The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds

     


Pleasanton, California
Phone: (925) 426-7600

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $30 2/2015


Latitude: 37.6645769770991
Longitude: -121.890154674019

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

50 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

durham4926

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Choose this park due to proximity to Almeda. 20 miles. Good for quick overnight or longer stay. Easy access and parking. Level site. Quiet with good access to utilities. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Convienience has its price and this campground is a good example of that. We stayed here five days because of a car show and other business we had going in the area and we will probably have to do it again sometime but there is certain things that could be cleaned up a little especially around the water hookup and dump areas. Parking is a disaster for your tow vehicle. If you are wanting to leave early the next morning it may not happen with the way people park there vehicles diagonally in front of their rigs. The whole park has a dumpy, pardon the expression, Trailer Trash appeal, mainly with the way its laid out more than what actually is parked in the spot. But with all being said it is quiet, feels safe, and is very convenient to the fairgrounds and Bay Area. I think the rates are about ten dollars to high but this is the Bay Area, with nowhere else to camp nearby, so there you have it. ENJOY!! We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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SeniorRVR

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

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The website makes this park sound really decent...it is anything but in fact we found it to be quite dumpy ...units are very close together ...grassy pull throughs are not level...no amenities...not even a picnic table..and if you want to use their bathrooms, showers you will each have to pay a $20 fee for a key...(is refundable) . Showers are tile but no hooks anywhere to hang clothes...no countertop at sinks or even a table to put hair products or appliances. Were lots of barking dogs..was not as the girl promised when we called to book. Payment in advance was demanded and when we got here and realized how bad it was they were quick to says we have a NO REFUND policy. Hope this will spare others some grief. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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JoeVinnie

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
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This is a decent spacious RV park that is very convenient to the Bay Area. The sites are grass. Since we had a 45' motorhome they gave us a double long site with plenty of room. It isn't a place to vacation, but a great place to stay a few nights while attending fairground events or just visiting friends or the area. The internet worked well, the office staff was friendly and efficient. We would certainly stay here again when traveling through Northern Cal. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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cdat

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived only find they had lost my reservation, although I had the confirmation from them on the day I had made the reservation. Could not get me a site at the fairgrounds due to being booked up. They did get me a site in the "new" rv park they have. What a dump, will not stay here again, full of long term residents, very run down and didn't look safe. Would let my wife outside after dark. Host was rude as could be, would not stay her again, I'd rather sleep at a walmart. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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arpijay

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Our pull-through grass site was really two back-in sites combined and was more than long enough for our 40 foot motor home with room left over to park our toad at either end. Sites were reasonably wide and level. Friendly staff and the park was very clean. No trees to block our satellite TV which was good because the number of broadcast channels is limited. Wi-Fi signal okay but on the slow side. Good Verizon 3G/4G signal. There are not a lot of RV parks to choose from near the Bay Area but this was a nice park that was very convenient for us to visit family. Would recommend that you make reservations as far in advance as possible since certain periods are blocked for fairground events. We would stay here again. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Few amenities but very good for what it is; an affordable stopover or base camp to explore the Bay Area. Level, gravel lot with FHU sites starting at $30 (30 amp 20x40' back-in). Clean and well maintained in a nice, quiet, safe area. Bathrooms are new, spacious, and spotless (there's a $20 deposit for each key card). Good WiFi but no cable or over-the-air network channels. Not sure what things are like when there's an event at the fairgrounds. Preference is given to vendors during the county fair, so you'll have a hard time getting in for 3 weeks in June/July. Enter at Gate 12 off Valley Ave. and drive past the North RV Campground, which is for campers with horses. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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feral cat

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
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We wanted to ride BART into the city from the Dublin/Pleasanton station. The station is about 4+ miles from the campground. We found the BART parking lot completely filled. Of course, one cannot park on the street. The person in the BART information booth said the parking lot is filled by commuters by 8 AM. Get the number of your parking space to pay at the station. If one finds a space, one cannot park an over-sized vehicle in the parking lot. My tow vehicle is too big by their standards. So one has the option of a cab or bus. Other reviews are accurate. The rating should not be over 5. The campground is tight, but made it with 38 footer. The area has a lack of modern campground competition. It has location and convenience. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Lizzy P

