cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
I didn't actually camp during my visit. I live close by and recently drove thru the park to see if there had been any improvements since the last time I did actually camp there, which was about 3 years ago. NOPE! NO improvements! To say this is our state park is an embarrassment to our part of the state. The RV sites are still so small with trees making it hard or impossible for large rigs to get around easily in the two camping areas. The grass was so over grown, pot holes in the roads and camp sites, the same old orange plastic construction fence, that has been there for so many years I've lost count. It's around the location where a bathhouse once stood. Their idea of maintenance is to go crazy spraying everywhere with weed killer leaving the grass so long. It was awful and depressing. I don't understand why other LA state parks are so neat and well maintained and this park's camping areas basically look abandoned. I love to camp but this is not my idea of a relaxing beautiful campground. It's sad because I grew up camping here in the 60's. Also, the last time I was there, the park ranger was so rude and totally out of control. Not sure if he is still working there of not.
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How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10. All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10 The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10 The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
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