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94 Reviews of 15 American Canyon Campgrounds

Jordan L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2022

Nice spot nearby

Tons of hiking trails, summit trail was nearby our spot in Juniper, no water available when we went, gates are closed sunset-sunrise, all around a cool spot and its nice how close it is to home. Seems pretty difficult to get a reservation, but its worth it if you can get in

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Site24
Month of VisitFebruary
Blake H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2021

3 campgrounds, Juniper the best, but sunset lock-in

Mt. Diablo SP has 3 campgrounds: Live Oak, Juniper, and several first come first serve sites at the junction of South Gate and North Gate roads about 2000ft up the mountain.

Live Oak is the closest to the entrance (and town), and features some cool rock formations to explore, but it's colder,…

  • after sunrise
  • site 18
  • after sunset
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SiteJ14, J18, J20
Month of VisitJanuary
Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2021

Craggy Meadow Urban Hideout

Let's just call a spade a spade here, alright? This campground isn't going to be one that you look back at and fondly recollect a surreal experience in the middle of nature with all of the rustic touches one might come to expect when camping in NorCal. And while the Redwoods and Sequoias will steal…

  • Scenes like this with a passing dear are not all that rare
  • Even the little ones enjoy the hiking here!
  • Nature center nearby
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Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2021

Campground Cul-de-Sac

This site is a nice hidden gem that many won't know even has a campground. While tiny and available only for a small number of campers, if you can get a spot booked well in advance, you'll have the place nearly all to yourself. Located just off of 680, you'll take Bollinger Canyon Road where you'll…

  • From the parking lot, you'll walk 100 paces to come to this gate, push and enter
  • Looking back at the parking lot (where there's a solid 70 or so parking spots) - careful, on the weekend, this place gets crowded!
  • Keep this gate shut, otherwise we'll have cows on the highway!
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Month of VisitOctober
Nathaniel S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2021

Ideal for a Camping and Mountain Biking Weekend In Marin County

Located on the west side of the San Rafael/Richmond Bridge, on San Francisco Bay, this park is extremely popular with mountain bikers.  There are definitely better mountain biking trails in Marin (Tamarancho Boy Scout Camp, for example) but keep in mind that the bar is very high for mountain biking…

Sara W.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

BEWARE- and be careful. Beach review only (haven't camped here yet)

This review is about the beach only. BEWARE-- WEAR WATER SHOES and be careful if you swim here. The 3 stars are because the water is clean (better water quality test results than a lot of other lakes/swimming holes/beaches around the bay area), the waves are gentle, it seems popular for kayaks and…

Sitebeach review only
Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

Family Vacation

I am camping with my husband and 3 kids and our puppy. The hosts are friendly, cheap firewood, china beach village is just down the road and perfect to explore and swim. The showers are coin operated and aren't in the greatest shape but they get you clean and it is clean inside. The bathrooms are…

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Site21
Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

Camping during Covid

The tent camping is good. It’s spread out now because of social distancing. There are only 3 other campers besides me. Dogs are allowed but not on the trails so that’s a real bummer because this is a great place for hiking and horseback riding. Campsite is nothing special but the restroom gets 4…

SiteA7
Month of VisitJuly
Nate W.
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Juniper, secluded site

It was a great time! Stayed at site 7, well separated from everyone else. Room to set up two average sized tents. Rock ground, not very soft. Very hot outside, cooled down at night enough to make sleeping comfortable. Drove up to the peak at 7am before it opened to the public and we had the whole…

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Site7
Month of VisitJuly
Stefan M.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2021

Perfect, right in the middle of vineyards.

This place is magical. We rode our bikes around the vineyards and enjoyed every single moment. Would come back next time for sure.

Month of VisitJune
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Close to Napa

This park is close to downtown Napa and the wineries but feels like it’s out further. It has nice hiking with beautiful views of the vineyards and the city of Napa. The park itself, however, could use a little TLC.  The restrooms and showers are clean and well-maintained but there are only four…

  • Looking into the tent area
  • View from site 48
Site48
Month of VisitJune
W
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Busy but good

Crowded sites but really a great spot that’s close to SF.

Sitesite 23
Month of VisitApril
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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2021

Beautiful camp

14 walk in sites (all within a few minutes from the parking lot, which gets very busy during the day). We got the handicap site as it was empty after 5 pm. The other sites are beautiful and very secluded. Firewood available. $25, water at most sites. There is WiFi at the check in station.

Filipino Jack T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2021

Beautiful place

We only stayed overnight the staff was very friendly,lots of stuff to do around the campsite from hiking,mtb,watch horses, frisbee golf and then you have napa where you can get wine,brewery,and restaurants that's only 5 minutes away....would definetly be back here again

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