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Old 04-05-2015, 02:45 PM   #15
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Have also stayed at Marin RV Park as it is the closest to the Golden Gate. Very tight spaces and poor wifi when we were there, but as we were visiting family in Tiburon, the location was exceptional. And very very close to a Trader Joe's! Since there are no toll booths on the GG anymore, you will receive a bill to your home address within several weeks for the toll. Toll only applies to entering the City not exiting.

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Old 04-06-2015, 09:48 AM   #16
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Pelican Point, I believe, is the new park in the Half Moon Bay area that sounded great but has received only mediocre reviews. It looked to me to be a good access point for that section of the Bay Area. At some point I will give it a try. I'll be the first to state that the key to Marin Park is its location. The same park in, let's say, Redding, would be one I'd avoid. But given real estate values in its area . . . I was very pleased with the park. Also, after one drive over the GG, we used the ferry that is an easy walk from MPRV. And thanks for the tip about billing for crossing the bridge. I sure didn't see anything posted about that. In my previous life I might have questioned the legality of incurring a charge without prior notification.

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Old 04-06-2015, 09:54 AM   #17
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Just checked Pelican Point's reviews at RVParky. Sounds like my kinda place.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:10 AM   #18
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Pelican Point reviews have been pretty accurate, the biggest complaint has been with the staff. They are VERY adamant regarding the park rules and they demand assisting you in the parking of your RV. Like I said, I'm the type to use for a place to stay, not hang out. Nice short walk to a small beach from there and bike/walking trails around the beautiful hotel grounds next door. There is also a new park next to a British pub just before the turn for Pelican.Point. cameronsinn.com/lodging/rv-park-camp/
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:19 AM   #19
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Alameda County Fairgrounds and take BART from Pleasanton to SF.


As former East Bay resident, this is our destination to visit old friends. If we need the ocean, we head to Half Moon Bay State Park. SF Bay Area: Great place to visit.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:22 PM   #20
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As stated, I have not been to the park, but . . . I see way too many RV'ers that feel the provided campground rules are for everyone but them. I prefer a park that enforces its rules. As far as directing one to their site and helping one get into it ... We do our very best to stay at only the nicest RV facilities. Many provide such a service. One is Durango, where we were at on Good Friday. Once guided to the site, I politely told our guide that as much as I appreciated his assistance in placement within the site, my wife knows the idiosyncrasies of our coach & that I would be following her experienced guidance. Politely & remembering that I was their guest. He had no problem with that. Incidentally, at that same park, their provided paperwork clearly states that washing your rig is permissible if you check with the office. The office had a sign posted that said no washing of vehicles due to Ca's drought situation. Watched a guy in an expensive rig hose his down before departing. At the park I'm currently at, which used to provide an escort to the sites, during our last visit, water service was interrupted while a faucet was replaced that a guest hit pulling in. (If you saw where it is located you'd have wonder how.). Seems wise to me to protect the park equipment & enforce the rules for the enjoyment of all.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:18 AM   #21
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Chiming in, kinda late. We just moved out of our apartment in Alameda, and are currently full timing in our RV in the Bay Area for a few months until we hit the road. We've stayed at Marin RV Park, San Francisco RV Park (in pacifica), and Alameda County Fairgrounds. With a smaller rig, I'd suggest looking into Trailer Haven in San Leandro. We're in a 36 class A, so they don't have any spots for us, but it's in a nice neighborhood close to transit. Alameda fairgrounds in Pleasanton is a bit of a hike, both to BART and the city. Marin Park and SF RV Park are both pretty convenient for public transport and driving in. If you drive in, I'd suggest to be aware of commute times and avoid driving during those times unless you really like your car. I usually leave 9:30/10 and 2-3ish to beat the traffic. Evening commute usually clears up by 6:30/7, but my kiddos bedtime is 7, so I can't leave that late! All the parks I've mention are pretty typical of urban living- tight expensive spots.

I frequently take a stroller with me into the city, so BART and MUNI are very ADA compliant, but sometimes the elevators are located out of the way. Additionally, SF has a pee & poop problem and the elevators can smell like a restroom :(. Sorry, the city by the bay can be a bit gross. So while they are compliant with ADA, I would say that they were built when ADA Friendlyness wasn't a thing. Bottom line, taking a scooter into the city is possible, but you might enjoy yourself more if you drive.
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KOA near Atascadero on the coast is a nice location and you can get to all the interesting bay area spots from there as well as along the coast down to Santa Cruz and Monterey. I believe it is Castanoa KOA.
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Originally Posted by mikeh2obury View Post
KOA near Atascadero on the coast is a nice location and you can get to all the interesting bay area spots from there as well as along the coast down to Santa Cruz and Monterey. I believe it is Castanoa KOA.
Castanoa is a VERY nice place. And is quite pricey.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:36 PM   #24
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Anthony Chabot park is also an option.
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San Francisco Rv Resort is also a great option
They are at Pacifica, 20 minutes south of the centre of San Fran.
Have stayed at Marin and used all options to get around.
Pretty much only option from SFRv Resort is the toad
I'd stay there again - incredible views - Ocean View is the only non full hookup site they offer but your windscreen view is 240 degrees Pacific Ocean - I can nearly see Australia from there

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