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Cal Expo RV Park

Sacramento, California


1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, California 95815
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Sites: 197
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.58679
Longitude: -121.42150

Elevation: 36' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are either paved in the front section or gravel in the back section. The latter is where we have camped since the larger Class A and 5th wheels utilize this area. There is a fenced dog park which we did not use. The grass is tall and during this summer there were rattlesnake warnings. The work kampers are pleasant and helpful. During the winter during rainy days medium to large puddles can develop. There is enough space between sites to put out awnings and patio mats. Close to shopping, the American River Bike Trail, freeways. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Concrete
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Howe Bout Arden has a theater, many stores including Nordstrom Rack, and restaurants. On Hurley Way is a small plaza with eateries. Raley’s on the opposite corner is a very good grocery store.

Old Sacramento has several museums, including the California Railroad Museum. The California History Museum located on 10th & O Streets provides excellent exhibits on California. The State Capitol sits in a beautiful park. Tours are available.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is ourt 3rd staying here and my first rview. We are full timers and always stay the 30 day limit at this park, $750/month, works out to be $25 per night. Not a bad deal for what you get, which is a full hook up space, pull through, gravel lot, no shade, and satillite friendly. No pool, no rec room, no trash pick up, no on-site store, no activities for kids. For being close to one of the largest homeless camp areas in Sacramento, the State police keep pretty good track of suspecious activity. Since this is State property and part of the Fair grounds, there are several black out dates. Staff is efficient and friendly, grounds are clean and well lit at night. There is lots of dust. Would be good if camp hosts watered down the gravel during the summer. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
521
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park if you don't really plan on hanging out much. Nothing wrong with it, it's just a giant parking lot and NO shade. It's SUPER clean though, 2-50Amp outlets on each site, really clean and well maintained connections. Super friendly and helpful staff. There's a dog park on site, and the roads are wide open and easy to move around in. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
back lot
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the railroad museum. It's outstanding.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Cal Expo is a great little RV spot if you're passing through Sacramento, visiting some family for a few days or attending an event (State Fair, Outdoor Expo, etc) at Cal Expo. It's not an RV resort, per se, but they did have a couple of nice dog areas, very close to the American River bike trail and close to big city amenities. If you are there for an event at Cal Expo like we were, you still need to Uber/ Lyft to the gates or over to Papa Murphy Field (Sac Republic, concerts, etc) as it would be a long, long walk. There are no shortcuts, unfortunately. Good power, wifi was pretty weak. Ask for a spot closer to the office so you're not in just a general large asphalt area, although our spot was HUGE! Price was good for 30amp, water & sewage, so we emptied our tanks before heading home. No fire ring, picnic table or any entertainment. This is not a place where you go to hang out for several days, but you get out and explore the area around it. Delivered as expected, so it's good. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
501
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

If you have bikes or like long walks, use the bike trail access just outside the front gate.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

This park is a little challenging to find but GPS will bring you to the fair grounds then you need to following the clearly marked road signs to the RV park. It is a basic park and could stand a little grass. There is an asphalt side and a gravel side. Seems like the larger units with tows are placed in the gravel. Sites are close and there is no scenery but it is close to downtown, shopping, the Capital, etc. and the sites are full hook up. The dog park is very nice with lots of grass. The people manning the office are very friendly and attentive. They run a good show. A security guard vehicle is very visible and roams the park from 9pm-6am. There is a nice bike/walking trail just outside the park gate. There are some homeless people living out there but they stay to themselves. They just disappeared the brush. Cyclists and runners made us feel quite safe. We would stay here again. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Capital grounds are very nice to walk. We were able to enjoy the rose garden in bloom as well as the orange trees.

