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Old 05-03-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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Camping near San Francisco?

Is there reasonable camping (Walmart-ing or BLM-ing) near San Francisco, where one could take a short BART train or bus into the city for day visits returning to the trailer at night? -AP
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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WalMarting; Didn't seem to be any at first, but could be able to so from San Jose and even closer from Pittsburg, CA:
California CA Wal-Mart Store Locations

One seems to allow overnighting in:
777 Story Rd, San Jose CA 95122
408-885-1142
Edit: After looking a little more, from San Jose, it should be ok in distance, can not say about safety of leaving the trailer at the Wal-Mart or not. 28 miles to a BART station in Fremont. Give Wal-Mart a called, ask if they allow overnighting, leaving the trailer unattended part of a day, etc. Looking at the are on google map, it does not appear spooky at all. 408-885-1142
http://www.bart.gov/stations/closest...tation=x&dir=d

and one in:
2203 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg CA 94565
925-427-2022
5.2 miles from a BART
http://www.bart.gov/stations/closest...tation=x&dir=d
Give them a call to be sure.

We have used Half Moon Bay to camp and used Bart:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Parks near San Francisco

15/16 miles to a Bart Station from HMB area:
http://www.bart.gov/stations/closest...tation=x&dir=d

Parking At BART Stations: http://www.bart.gov/guide/parking/index.aspx

BLM, Not Sure, but doesn't seem to be any very close:
Dispersed, free, camping is allowed Field Office-wide with the exception of (1) the San Benito Mountain Research Natural Area located in the Clear Creek Management Area, and (2) the Fort Ord Public Lands Area of Critical Environemntal Concern located on the Monterey Peninsula; both areas are closed to camping.

Developed camping facilities are being built on BLM land managed by the Hollister Field Office in the Laguna Mountain and Condon Peak areas of sothern San Benito County, and there are private, state, county or local campgrounds on lands adjacent to the BLM. Campers should be aware of fire season and other restrictions which affect camping on public lands in the Hollister Field Office area.
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/holli...n.html#camping

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en.html

But to know for sure, need to see where the BLM Land is located. "Dispersed, free, camping is allowed Field Office-wide....."
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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It's not cheap, but the nice folks at San Francisco RV Resort at Pacifica thought we were so cute, they'd upgrade us to a water's edge site. Loved listening to the pounding surf all night and very convenient, short drive to the BART station for a train trip into the lovely city.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:54 PM   #5
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We parked our trailer in Novata and day tripped to SF via the Larkspur Ferry.

It worked slick because there's lots of free parking at the terminal and the ferry fare is quite cheap.

So there you go - no traffic and parking hassles and you're back in your little trailer every night.
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Darrell, was the ferry Here or further north?
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Darrell, was the ferry Here or further north?
Yes, that's it. The terminal on the north end of the bay is right beside San Quentin prison.
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Where in Novato did you park the trailer?
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Where in Novato did you park the trailer?
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