Bodega Bay RV Park, we have stayed here in October and will return. Check in is easy the staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are clean and level all good size, many pull threws, big rig friendly. Good dog yard. Walk to dog friendly trails and adjacent harbor and state park. Or drive to many dog friendly beaches. Bodega is fun, Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s the Birds filmed here and the town is well preserved honoring that. We were here 40 years ago on our honeymoon with a beat up camper shell, when we were more flexible. Big Rigs rule! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Packed in here like a bunch of sardines. It's a long way to the baths/showers, but they are clean and modern. The office staff is friendly and competent. Sites are on dirt/gravel. The foghorns and close proximity makes this a noisy campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is very quiet, even being next to Hwy 1. The sites are fairly level gravel with a lattice fence separating each site for the pull-throughs. Other sites have no separation. Each site has a sturdy picnic table, but no shade trees. The management seems very nice during my brief encounter with them at check-in. The park is well maintained, as are the laundry and bathroom/showers. The only complaint I had with the park is that they advertise they have cable at each site when in fact there is no cable available at all. The only reception we received was via our digital antenna and we only received 4 stations, ION, ION life, Qubo, and an infomercial channel. We watched back to back episodes of Criminal Minds for three solid days. We could not pick up any other stations. The park is located just north of Bodega Bay on Hwy 1. You almost have to know where to turn when you make that last curve leaving town or you'll pass it up. We love coming to Bodega Bay when the temperatures in Sacramento are in the 100's. The coastal fog keeps the temperatures in the mid 60's. We also love the fresh oysters and clam chowder available at the local restaurants. The highway through Bodega Bay is narrow, so motor homes and large trailers may have a difficult time going through town, but go slow and you'll get through okay. There are several other RV parks in the area, but we like this one because it is sheltered from the wind and the noise from the harbor fog horn. We would stay here again if they get the cable fixed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park located behind a restaurant/real estate office right on CA1. We had a drive in forward site that was right up against large pines. No satellite here. Had a good cable w/HD reception. There were some nice pull thru sites in the middle rows. Lots of coooool weather here. This is and overpriced campground @ $46. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall we had a good experience but there were two negatives: 1. There is no signage on the roads into and within Bodega Bay that indicates where the park is. The AAA CampBook has incorrect directions, and the Garmin GPS we have also led us on a wild goose chase on the narrow and winding Hwy. 1. 2. When we tried to call the park for directions, we got the unhelpful after hours voice mail (they close at 5 PM and we were calling about 6 PM). We just kept driving north on Hwy. 1 and finally found the park on the north end of town with the one sign they have posted in front. The positives: Level, gravel sites with smaller trees that don't really provide shade, but the coastal fog made shade unnecessary. Park is clean and was filled with an RV group when we were there---they seem to cater to groups/clubs and have meeting spaces for them. Wi-fi was OK but a bit slow. There is a community park next door for dog walking but for scenery and beach access, one of the state or county parks is better (but don't have hook-ups). We camped here in a Motorhome.
From a club standpoint, this park was a bust. Even though we made our reservations over a year ahead, the managers couldn't see fit to put our members together... they spread us out all over the place. There are two clubhouses available and they gave us the small clubhouse (approx 600 sq ft) to use for 38 people. More than half the club had no cable TV as it wasn't working and the Wi-Fi was so bad, I saw many people standing outside the office hoping to get some signal. On the plus side there is a bocce ball court and an enclosed dog run. The showers/restrooms were clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was gravel and level side to side, not so much front to back. The site was wide enough to put out all our slides and still have room to park our toad next to our motor home. Overall, the campground was clean and well kept up. Staff was friendly. Wi-Fi was good. One warning - the roads in and out of Bodega Bay are not big-rig friendly and we found the drive in our 40 foot motor-home to be slow and at times, scary. The roads are the only reason we would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very efficiently run park. Our first site was not level enough without help, so we asked to change to a pull-thru site that looked, and was more level. Utilities are well located and function well. We were disappointed that the restaurant was closed on Tuesday. We would stay longer another time. We were fascinated by the adjoining Children's Bell Tower inspired by the sad story of Nicholas Green. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the third time we have stayed at this park. Spaces are small, but staff is excellent about helping folks into them. I do not know why they list they do not have cable, because we got many channels. Located rIght next to a park where a small farmers market is held on Sundays, and there is a decent Mexican restaurant within walking distance. We stayed for 10 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place to stay. Just as advertised. Very friendly staff, excellent maintenance. Easy to pull through and set up. Cable TV is digital and has great quality. As good as our Direct TV dish. Wi-Fi is one of the best I have used in RV Parks. Will be coming here in the future for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park, but they currently do not have cable TV. We were told they, (the cable company) came in and took it all out and wanted $$$$ to install. The pull though sites are ample and level and they do have nice restrooms. If you have a newer TV or a converter, you can receive OTA (over the air) TV from San Francisco. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time we have stayed in this park. We stayed here for a week. The management is very friendly and helpful. Sites are small, but quite manageable. Wi-Fi works well and there is a good restaurant within walking distance. Very relaxing. The 9 rating is due to the minimal cable. They have changed to digital and although we have a digital hookup, older units may not be able to access it. The cable is quite limited as well. