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The Fair Park RV - Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton, California


4501 Pleasanton Ave
Pleasanton, California 94566
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Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.66458
Longitude: -121.89015

Elevation: 337' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 60

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

The RV park is located within the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. The park has back-in and pull through full hook up sites. The driveways are asphalt and site pads are either grass or dirt/gravel. There's nothing special here but it's quiet with plenty of open space within the fairgrounds. There is WiFi which we found to be generally good and reliable. The bathrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. There's plenty of nearby shopping and there is a BART station not far away in Dublin. We paid $50.50 per night for a 50amp back-in site. 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
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Other reviewers have provided comments that I can second regarding side by side hooks, narrowness of sites, etc. Visually the "park" is a mess. They clearly do not enforce their 21 day max stay rule and many sites show "untidy" sites (and that is generous). The office staff was pleasant. It was quiet at night. I could only receive emails (not send) on their internet and have never encountered that before. Would we return, yes, reluctantly since it's the only game in town! 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 Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 265
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

The price I paid was left over from a prior cancellation, when you cancel they do not give you your money back rather they keep it as a future deposit for camping. I am getting used to the prices that some of these campgrounds are getting now so what i used to consider highway robbery it's getting to be pretty much the norm .I have reviewed this campground several times over the years but either I'm looking through it with different eyes or excepting the fact that what I considered dirt I'm now looking at it as clean dirt, lol.The campground has raised its prices that you don't see any riff-raff in here anymore they can't afford it. Although didn't use them the restrooms appeared clean . Even on a busy car show weekend the campground was not full which that surprised me but I think it has a lot to do with the price they charge, there is no weekly or monthly rate it's strictly a daily rate per night. The hook ups work fairly good which are all in back of whatever you are camping in. We will probably use this park again due to the fact of its convenience to the fairgrounds. 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
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Interior roads can be tight when this campground is full so be prepared for tight maneuvering. Shopping is nearby restaurants are not far off either there is a café on the fair grounds which serves breakfast and lunch which seems to be pretty good . There is a nine hole golf course in the center of the race track which is on the fairgrounds which is kind of fun to play if you don't get too serious.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

This is a county fairground park that has a section of the fairgrounds that provide a grassed area for many pull thru and back in sites with 30A and 50A with FHU available at grassed, level campsites. Check in is at a small office staffed by friendly people. Our reservation was waiting when we arrived with space already assigned. Sites are fairly close side to side, but my site was 80' long which provided space for my 40' Class A towing an 18' car hauler trailer with plenty of room to park my second vehicle in front with room to spare!!! Do not use a GPS direction because it will take you to the actual fairgrounds which is in a different location that the RV park. Locate Gate 12 off of Valley Ave. Water pressure was adequate. We did not use the park bathroom or showers so cannot review those facilities. Fee was $65/night for my long pull thru which is higher than I would want to spend, but for our purposes, the location was the key. Other parks in the area cannot support the length needed for my rig and RV parks are scarce in the Castro Valley, Pleasanton and Dublin areas. We would certainly return when in the area because of its location and length of pull thru sites. 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
120-133
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very tight spaces with little room to back in with a trailer, very tightly packed with many long time stays there. Quiet at night but we felt a bit unsafe. Stayed 2 nights only. 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 Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If at all possible stay somewhere else. There are not many choices in the greater bay area and most are full all the time with permanite residents

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Very tight spots with narrow roads where parking regulations are only a suggestion. Had 50A back in site where we had to park toad away from unit because there was no room for coach and toad. WiFi was iffy. They have another park on site that is used as a mobile home park for permanents. Have heard they will convert that to a real RV park which may provide the opportunity to provide significantly better sites. With that said, it's the only game around. 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in a 30 amp pull through site which is two back in sites back to back. The RV's are very close together and and the roads are tight because of all the cars and trucks squeezed amongst the RV's. We were surprised the rules regarding the age of the RV, no smoking in the park, storing junk around the RV's were not enforced giving the park a rundown look. We did notice the area where the 50 amp sites are neater looking due to newer motorhomes occupying the area. This is a good location near the bay area only to park the RV and sleep at night. In winter it is muddy due to mostly dirt and some gravel. As said in other reviews, it is not a scenic destination. The check in process was fast and efficient giving them a better rating for service. 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 Number
30 amp pull through
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

It's a parking lot with hook-ups, but everything works well and the staff is very nice. No issues with electric, water, or sewer. Wifi is the best I've ever seen in an rv park. Great location if you're attending an event at the fairgrounds or need to be in Pleasanton/Livermore. 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
144
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good location for the bay area as you are close to a freeway and Pleasanton has a BART station.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

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. 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
167
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping, fuel and restaurants are very close. BART train is only a couple of miles away and you can take it to travel to S.F.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 29

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

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. 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 Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery shopping nearby. A wide variety of restaurants available nearby. Downtown Pleasanton is a quaint area with unique shops and restaurants.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

No monies for bathroom key needed, seems to be a few people living here but no problems. The bathrooms are wonderful, just remodeled. 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
179
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

Ugly parking space for an RV, with full hookups. No view. Close to neighbors. If you want a pull through, what they give you is 2 sites. This is so not worth the price but it is basically the only place around, so take it or leave it. I think it was fairly level. 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
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you can find another spot, go there. However, this works for sleeping, which is all we needed it for. No picnic tables. No grass. No view.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

As others have said, it is basically a parking lot. Tight spaces and mostly dirt/gravel. 50 amp pull throughs had some grass. Laundry facilities were clean and reasonable. There is an RV store on site. Plenty of places to walk, and we even found a back entrance to the neighborhood next to the park so we could walk to downtown Pleasanton. They don't give any discounts for weekly or monthly. They also demand full payment at time of reservation. No refunds, but they will keep your unused days on record to use at a later date. Out of luck if you don't plan to return. We have family nearby, which would be the only reason to go back. 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 Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Pleasanton is a joy. The east bay area has anything you are looking for.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

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&regs, 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. 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 Number
122-135
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Directly across from the Fairgrounds is a big shopping center. Safeway gas station has Diesel. Chevron does NOT! If not attending an event - make sure to check if there is one scheduled! The Park will be mobbed and fills up fast!

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 13

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

We've stayed here before and for the price it's great. Very convenient to the freeways as well as a nearby BART station. Shopping right down the street. If there's an event going on it can be crowded and a little more difficult to get in and out of the park. Several long term that aren't too nice looking but generally it's a great place if you're visiting the Bay Area. Wifi works great but no cable TV and we had a hard time getting local stations with aerial. You can't beat the price! Staff is very responsive to any concerns, too! 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
156
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Pleasanton has some great shops and quaint ambiance!

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