Turner Falls Park, Davis
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Enjoy a hike and a swim at Turner Falls Park. Two trails lead to the base of the falls and the pool at Honey Creek. The 6.1 sq km (1,500 acre) park features several more paths that guide you past rock formations, caves, and thick forest growth. Take the trail that passes a castle built in the 1930s, and explore inside its stone walls. At the falls, relax on the benches or take a dip in the pool. Remember to bring your swimsuit and sunscreen. Put Turner Falls Park and other Davis attractions into our Davis vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Might as well camp at the landfill. Trash is everywhere, even in the woods. Price is very high for what you get. Falls are nice,would have liked to see it before man commercialized.
This was our first trip to Turner falls in years. The last time we went it was very dirty and we just did not enjoy there area. I have to say they have cleaned it up considerably since our last visit.... read more »
Got here on a early evening Friday, found a secluded camp site way up on last road, not horrible some trash, (pretty sure we left it better than we found it) NO dogs allowed! ok, but heard at least 2 ... read more »
Overall the park was beautiful! It was packed because we went on a Saturday. The reason why I am giving it two stars is simply because of the way the cops are by the entrance. One of the cops accused us of doing an illegal u turn when we were staying at one of the cabins on the right side by the main entrance of the park. He literally made us get out of line even after we proved to him that we didn't do an illegal u turn. On our way to the back of the line we saw people actually doing illegal u turns so we attempted to inform the cop at the entrance who by then was a different one I believe due to changing shifts. So my husband tried to flag him down to inform him and the cop simply looks at him turns around and walks to his truck and as we get closer not once did he look our way he simply kept his head tilted down until we passed his truck. The lady at the admissions was very nice and apologetic and couldn't believe what the officers had done to us. She advised us to report it to their website which is why I am writing this review as well. Also to advise others to just beware of the cops because they seem to be very one sided and simply want to believe what they want.
The park has potential to be so much more then it is. It's a beautiful park bit not well taken care of. Restrooms were nasty trash everywhere and I was disappointed they allow alcohol "openly" beer cans and bottles all along the creek. We went on a holiday weekend so it was jam packed. We waited in Iine for over 2 hours . I suggest you go during the week other wise get ready to fight the crowd. Overall it was an OK experience I don't think we will be back..
Very rude caucasian lady at the front refused to check us in to our cabin because she said we didn't have a reservation even though I had called the night before and paid in advanced. The weather was cold, so they had plenty of cabins available, but the lady was very rude and unwilling to speak to my dad because of his Hispanic accent. I'm pretty sure she was racist, so I had to get out of the car and try to figure out what was going on and ended up getting in an argument with her because she refused to let us speak with anyone else. When someone else finally came, after calling endless numbers I saw online, it turned out we did have a reservation but we were early for check in, and the rude lady had her landline at the admissions office disconnected to avoid answering the phone. Horrible experience, I only have two stars because the place is beautiful and the cabins are cozy, but the costumer service was HORRIBLE.
Overly packed, nowhere to park, roads choked with pedestrians so badly it took an hour to go 1.7 miles, trash floating down the stream, thousands of chip bags, beer cans, just garbage absolutely everywhere. My kid dunked his head in the water and came up with a lays potato chip bag stuck to him. No big deal, but disgusting to swim in trash. Besides the dirty people that pack this place, the actual park is paradise. Absolutely gorgeous. Clear green water, giant water falls, so many areas for the kids to splash and play safely, placed to hike and explore. To top it off a couple miles away you can take the zip line over the top of Turner falls, it has to be at least 600 feet off the ground. Terrifying, but super cool to watch. I'd leave a 5 star review if it weren't for the knee deep piles of garbage lining the shore around the falls, & the fact that there were probably 5 thousand people in the park over what could be considered pleasant or safe.
Cold, spring-fed creek is amazing. Great hiking & views. Beautiful park! I highly recommend going on weekdays due to over-crowding on weekends. We were actually turned away last year because the park reached capacity.
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