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, well maintained and well managed campground. There are campgrounds nearby that are more scenic, but with fewer amenities and we love having full hook-ups including cable and WiFi. And I give this place huge kudos for the good WiFi. If you're going to sell the place as having WiFi, it should be strong enough to get a decent signal throughout the park. Big pet peeve for me when it's so slow that it's pointless. The location is perfect for exploring the area. We loved it and will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Bodega Bay for the first night we had our 31ft RV. We arrived just as the office was closing, but the lady was very helpful and showed us where to go and gave us the rules and a map of the site. The sites are close together and we had a back-in. Luckily for us it was at the end of the row by a turn in the road, so we had a lot of room to maneuver, which we needed. It might have taken a few goes to get it right otherwise. The pitch was not 100% level as it is on the side of a hill. They have tried to level the pitches but it has not quite worked. They provided a picnic table. Bathrooms were clean and tidy with lots of hot water. We only strayed for one night. The RV park is surrounded by high trees which helped with the strong wind. The area is fantastic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are gravel but fairly level. Maneuvering a big RV is a little tight. There is a fence between each site for privacy. It's not far from the ocean so it was misty and chilly. Good proximity to great seafood restaurants on the water. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pleasant RV park; clean, well maintained and quiet with friendly managers. Pets are welcome. The WiFi is free and fast. A little bonus is the seasonal Farmer's Market held on a field next door on Sunday, featuring local produce and home made goodies. The park would rate a 10 except for the fact that there are no views. You would not know that you were on the coast other than for the sound of the fog horn, but it is just a short drive or hike to scenic views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our idea of a perfect campground: level and easy to pull through spaces without large trees, quiet, nice managers, sheltered a bit from the wind at the coast, great Wi-Fi, cable TV, full hookups and a great restaurant you can walk to (Brisas del Mar). It's an easy drive a few miles north to sit on a fabulous ocean beach. Do a hike on the Bodega Head Nature Trail: a 1.9 mile loop with spectacular views of the ocean, the bay and the harbor. It definitely helps you figure out the geography of this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We wanted to get away for a 5 day weekend to the coast and we picked this location. The only way we give a park a 10 is if we get things like a paper delivered to our sight every morning and the entire facility is paved with lush grassing lawn areas at each site, with a dog run at every turn, but that isn't realistic. This park has a nice store with RV stuff in it, a great little restaurant just at the entrance to the park, SOLID Wi-Fi signal, strong CATV signals to the rig and a nice quiet atmosphere. We probably would have given it a 9 if it had fenced dog runs. Some of us have dogs that won't do their business on a leash. If you go towards the community center, be sure to pick up after your dog! We will come here again when in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pet friendly is generous. While there is grass at sites, pet area was a little path into the weeds way at the back of the park. Great laundry facility and the food at the attached restaurant is good...especially if you have been on the coast road all day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet, secluded park with gravel spaces and picnic tables. You can bring your own fire ring. There is a playground but no designated dog area. We spotted a small group of deer hanging out at the playground every evening. The restroom is a little run down but clean. A seafood/Mexican restaurant is located in front of the park. It is a short drive back down HWY1 to Bodega Bay with a few stores and restaurants. It is a long, winding way north before you reach Jenner or any other coastal towns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are many parks that can accommodate RV's in the Bodega Bay area, but few rank as high in total quality and manager involvement as this one. We have been regular return visitors for several stays each year, and always come away with a feeling of "what a great park". The sites are on a slight descending tier but very level, with solid gravel, excellent hookups (water pressure is a bit light but not a problem) and fantastic Wi-Fi. The park is currently adding separators between sites that are nicely done and a constant maintenance program is in affect - which shows. You won't find cleaner restrooms or grounds. There is little vegetation between sites and some grass (which goes away during the summer) but the area immediately around the park has plenty of room to stretch out. You can easily walk to an adjacent state park for ocean access. At night you can often hear the faint sound of the Bodega Bay fog horn which is a reminder of how near the water you are without exposure to wind. The park planted several trees around the property border several years ago which have grown to provide an excellent barrier to wind which is prevalent in Bodega Bay. The park sits on the north outside boundary of the town, and in an extremely quiet location. It is a park well prepared for fishermen providing a cleaning station and is close enough to catch a fishing party boat at the harbor. In all the visits we have made, something within the park infrastructure is always being upgraded or improved so expect this one to just continue to get better. Check the park website for photos which are true in representation. Our favorite thing about Bodega Bay RV Park is the fact that it is still family owned (parents built the park in 1967 and the son still owns it...no KOA high prices and marketing here !!). Best of all, the onsite managers have been there close to 20 years and take an active role in what happens for quality control. It's a winning combination. The cost is very reasonable and if you plan to return, get on their email list for regular specials. High marks for this one, you won't be disappointed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice spot, conveniently located to the city. The sites are large and level, and stepped down so you aren't window-to-window with your neighbor. There isn't much to do at the park, which is OK with us, as we preferred to go the the bay, drive the countryside and walk the beach. The restaurant next to the site was clean, friendly and offered excellent food. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park, you can hike to the beach through Bodega Dunes State Campground. It can get foggy and cold at times even in the summer. It is close to Bodega Bay but the hike in is tricky, no sidewalks on Highway 1. The sites were very nice (but could use some more space between RV's). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a week and it was quite pleasant. The campground is clean and the managers are friendly and helpful. This campground has been here a long time and the sites are rather cramped and small and a bit difficult to maneuver. The manager was more than helpful in assisting us with backing in and getting out. The campground was also quite full, so early reservations advised. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well run and maintained. Friendly office. Clean property. Two meeting rooms available. Delicious restaurant on property. Not close to any activities, so bring a car or things to do. Small park, quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time we stayed in this park. Our site was a pull through, with gravel parking. There was a small lawn with a picnic table at each site. I needed a one inch board to level side to side. It poured rain the four days we were at this camp ground. Since the camp ground is on a sloped hill, the drainage was excellent. Even though we had over two inches of rain, none of the sites we saw flooded up due to the rock and drainage. Due to the weather, the owners opened up the club house a day early so we had a place to meet and eat on Thursday. This time the Wi-Fi worked great all four days. I would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice, quiet, well maintained campground. The walk to the beach was nice; it took about 30 minutes. We spent most of our time away from the park and at the beaches (Bodega Dunes, Bodega Head and Goat Rock). Not too many amenities at the park itself, but that was not what we were looking for. