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23 RV Parks near East Palo Alto, California
We did however find 23 campgrounds within 25 miles of East Palo Alto. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near East Palo Alto in the left hand column.
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We came to this county RV park as many other RV parks in the Bay Area closed down. The RV sites are difficult to level and only for smaller units. We have a 27 ft class C so it was OK lengthwise but had a hard time to level. The county park closes its gate at sunset but we were given access code to get in at night. Unfortunately the code we were provided were wrong as they did twice. We were stuck at one night for more than half an hour. The camp host never answered calls or knocks on the door of his/her motor home. Other campers told us they never saw the camp host anyway. The ranger station was not attended so you do everything online. We will never stay here if there is another alternative in the Bay Area. The high housing cost has driven most of the RV park out unfortunately. This county park has no incentive to improve its service. - hotpepper
Apr 2013 - $30.00
This is a Santa Clara County campground in a park. They have 15 RV sites for smaller rigs. The official policy is no RVs over 31 feet, but we have seen much longer RV’s. There is water and 30 amps at the site and a dump station. Larger RV’s (and perhaps smaller as well) will have an issue with the road into the park. The last two miles on Sanborn Road is very narrow with some overhanding limbs and a one-lane bridge. It is also very steep coming up the hill into the park. The dump station is very, very tight. The sites are all back-in and fairly short and not very level. This is a campground that I would recommend for smaller RV’s with a sense of adventure. Once you get past that, it is a wonderful, quiet campground with great access to the Bay Area. You can make reservations but we have never, ever seen it full. If you do not make reservations, you have to pay day-by-day; a bit of a pain but it works. The gates close at sundown so it feels secure. If you talk to the right person, you can get the gate code to come in after dark. The park is a bit strange in that it gets some folks camping because they have no other housing, but it has never been a problem for us. Our Verizon phone and data card did not work in the park because of the terrain. There are some sites where you can pick up satellite. - TheJim
May 2018 - $50.00
Electric hook-up only. Site 42 is a good level site. Someone was cutting the grass/weeds every day, so it's noisy for an hour or more (depending on how long they are mowing). Dump station is really hard to get in and out of. They need to separate the potable water from the dump site. It would make getting in and out much easier. Room for only 1 vehicle at a time. Nice walk to Princeton and Pillar Point on coastal trail. - MarBu
Apr 2018 - $48.00
This is a beautiful coastal campground with a great view of the ocean. Our back in electric campsite was large, with a nice shady area, a nice view, and a short walk through the ice plant to the beach. Minor leveling required. The day use area is nearby, but not a problem. The restrooms are older, and while cleaned daily, get a lot of use. The gentlemen who cleans the restrooms is very friendly, and knows a lot about the area. The restrooms are much cleaner than many California State Park locations (the restrooms at Pigeon Point Light house are filthy.) The beach here has enough room to sit and watch the ocean, but the drop off is too steep for wading and swimming, with dangerous currents. The next beach north is much gentler. Reserve early! - Rich and Judith
Apr 2017 - $35.00
This is a very popular campground in the SF Bay Area, so booking at the very moment the booking window opens is key! We were in a site without hook-ups, which was just fine for us for the weekend as you rarely need AC/heat on the coast and we don't mind bringing along a generator if need be. The campsites appeared to be well-maintained, but the bathrooms could have been cleaner and need a refreshing. There are lots of great attractions nearby, some within walking distance, and there is a great walking/bike trail that goes right by the campground. It can get EXTREMELY windy here so we appreciated that our site was oriented towards the ocean so that the wind wasn't broadsiding us. Definitely don't leave your awning unattended here. We will be back! - MissCampsALot
Oct 2017 - $222.00
This park is closed to overnight stays. It is long term only. - Big Sur Ridgewalker
Oct 2012 - $30.00
Extremely friendly staff. We were parked next door to the owners home. There are a lot of full timers and some of the units not to pretty. Having said that we never felt unsafe. This park is an oasis in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. Lots of pets around, but no green grass for their use. Our old dog did not have any trouble with using the blacktop but the younger dog would not use it. We had to go off grounds for her. It is a convenient place to park if you are going to visit San Francisco. The transit station is close by if you are smart enough to understand how to use it. I believe the way to visit San Francisco is to fly in, rent a hotel and transportation and leave the RV at home. If we were in the area again and needed to stay a night or two in the area, we would stay here again. - cubadoug
Oct 2012 - $30.00
This is not a "resort" type facility by any standard, but OK for a few nights visiting family in the area. The "daily" sites are toward the front, with the rest being long term residents. That being said, it was a quiet spot in an urban environment. There aren't many choices in the Bay Area, and this was fine for a few days. This place has been around for 75 years! Very helpful staff. - ronboett
Jun 2011 - $18.00
Sites are for Elk's members only. No sewer hookups is a big minus. The facility has a large pool available and showers, steam room, exercise room. The park manager is very aggressive. - firedguy
Dec 2018 - $67.00
The location of this place is killer! They don’t have much more amenities then your hook ups, so if you want showers this would not be a good stop for you. But, if you want a view from your RV or a quick walk down to trails or beach area for your pups this is the spot !!
