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Old 03-27-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,
We are looking for some suggestions for RV camping (30' Class A, towing a small car) around the San Fransisco area. We will be coming in from Bakersfield, making our way up to Santa Rosa and thought we would like to stay around the outskirts of the Bay area for a few days. We would like to avoid much of the downtown city traffic and look for something on the outskirts. Any suggestion? Thanks so much.
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Alameda Fairgrounds RV Park is where I stay when I want to visit the SF area.

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Thousand Trails and a couple three other CGs in Moran Hill area, if not to far south for you. About 20-25 miles south off San Jose.
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I've never stayed there, but I'd be inclined to recommend the Alameda Fairground as well, and then just drive to the BART light rail station and take the BART into the city. You really don't want to be crossing bridges if you can avoid it, plus parking in the city costs a bunch as well. So once you are in the city, use taxis or Uber to get around the longer distances, and you'll still break even

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FWIW....suggest you do a forum search on this subject. It has been discussed many times here in the past, and you should find some useful info from your search.

BTW, as a former, long time Bay Area resident, I can tell you that the city traffic is not so much the problem. It is the commute from and to an RV park located some distance from the City that you really, really need to consider. The commuter traffic, especially south toward Morgan Hill, can be brutal....and it's getting worse all the time (we were just there 4 weeks ago). Just something to consider in your plans if you are not familar with the area.
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I you are lucky enough to be an Elk, there are several Elks Lodges in near area that have camping. As said the commute hours are brutal. Check out RV Park Reviews.com for ideas and comments.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone, some very great ideas and information, to check out. Another questions, we have a small car we are towing, would it not be wise to drive this little car into the city? I have MS so it's not always easy to take a transit system unless they allow a scooter.

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I have driven into the city with my car every time I have gone there. When flying in I have rented cars to drive around SF. Parking will be expensive so be prepared.

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Petaluma KOA is nice

Depends on how far away you plan to be. This is about an hour from SF but we thought Petaluma KOA was very nice. If you have children, lots for them to do at the campground itself.

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There is an RV Park along I80 in Vallejo that we have used several times. If you don't want to drive into the city Vallejo has a ferry terminal and it is a pleasant ride to the fishermans warf area.
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We just left Marin Park RV in Greenbrae. Came in for a week, stayed for 15 days. This is the only park in the Bay Area I will ever use again. Over the years we've used 4 others. No comparison. The first day, we drove our CR-V in to SF. Next time we walked to the ferry by the RV park & took it over. Soooo much better! Not a park for families with kids.
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Try Pelican Point RV Resort, I have stayed there many times. Not too far from SF and other coastal sites. PS: I do not hang around the parks, so I could not comment on amenities. Just a place to park close to places to see. Good luck.
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Try Pelican Point RV Resort, I have stayed there many times. Not too far from SF and other coastal sites. PS: I do not hang around the parks, so I could not comment on amenities. Just a place to park close to places to see. Good luck. 2013 Palazzo 33.3
Sorry, forgot to tell you the city. Halfmoon Bay, Ca. Also there are some state RV parks in area as well, but you can't make reservations .
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