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Decent park located on the west side of Hwy 1, just north of Bodega Bay.It is set back from the highway, and is very quiet. The sites are gravel and fairly level. The grass between sites was dead and full of burrs that got all over the dogs fur. The bathrooms were very clean, and the managers were nice. Cable and wi-fi worked well. Biggest negative for us was that you could not ride your bike in the park, and the highway has no shoulder and was too dangerous. If you are just staying at this park, you might as well leave your bikes at home, unless you have a rack on your toad. Still, we would stay here again because we love the ocean and the Bodega area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean quiet campground. One minor complaint is that there are no fire rings, but you can bring your own. There are no playgrounds, so if you have little children I would find another place. This place was great for us, who were seeking a quiet getaway. Conveniently there is a restaurant on the premises, and the menu looked good, but we didn't eat there so I can't rate them. I would recommend this RV park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We visited Bodega Bay in July for a golf tournament. The park was large and had many visitors the weekend we were here who were part of a very big camp-club of some sort. The park had several large mobile units available for big groups to have their breakfast or dinner in, which was very nice to see. The WiFi and cable TV worked well and my only complaint was the areas to walk a dog were dead and full of burrs which were constantly getting into their paws and tails. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean, quiet park with friendly staff. This is our second visit and will not be our last. It is a great destination to get out of the summer heat of the California central valley. It is a not-too-short walk to the beach but well worth the effort. Mexican restaurant adjacent to the park is OK (3 out of 5 stars) but if you have a towed it would be better to drive into town for seafood. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We dropped in for an overnight. This is a very clean, well kept park. Sites are fairly close together, but they have nice grassy grounds. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The $37 price was with our AAA discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, well kept park. Quiet. Hosts were very pleasant. Had a problem with my RV and they had RV service to call. Very helpful. Will definitely go back. Stayed three nights and they had a special and only charged for two. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very poorly marked entrance. The sign comes up and you see a restaurant. The park is off to your left. Price is a club rate. We stayed for 4 days. Management staff was very friendly and provided lots of literature about attractions in Sonoma County. Site was gravel and flat. No need to level. Cable TV had over 35 channels. Free Wi-Fi worked the first two days and was intermittent on Saturday and Sunday. We played at the Park's Bocce Ball Court. The Court was in good shape for a public court. The dog run was adequate. You could walk your dog through the state park next door as long as you kept the dog on a leash and stayed on the roads. (All of Sonoma County appears to have a mandatory leash policy with no dogs allowed on any public beaches.) It was necessary to drive to attractions but the road was good and site seeing was close. We used Clubhouse #1 for a Club dinner and breakfast. Chairs and tables were first rate and the club house was immaculate. I liked the park and will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice place: the people were friendly, sites were well spaced and easy to get in and out of. There were nice areas to walk the dogs. Bad things were the burrs, nasty little devils that got everywhere. Another thing was that the walk to town and the beach was a pain. We didn't tow a vehicle so had to walk. Beach didn't allow dogs, which we didn't know so we walked there for nothing. Walking to town was really difficult as there is no shoulder on Hwy.1! All and all we loved it, and the weather was perfect! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice managers!! You get the feeling that this place is anti kid by all of the sign of what not to do. That would perhaps account for the fact that their weren't to many kids there if any. Beach is not within walking distance unless you really want to hike. 2 miles perhaps. We did walk up Hwy 1 (no sidewalk or shoulder to speak of so be real careful) and rode horses at Chancellor ranch. 50. pp and well worth it. Other than that, not much to say about this dusty unlevel park. I doubt that we will return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Meticulously maintained. Very convenient to the ocean attractions. Everything local is expensive. Only negative about the park is a "no fun" attitude". Strict on pets, children and even bicycles aren't allowed. "No toys of any kind". This area is COOL. Often 5-15 degrees cooler than nearby towns and at least 10 degrees cooler than even 5 miles inland. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fine park in a great location -- just a five minute drive to town or the beach. The manager was very welcoming and checked in with us right after we pulled into our site to make sure everything was OK. It was.) Access was very easy. Our site was long and level, wifi was OK, satellite was blocked by nearby trees. Our only complaint was that our neighbors had a roaring bonfire going day and night in their portable fireplace. It was very windy, and smoke and ash was flying everywhere. The park has a "no open fires" policy, which we appreciate, but the behavior of these neighbors was an annoyance and - frankly - a concern for our safety. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park for a short stay. We don't expect much from amenities from any park, apart from the full hook-up. Yes, the burrs were annoying, but there weren't too many of them. There isn't much of a view other than some tall trees around the perimeter. We did get a visit from a county sheriff's helicopter in the field next door. They landed the three deputies in flight suits went and had their coffee break at the nearby cafe. They do it often around 10:30 am, I'm told. The route through Petaluma was just fine, taking the Valley Ford road to the the Bodega Highway, just like their instructions say worked out great. The road north on Highway 1 to River road to Santa Rosa was just as easy and we were pulling a towed. Highway 1 north of Jenner, however, we did on the way back, and, we did so with the motor home without towing as it is very narrow and winding at times. We would definitely return to this RV park the next time we feel like spending more time on the Marin/Sonoma coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Past reviews seem mostly correct. Our site was on the south side so trees blocked satellite reception, but cable TV was fine. We stayed for 5 nights and found the campers friendly. The dead grass review remark needs