24 Parks near Clayton, California
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
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
Mar 2016 - $25.00
Good in a pinch. On-site camp host available. Safe enough place to leave to go into San Francisco for the day but not someplace to stay for the heck of it. Curious how a county owned facility doesn't have to comply with health and sanitation issues in not having bath facilities available? Wi-fi seems to be worse than previous visits, connections dropped and was unable to access basic e-mail functions. No outside setup, no BBQ grills, chairs, etc. - N West
May 2011 - $20.00
We last stayed at this park in 2007, and it hasn't changed. Still no restrooms or showers. On Saturday morning, there was a large flea market adjacent to the park, and on Saturday night the auto races at the adjacent Antioch Speedway would wake the dead--but not us. We like the price here, and the 30 amp power is good. It is still cash only, which you insert in the Iron Ranger at the gate. On the weekend, several rigs pulled in just to dump their tanks for $5. We'll be back here next time we swing through the Antioch area. - Denali
Nov 2010 - $20.00
This pretty much as advertised. Only no bathrooms. It's a large gravel lot with water, electrical and sewer at the back. All sites are back in but there is plenty of room to maneuver around. You do not need to unhook to get in when the large parking lot is empty if it is full you'd probably better off unhooking a toad. The sites are $20/night (cash only) with a 14 day limit. This is an urban park inside the fairgrounds. There is nothing special about except that it's a very reasonable price and it is in the bay area. Note all sites are first come no reservations. - pumper9x9
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
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
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
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This park is about 20 miles from home for me so it was a great quick getaway. Some sites are pretty close to each other but on the edge of the loops you'll find lots of open space outside your door. The gun range is close, but was only background noise for us, and stops at 5:00pm so we were never bothered by it. You'll find a ton of hiking and biking trails, plus some pretty good fishing here.
Redwood Road is windy, and doesn't have much of a shoulder, but you'll find pullouts fairly often. Also, watch out for the cyclists, they're on the road any time of the day, every day of the week. In California you much give cyclists a 3 ft clearance when passing. - MadAdventures
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This rustic regional park campground is in the hills above Castro Valley - a beautiful retreat above the city surrounded by eucalyptus trees. Twisty, narrow road through the hills so take your time and avoid driving at night. Very quiet and peaceful - nice and dark at night - spacious gravel sites (you'll need to do some leveling). - rushin river
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
Mar 2009 - $35.00
Good place to go off season. Hook-up sites are very few and can be windy in the early spring and fall, but the park has built a berm around the trailer sites, so it helps. - shlittleman
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
May 2016 - $50.00
Sites are tight, with the tow vehicles, the roads are tight. About half of the sites are accessed from the blind side. A $20 deposit is required to access the restrooms and laundry. Not worth the price. - ta96silver
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Very small spaces and narrow lanes. It was extremely difficult to park the 5th wheel, and then there was hardly any space for the truck. We were so close, we couldn't open the awning all the way. Sites were gravel and poorly marked with chalk lines. If you choose 50 amp, you may be on the grassy pad in the first row that looks nicer. Utility poles are not well put together and poorly maintained. There are not a lot of options in the North Bay Area. We were here a week while visiting relatives. - BLT2015
Mar 2016 - $65.00
All time champion for being overpriced, and it's an additional whopper $20 deposit, if you need a bathhouse key; glad we didn't. Site not level. Hookups satisfactory. Wifi satisfactory. No cable. This place is Days Inn at Ritz Carlton prices. On the positive side, it was safe and quiet, and the camp host was friendly and helpful. County owned, and they aren't worried about competition. Had placed chemicals dangerous to dogs on grass, but check in staff did know of it; we were warned by some other campers. Suggest double checking directions to the park. - MSTraveler
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