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179 Reviews of 21 Atherton Campgrounds

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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
Blake H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2021

Large and well-maintained with excellent nearby hiking

Great campground, stayed 4 nights in December. Highlights include sunrise views over the lake and hills with rolling fog, wild turkeys everywhere, smell of eucalyptus, warm showers, and scores of dedicated staff who genuinely care about this place. Sites are also nicely-spaced apart. (Though this…

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Month of VisitJanuary
Jocelyn W.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

A fun campsite

It’s a cozy place with boat rentals! Plenty of shade and bathrooms available. Only reason got 4 star is the constant blue-green algae, making the water unavailable for swimming. Regardless of that, you can still fish and go on boat rides.

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Month of VisitJuly
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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2021

Beautiful and safe

Being a women camping by myself with my dog, it’s a very beautiful, very safe campground right on the ocean

Site41
Month of VisitDecember
Derek & Alex W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Way better than the bad reviews say!

If you want a great little place with quick easy access to San Francisco that has a great view of the ocean this place is great! And affordable! It's a little extra on a Thousand Trails membership... but the area is just so crazy expensive I can understand the need. The staff was welcoming on the…

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Month of VisitNovember
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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Awesome spot!

Awesome campground right by the beach in beautiful Half Moon Bay. Enjoy the sound of the ocean waves all night long. Sites are spacious, level and have picnic tables. Electric hook up is available but no water or sewer. They have a dump station for $10. Bathrooms have toilets on one side,…

  • view from the camper
  • walk along the beach
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Month of VisitDecember
Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2021

Del Valle: Of The Valley

After time spent here at this oasis in the middle of Eastbay, California, you’ll very much feel like part of this place with its endless trails, fantastically well-kept camping grounds and the warm hospitality given you both by the camp rangers and fellow campers you’ll come across. 

From a…

  • Ensure you bring a bottle or two of water here for this hike
  • Just getting up here will take some effort - but the view is the great reward
  • Fantastic views from atop of the Mount Diablo range where you can see for miles
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Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2021

Delectable Del Valle

What a find! This hidden gem hides behind the vineyard crested mountain range just due south of Livermore. Once you get off the 680/580 highways, you'll be immediately swept into a different wind-strewn, rocky landscape that you'll have to wind around several bends on some decent inclined…

  • Fantastic sweeping views of the Diablo Mountain range
  • The family and I hiking in the morning
  • Treetops from far away
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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
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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2021

Amazing view

Amazing view, great temperature, bring heater. Conversions welcome

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Month of VisitOctober
VThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Nice quiet place

Nice big campsites, well spaced between neighbors. Very open with trees shading most spots Beautiful birds and tons of turkeys, a few deer too. Very dry while we were here. We didn’t go to the lake as this was just a travel stay for us.

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Month of VisitOctober
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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2021

Love it

Will we just got here but it’s nice so far

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Month of VisitOctober
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2021

Occasionally crowded, but great get away for the Bay Area

Close to the Bay Area and probably one of the better options.  It can get crowded over the weekends.

Looks like they recently increased the price for campsites, which makes it easier to find/reserve a site.  Not sure that this was a good thing, but it is what it is.

Overall, the…

Site104 (not as flat as the surrounding sites)
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

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