clarification. This is typical for the area from early summer to late fall because of summer drought. Our site did not have the rubbish debris mentioned before. Anyway, despite not being "perfect" we were there for the R&R, the seafood, the cooling summer fog and the coastal ambiance of a small fishing village. Staff seemed accommodating and the sites were average sized, just fine for most big rigs. There's an arcade onsite for kids but its mostly an adult-like park, with part of it set up for fisherman with fish cleaning facilities. Its the best in the immediate area and if you don't care about being right on the water at Doran or Porto and have a toad, there's lots of other beaches nearby and surfing is pretty good up the coast. There's a nice coffee shop and restaurant on the site. Caution: don't try HWY 1 with a big rig going too far north of Bodega Bay. The turns can be tricky and steep if you are towing. The best route into Bodega Bay is the Washingon exit west off the 101, through Petaluma, then follow the signs. The seafood is great: try Lucas on the wharf. The Bodega Bay Inn & Marina and the 3-year-running top-award winning chowder restaurant by the Marina on West Side/Shore Road. This is truly a fishing village with a couple of nice golf courses and a great salt water taffy shop! Bodega Bay Inn Marina Restaurant has a great fish market right on the waterfront or at times, you can buy fresh-catch off the docks when the fishing season is on. Crab is the main seafood feature, but the season ends in June. Fresh, local wild salmon is not available due to a 2008-2009 DFG moritorium. Enjoy the coast here and take a sweater for when the fog rolls in! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet clean park. Seems to cater to groups and has nice group clubhouses. There's not a lot for kids at the park or in the area really. The price quoted included two kids and the dog. Small trees and dead grass in each spot. Rest rooms very well kept. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice: will definitely stay again! The sites are a little close together but that's our only complaint. The showers and bathrooms were extremely clean and nice. The people that checked us in were very nice and helpful. The cable TV was really nice to have. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been coming to this park for many years but this last visit might just be our last! The sites were dirty. The "grass" between the sites is dead and full of burs that get in your carpets. We counted 8 bottle caps, 2 plastic lids from milk jugs, 4 pop tops from cans, dozens of cigarette butts, dog doo, and even some used rubber gloves by the sewer connection. I don't think it had been raked or cleaned in any way for a long time, judging by the debris we had at this site. Plus, the picnic table was covered with bird droppings and was disgusting. Needless to say, we didn't use it. It's too bad this park seems to be going downhill. We noticed the same thing last time, but let it go thinking that maybe it was just a busy time for them and they hadn't been able to clean it up. I guess it's because it is one of only 2 parks in the area that has hook-ups, so they get customers anyway for that reason. We won't recommend this park anymore to friends. And I doubt we will be back anytime soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice RV park in a beautiful, relaxing part of California. I don't have much to add as far as the description of the facilities, but I must say how nice and helpful the manager was to us. When I first made the reservation, no full hookup sites were available, so I asked to be upgraded if one opened up, which he did without further follow up. Once we arrived, he allowed us to move to a different site from the one we had first been assigned. But he really helped us by getting up from his dinner (despite my protest) and diagnosing an electrical problem that turned out to be a tripped circuit breaker for the converter. We'll definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, quiet facility with a very friendly staff. This was our first visit to this park but will probably not be our last. The neatness and cleanliness (a big plus for me) is particularly noteworthy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was just overnight, of course, but they could have warned us that they have absolutely no water pressure to speak of. If we hadn't had water with us, I don't know what we would have done. An older operation, It's a parking lot, dirt and gravel. There's no playground, although there is a game room. I overheard the manager, who was a great deal of help, even tell someone on the phone that they "weren't especially kid friendly'. On the other hand, the staff was very helpful and friendly. I scored a screw in one of my trailer tires, and between the manager, and 'Jonathan', one of the grounds keepers, I got it fixed. The state park is just next door, but you can't walk to the beach from the park without potentially having a run-in with one of the rangers, since you didn't pay the day-use fee. What this place is really geared for is fishermen. The place was hopping at five in the morning as half the campground piled out to get out to the ocean. To sum it up, the staff is far better than the grounds they're obliged to work at, and the Pacific Ocean is still right there, although you can't see it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at the Bodega Bay RV Park several times. Each time, we have found it clean and well-maintained. The pull-through sites in the middle of the park allow for satellite reception. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are not spacious but they are adequate. Location is right off highway one, behind a Mexican restaurant. Lots of great beaches and hiking in the area. Showers were hot and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice RV park. They have allot of cable channel's and the WiFi is very strong and free. The sites are deep enough but not very wide and there is dead grass in between them. There is also no landscaping in between them making them not very private. The staff is friendly and the park is kept clean. I would stay here again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For me the best thing about this park was a strong WiFi signal that was free. Cable TV with lots of channels. Spaces close together on a downhill slope and most require leveling. Paved interior road but parking pad of gravel and patio area of dead grass. Spaces so close together that rigs pulling vehicles have to park vehicles on the dead grass, leaving just a few feet between them and their neighbor. When I arrived had to pick up several pieces of litter left behind. People who run park are gracious and friendly. About 500 movies available to check out free. Considering cost I expected a level concrete parking pad and some landscaping between sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We phoned the owners of this RV Park later in the evening after leaving another park because of the filth. They were very helpful in getting us a space and helping us find there park in the fog. The owner was very helpful and I appreciate it after leaving our previous park in absolute disgust. I feel they try hard to provide a safe and clean park here. The restrooms and park were older but clean. I would have given them a 10 if not for the gravel pad on the sidehill which could be improved upon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place fills up with fishermen and groups on weekends. Get reservations. We were there on a Wednesday and Thursday in November, but couldn't stay over the weekend because of advanced reservations. Owner came by as we were pulling in to verify that the site was acceptable. Not a big campground but it's in a nice area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park in a beautiful part of the state. The spaces are nice size. Not big, but not small either. Roads are paved, which is nice. My only gripe is that the sites are gravel and did get a little muddy after a days rain. We walked down to the beach. It takes about 45 minutes, but is very pretty. Definitely the nicest park in the Bodega Bay area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, surrounded by majestic coastal pines! Would have given a "9" if sites were paved. Staff was very nice, even helped me back into my site! Overall a great place to stay. Highly recommended! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with clean restrooms and comfortable distance between campsites. Not on
