Rio Vista, California
Rio Viento RV Park – Other reviewers at rvparkreviews.com
The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 8 out of 10 stars
Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
This was our second time at this campground, and I liked it as much this
time as I did when we stayed 5 years ago. Very little exterior traffic noise,
since the park is along a little-used levee that dead-ends. Traffic within the
park was light as well. The staff was friendly and helpful. It’s a great place
to get away from it all and have some quiet time, and if you like to fish
you’ll be in heaven here.
Road and site access?
Interior roads and sites are constructed with pavers – how often do you see
that? Beautifully done with lots of palm trees and large lawn areas. Back-in
and pull-through sites are available here, and they are easy to get into and
Condition of sites?
Our site (#17) was plenty wide for the coach and car to be parked
side-by-side. It was also long enough for the coach with room to spare.
Spacing between sites was decent, and some had palm trees between them.
Some shade was provided by the larger palm trees. Sites were close to level,
but we had to use our jacks to get just right. The entire site was made with
pavers, so no muddy or dirty situations when it rains.
Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure. No
cable or WiFi offered here. The Verizon signal showed 2-3 bars, and we
were happy with the speed of the connection. The utility connections at
the site were located fine for easy access.
Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A nice picnic table only, no fire pit.
Bathrooms were individual rooms with showers. Fairly nice, and they
appeared to be clean and functional. No laundry facility, and that’s a
shame because this place is so nice otherwise and secluded enough that
a laundry room would make it an excellent park to stay at for a while.
Lots of lawn areas to walk doggies on within the park on-leash, and the
2-mile long levee road to the west offered many exercise opportunities for
pooches and people. There was also a large fenced exercise yard on the
Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
We walked along the top of the levee to where it ended several times,
which provided a 4.4-mile outing – nice! It was right outside the entrance
to the park.
Groceries & other services nearby?
The cities of Oakley and Rio Vista are about the same distance from this
park – 10 miles. We didn’t get to investigate restaurant options, but there
were certainly a lot of grocery and other shopping choices in the area.
No laundry facilities and no fire pits.
Beautiful quiet park with good utilities and nice folks running it. We
would come back again.