Novato, California

Novato RV Park

Novato, California



Novato, California
Phone: (415) 897-1271

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $73 5/2015

Latitude: 38.1158620142581
Longitude: -122.563852071762

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

51 Reviews

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Kiwigirl

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $73.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a hard park to rate but mostly it is over priced for what it is. There are many permanent residents which is not an issue unless you mind all the local children playing in the vacant sites next to you and throwing stones everywhere. The park is right beside the highway, exposed to the winds & sites are close/bare. On the positive side, it was a fantastic location for exploring the area, there is a deli on site and the restrooms were good. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Ekotamike

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here so we would be close to San Francisco for the usual tourist activities. The park is really a few RV spaces at the end of a mobile home park. Right beside highway 101, so lots of road noise. This was a Winter trip so the pool was closed. There wasn't anything to do at the park, no games, clubhouse, activities etc. The WIFI was good but limited and there was a Deli attached to the office. Way over-priced for what you get. Go up the road to Petaluma instead. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If you stay here because you want to see San Francisco, try using the ferry service over to Fishermans Wharf. You will miss a lot of traffic this way. Cost = $10 per person each way, parking was free. There are bus routes nearby but the travel time is around 1.5-2 hours one way. We drove in once and found a parking lot near the Wharf for $35 per day. Add a Muni pas for $17 and ride all the trams, trollies and buses.

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Clean Restrooms

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bendoregonrv

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $71.00
Overall Rating:      

It's hard to rate this campground. The staff is wonderful and they seem to have a passion for providing service and a clean campground. But the sites are crammed together and most of the RV's are full-time residents. The positives: Great location, close to the freeway exit (you don't hear traffic), beautiful scenery if you look up at the hills, close to shopping and town, quiet, clean, level sites, good utilities, decent internet (not good, just decent), a deli onsite, picnic tables, concrete picnic pad, great staff, LOTS of information about local area. The negatives: This is a mobile home park with RV sites at the front end. Most of the RV "campers" are full time residents (but they are nice, pleasant people, not rowdy roughnecks). The sites are crammed together. But considering there are incredibly few camping options in the Bay Area, it's a decent place to stay. I would give it a 9. But if it's in a place like Redding, with multiple campgrounds that have lawns, trees, large camping spots, etc. this would rank a 3 in comparison. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Deli onsite is great.

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Clean Restrooms

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Kelly S

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm always less-than-impressed with the size of campgrounds in California, and this is no exception. If you want space, find a KOA. If you're fine with spending several days parked on top of your neighbor, choose a private RV park! This park is clean enough, although' I find the tight spaces so irritating. Thankfully, traveling with friends meant we could use the little patio between the 2 motorhomes, providing us with a little extra privacy. I am not a fan of ANY RV park that also includes a trailer park, which this does. But I do realize that's my issue to deal with! ;-) Dog walks are not available within the confines of the park, but there is a nice walking trail a short distance away. If you want a short jog into SF, this isn't the park for you. It's about a 25 - 30 min drive, and much longer if you hit rush hour. But for us, being out of the city was a bonus. There is a deli & liquor outlet on the premises. We didn't go in, but it seemed busy. We wouldn't recommend this park unless you're comfortable with small back-in sites. The staff were friendly, but I find the price very high for the site. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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wantahertzdonut

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with easy access from US101. Paved roads with level gravel sites. Somewhat close quarters, but you're in a city and it's not a big deal. Restrooms were cleaned regularly and the park is well lit at night. Didn't get a chance to use the pool, the daytime temperatures were too cold for us to try it, but it looked nice. Desk staff was cheerful and helpful, but are done for the day around 5pm. Recycling is available! Location is about 20-30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Rush hour traffic leaving the city going northbound will catch you starting around 3:30pm. I don't know about inbound traffic, I'm not an early riser. Several grocery stores are within a 10 minute drive as well as gas/diesel stations. The park is attached to a trailer park and has some permanent RV residents. I found them to be very pleasant and accommodating. We are a full time traveling couple in our early 30's. This park more than suited our needs. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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VegasVagabonds

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great location for visiting SF and the wine country. The RV park itself is fine, nothing special, and I'm surprised it is ranked as a top 100 location. We asked for help backing in to our space. The staff member who checked us in asked another staff member to help us. He was not with another customer but said he was too busy to help us. The spaces where they were putting the larger motorhomes were gravel. The sites tapered off near the front and you really need a step stool to get in and out comfortably. The sites are also a bit tight. We were unable to extend our passenger side awning because it would have hit the slide out of the motorhome next to us. The RV park grounds include both extended stay and a mobile home park. The mobile home park tenants were using the restrooms and pool....not sure if that is the arrangement or not. The restrooms, pool and laundry room are very nice and clean. There is a convenience store and deli, and the food looked good. There is just a very small strip of grass for the dogs. The pet walk area is dirt and sticker weeds and is used by the mobile home park children as a playground. The wireless Internet was good but a bit slow in the morning and evening. There was room in front of the space for a tow vehicle. Easy access off the highway and highway noise didn't seem bad. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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RaySc