beach, but a quick drive to beach and marina. We took an ocean fishing trip while we were there. The fish cleaning station was very handy and we used it!
Management was a bit confused about our reservation and site number, but all was straightened out. We stayed over July 4th, 2004 weekend and park was not
overcrowded. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Decent park, right next to state park and nice walking opportunities, our experience was that the management was rude and not consistant in their responses about us getting out of over flow, wouldn't go there again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was our first trip in our FW. I was really surprised at how clean the park was and especially how nice the bathrooms were. I am planning to go back again. Although you couldn't see the beach you could hear it quite well and it is just a 5 minute drive to the beach. We camped here in a camper.
We were very pleased with this campground. We stayed 2 days with son and granddaughter, and we had a great time even in February! The fog horn was not really a problem, after awhile you get used to it. The beach is nice, people are nice. There is water available to fill your tanks and a dump station for when you leave. We found the camp hosts friendly and helpful, the bathrooms clean and the campers to be considerate. We will definitely be going back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Spectacular setting with the beach across the street from the campsite. Amazing wildlife and spectacular views from the Head! Fog horn was a bit annoying but nothing ear plugs won't fix! Can't wait to go back!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground sits on the bay and does have some beautiful settings. It's too bad that California outpriced and outspent itself so it's State Parks had to suffer. Because now you go to a County park which have jacked their prices right under the State Parks, yet virtually give you nothing except a fire pit and maybe a random water spigot. We camp as little as possible in this state, probably because we remember what it was like when it was reasonable to camp here. (To bad). I can't believe they took the one affordable outing and messed it up. We stayed here one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have always been a fan of Doran Park, until this last (ever) trip. Sonoma County has done absolutely nothing to maintain the park. The areas are overgrown with noxious weeds, which are loaded with fox tails, making it difficult, at best, to walk your dogs. They have also become very unfriendly and grumpy. The front tire of my tow vehicle was slightly touching the sand and they gave me a notice that I was in violation and had to park completely on the pavement. I would have been okay with that if the enforcement was consistent. However, a motorhome was parked sideways, with both front wheels completely on the sand and remained that way for four days. The park is no longer a value for the money. It is now $28/day, plus an $8.50 reservation fee, plus $2/night per dog. For $9 more I can camp at the Marina RV park with full hook ups, and a view of the bay. Needless to say, I will not be returning to Doran Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park on a strip between the bay and the Pacific. No waves because of a breakwater. They charge for dogs after you arrive. Bathrooms and showers were OK. Our site was long enough so we didn't need to unhook. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is great. A super value for California ocean camping. The county has done a good job keeping the park up. No hookups, but a free dump station is available. Pretty level asphalt to park on. Fire ring and table at each site. We stayed on the bay side for 2 days, then moved to a site on the jetty that backed up to the Pacific. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Windy sites. Shell campground, sites 25-27 are protected. Shell loop has pit toilets only, but showers are within walking distance on next loop. No hookups. Great beach for kites. Limited bike trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate reflects disabled pass discount. We stay here several times a year and are never disappointed. Easy access to campsites. Restrooms and showers are clean and well stocked. Camp host is friendly and helpful. The park rangers are very active, driving through several times daily. I would have rated the park higher, but the main access road is in need of extensive repairs. Lots of nice people and an all around good time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just got back from Doran yesterday. We cannot wait to go back! Clean, great hosts, great rangers, wonderful campground. We stayed 3 nights, and wish we could have stayed longer. They had a wonderful beach model wheelchair that they loaned to us for my brother so he could go to the beach. Very nice extra! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The positive; great views, close to ocean and Bodega Harbor. The negative; not much privacy between some sites during peak season. Weather was great two of three days visited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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I will stay here again. The park host keeps everything in order and is very helpful. The sites are nice, all have fire pits and water is close. It is normally very windy so it is nice to have the fire at night. Some of the sites are large enough to pitch a large tent with the RV so the whole family can camp together. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a site looking right out onto the beach and into the water. We couldn't ask for a more picturesque setting, too bad it was so windy. The wind kicked up so much that the sand from the beach was blowing into our mouth, ears, and for those without glasses, eyes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great views from all sites. Jetty was quite crowded, but smaller campgrounds were equally as attractive and not as popular. Plenty of room for big rigs in the individual campgrounds, especially Shell and Gull campgrounds. Some jetty sites too short for monster rigs, with pilings in the way in some places. Sites are level with plenty of room for hang-over and side by side parking for pull vehicle, with good separation for privacy. Dump station is very tight and narrow, although it was clean. Park people were very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just a flat spot of asphalt with no amenities, but the location made up for it. Jetty Campground was a little noisy because of the boats coming and going, but the beach was awesome for walking. Try for one of the 2 campgrounds further back, especially along the road with an ocean view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground on the beach. Its great if you have your own shower as the showers are a little rough. It is right on the beach with the sound of the ocean to go to sleep to. I love it here and have come many times. It does have its windy days, so bring some games in case you are stuck in the Rv. