Sonoma County is big — 1,768 square miles, to be exact, with 55 miles stretched along the Pacific Ocean. It’s also a gorgeous, geographically-diverse paradise, home to steep mountains, broad valleys, lakes, rivers, marshes, sandy beaches, flower-filled meadows, and groves of redwood trees.
That’s why camping here is so amazing. Campgrounds anywhere tend to be located in beautiful, activity-laden locations, and Sonoma County is no exception. On a camping vacation here, your tent or RV will be set in one the most beautiful spots on earth.
As for camping options, they run the gamut from roughing it in an undeveloped back-country site to chillin’ in your super-comfy RV (with stops along the way for tents or simple-to-luxe camping cabins).
Camping is fun, budget-friendly, and a great way to build adventurous memories with loved ones. You’ll catch fish, take a hike, add new birds to your life list, photograph rare wildflowers, explore tide pools, paddle a canoe. At night you’ll gab into the wee hours around the campfire or take a walk on the beach with stars blazing above.
Just one problem: In a county so big, beautiful, and incredibly varied, how do you even begin to figure out where to throw down your sleeping bag or park your camper?
Easy. Just read this guide. Find our complete Sonoma County campground listings here.
Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodriguez.