay during the reggae on the river weekend. I was however deeply disappointed in the management decision to not allow a local woman who had been evacuated out of her home due to the wildfires. The woman ran an animal board and train business and had too many dogs than the camoground allows. I felt the lack of compassion for this local family was disgusting. Have some heart benbow.
Aug 04, 2015
Clean, quiet, fun place for kids!
Aug 04, 2015
Great location, great hosts...first time with the new owners...AWESOME JOB!! Can't wait until next years trip, we go once a year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you next year.
Aug 04, 2015
Out First time n it was Great!!! Clean n Relaxing. Thank You!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

So glad you enjoyed your first experience here at Benbow. We hope to see you again soon.
Aug 03, 2015
It's fine for an overnight stop. Appeared to be a number of "locals" using the pool, instead of guests staying at the campground. Even the FedEx Driver jumped in the pool with his clothes on while we were poolside.
Aug 03, 2015
Nice grounds & facilities. Clean, large restrooms. Nice area to walk dogs. Unfortunately, our neighbors (who actually work for this KOA!) smoke! This ruined my stay. Cigarette smoke is disgusting for everyone around the smoker. Please screen smokers upon registration & place them FAR away from non-smokers (or don't allow). 2nd hand smoke is repulsive & proven to have cancer causing agents
Aug 03, 2015
Clean, organized, resturant to walk to, lots to do at campground for the kids, nice pool and game room. Train rides for children, sites close to one another and not much privacy and a lot of freeway noise cause it's close to 101. Golf course at site.close to avenue of the Giants is really only attraction.
Aug 02, 2015
Lights not working so walking dog at night a challenge.Laundry room needs a large ceiling fan or two. Staff responsive and friendly. Enjoyed our stay.
Aug 01, 2015
It was disappointing that the river had toxic blue green alge and the bathrooms could be cleaner. Staff were nice and the pull through with a concrete pad was nice.
Aug 01, 2015
Campground was nice. Bathrooms and shower very nice. Only problem was weather was extremely hot. Not KOA'sfault. Just bad luck.
Aug 01, 2015
Have been using this as overnight spot for years. Now that it is KOA, no great change beside the shirt color. Will continue to use it.
Jul 31, 2015
This is our second year in one of the cabins. We will be back again. Good bed, wonderful and helpful staff. The manager Lisa is outstanding. Looking forward to our next stay there.
Jul 31, 2015
We asked at reservation time for a 50amp, we got a 30amp. We knew they had a lot of shade. We requested shade, and we got the only spot open to the sun, and they weren't willing to find us either 50amp or shade. They charge $5.00 a bag for ice.....won't be going back or recommend. The location was beautiful in the Redwoods
Jul 31, 2015
Stayed one night. Pluses: Shady spots, friendly staff, beautiful pool, and short walk to the beautiful Benbow Inn (we had brunch & wonderful dinner on the terrace) 5 star. Take flash light a few spots are a bit dark on the path. Negitives: Sewer hook up are about 6 in or so off ground. Laundry room was very dirty. I had to wash machines & folding table before I could use. Will be back. Thanks
Jul 31, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
Best campground I've ever stayed at.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

That's quite a compliment. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again in the near future.
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.

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