Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Dr

Garberville, CA 95542

Reserve: 800-562-7518

Info: 707-923-2777

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Campground Reviews

Jun 19, 2015
None better it is the best campgrounds in California the staff is very friendly. Also the cleanest by far.golf course also good.
Jun 18, 2015
There are many activities available including golf, pool,swimming, and so on. Everything is clean and well maintained.
Jun 18, 2015
Fabulous layout, huge sites and very quiet. Washrooms were a treat to shower in. And all within a short walk to a historic inn for dinner - with our dog no less!
Jun 17, 2015
The site is looking alot better. The new site Mgr. is working hard to develop a good work plan to improve things & get the workers going in the right direction. Judy in the office area is always helpful.WOW ~ You scored BIG when you hired the new lady gardener. The flower beds are looking great. THANKS! Bob Besanceney Site 411 (June 13th thru June 15th).
Jun 16, 2015
For two years now I have made a reservation far in advance because of a nearby special event. They raise the rate of the sites for that weekend and it's really expensive $92 a night for a premium site. For those with enough forethought to reserving that far in advance the regular rate that was quoted when I made the reservation should be honored, not surprised with a huge balance upon check in.
Jun 16, 2015
We stayed during the Redwood Run and it was a great place to stay! We plan to make it a yearly trip. Thanks
Jun 16, 2015
thoroughly enjoyed the golf.
Jun 16, 2015
The best part of this park is the staff. From the grounds crew to the office staff, everyone is genuinely friendly.
Jun 16, 2015
Really liked the grassy, spacious dog walk. Liked the doggie wash area very much. A lot of trees and a nice recreation area.
Jun 15, 2015
We wish we had more time, as we felt very relaxed in this well maintained park. Benbow is a hidden gem in one of the most beautiful areas on earth.
Jun 15, 2015
We love the campground but don't like the price hike for the Redwood Run.
Jun 15, 2015
Great location. Clean campground. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay again. Needs many more trees around the RV sites. Ice was too expensive at $5 for a 10 pound bag.
Jun 15, 2015
Love the campground and had a great stay.
Jun 15, 2015
Benbow is one of our favorite stops. The park is quiet (mostly) and clean. People are good about keeping dogs on lease which is very important to me. I love that there is a golf course and the people are always friendly. Great setting, lovely lodge across the way for a nice dinner and lots of trees.
Jun 15, 2015
For the area I was in, too expensive
Jun 15, 2015
Linda was very helpful. I made the mistake of booking while a biker run was going on.
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
The campground was okay. Premium site was large but the sewer line did not drain well and could not keep up with the flow of water from the RV when dumping tanks. You could see (and smell) the water from the ground opening. Many of the cabins and some RV sites are occupied by KOA and Benbow Inn workers. Those young folks raced around in the golf carts and in the pool area at night.
Jun 13, 2015
Clean restrooms and nice kept up grounds. Personal were very friendly and helpful.
Jun 13, 2015
This campground is stuck in the sixties. Very tight getting into site and then back out. 30 amp socket was so worn out I had to duct tape my plug so it wouldn't fall out. I am finding more often that there are people that are there fulltime and many don't look trustworthy. Staff was friendly and competent.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for letting us know about the electrical outlet, it has been replaced. A number of improvements have been made over the last couple of years and plans are in the works for some major renovations. We are very excited about upgrading the campground.
Jun 11, 2015
Everything was great, friendly staff and clean .
Jun 11, 2015
Just nothing exceptional. Just okay for a night.
Jun 10, 2015
We had the best stay! This was our second time and we will definitely be back. The facilities are wonderful and the staff is great! Love, love this place!
Jun 10, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
We have stayed here before when it wasn't a KOA.I thought the service was better then. Your store needs to be stocked better.I complained about a blind missing in our unit and no one came to check it. The hot tub seemed dirty. Hope it gets better.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for the feedback. Please let us know what items you would like to see in the store, we always welcome suggestions. The missing blind wasnt noted prior to your checking in and I apologize for that oversight.
Jun 09, 2015
Nice place, pool was large and the kids loved it. Very friendly staff.
Jun 08, 2015
Jun 08, 2015
Always love staying here.
Jun 08, 2015
Jun 08, 2015
We love Benbow! Have been going there for year's! KOA has made some great improvement's. Keep up the good work! :)
Jun 08, 2015
tough for the dog, lots of burrs in the fur.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The sticker problem is being addressed at this very moment. Weeds are being cleared and the ground prepped for new pea gravel. Every effort will be made on a daily basis to keep the dog area clean and sticker free. We want your furry family members to be happy and comfortable here.
Jun 07, 2015
greart time. clean and neat.
Jun 03, 2015
Staff was good. Problem is burrs all in the dog park so dogs could never use the dog park. My dog had burrs all over her paws. It was bad.
Jun 03, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
Great campsite, well maintained. The premium sites are wonderful. The bathrooms and showers are very well maintained. The setting is gorgeous!
Jun 02, 2015
I thought the grounds were beautiful and clean. However, friendly staff and kind service members is a must and this KOA had some of the rudest people behind the cash register. I'm giving low stars because good service is a must no matter how beautiful the facility. Thanks!
Jun 02, 2015
So much fun! Clean grounds, nice restrooms. friendly staff..already booked next weekend there!
Jun 02, 2015
We have stayed at this park numerous times. I was very happy to see that the facilities were being updated. The place was getting pretty run down. I feel the rates are very high. Not surprised when looking at the staffing. Labor costs must be through the roof. We will stay again but won't stay as often because of the high nightly rate

