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Old 01-09-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Need overnight stay in/around San Francisco

HELP !!!! PLEASE
We are heading South out of Olympia WA. heading to San Diego. We have mapped out the trip and we need a 1 night stay over in the San Francisco/ Pacifica area. SF RV resort wants $ 65 for 1 night with no hook up.
Does anyone know of some place in that area that is safe. We don't need to hook up as we will have water and dry camping is ok for 1 night. The next day we will be in Pismo Beach for 3 nights.
Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Please do not suggest Candlestick parking lot. We are both California natives and know that neighborhood.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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As long as you are running like the wind, you could stay at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa...or blow on thru SF to Betabel RV Park just south of Gilroy. Both are on Hwy 101.
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An hour further south on 101 is a Camping World. They let us leave our coach in their lot overnight.

13575 Sycamore Ave, San Martin, CA 95046

(800) 782-0061
You can see their store from the highway.
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HELP !!!! PLEASE
We are heading South out of Olympia WA. heading to San Diego. We have mapped out the trip and we need a 1 night stay over in the San Francisco/ Pacifica area. SF RV resort wants $ 65 for 1 night with no hook up.
Does anyone know of some place in that area that is safe. We don't need to hook up as we will have water and dry camping is ok for 1 night. The next day we will be in Pismo Beach for 3 nights.
Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Please do not suggest Candlestick parking lot. We are both California natives and know that neighborhood.
Thank you
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you don't say what your proposed route is.
we use this allstays website extensively to find free overnight places to park that welcome rvs.
allstays is free to use and is kept up to date by users.
per allstays, most of the walmarts in that area do not allow overnight parking. per allstays, the stores in willows, clearlake, ukiah, tracy, gilroy and los banos do welcome rvs.
there are numerous truckstops and highway rest stops in the area.
some cal state parks have what they call ''enroute campsites''. i listed that website too.

http://www.allstays.com/c/walmart-ca...ations-map.htm

http://www.fmca.com/motorhome/motorh...t-parking.html

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21687
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I don't think that the Gilroy WM permits overnighting. The CW suggestion is a good one and about the only overnight spot of which I am aware between SF and Gilroy. The only truckstop I know about on this route is just south of King City, the Wildhorse, and you could overnight there but it is about 50 miles south of Salinas.

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Agreed, if coming down 101 stay at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa or Napa Valley Expo.
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Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We stayed there and big rigs were not a problem. Not much more than a field but had sewer, etc.. but nice safe spot and close to the Cheese Cake Factory)
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We are not exactly running. We will average 240 miles a day but will take 9 days to get there. We drive 2 rest 3 with layovers in Eureka, Ca and Pismo Beach.
Know the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds very well, grew up in Sonoma County
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Here's one in Rohnert Park, just south of Santa Rosa Wine Country RV Park We stayed there last year, but it's a small park and pretty cramped unless you have a small unit.

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We are not exactly running. We will average 240 miles a day but will take 9 days to get there. We drive 2 rest 3 with layovers in Eureka, Ca and Pismo Beach.
Know the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds very well, grew up in Sonoma County
Thanks for the advice
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If you don't mind driving a bit farther than Gilroy, there's a KOA at Moss Landing. A couple of great restaurants there as well. I think they will also allow you to overnight in the harbor parking lot. There's also a Wally World in Seaside, and Leguna Seca County Park is nice... And cheap
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There is a beautiful park half a block from the beach in Halfmoon Bay, call Pelican Point. We stayed 2 nights, and rode bicycles downtown (couple miles). I will warn you ahead of time, the manager is usually the biggest jerk you will ever come across. So if you can bit your tongue, you will enjoy the area.

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