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About Oakland

Oakland, California is one of the three major cities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Accordingly, it’s climate is nearly identical to San Francisco’s, but it’s slightly warmer. It stays right around 60 °F all year long with 260 sunny days a year. Although the city has 17 miles of shoreline, it has only one beach. Those wishing to camp on the beach are better off driving to San Francisco. Two thirds of Oakland is flat whereas the other third rises as part of the Berkeley Hills Range.


Within these hills, you’ll find Anthony Chabot Regional Park, part of the Eastern Bay Regional Park District. This 5,000-acre plus park features miles of hiking and riding trails that meander through chaparral and shady groves as well as along the shores of Lake Chabot. There campers can go boating, kayaking, and fishing.


An hours drive from Oakland is the Mt. Diablo State Park, featuring the Mary Bowerman Trail as well as an overlook 3,200 feet above sea level. On clear days from this elevation, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, over 20 miles away. Some say the view is so good that it can only be surpassed by the one from the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.


Sandev Mobile Park is located 10 miles south of downtown and boasts 40 sites with full hookups and either 30 or 50-amp electrical connections. It has your standard amenities as well as barbecue facilities and a pool. The biggest benefit, however, is its proximity to downtown.


Downtown Oakland has plenty to offer. While there, save time to visit Jack London Square. Located on the waterfront, it has restaurants, shops, a famous saloon (Heinold’s), and a ferry dock. For interactive learning, head to the Oakland Museum of California or the Chabot Space and Science Center.