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Old 05-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Candlestick rv park, San Francisco

Anyone stayed there? What do you think?

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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We stayed there last year. It's basically a parking lot, not too many people there when we were there seemed like it could get kinda tight. It's across the street from the stadium. Nice location if you want to visit downtown sites.

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Agree with post #2, a huge paved parking lot. But, if you need access to the "city" and just want to sleep there in your rv, it is OK. Certainly not a place to put out the lawn chairs and take in the scenery.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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Check out San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica.


It is crowded there to, but if you can get an ocean view site, it's a $1M view.

Santa Cruz Harbor is another one, but farther away. We liked the harbor view.


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Old 05-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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If your goal is to have a nice park to return to after a day of sight seeing in the city, I would recommend the Fair Park RV in Pleasanton Home It is about 3 miles from a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station that will take you right into the city, so you can avoid the hassle of driving and parking in the city. Also SF can be on the cool side during the summer, and Pleasanton is on the east side of the Hayward hills and gets much warmer.
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It's funny now, but wasn't at the time . . .
About a decade ago we stayed at Candlestick. After setting up, walked up to check out the laundry facilities. A very nice, very distraught young couple from Utah warned us not to venture out at night because the neighborhood was horrible. Cars racing the streets and gun play all night. We heard it after dark ourselves. Next day moved to Pacifica. Lucked out with a nice ocean view site that had a site next us that could not be occupied, so what would have been a very tight squeeze was okay. Last time we were in the Bay Area, we stayed at a park in Vallejo. I'm still looking for an acceptable place to stay.

By the way, all the criminal activity at Candlestick . . . We later found out what we were hearing was the filming of a Spike Lee movie.
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We stayed there a few years ago. Just fine for a place to sleep. Shuttle to town runs on a regular basis and is a handy way to get to town.

Look at a map before you blindly follow your GPS. Mine took me right through downtown and tried to get me to go up a vertical street about 3 feet wide.
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Ditto on the GPS warning, traveling through town to the park. Reminded me of an old drive in movie theater.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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We stayed there a few years ago. Park itself is nothing to write home about I agree, however the park owners provided a shuttle to downtown $$$ and also a pickup service when you reserved it. That was worth it all. We were not there to enjoy the RV park, but there to experience SF. It does have a nice park next door for walking and enjoying the sunset over the water if you are not too tired after the SF experiences.
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For what is worth the Fair Park RV in Pleasanton as mentioned above is not much better and they gouge you $$$. It also is nothing more than a asphalt lot with a few grass strips. When the fair, car show or other major events are in town they will drastically raise the rent because they can get away with it. And yes it's warmer over here (Yes I live in livermore and work in Pleasanton) but in the summer months it can be a blister here, much cooler on the other side of the bay in summer. Personally i would not recommend it to anyone, but as it's the only park in the region (literally) it might be an only option.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Consensus seems to be to stay on the outskirts and visit from there from nicer parks. Few years back, with a smaller coach, we stayed at a park in Vallejo. While there, we visited Travis AFB in the Vacaville area, which has a couple of parks. At my urging, my daughter and her young family did the reverse. Used Vacaville as a home base to visit the Bay Area. Seems like they had some commuter traffic to contend with, but they and their toy-hauler liked the park and community.
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I used to windsurf there fairly often. My wife refused to go there with me because she did not feel safe even during the day. It gets worse at night. 'nuf said?
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #13
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We stayed at the Fair Park RV in Pleasanton in September of 2011. Found the hosts very nice and the park was very good for seeing San Fran. The BART is close by and they even have a Cheesecake factory near by. Takes a little while to get to Fisherman's Warf but it is all an experience. Also easy to get to other areas while staying there. Yes it is a big parking area with grass but you aren't there to sit in your camper you are visiting San Fran and the area. I would not hesitate to stay at Fair Park RV.

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