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Old 11-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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Campground close to San Francisco, CA

In the Spring, we are planning to drive Hwy 1 along the coast of California. On our list to see is Alcatraz & a few sites in San Francisco. Looking for suggestions for campgrounds near San Francisco and public transportation into the city.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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We made that trip in '06 and stayed at an RV park in Pacifica right on the ocean. For all I know, it's fallen off into the ocean by now, but it was a fantastic (and $$$) place. Another plus was its proximity to a BART station. At that time it was called San Francisco RV resort.

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Old 11-03-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
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We stayed at Candlestick RV park several years ago, and loved it.

Clean, paved, all the amenities, as well as walled, gated, locked, and secure.

We chose this campground because they have a shuttle into the city. Took the hop on, hop off trolley around to see the sights, and it was perfect for us.

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:04 AM   #4
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We stayed at Marin RV Park a few years back. Nothing to write home about, but clean and nicely located close to the Larkspur Ferry which accesses downtown San Francisco in about 30 minutes. Takes you right past San Quentin and Alcatraz en route! Fine for a 2-3 day visit.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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We have stayed in Pacifica. Not done the Candlestick, not too fond of the neighborhood directly west.

There is another location in South San Francisco:

We have not tried that one yet either.

There is another alternative in the East Bay, close to the Castro Valley BART. Lake Chabot: Lake Chabot Regional Park

I have a blog post about our most recent stay there: A few days in San Francisco | CasaRodante - Our House on Wheels
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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Unhappy Rv parks in Texas..

Sorry for getting in on this topic of California. But I am new at this forum, and I can not seem to find where do I go to start a thread. But my question is has anyone been to San Luis Pass county Park in Texas? Its in Freeport TX..

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #7
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We stayed at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, about 35 miles southeast of the city. There is a BART station nearby. Nice campground. very relaxing. And Pleasanton is a sweet little town.

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Old 11-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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We had a very bad experience at the San Francisco RV resort in Pacifica. The electrical situation there is very dodgy. We fried a very expensive surge protector on one of their many corroded electrical hookups. You'll also likely get a lot of salt sea spray and/or heavy salt fog since they are right on the Pacific Ocean.

We very much prefer the Trailer Villa RV Park in Redwood City. It is on the edge of the much quieter SF Bay. The three rows of transient RV spaces are two or three years old and the private bathroom/shower rooms are new and very clean. Trailer Villa RV Park - Home
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:38 AM   #9
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Another vote for Marin RV Park

Stayed at Marin RV Park last month, the same place that TinTin listed the link for above. Drive into city not bad from there, you cross the Golden Gate, but we also rode the ferry. Ferry terminal is very close by, about a 10 minute walk from the campground, price is right and the views are great. Highly recommend it.

Nothing fancy about this place, you park on gravel, the center drive is asphalt. It's clean, staff was helpful and seemed well run. Stayed there 4 days. A marshland park that goes next to the bay is behind it so lots of room to exercise a pet if you have one. There were a couple other places nearby but from what I saw, I'm glad we chose this one over the others. Would definitely stay there again.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:21 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone for the sites for San Francisco--this is a wonderful resource for travel information. Plan to try Marvin RV Park.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #11
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Any chance there is a fam camp at any of the installations in the Bay Area?

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Old 11-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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RV Park Near San Francisco

I recently stayed at the Golden Gate RV Park. It is just across the bay from San Francisco, near the ferry and the Golden Gate Bridge. I think it was around $50/night. It is clean and cared for but caters to folks who live there in their RV. The residents are nice and helpful. It is next to a wildlife preserve so there's a nice place to take a walk with or without a dog. There is no pool but they have restrooms with showers and a laundry room. If you decide to stay there, show up in the morning or early afternoon. When the residents are home in the evening it can be difficult to back into a space due to all the vehicles parked along the road.
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I haven't been to any of them, but I'm originally from San Francisco. I'd go for the camp ground in Marin. The ferry ride is phenomenal. Years ago on a New Year's Eve, I took my two young daughters to Sausalito and we took a ferry ride. We were the only ones on the ferry. It was amazing.
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Check out Pomo Campground in Ft Bragg. My favorite great private sites and a great area to explore.

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