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I'm glad you like the improvements, there are more to come. Our rates are higher on holidays and during special events. Certain events such as the Summer Arts Festival require additional staffing.
Jun 01, 2015
When there is a festival check the bathroom toilet paper stocks more often. Have a fan on or open windows in the bathroom.
Jun 01, 2015
Too many tents. It was like a carnival.
Jun 01, 2015
Very lovely park and the employees were excellent. Nicely maintained and very clean
Jun 01, 2015
Dirty restrooms.everyday we where there,,I've stayed at this camp site before with friends..That's why we came BACK but sooo sad and disappointed,might as well of brushed my teeth outside as I did.sink s nasty..

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I'm sorry you found the restrooms in need of cleaning during your stay. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. As a result, we have made some changes to our cleaning and inspection procedures to ensure the restrooms are kept up to our standard of cleanliness.
May 30, 2015
We had a large group and the Benbow KOA took great care of us! We will definitely be back!
May 30, 2015
Liked the campground overall, was a bit concerned with some of the occupants in cabins with dogs. Dogs got loose and came at my dog as we were walking, others tied up but seemed unfriendly also.
May 27, 2015
We have been staying at Benbow Rv for years, and with the change over to KOA, it still is mainted well, and kept clean. It has become more family friendly during holidays, but if you are looking for quieter times, go off season-or during the week. Don't forget to visit the inn also!
May 26, 2015
Super clean, bathrooms and playground recently upgraded. Love the access to the river.
May 26, 2015
We were told right from the start that we could not get camp spots together, there were three different parties in our group, we had to take the spots given to us. When we arrived at Benbow we found that several spots cross to us were open, when we asked if we could move, we were told no. Some of the spots were open all weekend. We were also charged $80 a night when it is normally $62 WHY?
May 24, 2015
We have been coming to Benbow RV Park for years, since we sold our 5th Wheel, we rented a cabin. It was very nice, however, the price was going up; we would never pay $450.00 for it. We were disappointed when told the "golf driving range wasn't operational and probably never would be". The park, however, has certainly been improved. It was terribly run down a few years ago.
May 24, 2015
This was our second stay at this location and loved everything about it!
May 24, 2015
Loved the area! The spacing was great between RVs. Lots to do there! Will definitely be back!

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