18 Parks near Novato, California
Jun 2016 - $68.00
I stayed here one night and it was conveniently located to a book event I was attending. There's shopping nearby. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend staying here while visiting San Francisco. - ArmandV
May 2016 - $85.00
Location (close proximity to Larkspur Ferry and San Francisco), flat site, and better-than-average WiFi for a campground are the only positives for this RV park. On the negative side, it was pricey ($85) per night. Sites were tight/close together, all back-in. Showers and restrooms were moldy and filthy, plus you have to walk down a narrow, poorly lit tunnel to get to them and then the step up to the facilities is a huge step up, bigger than the biggest Motorhome step. More than half the sites were occupied by locals with multiple cars who blocked your ability to park your tow without sticking out in the street. Laundry locked at 8pm. Stayed only because of location. - DebGA
Apr 2016 - $40.00
My rating is judging this park for what it is: a campground with great access to San Francisco. It is, as others have said, a parking lot with red-painted railroad ties to separate sites. The sites are level, are on rocks so you're not tracking in dust and dirt and the hook-ups are easy. The bathrooms are cleaned every day, the staff is fun and full of knowledge about the area. It is extremely close to shopping and within walking distance to Trader Joes. But, the best part is that it is within a 15-minute walk to the ferry to San Francisco and within a 15-minute drive over the bridge if you want to take your car to the city. We like to hike and it is close to a plethora of hiking locations, in China Camp SP, or in Marin Headlands or in Point Reyes National Seashore. If you like lighthouses, there are two within a 40-minute drive. There is a wetlands trail right outside the park which can be a short or a long walk, depending upon which route you take. There are bike trails all over the area for walking also.
We liked this park for what it was - location, location, location and we'd definitely come back. Our cost was for a month and we were given an extra site for our Jeep. - swike
Apr 2016 - $50.00
A very nice park with super location for touring the Napa Valley. It is on the fair ground property but feels nicely removed from it yet convenient walking into Napa proper. The sites are all paved, level and generous in size. We had booked just two nights and would have loved more but they were full. The camp host is great. He has been there for 11 years and works like crazy to keep the park spotless and safe which we truly appreciate. There are rules to follow and they would be enforced but that is what most Rvers appreciate. Thank you! We loved being able to walk into town. Great restaurants of course. Gotts drive-in worth a lunch and the Ox-bow market next door is great, and all just a few minutes walk from the park. Touring the valley from here super easy. Don't miss going North on the Silverado Trail, a much easier drive especially with your rig than 28. We will be back to this park for an extended stay! - Ryno
Apr 2016 - $45.00
This is a small park (28 spaces), but it really worked well for us. Our space was long - we could easily park behind our rig with plenty of pavement to spare. Grass surrounds all of the sites, and the camp hosts were busy busy busy keeping it all mowed and trimmed and everything tidy. WiFi worked well, but there is no cable and we really had a hard time bringing in local TV stations over our digital antenna (thankfully, RedBox is close by). There is shopping and restaurants south and north, and "wine country" is just out your door and up the road a little ways.
Also, about every two spaces, you have your own garbage and recycle can in a little enclosure right in front of the rigs. Very handy!
Our one little nit-pick is coming and going into and out of the park. We just about drove past the place, as the sign is very small. Also, there is one of those triangle-things where the access road meets the main road, making you make only right turns when leaving the park (we cheated a few times, but it really is a bad corner as traffic comes zooming around from the north). That triangle kind of gets in the way as you first enter the park, so give yourself plenty of room if coming from the south to swing around and make the turn (we have a 36' motorhome pulling a Honda CR/V).
