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Rancho Seco Recreation Area

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Get back to nature at Rancho Seco Recreational Area. A short 25-minute drive from downtown Sacramento, you’ll find the 400-acre park that makes up the Rancho Seco Recreational Area. Take a short vacation and enjoy bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and even a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and wildlife. Camp in comfort with recreation and concession buildings, shade structures, laundry facility, boathouse, and newly renovated restrooms and showers. This Rancho Seco camping destination offers RV sites, tent camping sites, and group sites, some with gorgeous lake views.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Cabins


For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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14 Reviews

Genevieve S.
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2022

Basic county campground

Paced sites, but very few are level. Restrooms and showers are old and filthy. The area itself is pretty, without and conifers throughout. Most visitors seem to be here for the fishing. All in all, it's just ok.

Month of VisitNovember
Sunshine M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2022

All types of fun !

I love this place because it is about 45 minutes from the house.  There's plenty to do with lots of great sites.  The first time we went, they didn't have any annual passes because they lady was out that day. But the other day, we were able to finally get a season pass.  You can fish, hike, or swim here. The campsites are spacious and you don't feel over crowded if there is a family next to you. It's pet friendly. The store was recently redone and they offer a wide variety of items, from keep sakes to any necessity you may have forgotten ( lighter, logs, clothes shoes, etc... )  There also boat rental that are a fair price, plus you get them for an hour or so. ( You will have to check the prices and availability. ) There's a dog park for the dogs to roam free off the leash, which also has access to water/ beach area for the dogs only.

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Rancho Seco Recreation Area by Sunshine M., October 21, 2022
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2022

Good family day use area

We spent one night here in a hook-up site. The rv camp sites are well spaced. We had power, water and good Verizon coverage. There is no Wifi.

The lake side area seems like a great place for families. The grounds are nice, picnic sites have plenty of space. The swimming area, sport facilities and general store seemed to provide great fun for the hordes of folks there.

One caveat was that the shower/toilet facilities were SHOCKINGLY atrocious!!! Considering how neat everything else was it was astonishing to see the condition of those facilities. Granted it was a Sunday afternoon when we got there but still.. unbelievable.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Rancho Seco Recreation Area by Bob S., September 5, 2022


Rancho Seco Recreation Area is located in California

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14962 Twin Cities Road
Herald, CA 95638


38.33200093 N
121.09400027 W

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