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Old 11-22-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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We will be in Sacramento early next fall to see friends and looking for a good campground close to Sacramento. Any suggestions in area or on the river. We will be traveling in a 40' Motorhome and pulling a jeep.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:20 AM   #2
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We will be in Sacramento early next fall to see friends and looking for a good campground close to Sacramento. Any suggestions in area or on the river. We will be traveling in a 40' Motorhome and pulling a jeep.
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It depends on how long you are staying and if you want to be in Sacramento...The cleanest and probably safest spot would be the Cal-Expo RV park. It is on the backside of CalExpo.
You can go outside Sacramento but then you may have a bit of a drive. There are a few KOAs in some of the outlying communities-West Sacramento is the closest but we have never stayed there. It is right off the freeway (aka noise). The one east in Placerville is farther out but not bad.
Probably one of my favorite is the Coloma Resort in Coloma.This is on the American River...but I have not been here in a long time.

There are also some campgrounds in the TT program around Sacramento if you belong to TT.

Good Luck...enjoy your visit.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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I agree that there is very limited options right in Sacramento. If you don't mind driving a bit then the Jackson Rancheria Casino has an excellent option or you could look at the 49er in Plymouth.
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We also liked Cal Expo RV Park. It's all paved, full HU, Very quiet at night, close to all in Sacramento.
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For Sacramento - Cal Expo is a good option. We stayed at a state park just south of Sacramento, Brannon Island I believe. Your moho maybe a bit too long.

Another wonderful option is Laguna del Sol - AANR park in Wilton, just SE of Sacramento. Wonderful park, however it is clothing optional.
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Cal Expo RV park -
Pro: really convenient if you want to stay in Sacramento. Endless amenities and services nearby. In front of 30 mile American River bike trail going from Old Sacramento to Folsom Lake. Even RV parts stores 3 miles away.
Con: not pretty, as its basically just a parking lot, lots of homeless folks along American River.

They hold many events there throughout the year, such as: music concerts, Horse races, 4th of July fireworks, monster truck events, motorcycle races on the mile horse race track, and the State Fair with fireworks at close of every evening while its going. All very loud if your not ready for it.
They, also, have Autorama, Outdoorsman, Craft Faire, Livestock shows, and RV Expo.
Here's their Home - Cal ExpoCal Expo so you can see about events of when your planning on being here.



1-2 hours away in an RV:

To the North: Camp Far West, Lake Oroville, Lake Collins.
To the West: Lake Solano campground(resident peacocks roaming about), numerous campgrounds at lake Berryessa.
To the South: Lake Amador, Lake Pardee.
To the East(in the Sierra Nevada mountains): Coloma, Jenkinson Lake, Ice House Resevoir, Union Valley Resevoir.



They are all near water. Even Cal Expo.

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Mark J is the best with some qualifications. Check out their website to view those. Having said that, we'll likely be spending next week at Expo (very convenient to great bike trails & a few other things we will be doing) and then on to Jackson Rancheria. JR is notoriously popular so reserve way ahead of time. If it fits your criteria (and you meet theirs) Mark J is the best in Sac.
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How safe is the area surrounding the Mark J park. We've stayed at Cal Expo, but this sounds like a nice alternative.
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How safe is the area surrounding the Mark J park. We've stayed at Cal Expo, but this sounds like a nice alternative.
It's a nice area, pretty safe area to walk about, but, there are trouble areas within a mile in the neighborhoods. JMO, it's easier to just drive. Lots of amenities around.

Madison Avenue is very busy. Posted speed is 45, but, plenty of drivers exceeding that on the 3 lanes each direction.
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Appreciate the quick response, thanks.
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How safe is the area surrounding the Mark J park. We've stayed at Cal Expo, but this sounds like a nice alternative.
When we stayed at Mark J about 2 years ago, I envisioned walking to In N Out for lunch. For me, no problem. With my wife, for me, a problem. But that, unfortunately, applies to the overwhelming majority of very nice RV parks we find ourselves in. We're currently at Premier in Redding. Previously on the bike ride I did yesterday, right out of this very nice facility, had a guy smoking dope waiting at the crosswalk. Two homeless types attempted to intimidate me at a different crosswalk at another time. Because of my background, I will go plenty of places where perhaps I shouldn't. But not with my wife. As suggested, drive the car. No problems. And, the management at Mark J . . . he keeps a very close eye on things. You might see the occasional derelict walk the sidewalk outside the park, but they would immediately be dealt with if they entered the park. As previously stated we plan on being at Expo tomorrow simply because it provides easy access for me to the Sac bike trail. But reviews of Expo warn of bike thefts in spite of their security and the abundance of homeless in the area.
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One other thing . . .
The sewer connectiions at Mark J. At the site we had, it was aways back. I definitely had to add at least one extension to my hose. (I carry 2.). A neighbor advised me to go to the local RV supply place a few miles away & purchase an adaptor. Definitely want to do that before you dump.
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We stayed at the KOA in West Sacramento a couple of years ago. Nice park with diesel close by.
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We wound up staying at Expo for 2 weeks. Lots of restaurants very close - hit Cheesecake Factory the first night. As mentioned before, my primary reason was to be able to hit the American River bike trail right from our RV site. Great trail, but lots of homeless along the trail heading in towards Sac. Main reason I'm posting this is to relate an incident at Expo. Seems 'adolescents' like to put the gravel from the roadway/pads down the sewer connections. Second time I dumped the tanks a geyser erupted from the two sites downstream from us. Blew my neoghbor's hose completely out of the dump because he had simple set it in. 'Soiled' the passenger side of our site & the other two. Expo staff addressed it quickly & efficiently. I was very glad that I make very sure our dump hoses are tightly secured before 'pulling the trigger'.
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