Pleasanton, California

The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton, California



Pleasanton, California
Phone: (925) 426-7600

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $50 5/2015

Latitude: 37.6645769770991
Longitude: -121.890154674019

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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 no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • 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

54 Reviews

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Nevadatude

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. The restrooms were spotless. What a great concept to use the fairgrounds for RVers. There is a $20 deposit for the electronic door to the bathroom, which was promptly refunded. This was our Bay Area base camp. The sites are quite simple, yet have full hook-ups. BART is about 5 miles away, so we got to visit downtown SF with no problem. There are several golf courses nearby at reasonable mid-week rates. We got a kick out of playing the executive course which is in the middle of a horse racing track...brilliant. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Golfing, breweries, restaurants nearby

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4ofus

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $50.00
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Positives=Location of Park, Location of Dumpsters, Proximity to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system)& Friendly personnel

Negatives= Has a long list of rules & regulations that ARE NOT enforced. Cars & Trucks are parked every which way on the roads creating maneuvering problems (especially for big rigs)

Grounds are not maintained, weeds, grassy areas are not cut

Recommended dog areas are full of stickers hurting dog paws

We were there for several days and lost electricity twice. Solution was to jiggle or use neighbors 50 AMP service.

Sites are very close together & far from being level..... We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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ronboett

Review Count: 105
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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Located on the grounds of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, this park is the best choice in the area. The staff and workampers are friendly, helpful and the park is very quiet at night. Utilities are all placed at the rear of the back in site, which makes for a very long sewer hose-30 plus feet! I'm sure that the RV store next door will be happy to sell you more sewer hose, as they did last time we were here. My slide is only 4 1/2ft from our neighbor's slide. Only 30amp at this site. Clear sky for sat dish. The plusses are location, location. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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durham4926

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

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $30.00
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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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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $45.00
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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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cdat

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $36.00
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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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JoeVinnie

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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SeniorRVR

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

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $50.00
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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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Southwest RV'r

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
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Very quaint small city for California. The RV park is basically a parking lot with hookups. Some spaces have grass and some don't. This is a good overnighter providing you know a couple of things.

1-The park is not at the listed address because it is a fairgrounds. You have to take city streets around the fairgrounds to the entrance to the RV park (Gate 12).

2-Be sure to get to the park before 5 PM, if you want to use the bathrooms/showers before 8 AM the next morning. Bathrooms/showers take a card key that you must put a $20 cash deposit down for, and at 5 PM the office is closed.

No cable TV but we got several local channels with our antenna....some Spanish and some Asian.

For the area, the price is reasonable, and we would stay again knowing now what we learned from staying here. 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: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $56.00
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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: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
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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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Lizzy P

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

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $50.00
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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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feral cat

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $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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diceshooter60

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
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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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15243

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $35.00
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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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