A fine drive on a fine day at the Third Tee in Likely Place Golf & RV

A fine drive on a fine day at the 3rd Tee in Likely Place Golf & RV

A huge & lush park with golf, geocaching & hiking in a rather un-likely place along Hwy 395 in NE California :)

Link to park here: Likely Place Golf & RV Resort, Likely, CA
Link to map location here: Likely Place Golf & RV Resort, Likely, CA

  1. Site quality = 3.5/5
    Kind of mixed site quality here, but with the bonus of lots of green. The sites are pretty “rustic” -> all are basic gravel either pull-through or back-in with either full hookup (50Amp/water/sewer) or electric/water.  Very decent separation with generous slices of grass, trees and picnic tables at most sites. Quite nice views of surrounding meadows and bits of the golf course. Where you see variation is in size and levelness. Pull-throughs are all quite large (easily space for any-sized rig), but back-ins vary alot in size (length in particular) and many are quite uneven (we required levelers in our spot #15). Also there was slightly low water pressure. There are 3 main camping areas stacked one above the other along a hill-side:

    1. Top Tier -> Sites 21-50. These are the closest to the club-house and all pretty level. There is a mix of large pull-throughs and back-ins with FHU or electric/water only. Very decent green & separation here. The two pull-throughs with lake views (#49/50) were our fav picks, but all are quite nice. BBQ pits & green areas scattered around.
    2. Middle Tier -> Sites 1-10. These are all FHU pull-throughs. No real green/separation here plus some of sites were rather uneven so these were our least favorite. However pull-throughs are very long. The toilet & laundromat facilities are on this level too.
    3. Bottom Tier -> Sites 11-20. These are all FHU back-ins with views to a large meadow and probably the quietest of the lot. However there’s the most variation of size & levelness here, plus sites may get moist/softer in really wet weather. Good green & trees here.
  2. Facilities = 4/5
    Very decent albeit just a tad dated bathrooms. Superbly clean flush toilets and good-sized shower stalls with separate bench. Only ding is that shower heads were a tad old-fashioned with slightly low water pressure.
  3. Amenities = 4.5/5
    The amenities are what make this park special. There is a full and extremely pretty 18-hole golf-course (lakes, rivers, trees. mountain views you-name-it!), three private geocaching courses (ask at the check-in for the coordinates) and lovely hiking trails (over 6 miles) around the course. The clubhouse is quaint and offers meals & drinks plus there are 3 BBQ areas in the campground (one covered). Lots and lots of green meadows & views. Nice clean laundromats (2 machines, $1.25 per load) with cute little book-swap plus on-site dump station. Only ding? No WiFi.
  4. Location = 3.5/5
    You’re somewhat out in the boonies with this park. Likely, CA is a small town surrounded by miles of cow pasture. Nearby Alturas is cute and has basic shopping, but there is nothing else out here. Come for the golf course, the green trails & the outdoors…just don’t expect any high-scale dining or shopping nearby.
  5. Pet friendliness = 5/5
    Absolutely excellent spot for doggie. All the trails and the golf-course itself are completely paw-friendly. Tons of space to play in the site plus walk/hike/golf with pooch around the resort. Lots more nearby hiking in national forest if you want to get off-site (but honestly there’s enough space to keep you busy here).

Overall rating = 4.1
BONUS ALERT:
 18 holes of paw-friendly golf in gorgeous, lush, green surroundings with views of the mountains to boot!

Summary: This is one of those “hidden secrets” that we love to find. Likely is a small town in the middle of cow pastures in the middle of no-where in NE CA so it’s a total surprise when you drive down the few miles to get to this park and discover a lush, green park. It’s huge (immense) with a full-featured 18-hole golf course set amongst miles of hiking trails, lakes and rivers. There’s even three private geocaching courses on-site. If you didn’t know you were in a private park you’d think this was a massive state park. It has the same, relaxed feel  just with all the extras (full hookups, clubhouse, laundromat etc.). The only ding is that the sites are not exactly resort-level. I’d call them “rustic” at best -> all are basic gravel pads (either back-in or pull-through) with quite a bit of uneveness (we required levelers at our site) depending on where you park. Also there is no on-site WiFi. However these deficiencies are easily made up for by lots of green, tress and pleasant surroundings. Also the entire area (including the golf course) is dog-friendly…a huge plus for us! The clubhouse is cute and offers meals & drinks plus the hosts were incredibly friendly & helpful. Overall this place just has a great atmosphere. We totally enjoyed our stay here and could easily see coming back for a week or more to explore more of the hiking areas & immerse ourselves in daily golf. We give it a 5-star WheelingIt paws and thumbs up!

