18 Parks near West Sacramento, California
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We camp in a "Tear Drop style RV" only 15' long w/o toilet or shower and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area. Evidence this was once KOA; with A-Frame shape of office building and sites all crammed close together with about a 4' strip of grass between barely room for the small picnic table. It's an older park - we got lucky close to restroom with an asphalt pad while many others were on gravel - didn't need any blocks to level. Older shower / restroom facility but kept clean - looking at recent gallery of pictures on their web site, appears they "spruced up" the restroom/shower facility since we stayed their. I included our pictures and notice the apparent improved difference. Still don't know if they have the older fixtures and my comments were to improve by doing some painting and upgrading the fixtures, replacing the rubber floor mats, in and outside of shower stalls, adding conveniences of hooks and shelving for your stuff. The stalls are very tight 3', I think, and changing area same that includes a small stool. Sink and vanity area is roomy, but again no hooks or shelves to hold your stuff. Also appears they improved overall appearance of the park with added gravel and sprucing up - Park is in industrial area along side of freeway, but sound barrier wall kept noise at bay - newer shopping center complex close by [approx 3 mi] with Wal-Mart and Home Depot as anchor stores with many others. - dido
Sep 2016 - $51.00
At that price had modest expectations.
Leaking, low water pressure.
Virtually unusable WIFI.
Sewer connection 16' from my hookup. (had to use their dump station)
To top it off-- at 8:51am a guy with a LEAFBLOWER comes sauntering down the lane behind my rig, blows not leaves but DIRT into my bedroom window....then down the lane in front to leave a beautiful coat of dirt over the front half of my truck.
Would not return and certainly never recommend. - koviashuvik
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Convenient freeway access. But no freeway noise. Clean park. Staff was very helpful. My TV signal was weak. The splitter on the post was broken. - GerryBrown
Nov 2014 - $40.00
We came in for a short stay on a weekend with our 37 ft. 5th wheel and two small dogs. Knowing the park office was closed for the weekends, we called ahead and nice young lady took our info and explained the do-it-yourself check in system that was set up at the office. Upon arrival we noticed how close to town the park was and the level, paved aisle-ways of each row. Not a shred of grass in sight or a dog run, the pups would have to "ruff" it on the gravel rocks for a few days. The park itself was simple in its layout and live-in residents seemed friendly. Sights were level, easy alignment to back into, and RVs are parked on packed gravel with updated concrete patios. The traffic noise in the surrounding area was considerable but again, we were here on a weekend. This was a decent stop for a quick business trip. - RVLife4us
Jun 2012 - $15.00
As others have noted, it is a big shame on the capital of California that there is not one decent park in the entire area. All the parks are a compromise either in location, facilities or cost. This park is in an economically depressed area of West Sacramento with the potential for danger. WE have heard gun shots at night, we see gang members walking by at night and do not feel safe. We were parked in site 2 upon arrival and had our rear bedroom (escape hatch) window smashed by a rock throwing teenager. If you come here, do not allow them to place you in site 1, 2, 3 or anywhere against the west fence facing Glide Ave. Although they are larger sites and most often used for the larger motor homes and 5th Wheels you are seriously at risk for vandalism by teenagers who walk by every day to and from the high school south of here. Bicycles have been stolen at night inside the park, all personal belongings left outside are at risk of theft, and any bays left unlocked are at risk of being rifled. Teenagers wander around the area late at night looking for mischief. The owners have covered themselves for any liability in extensive legal language on the rental agreements. They refuse to take any precautionary steps like providing security or putting in taller fences to protect client vehicles. Emergency vehicles with siren noises are common in this area all hours of the day and night. There is no place to walk any dog except on busy Glide Ave which can be quite dangerous at night with traffic passing at high rates of speed. This park is not worthy of a city the size of Sacramento! The sad thing is there isn't anything any better. - ALFA Maytwins
Oct 2011 - $35.00
Stayed one night while in the Sacramento area. Easy to access, friendly staff. - TeamElk-Rib
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Do not even pull in to this campground. It's noisy at all hours of the night with motorcycles, loud cars, and fireworks. The homeless people wander through the park night and day digging in the dumpsters and stealing anything that's not locked. My daughter lost her bicycle. The Wi-Fi will not connect and only shows 1 bar when it shows anything. The only thing going for this park is friendly staff and the price. - possumtrotky
Jul 2011 - $25.00
