27 Parks near Bethel Island, California
May 2016 - $40.00
We had a great time here at Sugar barge. There are a lot of RV sites. There are quite a few permanents here at the park (maybe 15% of those here). But all the sites are very clean. The restaurant is great for lunch or dinner (not open for breakfast). The restaurant is only open May through labor day. They welcome all breeds of dogs! It is a great family park where kids love to ride their bikes and just have a good time. Though there are a lot of great RV parks to explore in California, and we plan to check as many of them out as we would can, this would be a place we would love to come back to. The only draw back is there are mosquitos on occasion and one needs to keep an eye out for foxtails in regards to their dogs. We look forward to returning here in the future. :-) - luvdoggiez
Jan 2016 - $22.00
Spaces are very close and roads are narrow making it difficult to back into spaces. Staff is friendly and helpful. Bethel Island can be foggy and cool in the winter. - User543
Jan 2016 - $40.00
We were thrilled to find this gem - it's relatively small, VERY quiet and extremely well maintained. Yes, it's only 30 amp, which could be an issue for some during the hot, muggy summer months, but it was a completely non-issue in January. The sites aren't particularly level, either - a walk around the park revealed that many if not most sites - especially those for longer rigs - were high in back and low in front. My front wheels were 3-4" off the ground after leveling. Even so, the spaces are wider than most parks we stay at and plenty long.
The roads in and around the park look tighter than they actually are; we were able to maneuver easily with 43' of rig plus the tow'd. The spaces are grass with a cement patio and picnic table. The ground was firm enough to stabilize our jacks, even after a couple weeks of steady downpours.
So, while it's far from perfect, the customer service we received from everyone we spoke to was outstanding and far outweighed any of the park's shortcomings. They go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. Boat docks and launches on the delta are just a short walk away, and there's a pretty decent restaurant right on the property that opens for the busy season.
We will stay here again, and I have no problem recommending it to anyone else. - Wryly Blithe
Mar 2016 - $25.00
The park itself sits on a quiet delta but be cautious of the road it is really neglected and there is a very large rise between the lower and levy road. Enter from the north end of the levy road not the one closest to the Antioch bridge. Mostly grassy sites with open views of the surrounding delta. A few days before we expected to arrive I called to make a reservation, offered up my credit card to secure it and the reservation agent said she didn't want our credit card information, only asking for out name and phone number. The length of our RV and how many in our party. Arrived at the park late-afternoon and no one was present so we proceeded into park. I walked up to front to search for a host to be met by a gentleman telling us they are booked solid through the 1st. I tell him we have a reservation to which he replies "we'll see about that". Save yourself a trip to this RV park if you have a conversion; management does not accept bus conversions or similar 'vintage' but well-maintained camping units. - N West
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Staff is friendly and they also are very helpful. Except for the wind and birds, there is no noise at the park but people driving off. I enjoyed the quiet and the people. Spaces are either in full sunlight or nestled in the tall trees. My spot had a tree that grew alongside the spot, so it was tricky backing into the site. Lots of birds, so bird droppings can be a problem. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Rate is for monthly rate. Stayed 3 months. - Woolibaar
Nov 2010 - $48.00
The rate includes our small boat being docked. This is a pretty nice park/location as the Delta goes. I probably would not come here unless you had another reason to be on this area of the Delta. Gravel sites with good shade and large, mature trees. The sites on either side of us were open, but if they were occupied, there wouldn't have been a lot of room. It gets very windy even though the sites are lower than the levee. The road in is a very narrow levee road. The entrance to the road closer to the Antioch Bridge has a very steep narrow turn. The road coming in from near the Sherman/Brannan Island drawbridge is better. The owners were very helpful and friendly. - sigepsb
922 West Brannan Island Road Isleton, California 95641 (map) | (916) 777-5588
Sites: 135 | Latest Rate: $32.00 | 17 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $32.00
The nicest of the Delta parks. Don't come here expecting a super fancy concrete resort park. Come here for the nature that is the delta. After reading the reviews from the others I felt I needed to say that. This is a older park in the California Delta. Its been neglected in the past but new owner is doing a good job of reviving it. Roads are gravel, sites are mostly grass and dirt. Pool was well maintained. Showers and bathrooms were clean and well kept up. The people were friendly. Staff was nice and courteous and helpful. Lots of trees and shade. The spot were we camped was shady and nice. Its across the water from a marina and next to a store and restaurant. - RamblerDan
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Have stayed here several times over the past few years ( when a KOA)The new management has trimmed trees and refreshed the gravel roads.There now seems to be an encampment of permanent residents complete with several old cars and out buildings at their sites.The pool , as usual was polluted and yellow with algae.The shower& restrooms were never cleaned over the entire week-end and wastebaskets and paper littered the floor.The park was busy and attention to this basic duty was necessary. - Dip1Dip1
May 2016 - $40.00
Very clean, bath house has been recently renovated and saw maintenance people painting and working on other upgrades. Staff was friendly and accommodating, pretty grounds (love the big trees), and convenient location on the Delta Loop. I had a very relaxing visit - birdsong during the day, crickets and frogs at night. If you come in spring like I did you beat the crowds and everything is amazingly green.
