- Name: Mountain Gate RV Park
- Dates of stay: June 1-6, 2018
- Location: 14161 Holiday Rd, Redding, CA 96003
- Type of campground: Private / Independent
- Cost: $42.57/night (Good Sam discount)
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: none
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT mediocre / variable
- Website: http://mt-gatervpark.com/
- Pros: Beautifully natural park with all of the amenities
- Cons: spotty cell phone coverage, hot in summer
We selected this park because it had great reviews, and I can see why it has a good reputation. Many of the higher rated big-rig-friendly resorts that we’ve stayed in are nicely groomed, but new and a little sterile. This park’s wooded hills provides more of a natural environment, while still offering many desirable amenities.
Our site was equipped with a level concrete pad and full hookups including 30/50 amp electric, water and sewer. It was a back in site, but with plenty of maneuvering room for our big rig. Cable TV was offered, but our over the air digital antenna and satellite TV met our needs. The site wasn’t long enough to park our truck too, but ample parking was available directly across the street. Spacing on either side was reasonable, and our site had a shady flat gravel area with a picnic table. It was so nice, we put out our chairs for the first time in a while and just enjoyed sitting outside on the evenings that weren’t too warm.
The campground has several bath houses that are modern, clean and conveniently located. The coin laundry facility is located near the club house, pool and hot tub area. The friendly management team even offers free pastries and coffee every morning!
The park is near Lake Shasta recreation options including the Caverns and Dam. The town of Lake Shasta is nearby, and has limited restaurants and shopping , but for a mall or Walmart you’ll need to head into Redding about 20 minutes away.
The only possible negative was that our ATT cell coverage was a bit spotty, especially for internet use. One day it was completely unusable, while another day, it was slow but OK. Otherwise, we really liked this park and would stay again. The cost (including Good Sam discount) was a reasonable $42 / night. Had we stayed longer, the cost per night would have been less. The other factor is the seasonal weather – it got to 100 degrees during our stay. I really liked the area, but would prefer cooler weather!
Bottom Line: Beautiful park, friendly management, and nice sites! We would definitely come back during spring or fall weather.