Extra Info: Good Verizon signal (3 bars of 3G), but NO on-site WiFi. Sites cost $34/night ($200/week) for FHU, $28/day for water/electric. Total 50 sites.  Good Sam’s/AAA discounts. Golf costs $25 for 18 holes, and the park also offers golf packages. On-site laundromat and dump.

Side-view of our site in bottom level (we were in #15). Lots of green & privacy here, but site was rather unlevel & we needed leveling blocks.

Side-view of our site in bottom level (we were in #15). Lots of green & privacy here, but site was rather unlevel & we needed leveling blocks.

View of our rig from other side of bottom row. Site #20 on left. We're in #15. No-one else was in our row.

View of our rig from other side of bottom row. Site #20 on left. We’re in #15. No-one else was parked in our area.

View of middle tier sites. #6 on left, #7, #8, #9 on right. Not much green/separation here, but sites are very long.

View of middle tier sites. #6 on left, #7, #8, #9 on right. Not much green/separation here, but sites are very long. You can see RVs in upper tier in the back.

View of top level of RVs. Site #22 on left. RV in site #23.

View of top level of RVs from entrance side. Site #22 on left. RV in site #23. RV’s on right are host sites.

Closer view of top level. Nice green and trees here. RV in site 23.

Closer view of top level. Nice green and trees here. Site #22 on right, RV in site #23.

View of upper level from the other side. Site #30 on right, #29, #28, #27 etc. behind.

View of upper level from the other side. Site #30 on right, #29, #28, #27 etc. behind.

Top tier. Pull-through sites #49/50. Nice views of the lake here.

Top tier. Pull-through sites #49/50. Nice slice views of the lake here.

View of laundromat & shower/toilet facilities

View of laundromat & shower/toilet facilities in middle tier area.

Covered BBQ area in top tier.

Covered BBQ area in top tier area.

View of club-house with driving range in back.

View of club-house with driving range in back.

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15 Responses to RV Park Review – Likely Place Golf & RV Resort, Likely, CA

  1. Hans says:

    Nice review Nina. It’s always nice to know that there are great rv parks in beautiful out of the way places.

  2. Allison says:

    Do you level with jacks or airbags? Curiosity question!

  3. David & Kathy C. says:

    John Day OR? You guys are to far North according to the The Flip Flop Barometer…LOL !There must be another motive. Its not the lighthouse. Have fun Burrrr
    Dave

    • libertatemamo says:

      We do actually have a particular goal up here…to be revealed :) It’ll be worth the sock-in-flop look that I’m sporting at the moment.

      Nina

  4. Sherry says:

    Thank you Nina for a great review. No one golfs here but it looks like a fabulous place for those who do.

    • libertatemamo says:

      I’m not a golfer either, but totally enjoyed walking the course with hubby and doggie. I did a few of the geocaching courses too. Very pretty walks.
      Nina

  5. Gay says:

    You had me on puppy friendly! We travel with 16 paws!

  6. Rowanova says:

    Tho I’m not a golfer, this seems like a fun and quaint place to spend a little time to lay back and enjoy the scenery. Nice find.

  7. john says:

    What is a geocaching course?

  8. Lauren Ward says:

    I’m one of the owners of Likely Place and we do have free Wi-fi but the park is large – 520 acres – and it’s hard to get good Wi-fi coverage over that big an area so it’s sometimes spotty. If all else fails, come to the clubhouse and log on there. We’re pleased you enjoyed our park and welcome you back.

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