Note that while this place is right on the San Joaquin river the campsites do not have water views. None of the RV parks in this area have water views because they're all on the other side of levees by necessity. That being said, the water is just on the other side of the levee road and the fishing dock offers good sunset views. I'd definitely stay again. - BeckyIO
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice state park, convenient access to the Delta. - JohnnyCash
Apr 2014 - $48.00
Great location and facilities but the people running the area don't answer phone nor do they return calls when you leave a message. Most of the time there was nobody in office at front gate to ask questions either. Fees are ambiguous; extra cars some signs say $8/night, others signs and people say $10/night. RV sites very close to each other and very small. Trees blocked exit out of RV area so i had to back out so I didn't damage my trailer. Tree also blocked access to dump station. People running place came by camp and rudely stated we must move a car parked on lawn, and couldn't wait for me to finish dinner before he "called in re-enforcements" to get us to move the car. All I wanted to do was finish my dinner. This was after the same people had driven by camp 5-6 times before and seen the same car parked there for the last 1.5 days and said nothing. - Toyhauler Comping
May 2011 - $40.00
We stayed in this park for one night on very short notice. We were fortunate and got a site with electric and water hookup. We found it very quiet, pleasant and enjoyable. It is on the Sacramento delta and the area is known for being windy. Be forewarned; awnings and other external equipment will be put to the test. There is no store on the site, but the town of Rio Vista is just 3 miles to the north and has supermarkets with just about everything you could need. They do have boat launching ramps and the fishing on the delta seems pretty good. We'd camp here again. - neuronz
Jul 2016 - $40.00
For starters, yes, it is very windy here. Which in the summer is not a bad thing. The week I stayed here the temperatures hovered around 100 degrees each day so the winds were a welcome relief. The camp sites are spacious and paved. The bathrooms and facilities are clean and overall the campground is very, very clean. But there are some very real cons to staying here.
1.) This campground is located north of the Antioch Bridge, which crosses the San Joaquin River linking Antioch, California with Sherman Island in southern Sacramento County. This means every time you come back from the city to the campground you pay $5 toll to cross the bridge.
2.) There are no laundry facilities on site and the nearest laundromat is 10 miles away...and you pay a $5 toll coming back across the bridge.
3.) The gates to the RV park close at 10 PM. You can still drive in and out of the park after 10 PM, but the gates are not automatic, which means opening and closing them in high winds is a hassle. And they kind of highlight the fact that there are seedy people fishing along the canal adjacent to the RV park at night.
4.) Only UPS and FedEx deliver to the RV park. The USPS does NOT. So if you want deliveries you better make sure they are coming from UPS and FedEx ONLY. Remember, both services use USPS to deliver packages, too. So even if you think your supplies are coming from UPS and FedEx, they don't always arrive that way. Your only recourse is then driving 10 miles to the post office to pick up your packages.
5.) The road to and from the RV park on Sherman Island is bumpy. Very bumpy. You better drive 25 to 35 mph on that sucker or else everything in your cupboards will end up on the floor. I kid you not.
6.) Internet is not really available. There is a WiFI company that provides Internet to people who stay here, but for a fee. However, in the week I stayed there I was never ever able to connect. And according to one of the site managers, using is isn't cheap and it is super slow.
