20 Parks near Nicolaus, California
Aug 2016 - $1.00
This could be a GREAT park in that it surrounds a nice size lake for fishing and kayaking/peddle boating. It is pretty rundown though and it does not seem like they are trying to improve it like many of the other TT parks we have been to lately.
Our camping site was level with good 30amp power, water, and shade. - Bay Area Early retirees
Aug 2016 - $1.00
First impressions: quieter than I thought it would be. Arrived on Thursday and was lucky to get a perfect spot. Kids enjoyed the lake (fishing, paddle boating and swimming). Obviously was an older campground that is being improved. No pool, but can swim in lake. No sewer hookups where we parked. Not really a destination, but a pass through, unless you live in Sacramento. - Cautiously Optimistic
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Like many other Thousand Trails parks, this one needs a lot of maintenance. The putt-putt course is basically unplayable, the septic system that serves the full-hookups section is undersized or just broken and full-hookups sites can only dump every other day, all of the buildings show major signs of age and wear. However, we had fun here. A stroll around the lake is pleasant. There are two playground -- both very minimal and in need of repair -- but out kids enjoyed them. The family clubhouse has been updated and is nice and clean. We'd stay again, but good glory I wish they'd fix the issue with the full hookups sites. - JPen365
May 2016 - $30.00
I was desperate for overnight parking as 4 other parks I called from Loomis to Sacramento were booked up. Placer County Fair Grounds made space for me as they were pretty booked as well. Most campsites were occupied by long term folks that were packed in like sardines. The camp host gave me a spot off to myself with electricity only which was a relief after seeing the sardine sites. I stayed by myself while my husband was on a trip and didn't feel comfortable there by myself. Ended up moving to our family's driveway the next day. Depending on what is going on at the fairgrounds could impact your visit. Some sort of races going on when I got there on a Saturday afternoon so it was loud...but was over by 7pm. Appreciated the camp hosts giving me a nice site but I just felt unsettled while there. - JeffDeb
May 2014 - $30.00
First Fairgrounds experience and it is a good one. Made last-minute search for a place near Sacramento over Memorial Weekend. Got a number to call the host. He hooked us up with full 50amp hookups in the shade with lots of room to ourselves. Probably 20 campers over several acres. It was quiet except for several events Sat night. We walked to the car races, which were fun to watch. It quieted down after 11, which was fine. We could have gone to sleep earlier if that was our desire, not too loud. We will definitely stay here next time we're in the area. - Seb
Jan 2012 - $30.00
Other recent reviews generally reflect our opinion/experience. The best I can say is that it was quiet and affordable. The campground host, was a big help getting us into a spot during a heavy rainstorm. We camped in one of the few spots by the "Beer Garden". There are lots of other sites in a nearby open field, but not recommended should there be rain in the forecast. - rncordy
Oct 2016 - $35.00
It is a gravel parking lot with hookup panels to separate spaces.
You have to park your vehicle in front of your RV, unless there is no neighbor and then you can park it on side.
There was a Mexican dance I think they said going on. It was loud, but was ok once in Motorhome and then it was over by 9pm.
