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Located in the southern area of Redding, Green Acres RV Park is a clean, well-kept, quiet and affordable park.
They offer daily, weekly or monthly rates and have Good Sam discounts. Without Good Sam, the rates are: $30 per day, $165 per week, and $345 and up for monthly spaces. Our space, being for a larger RV, was $390 for a month. We stayed there from May 30th through July 1st (we paid for an extra night when we had to stay unexpectedly past our departure date of June 30th).
At the monthly rate, payment is allowed in cash only. Electric is an additional cost and you must pay a $75 deposit for it. At the end of the month, you will either owe an additional amount or be given a refund from the deposit for any additional balance. An application must be filled out for monthly renters, but no credit check is required.
As a general rule, Green Acres only accepts newer RVs but may make an exception if your older RV is in good condition. Older rigs must pass visual inspection upon entry to the park. This means that all the RVs surrounding you are in decent condition. Nobody leaves a bunch of junk outside of their RV, either. The people running the park have very strict rules, and they make certain they are followed.
That being said, it is a nice treat to stay in a place that allows monthlies and is not run-down, as is frequently the case (unless you go to a resort with a big price tag attached to your stay). Our neighbors were all very friendly or just kept to themselves. There was never a night when we were awakened by noises from other residents of the park, whether they were long-term tenants or people passing through.
Also, the campground hosts were extremely nice. They would stop to chat with us often. They are dog lovers, and our 2 dogs absolutely adored them.
Green Acres is an appropriate name for the park. The spaces are all fairly level, and have trees between them, planted on grassy strips.
Additionally, there is a house on the property with a huge lawn, and the front half is available for dogs to do their business. My dogs thought that grass was fantastic. While I wasn’t a huge fan of all the water needed to keep up the greenery, it was definitely nice to look at and much appreciated by the pets.
The property also has a laundry room: washers are 50 cents and it is another 50 cents for 30 minutes on
the dryer. They also have outdoor tables and chairs with umbrellas situated next to a koi pond with waterfall.
There is a also a barbeque area, but it looks like it hasn’t been used in ages. There is also a shuffleboard court, but I think you have to bring your own equipment because I didn’t see any.
Complimentary wifi is available, but we didn’t really use it as we carry our own hotspot. Verizon has a decent signal here–but keep in mind that I think the office on the Verizon 2.4 GHz band, so if you have Verizon and switching to 5GHz is an option for your own set-up, I would recommend doing so. The 2.4 GHz is very laggy and overloaded.
Last but certainly not least, the property has a very nice pool. It is not heated, but when it’s 100-plus degrees like it was when we visited, the water is the perfect temperature. The pool is kept very clean and has additional tables and chairs around it.
As for the surrounding area:
Part of the reason the park is so quiet when it has an address on the frontage road for SR-273 is the existence of what used to be a small car dealership at the front of the property. It is vacant, and acts as a buffer to any street noise.
There are, however, the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the other side of the highway. This unfortunately means that you will hear trains several times during the day and night. It woke us up the first night or two, but after that we didn’t really notice it. However, it was very hot most of the time, so we often had our windows closed and the air conditioner running.
The nights that were cool enough to have the windows open, we heard crickets. One night there was a bird who decided to sing all night, and another there was a rooster who thought that 3:00 in the morning was a good time to start waking everyone up. Other than that and the trains, there wasn’t any noise.
Next door to the south is an RV dealership that also offers repair service and a small store. To the north is a somewhat run-down motel. But I get the feeling that the RV park may have been there first, and can’t be blamed for its neighbors. Overall the area is very industrial, with some residential neighborhoods down the side streets. There isn’t much of interest within walking distance, unless are into hydroponics or need an auto shop. You have to go about 2 miles to get to grocery stores, shops or restaurants. Within another 2-3 miles you can get to most of Redding, including more places to eat and shop, a mall, movie theaters, hospitals and the Win-River Casino.
If we are ever in the area again and need a place to stay, I would definitely come back here.