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14 RV Parks near Pleasanton, California
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
Mar 2019 - $30.00
I arrived on a Tuesday and left Saturday morning. There were only a handful of occupied spaces while I was there. It does fill up on the weekends. I had no hook up, but there are a few spaces with full hookup. No generators are allowed. My solar panels worked great, even on the rainy days. Most of the spaces are spread out, paved, have a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. Warning about my site #43 and site #44 - the picnic table and fire ring sit about 8 feet below the asphalt pad, with a steep slope to get to it. I did not see this issue with the other sites. There are minimal bathrooms. There is a shower building, with 20 minute parking next to them with long term/overfill parking nearby. There are 70 miles of trails (hike, bike, horse), and dogs are allowed on most them. The campground is located in an eucalyptus grove. The road to the park is a narrow two lane road with many turns. Most of it is 25 m.p.h. Be careful of bicyclists, especially on the weekends. I recommend coming up from Castro Valley (off I-580) rather than from Oakland. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the campground from the edge of Castro Valley; convenient for getting gas, groceries, or going out to eat. It takes about 25-30 minutes to get to Oakland and then longer to find amenities. The gate closes at 10 p.m. You can leave, but you cannot get back in. There is a parking lot near the gate, so one could sleep in their car. It is a long walk to the campground. I liked this campground. It is within a couple hours drive for me. I like that it was nearly empty weekdays. I will check it out later this summer. - Tammara
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
Jul 2009 - $26.00
A long, slow, steep and curvy road to the Juniper Campground near the top around 3,000 feet. Our trailer is 20 feet, which is just about the limit. Dry camping. Juniper is the only campground on Mount Diablo with showers. Contrary to the web site, the showers were operational in July 2009. Also no dump sites on the mountain. There is a campground (Live Oak) nearer the bottom at the south entrance out of Danville. It took us 40 minutes minimum to get up and down the mountain to Walnut Creek, North Gate. But it was worth it. The views down on the valley below are phenomenal, especially the sunsets. There are many, many trails to hike if you are in good shape. Bicyclers are always going up and down the main road (scary!). Not many critters to see though. If you want seclusion, great air, great views, don't mind dry-camping and don't have a big rig, this is a great place to decompress. See the web site for descriptions of the many other worthwhile places in the park. There are other campgrounds; Live Oak is at 1400 feet, with 22 sites, and an open area at the Junction Ranger Station has 6 sites. - User424
Oct 2018 - $46.00
We stayed 7 nights in a 40 foot fifth wheel. We were here to visit family in the bay area and did all we could to avoid the heavy traffic. We just hate big city traffic towing or not. All roads into and around the campground are fantastic. The site pad was asphalt and mostly level. The site was quite large and the scenery was great. You will see plenty of turkey, deer, and rabbits every day and they are not very timid. There is plenty of room to walk/hike around the sprawling campsites and even down to the west swim area. We had three different cell providers and none of them work in the park. You may see a park WiFi on your scan but they won't give you access and say it is only for the police. We left the park and drove up the hill when we "really" needed cell connection. - Moe and Flo are on the go
Jul 2018 - $45.00
Arrived for a first night en route towards Yosemite from San Leandro Roadbear RV pickup. Very friendly reception by park rangers. Our site was in hard dirt (bit dusty) with free outlook over the field before us (was quite empty when we stayed there on a Wednesday). Met some friendly chipmunks that warned us of a snake with interest in our picnic table. Most memorable of our stay was the walk over to the lake during dawn, and see the sun set over the mountain while doing some late night swimming. Visit the lake after most others have left. - crowny
Mar 2018 - $27.00
This is a great park, better than we expected. It is far enough from the hustle that it feels like a getaway, even though it's only an hour or less drive for many Bay Area folks. We were here in a weekend in March, and over half of the campground was closed for the winter. The open loops were pretty busy, with only a few empty sites. There were a lot of tent campers, popups, trailers, and 5th wheels. Only 2 of us with A's and a handful of C's. There are some long sites so not sure why more A's weren't there.
We enjoyed a hike up (and I mean up) the Ohlone Trail. We were trying to imagine how busy the place could be in the summer. Not sure if we'd be as interested in that, especially because we noted that a lot of the sites would not have much shade. So that is our caveat: this is a great 3 season park, probably best avoided in summer (except maybe non-holiday weeknights) due to heat and crowds.
Park staff was super helpful. The store at the campground is not open during the offseason and I did not get firewood prior, so was lamenting not being able to have a fire. Then the awesome lady who drives the "FIREWOOD FOR SALE" Toyota truck drove by and kindly let me flag her down and brought me 2 bundles of wood for $15 (I tipped her well for her efforts).