Manager and Maintenance Man were great -- so helpful, friendly. Long-term and short-term/overnight sites. Close to light rail. Shadier in long-term area. Have just planted trees at sites in front. Nice laundry room. We felt safe as they personally checked out every vehicle coming into park. I didn't remember the rates - inexpensive. We will stay here whenever in Sacramento. - deb.williams
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We could not maneuver our 40' motorhome into this park. The manager called us earlier in the day and because we were arriving late (8pm), instructed us to make a "quick right" into the park. We had never stayed here before and came in from Consumnes River Blvd. Big mistake. The road is narrow and dark with low hanging branches all along the way. The 'quick right' was virtually impossible. A woman ran out to meet us and told us to continue another half mile to turn around to enter from the north. Even after doing that, our 20 year RVing experience told us the steep entrance road was too risky especially at night. We opted to dry camp overnight at a nearby Home Depot. - billandmemakes3
Jul 2014 - $25.00
Lots of space between camp sites. Most visitors stayed at least a few nights so not so much in and out activity which was nice. Lower level has well placed mature trees for good shading Delta breezes to cool off. Great view of river. Marina has small swimming area to dip. Office staff very helpful, accommodating and friendly, the type of people you always want to find at campgrounds/RV parks. Laundry on site (2 washers, 2 dryers). Wi-Fi spotty if far from marina office but it is free so sit yourself outside office on the deck to watch the sunset while you surf the net. Rate is unbeatable. $25 day is weekly rate. Convenient location to shopping for necessities (Nuggett food, Lowe’s, Target, Earth First). Lower level does not have sewer hook up. Four full bathrooms available, 3 keyed (pay $15 deposit), one available to EVERYONE so avoid that particular unit. Lower level entry a bit steep. Our site required two layers of levelers on one side. Most other sites used some kind of leveling adjustment as parking was on grass. Upper level in full sun and mostly permanent residents (some units very old). Ownership heavily waters during summer heat to cool down camp area. This created an ant invasion every watering. Some road noise from River Road but dies down at night time. We had extended stayed due to having business and family in the area. We would gladly return for shorter stays but no sewer hook up does gets old. There is dump station but you have to exit lower level, go down the road at least a mile to turn around, enter upper level camp area, then exit upper level, go down the road at least a mile to turn around around to come back to enter the lower level. - THTH
Jun 2013 - $35.00
Nice park you would never know its there. VERY close to downtown Sac- but far away. Check in is OK- Ft counter folks are kinda happy your there. Lots of shade/ weak wifi, but we have stayed here a few times, and keep coming back- Lots of shopping/food within a few miles. Old Sac, 10 min away. We will keep coming back. Fun to watch all the boat traffic on the river. - Tredguy
Jan 2017 - $40.00
Stayed during the International Sportsman's Expo in January of 2017. Basically we stayed near the main building so we were camping on blacktop. This campground is ideal if you are going to CalExpo (fairgrounds) or have business in the area. There's nothing quaint or fancy about it, but the showers and restroom facilities are spotless and there is no charge to use them for guests of the campground. I also thought that the WiFi was outstanding - I was watching Hulu from inside the trailer with no glitches whatsoever. So this is a solid campground for those who are in Sacramento on business. It's also fairly centrally located and Sacramento offers a ton of things to do. I love the Old Town area which isn't far at all. While we stayed there was a ridiculous wind storm and crazy rains and this made me happy that there weren't any trees to speak of hanging over the RVs. I also saw a dog area while I was there but ours wasn't with us so I didn't look carefully. Our site was right on a dip in the blacktop for drainage so I got to have my shoes washed while I got in and out of the truck, but this was a truly unusual storm so this isn't a normal occurrence. - Curbside Car Show Calendar
Oct 2016 - $32.00
This is our second stay at this centrally located Sacramento area park. The entrance, off of Ethan, is a bit hard to find the first time, get directions when making reservations (which are not always required). The park is close enough to the freeway for easy access to down town or the outlying areas, but far enough away that there is no traffic noise. There are two parking areas within the park - slightly sloping asphalt sites that face east and a relatively flat gravel area with most sites that face north to north east. Good WiFi. Most sites are pull thru. This park backs up to the American River Bike Trail so natural areas are close. Security and State Police drive thru the park frequently to ensure there are no issues. The locked (key required) combo shower/restrooms are clean and convenient. There is a fenced grass dog area. This park can be hot during the summer months with few slots that have any shade from the late afternoon sun. There are no tables or patios at the sites. There are a few month-long residents, but there is a 30 day / 60 day period stay limitation. Most of the residents we have seen during our two week stay have be in transit to locations in warmer areas.
