Big Gravel Lot in an Ideal Location
Cal Expo is nicely situated if you need access to downtown Sacramento or the surrounding areas. For our purposes (purging our storage unit once and for all) - the location could not have been any better.
There are two sections to the park - the very unlevel paved parking lot when you first enter the park, and then the more level gravel lot 'out back'. We were assigned a spot right in the middle of the big gravel lot for our 2-week stay.
The sites are a tad on the small size, but considering this an RV Park designed to accommodate the fairgrounds - spaciousness wasn't the top concern. The sites in the gravel lot of plenty long however, as they are designed for double parking for larger events.
What perplexed us was that the park wasn't at more than 25% capacity on any given day we were there. But yet, they constantly bunched folks up instead of spacing them out to give everyone more breathing room. For a while, we had neighbors so close we could hear their TV, and their dogs constantly started barking anytime they heard us move nextdoor. In retrospect, we would have asked to move to one of the many back-in spots along the perimeter instead - they seemed to keep those fairly well spaced out.
There's lots right near by - a mall, dining, shopping, post office, etc. Nothing really right in walking distance, nor did we feel comfortable walking around the surrounding areas - a good bit of traffic, and many folks living on the streets nearby.
The biking trail does have an access point right outside the park's entrance, which was nice for a quick watch. You can even get up on the levy from there and watch the horse races next door.
If you're looking for a quiet relaxing spot - this isn't for you. There's constant loud activity at the fairgrounds next door and the lights in the lot are very bright. But if you're just looking for a place to park in town with full hook-ups - it's a pretty good deal.
The WiFi was pretty stable the entire time we were there, and quite usable going through our WiFiRanger extender. AT&T and Verizon both had strong LTE signals too.
The rate reflects the weekly rate we paid at $195/week.
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