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Review Count: 165
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Definitely hard to find even with gps assistance. Signage could be better. Very basic park good for short stays. Staff friendly and helpful. For its size, Sacramento has a small town feel to it. The Capital grounds are very attractive. We would stay here again. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
218
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first time at Cal Expo RV park. It is tucked away behind Cal Expo at the end of Ethan Way. The staff is very friendly and definitely aware of vehicles/campers entering their park. We camped on asphalt and it took two legos to achieve level. There was plenty of room for the slide-out. Cal Expo security was very evident at night. This is a quiet park with no frills. We would stay again. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
202
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Golfed at Campus Commons and Timber Creek courses.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Staff was friendly. We stayed 3 nights. Nothing fancy, pretty much a parking lot but it is safe with CG police driving through frequently. Since we stayed over on a Saturday night, there was loud music from a concert or hall that was pretty loud and stayed that way until midnight. Other than that, no complaints. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 155
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 1 night while traveling through the area. This is our second stay. The park is a short drive along busy multi lane city streets from BUS I-80 (Exposition Blvd exit from the South or Arden Way exit from the North). Access from any of the other major highways requires extensive routing. Using the street address in GPS will only get you to the main entrance of the Expo grounds. Access to the RV park is on the SE side of the Expo grounds off of Ethan Way. There is a sharp incline to get into the park which shows some scraping marks in the pavement. Registration parking is a single file line at the office. The interior roads are paved or gravel. There are some tight turns to maneuver through the park. The sites are a mixture of back-ins and pull thrus. The paved portion has a pretty good slope. Saw some MH's with front wheels off the ground to get level. The gravel portion is flat so really no leveling issues. Distance establishes privacy between the sites but there wasn't much distance between sites. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), & sewer. The sewer connection was above ground level in a concrete island with the other utility connections so establishing a downhill flow could be difficult depending upon discharge point. No outside tables or fire pits were provided. Stay limit of 30 days in a 60 day period. Not much to obstruct satellite reception in the gravel area unless along the South row where there was a line of trees. The park brochure listed 8 OTA channels - No cable. Didn't try to get any OTA. The park provided WiFi was adequate but occupancy was low. It was password protected. Didn't try our Verizon WiFi hotspot. Used our NET10 phone with good reception. There was one designated fenced pet areas with a grass surface located in a corner of the park. There were tools and can for waste in the fenced pet area. There was a snake warning posted for in the pet area. Laundry cost seemed expensive and couldn't extend dry time in increments. Laundry room was only open when the office is open. Checkout time is 11 AM - $10 fee to stay past 11 AM. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
502
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were able to get down to Old Sacramento and vacate the park before 11 AM. But very little open in Old Sacramento before 10 AM. Had to wait until 10 for the visitor center to open to get the NPS cancellation stamp for the Pony Express NHT which ended there. State Fair appears to be the last 2 weeks of July.

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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a basic park whose principle feature is location. It's an open dirt & gravel lot with good hookups and security at a reasonable price. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is an RV park that uses the extended parking lot of the Cal Expo fairgrounds and offers a graveled area for back in and pull thru camp sites with FHU, 30A/50A, water and sewer. The parking lot sites are sloped so leveling may be a challenge for some. The graveled area is fairly level with extended pull thru sites. My 40' plus 18' trailer fit in my pull thru site #519. The RV park is located at the rear of the fairgrounds so following your GPS route should get you there.This is a no-frills park but close to Sacramento venues, shopping and restaurants. The registration desk is manned by camp hosts and are very pleasant and helpful. There are several camp hosts spread throughout the park. Trash containers are available in each section of the park. Sites are close but still not intrusive. Awnings can be deployed without interfering with your neighbor. Open skies are available for those with satellite dishes. OTA TV is also sourced from Sacramento and all the major channels are broadcast. It is fairly quiet but a train whistle can be heard occasionally and is not a bother. I would return when in the area. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
519
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping, restaurants, entertainment and Sacramento venues are close by.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Parking lot style site, but with enough trees planted to provide fairly decent shade. Bit steep, but still able to level with some adjustment. Great staff, great neighbors, right in Sacramento. 5 minute walk to great trail with river views. If you need to be in Sacramento, this is a great little place to be. Price is a touch high, but you are paying for the proximity to the city, not the scenic site. We'll definitely be back whenever we visit Sac area friends again. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
239
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 69

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is not a resort. I am rating this park a "10" because of what it does offer. Can accommodate all sizes of RV's. Very quiet. Park is at the very back of the Expo grounds so it felt very safe. This is a good park to stay while visiting Sacramento. It's close to major shopping, restaurants and theaters and not too far from the Capitol (a MUST see!) Very well kept, fenced and shaded dog park. If you're going in summer be advised Sacramento is frequently over 100 degrees and this park only has a few shaded spots. The best is #211 for a smaller rig. It seems all the big rigs are parked in a big gravel lot. Sites are wide and long enough to have your slides and awnings out. Also has good utilities and WIFI. ATT and Verizon cell service is good. The price is right too. This is not a resort but you get a big site, closeness to all the visitor sites and only $45 a nite. We will be back. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Paesanos Italian Restaurant in Mid-Town - great Italian food, good service and easy to get to from the RV park. Close by is Zocalo's Mexican Restaurant on Howe Stree. Beautiful restaurant, great service and creative menu.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Nice people working the office. Low key park with no extras. It is right on the bike trail which was nice. Sloping asphalt but not a problem. Gravel sites the same price. I feel it over priced. We stayed 3 quite nights. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
224
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sourdough Co right around the corner was excellent for lunch. Mall is nearby also.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

All sites are concrete or paved. Can accommodate all sizes of RV's. Very quiet. You do hear trains in the distance but they did not interrupt my sleep. We would stay here again. We camped at Cal Expo RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
405
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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