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Here you will find reviews of campgrounds in which we have stayed in the state of California.

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The reviews you find here will be from most recent to oldest since the older the review, the less relevant it may be. The "Overall Rating" is on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the best.

Also, you will notice that each listing shows a corresponding "Journal Site" number. This refers to when our stay occurred in our journey and the number on the Map Of Our Travels on our daily Journal. By going to our Journal for the dates indicated in the review, you may be able to find out more about the campground and the area.

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Sierra Trails RV Park  Mojave, CA  April 2009

Journal Site # 1: Sierra Trails RV Park  Mojave, CA - Overall Rating: 6

Dates:  April 10, 2009
Location: Mojave, CA.  A little more than 2 miles north of  State Hwy 58 on State Hwy 14.  Take California City exit, turn right and immediate left onto frontage road.  Go 400 yards to park.
Our Site: 31
GPS Coordinates: 35.133667N, 118.166W
Reason Selected: An hour east of Bakersfield so won't have to start tomorrow climbing over the Tehachapis.  Takes Passport America discount which is always a help.
Setting: High desert setting among east of Tehachapi Mountains. Not much view.
Guidebooks: No factor.
Big Rig Friendly: There are several pull-thru spots that they say can handle up to 70 feet.  Most other sites would be about 35 feet max.  Room for slides but not with awning also.
Hook-ups: 25 sites with full hook-ups and 30 amp electric;
Laundry: Yes.  Four or five washers and several dryers.
Price & Discounts: $26.50 for full hook-ups; Takes Passport America (we paid $13.25) as well as several other discount programs (Good Sam, Escapees, etc.)
Other Factors: Lots of trees (a good thing really - see below) so satellite might be iffy although we saw lots of TV dishes among the permanent/long term residences so signal is there. 
OVERALL RATING: 6 (out of ten)
This is an older campground but VERY clean and well maintained.  Everything looks nice just older style of park.  Even the long term areas are neat and clean with no collections of gnomes or wading pools jn front.  The parking areas are packed dirt/sand but each site has a concrete slab and walk along the length of the lot.  Each site has a lawn, table, and metal waist high barbeque.  Only real drawback is noise from adjacent highway although that should lessen at night.  One other thing - WIND.  This area is windy much of the time.  There is a BIG windmill farm less than 15 miles from here.  The park is surrounded by trees as well as trees scattered throughout.  This helps a lot.  It is breezy in the park but very bearable.  We would camp here again if passing through.


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