Saturday, March 2, 2013
Rancho Jurupa Campground
Last weekend we had the opportunity to check out a new local campground in Riverside county. It is a county park, website here . It is only a 40 mile drive from the house so it makes a good weekend getaway. Though it might be considered an urban park it has a nice country feel to it.
The campground itself has two camping areas,
Cottonwood loop, the newer of the two, which is where we stayed. This loop is much nicer than the Lakeview loop, but it is a little further away from the lake, It is still within walking distance. It offers FHU and free wifi and cable. So it has lots to offer for a county campground.
Lakeview loop, I am not sure of the amenities of this loop, but it definitely has more mature shades trees. In the summer that would definitely be a plus.
As I mentioned it also has a stocked lake, and I actually saw someone carrying a nice stringer of fish.
There are also a couple of kids playgrounds in the day use area and a mini golf course.
The sites are good sized and if you review the campground map carefully you can find some that have large grassy areas around them like Site# 217, the one we were in.
Across the street there is a big sport park, we did not check it out. Sounded to much like work.
We were both getting over a cold so we stayed pretty close to the site and just sat and enjoyed the sunshine. The weekend ended in a very windy night that had us chasing our patio furniture around at 2am.
It was a nice campground and one we will definitely be going to again. One thing you might want to consider is that it will probably get rather warm in the summer months.
Didn't take to many pictures, but enjoy the few I did take.