If we're ever in the area again, staying here would be an absolute no-brainer! - coffeetime
Mar 2016 - $45.00
For Napa we were very happy to get a spot at this Park. Nice grassy spots outside your concrete pad with tables. If you go out back expo gates you are two blocks from downtown. Directions to Park - it is important to follow the RV park directions so you go in a gate that is open. Small park so reserve early as popular. - Scooterd16
Jul 2016 - $81.00
We picked this park for its high Good Sam rating and its proximity to the San Francisco ferry, Muir Woods, and Sonoma & Napa Valleys. Both criteria were wrong. We paid $81/night, and an acceptable price should be no more than $30-$35. All sites are exceedingly narrow backin spots where your front door is one foot from the neighbor's sewer drain. The staff pleasantly took our money. An attendant who was supposed to help us back in was of almost no help. It was level is about the only positive. The bathroom/showers were barely acceptable for a kid's summer camp and had little privacy. We did not use them. Camp WIFI is Tangonet, so it's miserably slow. Camp cable is adequate. We used our DISH to get our preferred channels. AT&T provided two bars LTE. We will not stay here again. - OH2SD
Apr 2016 - $71.00
Rates are high and going to $80 with the discount May 2016. That being said it is less than 10 miles to the ferry to SF, less than 14 miles to the Golden Gate Bridge. Less than 20 miles to wine country and cheese country. Sites are very tight but hey we are over 58 feet long. 3/4 of park is park models and parking for your toad is at a premium everywhere in the area. Stayed 4 nights. - Landyachty
Apr 2016 - $71.00
We stayed here after being turned away at another park where we thought we had a confirmed reservation. I was leery because of reviews I'd seen, but desperate to park for the night.
The park was actually a step up from the one we had originally selected. The sites are closely spaced, but do have enough room for a 40' motorhome with slides on both sides. The location, while farther from SF, is close to everything in Marin county and only 45 minutes from Sonoma wine country. There is a nice deli on site, and while the Wi-Fi was spotty, the staff did try to compensate by offering plenty of access coupons for multiple devices. Sprint cell service worked well in the area. They also provided good information on local services such as grocers, restaurants, hardware stores, etc. - Acornalley
Mar 2016 - $45.00
It happened to be raining when we were there and it flooded quite a bit. The maintenance guy was great, watching the flooding levels all night. They moved us to slightly higher ground. And refunded one night when we left early. So everyone was great there but from asking around at nearby campgrounds when we are trying to figure out where to go during the rain, this campground is known to flood. I felt it was overpriced for what it was. It is an older campground with smaller sites. But it is in a good location. And all the campgrounds are expensive there. - Two_Huschels
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Sites a bit close together, mostly gravel & grass. Fairly level, poor wfi. Pair of pit bulls at nearby site made several guests uneasy. Campground really filled up over wk-end. - Taco stand
Oct 2015 - $43.00
Stayed at an electric/water site. Camp was full on the weekend, deserted after noon on Sunday. Electricity was constant, water good. Used the dump station and it worked fine. Location was good for trips to the "city" and up and down the coast, which is very popular. Initially, we were put in a site that was not level, for a week long stay--but, it was easily remedied by the friendly staff. Internet login is complex, but works well, even during peak periods. - BuffaloGR
Jul 2016 - $77.00
We had reservations. Called ahead on move in day and were told to arrive about 1:00pm. Showed up 12:30 and staffer said wait 30 minutes. Came back in 45 & another staffer told us we could not check in until after 2:00. Not the most welcoming customer service we have encountered. Site #176 is paved but UNLEVEL! Auto level would not get it, had to use lots of blocks. Trees, power boxes, etc., make navigating through the park a challenge. (We are in a 40' MH.) Good luck finding a site with few enough redwoods to get satellite. Sewer hookups are non-uniform and high off the ground. The park is a great one for kids, numerous activities to wear 'em all out. Small bits of garbage and expended fireworks particularly in the play area, garbage on the floor of the men's room, and several of the few arcade games in the clubhouse were always out of order. And, as usual for KOA's, this one in particular is WAY WAY over priced. But, slim pickens in Sonoma County as in the rest of California. If not for our grandchild, we would never stay here. - rvrrat520
Jul 2016 - $75.00
Facilities are nice. RV sites are beautiful and spacious with some privacy. We stayed in a corner lot, so we had a bench and firepit. The park is well off the freeway (little noise). Many trees, so satellite reception may be a problem. A great place for a family to stay -- lots of activities. For older couples or overnight stays, though, the park is over-priced and noisy -- can't recommend.
For the size of the crowd, the park was understaffed, so employees were overwhelmed (and as a result, under-caring). Responses to complaints were well-rehearsed. For example, when we checked in, we were told in advance not to bother complaining about the internet. Instead we were given a number to call (TengoInternet). Of course, wifi connection did indeed turn out to be a joke, and no one answered the phone number we were given.
The sites are unpaved and not close to being level. Our auto-levelers couldn't quite adjust -- bring your blocks.
