Please keep in mind that you, the Leader/Organizer, are responsible your group’s behavior as a whole and each individual is responsible for their own behavior. If anyone does not follow these simple rules of courtesy, we will ask them to leave. We just want to be very up front and honest about this. The reason for being so strict is that if anyone detracts from the peace of the park or infringes on others’ rights, it makes an unpleasant experience for all including people that are not part of your group. I would suggest sending this out to each of your guests so that they have a copy.
Woods Valley requires a list of the names of all the people in your party in advance of your visit. We copy IDs and hand out vehicle tags for each party checking in as standard practice. We will turn away anyone past the number of people on that list. For example, if you paid for 97 people, the 98th person will be turned away. If you paid for 20 cars, we will turn the 21st car away. We will be checking frequently on the number of people, tents and cars in order to enforce this as well as to enforce the rules below. Anyone who breaks these rules will be asked to leave immediately.
Here are the most important, but not all, of the rules:
- Goat’s Meadow and Coyote Country are water-only sites. Please do not allow any of your group to plug in anywhere, even if you see an outlet. There are permanent residents who live adjacent to the camping area and THEY have to pay for their own electricity. So, plugging in to any outlet is theft.
- Please do not allow any of your group to trespass into the permanent residents’ areas. It is very obvious where the boundaries of these areas are.
- We ask that you please bag all of your trash and pick up the grounds before leaving. Our grounds keepers are not there to pick up people’s messes but only to empty the garbage cans and pick up the few things patrons may have dropped by accident.
- The pond needs to be kept clean as well. No littering the pond please. Anyone caught littering will immediately be asked to leave the premises.
- Please respect the animals. Abuse will not be tolerated and anyone caught abusing the animals will immediately be asked to leave the premises.
- Please obey all traffic signs which include speed limits (no faster than walking speed) and one-way signs. The roads in the park are generally all one way.
- The pool is for the entire park and the capacity is 20 people in the pool, no more. Please be mindful of the fact that if 20 of your group are in the pool, nobody else in the park can enjoy it. Please be courteous.
- No glass allowed around the pool.
- Check in is at 1 pm and check out is at noon. Please respect these times. It takes our staff time to get sites ready for people checking in after others check out.
- Goat’s Meadow: Made for 17 vehicles, 17 tents and 68 people. Extra vehicles beyond 17 must be parked in the overflow areas that our staff can direct you to. Generally, these areas are close to Goat’s Meadow but not on it. A maximum of 25 vehicles (8 extra) are allowed for any group renting Goat’s Meadow. More than 17 vehicles will be charged $3/vehicle per day. This area nominally allows 68 people total (4 people per site as stated on the website) but can accommodate no more than 102 people (6 people per site, again, as stated on the website). More than 68 people charged $3/person per day.
- Coyote Country: Made for 12 vehicles, 12 tents and 48 people. Extra vehicles beyond 12 must be parked in the overflow areas that our staff can direct you to. No more than 18 vehicles (6 extra) are allowed for any group renting Coyote Country. More than 12 vehicles will be charged $3/vehicle per day. This area nominally allows 48 people total (4 people per site as stated on the website) but can accommodate no more than 72 people (6 people per site, again, as stated on the website). More than 48 people charged $3/person per day.
- We will require a refundable deposit (up to $500) over the cost of the stay to cover any possible damage or extra cleaning if required or any infraction of our rules and regulations whatsoever including excessive noise. If the premises are not left in the condition they were in at the time of your arrival or if any bathroom drain unclogging services are needed, some or all of that deposit will be retained to cover costs of extra work including but not limited to dealing with excessive noise issues.
- Please keep noise down between 10 pm and 8 am. (Quiet times)
- The bathrooms have the capacity for 7 people including 2 people in the showers. Please wait outside the bathrooms for someone to leave prior to entering if there are already 7 people inside.
- Please remove anything brought into the bathrooms when you leave the bathrooms. Nothing is to be left in the showers. For example, soap, shampoo bottles etc…
- Please have anyone pick up any towels or toilet paper that they may have dropped on the bathroom floor. Do not leave dropped items for staff to have to clean up. This is extra work and will be charged for.
- Please make sure that anyone in your group cleans up after themselves wherever they go to ensure that every guest in the park has the same clean experience. The park personnel obviously clean the bathrooms often and regularly but it becomes impossible to pick up after each person in time for the next guest if the park is full.
- Please do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. We are on septic: No paper towels, tampons or anything else can go down the toilet please. A stopped up toilet will ruin the entire campground’s experience so please be mindful.
- No violence of any kind will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- No public drunkenness of any kind will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- No drugs will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- No theft will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- No vandalism will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- No trespassing will be tolerated and local authorities will be contacted immediately.
- The Town of Valley Center does not allow amplifiers outdoors.
- Woods Valley doesn’t allow spot lights because it blinds emergency personnel or sheriff’s patrols that occur on a regular basis.
- Woods Valley has had many groups stay at Woods Valley with very good experiences. A couple of examples of the kinds of behaviors that respect the park and the other guests are cited to demonstrate the type of behavior expected out of group stays. A group from UCSD actually cleaned the bathrooms and took out the bathroom trash prior to leaving so that they were basically left in perfect condition. In addition, they bagged the trash, took it to the dumpsters and cleaned up Goat’s Meadow completely. That is a group that understands and practices consideration for others very well. Another example is the church group that picked up their entire set of sites prior to leaving and left them in pristine condition as they’d found them. Again, these people understand leaving a place the way it was when they got there.
We strive to make sure that each of our guests enjoy a pleasurable stay in the park. We provide clean surroundings and amenities associated with each site. The rules above are to ensure that our small staff has the ability to keep up with simple cleaning and maintenance and doesn’t have to compensate for any inconsiderate behavior by any of our guests. Woods Valley staff expects all of our patrons to maintain common courtesies between each other in the spirit of courtesy and cooperation.
Thank you and please feel free to email or call with any questions,
Dawn & Marc