For us this park is all about location (close to family, restaurants and Starbucks), solid power and good WiFi. - Nana_Grandpa
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is just a parking lot with hookups. The asphalt has a slope to it and the gravel lot is level. - Rich622
Apr 2008 - $32.00
This is an older park, but it is being maintained adequately. The campground host was very helpful. There is some disparity between the name in TrailerLife directory and the campground's website versus the park signage you actually will see when you drive up. Either it is *becoming* "Sacramento Shade RV Park", or it *used to be* called that, but as of today's date (4/2008) it is "Oak Haven RV Park". Although the park is close by the highway, the park is actually pretty quiet. VERY convenient access to downtown Sacramento, Old Town, and Arden Mall. This park seems oriented more to full-time residents than transient RV'ers. - JimF
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Sites are very tight. Freeway noise is loud. Staff was friendly. Restrooms were being remodeled. - kcp
Sep 2016 - $49.00
I will start off with a positive comment. This park was well kept and clean. Beyond that, our stay was the absolute worst during our 2 month, 7,000 mile vacation. The manager, and his staff were the most unprofessional we encountered and had the customer service skills of a box of hair.
There was a situation where we were treated very rudely by a cleaning staff member and we defended ourselves. Big mistake. Manager has a chip on his shoulder and escalated the situation instead of diffusing it. He was threatening, and refused to believe his cleaning person acted completely inappropriately to us. He stated several times that he backs his employees 100% and believed the story his staff member gave to him regarding our situation with her. I respect how he backs his employees, but he was too dim to realize that sometimes the staff is in the wrong.
Additionally, the park is not big-rig friendly. Curves are tight and permanent residents are allowed to park multiple cars on the street. Unfortunately we had a minor finder bender with a permanent resident upon leaving. Several permanent residents, the manager and staff blocked us on the street, pointing, staring and laughing at us as we waited on the police.
The place is right next to a very busy I-80 and noisy. The management is not pet-friendly in spite of allowing pets. We exceeded the pet limit, and management made it clear later that it was not acceptable for us, yet they allowed long term residents to exceed the limit with no repercussions.
Due to all the permanent residents, and the customer service skills of management and staff, the place feels like a trailer park and not a RV park. All that pales in comparison to the atrocious people running this place. I am not surprised at all to see all the many negative reviews regarding the staff. I'm also not surprised to see their rude replies to those who experienced this awful RV Resort and shared their reviews online. - kuppajoe
Sep 2016 - $49.00
First, I could never have parked my trailer without the very helpful assistance from the manager. We arrived after dark and the cramped quarters and lack of visibility made it very difficult for me to back my trailer safely. I'm sure the park was established when RV's weren't so large. Most of the spaces are occupied by long term residents. The two available spaces were very small. It is a nice looking park and work has been done and is continuing to improve the appearance of the park. - Watalotahui
Sep 2015 - $1.00
We actually didn't stay there. We were told by the Asst. Mgr. that it was first come first serve, no reservations. When we arrived the manager said they were full up. The manager was very nice and sorry about what we were told. Due to it being a gated park, we had to drive through to be let out the other side. Please note this park is not set up for large RV's even though the Asst. Mgr said it was. It is mostly filled with live ins and 1/2 the park is mobile homes. It is in a really bad neighborhood. - judyk
Aug 2009 - $33.00
This place is ok, sort of. It's one of the few places around so, any port in the storm. It's in a bad part of town but they do have a security gate. Mostly permanent residents with what seems to be a bunch of illegals right outside the gate milling around waiting for the bus. The office staff was nice to us. Our site was gravel but it was level. Showers were old but clean. Wi-Fi was good, fast and never dropped out. Camp here if you have business in the immediate area - -otherwise I'd suggest that you find another spot. - Jake67
Aug 2009 - $32.00
It was a pleasant surprise to find a park where we had adequate room to back into a space without fear of hitting anything. All hookups were in good condition. The Wi-Fi worked great. Spaces are rock with a concrete patio with table. It would be a little dusty for long term stays. Shade is only on long term sites. The people here were very nice. - The Alberts
Aug 2005 - $30.00
Nice park, great view of the mountain. Large spots. Easy access. - darthfadar
Sep 2011 - $25.00
This is a 55+ mobile home park that also rents RV sites. Very nice and quiet. Managers are very friendly though the site we were in was right up against the permanent mobile home next to us. If you like quiet, safe, reasonably priced ($175/wk), convenient location, this is the place to be. Downside, not much space for sitting out in front of RV. - DonnaandPete