17 Parks near Oakland, California
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Stayed in a site with FHU. Very narrow road inside park and site pad was narrow and short. Our site was on the side of the hill so everything off the pad was uneven but this is expected in a regional park. The park itself is gorgeous and you truly get the feel of being in the middle of nowhere. Sites were spaced far enough apart that we didn't hear our neighbors on either side. The road in is an older, narrow, winding road which was an adventure pulling our trailer up and down. We would definitely stay here on a visit to the Bay Area. - WoodShed22
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This campground is only 30 minutes from central Oakland. We were in site 12, which fit my 25' trailer just fine. My tow vehicle had to park perpendicular. Some of the RV/utility sites are close, and others are widely spaced. Ours was the latter - perhaps the best of the 12 utility sites in my opinion. The access roads are narrow and a bit twisty. Only the first 6 sites would probably work for a rig in the 30+ range. There are no facilities/playgrounds for children, but we did some hiking and spent the rest of our free time in Oakland or SF. There are a couple pig green grassy areas that are good for a ball game. The campground is very quiet. We saw turkeys, deer and raccoons. If you have a long haired dog, like I do - keep them out of the dry summer grasses. There are so many burrs and sticky seeds, it will be a disaster for your dog. Short hair dogs are probably fine. I checked, and there were lots of TV channels available for a broadcast antenna, but so many eucalyptus trees that a satellite dish might have problems. They were allowing campfires, so we indulged ourselves every night. I would happily stay here again. - SeaTeacher
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This park is about 20 miles from home for me so it was a great quick getaway. Some sites are pretty close to each other but on the edge of the loops you'll find lots of open space outside your door. The gun range is close, but was only background noise for us, and stops at 5:00pm so we were never bothered by it. You'll find a ton of hiking and biking trails, plus some pretty good fishing here.
Redwood Road is windy, and doesn't have much of a shoulder, but you'll find pullouts fairly often. Also, watch out for the cyclists, they're on the road any time of the day, every day of the week. In California you much give cyclists a 3 ft clearance when passing. - MadAdventures
Oct 2012 - $30.00
Extremely friendly staff. We were parked next door to the owners home. There are a lot of full timers and some of the units not to pretty. Having said that we never felt unsafe. This park is an oasis in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. Lots of pets around, but no green grass for their use. Our old dog did not have any trouble with using the blacktop but the younger dog would not use it. We had to go off grounds for her. It is a convenient place to park if you are going to visit San Francisco. The transit station is close by if you are smart enough to understand how to use it. I believe the way to visit San Francisco is to fly in, rent a hotel and transportation and leave the RV at home. If we were in the area again and needed to stay a night or two in the area, we would stay here again. - cubadoug
Oct 2012 - $30.00
This is not a "resort" type facility by any standard, but OK for a few nights visiting family in the area. The "daily" sites are toward the front, with the rest being long term residents. That being said, it was a quiet spot in an urban environment. There aren't many choices in the Bay Area, and this was fine for a few days. This place has been around for 75 years! Very helpful staff. - ronboett
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We stayed here for 3 nites to visit San Francisco. We would definitely do it again. The location is fabulous, as it's close to BART and the town has restaurants, grocery store and easy access to freeway. Their directions to the park are good, but address is hard to find online. It's 2399 E 14th St San Leandro, CA. We were concerned about how easy it would be to get into the spot with our 40 ft RV, but they gave us a large, level back in spot with plenty of room for the car and our 4 slides. Plenty of street width to back in easily. We did unhook our tow on the street, but could have unhooked in the park. Office person was very helpful & had someone go to the space before us to be sure it was okay. Tenants in park were friendly. My only issue was having to walk the dog on the street outside the park but then this is an in town RV park, so it was expected. We would definitely come back again, as it was the perfect spot to park to sightsee San Francisco and the price was one of the least expensive parks in all of California. - Danni
Apr 2011 - $44.00
