Mount Diablo State Park RV & Campground Guide


With over 20,000 acres to explore, Mount Diablo offers some amazing views in the San Francisco Bay area. On a clear day, you can see the Central Valley, San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada from the mountain peaks. As you travel the area, you will find numerous roaring waterfalls throughout the park. Mount Diablo State Park is located in Contra Costa County, and it is near Danville, San Francisco, and Concord. The peak of Mount Diablo reaches 3,849 feet into the air, and it is often visible throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Spring 49-61 F
Summer 52-81 F
Fall 59-71 F
Winter 47-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mount Diablo State Park

If you are planning a visit to Mount Diablo, you will be able to find many campgrounds and RV parks in the area. RVs allow you to explore the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area and also have a place to relax at the end of the day. 

An RV rental from RVshare is a convenient way to hit the road on your own schedule and experience your vacation at an enjoyable speed. You can choose from a large selection of vehicles from luxury motorhomes to campervans. While you are on the road, you are protected with RVshare's 24/7 roadside assistance and nationwide insurance. 

Fairpark RV

Located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Fairpark RV is a large campground that can accommodate all RV sizes. This spot is a gated and secure park that is close to the Mount Diablo area. Fairpark also features two on-site restaurants, and it is near a station for the Bay Area Rapid Transit. The park offers 176 sites to rent starting at $65 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Full hookups, showers

Tradewinds RV Park of Vallejo

This campground is only 20 minutes from Concord, and it is just off I-80. With its location close to Napa Valley, you will want to visit some wineries in the area. Tradewinds RV Park of Vallejo is a great spot to park those large RVs. This family-operated park is well-maintained, and it features many amenities for visitors, like plenty of open spaces and picnic benches. Tradewinds offers daily rates starting at $42 as well as weekly and monthly rates.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Bathrooms, laundry facilities and cable television

Contra Costa County Fair RV Park

The Contra Costa County Fair RV Park is a 15-minute drive from Concord. This spot is smaller than other parks, but it does have space for rigs up to 50 feet long. For those wanting to visit Mount Diablo, this is a great place to set up camp for the night. There are plenty of restaurants and shops located near this park. Contra Costa County Fair only has 18 sites, but you can grab one for $30 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: N/A

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Cell reception

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What to Do at
Mount Diablo State Park

Inside Mount Diablo State Park

If you are looking to hike throughout Mount Diablo State Park, there are many hiking trails and fire roads that interconnect in the park. The path to the summit can be crowded, but there is an alternate hike to Mitchell Canyon. Some people even bring their dogs and horses on the trails for a hike in the valley. For those wanting to see some wildlife, the annual tarantula migration takes place from September to October, and you can even sign up for a guided tour to see these creatures. 

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How to Get to
Mount Diablo State Park

If you are planning to travel from San Francisco, you will need to take Interstate 80 toward Bay Bridge/Oakland. Once you have merged on I-80, you will take Interstate 580E toward CA-24/Hayward/Stockton. You will want to continue to the exit at CA-24 toward Walnut Creek. From that point, there will be signage to lead you into the park. 

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Entering Mount Diablo State Park

The park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at sunset. During the summer, the park can close due to wildfires in the area. The fees will vary depending on the entrance. 

Mount Diablo State Park Mitchell Canyon Staging Area and Macedo Ranch Staging Area : $6.0

Includes parking without access to Mount Diablo's summit

Mount Diablo State Park North Gate Road and South Gate Road : $10.0

Per vehicle for summit access

Mount Diablo State Park Those on bikes or on foot : $0.0

If you want to view the diverse wildlife and landscape of the Bay Area, you will want to take a trip to Mount Diablo State Park. This area encompasses several different habitats with various species of mammals, plants, birds and reptiles. If you want to see the beauty of this Bay Area mountain range, then you need to visit this park on your next trip. With an RV rental from RVshare, you have the freedom to explore on your schedule without worrying about hotel reservations. While on your vacation, be sure to tag the site on your social media channels and send your pictures and stories to [email protected]. RVshare might even feature your vacation on its social media pages or blog.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mount Diablo State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Mount Diablo State Park?

Summer is the best time to visit Mount Diablo State Park. The bay breeze sweeps across the park. Spring is a great time to visit while the local flora and fauna are in full bloom.

What is the climate of Mount Diablo State Park?

The climate in Mount Diablo State Park is cool and wet. While the summertime brings very mild temperatures, the winter can get very cold due to the elevation. Fall and spring are chilly but not too cold.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Mount Diablo State Park?

The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. From spring to fall, visitors may see black-tailed deer, grey foxes, bobcats, raccoons, and even mountain lions. There are also many birds in the park including the California Condor.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Mount Diablo State Park?

Yes. There are 30 sites designated for RVs, and 18 sites designated for trailers. However, the maximum length for both trailers and RVs is 20 feet. There are bathrooms on site, and the park is pet-friendly.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Mount Diablo State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to reserve a spot in Mount Diablo State Park, but it is recommended as the park stays fairly busy. The cost per night for a camping site varies, but it is around $40.