Today’s blog post is my first campground review. It is a review of what I would consider a “luxury” campground, actually an RV park, because you can’t technically tent camp there. Keep an eye out for future campsite reviews where I review a typical/average campground and camping on BLM land known as dry camping (no hook-ups).
We have been going to Clio’s Rivers Edge in Clio, California for several years now. Just two hours away from our home, it is located in the Plumas National Forest and we absolutely love it. Your trip begins with the online booking process. I’ve found that their website is very user friendly, contains all the information that you would need to know and you can book online at http://www.riversedgervpark.net/. One of the key items to note here is that you aren’t assigned a spot at the time of booking as it’s first come, first served. We have found that if you leave instructions in the comment box, they can almost always accommodate your group to be near each other upon arrival.
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Upon arriving at Rivers Edge, you stop at the check-in area and then, get this, YOUR MARRIAGE IS SAVED! Once you give them your confirmation number, a park employee gets in their fancy golf cart and escorts you to your assigned spot. They then proceed to help you back in and park in your spot and all I can say is WOW! I can’t tell you the amount of times an argument has occurred with my beloved when trying to back in and park the trailer. This AVOIDS all arguments and it’s an amazing way to start the camp trip! I love Clio’s Rivers Edge for this reason alone! I also wish we had a golf cart escort everywhere we camped!
Once you are all set up at camp, you notice right away how clean the RV park is and how friendly the employees are. I get the sense that they truly care about the place and the guests that visit. Every time someone checks out of their spot, the staff are immediately laying new gravel, making sure the spot is clean and tidy and leveling the ground for the next guest. All spots have a concrete pad to park your trailer on, have full hook-ups, nice picnic tables and are all very spacious. As mentioned, all of the sites have gravel which really keeps the indoors and outdoors clean and dirt free. We always select the “outer perimeter” sites that back up to the wire fence and the woods. This is a view from the outer perimeter sites. It is so relaxing to sit outside and enjoy this view!
The amenities at Clio’s includes a dog park area, an area where you can play mini golf, horseshoes and bocce ball, a volleyball court and the kid’s favorite, a free ice cream social on Saturdays. Rivers Edge also has a bathroom facility for guests to use and an office where you can ask questions of the owners and, more importantly, buy ice cream. The park has locked trash dumpsters to prevent bear activity and strict quiet hours. Sometimes that a good thing, for our group and other campers! The best part about Rivers Edge is that it’s so family friendly. Every single time we have gone, my son and the kids that we camp with have all made friends. Then they usually all band together and ride bikes and scooters through the camp all day long on the nice paved roads. They have all been known to set up a lemonade stand and start a weekend business. We fondly refer to them as the bike gang.
We usually make a trip to Clio’s when we have a long weekend because there is plenty to do around the town of Graeagle. In our camping group, the men usually hit one of the many local golf courses in the area while the ladies head over to downtown Graeagle to hit the boutiques or hike and paddle board around Mill Pond.
There is also horseback riding and a miniature golf course close by. On the popular holiday weekends, there are lots of sales at the stores in town and there’s a buzz of excitement in the air. We also recently discovered a new hobby of geocaching and introduced it to some of our friends. We found a good handful of geocaches around the Clio and Graeagle area and the kids absolutely loved the “treasure hunt”. In fact, you can see them in the background of this picture, covering up a geocache that they found!
Clio’s Rivers Edge is one of our favorite sites…. clean, beautiful, family friendly and close to lots of activities. If I had to give it a rating, it definitely earns an “A”. This is a site that we plan on returning to year after year and think you should give it a try!
Do you have a favorite spot that you are willing to share? Or have you been to Rivers Edge? Please share your experiences!