Top Equestrian Camping near Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Are you an equestrian lover who prefers a more rustic experience when you visit Golden Gate National Recreation Area? Camping with your horse in Golden Gate National Recreation Area just got easier. These scenic and easy-to-reach California campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA (11)

    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Skyline Wilderness Park

    1.

    Skyline Wilderness Park

    22 Reviews
    65 Photos
    306 Saves
    Napa, California

    Skyline Wilderness Park, nestled near Napa, CA, is a gem for those looking to explore the Napa Valley while enjoying some outdoor time. This campground offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile spot for different camping preferences.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff, who are always ready to assist. The campground is known for its clean bathrooms and hot showers, which require a code for access. If you're bringing your furry friend along, you'll appreciate the fenced-in dog park.

    The sites are generally level, though they can be a bit close together. Free Wi-Fi is available, but don't rely on it too much as it tends to be inconsistent. For those who enjoy hiking, biking, or horseback riding, the trails here are a big draw. Even if you're just in the area for wine tasting and good food, like some visitors, you'll find the location convenient and the atmosphere relaxing.

    The campground is also a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts, with wild turkeys often wandering through the area. If you're into local food, don't miss the Hog Island Oyster Company at the nearby farmers market.

    While the campground itself could use a bit of TLC in some areas, like the memorial gardens, the overall experience is positive. The proximity to downtown Napa and the surrounding vineyards adds to its appeal, making it a great base for exploring the region. Whether you're here for a quick nature getaway or a longer stay, Skyline Wilderness Park offers a pleasant and convenient camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore

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    Coast Campground — Point Reyes National Seashore

    9 Reviews
    25 Photos
    316 Saves
    Point Reyes National Seashore, California

    One- to six-person sites: 12 Seven- to 25-person sites: 2

    Coast Campground is nestled within a small coastal valley with easy access to the beach and tidepools. The beach is within 220 yards of the campground and tidepools are located ~720 yards to the southeast. One may access Coast Campground by foot, bicycle, or horse; not by boat, auto, or RV. The shortest approach on solid ground is via the 1.8-mile slightly uphill hike on the Laguna and Fire Lane Trails, starting at the Laguna Trailhead just east of the hostel. There are 12 regular sites and two group sites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $90 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park

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    Bodega Dunes Campground — Sonoma Coast State Park

    32 Reviews
    102 Photos
    544 Saves
    Bodega Bay, California

    Bodega Dunes (Sonoma Coast Camping) has a potable water fill station and a dump station that service both campgrounds . There are no potable water filling areas at Wright's Beach. Do not use spigots for your filling needs. Fill up your water tanks at Bodega Dunes prior to you arrival. Maximum trailer length is 27' and hook-ups are not available. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and a paved parking spur. Running water and flush toilets are available in the bathrooms. Max occupancy is 8 people and two vehicles per campsite. All vehicles MUST stay on paved parking spurs. Any vehicles that do not fit may be taken to the overflow parking lot in the day use area. Wright's Beach does not offer group camping. When the campground is full, the overflow area on either side of the kiosk may be used for self-contained vehicles on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are recommended, especially on the weekends, holidays and during the peak season.

    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Doran Regional Park

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    Doran Regional Park

    21 Reviews
    94 Photos
    434 Saves
    Bodega Bay, California

    Doran Beach Camping has more than 120 RV and tent sites that are open year-round.

    Doran Regional Park features a wide, 2-mile stretch of beach on Bodega Bay and is ideal for walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, flying kites, surfing, and bird-watching.

    A boat launch provides access to Bodega Harbor and Bodega Bay for sport fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, and kite surfing. A rock jetty on the west end of the park is a popular spot for fishing and exploring sea life.

    Doran Regional Park features campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Reservations are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance.

    The park includes five campground areas: The Shell, Gull and Cove campsites are located between Bodega Harbor and Doran Beach Road while the Jetty and Miwok campsites are between Bodega Bay and Doran Beach Road.

    Electrical hook-ups are not available. Generator hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Potable water is available throughout the campgrounds. Restrooms feature flush toilets, coin-operated showers and electrical outlets. Dogs on leash are allowed with a fee. Dump station fee is $7.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

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    Ritchey Creek Campground — Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

    24 Reviews
    48 Photos
    187 Saves
    Deer Park, California

    Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, the Park offers Napa valley camping, picnicking, swimming, and hiking trails that go through stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone.

    Park is open year round.

    A few drop-in sites are available on a first-come-first-serve especially during the off season.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $43 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Del Valle Regional Park

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    Del Valle Regional Park

    17 Reviews
    57 Photos
    228 Saves
    Livermore, California

    Del Valle campgrounds will be closed until further notice, due to storm damage.

    Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore.

    The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic back-country trail.

    Family Campground: The Del Valle Family Campground has 150 sites (two accessible), 21 of them with water and sewage, and electrical hook-ups (120 volt, 50 and 30 amp). The sites are served by centrally located toilets and shower facilities.

    Group camps: There are several group campsites for groups of 11 people or more.

    Equestrian camps: The Little Chaparral horse camp area has 4 small paddocks. The reservation of one paddock includes space for 1-2 horses, 4 people maximum, and parking for one trailer and rig only. Equestrian groups should reserve the Caballo Loco equestrian group camp as Little Chaparral is not designed for group use. Please note that horses are not allowed in developed areas of the park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA

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    Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA

    16 Reviews
    45 Photos
    285 Saves
    Pescadero, California

    Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA, nestled near Pescadero, CA, is a gem for those looking to camp with a touch of comfort. This place is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, from tents and RVs to cabins, yurts, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the cleanliness. Visitors consistently rave about the immaculate grounds and ultra-clean bathrooms. If you're traveling with kids, they'll love the playground and the bike rentals. The campground also has a market, so you can grab essentials without venturing too far.

    For those who enjoy a good meal, the on-site restaurant, Cascade, is a pleasant surprise. The food is top-notch, with fresh vegetables straight from the garden and expertly prepared dishes that rival some of the best restaurants in San Francisco and Oakland. The cocktails are equally impressive, making it a great spot to unwind after a day of exploring.

    The campground is big-rig friendly and offers amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and a sanitary dump. Pets are welcome, and there's even a fire ring and picnic table at each site. If you're planning to stay, consider splurging on a site with a patio for a bit more space and comfort.

    While the Wi-Fi can be spotty and cell service limited, the natural beauty and serene environment more than make up for it. The sunsets are breathtaking, and a short hike will take you to the beach, perfect for a peaceful stroll or a bit of exploration.

    Overall, Santa Cruz North-Costanoa KOA is a fantastic spot for families and anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few added comforts.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $55 - $88 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alameda County Fairgrounds RV Park

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    Alameda County Fairgrounds RV Park

    5 Reviews
    1 Photo
    31 Saves
    Pleasanton, California
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Golden Gate National Recreation Area is Skyline Wilderness Park with a 4.1-star rating from 22 reviews.

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