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground right on the beach. Some sites are ok for larger (36') motorhome but the overhang is over vegitation. Campground is right on the beach. We hear that the surf is safer here than other nearby beaches. Can be windy. No hookups and reservations highly recommended. Dump station on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is dry camping with flush toilets, showers, water, and dump station nearby. This park is beautifully located on the tip of the peninsula between Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor! There are a variety of things to do and see in and around this coastal paradise. Fishing, hiking, boating, sightseeing, relaxing at the camp site, kite flying, windsurfing, whale watching (seasonal), and playing on the beach are all popular. We camp here several times a year – especially when it gets hot in the Sacramento Valley! Having a quiet generator is a must (if you want to keep your neighbors happy). The sites are well spaced and vegetation makes some sites somewhat private. Reservations well in advance is a must although there are 19 first come first served sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Call me a romantic, but this was just a perfect little getaway for the two of us. It certainly wasn't the spectacular amenities -- the sites were gravel and not too level (1/2 bubble left-right and front-rear), no trees and no grass; It couldn't have been the nearby attractions, although the town of Bodega and the harbor area were the locations for Hitchcock's "The Birds;" It wasn't the solitude or settling aroma -- a lot of small watercraft with loud motors, squawking gulls and barking sea lions. It had to be the fact that we got site 38 on the tip of the land with plenty of room to swing our little trailer so we could sleep with the door open and look out onto the bay with its twinkling lights and the moon shimmering on the water. Heck -- it was hard to find, fairly crude in its arrangement and not anything resembling a "resort," but dang it: it was great. No cable, but who watches TV here?! Look outside! Ask for any of the water's edge sites -- they cost a few bucks more but are well worth it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location, near town, overlooking Marina. Dog friendly. Walk to Salmon Fish Charters, Office staff very helpful. Lots of site overlook bay, but early reservations needed. New large laundromat spotless. Wi-Fi not available in campground, office only. Cable TV, Verizon OK. Links style Golf located in Bodega Bay. Will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is located in a somewhat congested location along the waterfront of Bodega Bay. An adjacent "mobile home" community (not owned or managed by the park) gives a slightly tacky impression as you enter. Landscaping is minimal to non-existant. This is essentially a large mostly gravel lot with RV sites. Most sites have a nice brick raised fire ring and spacing isn't overly tight. The restroom and shower was relatively new and reasonably clean, though sand was tracked throughout (hard to avoid with beach/waterfront locations). Showers, were somewhat small. No serious complaint, but the "going rates" for the area seem high relative to the amenities provided. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park for the most part. The office, laundry and some other buildings appear quite new. Facing the office, the area to the right is mostly very old and mostly pretty shabby park models and very old trailers. To the left is the RV area, and it is quite nice. We had space 38 which is right on the bay. We drove in and ran the hoses under the RV so we could face out to the bay. Great view. Try to get spaces 35 to 39. Will try to stay here again if in the area. Very nice people running the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has been our third time staying at this GREAT rv park. Staff is very helpful and friendly. The rv sites and other areas are alway being maintained by very helpful staff. Will ALWAYS stay at this rv park when visiting the Bodega Bay area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have enjoyed this park twice in the past 3 months. Great location in the harbor. The tall ships were coming and going, so were fun to watch. All hook-ups worked fine. Facilities and restrooms were clean and propane was a very reasonable price. Great seafood restaurants within a bike ride/walking distance. Close to Bodega Head for hiking. Be forewarned that Bodega Bay is VERY windy most of the time - 3 kite stores in town means good kite flying winds! We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown for a standard non ocean view site. Site was a fairly level gravel back-in site. All utilities worked fine. Cable TV was fairly basic and some channels were not very clear. Wi-Fi is available in the clubhouse. Nice location down near the marina. Short walk to a good deli up the hill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived without reservations after the office was closed. The only negative about the whole thing was there were no instructions on what to do in this situation. There was a map with a layout of the park, so we picked a spot and paid in the morning. Everything worked great and the office people were very friendly and helpful the next morning. We stayed at the county park in the past but needed full hook-up this night so it worked out great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park on the harbor. The park was quite clean and well maintained. All hook-ups worked well including cable TV. Rate was for and inside site (#20) which was large compared to water sites and still had view of the harbor. Would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is my new favorite place in Bodega Bay, since the other park went in the dumper. I had looked at this park previously, but did not like it. The new owner has made a LOT of improvements. There is new fresh gravel, fire rings and lots of new plantings. And the rates actually went down from what the previous owner was charging. It is very nice to have such a beautiful view of the bay and to see the harbor lights at night. The campground folks here are very nice and helpful. The sites are nice sized and easy to get into and out of. The only negative is that the cable TV did not work. Hopefully, they will get that worked out. I will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically a gravel parking lot next to the fishing port right on the bay. No trees or greenery to speak of, sites close together with minimal privacy, restrooms were not exceptionally clean, and the cable was "iffy" at times. However, the view of the bay was great out of our back window with water just feet from the back of our motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park is in a lovely bay setting with many fishing boats between most of the sites and the bay. A very picturesque park, and the shower/bathroom facilities are well appointed except for shelf space when it comes to showers. However, the showers and bathrooms were not being taken care of. Shower curtains were moldy, the shower floors were slimy, and the bathroom/shower areas were covered with toilet paper bits and used paper floor mats (nice of them to provide them, but they were piling up all over the