It is great for anyone working or participating at the grounds or just a one nighter, but a little over priced for what is given/offered. - Victoria Grace
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Plain flat dirt with full hookups. Some traffic noise if there is something going on at the fair grounds but very convenient for an over night stay, what we did, or if you are visiting. There is no restrooms but a great place to run/walk your dog. We had a nice pull through with lots of space for our 35ft rv and toad. We would stay again, just don't expect a lot and you will be fine. - G Hall
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Level, dirt parking lot next to fairgrounds. No services, no table - but 50 amp power, water and sewer all functional and area was fairly clean. It is a little pricey for what you get, but it was very convenient to visit family in Woodland and no other choices. Plenty big and roomy for the biggest rigs. Check out for events - we experienced a car show and quite the noise for one evening until midnight. No worries about security. Would stay again if needing to be in Woodland . . . . simply no other options without going further out. You can make reservations on line; or on site with an "iron ranger". First come first served sites, even with reservation . They do come around and check if you've paid! - subaru
Aug 2005 - $30.00
Nice park, great view of the mountain. Large spots. Easy access. - darthfadar
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Overnight stay with late arrival. Called for gate code, but was not directed to a gate. Drove around grounds twice before trying the livestock gate, code worked. Site is large grass area with trees down lane. Sites far apart and very little lighting, so coming in dark not easy , and some areas soft from watering. Facilities were fairground standards, few spiders but usable. Water was not marked and hard to find, until morning when staff came by. Staff friendly, but hard to find. Will stay again when in area probably. No site amenities so bring your own. - jimNann
May 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here only one night but it was refreshing. You park on green grass in a big field. There are trees but we pulled out into the field a little farther and was able to get satellite reception. There weren't any activities happening there so it was quiet and there were only 5 campers in the whole area. For the money it was a great place to stay for a short period of time. They do lock the gate after 4 PM, but they give you a code so you can come back in or go out as needed. - kemosabe
Apr 2015 - $25.00
Very nice,quiet park. No sewer hook ups but dump on site. 50/30 amp and water. Meeting Bldgs available. no recreational facilities are there. But alot to see and do in area. Sites on grass. - USAF1
Jul 2011 - $10.00
This is a beautiful, country setting campground. My older children go often with their friends and spend fun time together. It offers it all: swimming, boating, fishing, etc. - abijjeli
Sep 2009 - $30.00
Campground is not as bad as I had read. The lake was way down and very muddy. It was 7 miles to fuel and a small town. Sites do have some shade but are not level. There are limited rest rooms: kind of clean with no showers. Noisy after 10! We stayed in the RV section and it was more tame then the tent sites. We wouldn't come back. - Tredguy
Jul 2016 - $18.00
Mark J RV Park was platted in 1958: yes, it's been here nearly 60 years! The park has many long-term residents, but also has many visitors that stay for a week or two. The older singlewide trailers are slowly being removed as they become vacant. 50A service with good water pressure and sewer at each site. Weekly individual site garbage collection. Park wi-fi... not so good, best in/near the clubhouse. No cable TV, but AT&T can provide telephone service and internet to each site. Park manager has been here for lots of years, lives on-site and offers excellent service. Other reviewers noted noise from busy streets, sirens and other urban distractions, but it is a generally quiet neighborhood evenings and weekends. Grocery & general shopping and restaurants within a short drive. Clean, quiet and well maintained and managed. Excellent value! - Retired-n-Roamin
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This daily rate is what it will work out to be when divided by 30 (so it may be just a bit more for the week). This is a minimum stay of 1 week RV park. Monthly rent is $545.00 which includes water, free mail forwarding service, electric (not extra), garbage, sewer and free GOOD WiFi. This park also has a laundry room and if you prefer to dry outside, there are 3 clothes lines to use for drying outside. Centrally located to everything. Walgreens, Tire store, Target, and various restaurants. - Denise M Smith
Dec 2015 - $17.00
My wife and I have spent the last six years here: from October to March. It is a great park. The manager runs a tight ship, but the same rules apply to everyone. You have a gravel suite for RV. Asphalt suite for the tow, and a concrete patio. I would have given it a 10, but for the spotty wifi. Owners don't want to invest the money. We still keep in touch with friends here.