Site 51 was massive, although no shade. We enjoyed being away from the more busy loop where the hookups were, but that area has its fun/advantages, too. It was very quiet both of our weekend nights, in spite of the campground being nearly full. - 70s Kid
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
Apr 2011 - $44.00
I stayed at this mobile home park with my 36' motorhome in 2009 for about 6 months. It is clean and well cared for, management on site are very nice people. However, the owners are very stiff in any dealings and do not bend under any circumstances. They will allow 1(one) pet: cat or dog under 30 pounds. If you have 2 cats or dogs and they don't even add up to 30 pounds together, even they are not allowed. People have had to get rid of their pets if they live here. They have rules for every little thing. They are big sticklers about even the smallest thing. If you are human and could very possibly make an error, I would not suggest you come to this park. Even on a per night basis, if you have more than one pet you are not allowed. It is an $18 charge for your credit check, they have an application that asks questions that are, quite frankly none of their business. Motorhomes are to be started at least once a week and even starting them monthly or longer for your required 10-20 minute period is not allowed. If the electricity fails and it is winter time: Do NOT start your generator. It doesn't matter that it's cold and you have no heat. They came over at 10pm and said I had to turn it off. What??? One is not allowed heat? Not a place to stay if you are a person that some how has faults or actually plans to live life! - justme2
Nov 2009 - $40.00
This mobile home park was a disgrace. The owner did not allow very many things and the rent itself is over priced. The owner overcharges her patrons and refuses to let the owners sell their mobile homes. She changes the rules about every six months and a lot of the rules don't even make sense. I would also like to point out that the rules themselves are unfair. We will not be staying there again. I would not recommend this park to anyone unless they are very rich and very patient. - Rayvn
Mar 2009 - $40.00
Sandev Mobile Park in San Leandro on the east side of the San Francisco bay is quite nice. It is mostly mobile homes but has some RV spots. All spots are clean, wide and well maintained. All sites are back in. They have wireless in the office area, and some sites can pick it up inside the RV. The place is remarkably quiet except for the occasional train, which run mostly in the daytime. IMO, it is much better than constant freeway noise. The place is cash only, $40 a night or $220 a week. I think it is a good deal if you want to go to places on the east side of the bay. The BART station is a couple miles away, and the Ferry from Alameda to SF is a nice ride. - Daveyjo
Nov 2016 - $45.00
OK first of all if you get a RV spot in San Jose, lucky for you. This place is somewhat quite, clean, and friendly. I was barely able to fit my 35 foot rv in my spot but the staff was very helpful in assisting me. Most of the RV are permanent residents and really nice folks. The wash room and showers were really clean. You are near a recycling plant, so there is some noise and intense smells at times. But its the best deal in town for sure. - Vanslam
May 2015 - $42.00
Would never stay here again. Got the last site in what seems to be mostly fulltime campers. Odd set up and needed extension and level blocks. Didn't feel safe because of unsavory characters and the neighborhood wasn't the nicest. Showers cost. Not good value for money at all. Manager was abrupt and rude. No amenities for the high charge. Don't bother coming here unless you're desperate. - kiwitravelers
Sep 2011 - $34.00
This park would rate much higher if it weren't for the noise at night. Starting about 3 AM the recycle trucks arrived and dumped their loads. Now, if you sleep like my wife, or wear a hearing aid, I can highly recommend the park. Showers were older, but spotless, including shower curtains. The rest of the bathroom was extremely clean. The manager was kind and made sure we had good instructions when calling in for reservations. Unlike a previous poster, we did not experience a smelly environment from the recycle center. - JDRobar
Apr 2012 - $45.00
This park is pretty with only a couple of trailers left, full of motorhomes and fifth wheels. They have very specific parking rules which required us to park our dually next to a bush, that scratched it. Nice but cramped laundry.30 amp electricity kept going off and on. No breaker to turn off electric so must hot connect. Sewer is not a proper fit so it leaks. No recycling available. Very expensive, not near groceries or shopping. In industrial area of town surrounded by poor neighborhoods. WiFi virtually non-existent, no cable and no antenna stations available. Sites and streets are paved with many many very high speed bumps. No discounts. - DRV
Mar 2012 - $35.00
This RV park in silicon valley is clean! This park appears to have its own cc&r's and is better for it. Pool and gazebo surrounded by green grass. Postal service is evidenced by a row of mailboxes at main office. There is an electric lawn mower to borrow to keep up your very own 10'x 5' strip of green space should you reside here for over 2 weeks. It offers spaces to one-night travelers too. This is a nice, clean, groomed trailer park where you want to live while earning a living here in San Jose. I didn't want to leave. It is nice for city camping in your travel trailer & I would go back. It is just a few miles from World Famous Henry's High Life restaurant and HP Concert Pavilion - CasaRoll
Jan 2012 - $35.00
Located in an industrial area with good access to the freeway. Park is very clean and well kept and has many long term/permanent residents. Dogs are limited to 20 lbs. The downside is that they do not take credit cards, cannot arrive after dark and must have a reservation. This park is not a resort, but a convenient place to stay for those visiting friends/relatives in the San Jose area. - nkwazi
Oct 2017 - $90.00
This park is old and doesn't look good on approach. It's not cheap either. But it's the only one anywhere near Menlo Park including going north or south on 101. The back area is really well maintained with very good hook ups, power pole is in good condition. But what really made our stay exceptional is the manager and her husband!
