Love the Pinnacles but the RV park was only... meh. The staff was very friendly/helpful. My issues was the price. It is very overpriced for not having full hookups. They do have a dump station and place to get water, but there were a few times that people in the spot next to the fresh water station hooked their rv up to it even though it was for everyone - very frustrating when trying to fill up. The sites are also just dirt and very unlevel (adding to it that it was overpriced). Another issue was wifi. Probably my biggest issue. It's $10's per device (no matter if you stay 1 day or 14 days) and it only 'works' by the office. I use work loosely because it barely works and is super slow. Not a big deal usually, but no cell reception and no way to contact family except online during our extended stay. So it's incredibly crappy that they charge you so much for wifi that sort of works. With how much you spend there and how crappy it works -it should be free. Oh and you also have to have a staff member re enter the password if it boots you off (which does happen). Bathrooms smelled awful, we ended up just using the shower in the rv even though it meant more trips to the dump station. Pretty crowded, but it's fun going when it isn't busy and the hikes are very enjoyable. We saw condors, coyotes, deer, jack rabbits, bobcats, and turkeys during our stay.
Good of you are self contained. There was no electricity the first pm and no water last morning.
There is electric, a dump, and water within 5 minutes of walking distance. Or you can get a spot without electric. There is five restrooms at the campsites, a store, and a pool. Everything is very clean including the showers.
The national park gets 5 stars...the campground 2. This is really a sad condition campground for a national park. There is 30A electricity on the RV sites but that's it. The main draw is that it's the only place to camp within about 30 minutes drive of the east park entrance. The electric was strong, but no one was running A/C in early April. Fresh water fill is from a spigot within the campground itself...right in front of a campsite. Campers needing to fill have to line up and cycle through the campground. The dump station is horribly setup. Liquid doesn't flow up hill, so if your camper is low, be prepared to move waste-hose loads at time when dumping. The route to get to the dump station is as bad. Campers have to make a sharp U-turn and the road is shared with the park shuttle so you can't queue in it. Makes easy for line-cutters that don't realize you're in line for the dump. Sites are poorly demarcated and non-uniform. Some sites are huge, have nice "play space" and others are small and your picnic table / fire ring are not even on your entry side. The campground (RV area) has huge holes in the driveway. Driving through the park is a zig-zag of hole avoidance. Would stay again, but only due to location.
This place is actually slightly better than most campgrounds in CA in that it actually supplies an amenity on site - electricity. In CA that will usually run you about $45, but for out of staters it seems unusually expensive for what it is. Few shade trees, only a few coin operated showers, and a dump station and water located off the sites.
It was $36 a night, State Park $25. Campground was nice and clean. Lots of space to neighbors. Staff friendly. Electricity ok but no direct water connection. Dump Station was closed.
Stayed two nights for $18 a night with our senior pass. We had electricity at our site and filled up with water on the way in. Dump station closed. Sat outside and saw coyotes, quail, jack rabbits, turkeys, deer, and condors on a ridge with my binoculars. Nighttime built a big fire and roasted marshmallows and loved life watching the stars.
The Recreation. Gov system is really bad. Park sign says full but 10 sites were vacant. Checked with the staff and we were assigned a spot.