Very convenient location for families looking for an escape from the Bay area. In the summer, get ready for a crowd. High prices. - Christopher Scott
Jul 2016 - $67.00
This "kampground" is like an amusement park. There is so much to do, especially for kids. Kids where everywhere like flies, and I count my child among them. The pool is huge and very clean. The campgrounds are somewhat dry and plain - not exactly close, nor widely spaced - just middle of the road for this type of camp. I suppose it's difficult to maintain grass in California at this time. It was all brown and dusty. Our neighbors were very nice and friendly. The staff was friendly but also crazy busy. The office was a madhouse all day long. Utilities were fine - no problems. By 10pm, the campground was quiet every night. Only problem was some of the teens would walk through my campground. I would stay here again. Camping in the bay area is slim pickin's, so it's not like there is much else that is better nor cheaper - especially for a family. - SeaTeacher
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This could be a convenient location for the sights and wineries of Sonoma County, close to downtown Santa Rosa. Site was level and utilities all in good order. That's the good.
A number of permanent residents, with multiple vehicles and trash bags/junk piled in the vehicles. Some are neat, others not. Pickup truck with trash bags overflowing and above roof line; the related motorhome had similar in front seats, filling front window. "Rules" are not enforced (site next to us had sewer hose dropped on ground and emptying into open drain- no end connection (park management and staff walked next to this several times and did nothing). The neighborhood is OK (who wants to live next to the fairgrounds), but no problems whatever walking to nearby park etc.
There is no WiFi available. Nothing fancy--level sites on gravel, laundry with two washers and dryers, decent room between sites, a few sites with a tree or two between. Sites just wide enough to put out side awning to site line. Nor a place to enjoy sitting outside. Some sites have picnic tables, some don't (and some of the long-term residents have two, perhaps why others have none). 50 amp sites are in the back row, all else are 30 amps (and I was told that a reservation for a 50 amp site is meaningless because the 50 amp sites are handled on a first-come, first-served basis). Thus like me, you can arrive with a confirmed 50 amp reservation and be told there are none available.
This campground is, as the name says, part of the county fairgrounds. The website does not say, and i discovered on check-in, that my reservation dates were cut short because of a Country Music Fest. It was explained the park serves the fairgrounds, and reservations mean nothing if something pops up at the fairgrounds or the fairgrounds decides for any reason that it wants the spaces. So if you have a confirmed/reconfirmed reservation, it may or may not be honored or cut short. I doubt we'd return. - SW Rick
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Friendly managers, gravel lot, quiet, a few full timers. Have stayed here before, no wifi though..problema. - Tonyl
Mar 2016 - $36.00
As everyone else is saying this is a gravel lot but level. Big rigs needing 50 amp service are on back row and easy to access. No grassy areas so pets have to walk on gravel. Convenient for our wine trip as next to 101. Quiet park at night. - Scooterd16
Jun 2016 - $32.00
The park itself is huge, but a tiny campground. Some full time residents. One was a newer one with a temp tag from 2015 still on it. The sites are very close together. Site was fairly level, gravel roads and site. We did have a picnic table. The full hookup sites are first come first served. Otherwise you just get water and electric. It is nice and quiet, but there is nothing stopping the day use park visitors from entering the campground. - Vicki K
May 2016 - $35.00
Sites and roads are gravel. The weeds around the sites are 2' to 3' tall. They advertise that they have WiFi, and even give you the ID and passwords. But it doesn't work in the park. It only works standing by the entrance gate. No cable, but a decent antenna signal. There is a garden a short walk from the RV park that has interesting plants, flowers and trees. That's worth a visit. The RV park....not so much. - ta96silver
Feb 2016 - $32.00
This was our fourth stay at Skyline, and accept for 12 straight days of continuous rain, it was great. It is rustic, and in a beautiful park location. Good hiking, although dogs are not allowed on the trails. It has a world class disc golf course, and they was a national tournament (in the rain) while we were here. There is a great dog park and the staff is very cooperative. One of our favorite parks anywhere. Lot spacing is spacious with some shade. Site surface is gravel and features a picnic table. - Dynotrekker
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Good friendly service for a big city campground. Most units appeared to be long-term people working in the area. Hwy noise is prominent. Site not level despite asphalt pad. Two foot grass patch between sites. Laundry on site. Wifi slow, cable Is mostly SD channels and grainy. - Sasquatchewan
May 2015 - $35.00
Fine for an overnight stay, especially if you do not need to use their restrooms. Park is okay and lady at desk was very nice/helpful & they provide good information.
