Campground Review: Park of the Sierras Escapees Members Park

“Beautiful Escapees Park!!”

Park of the Sierras

Park of the Sierras Escapees Members Park

This is a beautiful park we stayed here as a launching point for Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park; the location is great.

This is a co-op park meaning all residents contribute their time in the upkeep and overall well-being of the park. Pride in this park really shows in everyone we met here.

Pat is the tour guide of the park and gave us a wonderful tour around the property in her golf cart. She is a wealth of knowledge around the history of the park and that of the founding residents. Ask for a tour with Pat, she’s awesome.

Upon arrival a very nice man, David Burkhardt, drove me through the route we’d be taking to our site prior to us towing the fifth wheel through the park. It was nice to get a lay of the land, so to speak, rather than going in blind. We then followed David to the site with our rig. Some of the turns were tight for our 38 footer but we managed without so much as touching a branch or curb thanks to David’s guidance.

We later found out the lady checking us in at the office was David’s wife. Very nice couple and we can’t wait to see them again on our next visit. In fact, all of the residence we met were super nice and even invited us to all the social events. Although work kept us pretty busy it was nice to be invited.

Overall the park is very nice. Secluded sites with full hookups including free WiFi and free cable TV. There were several WiFi Hotspots throughout the park and were lucky enough to have one just across from our site, #540. We were able to work and stream using the park WiFi, something we’ve never been able to do in an RV park before.


Clubhouse, laundry, and dog park are welcoming and clean. Laundry could use some updating but it worked well and our clothes came out clean. However, if you have laundry facilities in your rig you won’t be using them here. The park is very strict about what goes into the septic system; washing machines and dishwashers are prohibited. We thought this was a bit strange but we have neither of those in our rig so it wasn’t a bid deal for us.

SKP Park of the Sierras Members is Only

Only real drawback we felt was around “resident only” mail service in this park so you must use the Coarsegold post office for general delivery. Even though we saw UPS and FedEx delivering in the park we were told that was for residents only. Not sure how they could keep you from receiving those deliveries to your site but that’s what we were told.

As far as cost, we used the “$50 off the first week” coupon we received when joining Xscapers bringing our weekly total to $62 plus $25 for the electric we used. Even without the coupon @ ~$140 for a week is still a very good rate for Escapees/Xscapers members.

Dry camping is also an option if passing through. The first night is free then $5 per night after that with a 7-day limit. They even have water and a dump station at the dry camping area inside the park.

Would We Stay Again?

We truly enjoyed our time at the Park of the Sierras and will definitely stay again when in the area.

Nightly Cost: $15
Days Stayed: 7
Hookups: Full Hookups
Pets: Allowed (Small Dog Park)

WIFI:  Our cell coverage was good in this park as well. Verizon was the strongest but AT&T and T-Mobile worked fine too. Our weBoost cell booster was on standby just in case the signal strength wasn’t strong enough but was not needed.

This is our review/opinions of our stay at SKP Park of the Sierras, Coarsegold, CA

You can find all of our Campground Reviews here on our 2018 Campground Reviews page along with a map of the places we have stayed.

Park of the Sierras – Escapees Member RV Park – GPS: 37.208, -119.7176


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