After a wet and wild winter here in Sacramento, the sun has finally shown its face and people are naturally starting to think about summer plans.

If you are like thousands of Americans this year, you are probably trying to find ways to cut your summer vacation budget while still being able to have some fun.  Camping instead of staying in a hotel is one way to trim your budget while still being able to play tourist and enjoy the Sacramento dining, nightlife, historical attractions and outdoor activities this fabulous city has to offer.

Here are a list of Sacramento area camping options if you decide to trade in the hotel room for the tent, RV, or cottage this summer.    

Sacramento West/Old Town KOA         The swimming pool at this family friendly KOA is heated all year long.
3951 Lake Road
West Sacramento, CA  95691
(800) 562-2747

This family-friendly KOA is located across the river in West Sacramento and offers tent sites and cabins in addition to RV sites.  It is just minutes from many Sacramento area attractions including Old Sacramento, the California State Capitol and the Crocker Art Museum.  Amenities include a heated pool, rec room and bicycle rentals.
Cal Expo RV Park
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA  95815
(916) 263-3000

This centrally located RV park is part of the California Exposition Center where the California State Fair and Raging Waters are located. It's also sits next to the American River Parkway.

Arden Acres Executive Cottages
2421 Clay Street
Sacramento, CA  95815
(916) 648-1839

Arden Acres is a good place to stay for both the short-term and long-term visitor who is looking for fully equipped cottages within minutes of downtown Sacramento.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom, Ca 95630
(916) 988-0205

This State Recreation Area east of Sacramento offers an array of outdoor activities including tent and RV camping, boating, swimming, hiking and picnic areas.                                         

Folsom Lake Recreation Area is just a half hour from downtown Sacramento.

Rancho Seco County Park
14962 Twin Cities Road
Herald, CA  95638
(209) 732-4913

Just 25 miles southeast of Sacramento, Rancho Seco Recreation Area offers camping,
boating, fishing, hiking and bird watching.

                                               Rancho Seco offers camping, boating, hiking, fishing and birdwatching.