(Lot spacing is spacious with some shade. Site surfaces are asphalt, gravel and grass and feature a patio.) - Guy Wassather
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for 2 weeks on suggestion of some camping neighbors we met in Nebraska. It was perfect except they do not have wifi. Very nice place they have a lot of people that live there and some probably come seasonally, it is for over 55 folks. We were visiting our family that lives nearby. The grandkids and I really enjoyed the pool, it was never crowded and the manager was very nice. We had full hookups plus trash service. Could use a few more washers and dryers but can't really complain because the price was reasonable. Residents were friendly. I would stay here again! - Peggy Mead
Jul 2016 - $18.00
As other reviewers commented, there are a few short term rv spaces in this mobile home park. The park is older and residents are friendly. There is no wifi and we were not able to access local tv. We were there for three nights in July while it was 104 degrees. We looked forward to using the swimming pool, which was open until 9:00 p.m. We walked over to the pool around 7:45 p.m and found that the manager made a decision to close the pool two hours earlier. Residents told us this was what he did on weekends so he did not have to come over later to lock the gates. We went to the manager's residence near the pool and asked if he might open the pool as per the sign stating it was open until 9:00. He refused, saying it was his decision to close early. even though it was 104 degrees out. We paid for services and the use of the pool, which was denied by the manager. We will never stay at this park again. - nn5
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Scattered throughout this mobile home community are sites for rvers. Easy check in and found the site with no problem. There is a pool and 2 laundry rooms. Really a no frills spot to stay. Stayed for 2 nights to visit sister. Very friendly neighbors and felt safe to walk at night in the community. Would stay here again if in the area. Only problem was placement of hookups. Water on the wrong side and sewer was under motor home. - mdmnkcm
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Sites are very tight. Freeway noise is loud. Staff was friendly. Restrooms were being remodeled. - kcp
Sep 2016 - $49.00
I will start off with a positive comment. This park was well kept and clean. Beyond that, our stay was the absolute worst during our 2 month, 7,000 mile vacation. The manager, and his staff were the most unprofessional we encountered and had the customer service skills of a box of hair.
There was a situation where we were treated very rudely by a cleaning staff member and we defended ourselves. Big mistake. Manager has a chip on his shoulder and escalated the situation instead of diffusing it. He was threatening, and refused to believe his cleaning person acted completely inappropriately to us. He stated several times that he backs his employees 100% and believed the story his staff member gave to him regarding our situation with her. I respect how he backs his employees, but he was too dim to realize that sometimes the staff is in the wrong.
Additionally, the park is not big-rig friendly. Curves are tight and permanent residents are allowed to park multiple cars on the street. Unfortunately we had a minor finder bender with a permanent resident upon leaving. Several permanent residents, the manager and staff blocked us on the street, pointing, staring and laughing at us as we waited on the police.
The place is right next to a very busy I-80 and noisy. The management is not pet-friendly in spite of allowing pets. We exceeded the pet limit, and management made it clear later that it was not acceptable for us, yet they allowed long term residents to exceed the limit with no repercussions.
Due to all the permanent residents, and the customer service skills of management and staff, the place feels like a trailer park and not a RV park. All that pales in comparison to the atrocious people running this place. I am not surprised at all to see all the many negative reviews regarding the staff. I'm also not surprised to see their rude replies to those who experienced this awful RV Resort and shared their reviews online. - kuppajoe
Sep 2016 - $49.00
First, I could never have parked my trailer without the very helpful assistance from the manager. We arrived after dark and the cramped quarters and lack of visibility made it very difficult for me to back my trailer safely. I'm sure the park was established when RV's weren't so large. Most of the spaces are occupied by long term residents. The two available spaces were very small. It is a nice looking park and work has been done and is continuing to improve the appearance of the park. - Watalotahui
Apr 2008 - $32.00
This is an older park, but it is being maintained adequately. The campground host was very helpful. There is some disparity between the name in TrailerLife directory and the campground's website versus the park signage you actually will see when you drive up. Either it is *becoming* "Sacramento Shade RV Park", or it *used to be* called that, but as of today's date (4/2008) it is "Oak Haven RV Park". Although the park is close by the highway, the park is actually pretty quiet. VERY convenient access to downtown Sacramento, Old Town, and Arden Mall. This park seems oriented more to full-time residents than transient RV'ers. - JimF