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Old 07-22-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question RV campgrounds around San Francisco

Does anyone know of good RV parks around San Francisco, CA that will accommodate a 40 ft motor coach and full size pickup truck? The closest State and Military Parks seem to be 1 1/2 - 2 hours away, and the private owned RV parks all look like parking lots where reviews say you may not have enough room to open slide-outs.
San Francisco RV Park is close to San Francisco and has the possibility of a beautiful view if you pay a higher rate, but is very cramped. I have seen Candlestick RV park, and Treasure Island RV park, which are both right in San Francisco, but theirs no view and once again they are very cramped.
We need 50amp electric, and full hook up for six nights in late June of next year.
We finally found a KOA camp ground in Petaluma,CA which is about an hour to the North and is acceptable in every regard, but very expensive at $120 per night.
We are going to visit the Robert Mondavi Winery, and one of the Redwood Forest, besides spending three days touring San Francisco.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:11 PM   #2
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How important are amenities and ambiance? If you're only there to sleep and don't mind a gravel lot then you might check out the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, a little north of Petaluma. We stay there when we visit our son who lives in the area. We are only there to sleep at night so the gravel lot is fine. We have a 36' FW we tow with a Volvo semi. Plenty of length. Some spaces are close, but it's usually pretty empty so you can park with an empty site on each side.
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Petaluma KOA.Nice place with enough sites to take any size unit.We stayed there two years ago.Nice drive into the bay.Good place to base and drive any direction.
We didn't pay near that amount.
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There are two places in Napa, that can fit your setup.
Napa Valley Expo is near downtown and is a traditional RV park.
Skyline Park is a rural campground just outside the city limits. It's next to vineyards.
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We are currently staying at Haif Moon Bay State Beach. 40' rv spaces plus separate truck pad. Electric only but dump and fill a ailable at park entrance. Flush toilets and showers. $50/night. Not in SF not a long drive over the mountain from San Mateo. Beach access and a view of the whales in the surf right from your campsite.
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rv park near sf

Have you looked into Olema rv park 1800 655 2267. near point rays
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Have you looked into Olema rv park 1800 655 2267. near point rays
it's a slow drive to SF or Napa Valley. not exactly great for day trips.
it is great for trips to Bolinas and Pt. Reyes.
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If you don't mind a bit of a drive look into the State parks and RV campgrounds look around Bodega Bay and Dillion beach. Just be prepared for wind. The closer you are to S.F. the more you are going to pay and like you said be packed in there. These are west of Petaluma. I grew up in Sonoma and use to go there as a kid on day trips. My brother and his daughters goes there to camp on weekends and loves it there.
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I have used Pacifica. It is a parking lot, buts it's right on the ocean. Bring a jacket. Will handle big units.
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I grew up in Sonoma and use to go there as a kid on day trips. My brother and his daughters goes there to camp on weekends and loves it there.
i also grew up in Sonoma Valley. great place and still has retained its charm and small town atmosphere.
i lived there in the 60's and 70's and very little has changed there. which is amazing considering where it's located.

Napa Valley on the other hand, is much different now, compared to when i was a kid.
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