Campground Review: Flag City RV Resort, Lodi, CA

IMG_3431Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Flag City RV Resort
  • Dates of stay: May 14 – 30, 2018
  • Location: 6120 W. Banner Rd, Lodi, CA 95242
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $45.47/night, biweekly rate
  • Additional fees: $2/night for visitor or pet (dog). No charge for cat.
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes
  • Cell reception:  ATT very good
  • Website: www.flagcityrvresort.com/
  • Pros: Clean, big-rig-friendly resort close to Lodi amenities
  • Cons: none

Full Review

Several years ago, Jeff and I participated in a few wine tasting classes at a Total Wine and More store near our South Florida home. During one of those classes, we were introduced to a great Reserve Ancient Vine  Zinfandel wine from Oak Ridge Winery that Jeff fell in love with. It was, and still is, his favorite wine of all time. When we looked up the winery, we found it was located not in the famed Napa or Sonoma regions, it was located in a small town we had never heard of – Lodi. For this reason, when we went on the road, Lodi was high on our list of destinations.

Flag City RV Resort is conveniently located just off of I-5 and across the road from both a Flying J and Pilot. Ample shopping, including Walmart, Target and Kohls, can be found in the town of Lodi, 5 miles down the road. San Francisco is within day-trip distance, if you don’t mind fighting the traffic.

The RV resort is big rig friendly with wide asphalt interior roads and long concrete pull-through site. Our site was fully long enough to park all of our vehicles, with no problem. Spacing between rigs is average for private resorts, and each site has its own picnic table on a concrete pad area. The areas between sites are either dirt/plantings or gravel. Some reviewers have complained about the dirt surface, but it wasn’t bothersome except for the one day it rained and got muddy.

All 180 sites are full hook up with 50/30 amp electric, water and sewer. Cable TV was included but we didn’t bother with so many over the air channels available plus our satellite TV. Wifi was also available, but our ATT hotspot was adequate for our needs. The utilities worked well, although a drop in water pressure was noticeable when the park was full, like over Memorial Day weekend. Even then, it was quite usable.

The resort is equipped with three spacious and clean bath houses and 3 laundry facilities. The laundry uses a card system that is purchased from the front office, and any unused card balance is reimbursed upon departure. We actually used the propane fill station at this park when we depleted our portable gas grill supply. The resort also has a lovely pool, hot tub, and club house area.

The office staff was very courteous and helpful. Because we stayed longer here than typical, I took advantage of that and did some shopping with Amazon. There was never a problem with package pickup. The office also provided coupons for free tastings at several wineries, including our favorite – Oak Ridge. Who could ask for more than that?

Even considering all the amenities, the average cost came in at around $45/night, a bit cheaper than we’ve found elsewhere in California.  It was well worth it.

Bottom Line: A reasonably-priced, big-rig-friendly RV resort with ample amenities, in the heart of Lodi wine country.

 

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