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Lake Of The Springs
  Thousand Trails

14152 French Town Rd. Oregon House, CA 95962

Ranger Station: (530) 692-1852

Cell Notes

Verizon Internet card works well in Loop “I” on the hill,  Park Internet was not tested

Shop before you come, Walmart is about an hour away in Marysville.

Points of Interest

This is a destination park, just hang out and ride the boats.

Legal Notes

Check legal RV limits for this highway –  Legal RV Map

RV Restrictions for all California – know your length limits before you tread in California. In California your RV weight limit is 20,500 pounds on any one axle. National weight code for Motorhomes on the Interstates: U.S. Code, Title 23, Section 127 allows buses and motorhomes a maximum single-axle weight of 24,000.

California Weigh Station or scales are for commercial vehicles and rental trucks, RV’s only have to stop if flagged down somehow.

California Rest areas allow parking for eight hours, some have dump stations.

Does California require I have a special license to drive an RV? Your state drivers license if it allows you to drive you RV is good in California for same type of RV use as permitted to you in your state. California drivers need an endorsement and meet medical requirements.

Winter time driving and chain requirement in California. – Please refer to this document in the section labled RV’s they say they may require both out and inner duals to be chained together under some circumstances. Use the document in the link above to get all the details. Too complicated for my brain, as my CPU is out of date, and I am shy on memory.

California Tolls suck but they are the law, and this is how you deal with them if you are wealthy enough to be in California. Gees with all these fees, it’s no wonder every one is said to be on government assistance.

Everyone needs fuel – List of California Truck Stops – Note: Sacramento and Stockton area has the closest known truck stops to this park.

Description

This Thousand Trails park is hard not to like, the location is just too pleasant. We think this park is second only to Fort Wilderness in Disney World which set us back $60 a night. This park makes it worth being a Thousand Trails Member. The park is built into a Hill side over looking a lake. In season, the park rents all kinds of boats, and has nearly every imaginable amenity.

Park Pictures

Marysville turn toward Brownsville
We turned up Marysville Rd. Headed toward Brownsville, after several miles we hung a right toward Dobbins.
Turn Toward Brownsville
Just after passing the sign welcoming you to Oregon House, turn left toward Brownsville, then drive a few miles. Thousand Trails will be on the left, and they have a giant sign that you cannot miss. This one of few parks with good signage. The signs are a real blessing.
Ranger station
We arrive at the ranger booth and check in. Was very busy when we arrived.
Cell service loop "I"
We drive up the hill, RV storage is on the left, and loop “I” is on the right just past the top of the hill.
Sentient End times prophet
This little guy is holding up the sign of eminent universal doom. Guess prophets are coming in all kinds these day. Either he is sensing hunting season, or something even more sinister. We will begin to worry when surrounded by grizzlies without signs.
ATT Verizon customers use loop "I"
Arrive at “I” loop. Verizon and ATT cell work here, as well as TV reception.
Hillside sites
Cat bird sites over looking RV storage area
Ridge sites
The high life from loop “I” where you can see for miles and miles.
loop “D” from the main park road.
Can see loop “D” from the main park road.
dump stations
Back on main road, this area is for the dump stations
Fish cleaning station
Fish cleaning station for those who got lucky down at the lake.
Regular cabin
Regular cabin
Getaway cabin
Getaway cabin.
Yurts
Yurts
RV Storage
RV storage out in the open to protect against theft and vandals. Storage is high demand; Thousand trails make money on empty land and members get great rates. Usually half of the in town rate. It really is a win-win.
Pool
Pool
Pool changing facility
Pool changing facility, we did not go in.
Laundry room
Six washers and six dryers serving a 600 site campground. We were here over memorial day weekend, did laundry on Friday and Monday and had no trouble getting a machine. Since we are in loop “I”, it is 1 mile each way to the laundry machines. Glad they were available.

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RV Lot
No RV? No Problem, just pick one up at the side walk sale. Lake of the Springs teams up with a vendor who sells RV’s. These are weekend type rigs. That is smart though as this park draws more weekenders than full timers.
Craft fair
Craft fair along the walk way.
Fishing derby
Fishing derby for the kids in a small stocked puddle. Not sure the odds were in favor of the fish.
Grande Lodge
View of lodge from the lake.
Outdoor dining
Outdoor dining at the loge cafe
Dining hall
Did not bring food, that’s ok. There is a dining hall Lake of the springs thousand trails.
Dance floor
Dance floor Lake of the springs thousand trails. These two appear to be about to do the tangle!
Arcade
Arcade, little less used since the “Iphone” was invented.
Adult activities
Adult area Lake of the springs Thousand Trails, I don’t thinks the adults have found it yet. or they could just be too busy having fun being kids.
Teen area
Teen area Lake of the springs thousand trails is well designed. Some one had the wisdom to eliminate dark corners, comfy chairs, and furnishings that seat more than one.
Mini Golf
Mini golf on the way to the lake. (This park gets KUDOS from us, they put the rec equipment out side in a box where we can get it, use it, and return it. They accept the few losses as a cost of doing business. I love being trusted and not having to leave my drivers license or member card to borrow a putter and golf ball. Way to go! Other TT park listen up and follow suite. Especially Morgan Hill). I am too shy to use the equipment in places where I have to talk to someone.
Dam lake
Dam at the lake. Check out the natural fish ladder on the other side.
Boat rental hut
Boat rental hut
Boat rentels
Boats rentals on the water and ready to go.

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