13 RV Parks near Blackhawk, California
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Blackhawk. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Blackhawk in the left hand column.
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
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
Nov 2017 - $60.00
The price I paid was left over from a prior cancellation, when you cancel they do not give you your money back rather they keep it as a future deposit for camping. I am getting used to the prices that some of these campgrounds are getting now so what i used to consider highway robbery it's getting to be pretty much the norm .I have reviewed this campground several times over the years but either I'm looking through it with different eyes or excepting the fact that what I considered dirt I'm now looking at it as clean dirt, lol.The campground has raised its prices that you don't see any riff-raff in here anymore they can't afford it. Although didn't use them the restrooms appeared clean . Even on a busy car show weekend the campground was not full which that surprised me but I think it has a lot to do with the price they charge, there is no weekly or monthly rate it's strictly a daily rate per night. The hook ups work fairly good which are all in back of whatever you are camping in. We will probably use this park again due to the fact of its convenience to the fairgrounds. - monaco cruiser
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
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
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stayed in a site with FHU. Very narrow road inside park and site pad was narrow and short. Our site was on the side of the hill so everything off the pad was uneven but this is expected in a regional park. The park itself is gorgeous and you truly get the feel of being in the middle of nowhere. Sites were spaced far enough apart that we didn't hear our neighbors on either side. The road in is an older, narrow, winding road which was an adventure pulling our trailer up and down. We would definitely stay here on a visit to the Bay Area. - WoodShed22
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This campground is only 30 minutes from central Oakland. We were in site 12, which fit my 25' trailer just fine. My tow vehicle had to park perpendicular. Some of the RV/utility sites are close, and others are widely spaced. Ours was the latter - perhaps the best of the 12 utility sites in my opinion. The access roads are narrow and a bit twisty. Only the first 6 sites would probably work for a rig in the 30+ range. There are no facilities/playgrounds for children, but we did some hiking and spent the rest of our free time in Oakland or SF. There are a couple pig green grassy areas that are good for a ball game. The campground is very quiet. We saw turkeys, deer and raccoons. If you have a long haired dog, like I do - keep them out of the dry summer grasses. There are so many burrs and sticky seeds, it will be a disaster for your dog. Short hair dogs are probably fine. I checked, and there were lots of TV channels available for a broadcast antenna, but so many eucalyptus trees that a satellite dish might have problems. They were allowing campfires, so we indulged ourselves every night. I would happily stay here again. - SeaTeacher
Apr 2018 - $25.00
We came to the area to visit family and this park was the closest one where we could fit and that had decent ratings. The neighborhood is not the best but the RV park is fenced and in the back of a larger parking area. So we felt safe. There are no reservations and only a small number of sites. When we arrived there was a sign that read "full." The host saw us and told us there was one site available and the sign was to keep out the locals. The host was very friendly as were the people we met here. The hookups are in the back of the site, so a sewer hose extension will probably be needed. There is only 30A and there are no bath facilities or WiFi here. - Recycled
Nov 2017 - $25.00
The main lot was full and we were lucky enough to get into the overflow lot. It's a nice grassy area with trees surrounding it. We were there during the rainy season and knew that grass can get slippery or muddy when it rains heavily but we have a 5th wheel & a 4 wheel drive truck so we knew it wouldn't be a problem for us, and it wasn't. We enjoyed our stay and kept extending it until we had stayed an entire month. The staff was professional and easy to reach whenever we needed them. We plan on staying there again. - RoadRider
Nov 2017 - $25.00
We have stayed in this park 5 times over the last 2 years. The Camp Host is delightful and very helpful, and coordinates everything well. More sites have been added. Power, water & dump... no showers or bathrooms. What I really miss is having wifi, however we are now setting this up through our cell phone. The park is a safe spot to be in or leave one's RV. We come from Northern CA so the Hwy 160 river route to Antioch is both more enjoyable and faster than Hwy 80... about an hour and 10 minutes to Sacramento. This RV Park is about 40 minutes to Oakland/Berkeley depending upon traffic. Overall a score of about 95. - Peter Rhonda
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
Aug 2017 - $40.00
The road, after you leave Hwy 160 is a Levy Road which is very narrow.....no it is extremely narrow. If you like the wind this is the place for you. It seems to be a great place for wind surfing but I don't. Wouldn't ever stay their again. - RvStarShip
Jun 2017 - $40.00
This is a very nice campground that is out in the middle of nowhere. Access is down a long narrow bumpy levee road. The campground is very clean, with large, level, easy back-in sites. We were in a site that backed up to the levee. We could walk up to the top of the levee, cross the narrow road and be at the edge of the river. There are benches placed along the rivers edge. We were able to watch boats and windsurfers on the river. It can get very windy here. We used this location to visit my daughter in Walnut Creek, which was about a 30 minute drive from the campground. Crossing the Antioch bridge from south of the campground is a $5 toll for 2 axels. If you are towing a trailer it becomes $20. We aproached the campground from I5 and then cut over on the 12 and avoided the toll with the trailer. We had AT&T signal, there is no wifi or other amenities in the campground. The people that checked us in were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. - corgi1
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
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
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
Sep 2017 - $45.00
Campground has about 20 hook up sites split between an upper and lower loop. There are many non hookup sites (over a hundred in season) but no generators allowed anywhere. The upper loop has a small store and a lawn that is regularly watered. There are many wild turkeys and deer along with squirrels, magpies, turkey vultures etc. Showers are no extra charge but somewhat annoying in that each button press only gets about 10 seconds of water. No cell coverage (AT&T) and no internet; you have to drive up the hill about 2 miles to use a cell phone. We saw more RV's than people; it seems many people park here during the week to be close to work in the Bay Area. Close to hiking trails and (of course) the lake. - bdo
Jun 2017 - $45.00
This is a regional park that locals use, especially on weekends. We were here over the Fathers' Day weekend and the lines to get into the park went on for miles! On Sunday late afternoon the park was FULL and people were turned away. If you have a campground reservation you can get in, of course, but you still have to wait in that awful line. The park is located in a deep valley with NO phone service whatsoever, and of course no internet, which was difficult for us full-timers. We went to the Livermore library, about 15 minutes away, for a good place to take your computer or tablet. The sites are well spread out. The lake seemed popular with most folks. We would not come here again because of the phone/internet issues. - dbcordello