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Most Recent Lake Sonoma Camping Reviews
Beautiful lake view

Nice little rv park. They offer FREE canoe/paddle boating. Bathrooms are kept clean and mike, the owner is amazing. Real nice guy and very helpful. Only thing is the road along side of park. People speed way too fast on the corner

Magical Campground within the Redwoods

Around 100 plus sites here. We stayed here a few times over the summer because we liked it THAT much. Tucked back within the redwoods and only 1.5 miles from the ocean there’s plenty to do here. The restrooms and showers were closed due to COVID, understandably. The River was also the lowest it had been in a really long time apparently. However, each site is spacious. Some sites are harder to back into and there are only a few “pull thru” sites so make sure you call to reserve if you’re afraid of backing up! The staff is super friendly, and the owners take pride in their park. There is a cathedral tree and the loop in the campground is about a 1 mile. They also have a cute store with souvenirs. I recommend coming with a bike or a way to get into town if you are in a motor home because there’s some cute shops in town and it’s a difficult walk to the ocean because you have to go uphill and cross HWY 1. Beautiful redwood trees, it stays really cool 65 degrees so you might need a sweater but going out to the river and the ocean gets warmer. Some of my favorite sites to stay in are 212A, 212(if we had a smaller camper I totally would have stayed in these sites as they only fit around 22 ft trailers or 25 foot home. Site 16 is a nice river view site. The 60s and 70s would be quieter river view spots and 226 is a nice non river one that you can kind of pull thru. The river goes all the way down to the ocean and you can bring your own kayak or tubes as well! The river is great for kids it is not fast moving currents. Sites have water and electric and there is a dump station on the way out.

LGBT Resort with camping

Free continental breakfast. Pool area is clothing optional. Outdoor kitchen with grill and gas stove. ice machine, Camp among beautiful redwoods in Guerneville just off the Russian River. Many bars and restaurants in walking distance. Nearby supermarket. Each campsite is fenced and has a table with umbrella and 4 chairs, as well as two lounge chairs. Only portapotties and an outdoor shower for campers. Cabins are more like hotel rooms each with an outdoor deck with seating. Beautiful comfortable spaces to escape and contemplate or socialize and connect with others. The hosts are particular kind and helpful and keep the resort immaculate and beautiful.

Getting off the grid!

Leaving the Bay Area to camp it can still be hard to escape the crowds, but salt point seems to be in the right spot to avoid the hustle bustle. There is no cell service here except at the restrooms at salt point. The campsites we stayed in where on the east side of highway 1 and where quiet and nicely spread out. The campground was full but there was very few people on the trails around the camp. This is the summer of Covid and everyone was social distancing and most where wearing masks. The actual Salt Point is absolutely beautiful with so many tide pools and so much marine life. Stump beach is not far and it is amazing too. My only complaint is how many people have dogs and let them run off leash in camp and the beach and trails. There are many signs saying it’s illegal, but dog owners today seem to think it never applies to them. I would visit again tho, such a beautiful spot!

Great looking campground - *Closed*

This campsite is currently closed and locked due to COVID-19. There is a posted sign on the gate mentioning that all Mendocino Country campsite are currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. I did however notice a camper set up past the locked gate which appeared to be sitting quite comfy in what I assume to be sight number one. I’m also under the impression that contrary to the last posted review, this camper was indeed a camp host.

Spot looks great, hopefully it will be open again soon!

Boat in

Great site. Easy kayak in, clean sand. Very little light pollution, good times.

Good Stop in Sonoma County

This stop is pretty close to us, and has been a yearly trip. We really enjoy the rural feeling to the area -- no cell phone service for Verizon or T-mobile. If you are trailer or RVing, there are no hookups and no dump station on site. Generators can be run from 10 am to 8 pm. There is an observatory on site which is free to explore, when open. There are many great hiking trails, one of which goes to a seasonal waterfall. The hikes range from easy to difficult. There are campsites that run along the creek which are the preferred for us because of the opportunity to see wildlife at night and the kids love to play in the water. I am not sure what changes that have happened over the last few years, but there seems to be some full time campsites that made me and my family feel uncomfortable. I do really enjoy the campsite, but this may have been the last time we go due to these questionable site living situations. Dogs are allowed, but not on the hiking trails… They have newer restrooms with showers, but they are currently closed due to COVID. Each site has a port-a-potty that is cleaned after each camper checks out.

Best KOA we’ve stayed at

We stayed 3 days over Labor Day and were so impressed! They were full but everything was safe, clean and organized. Woody, the manager, was very helpful and accommodating! We had a beautiful site under shade trees and a grassy area ! Lovely time 🌲

Quiet, cleaned and decent camp sites.

Stayed couple of nights. Camp sites are decent in space. They have a late check in which is not ideal as the place is pretty dark at night but convenient as we had some road troubles. Wifi wasn’t as good but we got average phone reception. Camps come with a fire pit and with a double water faucet which is great when you need additional water to clean up. Overall good experience at this place.

Nice, private campground

All exposed, all flat. Easy access. Store has everything you need. Wood is 10 bucks a bundle. It’s private owned so fire rings are always ok. If you don’t want to cook there are 2 restaurants next door.