Date of Stay: May, 2009
The big draw here is the ocean view, which is truly incredible, especially if you are camped in one of the front sites. All of the facilities are well maintained. However, if you are a pet owner, you should know that dogs are allowed to walk in the “dog walk” area only, which is down a steep incline with many steps. We were told about the dog walk restrictions, but we were not told about the steep access to get to it. Also, when we made the reservation we were not told that they charge $3 per night for each dog. That is the highest we have ever paid for our dog. We specifically asked for an ocean view site when we made our one-week reservation over six months prior to arrival. When we arrived we were told they had assigned us to a spot which did not have an ocean view. It took some talking, but they finally managed to rearrange the sites to give us the ocean view we had requested. I got the feeling they do this to everyone initially and you get an ocean view site only if you complain. We were also told that if we had to leave early, no matter the reason, there would be no refunds. As an earlier poster said, there are signs everywhere telling you what you can’t do, which did not impart a friendly feeling overall. I would not go back unless I had no other choice of a place to stay in the area. The ocean views are great, but you really do pay for them with the high nightly rate. We paid $65 per night, which is the “off season” rate for a full hookup site.
Date of Stay: April, 2009
This is a very nice park located within convenient access to Palm Desert, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. The park is well maintained and every employee or volunteer we encountered was extremely friendly. One drawback is that we have a 40-foot motor home and wished the turns were larger. The roads are a bit narrow and there are a lot of one-way streets in the park, which may mean several trips around to get to the site you want. There are numerous 50 amp sites spread throughout the park. Getting into some of the sites is a real challenge with a large unit. We made a couple of trips around before we found a 50 amp site we could fit into without a lot of trouble. I would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Please note: Many of the comments here are about the KOA park in WEST Sacramento, not the Cal-Expo Park. Owner/moderator needs to change postings to correct campground and I will try to contact him/her. We stayed here two weeks ($160 per week) from mid-September to October 6. The campground is clean and there are regular security patrols. The staff we met were all extremely friendly. The Sacramento bike trail is next to the park and is a great place to jog, walk, ride bikes, etc. We have stayed here many times (we lived in the area for 50+ years before going full time) and will stay here again any time we are in town. Again, the negative notes posted for this park were intended for the KOA park in WEST Sacramento. This is a great place to stay.