Rancho Seco Recreational Area

     


Herald, California
Phone: (209) 748-2318

Sites: 18
Avg. Rate: $21

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Latitude: 38.331
Longitude: -121.09714

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 2
  • Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

8 Reviews

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DRFink

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably not somewhere we'll stay again. Sites are reasonably spaced, some have a little shade but when it's a hot summer day, even with trees in the sites, shade had a marginal impact. The 30 amp electric was a bit "finicky", losing power a couple of times during the night. Verizon MiFi was relatively slow out here. Our spot had a significant slope at the back of it so we parked the 5th wheel close to the front of the site which left very limited room for parking our truck. Gate closes at 6 PM at which time you have to call to be let into the park; felt very secure here. Just a long way from anywhere and with the 30 amp hookups acting up when it was very hot outside, it was just an okay stay. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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roadie gal

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a county park with RV sites rather than an RV park. The sites are fairly spacious. They offer water and electric but no sewer. There is, however, a dump station that is free for campers to use. Each site also has a picnic bench, fire pit and BBQ. The park itself is clean and well kept. Over the last few years they've done a lot of work on the park. It's a good, family place. I've been here a number of times for races. This is the second time I've camped here. I haven't been disappointed. Dogs are allowed around the park on leashes, but not on the trails or in the lake. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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jvs

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rancho Seco RV Park is starting to show it's age. While it is a nice well run campground it's needing some TLC. Found several used syringes within the site. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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MKAH

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is situated next to a decommissioned nuclear power plant which is an amazing site to behold. Our reason for camping at this park was that we were participating in a sprint triathlon during that weekend. The park was clean, a nice beach at the lake and plenty of room for everyone. Imaging a real nice park that has water / electric camp sites. That is what this place is. I liked it a lot. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Travel Trailer.

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mahaffee

Review Count: 213
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We had water and 30 amp electric site #18, site was a level, gravel back-in with no neighbor on the left side for our 30 ft class A. Not a bad park but lots and lots of noise from the day use area on Saturday from about noon to 7pm. Nice views and fun to see the exotic animals in the park. Nightly rate reflects the senior discount. Unlikely to return - too noisy. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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artiemeek

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots of room between spaces 3, 4 and 5 though others closer together. There is a picnic table, fire ring and bbq grill at each site. Level where rig is parked though consists of crushed rock. There are 35-40 tent sites right on the lake shoreline and on a lawn. Flies make it virtually impossible to eat outside. At each end of park there is a lawn area for groups. Fishing seemingly is an attraction. Possible also to rent boats though gasoline driven boats not allowed. If one is interested in price alone, this certainly is a place to go. Restrooms not close to parking pads and I did not see any shower facilities. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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The Bergs

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Although a quiet and secluded park, my husband and I were not expecting The Towers (what initially appeared to be two gigantic nuclear towers but are actually natural gas towers) so nearby. Upon driving to this isolated area, out in the middle of flat hills and farmers, we were startled by the looming concrete towers, huge warning alarm sirens, dozens of solar panels along the road, and high security surrounding area that resembled too much a military installation. It was a little spooky, to think that an explosion of the gas plant would obliterate us in an instant. We had pre-paid reservations to stay there later in the week but decided to skip it, also realizing that the cost of fuel to get there equaled the $15.00 per night fee. While this might be a good spot for boy scouts, we found it less than desirable. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7268
States Visited: 56
Helpful Reviews: 2

Overall Rating:      

This is a regional park operated by the local utility district. Only 18 RV sites and a bunch of tent sites. We found it to be a clean campground located in an attractive setting of rolling hills about 12 miles east of Hwy 99 & 35 miles south of Sacramento. RV sites were level, graveled back-ins. No sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station. There are plenty of trees, a small lake with picnic and fishing areas. It is popular with scouting groups, family week-enders and day-use fishermen (no gas boat motors allowed). It is a busy place in the summer and fall. During the off season, the
entrance gate is locked at sundown so campers returning after dark must ring a bell for the night watchman to drive over from the adjacent power plant to open the gate. A couple of times it was a 30-minuite wait. We were there in March (off-season) so not all of the restroom/shower buildings were open - we had to drive from the rv site to the showers on the other side of the park. Overall, we enjoyed the park as an off-season, do-nothing getaway. We camped at Rancho Seco Recreational Area in a Motorhome.

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