I stayed at this mobile home park with my 36' motorhome in 2009 for about 6 months. It is clean and well cared for, management on site are very nice people. However, the owners are very stiff in any dealings and do not bend under any circumstances. They will allow 1(one) pet: cat or dog under 30 pounds. If you have 2 cats or dogs and they don't even add up to 30 pounds together, even they are not allowed. People have had to get rid of their pets if they live here. They have rules for every little thing. They are big sticklers about even the smallest thing. If you are human and could very possibly make an error, I would not suggest you come to this park. Even on a per night basis, if you have more than one pet you are not allowed. It is an $18 charge for your credit check, they have an application that asks questions that are, quite frankly none of their business. Motorhomes are to be started at least once a week and even starting them monthly or longer for your required 10-20 minute period is not allowed. If the electricity fails and it is winter time: Do NOT start your generator. It doesn't matter that it's cold and you have no heat. They came over at 10pm and said I had to turn it off. What??? One is not allowed heat? Not a place to stay if you are a person that some how has faults or actually plans to live life! - justme2
Nov 2009 - $40.00
This mobile home park was a disgrace. The owner did not allow very many things and the rent itself is over priced. The owner overcharges her patrons and refuses to let the owners sell their mobile homes. She changes the rules about every six months and a lot of the rules don't even make sense. I would also like to point out that the rules themselves are unfair. We will not be staying there again. I would not recommend this park to anyone unless they are very rich and very patient. - Rayvn
Mar 2009 - $40.00
Sandev Mobile Park in San Leandro on the east side of the San Francisco bay is quite nice. It is mostly mobile homes but has some RV spots. All spots are clean, wide and well maintained. All sites are back in. They have wireless in the office area, and some sites can pick it up inside the RV. The place is remarkably quiet except for the occasional train, which run mostly in the daytime. IMO, it is much better than constant freeway noise. The place is cash only, $40 a night or $220 a week. I think it is a good deal if you want to go to places on the east side of the bay. The BART station is a couple miles away, and the Ferry from Alameda to SF is a nice ride. - Daveyjo
Jan 2017 - $99.00
It is a blacktop park. No grass or trees and the spaces are very tight. You have all you can do to squeeze between two other campers. There is not enough room for slide outs. No tables or fire pits. When it rains the lots flooded. Very expensive for what you get. No cable but wifi when you could get it in. - PWMW
Dec 2016 - $99.00
At this SF RV Park you are fifteen minutes from downtown SF. The price is high, the road to park is bumpy, the wifi, the utilities are good, the view is not terrific, the spaces are paved and tight, but if we wanted to be close to high traffic SF, this park would rate a five out of five. Location, Location, Location and will return! Definitely big rig friendly! - RJourney
Sep 2016 - $89.00
To start, for the last two hours we have been trying to get the WiFi to work. So, there's that.
Next, it is just a parking lot. Which, I wouldn't mind if it wasn't costing me $96.00 to sleep behind where they have torn down the football field and are now doing work to build something else. Don't even get me started on road noise.
It costs so much, we are basically paying to sleep here. I won't have enough to spare for a bus, cab, lyft, you name it. Unfortunately it is labor day weekend and we had to stop and this was it. So no San Francisco sight seeing for us.
If you can, avoid this park. It is not, in any way, worth over $30. Maybe they will realize this one day. - WanderPig34
Oct 2016 - $52.00
Previous review I found accurate and helpful. I stayed here one night in late October and can add a few observations. The closing time of the park varies with the season, when I was there it was 5:00. The restrooms with the showers were locked at 4PM when I checked them out. I flagged down one of the workers who agreed to unlock them for me, but they said they would like to lock them by 5PM as they were leaving then. They told me they expected the RV's to be self contained and did not expect them to be using the restrooms. Showers worked good and were hot, but they are in a building with walls but no roof, so are basically outdoors as far as air temperature. Plane noise was plenty loud when I was there, but it didn't bother me, especially as I was there because of the closeness to the airport. Also you will have some distant highway and train noise but not too bad. There are not really typical campground spaces here, just at the back edge of an asphalt parking lot there are numbered picnic tables and utilities. The old lines for regular parking are still there, with no marking borders between 'campsites'. I think you will want to be here for the location, and with that will come noise and people. While the main gate on the road is closed in the evening the public can and does walk into the park after it is officially closed. All the staff in the park were very friendly and helpful and I would stay here again if I needed to be in the area. My cost was $45 plus a $7 reservation fee. - Wandering Dave
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is an odd little park that's more of an experiment by San Mateo County Parks & Recreation. There are four (4) sites marked off along the edge of a parking lot with a 20 amp pedestal and a water spigot. The dump station is at the Sheriff's Shooting Range about 1/2 mile away and it could be a hassle to get in close when they're training.
