Camping with a view of lake at Casini Ranch
Casini Ranch Family Campground

Camping: California Wine Country Style

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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:

AutoCamp Russian River

People sit outside of a silver Airstream trailer in Sonoma County
AutoCamp Russian River

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 in Guerneville. 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.

Bodega Bay RV Park

RVs lined up in the campground in Sonoma County
Bodega Bay RV Park

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.

Burke's Canoe Trips

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.

Casini Ranch Family Campground

RVs surrounded by trees in Sonoma County
Casini Ranch Family Campground

This nicely laid out campground is 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.

Cloverdale Wine Country KOA Camping Resort

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.

Doran Regional Park

RVs set up along the coast in Sonoma County
Doran Regional Park

Doran Regional 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.

Gualala Point Regional Park

A hammock is set up under the canopy of trees in Sonoma County
Gualala Point Regional Park

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.

Johnson's Beach

People walk down the boardwalk to the river in Sonoma County
Johnson's Beach

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.

Liberty Glen Campground at Lake Sonoma

The sign for the campground with a view of Lake Sonoma in the background in Sonoma County
Liberty Glen Campground at Lake Sonoma

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.

Ocean Cove Campground

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.

San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground

Cabins in a row at the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground in Sonoma County
San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground

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.

Porto Bodega RV Park

This RV park includes a boat launch, dry storage, open slips, and waterfront sites. No tent camping. Pet friendly.

River Bend Resort

In the Russian River Valley, this RV and tent camp is on the Russian River, near Korbel Champagne Cellars and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Pet friendly.

Schoolhouse Canyon Park

Tucked into the redwoods near Korbel Champagne Cellars, this family-run campground is part of the original Ridenhour Ranch. Tent camping only. Pet friendly.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

A round tent with a chair out front under the shade of trees in Sonoma County
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Located northeast of Kenwood in the Mayacamas Mountains on Sonoma County's eastern border, sleep in a fully-furnished luxury canvas tent or in tent sites. 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.

Want even more camping choices? Search our lists of all Sonoma County campgrounds and state and regional parks in Sonoma County.

See Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.