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The Marina RV Park, located in Redding, California, has been in operation since 1964. The business is located near I-5, two lakes, and right on the Sacramento River, where guests are able to access the water from the park's property. The premises has a total of 75 sites, with almost all of the units including full hook-ups. Amenities offered by the business include a swimming pool, hot tub, laundry facilities, showers, bathrooms, internet, and a dump station. The property is pet-friendly, with the expectation of visitors keeping the pets on leashes and cleaning up after them. The business is open year-round, with the busiest season of operation occurring during the fall. Those staying on the property are either short-term guests visiting the area or long-term residents. Nearby attractions in the area include Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Museum, Shasta Lake, and Whiskeytown Lake. There are also nearby walking and biking trails that patrons often visit.
The Marina RV Park is located in Redding, California. The premises is near I-5, shopping areas, restaurants, Shasta Lake, and Whiskeytown Lake. The property currently has 75 sites available for guests and has long and short-term rental areas. Almost all of the sites offer full hook-ups, with only one site having electric hook-ups without water. There are also laundry machines, showers, and bathrooms available for patrons. All of these facilities are can be found on the second floor of the main building due to the occasional flooding in the area. A pool is also located on the grounds, with an adjoining hot tub.
The property is located right along the Sacramento River. A beach area is found along the river available for visitors to access the water. Patrons are able to raft the river but must bring the equipment for themselves. The surrounding land is overall grassy, with concrete sections in each site for the RVs. Barbeque areas are located throughout the premises, as well as activities, including horseshoes. Other amenities offered on the property include tables, a dump station, internet, and a boat ramp on the river.
According to Nancy, the on-site manager, the culture of the Marina RV Park is known for being a quiet getaway for travelers to the Redding, California area. Nancy says the park is tucked away from traffic and right next to the river offering seclusion and privacy for patrons. Those who stay at the park are either guests traveling or long-term residents of the property. Pets owned by long-term residents must be vaccinated and registered. Overall, pets must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after by their owners, whether they are long-term residents or short-term visitors.
Individuals of all ages are welcome to the property and, according to Nancy, people who vary in age visit the business, including families, singles, and couples. The most common guests, however, are usually older travelers through the area. The business sees high amounts of repeat visitors; one guest has said, “I’ve always enjoyed staying here. It’s kept clean and quiet. I’ve been coming here for more than 20 years.” Another visitor to the Marina RV Park commented that the area is a “Nice spot along the river with reasonable rates. Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, and showers. All in all, a nice place and will stay there again.” There are five people who are a part of the staff at the park.
The riverfront access is said to be one of the unique aspects of the land. The business is open year-round, with the busiest season of operation being in the fall. During the summer, RVs longer than 30 feet aren’t able to stay at the park due to the inability to power the air conditioning in the units.
Nancy recommends that if guests are looking to try restaurants in town, they should go to Pasta Pronto, Tortilla Flats, which is a block away from the property, and Country Waffles, which she says is one of the best places to get breakfast in the area. A couple of popular attractions among visitors are Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Museum. The surrounding area also has a relatively high amount of biking and walking trails.
The Marina RV Park has been in operation since 1964. The previous owner of the business ran the property for the past 33 years until the current owners bought the land. Many of the businesses in the surrounding area are owned and operated by members of the current proprietor's family. This led them to purchase the RV park and continue the family tradition. Nancy Clements, the on-site manager, works closely with the owners in an attempt to ensure smooth operations for the Marina RV Park. Nancy and her husband moved to the area in hopes of becoming the managers at a local apartment complex but were instead led to be the managers of the Marina RV Park.
There have not been major changes to the property since the current owners bought the business. The few renovations to the premises that have occurred throughout the years include digging up the lawn and burying the electrical lines and redoing the pump. As of now, the establishment has no plans of making any more renovations to the property. However, they hope to start annual Fourth of July activities with cookouts for those who stay on the premises during the holiday.