First, the positives. It's right on the bay as in, if you fall out of bed, you might drown! It's very well patrolled and transients are gone by 8 PM. There are 3 "pull-in" sites but it would be sketchy if the other sites are occupied. The 4th site is a "back-in." The shower & bathroom facilities are shared with other park users such as wind surfers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. They are closed and locked by about 7 PM and don't open again until 7 AM.
There are some negatives for such picturesque "campsites." The spaces are all roughly east-west orientation with the utilities on the south side. However, most people tend to pull in facing east which puts the water and electric cord on the side of the RV away from the pedestals, which, since there aren't any signs, one can park whichever way one desires but it creates some interesting issues.
There are "rules" posted at each site but they're more like guidelines. All in all, one should chill and adopt a laissez-faire attitude while staying at Coyote Point. After all, this is San Francisco.
SFO is right across the bay but the jet noise wasn't noticeable due to the prevailing off shore winds. Speaking of winds, in July, it was "rockin' & rollin'" the motorhome in the afternoons and evenings. - LMandTinView
Jun 2012 - $55.00
Manager made me feel like I was putting him out. Old park with mostly perment residents. The restrooms and showers were very nice. Must be fairly new. The price is very high for what you get and what the park looks like. We would NOT stay here again. - JoyceG
Mar 2012 - $45.00
Great location to visit San Francisco. The park is very basic is/was a mobile home park. The location compensates for difficulty in registering (office is often closed), and the crowded, concrete based environment. Overall, because of location very good experience and will come again when visiting SF. - Ray Wiley
Jun 2010 - $40.00
We stayed here while in San Francisco and wouldn't stay here again. The park is mainly full timers in mobile homes. There was nothing to do and no Wi Fi. - melody105
May 2010 - $30.00
This is mostly a mobile home park. There are sites for RVs and some have been there a very long time. The park is poorly maintained. The limited staff is friendly. It has very limited laundry. There is some train noise in the park. Likely would not stay there again. Parking a 40' MH was very difficult and I had to trim some trees to get in. - Workamper04
Jul 2009 - $26.00
A long, slow, steep and curvy road to the Juniper Campground near the top around 3,000 feet. Our trailer is 20 feet, which is just about the limit. Dry camping. Juniper is the only campground on Mount Diablo with showers. Contrary to the web site, the showers were operational in July 2009. Also no dump sites on the mountain. There is a campground (Live Oak) nearer the bottom at the south entrance out of Danville. It took us 40 minutes minimum to get up and down the mountain to Walnut Creek, North Gate. But it was worth it. The views down on the valley below are phenomenal, especially the sunsets. There are many, many trails to hike if you are in good shape. Bicyclers are always going up and down the main road (scary!). Not many critters to see though. If you want seclusion, great air, great views, don't mind dry-camping and don't have a big rig, this is a great place to decompress. See the web site for descriptions of the many other worthwhile places in the park. There are other campgrounds; Live Oak is at 1400 feet, with 22 sites, and an open area at the Junction Ranger Station has 6 sites. - User424
Dec 2016 - $89.00
In San Francisco it is all about location. Yes this park is expensive and the sites are close together. But, everything in San Francisco is expensive and close together! This is the best park to visit San Francisco. You are about a 15 minute drive to the city, just a few minutes to a BART station, walking distance to an awesome bakery, great meat market, grocery store, hardware store, drug store, local shops and restaurants. Walk along the ocean or down to the pier. Sites are level, park is clean and free cable. Get a pull thru with a grassy island beside it and you get more room ( we had site #148). Go to sleep listening to the ocean waves! - travelswithpuppies
Oct 2016 - $19.00
We have many friends in the Bay area and finding a place to stay can be difficult. We have stayed at 2 different RV parks in Marin County, but this is the best we have found. Just a short 15 minutes to the City and very close to Safeway, fuel, and a few restaurants. Sitting above the ocean we had a beautiful view of the Pacific, though the cliffs of Pacifica are gradually being lost to the constant pounding of the surf. A whole row of sites on the edge of the cliff have been lost.
