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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Different strokes are found at this KOA. There's a gold course and a nice stream running along the park. Lots of places to walk to and of course, the BIG REDWOOD TREES are just up the road a bit. Nice and tidy. Nice people. Nice experience all and all. No regrets and the perfect staging grounds for the Avenue of... More 

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2 Thank Share I T
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Share I T, Thank you for your review. It's always great to read positive comments from our guests who also live in beautiful destinations. We hope you will return in the near future. More 

Ben Tre, Vietnam
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We planned to drive from San francisco to Eureka California but we could not make it as we took highway 1 which was a lot slower and the road were windy so at the end so we had to look for a campground in Garberville, a small town down south Eureka.The site is nice and green. There are hot tub... More 

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1 Thank mangocruises
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear mangocruises, Thank you for your review of Benbow KOA. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience in the Benbow Valley and we hope you will soon return. More 

Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
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56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We have a 36' class A towing a 4 door Tundra. The coach fit but the truck had to be parked sideways in front of the site. The sewer 50 amp electric and water are all in the same area So parking at the rear of the site was the best. All sites are gravel with a very nice cement... More 

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Thank Laura B
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Laura B., Thank you for your review and making the scenic journey down from Oregon. We know that there are many campgrounds and RV parks to choose from when traveling from Oregon, and we really appreciate that you joined us at Benbow KOA. It now seems like about 80% of our guests bring their dogs, so we always try... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Our women's RV group "FreeWheelers" stayed at Benbow 8/12 to 8/19. We were a group of 25 RVs and about 38 women. The Benbow staff was FANTASTIC!! We used the air conditioned Village Hall for our meals and activities including a movie offered Sunday night. We went to their outdoor karaoke. All the sites have shade trees, too. We looked... More 

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Thank Celia B
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Celia B., Thank you and the FreeWheelers for your visit and kind comments. It's always nice to know that our campers enjoyed their visit and our amenities. We will be delighted to host you again and we look forward seeing your group next August (under the shade) in Benbow! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Stayed here with my wife and 4 kids and two other friends with their families. I really don't have any complaints about this place besides that it is a long drive, but that's no ones fault but my own! John, the manager, is one of the friendliest and helpful camp hosts that we have ever dealt with! Him and the... More 

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5 Thank Troublemakers7
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Troublemakers 7, What an awesome review! Based on your comments, it looks like a great time was had by all. It's amazing the great memories we create when camping with our kids and other families. Long after the vacation is over, kids continue to share their camping experiences. We are fortunate to have such a great staff and management... More 

McKinleyville, California, United States
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

My family and friends have visited and stayed at this resort every summer for the past 6 years. They have made amazing improvements over the last year (water park for the kids...and kids at heart, new lounge chairs at the pool, added lots of beautiful cabins, improved the cites, and remodeled & cleaned up all the buildings). They are the... More 

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1 Thank Michele W
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Michele W., Thank you for the great review. We're delighted that you've noticed the improvements to Benbow KOA. We host many repeat campers from McKinleyville and are very active in your Chamber of Commerce. We will continue to upgrade the park and will add new 50-amp service, additional cabins and some longer, pull-through RV sites. Thank you for your... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Benbow koa was ok for camping in RV. Tents were in the back in the dirt area. Management was not so inviting, pool was cold and too many kids to relax in hot tub. Be prepared if you want a campfire it cost 15.00 a day to rent the fire pit. Up side your first bundle of wood is free.... More 

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Thank Lonaka
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Lonaka, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are in the process of undergoing a comprehensive infrastructure upgrade to the Benbow KOA that will address the majority of your concerns including the tent areas and campfire options. We agree that kids love our pool and spa - hence its popularity. We added the splash park,... More 

McKinleyville, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We live in McKinleyville and this was the perfect family getaway. We stayed in one of the "park" cabins which came equipped with a full sized stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and propane barbecue. We had 3 generations totaling 7 people. The grand-kids spent hours in the swimming pool and splash park and had a fantastic time! They were even able to... More 

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1 Thank Carol C
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Carol C., What a nice review! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Park. Although you're close by, sometimes a hour or so away can feel like a world away. We hope to see your family again in the near-future. More 

California
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We're new to RV camping, which we have termed "Glam-ping". While I miss the feeling of being deep in the woods, there are some definite perks to this KOA. The swimming pool & splash park were a lot of fun for the whole family and quite refreshing during our HOT stay in July. There is a brand new playground for... More 

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1 Thank lovetotravelelmundo
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Lovetotravelelmundo, Thank you for reviewing Benbow KOA. We are in the process of updating some sites to accommodate larger RVs. We will also bring in some additional 50-amp service to the longer sites. From your comments, it looks like the family had a great time in Benbow. We appreciate your business. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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149 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I just drove by this and from the highway saw someone with a lawn chair, sitting by the stream.. I had to turn the car around and investigate! wow... My favourite to sit by a clear mountain stream or river.. on a sunny day... This location is perfect to camp or park your RV or just have a picnic.. I... More 

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Thank LoliB818
DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear LoliB818, Thank you for turning around and spending some time with us! We are in the process of adding some new infrastructure upgrades that will allow us to add a few additional river-front spaces - perhaps in time for your next visit! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Benbow KOA offers full hook-ups, pull-through RV sites with cable TV, tent sites, 7 luxury Park Model Cabins, 9-hole golf course, putting green, pool, Jacuzzi, splash park, playground, kid's train ride, sport-court, clubhouse, general store, WiFi and 2 meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Benbow KOA

Address: 7000 Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3603
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Number of rooms: 119
Also Known As:
Benbow Hotel & Resort, Rv Garberville
Benbow Hotel And Resort, Rv Resort
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Reservations are a must around holiday times.”
 of 5 bubbles byebye2u, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“End sites are Premium because they have plastic chairs & table plus picnic table. Other sites have picnic table.”
 of 5 bubbles laurabB8033WK, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The site backed up to the river are great! Beautiful view and you get to listen to the sound of the river at night.”
 of 5 bubbles MicheleW405, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The back-in sites in the back of the park (verses the pull-throw sites closer to the pool) seemed to have more room & space around them.”
  • Typical sites
  • We had two sites side by side for our family stay.
 of 5 bubbles lovetotravelelmundo, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
“did not use the rooms, pool or fitness center”
 of 5 bubbles 120Kay, 30 Jan 2014 | Read review
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