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.
We travel to Fort Bragg every May and September and always stay at Pomo. We have been doing this since the early '80's. This trip we stayed for 10 nights and once again had a very enjoyable visit. The office staff and maintenance crew are always friendly and efficient at check-in and during our stay. The sites are large and secluded with easy access. Firewood is very fairly priced and the store carries a lot of information regarding the local attractions. While in the area, be sure to try the breakfast and lunch at Laurel Deli in the depot on Main street. Also, the fish and chips at Sea Pal Cove in Noyo Harbor are excellent.
We stayed for 5 days, not being able to us a credit card was an inconvenience, the office staff seems confused, but what really got my blood boiling was a old friend stopped to see us. He was told he could only stay 15 minutes or he would be charged for overnight!! Then the maintenance crew was cleaning the space behind ours and our dogs were in our Fifth Wheel, they barked and the office staff was on the phone complaining! We won't be back nor will we recommend this park.
The park was easy to get to and not far from shopping or sites such as Glass Beach or Mendocino Botanical Gardens. The camping sites themselves are very private with gravel and picnic table. Nice, quiet and pet friendly. Just need to remember to bring coins for the shower and cash to pay for your rental space as they do not accept credit/debit cards.
This is a nice facility. However, it is family owned and not very professional or cordial. They accept cash only and expect you to mail a personal check to hold a reservation. Do not expect to see that money again once it is sent. I will not go back just based on my experience with the woman working the desk and their complete lack of flexibility.
Pomo is in a very nice setting but found it to be less than a fun place. We are older campers (60+) traveling with older friends. It is very quiet place, like library quiet. They have a real problem with any noise even during the day time and early evening. Not the best place for lively children or adults. We have been there several times and observed the owner complaining to families each time. The park is conveniently located off Hwy 1 but does not overlook the ocean. The entrance is pretty tight and gets congested easily. Patience will be needed in the office when things get busy. Double check, triple check your reservations. They use an old school, hand written, ledger system where things get messed up readily. The grounds are kept neat and orderly. The bathrooms/showers are clean. The showers are coin operated so understand how to operate the valves before you put your money in. The is no sign to explain how to get hot water so you might get a cold one.
This is a very nice campground. DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS to find it!! We wound up on a very bad road. The sites are mostly surrounded by trees & brush making them very private, but it also makes the WIFI a little spotty.
Very nice campground with lots of privacy in each spot. Clean and easy to find. Only thing is that they do not accept credit/debit cards and it doesn't say anything like that on their website. Only take cash or check. Other than that it was a nice place.
This is an amazing park and deserves the highest rating. The spaces are large, private & immaculate. Each space is surrounded by trees and privacy barriers. The spots are level, clean and well kept. The facilities are very nice as well. The only problem with this park is that do not expect to make a reservation on the fly unless someone else has cancelled. We were lucky enough to do just that. This is the best park that we have stayed at so far on our journey. I recommend it to everyone.
Excellent park. probably much nicer with a little rain. Wide roads, wide spaces, centrally located bathroom facilities, small store, easy to find and within 5 min of central city, friendly staff. Cash or check only is a little inconvienence but doable.
The only thing I suggest is that if you make a reservation here and change how many nights you are staying, make sure they have the right information. I know I changed our stay to two nights from three and still got charged for three. Was not happy.
A nice quiet campground with good, level, private spaces, newly remodeled bathrooms and showers....
Just be careful they do your checkin right!
We were reserved for 3 nights, but when we checked in, telling them the correct leaving date, they wrote the arrival date on the windshield hanger tag that says what your last day is, and only charged us for two nights...
Imagine our surprise when someone from the office arrived at our site a little after noon, just catching us before we went out for the day and told us to get out! No discussion, no attempt to find a solution, (another site?), but just "you're not supposed to be here, other people are coming for your site".
Yea we packed up as quick as we could and won't be back.
She could have at least been nice about it and acknowledged THEIR mistake!
We had thought we had found a nice place to stay on our frequent trips to that area, but with that sort of attitude from the staff....nah.
One of our favorites. Easy check-in, friendly helpful staff. The park staff is always busy keeping the park clean and neat. We had site number 3 on the front row. Large level back-in with nice separation between sites. Restroom/shower facilities were undergoing an expansion and update, but were still usable and were clean. Close to all the attractions in the area. We will definitely stay here again.
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