It will be a cold day in the Devils backyard when I return. More later.
The RV park was fine, check in simple and the staff great. For what ever reason the hookups are in a raised island so when you dump you need to hoist the hose several times to drain. More of a PIA than anything. Another minor complaint was the pad had quite a slope to it so since I don't have levelers took awhile to get it right. Again no deal breaker. Desk told me checkout time was 1100.
In the AM wife had to work for awhile so pulled out and parked in the furthest out of the way corner to eat before we left. Just got started eating and over the PA "second call for the owner of a..." I go to where they ask me to report to and no one is there. BP goes up a few points. Find someone to get the casino dog catcher. He and his body guard finally appear. He make a point that I am taking four of his highly valuable parking spaces. Mind you I backed into a corner. I told him if I was to pull into a spot it would have still taken four spaces or two if I left the tail end hang out. He couldn't understand the concept of putting an 100" wide object in a 84" hole plus pulling up so the rear isn't in the road. BP racing up.
Proceed to tell him that the mirror tag is still hanging in the window, they could tell I was an overnight guest throwing more money in the toilet. His response is that I should have parked in the RV lot. He doesn't know they have a 1100 check out time. I guess his badge he got out of the Cracker Jacks forgot to state this.
Bottom line was I would stay to eat, then leave. Tried to get him go comp me for my now cold meal, but that didn't work. BP now going to danger level.
Food was fine, wife didn't do so hot gambling.
Redding always has been the armpit of California, now I know why.
Things have changed. New Hotel attached to the casino which "has taken over everything" according to the employees. The RV park is back where we used to dry camp. Spaces level- well marked- pull through length for us at 33" towing a car… Shuttle followed us to our spot and gave us instructions- electrical box was locked. Had to go to Hotel Registration- register- Pay $24.00- receive key to unlock electrical- received coupon for $5.00 off at the gas station when you buy $25.00 gas + coupon for 2 for 1 at the golf course. No longer giving $10.00 in casino play unless you are new players. Shuttle driver did come back later to get us + came and got us when we wanted to head back to the RV. Nothing new inside the casino- just some new games- food okay…..Did get 5% off food with our players card..
Was disappointed that dry camping was eliminated, although it was replaced with an amazing parking area! Excellent amenities including grassy area with trees on perimeter, small dog run enclosure, dog poopy stations, grills/smokers and concrete picnic tables. Easy In and Out on perfectly level concrete. Only thing missing was wifi. I spoke to the Manager about this, as it is provided for WinRiver's hotel guests. Am sending some updated pics later to Webmaster.
If you have checked out California's campground fees, you must be aware that they are ridiculously high; so $24 for this overnight spot (with the $10 Play Card), is a bargain. Most Redding campgrounds are $40+.
Check the entrance out on Google beforehand; it is a little tricky. Watch the speed bumps.
When you check in and pay at the Players Club window, you are given a $10 Promo Card and a decent quality RV Sunshade. The Promo Card must be used on a single machine or you will lose the credit! This happened to another couple and Management did not restore their credit even though they were unaware of this restriction and appealed.
The only other detraction was lack of regular shuttle; the RV park is at the very furthest possible parking area from the side casino entrance and is a modest hike. They have golf carts running around but there is no schedule and no number posted to phone for a lift. I also mentioned this to the Manager.
Casino itself is a bit dated and food is pretty average and uninteresting. I got their specialty burger which was a good bargain and delicious.
This is a good, quiet resting place if you want to make an early AM crossing across the Shasta-Trinity Mountains to Arcata/Eureka and beyond.