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Monday, October 10, 2011


Overlooking RV park from the nature trailOur Opinion: Recommend.  Well maintained, visually appealing, with some special touches.

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.

Site 30 and shelterRate:  With an AAA (or Good Sam) discount, $28/night for 50 amp FHU.

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.

View from Site 30 at Likely RVHiking/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.


stillhowlyn said...

Love your blogs! So glad we 'found' you...I'm thinking we may have met in the Anza Borrego desert?! We'll be in Carmichael at the Elk's toward the end of Oct. Petaluma Elk's next week. Happy travels...

HoboJoe said...

This site is an incredibly good resource. I'd like to thank you for spending the time to put this information up for all to see. It's very nice of you to do this. Joe.

Suzi said...

We're planning a year long "excellent adventure" in April when Dave retires. We can hardly wait and reading your posts every day really makes it difficult to sit still! I especially love hearing about Odel golfing by himself. Dave is a golfer and I'm a "driver" (golf carts, that is) and its good to hear someone else that enjoys the game solo. Keep them coming! Suzi

Golden Gang said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are in Catalina State Park, and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Thank you for your info, pics and personal opinions that are shared on your blog. It is an honest assessment, and I felt prepared coming to an unknown campground. :)
Keep up the great work!
Stephanie Golden