place.) We tried four locations before getting one that was level enough to not put out leveling blocks, in spite of all sites being graveled. For the asking price, I'd expect level sites. The manager on duty smoked and while she did not smoke in the office, she did leave a cigarette burning right at the office entrance when I came in to pay for the site. Now, this may seem picky to some, but to those with asthma it is not acceptable. Under different management, this park would rate a nine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is right at the marina. We backed up to the bay and enjoyed the views. It is an older park, and it looks like a lot of improvements have been done over the last year. We have by passed the park in the past due the the older run down units parked near the entrance. After you get into the campground the area does improve. It did rain everyday we were there, but no problems with the water. We have stayed at the state parks in the area, but they don't offer any services and aren't big rig friendly. We will return because the area is great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This time of year the coast (of northern California) is free of the summer fog and we were not disappointed. We did not have a waterfront site but were delighted with views of the bay and marina nonetheless. Bodega Bay is a small town and the Hwy 1 driving is not for the faint of heart; you cannot walk along the highway. We always enjoy this town and plan to return to this campground often as it is quiet and close to beautiful beaches as well as Bodega Head, the headlands with spectacular views. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is nice because it is right on the bay. The sites are pretty close together and the park is rather old and a little run down. Definitely could use some maintenance. The supplies in the bathroom such as soap in the dispenser, was non-existent. One of the sinks didn't work at all in the women's bathroom. The Wi-Fi did work and it was quiet. The doggie bags ran out during the time of our stay and the bags were never replenished. We would stay here again because of the atmosphere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park could be a 10 and hopefully will be when they complete their renovations. The location is excellent, right on the bay. The spaces are large, fairly level and nicely spaced apart. The cable TV comes in well, but there are very few channels. No Wi-Fi, but they say that is coming. Walking/biking distance to several restaurants and Spud Point Marina. The restrooms/showers are dirty and VERY dilapidated. The white shower curtain was black with mold. Hopefully they are on the fast track for renovation because they are totally unacceptable. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We had a space right on the bay. People would walk between our space and the Bay. The spaces could have been a little cleaner. We had a hard time finding the office as well as other people. The spaces on the bay are deep and skinny. The cable TV was limited. The park needs to be updated. The people in the office were very friendly and helpful. It was full on the weekend, but pretty empty during the week. The fire pits are placed in a strange location. Our fire pit was next to the back of the trailer next to us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Loved it as it served our purpose fully. Lot 19 is huge and has a fire ring. Fog horn and seals in the background. New owners are updating the park. Good place if you want to stay on the water on HWY 1. I'm sure it's not "resort" enough for many, but that's not what we were looking for. Would definitely stay here again. Great Verizon and AT&T signal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location on the water and marina. Otherwise, it is a fairly ordinary park, certainly nothing special. Level gravel sites with picnic tables and fire pits. The bathrooms were dated and needed attention. Wi-Fi was non-existent, and the cable TV was not receiving several channels listed on the program. We heard that the park has been sold to a group from LA, so perhaps they will make needed improvements. Nevertheless, we would stay here again because we love the area, and the park is adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because it was the only spot available on a short notice that day that we wanted to stay. After reading reviews on here I was a bit skeptical. It is a very nice park very clean lovely view of the Bay. It was very quiet except for the fog horn which we only heard one evening all evening though! I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older campground and somewhat run down. The sites are gravel with a fire pit and a picnic table. We were in a site which backed up to Bodega Bay. Very windy and could not sit outside or cook out due to high winds. There are many permanents and there is no security on who comes and goes. No monitoring of noise or barking dogs. We would not stay in this campground again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We didn't have an ocean view site, but had plenty of room. Only used the restroom once, and it really needs serious updating. Can't beat the location, but over the Pres weekend it was NOISY with a big birthday party. We'd stay again but ocean side and not on a holiday weekend! We did pick up free wifi, although don't think it was through the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our favorite RV coastal place. It is very low key, and laid back. The park is old and mostly gravel. You drive between an old trailer park residential area and the county sportfishing dock and Sandpiper restaurant (food is fair) to get to the RV sites. The office people are very nice and friendly. We have been coming here for over 10 years and it was always about the water. They have a limited number of water front sites that are full hook up. With our large back window overlooking the bay we sometimes just sit and watch the tide come and go. Fresh seafood including live crab is a short walk across the parking lot. Old washing machine drum on legs for a fire pit and picnic table at every site. A great place for a group crab feed and sitting around the fire at the waters edge. A row of dry camping sites back up to the marina. These are often taken by the fishermen that stay for months at a time. Usually very crowded during crab season. The park has a new owner and is slowly making positive changes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV park is old, but the facilities are clean. View is of Bodega Bay(not the Ocean). All sites are priced the same. The sites are level gravel and there is a little grass. Each site has a fire pit. There is unrestricted access to the park via foot and vehicle traffic. The park backs up to a public waterfront with foot traffic along the shore. The marina and a commercial crab and fish outlet are also accessed through the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We wanted to come to Bodega Bay for a few nights and this was the only reservation we could get on a Sunday in August. You reserve a spot with Reserve America and when you drive in the ranger asks you to drive around and pick out 3-4 sites and then come back and let them know which one you want. We arrived between noon-12:30 and they were letting all of us check in early. We found several that would work well with our 24 foot RV. Most sites have a fair amount of trees around. We tried hiking to the beach access but it was probably a mile and a half from our campsite so we just drove over. The beach is spectacular. You can walk for miles. We had no AT&T data but our Verizon data had 