The first night we lost 12V power. It's amazing how dependent a coach is without it. We had 110 power. We called the office on Saturday morning to ask about a mobile repair. There's only one. They tried to get out but were just too busy and could come only on Monday. This manager gentleman, who has considerable RV service knowledge, came to us and diagnosed our problem. He spent at least two hours testing and another hour making a temporary fix. We would have been there a least 2-3 more days, stressed not knowing where the problem was. But he took his personal time to figure out the likely cause, allowing us to reach our destination and get repairs completed while not being in transit. THANK YOU! - Bobcat1
Sep 2017 - $95.00
We have "kids" at Stanford and so have stayed here a handful of times. This trip, we are in the expensive, pull-through way back.......on the salt flat bay. It's quiet with a pretty nice view for being in the city. Bathrooms in the expensive seats are newer, high end and spotless. No complaints with sites. They've cleaned up the main resident's section that you drive through to access the rear for overnighters. Staff has turned over, and I miss the adorable older woman I used to interact with in the office. New staff not so sharp. Can't reserve on-line, rarely get through on phone, and took TWO days to return my call. The Wi-Fi is terrible. You get a coupon and, after going through a drill to "register," you might slowly get connected,.......but I never actually got service. I called the vendor's 800 # and, after a 10 min. wait, got some guy who didn't care and blamed it on the fact that the park's bandwidth is insufficient for the number of users (It was mid-day!!!!). Verizon Mi-Fi has rescued me, but I really feel abused to pay $95, and have no internet. If you don't need a pull-through you can probably save ~$15 a night, but you might want to try to get a key for the bathrooms in the back which are a big redeeming factor. - Diesel24J
Dec 2016 - $73.00
Alright folks, if you are coming here in an R.V. for a short stay you can't beat it. It has no picnic table, no fires, no club house, and some views; it is an urban R.V. park. You probably aren't planning on spending a lot of time in your rv. You've come here for some specific reason and not to go Glamping.
With that mindset this place is excellent. The sites level up very easily. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry rooms were spotless and are cleaned daily. The showers were fully heated and had plenty of hot water. All the folks I met were extremely friendly and helpful. The staff was on the ball and very pleasant.
As previously mentioned the short term sites are on the bay side of the park and ours had a great view of the bay and the surrounding mountains.
We did not try the park wifi but my Verizion Mifi worked great. Getting in and out of the sites was a dream and there was plenty of room for coach and the the toad. The utilities provided clean 50 amp power, and simple sewer hook up. ( if you find it draining your tank a bit slow loosen the cap on top of the island). There's cable hook up but we spent so little time in the coach we didn't hook up to it. We paid a bit less than $73 for a 7 day stay. The daily rate is $85. The front part of the park is for long term residents and the sites are clean and not cluttered with all the units I observed in very good condition.
We will stay here next time we come to the Bay area. - pumper9x9
Feb 2018 - $25.00
This park was well maintained. Paved streets and parking space for each site. Full hookups for 30 or 50 amp, plus water and sewer. Management and maintenance were awesome and very helpful. Thank you Amber for being such a fantastic host. - Carl and Bryan
Feb 2017 - $25.00
My rate was monthly. The spot I got was awesome, a little close to the neighbors but had decent space as it was on the corner. The absolute worst management I have ever encountered in all my years traveling. The female manager is just a miserable person and makes sure to let you know it by being extremely rude and dishonest. It was such an upsetting experience, I will never go near there again. - Papa O
May 2010 - $30.00
This is mostly a mobile home park. There are sites for RVs and some have been there a very long time. The park is poorly maintained. The limited staff is friendly. It has very limited laundry. There is some train noise in the park. Likely would not stay there again. Parking a 40' MH was very difficult and I had to trim some trees to get in. - Workamper04