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Pleasanton, California

The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton, California



4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566
Phone: (925) 426-7600

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $50 5/2016

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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62 Reviews

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are tight, with the tow vehicles, the roads are tight. About half of the sites are accessed from the blind side. A $20 deposit is required to access the restrooms and laundry. Not worth the price. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
205
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

All time champion for being overpriced, and it's an additional whopper $20 deposit, if you need a bathhouse key; glad we didn't. Site not level. Hookups satisfactory. Wifi satisfactory. No cable. This place is Days Inn at Ritz Carlton prices. On the positive side, it was safe and quiet, and the camp host was friendly and helpful. County owned, and they aren't worried about competition. Had placed chemicals dangerous to dogs on grass, but check in staff did know of it; we were warned by some other campers. Suggest double checking directions to the park. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very small spaces and narrow lanes. It was extremely difficult to park the 5th wheel, and then there was hardly any space for the truck. We were so close, we couldn't open the awning all the way. Sites were gravel and poorly marked with chalk lines. If you choose 50 amp, you may be on the grassy pad in the first row that looks nicer. Utility poles are not well put together and poorly maintained. There are not a lot of options in the North Bay Area. We were here a week while visiting relatives. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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Site Number
157

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The major positive about this RV park is that, I believe, it's the nearest park to the East Bay area. The sites are very simple gravel/dirt with full hookups and wife. TV channels could be received through our antenna. The bathroom facilities were pretty large and well-maintained. The park is located in a fairly quiet area, though I did hear a train pass nearby at sometime.

Unfortunately, one of the nights we stayed there, our neighbors left a dog in their trailer and it barked most of the night. The Camp Host was situated quite far away near the entrance gate. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
139
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We parked in the 50 amp pull-thru sites. Our area was grassy. The 30 amp pull-thru sites are on asphalt. We did not have any problems with our site being level. The office staff is very friendly and they love dogs. The staff started handing out treats to the dogs while we were there and the office window became a popular stop for the dogs. I have felt very safe walking my dog at night. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Safeway, a grocery store, is located across from the fairgrounds. There are several restaurants in the same shopping center as well as CVS. The park is located near shopping and restaurants. Pleasanton is a very nice town. It is nearby a shopping mall as well as the BART system which takes you into San Francisco.

Dublin and Livermore are nearby towns that offer many restaurants and shopping. Sauced is a really good BBQ restaurant in Livermore.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week while we visited relatives. We had space #140, a 30amp back-in that was in a muddy (it rained almost every day we were there) dirt area - no grass or concrete. The layout of the spaces is VERY tight. There was barely any space between the back of our RV and the person who was backed in behind us. We had to purchase a sewer hose extension to reach the hookup for our site. The hookup locations are very odd.

It seemed that the people on either side of us were there long term as they were constantly in and out. The one on our left often had 3 vehicles parked in the space. If the space immediately to our left had not remained vacant while were there, I don't know how they would have fit all their cars. While we were there several other RVs tried to get into the space, but could not fit. Another RV tried to set up in a space 2 lots down, but couldn't reach the hookups.

There were a LOT of dogs. We could hear one barking inside the RV next to us each time his master left the area. Plus the dogs being walked morning and evening pee on EVERYTHING in sight, including RV wheels. We had to clean ours off a couple times - never saw who did it.

We realize the park is the only one in the area, and we were willing to deal with some of the issues. Overall it was a safe and convenient place to stay. NOTE: the park DOES NOT HAVE CABLE TV available. They have receptacles, but there is no service. We had tried to get service, but were told by a neighbor that there was no cable available. It seems a shame that a park like this does not offer it, even if they had to charge extra. Also, if you want to use the restrooms/showers, you have to pay a refundable $20 deposit per key. In our case we needed a boy's & a girl's key. We wanted to get an early start on our day of departure, but had to wait til the office opened at 8AM to get our money back. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
140
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is pretty much a parking lot with very tight sites. Utilities worked fine and the proximity to Bart trains very good. Good location for visiting San Francisco area. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Nice shopping and restaurants in Pleasanton and Dublin.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for a month between selling and buying homes in the area. Sites are very tight, landscaping is non-existent, pet areas are full of burrs and foxtails. If you check in after the office closes at 5 pm you will not have access to restrooms/showers/laundry. No tables, BBQ or much space between rigs for enjoying the outdoors. No weekly or monthly rates. Max 14 night stay w/o moving. Rates rise during fairground events. Do not stay here for enjoyment, only if you need to be in the area. We camped at The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
155
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Golfing, breweries, restaurants nearby

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 20

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $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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Review Count: 232
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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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