You do hear some road noise in the night but it didn’t disturb us too much. It’s more in the morning hours once your up and moving that the cars pick up. - PrimeTime
May 2017 - $67.00
Clean restroom but could use a little updating. Courteous host. No showers or laundry facilities but great view and good price. San Francisco prices (25 ml away) were a lot more. Close to restaurants and directly on beach. All hookups available and close to highway so easy access. - Susan D98
Mar 2017 - $84.00
If you are coming here expecting anything other than a fantastic view, you will be very disappointed. This is basically a parking lot with. No other services available in the park. They say they have cable and Wi-Fi. The cable shuts down several times a day and you have to restart it. The Wi-Fi is hard to use. The town of half-moon bay is very satisfactory. The only laundry facilities are in half-moon bay and they are only available Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. - Sarshs1mom
Jan 2019 - $30.00
Stayed here and used as base camp for day trips into SF. The park roads are tight, but ok if you take your time. The big issue I wanted to report for this park that may be a new rule: NO GENERATORS. That fact was a surprise and inconvenience. I chose a Dry campsite for 5 days without knowing... We'll have to use it sparingly ( temping fate ) as we can't go 5 days w/o some charge, esp. when we bring in the slideouts. Otherwise, we really like this place. - Mark D
May 2018 - $35.00
One the good campground in bay area. Sites are spacious, quite and in the nature. Chabot lake is the best attraction. Restrooms are clean. Not sure if there is a store inside the campground. Overall nice place, will visit again. - Abhi
Sep 2017 - $35.00
This is an urban jewel. I lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and didn't know this existed. It's a gorgeous East Bay Regional Park campground. It's splendid. Close to perfect. Now I'm going to mention some cautionary things, because there are some aspects that a prospective camper needs to know. • The gate is closed two miles from the campground at 10pm. After that, you CANNOT get in. Period. Plus, they can (and did while were there) shut it at 9:25pm. How whimsical! They denied even the possibility when we told them about it the next day. • The campground is a 25-minute drive on an extremely narrow and winding road from the freeway. Given Bay Area traffic, if you're out enjoying the area or visiting friends, you need to leave extra time to aim for being back safely to get into the campground. • It's California. There is poison oak everywhere. • Guests must pay for their car to visit. • If you're thinking about a big rig of any kind, let me know, 'because I want to watch. The road end is tight turns and narrow lanes. My 25' travel trailer was in the other lane. And in the campground, there are three-foot diameter Eucalyptus trees immediate next to the very narrow single "lane" road and tight turns. Like I said, I want to watch. The remove from civilization provides something of a barrier to "bad actors" who might think to go back there, but it's a lot of work to get back there, and bad actors are usually lazy. Still, I'd go back, but I'd plan on more time at the campground and less time travelling around the Bay Area. - jclifton
Oct 2018 - $65.00
We stay here every October to attend the dog show held at the fairgrounds. They have fixed up the buildings since our stay one year ago, but the sites remain the same. Uneven lumpy un-mown grass with a zillion flies. No fire ring or picnic table. These sites should go for $35-$40 per night, not $65. As we were getting ready to pull out the last morning, I was taking a shower when the water pressure went from very low to none at all. Turned out that the City of Pleasanton was doing work on the water lines; there would be no water for two hours. They neglected to tell anyone this; supposedly the City didn't tell them, but that's pretty unlikely. They did allow us to stay later than the check out time, until the water was on, so we could flush tanks, etc. - MarvMarvs
Apr 2018 - $51.00
The RV park is located within the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. The park has back-in and pull through full hook up sites. The driveways are asphalt and site pads are either grass or dirt/gravel. There's nothing special here but it's quiet with plenty of open space within the fairgrounds. There is WiFi which we found to be generally good and reliable. The bathrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. There's plenty of nearby shopping and there is a BART station not far away in Dublin. We paid $50.50 per night for a 50amp back-in site. - Coopsecondact
Jan 2018 - $60.00
Other reviewers have provided comments that I can second regarding side by side hooks, narrowness of sites, etc. Visually the "park" is a mess. They clearly do not enforce their 21 day max stay rule and many sites show "untidy" sites (and that is generous). The office staff was pleasant. It was quiet at night. I could only receive emails (not send) on their internet and have never encountered that before. Would we return, yes, reluctantly since it's the only game in town! - rncordy
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Actually we did not stay here but I went to this location to check it out and see about a reservation.