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We live nearby and needed to stay for a few days while we had work done on our house. We store our trailer at the fairgrounds storage lot so set up was real easy. There are both grass and gravel back-in and pull-thru spaces. The back-in spaces don't really have enough room to park a tow vehicle. The hookups can be in awkward places. The restroom/shower and laundry facility was just added about a year ago and is serviceable. As others state, this is just a place to stay if you need to be in the area. There are no weekly or monthly rates so it isn't cheap. Unlike others, we experienced difficulties with the camp host but they were eventually worked out with the fairgrounds management. It is not a horrible place by any means but it is also not very enjoyable. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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diceshooter60

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Location is the only reason to stay here. Gravel and odd hookups in the very back. $6 per night for the trailer, overflow moved to near the sat wagering. Cozy spots. Seemingly a lot of people pay the daily rate all month to stay. Would stay again, but only for location. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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ronboett

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rating is based solely on location. The sites are on old crumbling asphalt, poorly marked, with the utilities at the extreme rear of the site. Needed 35 ft of hose to reach the the sewer connection. In order to fit a 39 ft 5th wheel in the site, we had to park partially sideways to open the slides, since they have placed steel posts to protect the utilities. The good: quiet, close to shopping, freeways, and restaurants. Downtown Pleasanton has a terrific farmers market on Saturdays. You can walk over to the horse racetrack on the fairgrounds in the morning and watch the horses run and then have breakfast at the Horseman's Cafe. The staff was friendly and helpful. Not many choices in the Bay Area and this one is probably the best for us, since we have family close by. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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15243

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

As other reviewers have noted, this is the only choice for the area. On the plus side, it is a short drive to the BART or ACE stations for fast, easy and economical transportation to San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. It is usually very quiet, however, the tree trimmers were out this morning at 6:30 am. The sites are tight and close together. As is usually the case in these sort of campgrounds, some people think the rule that limits parking on the roadways doesn't apply to them. The roads are paved with adequate room to turn and maneuver. Overall, the campground is a parking lot with hookups close to BART. Beware the "on-site" camp store. I paid over $30 to refill a 30# propane tank. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Deck & Margot

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Location is the big plus for this park. It is the only RV park I know of within an hour's drive in any direction. We felt fortunate to be able to get in. The managers are incredibly nice and accommodating. The layout of spaces makes for a rather crowded park. Extra vehicles are parked on the sides of the road and in many cases extending into the road making for tight squeezes. It is not uncommon to see units waiting in the road for an opportunity to get by. The utilities are a big issue. The park is older and all hookups are at the very back of the space. Sewer and electric in some spaces are on the wrong sides and have to be run under the unit to connect. Be sure to bring extra hoses or ask about this when making a reservation. The park is quite clean and well maintained. For being so congested, it is also quiet in the evening. We will stay here again. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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DRFink

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

As other reviewers have noted, very tight sites, little room between sites. Had to have the person across from us move his truck to be able to back in. Basically a gravel parking lot with hook-ups. Good access to grocery stores and shopping in the area. WiFi was iffy at times, good Verizon signal. Laundry facilities inadequate for a park with this many short - medium term residents, several people were staying for a 2-6 month term. 4 washers (2 out of order), 3 dryers and very expensive to use. We will avoid staying here again if at all possible. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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linnemj

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I guess it is all about expectations. Having read previous reviews, this facility is just what we expected - a large parking lot with full hookups. The sites are fairly small with no privacy. The fairground personnel were helpful. The price was the best we could find in the area. It worked great for our purpose - taking the BART into San Francisco as tourists. A bonus was downtown Pleasanton which is a cute town with nice restaurants and shopping. You can walk through the fairgrounds to downtown. The BART station is a short drive away. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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