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Great little beach across the road

The spots closest to the enterance have theost privacy, the sites in the back are good for large groups and families and are noisier than the sites up front. The beach is across the street and through a little trail but we'll worth it. Very nice water for floating and swimming, with a cute little beach area to keep your stuff.


Great campsite! Right on the bluffs with the ocean beating on the rocks below you. Four large group sites with 70+ first come first serve sites. Boat access and cleaning station for fishermen. Absolutely no cell reception which is fantastic!

Great place

Great little place in the redwoods in beautiful majestic wine country. Campsites are clean, bathrooms are being renovated at the moment but the ones completed are nice. You need reservations but there are a few walk in campsites up at the end that go on first come first serve basis. Great hiking in the redwoods along a nice creek. Close to Calistoga and St Helena for all your needs.

Military campground not far from the Bay

You have to be former or active duty military to use this campground. It is located on one of Coast Guard's main training centers. The campground is at the back of the complex, next to a playground, volleyball court, cookout shelter, and stocked lake. Full-hookups and large pull in spaces made it very easy and relaxing. The wind kicks up in the afternoon sometimes so watch out for your awning and camp chairs. It is a 15 min drive into Petaluma (which is a very cute town) and another 35 minutes to the GG bridge in good traffic. We visited Muir Woods, SF, and Sausalito while we were here without breaking much of a sweat. Recommended.

Good all around campground for RVers

Good campground for any RVers. Has restaurant next to campground. State park is short walk away and easy walk to Bay Area

One night

Not bad for a night. A little close to others for my liking, but everyone was friendly and helpful.

Has lots of great amenities for all ages to enjoy.

Large campground with many great options for activities. This park has lake access from a large sandy beach. Extensive nature trail system throughout the park. There is also a visitors center with many displays of the animals that are found within the park as well the cultural history.

Campground in the heart of wine country

Small, cozy campground located in the heart of wine country. Site contains fire pit, picnic tables, and bear locker. Several prominent wineries located near by as well as a charming town called Calistoga. Sites and bathrooms were well maintained. Good option if you're doing Napa on a budget!

Camping on the ocean

Spent 4 nights at this wonderful state park. Campsites 1 through 11 are literally on the beach. We stayed in site 2 which is an ADA. It was smaller than the others and didn’t have a full ocean view but still slept great listening to the waves off the ocean. No hookups, but water is close by. Lots of raccoons at night so be sure to use their food lockers. Bathrooms are clean and well kept. There are no showers. But if you like the sound of the ocean, this is a great place!

Doran Beach Campground

This campground is in the heart of Bodega Bay. There are many sites with various amounts of privacy. The sites include long paved driveways, tables, and fire pits in the sand. Each site is a short walk from bathrooms, trash bins, and the beaches. The bathrooms have flush toilets and sinks, and pay showers that take quarters. Given that the campground is on the water, it can get very chilly at night and the wind tends to pick up. It is nearby the town of Bodega with great chowder and various shops to visit.

Off-Season Camping on Letts Lake

I visited this campground during the off-season. Therefore, there was no one else at the campground, but I have heard that this is a very popular place to camp during the summer months.

The campground does not offer very much privacy between sites, but is right on Letts Lake, offering great views. There is an easy trail that surrounds the lake, but the surrounding area offers a wide variety of hiking. There are also many trails for ATVs. The campground has two pit toilets as well. Each site has a table and a fire pit. The paved drives for each site are moderate in length.

During summer months the area gets fairly warm. During off-season camping, I experienced temperatures between 26-34 F. Although it was a chilly camping experience, it was one I won't soon forget!

Waterfront Camping and Forest Setting

Beautiful campground sitting next to water with dense forest and ground cover.  Clean shower and restrooms that include hot water, hand soap, paper towels, mirrors and electrical outlets.  Friendly camp host and hike and bike area. Extra fee for pets.

Well maintained campground with great hike to the coast

I camped here over halloween in 2015 with a few girlfriends. It was great because there were only about two other campgrounds being used. Brisk and clear at night, with sunny days with a fall chill in the air. The campgrounds were nice and spacious with a fire ring and picnic table. There are bathrooms but no garbage pickup.

It was a nice walk to the coast. About 30-40 hike if I remember correctly. The "tafoni" rock along the coast is magnificent. Windy and sunny Pacific Coast ocean experience. I would definitely return next time Im in the area.