The website says "Upgraded and Reopened!
Guidelines RV must be no more than 20 years old or newer. After 30 days guest must vacate the grounds for a minimum of 24 hours before reapplying to return. Spaces rented on a first come, first served bases."
In addition, there is a telephone number, email address and a button you can click for a RESERVATION REQUEST.
I arrived at the RV Park and was I disappointed to see it. First of all, it has not been "Upgraded" as the website said in what I saw. It looks like it has been the same for many, many years. It is dusty. Next, the RV's that were there looked like most of them had been there for more than 30 days, several months or longer. I knocked on the door of the manager who is in a Foretravel that must be 30+ years or older but no answer. Went to the assistant manager, his motorhome looked as old or older, he said they do not take reservations, it is a first come basis and in the past year they may have had 10 vacancies. They don't try to make people leave after 30 days as that is to much trouble for them and the people in the rv's. They could if they wanted to. To much paperwork on their part.
So, don't count on what the website says in this case, it is not true at all. - Sherib
Aug 2018 - $10.00
Members only and if a member you already know these are the best people on Earth. It is an excellent location for visiting San Francisco and the surrounding area. Come prepared to dry camp and you will not be disappointed. Dinner is served on Tuesday night and the bar, with snacks, is open every day. Careful, your Garmin GPS will lead you astray. - The Penguin
Aug 2017 - $20.00
There is also some dry camping spots I believe four of them and if it's full you can park around the perimeter. This was a very receptive lodge we took advantage of several things going on at the lodge due to the fact we were staying here because of our son having medical issues in the UCSF medical clinic. We were here seven days because we are self sufficient with electricity and water so we just dry camped for $10 a night . They do have a Gym here so there is showers available if need be. The secretary here, we got to know personally, very very nice lady; will do anything to help you out. We were here for a Sunday breakfast which was excellent - it was their purple pig fundraiser. There is 30 amp electrical which you will need a long cord; there is also water available at least have a 50 foot and possibly even longer water hose for water hook up. There is no sewer but there is a dump service that comes around weekly if need be for I want to say $65 . You cannot find any campground for less than $85-$100 a night around this area, trust me this is quiet nice and worked great for us coming and going. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2017 - $106.00
The only good thing to say about this park is its proximity to downtown. This was our 3rd and last visit. Over a 7 year period, the owner has not made one noticeable improvement. In fact, it has gotten worst. The park is not big rig friendly. This was our first visit with our 40' and we had to try 3 sites before we were able to squeeze in between 2 backins. When we extended our full slide out, we were inches from the coaches on both sides. Parking is a real problem for tows. There are several long term units that are disgusting. They do not follow the rules pertaining to nose, working on vehicles, junk and walking pets. We even saw a rat around one of the end sites that was littered with junk. If you get stuck in the back, there is a construction company across the fence with lots of noise and dust. The park rule is to walk your dog outside the park. The walk outside the park is so littered with dog poop, we would not walk our dogs along the sidewalk. - Michael47
Jun 2017 - $99.00
On the up side, it's very close (a few miles) and about 30 minutes into SF. On the down side, sites are too close together (closer than any we have had in Key West), not long enough for a "big rig", all blacktop (no grass or shade). The place is right next to a construction site, right next to an abandoned park and right next to the defunct ball field. The price is outrageous for a place to park and sleep. And people live here. - NJPB
Jan 2017 - $99.00
It is a blacktop park. No grass or trees and the spaces are very tight. You have all you can do to squeeze between two other campers. There is not enough room for slide outs. No tables or fire pits. When it rains the lots flooded. Very expensive for what you get. No cable but wifi when you could get it in. - PWMW