Camping: California Wine Country Style
Camping: California Wine Country Style
Sonoma County's campgrounds offer a full range of opportunities - campgrounds along the California Coast or next to the Russian River, out in the redwoods or adjacent to vineyards. Campgrounds vary from those with cabins (for folks who think 'roughing it' is a hotel without room service) to full RV hook-ups, to primitive tent-only parks that bring you close to nature. This range means exploring Sonoma County is affordable for almost any budget.
Whether you pitch a tent, lay your head down in a luxury RV, or sleep under the stars, camping remains the best way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and explore Sonoma Wine Country's back roads. Here's an overview of just some of the possibilities:
(Photo at right.) This beautiful campground situated near the Russian River in scenic Alexander Valley offers access for swimming, fishing, and bicycling, and has a convenience store on-site. Pet friendly.
2411 Alexander Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448, 707-431-1453
Go 'glamping' (glamorous luxurious camping) and choose between a custom-designed Airstream trailer or a luxurious canvas tent with a plush, modern interior, located along the Russian River . The trailers include spa-inspired bathrooms with walk-in showers, and both the trailers and tents are outfitted with luxurious hotel bedding, linens, towels, and bath products.
14120 Old Cazadero Road, Guerneville, CA 95446, 707-604-6103
Stay on the Pacific coast in this full service RV park, situated in a wind protected area, just a five minute drive drive (or half-hour walk) from the beach. No tent camping available. Pet friendly.
2001 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-3701
Take a canoe trip on the Russian River and camp near the river or in the redwoods. Tent camping only with hot showers and clean restrooms.
8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, 707-887-1222
(Photo at left.) This nicely laid out campground is situated on the Russian River, near the Pacific Ocean. Campground activities include outdoor movies, beach bonfires, and hayrides. There is also a convenience store on-site. RVs and tent sites available. Pet friendly.
22855 Moscow Road, Duncans Mills, CA 95430, 800- 451-8400
Nestled in the hills overlooking Alexander Valley, the campground offers all the amenities of the comfortable KOA campgrounds, plus Wi-Fi at every site. Pool; pet friendly.
1166 Asti Ridge Road, Cloverdale, CA 95425, 707-894-3337
Doran Park has a two-mile stretch of sandy beach, making it a popular place for visitors to picnic, build sand castles, fly kites, surf, fish, and stroll. A parking lot located near the boat launch can handle 30 vehicles with trailers. Individual campsites, restrooms with electrical outlets, flush toilets, and coin-operated showers ($1.50 for five minutes).
201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-3540
Located where the Gualala River enters the Pacific Ocean, this campground nestles under redwood trees beside the river, within walking distance of the crashing surf. The campground includes drive-in campsites, walk-to sites, and sites reserved for hikers and cyclists. Pet friendly.
42401 Highway 1, Gualala, CA 95497, 707-785-2377
This campground is situated on the beach of the Russian River near downtown Guerneville. The beach below the campground has a snack bar plus canoe and kayak rentals. The resort offers rustic cabin-type rooms, a game room, laundry, and a barbecue area. Tent campsites available.
16215 First St., Guerneville, CA 95446, 707-869-2022
This popular recreational area is nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma Wine Country. With more than 2,700 acres and 50 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing. The drive-in campground is available for tents and RVs; there are no electrical or water hook-ups. Boat-in and hike-in primitive campsites are also available. Pet friendly. Advance reservations required.
13005 Rockpile Road, Geyserville, CA 95441, 707-431-4533
This scenic Pacific coastal campground is situated around a sheltered cove and offers oceanfront sites on the bluff or secluded camps tucked in the trees. It is near Stillwater Cove Regional Park and Salt Point State Park. There is a boat ramp at Ocean Cove and a store nearby. RV and tent sites available. Great place to watch a sunset. Pet friendly.
23125 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450, 707-847-3422
Plenty to do for everyone at this popular Wine Country KOA campground, including a petting farm, haywagon rides, pool, bounce pillow, and climbing wall. All KOA amenities including a full-service lodge and free wireless Internet. Pool; pet friendly.
20 Rainsville Road, Petaluma, CA 94952, 707-763-1492
(Photo at left.) This RV park includes a boat launch, dry storage, open slips, and waterfront sites. No tent camping. Pet friendly.
1500 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2354
In the Russian River Valley, this RV and tent camp is on the Russian River, near Korbel Champagne Cellars and Armstrong Woods. Pet friendly.
11820 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, 707-887-7662
Tucked into the redwoods near Korbel Champagne Cellars, this family-run campground is part of the original Ridenhour Ranch. Tent camping only. Pet friendly.
12600 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446, 707-869-2311
The park is located northeast of Kenwood in the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County's eastern border. Elevations within the 2,700-acre park range from 600 feet at the entrance to 2,729 feet at the top of Bald Mountain. On clear days the view includes portions of the San Francisco Bay Area and even a glimpse of the Sierra Nevada. This park is also home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory. Note: Bouncing back quickly from the October 2017 wildfires, Sugarloaf is open for day use and camping, with 10 of its 16 trails open. Get trail status updates at sugarloafpark.org.
2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA, 707-833-5712