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83 Reviews of 12 Atherton Campgrounds

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2022

Great for family camping

We camp with a minivan and two small children. The trees are thick and tall. The site and bathroom are clean. There are many short and easy trails.

There is a slight road noise before dark and in the morning but otherwise it is very quiet.

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SiteAzalea 17
Month of VisitFebruary
Julia T.
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2021


Candlestick RV Park is expensive, extremely narrow - obviously people don't go there for the view or the nice camping experience but because it's closest to SF - so go there if you want to explore the beautiful city: Metro is 15 Min. walk an takes you downtown. But please don't do your laundry…

Site2 but moved to 5
Month of VisitJanuary
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2021

Outstanding place

Sites surrounded by redwoods, friendly helpful staff, close to attractions.

Month of VisitOctober
Juliana S.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Pleasant setting with some noise from the shooting range

I liked the trees, picnic tables, and fire rings at the sites. The sites were spaced nicely to allow for privacy. Frog Flat seemed a bit more secluded than the main camp. There was no water running at the site when I stayed there, but vault toilets were available. There is a nearby shooting range…

SiteFrog Flat
Month of VisitDecember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Redwood camping

Nice location on river near the park. But sites are close to each other, no river view. No breeze right now so it's a bit smokey.

Month of VisitOctober
Steve C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2021

Camp in a sequoia grove

This place is amazing. Camping under giant sequoias is special.

The site was very good with flat space, table and fire pit. Multiple options for tent location. Excellent restrooms, super clean.

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SiteSequoia B11
Month of VisitJuly
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Henry Coe

Beautiful and worth it

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2021


I just learned about this app yet it’s put together perfectly! I will be using this week or this upcoming weekend!

Siteso many options!
Month of VisitSeptember
Susie R.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Really small but beautiful

I love this place they have the river but also pool for swimming lots of activities for all

Sitethere are only a few like ten maybe not more
Month of VisitJuly
Macie J.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Amazing Trip!

My family loved this place, it’s so beautiful. We loved going to the creek. Santa Cruz boardwalk was not far away.

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Month of VisitMarch
Nathaniel S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2021

Santa Cruz Mountain Serendipity within the Bay Area

Castle Rock State Park is located a few miles from the "Saratoga Gap", which is the junction of Hwy 35 ("Skyline") and Hwy 9.  Road and mountain bikers in the Bay Area will be familiar with this area, and on weekends the parking lot where these highways meet is busy with cyclists starting their…

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Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021


Haven’t been camping yet

Month of VisitAugust
Josh J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2021

Redwoods escape 1hr from SF!

What a fantastic spot, with luxuries like flushing toilets and coin-operated showers.

In summer months, there is a super cute camp shop, as well as activities for all the family.

Given all that and its proximity to SF, I’ll be aiming to get reservations here every summer, and some winter seasons…

SiteAZ 3 & 5
Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Would love to come here again!

Beautiful giant red woods, clean camp sites, and plenty of amenities has impressed us. Flushing toilets and showers everywhere, water spigots were never too distant, and trails always felt safe and clean.

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Month of VisitAugust
Nick P.
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021


Camping vacation with my wife and two girls. This campground was clean friendly and beautiful! No complaints I will be back again and again! Family friendly and tight community with an awesome river down a few steps! 15 mins down to the boardwalk! Ocean during the day and camping a night. We loved…

Month of VisitAugust

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