Park is a fully paved one and the sites are not spacious by any means, but it worked for us with full hookups. This is an expensive park as you would suspect given the area, but with our RPI membership we were able to secure two nights for $38 plus tax.
We will be back next year and plan to stay longer. Very satisfied with the park and location. Even the weather cooperated with beautiful afternoon sun. - Specracer47
Jul 2016 - $97.00
All asphalt, $4 per day for Internet, pull-through, everything must be between the lines. After the slides were out, there was about 6 inches of clearance on the slide side and 1 inch on the step side. Low water pressure. The views and location to San Francisco are the sole reasons for staying here. From the cliffs, we could see whales breaching about 100 yards off shore. There are a few grass areas in the park and I do not recall any trees being there.
Simple to get in and out of San Francisco, expect traffic. - Rich the Diver
Dec 2016 - $50.00
The Alameda County Fairgrounds RV Park is expensive, but given the alternatives available in the Bay area it is really the only good choice. Easy access from I-680. Friendly and helpful staff. Our 50 amp site was a back-in. The sites are narrow given slides etc. There was no room for our truck at the site. The sites can get muddy and were while we were there. Great wifi. Easy DirecTv set-up. All utilities worked well. The electric pedestal, water spigot and sewer connection are all together at the back of the site. The maximum stay is 21 days, but if space is available you can extend, but you must move to a different site. There is an RV dealer on site with a good supply of RV related goods and propane. - 15243
Dec 2016 - $40.00
This is a convenient park for visiting family or the S.F. area or an overnighter. The spaces are very tight and if your RV is over 30' you may have difficulty parking a toad or tow vehicle in the back-in spaces. However, you may stick out a little as the roads are wide. The hookups are behind your RV so you will need extra sewer hose and possibly water hose. We typically pull into another empty space when we leave to dump. Basically, this is a park of convenience and not a destination-park but we have frequently used it, especially over the holidays. - Hitch2go
Oct 2016 - $35.00
This Park is run by Alameda County - pretty much the only game in town so they do whatever they want, including but not limited to not enforcing rules®s, as stated on 3 pages given to us upon check-in. It states that only rigs 10 years or less were allowed-that's a joke. The first space they took us to was at the edge of the property where it smelled like urine, between 2 ancient jalopies, occupied by "interesting" characters. Not willing to stay there even 1 night, much less the 7 nights we booked and paid for, I ran to the check-in booth, requesting a better space, which thankfully they had available. Why on earth they would put us in such a terrible location when I had asked for a NICE one, being the number of days we wanted to stay and a stream of visitors we were expecting, is beyond comprehension. Oh - and both of the "characters" were there permanently and hadn't moved in months, although the rules state 14 days max or change location. No vehicle repair or washing on site - saw several of them, and even did it ourselves. Animals: providing proof of vaccinations and always on leashes - not so much either - including one breed not allowed - a Rottweiler! So I wonder what's the point of having all those rules, if NONE are enforced? Be aware that the Fairgrounds smell like horses - there's a race track, and other livestock when they have such events. And since there is almost no rain in that area, there is no grass to speak of - just dusty dirt. It seems most of the water hook-ups were leaking quite a bit. Upon notifying the attendants we were told that the park gets its water from an aquifer-not to worry about wasting water. - Chuck Brown