On the plus side, you get two nights free after paying for a 5 nights stay. - Johnny Blood
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Yes, it is windy here, and the road coming in is narrow and on the levee, but it is passable, and the campground is more than worth the drive from Route 12. Sites are very large, not crowded together, and very clean and well-taken care of. It is also very quiet because it is away from traffic and main roads. It is nice to have plenty of room to park a vehicle next to your RV and still have room to sit outside with chairs and a picnic table. Verizon data signal was 3-4 bars of 4G service. - judy_online
May 2014 - $29.00
A rare 10 from us!! A very remote park right next to the Sacramento River. Concrete pavers throughout the park for the sites and the roads. Utility hookups were convenient and we had a good line of sight for our satellite dish. Sites were exceptionally wide and long and there was great distance between sites. We had water problems so we had to use the park showers for the first time since full timing began almost 5 years ago and they were OK. We would stay here again. - Bob & Jo
Aug 2012 - $35.00
We came in late and were helped by the very friendly manager. The facilities are ok but it is more a camp for residents than for campers. We would stay here again but not longer than a day due to lack of facilities for children. - Paul69
Jul 2016 - $4.00
I only seem to review parks when I really like them or don't. You will not have to guess which one this is. Firstly, this is not big rig friendly. Your experience begins on the approach, a narrow twisting road on a levee for about 2.5 miles, when you arrive and must descend a single lane, very steep drop off the levee to the park. What goes down must come up. The park is very poorly maintained: dusty roads, bumpy grass (sort of grass) sites, and very poor electric. I never looked in the showers etc, but the building looked very tired. Mostly permanents (maybe seasonal), but very few transients. My 50 amp connection was not working (causing my surge protector to hum) and not delivering power to the coach. The one small bright spot was when a maintenance man came over to check out the humming, and informed me that this site had poor power and I should move to another. He did assist me and we found another site and we were able to stay the night, but left the next day. The ride up the hill to the levee was equally challenging and I was very pleased to be on my way. Would not ever return (even for free). - Woody1
Apr 2016 - $7.00
First time to this park, and the last. Stayed here with Coast to Coast discount. Was charged $7.00 nightly for full hookup but only had 30 amp available, and we had to use adjoining electric because our electric was not working. Reported it to management but nothing ever happened to fix problem. Campsite was in a grassy area but probably had not been mowed in several months, grass all around was very tall which made it a mosquito haven. Staff were friendly but resort needs to fix gravel roads and general lawn maintenance. Stayed just down the road at another campground which was much more appealing and no fees. - Dedra C
Jul 2015 - $11.00
Campground nicely shaded by a canopy of trees along gravel driveways.
The biggest drawback to this park is the well deserved reputation for having long-term members in row E who disrespect the people passing through. The long-term members tend to annoy, harass, and disrespect the other campers.
Management has little control over these long-term dwellers who have a sense of entitlement.
Would we camp there again? Only of there were sites available away from row E. - Wanders
May 2016 - $1.00
Stayed here for a week in our fifth wheel, nice campground. Plenty of space between campsites. Nice full hookups, 50 amp service. Gravel sites with picnic table and paved streets. Maintenance did a great job keeping everything mowed and cleaned up. Would stay here again. - Dedra C
May 2016 - $1.00
This park is located in the Delta loop recreational area, in between Lodi and Rio Vista on Hwy 12. First, Hwy 12 is a two lane FREEWAY with lots of truck traffic and virtually no shoulders. Second the road to the campground in ON the levee. It looks and felt like the road was sinking, very uneven and again, no shoulders. Speed limit is supposed to be 25 mph, but not well regulated. One one side of the levee is the water and the other side is farmland. One wrong turn either way, and you would be in a lot of trouble. The levee obviously is higher than either the water or the land, but the drop to the land is a 45 degree angle. Now imagine farmland as far as you can see...except for a chunk of land with some trees and grass plopped right in the middle of a field, and that's what this campground is. The gravel roads were in good shape, but higher than the sites (almost like a levee). The sites were a combination of grass and gravel, mostly grass though. It looked like they were trying to put more gravel down in some sites. Our site was deceptively level, but lots of ruts and holes hiding in the grass.
