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“No frills great location!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cal Expo RV Park

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Cal Expo RV Park
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1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA   |  
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“No frills great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I stayed her in a 5th Wheel. We were in town for surgery and apps at UC Davis. I spent most of the time alone, so I was interested in safety and location. I was also driving and wanted a location that was easy access from the Freeway.

Everything you could want is close! The office staff are outstanding. They were so helpful and nice! They told me about a company that delivers propane! I can't remember the name but what a great guy. He came out as scheduled and didn't charge much more then if I had gone to get the propane myself.

The park is slanted and you might need to level more then normal. The new area of the park is for larger units. It is not paved but might be more level. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask me questions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This park is located at the Cal Expo fairgrounds, so is very close to virtually *everything* in downtown Sacramento.

However, it's essentially a great big parking lot!

There are two sections to stay in - one is gravel, one is paved. When I was reading reviews on RV websites, I read a few comments that the paved lot was not level, so we booked a spot in the gravel section. Well, that was technically true . . . the paved area does slope a bit but any modern RV with jacks should not have a problem getting level.

Trees are in short supply, although you can see some from the campsites. The paved section does have a few, but the spaces are shorter and narrower in that section. Our space in the gravel section was about 50 feet long and was plenty wide. There is no grass, and no picnic tables.

All sites have water, sewer and cable. Our site had 50 amps but I don't know if they all do. I got the impression that the paved section was older so it's possible it might have only 30 amps. Next to the office there is a laundry room although we didn't use it, and I think there are showers.

If all this sounds rather grim, it wasn't. It's just sparse.
It's not a resort!

Everything is quite tidy and the office folks (who live onsite in a motorhome) were friendly and helpful. The RV park backs up to the racetrack, and we were able to watch the "jiggy-joggers" (otherwise known as harness horses!) work in the mornings. The far side of the park abuts the river with walking trails and doggie areas.

There are huge streetlights that are on at night, so it doesn't really get dark. It didn't bother us, but might bother some RVers. The whole area is fenced and reasonably quiet considering you're camping in the middle of a large city. We found it easy to get to the park from the freeway.

For us, this park was fine as it's so convenient with plenty of room for big rigs. It would also be handy as a one-night stopover near the freeway. The price was $35. We'd stay here again.

Note - I'm sure that this place is completely packed at fair time. Book far in advance if you plan to stay during State Fair.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
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Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Sacramento

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