Sonora, California

Mother Lode Fairgrounds

Sonora, California



Sonora, California
Phone: (209) 532-7428

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $30 9/2011

Latitude: 37.979345
Longitude: -120.388591

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 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 no
  • $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 yes
  • 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

9 Reviews

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jlms

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Access to locked restrooms/showers is by keypad. If you arrive when the office is closed, there may not be anyone there to give you the code, and there is no phone number to call. Campground host was not there the whole weekend we stayed, but the maintenance crew happened to be working Sat. morning, and they were able to help. (We were told by another camper that the host hadn't been there during his previous visit either.) We called the next time we planned to stay to ask for the code or a phone number and were told to use the facilities in our RV. Won't stay there again despite it being a fairly nice and convenient place. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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lmg

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Open field camping with some shade in selected sites. Level and easy to maneuver for big rigs. Clean bathhouses. We had full hookups with 50 amp and partial shade. Perfectly good place to stay and convenient to the Sonora Twain Harte area. About an hour and 40 minute drive to Yosemite. Will stay here again. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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joe4golf

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The good news, the new bathrooms are done. The bad news, they still are not being cleaned. We were here for over a week the grass hasn’t been mowed the bathrooms were not cleaned. They still don’t have Wi-Fi and the price has been raised to $30 per night with no discounts for week stays or Good Sam or anything. Not sure how often we will stay here in the future. To bad that this great community asset is not being utilized. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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User817

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

These fairgrounds are a very well kept secret. The sites are on grass and fairly level, not much to get it level. Beautiful mature shade trees, it was a park setting. Except for a couple other RV's we had the place to ourselves. There are brand new restrooms and showers that are very nice. Very big rig friendly and it sure beats the other RV parks in the area for price and space for big rigs. We will return next time we are visiting the gold country. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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joe4golf

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The new restroom is under construction but the old one is in worse shape than ever. The grass sites are starting to wear out with ruts, and the sewer opening was full of earwigs so bring so spray to keep them out of your rig. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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joe4golf

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been here several times but this is the first time in the winter. The paved sites around the perimeter were fine but after all the rain I wouldn't want to try the grass sites as they are very slick and muddy. Still this is the best deal in the area, and the new restrooms should be built this summer. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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zigzag

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The office is only open Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm. There is a campground host located at the far end by the restrooms. They do not take reservations (except for groups); it's first come first serve, but the host said that they never fill up. The front gate is always open with a pay envelope slot for cash or check. It was $25 for full hookups, $5 for only the dump station. Tent sites were $20. Pull through and back in sites were semi-level, on grass and dirt, some with shade trees. The restrooms were very old and require a entry code that you obtain at the office or from the host. Since this is a County Fairground you will get flies from the various animals. There is no security, and anyone can come in through the open gate. We did not have any problems but we thought it best to park next to three other RV's that were there. Very quiet at night. I couldn't find another RV Park in Sonora so this is it. We stayed one night as we were visiting friends in town. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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joe4golf

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here last year and gave it an 8. However the restrooms are in even worse shape, and the rate has been raised from $20 to $25. This place is still very convenient and we will stay here again. Hopefully, someday they will fix the restrooms. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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joe4golf

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Older restrooms keep this old fairgrounds site from getting a higher rating, but this is the best kept secret in the Mother lode. You can walk to downtown Sonora or across the street to a great barbecue place. You can not find a more centrally located spot to visit the caves, wineries, Big Trees and Yosemite than Sonora. We camped at Mother Lode Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

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