Overall, the facilities were clean and functional. They had activities in the clubhouse on the weekends. One thing that was more of a deterrent from coming back is the abandoned vehicles, boats, and RV's left where they sunk into the ground which were all over the campground. If it was rainy at all, we would not go - it's below sea level and in marshy farmland surrounding it. Needless to say, we couldn't see the water. There was a dock, but no boat launch in sight, so not sure how they can call it a marina. It appears it is a popular local place as it filled up a bit over the weekend. Since we neither fish nor boat, we would not likely stay here again. - JS Dobson
Nov 2015 - $10.00
We took Hwy 12 from I-5 to get to the park. Hwy is very narrow and full of pot holes. It is very hard on ones rigs. The Park is in a field also full of pot holes and has poor lighting so parking in the dark is difficult. The park is mostly permanent residents and over nighters are limited to the first two rows. A long sketchy drive on a dike access road to park in ones field for the night. All utilities are at the back of the site and sewer connection is a foot high off the ground. The staff was friendly and courteous. Keep on going. - Nanabanana
Mar 2016 - $20.00
We stayed at this park for 2 nights, abit of a drive to find it, but certainly worth the task. Nice pull thru sites, we got lucky and had a river view, nice picnic tables, and fire pit, water and power at the site, and a dump on the way out of the park. Very well maintained, with a helpful camp host.
We would park here again, nice day use area next to the water, with lots of fishing going on as well. - snowbirdcple
Feb 2013 - $18.00
The rate reflects a senior discount, with a normal rate of $30. This is a county park very close to the small town of Rio Vista. It is in a pleasant setting along the Sacramento River. There are a few sites with views of the river and most without views of the river. We had a site with river views, which was nice. We did not have any problem with the power as reported by another reviewer. The sites were power and water without any problem. It is true that it is windy there, even in February. There is a short bike/road path that will take you to the bridge across the river. Our Verizon cell and data worked well there. There are few tress so satellite was not a problem. The reason that it does not get a higher rating is because of the partying at night from the locals. We were next to the boat area. The first night there, the locals started doing "donuts" in the parking lot at about dark. The party went on until 3 in the morning. We called the local law enforcement, but it had no effect. We talked to the local "ranger" and he said that is what happens since layoffs meant there was no presence at night. He seemed not to care. The camp host was new and had no input. The next night the party went on, so we left. Too bad that a nice park could be ruined by lack of law enforcement. If we were to stay here again, we would park away from the day use area and the parties. - TheJim
Dec 2012 - $18.00
This is a really nice location, along the Sacramento River. Many sites have a view of the river. Bathrooms are spartan but have hot water. Our biggest complaint, and this is in the winter, is that the power is not adequate for our 40' rig. Waking up this morning, admittedly, the temp outside was 34F, the input power to our rig was 110V. That doesn't leave any power for microwave use, much less heat pump or electric water heat (which we didn't use) and the inside voltage ranges from 108V to 109V with this computer, a refrig and a couple lights running. Went to 102V a couple times and we lost power once for overload. We stayed a week in winter with only 1 or 2 other rigs in the park. The park is at the end of the Rio Vista city power run about a mile out of town. It is quiet, neat, clean, patrolled by a ranger, and otherwise a pleasant place to stay. Just can't imagine that the power even works if it was full and cold outside. If you have very modest power needs, this is a great county park. $18 is senior rate, otherwise it is $30 per night. Boat launch is next to park. - perduejn
Aug 2016 - $44.00
All sites are back in. RV parks on flat level gravel. Tow vehicle parks on asphalt pad. Each site has a concrete patio and metal picnic table. WI-FI worked OK. AT&T works well. Nice view of Sacramento River. Very windy. - travelcouple
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Nice ADULT Park on Sacramento River. Three rows of back ins. One row directly on the River. Grassy area with 6 concrete fishing piers. Handicap(Wheel chair) access to piers. Office staff very helpful of area.
Some road noise. Being this is the Delta area expect WINDS. Verizon strong. Wifi OK. Utilities fine. Will return. - silverado
Oct 2015 - $33.00
This is an attractive park located on the Sacramento River. I arrived there about 1:30 PM on a weekday and found the office closed and no directions for finding a space. After waiting 35 minutes or so we drove through the park and saw that about 10 spaces were vacant. We left to find another rv park. This was our first such experience in 30 years of traveling. - Jake the plumber