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“A disaster waiting to happen”

Lake Nacimiento Resort
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Lake Nacimiento Resort
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We booked a place at Lake Nacimiento Resort and were encouraged to book a mobile home on top of a hill....."lots of privacy, very clean and large enough for our family" was how it was sold to us. After checking in we were excited to see our place for labor day weekend. One look and I was out the door, it was horrible-old, dirty, hot and isolated! They were able to move us to one of their lodges, which looked so much better at first glance. However, it was marginal at best....no updating-dirty pink carpet, all blinds were broken, kitchen was extremely worn and the frig hardly worked. The a/c was barely able to keep the downstairs cool, forget about the loft, the bunkbeds in the loft squeaked every time someone moved, and sitting on the couch was a quick trip to the floor. The unit was supposed to sleep 10 but only had one bathroom. The deck was nice but the table was for 4 people-really?? The wood shingle siding on the unit was so dry, wires running underneath the units attached were exposed, I had sleepless nights worrying about the fire hazard. The A/C compressor units sit under the units and dripped condensation, forming a puddle underneath. We even had resident bats living in the eves and siding-truly the least of our worries. Beautiful view of the lake and lots of deer, which our neighbors thought feeding white donuts to was cool.

Now onto the lake-over crowded, lots of users doing dumb, dangerous things. We were so happy to leave, never to return again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

We recently booked a lake view lodge at Lake Nacimiento Resort. It was spacious, very clean and equipped with all of the essentials. The views were incredible and we couldn't believe the price! The resort staff were very nice and attentive. Beverly at the check in desk was very caring and courteous. Our lodge was quiet and dog friendly, which is a rare find in the area. We brought our two dogs and the whole family had a great time. We fished out front of our unit, rented a boat at the nearby marina, and walked the dogs on nearby trails. Our unit had a deck, a grill and a fire ring outside which all came in handy as we cooked and ate dinner outside. The only downside was the mattress in the master bedroom. It was cheap and uncomfortable.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Hi everyone, was thinking of trying Lake Naciemento / Sandy point this 2013 summer again but after reading the review above maybe Not. I like her,..we used to go camp @ Sandy Point since the mid 90s with our 3 kids and always brought friends and family with us. It was so nice!!! But the last time we went around 2008 it was horrible experience too. A huge group of G/Ls came in at night and were drinking, cussin, screamin till late in the night. Now I dont care about your sexual identity but how about some respect for other people camping? My dear husband walk all the way to the rangers office (long walk ! @ midnight!) The next night same thing. It was RIFF RAFF!! I didnt see any rangers either like I used too. This used to be a Beautiful, upscale, nice place to camp, barbeque and meet cool campers, and socalize with other camper/boaters but yea I think it has good down hill. Just riff raff campers . . I dont mind paying high price if it is quality.... but it is NO Longer quality , Really too bad.

Room Tip: too much money to sleep next to Riff Raff
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank KimberlyJam
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

A group of us have been staying at Sandy Point since the mid-1990s. It was always clean and well-kempt. This year, with the water at 95%, promised to be awesome. However, on Friday night, a group of young men moved in two sites below us and they were drinking, playing LOUD music, dropping F-bombs, and taunting each other to fight until 2:30 am. None of felt safe to ask them to quiet down.

Then, in the campsite next to us, a group of families moved into one campsite with 35 people. They were chatting and talking until 12:30 am.

At no time during this Friday evening described, the rangers never showed up, drove through or in any way made their presence known.

For the 11 times I have visited Sandy Point and quiet time was always respected at 10pm. Staying at Sandy Point is not inexpensive and requires reservations made well in advance.

Now that Monterey County manages Lake Nacimiento, they need to actively patrol to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors.... or the visitors who respect the space will go find another place to camp.

Room Tip: This is about the campsites at Sandy Point, Lake Nacimiento Resort
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Lake Nacimiento Resort

Address: 10625 Nacimiento Lake Dr, Bradley, CA 93426-9460
Region: United States > California > Bradley
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Bradley
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Famous for its 165 miles of pristine shoreline, Lake Nacimiento Resort is a top destination near California's central coast. Located at the mid-way point between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the resort offers fun and adventure for the entire family. Guests enjoy multiple activities at the lake and its surrounding oak and pine forests including water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, lodging, wildlife viewing and seasonal dining at The Dragon Lake Grill, and more. Situated in the Santa Lucia mountains, Lake Nacimiento has 18 miles of water for visitors to enjoy, with boat, water ski, and fishing equipment rentals available at the park's new 100 slip marina. The resort also offers a variety of accommodations, from lodges and modular cabins suitable for couples to spacious units that can sleep up to 10 guests, all fully furnished lake view lodge rooms. RV rentals and camp sites with full hook-ups are also available at the park. From water sports to fishing to enjoying the sunset from the park's lake-side restaurant, Lake Nacimiento provides the perfect setting for an amazing fun-filled getaway. ... more   less 
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