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Old 07-14-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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My son is getting married in Sacramento in October.

We are driving the MH out from NJ and were looking for a campground. The reception is at the Courtyard D'oro on Front Street. Family is staying at the Embassy Suites.

The closest 'campground' seems to be the Welcome Grove RV Park and Motel which got some back reviews online. More of a mobile home park than a campground.

The KOA Sacramento West is supposed to only be 10 minutes away down I-80.

Just looking if anyone had any local knowledge or advice.

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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We sold our home of 25 years (near Sacramento) in 2009 to go full time but we still return to the area frequently.

We prefer to stay at Cal Expo fairgrounds. It is certainly NOT a destination resort but it offer 50 amp FHU in a spacious (gravel) area. It's only a short way from Old Town/Front Street... in fact, it's located about 200 yds from the American River Greenbelt and you can ride your bikes along a great 40 mile bike path if you're so inclined... and the path goes along the river to Old Town.

It's a great "base" with lots of room, pretty quiet, FHU and laundry plus very close to downtown and recreation opportunities.

On Edit: There are also about 10 fairly large, flat, concrete 50 amp FHU spots which we try to get when we're there.

Have a safe trip.


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Old 07-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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A bit farther away but nice - look around Auburn, Grass Valley
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We stopped overnight at the Sacramento KOA a couple three years ago. It was not good - old and badly in need of a complete facelift. It was supposedly just under new management at the time, so maybe improvements have been done...
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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We stayed at the KOA in June. We found it clean and quite satisfactory. It was just an overnight stop, so we didn't use many of the facilities. Seemed to be on the high side cost wise.

It is fairly handy to downtown but you would need a car.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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Cal Expo sounds like a good option.

If you are open to, Laguna del Sol is a wonderful clothing optional AANR park on the SE side of Sacramento. It is one of the nicest nude parks I know of. RV sites and all the amenities. It is not just a campground, it is a luxury resort.
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I have used the KOA and Cal Expo. The KOA has easier access to I80 but is slightly out of town. I think either should work okay for you.
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I live in Sacramento so don't have any first hand knowledge but here are a few links. Cal Expo is probably a safe bet. You might try yelp for reviews also.

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