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134 Reviews of 19 Benicia 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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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
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,…

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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…

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  • 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
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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
Tim S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Friday night in August

We arrived at around 7pm. The park is very well maintained. Super clean. Nice bathrooms.

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Month of VisitSeptember
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2021

Fantastic

Got here on a Sunday night, and even though online they were full, they only had a dozen campers. At least 70 spots here, nice tent areas. Dispersed and lots of views. Bathrooms were ok, showers hot, but they were spread out. No generators allowed. Actually allowed pit fires, which surprised us…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Nathaniel S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Top-Notch Group Campsite in Marin County California

Per my rating system, I usually reserve 5 stars for those parks that are worth traveling to from long distances (i.e. out of state). While Marin county CA is definitely worth traveling to, it's the region that's 5 stars, not necessarily individual campsites in the many state parks worth visiting in…

Month of VisitJanuary
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…

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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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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…

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Month of VisitJuly
jesus R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Fun day hikes

Area offers campgrounds but also its a good place to do day hikes. Its very close to San Francisco so it can get busy. Not the best place to be in solitude but it offers nice trails and views. Restrooms are available and there’s easy parking access.

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Month of VisitFebruary

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