Date of Stay: Oct. 9-10, 2011
Weather During Stay: A day of sun (arrival), a day of rain and clouds (meant no golf for Odel). Cool nights.
Site Description: Fifty gravel sites, more than half of them long, mostly level, pull-throughs. Our site (30) was a 50 amp FHU; some sites are W/E only. Voltage was good, but water pressure was poor. Since we had read about that problem already, we filled our fresh water tank before arrival and used our pump to augment the water pressure.
Sites are quite spacious, with nicely mown, wide strips of grass between sites. Roads are gravel and easy to maneuver. There are a few trees here and there in the park, and many on the edges. The overall feel is open and spacious.
Well maintained bath house with laundry facilities (2 washers; 2 dryers). At least two 3-sided shelters (hide from sun, wind, or rain). The office doubles as the golf pro shop and a breakfast and lunch grill - we enjoyed breakfast there.
Phone/radio/TV: Top-notch Verizon signal for the phones and MiFi. WiFi is available, but we didn’t use it. No obstacles for our roof-mounted satellite dish. Three PBS channels and one network on the air antenna (digital). No local NPR station.
Elevation/landscape/terrain: This is a gently rolling campground (and golf course) at 4,600 ft. elevation. Lots of juniper (or cedar?) trees on the sage-covered hillsides. Views are of lovely high-desert shrubs and trees, rolling ranchland, and distant mountains. Very appealing.
Lighting/noise: Quite dark at night except for a tall security light here and there (too bad). No traffic noise at all, no train noise, just a coyote chorus now and then.
Favorite Sites: We were in site 30 and liked it fine - very spacious. Pull-through sites 31-35 are in the “front row”, so you would not have other rigs parked between you and the view to the east, but those sites don‘t have sewer hookups.
Hiking/Walking: This park SHINES in this category! Besides an 18-hole golf course, they have developed a geocache golf game, in three sections of varying lengths. Do all three sections for 5.5 miles, or one section for as little as 1.1 miles. If that doesn’t appeal, a 1.4 miles nature trail with several comfortable benches offers views of the golf course and surrounding area. Thoughtful and fun amenities.
Comments: The tiny town of Likely is in the remote NE corner of California. Click here to read a bit about the history of the golf course and RV park. Closed from the end of October until the first of May (high altitude = snow). Otherwise, if you are traveling Hwy 395 in northern California, we recommend a stop here, especially if you golf.