1440 Camper View Rd, San Dimas, CA 91773
Date Visited: Jan 2018, march 2021, February 2022
SiteS: B-165, b-152, A-115, back-in, full-hookups, 50 amp, cable
We paid: $75 or $64 per night
This campground (formerly known as East Shore RV Park) is located on the bluffs overlooking Puddingstone Lake (a reservoir), about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Large asphalt sites are surrounded by lots of grass and trees, and the park itself is quite hilly. B-165 had a view overlooking the lake, while B-152 did not. B-152 was quite unlevel, but there’s no way to know when you’re making a reservation whether a site will be level or not. A-115 was fairly level, but had no view of the lake, Our friends were in A-117, and that was also a good site.
This park is a good location if you’re looking for something relatively close to Los Angeles. It has pools and laundry facilities, though we didn’t use those. You can walk or bike down a fairly steep hill to begin a paved path around the reservoir. There are lots of migratory birds here, so winter and early spring are good times to visit. There are many hiking trails near and around the lake, and you can eat breakfast at Norm’s near the small airport that is adjacent to the campground.
Because of COVID-19, we didn’t even have to enter the office. We prepaid when we made our reservation, and were checked in by a man in a kiosk just outside the campground entrance. We arrived on a Saturday and there were lots of families there with children. The park is pretty clean, and the accessibility to the lake makes it a popular spot. Though a private campground, it has the feel of a state park, and we would definitely stay here again (though it’s only about 90 minutes from our home).