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.

Shhhh don't tell anyone about this campground

It's one of our favorite campgrounds. And is a well kept secret. So don't tell anyone! What other California campground has green grass between sites? I have to admit when we've gone to this park, Hwy 1 was closed just a few miles south, so there was very little traffic. Now that Hwy 1 is open, I'm curious about the street noise.

Campground is a little south of Big Sur, so dinner & sunset at Nepenthe is a must. Make sure you to go the Henry Miller Library and buy a book or two, or stay for a concert.

Close to the Bay Area, high above the clouds

We camped at the Juniper Campground, 3/4 up the mountain. Register in advance, but it's first-come-first-serve once you get to the campground. We watched the sunset over the Bay Area, whew, it was spectacular. Hiked to the top of the mountain, to the lookout point, on a trail through the woods and brush. We come every year and will continue the tradition in years to come. Oh, btw, because it is fire season, campfires are not allowed. Sorely missed a fire, but appreciate that the mountain will not burn down while we are up there.