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for three weeks so the $50 reflects the weekly rate, the single night rate is $60, so the park is pricey. Even so, we enjoyed our stay. Gave it a +8 because the staff was courteous, our site was wide and could have but one neighbor [not two or three], thus we had a view of the trees along the interior road; and the electric was notably sufficient. Gave it a -3 because we had to use a stack of three levelers in front [none, tho, side-to-side]; the freeway noise was noticeable, but not enough to disturb our sleep; the sewer connection was 6" to 7" above the ground; and the Tengointernet connection, though free for a month with a coupon from the park, required reregistration every three to four days. Our biggest complaint [and the reason we did not rate the park 8] was the trash: two large dumpsters and a recycle bin were constantly overflowing. Fortunately, they are in a separate building so we did not have to look at the mess. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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bradydane2009

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed here a number of times while visiting my kids/grandkids who live in the area. There is not much to say about the park except it is probably the best in the north SF area. Spaces are narrow and not very long. Can't put an awning out the whole way. It is difficult to get level on many of the places. Sewer connection run up hill. I sure wish someone would build something nicer. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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TheCurtster

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped here as it was about the only place to stay before we crossed the bridge into San Francisco. I normally won't spend $54 ($60 if not Good Sam member) for a camp site, but the kids needed a pool. Pool is small and fairly cold. Nice warm showers though, and no timers or quarters needed. The rest of the park is very clean, with fairly level gravel sites. One thing that was irritating was the traffic noise in the morning. Apparently a lot of trucks use some nearby road and are fond of using their Jake brakes. We'll stay here again if no other options. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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stogi

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

They claim to have a pool but it is filled with residents from the trailer park next door. Kids from trailer park all over until well after 10, people fighting, cops came on 2 different nights. Cars with loud exhaust, no enforcement of rules. Has tiny sites, more than half the people full time living plus the trailer park next door. We will never stay here again and we will make sure we tell everyone we know about the condition of this place. Only good thing is its proximity to San Francisco. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Trailering Daval

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is crowded and the sites hard to access. We came in after dark and found no info on the office about late registration. Hookups were good with large array of CATV channels. The office staff was relatively curt and less than cordial when I paid the next morning. The showers and bathrooms were very new, clean and well maintained. The park is relatively high priced for one gets. We found this is par for the course in California. It was crowded, mostly traffic from the permanent residents which live in one section of the park. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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scaddle

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park one night. The office staff was very helpful and informative. Our RV site (#132) was adequate for a 29' motorhome and Jeep; however, the sites are very close together and the row of sites behind us (they appeared to be extended stay campers)had vehicles parked in front of their sites so getting into our space was a challenge. Even though we had a pull through, we ended up having to disconnect our tow Jeep to manuever our way in. We also noted that Wi-Fi access is an additional fee which we thought was excessive given the daily rate of $55.00. Proximity to Muir Woods and Sausalito were good, about 30 minutes. There was a deli on site that was open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, but we did not have an opportunity to try it out. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Artemus

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

It is clean and easy to find. Location is everything near San Francisco Ca. Novato is very nice and all service very close to Park. Pet friendly and mixed residents in Park. Lots of long term residents, but front section is for short overnight and weekly. Seemed safe and well cared for little park. Tight spaces, but all five slides deployed on our Montana. Gravel and pavement, sites are gravel and mostly level. Parking at your site for two cars. Tight yes but still doable. We felt safe and staff is wonderful. Deli on site. I would stay here again. May be best in area from what I found. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RV_Anna

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

First I should say we TRIED to camp here... We just now called to make a reservation for a pull through spot, with a credit card, for next weekend, and was told that even if we made a reservation she couldn't guarantee a spot we could use would be available. I asked her what exactly would my family we do if we showed up after reserving a spot and it wasn't available? Would we have to park on the shoulder of Hwy 101? What a way to run a reservation system. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bradydane2009

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

There are not a lot of RV Parks to chose from in the north SF area. This park is clean and run by nice people. The spaces are very tight. The spaces are so narrow that I could not put out my awning. But it is only 10 miles north of my kids/grand kids. And 20 miles to the Golden Gate Bridge. The sewer connection is 'uphill' and it does not flow uphill. I will stay here again when visiting my kids. But I wish there was something better in the area. We camped at Novato RV Park in a Motorhome.

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