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California Camping Guides: San Francisco Region

The East Bay of California may be the state’s most underrated camping region. Give yourself time to enjoy some of the amazing sights in this beautiful part of the Golden State.


Beach south of Half Moon Bay (Half Moon Bay, https://www.flickr.com/photos/livenature/)

Pillar Point RV Park

Half Moon Bay is perhaps the East Bay Regions most beautiful area, making this campground a must-visit for beach and nature lovers.

Location:

The location of Pillar Point is what makes this campground so enticing. It’s found on the beach, only a few miles from restaurants, shops, and the Pillar Point Harbor. Exploring the beautiful beaches in undoubtedly the focus of Half Moon Bay. Check out Pescadero Beach for its great view, Naples Beach to escape the crowds, and Mavericks to watch brave surfers take on the legendary big waves.

Amenities:

Pillar Point RV Park provides some great amenities catering to RV campers available year-round.

  • Bike Rentals: Hop on a bike and explore the beautiful California Coastline.
  • Convenience Store: Grab drinks, snacks, or any last minute supplies you may have forgotten here.
  • Restroom/Showers: Enjoy a hot shower when the cool breeze kicks in.
  • Beach Access: This campground is located right on the beach, offering some spectacular views.

Accommodation:

This is an RV campground only, with full ocean views and partial ocean views available. The maximum length of the ocean view RVs are 40 feet, and the partial view RVs are 36 feet. Full hookups are provided with water, electricity, sewage, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Daily rates go from $70 for ocean views, and $55 for partial views. Monthly rates are a flat $1,100.

Visit http://newradio.com/pillarpointrvpark for more information.

Golden Gate Bridge (Golden Gate Bridge, https://www.flickr.com/photos/suckamc/)

Novato RV Park

Novato RV Park is a great option for those wanting to relax in nature and explore the East Bay.

Location:

This campground is located in Novato, CA, close to some of California's most iconic sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the Space Station Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of space travel. Golf Lovers should visit the Indian Valley Golf Course to play a round or two.

Amenities:

Novato RV Park has everything needed to make your camping experience a comfortable one.

  • Full Hookups: 30/50 amp services are available.
  • Laundry Room: Don't worry about under packing, this campground has laundry rooms on site.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Free internet access is available through the campground.
  • Swimming Pool: The swimming pool is seasonal, so enjoy taking a dip on those hot summer days.
  • Pet-Friendly: Bring your pets and relax thanks to Novato RV Parks pet-friendly policy.

Accommodation:

Novato RV Park is another RV only campground that provides full hookups to campers. Daily rates start at $72.50, weekly rates start at $391.50, and a months stay runs from $975 to $1,500, depending on the time of year.

Visit http://novatorvpark.com/ for more information.

Sunset - Shell Ridge (Walnut Creek Hills, https://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/)

San Francisco/North Petaluma KOA

Consistently rated as one of the top RV parks in the nation, San Francisco/North Petaluma KOA is a must visit for anyone looking to stay in the San Francisco/East Bay Region.

Location:

This campground is close to many attractions that are worth a visit. Go on a wine country tour, play a round on one of the many golf courses, explore beautiful San Francisco, and relax all day on the beach.

Amenities:

SF/North Petaluma KOA has some fantastic amenities that cater towards both tent and RV campers.

  • Swimming Pool: Taking a dip is the perfect way to relax on a hot summer day.
  • Hot Tub/Sauna: On cold days, relax inside the hot tub and sauna.
  • Firewood: There's no need to search for firewood, the campground has all that you will need for sale.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Access to internet is free here.
  • Tour Shuttles: KOA provides tour shuttles to different areas of the East Bay including San Francisco and Napa Valley.

Accommodation:

KOA campground is perfect for all types of campers, and there are many different options to suit different needs.

  • Tent Sites: There are 4 different tent sites options. Sites with water only, and water and electricity are available. Rates start at $39.50 per day without electricity, and $41 per day with electricity included.
  • RV Sites: There are 9 different RV site options ranging from full hookup sites with cable to no hookups. Rates run from $39.50 to $65 a day, depending on your site choice.
  • Cabin Sites: Those wishing to sleep in a more luxurious setting may want to consider the cabin accommodation. These cabins are suited for up to 6 people and are equipped with beds, partial kitchens, and bathrooms. The most basic cabins will cost you $65 a night. The larger and more luxurious cabins cost $145 a night.

Visit http://koa.com/campgrounds/san-francisco/ for more information.