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 only stayed the one night in a pull through. The very friendly and kind manager guided us to our site and made sure we had everything we required and told us to come back to the office and pay once we were settled. When do we hear that these days ?
Although we have rated this little “ back in time” gem 5 stars , one must take into consideration that we are rating on service and cleanliness. It is an older campground so if you are looking for new or a resort this would not be for you. We loved the entire atmosphere of the small park in the older part of town and will stay again.
Very nice and clean. We came in late in the evening and the people were so nice and really helpful. They made sure we were settled in our site before even taking any money. Great place! Great People! Great price!
On our 7,600 mile journey we greatly enjoyed our stay and the staff were extremely helpful.
The historic trees are beautiful and well cared for. Easy access to Barstow.
A most memorable stay. Thank you staff and owner.
Stayed one night on our way to Yosemite and again on our way back. The park is older and it's age shows but everything is clean and owners are quite friendly and help you get settled before paying. Roads/parking slips are dirt and gravel and most sites have patios. Park utilities worked well including wifi and cable tv. Off the highway enough to be quiet but easy to access. I had no problems parking my 25' trailer but I can see how big rigs might have some difficulty though there were a couple class A rigs there. Showers could use a couple hooks to hang clothes or towels. It's not fancy but I have no problem recommending this park to others. Park is quite full with long term or permanent guests and was full both nights we were there so reservations are highly recommended.
They do take credit cards now.
All of my interactions with the office folks were positive. We were guided to our slot and parked in a good position. This is a small park with only a few slots open to transient/daily parking. We were here for two nights and the park was full each night. I did make reservations a few weeks in advance. There is no grass to speak of, and the trees have been trimmed severely to accommodate larger rigs with slide-outs. There is an extra charge for 50amp, which we needed because of temps in the 90s. The park is quiet, I didn't hear trains, planes or automobiles. The facilities are in keeping with the age of the park, which opened in 1977. The bathrooms were clean and smelled fresh. Laundry facilities were available, but I didn't check on prices. WiFi was decent, but I didn't try streaming. There is a good layer of gravel in the general driving lanes. It was dry during our visit so I can't speak to the possible muddy issues during rainy season.
If you don't need any amenities or frills, this is the place! Blazing fast Fibre Optic internet. 100 megabit down and 100 megabit up with a 15 second ping. A handful of fuzzy cable channels. Easy hook ups, wide gravel sites. Management is very involved and seem truly interested in making your stay comfortable. Good value at $40 taxes in (with Good Sam). Only downside is that it's dusty, but what can you expect from a desert campground?
I ended up here for two weeks due to repairs I needed on my travel trailer. The park is very quiet, the owners/managers are nice & are enjoyable characters. I was only 2 miles outside of Barstow and had no problems getting repair people to come out to me. I didn't use the restroom/showers, but did use the laundry twice. It is very clean, the machines in good order. I would definitely stay here again.
We checked in Shady Lane yesterday after making a reservation by phone the day before. Ron greeted us and led us to our pull through site. This park is small, with gravel roads and dirt sites. Each space has a picnic table and trash can as well as the usual hook ups. We are very pleased with this clean, nicely landscaped (for the desert) RV campground. It is quiet and easy to get to off of I-15. We made a Walmart run today and it was only about 10 minutes away. Internet was fine.
My husband used the restroom and said it was immaculate.
I HIGHLY recommend Shady Lane (established 1977) for a quick stay. There are a few permanent looking rigs, but most of the other spaces (mostly pull thru) fill up at night.
This month they began taking credit cards....I had no problem using mine.
the site manager was great! He was very accommodating and helpful as was his father who helped us into our space. Very clean and quiet. Didn't use the restrooms so can't comment on those. Not a whole lot of amenities but just a clean, friendly quiet and convenient park for which we paid $35 a night as Good Sam members. Will stay there again next time we are passing through! We stayed in a 35 foot class A motorhome with 50 amp service.
I stayed One Night in the RV park the took me to my spot told me to have lunch first before checking in (no rush ) i like that i felt safe and welcome they don't take credit cards now but I hear that in 2017 they will that will be a good thing and I also hear that they are going to upgrade restrooms. that will be grate the restrooms are now clean and very nice but old. I also hear that there's going to be new management I got to meet one that night that I stayed. A young man but seems to have his head on his shoulders was very helpful and polite. I will stay at shady lane in barstow ca again.
I agree with the other comments, This park is nothing to write home about, but it's quite, it's roomy (RV wise), the restrooms are clean. There's a comment about a grumpy mgr and I can see where that's coming from, but if you use a little diplomacy he turns out to be a wonderful helpful person. I don't know if I was asked or I volunteered that I was heading east on I-40 and the other gentleman at the office offered a homemade map which saved me about 10 miles getting back to I-40, plus a look at the local area I would not have otherwise seen.
I would certainly stay here again. I was pulling a travel trailer.
It was so nice to be greeted as we pulled in with a smile! Didn't even have to get out of the coach. A nice friendly gentleman, who turns out to be one of the owners, led us to our site and told us to get settled, have lunch and then come by the office to register and pay. We have a 40' coach and had no issues getting to our site with our tow car still connected. I would definitely stay here again.
I stayed here a month ago. So on my return trip....I'm here again. Reasonable rates, clean bathrooms. When you check in they have a person waiting to guide you in. Not the prettiest place, but everything you need. Will be my Barstow RV park from now on.
This is a nice small park on the north side of Barstow near I-15. Nothing special but it is clean and well managed. The sites are dirt with a small concrete patio pad, full hookups and satellite TV connection. Bathrooms are old but clean and in good condition. There is WiFi available but you must pay $5 per day. They do not accept credit cards, so bring cash or personal check. The gentlemen who manage the park are very nice and helpful. We stopped for a one night stay while on the way to Los Angeles.
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