Mount Diablo State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

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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Weather
Spring 49-61 F
Summer 52-81 F
Fall 59-71 F
Winter 47-59 F
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Nearby Cities
Danville, CA
San Fransisco, CA
Concord, CA
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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. 

Outside Mount Diablo State Park

Since Mount Diablo State Park is located near the San Francisco Bay Area, you can find many places to visit, dine and shop. There is plenty of unique cuisine and spectacular views for you to enjoy as you travel outside the Mount Diablo State Park area. 

Restaurants

Skipolini's Pizza

This family-owned Italian restaurant in Concord has been operating since 1971. You can enjoy many of your favorite Italian dishes, like tortellini soup, panini sandwiches and pizza. This spot is world-famous for its "Preggo Pizza" that is said to induce labor for pregnant mothers. 

Type: Italian

Location: Concord, CA

Moresi's Chophouse

This casual restaurant features a patio, and it is an excellent place to enjoy a selection from the cocktail or wine list. Moresi's offers a classic steakhouse menu with crab cakes, a chopped salad and house-cut prime rib. The restaurant is locally owned and a popular spot in the Clayton area. 

Type: Steakhouse

Location: Clayton, CA

La Veranda Cafe

Located in the heart of downtown Clayton, this is a family-owned and -operated restaurant offering Italian fare. You can enjoy a wide selection of wine and food in this warm atmosphere with a touch of neighborhood charm. La Veranda Cafe features separate menus for brunch, lunch and dinner. 

Type: Italian

Location: Clayton, CA

Shopping

Diablo Foods

If you are looking to stock up on some supplies, you will want to head over to Diablo Foods in Lafayette. This business has been in operation since 1968, and it is a favorite shopping location for those visiting Mount Diablo. They feature prime cuts of meat, local produce and selections of artisan cheeses. You can also grab one of the prepared meals or some fresh-cut flowers for your RV.

Location: Lafayette, CA

Whole Foods Market

For those looking for healthy choices, you can always head over this eco-friendly chain store in Lafayette. There is a large selection of organic and natural grocery items on hand. You can even pick up houseware products or a bottle of wine. 

Location: Lafayette, CA

Zoonie's Candy Shop

If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to check out Zoonie's. This family-owned business in Lafayette offers candy, gelato and other sweet treats. The store also sells handcrafted chocolates and bulk candies.

Location: Lafayette, CA

Sightseeing

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

This 6,000-acre park is located north of Mount Diablo in Antioch, and it contains the relics of three mining towns. You can take a guided tour of the former sand mines or head off to explore your own. The preserve features 60 miles of trails over the rolling foothills. 

Location: Antioch, CA

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park

Located in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, this regional park in San Ramon covers over 5,342 acres. The nearest town is Danville, and it is also near Mount Diablo State Park. It features an expanded trail system for horseback riders and hikers to enjoy.

Location: Danville, CA

Iron Horse Regional Trail

This rail trail follows the Southern Pacific Railroad, and it was established in 1986. The trails cover over 40 miles between two counties and nine communities. Due to its multi-use purpose, hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders all use this trail. 

Location: Dublin, CA

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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. 

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. 

Mitchell Canyon Staging Area and Macedo Ranch Staging Area : $6

Includes parking without access to Mount Diablo's summit

North Gate Road and South Gate Road : $10

Per vehicle for summit access

Those on bikes or on foot : $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.