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Old 07-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good CG in the Bay Area?
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:19 AM   #3
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There's a few within easy driving distance. We personally don't care for Caandlestick. It's just a concrete parking lot with very little room between units. With slides out it's not pleasant to sit out and be about a foot away from a sewer hose. The prices are pretty steep, but you're paying for the convenience of being close to downtown. Look in to see what others have to say, and see other places near there.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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You might consider this one: Contact Us. Pleasanton is about 35-40 miles from San Francisco and on the BART system. I have not stayed there but have heard good things about it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:55 PM   #5
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You might consider this one: Contact Us. Pleasanton is about 35-40 miles from San Francisco and on the BART system. I have not stayed there but have heard good things about it.

We have stayed there. It is a relatively small (maybe 30-35 spots) with some pull through a and is big rig friendly. A little shade, 30-50a and fairly level gravel pads. Very safe area and lots of grass. We actually stayed there while my wife recovered from knee surgery. There are VERY FEW places close to the City. You could also look into Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley. Probably 15 minutes closer to The City but can't handle larger rigs.
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Anybody tried either of the two RV parks near Vallejo? We stayed at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, drove the toad to Vallejo and took the 44 mph JetCat ferry to Fisherman's Warf and back. Made for a really enjoyable visit to SF...other than the long drive in the toad.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:30 PM   #7
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Napa Valley Expo gives you the best of both areas. Take your car to the Larkspur Ferry on the north side of bay and take the scenic ferry to Fisherman's Wharf.

We've taken a small van tour of the city leaving and returning from Fisherman's Wharf. Even our daughter who lives in the area was very impressed with the tour.

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I have stayed at Alameda Fairgrounds RV Park and truthfully you won't find anything better that is closer.

I have a 72 foot rig and they had a bunch of sites that would hold my rig PLUS room for the car. And you are not sitting on top of your neighbor.

Frankly if I find a place where they have me packed in like sardines, I pass. Not my cup of tea.

I would not hesitate staying there again when visiting the SF Bay area.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #9
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Try San Francisco RV Park. We have not stayed there but we did a drive thru a couple of years ago. I just checked out their website and they are rather spend, about $75 for view sites (no hookup) and $85 for interior sites with hookups. Ratings on posted on Yelp were 3 or 4 stars out of 5.

Also try Trailer Villa RV park in Redwood City. A little shabby but it was reasonable close for us to get into SF to sightsee. Also a little spendy but it is SF. We stayed there because we wanted to go to the Sunset Magazine headquarters and display gardens in Menlo Park - what a disappointment.

Previous poster Dr4film mentioned the Alameda Fairgrounds and personally I would give them a try before going to either of the ones I mentioned above. The reviews listed on RV Parke reviews were better than the two I listed.:
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We visit family in Hayward frequently and stay in Morgan Hill at Coyote Valley RV Park or Maple Valley RV Park.

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Further south, several nice parks on the Morgan hill area. We are thousand trail members and often use the thousand trails there.
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Hi slabman,
My vote is for the San Francisco RV Resort. We had an ocean front site with full hookups. Go to San Francisco RV Resort | Park your RV on the Cliffs overlooking the Pacific Coastline | Pacifica, California and check it out. Quick access to SF. FYI, there is handicap parking at the Alcatraz boat dock. There is also general covered parking along the Embarcadero. This CG is nothing to write home about. The spaces are very tight. However, there are too many positives to mention and that is why I recommend it.
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