Park is hard to find - you need to do a hairpin turn immediately after leaving freeway and go back under the over bridge on a frontage road.
Lot of permanents and is right beside freeway but noise was bearable. Restrooms are in need of cleaning and refurbishment. - Kiwigirl
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Staff was very friendly this place is more of an overnight or long time residence. Not nice neighborhood. Best thing I can say is we barely fit and the staff were great. Warning signs all over about break ins and theft. Bathrooms were clean. - MW91301
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Nice redwoods setting but individual camp sites are very close together; no privacy. Frequent patrols by park personnel in trucks. Traffic nouse from nearby Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Check-out is noon; we arrived at 1pm w/ a reservation, & were told to go away until 2 pm ck-in. Many of the sites have difficult RV access. - Taco stand
Mar 2010 - $35.00
This is a beautiful setting amongst the redwood trees. Sites are a bit tight and some would not be appropriate for anything other than a tent. Negotiating our 25' trailer into our site was somewhat of a challenge. Restroom facilities were clean and adequate. Nice park if you do not require any hook-ups. Close to Point Reyes. We will likely stay here again. - ap_obs
Feb 2010 - $35.00
This park was pleasant enough, although the trails were not well maintained. The restrooms in the upper loop were so dirty I refused to use them. The restrooms near the picnic area were closed due to budget cuts, according to the sign. It didn't bother to mention there was another (unmarked) restroom on the other side of the picnic area, which we found by accident, so other visitors were using the bushes. You have to walk to the picnic area to get Wi-Fi. No hookups and you can't run the generator until 10 a.m., which makes for a very chilly morning. There are much nicer places to camp for the money. - Keeping up with the Joneses
May 2015 - $43.00
The campground is fairly clean and maintained. There are few trees in the park. The roads are paved and sites are gravel. Maneuvering within the park is quite tight. There are many long term RV's in the front half of the park that are generally in good condition, but some are not. And then there's the back half; permanent dilapidated RV's that look like "Felony Acres". There are stray cats everywhere. The spaces are small. We were in a double space and our 38' Class A w/ two slides filled it. Some of the utilities can have a long run due to placement in the site. The campsite has 30/50 electric and a picnic table, but no shade. It is fairly level but narrow. Water has good quality and about 60 psi. Basic cable is free. Tengo internet is free, but rarely works; T-Mobile hotspot worked fine. The laundry has basic machines that need updating. Did not use; went to a laundromat adjacent to the park. Did not use or check the showers and restrooms. No pool. The staff are some nice ladies, but a bit perplexed about accommodating our 38' Class A. There were no social activities. The park is located in the city, so everything is close. It is remarkably quiet given that it is in a city. A pleasant enough park for a place to stay, but the sardine factor is too high for our preference. And at $43/night it's quite overpriced for what they offer. We'll try somewhere else next time. - Wiyndog
Jan 2014 - $24.00
This park is right in the middle of Rohnerville. Convenient if you have business here or want a place close to the new casino. Lot of full timers here with all types of RVs: new and old (but mostly new from what I could see), a lot of this park goes back where I could not see. I imagine a lot of people who are living here have jobs in the area. The sites are crammed together with narrow roads. I would not want to try getting in with a very large rig. The route to my RV spot was confusing as the map directed me in, but I was facing the wrong way for utility hook-up. I had to go back out of the park and come in facing the other direction. Once I was in the spot correctly, the utilities were easy to access, but the spot was not quite level. I thought it would be a nicer place to stay than the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa where I had just come from (as that place has nothing but large gravel over the whole park' not good for dog walking.) But next time, I will just stay in Santa Rosa: will not come back to this park. It should be fine if you need to stay in Rohnert Park for any reason, but I would not recommend it for a stop off point in your travels. - nanzhere
Nov 2013 - $50.00
Wish we had read the reviews before staying here. There are very few spaces open for short stays and they are tight and hard to negotiate. Many cars are parked in front of trailers making the road narrow and the turns are not very wide. The back part of the park is in extremely bad shape. The office staff was very friendly but this park costs way too much for they type of park this is. Good Sam needs to re-rate this park as it does not come up to their standards. - dring