Fun Surf Spot

Nice little campground right on the beach. Nice long beach that's great for walking, surfing (if there's swell), and just relaxing in general. Tends to have a bit of a breeze at night with not a whole lot of natural protection for tent camping in my experience.

Great campground for kids

Playgrounds, swimming pool, lots of space to run and scream. We stay when visiting the area and endure the screaming kids. The kids do have fun, I give them that. But this is not wilderness camping. It's camping among giant caravans and lots of families. On one visit, the campground was filled with vintage camp trailers It was fun to walk around and see the oldies.

Petaluma is a cute town with lots of good food and things to do. I recommend the area, and recommend KOA if you're driving a big caravan. There are some tent spaces and cabins too. Something for everyone.

Campground away from the Interstate

The North Fork campground is about 30 minutes off of Interstate 80 along a 1-2 lane paved road. The campground is next to the Truckee River but most sites do not have easy access to it.

There are only three pit toilets since one of them is permanently damaged and has been for quite some time. There is no running water or access to any electricity.

It is is a small to medium size campground which is a plus and it’s in the trees.

Gerstle Cove Wild Sonoma Coast

This campground is a jewel. Oceanside. Hiking, tide pooling. Beach, seal and whale watching. Abalone diving when permitted.

Deep in the Redwood Forest

Tiny gem nestled in a grand redwood forest and huge ferns and along the Gualala River. Hikes to the ocean, paddle the river to the ocean. Explore the redwood forest. They have coin showers.

Woodsy and friendly.

Spur of the moment camping worked out for me here. It was early August and some campgrounds were full, but this one had plenty of openings. Lots of sites for tents and RVs, lots of trees for privacy and sound insulation, and clean simple bathrooms. Of course the hiking opportunities around Salt Point State Park are pretty spectacular and the sights along Hwy 1 are great. I would give 5 stars but the camp host made himself pretty scarce and that was inconvenient.

The Dunes!

Close to downtown Guernville and the Russian River Brewery. Access to the Salmon River Beach, which has great surfing and fun for the whole family. Beautiful campsites with clean bathrooms and showers.

Inexpensive Full and Partial Hook-ups in Napa Valley

Clean showers and bathrooms, some trees, close to Raley’s Grocery store. Easy drive to the wineries of Napa Valley, a little further to Sonoma but a nice drive. Picnic table, some full hook-ups and some partial, we will ask for full hook ups next time just for ease of getting out when your ready to go.

Good Hike and Bike Area

Hike and bike area is next to the ranger station, which means you can use their electrical outlet.  Showers were not working when I camped there… likely because of the statewide drought. Plenty of dense shaded hiking trails.  Food box is a nice place to leave items for others who are hiking or bike touring.

The best dry camping in California

I have been camping here for 32 years, it’s a private campground very clean and beautiful. There are portapotties that are cleaned often, hot showers that cost money and if you have a boat you can launch from there. The campsites are big and it’s not usually full, spots are first come first serve unless you are doing a large group. There are many coves or inlets you can climb down into to look at tide pools. If you haven’t been here you should go it’s beautiful!


It is always windy and therefore cold on the beach. That is why there are such big sand dunes.

Regardless, a beautiful place to visit and camp. There are also equestrian trails, so you can book a horseback ride from a local ranch as well!!

Right by Johnson’s Beach

Right by the Russian River and Johnson’s Beach. Take advantage and go kayaking or canoeing in the river. Cheap rentals at Johnson’s Beach.

Definitely not secluded. The town of Guerneville is right there, but that means you can go get a nice bite to eat. Look up Oprah’s favorite biscuits at the Big Bottom Deli or the Guerneville taco truck in the Safeway parking lot is legit too.

Private sites

Our family enjoys visiting here. Sites are small, but private. Nice hiking and close to ocean preserve. Good Jr rangers program. Sadly, no showers.

Great location not too far from town

Close to town. Roomy sites. Nike walking/hiking trails. Lots of yellow jackets.

Great for familes

It is a wonderful campground for familes with children and pets. We have a dog and two very young children. We had a blast there lots to do and see! On Sunday’s the farmers market is nextdoor so you can walk over!


Some of the sites are very spacious and wide open and some are less spacious and have shade. Short drive into the south beach of salmon creek for the most part. Great campground and fun beach day for the whole family. Showers are available in campground to rinse of the salt and the sand!


Camp ground was clean and it appears that they are planting a lot of new trees. Bathroom was clean. Peacocks are everywhere, so be prepared to a little noise. We were in campsite #17 and there was no shade.