Nathaniel S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Convenient Location, Good Facilities, Limited Solitude

If you want a great "base camp" location for exploring wine country north of San Francisco, this is a great place.  Located in Petaluma, this campground is an easy drive to Napa and Sonoma county wineries, a bit longer drive to coastal locations like Bodega Bay, and easily within reach for a day on the Russian river or Lake Sonoma.  The majority of the sites are full hookup with 30A or 50A power, water, and sewer.  We didn't have sewer at our site, but every morning a small tanker truck would drive around and empty our tanks for us and others that didn't have sewer line hookups.  This is the only campground I've ever been to that does this, and I wish more did.  That's the positive. The downside is that this is a large campground, and it doesn't feel so much that you are camping so much as you are parked in a lot with a lot of other RV owners around you.  That doesn't mean it's not fun for kids - they can ride bikes, go swimming, and generally have a great time. We were there in October and there was a great pumpkin patch nearby.  It was a fun weekend.  But as someone who prefers a bit more solitude and space when I take my trailer out, this spot was too crowded for my taste.  Would I go here again?  Sure.  But I wouldn't consider it a camping weekend. It would be a wine tasting weekend where my lodgings happened to be my trailer.

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