1 Park near Oakland, California
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This is a terrific campground for smaller rigs - large ones (especially trailers) will have a hard time getting into most of the sites. The road to the 12 RV sites is narrow, many trees and a steep drop-off. If you have a large rig, sites 1 - 6 are good, but others will be difficult to impossible. The park is about 7 miles from Castro Valley - winding road through the Oakland Hills. Drive carefully and watch for bicycles and motorcycles. Park is very quiet, good views, lots of birds, hiking trails. We love it! If you have little kids looking for playgrounds and swimming pools, this probably isn't for you. - Cindy S
Oct 2013 - $32.00
When you look up this park's website, they talk about it overlooking Lake Chabot, but from the RV sites, we didn't see any water. The 12 RV sites are at the top of a hill and only 2 are drive through. The pads are paved, but not necessarily level. I didn't see a shower in the bathroom but I didn't look very hard for one. The one ladies room toilet was partially outdoors and one night when I went in, there were little paw prints on and in the toilet from some little critter looking for water. The only activity you could participate in from the RV sites (without another vehicle) is hiking. The rate above didn't include our two dogs (another $2 each for each night) or the rental car that we got our second day there. That cost us another $8 a day to park it there. So hidden costs made it more like $44 a day. Their breakers tripped on our rig every time I tried to plug in our 30 amp system. They sent someone immediately after we reported it, but the people they sent said it was us and there was nothing wrong. I asked to move to a different site, but all 12 were rented. There was a sign at the entrance about not using generators so we were really stuck. We did string a couple of power strips together out the window to plug into the 20 amps for our coffee maker and toaster. (Now we have a heavy duty extension cord but we didn't when we got there.) When we tried the full rig on 20 amp with an adapter, that also tripped the breaker. Over the next 3 days I talked to 3 different repair people who said it was not us, it was them. I reported that when a worker stopped to tell us to unplug as they were working on the electric but no one checked further. At that time (our 2nd night) they said we could run our generator which we did for a while. We ended up having to run our generator for a while each of the remaining nights to keep our battery up for our lights. Luckily, it wasn't hot there. We were on a 24 day trip and this was the only place where we had trouble plugging in. I talked to another RV repair guy about a week later and he said breakers on a service are like surge protectors, they wear out over time when they are tripped and eventually they break. I think that is what happened here, but no one would check it our any further. Perhaps, if the next campers there had trouble they did. I sure hope so. If you like hiking, quiet and not many RVs around you, this is a nice park. It is quite a drive to get to it though. And there is a gun range nearby that is open Friday - Monday so if your dogs are gun-shy, I wouldn't recommend it. This is about the only RV park in the Oakland area but I probably wouldn't stay here again. - June W.
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Basic campsite in the woods east of San Francisco. Very nice sites with a lot of space in this Regional Park. Very limited /no facilities close to the RV site. No mobile phone service and no WiFi. - AlexD