2 bars. No TV. Pretty protected from the wind and a nice amount of space between your neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. No electricity or hook ups for motorhomes, and you need a mat to keep the dirt out, but you can hike to the beach, go through the fence to get to the harbor, bike and generally relax. The state is so poor than they close 90% of it for the winter - proving yet again they are idiots. Camp hosts are nice and rangers OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park rating is based on location. The sites have not changed one bit over the last 30 years. They finally fixed the beach access. State employees were less than friendly, camp hosts were great. Rules are not enforced here but for the most part very family friendly. Big sites easy in and out. Protected from the wind unlike Doran. Dry camping here only which is very nice, great for tents of motorhomes. Restrooms and showers are average, but again I am sure this is a staffing issue that has not ever changed budget or no budget. Great for the kids, safe to ride bikes, great hiking or horseback riding in the dunes. Don't forget a short drive into Guerneville and Johnson's Beach on the Russian River. Park for free, still two dollar burgers and one dollar ice cream. Rent a canoe or just hang out. Highly recommend this one for kids. Clean and well managed by the same family for many years. Too bad the State of California park system fails as always to compare to other states! Not to discourage, pack up and go you will not be sorry. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No hook ups; showers too expensive and cold, but clean. Super beach. Who cares about hook ups, when you get a paradise beach. They could fix the street, so you don't get shaken up on the way to your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful sites--spaced far apart, lots of trees. Every site has a picnic table, fire pit, and storage cupboard. All are close to trash, recycling (yay!), and fresh water pump, as well as nice, clean bathrooms with hot showers. We stayed off-season, so park was practically deserted. Gorgeous flora (and scary fauna--skunks are about, so beware!). Loved walking the area, but dogs are not allowed on dunes, which you have to cross to get to the beach. If you have a dog, you'll need to drive north to find a beach where Fido is welcome. But we found plenty of roads to walk with our dog. Lovely spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The last time I reviewed this park was over four years ago, so I thought an update was warranted. In spite of the fee increase to $28.00 per night, the park is in need of attention. Sites are still adequate, but the landscaping has suffered do to neglect. Lots of dead grass, ice plant, etc. The campground hosts are friendly and helpful. Also, you now have to pay a $7.00 fee to use the dump station even if you are a registered camper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park itself is nothing fancy. Spots facing the bay are reasonably spaced pull-throughs resembling a parking lot, but there are treed sites available a few rows back. What makes it worth the price for dry camping is the spectacular view of the bay, watching the boats and birds, with an ocean ambiance. The sites are easier to get into with our 32' fifth wheel than some of the other campgrounds and the camping fee gives free access to other (better) county beaches, so we would definitely come here again as a first choice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a nice park for not having any hook ups. We stayed two nights with a waterfront view of Bodega Bay. It was so nice and quiet and had great weather too. If you don't mind dry camping, then you will love this place. They do have showers and restrooms, but did not visit them. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only reason it is not a 10 is because of no hook-ups. The location and view is a 10. It could use a little TLC around the grounds. But for a county park it is what you normally get. It has easy access for a 40 footer. Definitely worth $25. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At $25 it's a bit pricey for dry camping. Also the CG could do with grass cutting once in awhile. It looked like it had not been mown since last year. Fire rings consist of a deep section of pipe which does not make for good ventilation or heat production. Otherwise a nice CG with great sites overlooking the bay, and had sites with tree shade. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This camp is one of our favorites. Most sites are pull through with plenty of room for slides. The park looks out over the bay toward the town of Bodega Bay. Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s 1963 movie â€˜â€™The Birdsâ€™â€™ was based here in Bodega Bay. Westside is a very quiet park with no trains! You may hear the foghorn when the wind is right. There are hose bibs in the park but bring about 75 feet of hose if you need to add water. Restrooms/showers are located on each end of park and have always been clean. This manager is an asset to the Sonoma County Parks system. Verizon cell and 3G broadband works great. This is a great park for boating and crabbing with a boat launch connected to the park. There is a $6.00 fee for launching/parking unless your boat is the second vehicle. It is common to see people boiling crab they caught or purchased from the marina dock. Do not miss Spud Point Crab shack for lunch. This park does not overlook the Pacific, if you are looking for a beach and an ocean view use Doran County Park. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our favorite parks. We stay here four or five times a year. Has level, paved sites, and several pull-throughs with bay views. If you want to walk on the beach, it's a short drive over to Doran County Park and your camping receipt gives you free admittance. Camp hosts are very friendly and do a good job keeping the campground tidy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Westside Regional Park is located along the west side of Bodega Harbor inlet. The campground does not include any hook-ups, but it does have a dump station. Of the 47 campsites, 2 are disabled accessible, 7 are first come/first served, and 38 can be reserved. During our recent stay during a week in mid-May, weather varied from very windy to cold and foggy to warm and sunny; so, be sure to bring warm jackets and sunscreen! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In a large motorhome you have to park in the parking lot, for the same price as the actual spots. It was quiet and we hiked on the beach, undisturbed, with our dogs and again along the shore the next day. Not sure why the state won't let motorhomes park in the main parking lot at night. We live nearby so it was an ok stay for 1 night. We prefer Bodega Dunes but it was sold out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the few campgrounds in Calif. located on a beach. Surf is dangerous here not safe to go into (my father saw a swimmer drown here during his stay). Tight sites. Dry camping. I know the beach is lovely but not my favorite place to camp. Must have reservations to camp on beach but some overflow spots may be available on any given day. Close to Bodega Bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this place. Lots of sand in spaces 1-9. Had to use 4 wheel drive to back up in spot #7 due to sand, low trees in some spots lots of shade. Its hard to get into if you can not back up good in lower spaces. We go here 2 to 3 times a year. Love it, NO tv NO phone [ no cell ] you can get Directv. You need to get reserv. to stay in summer. It gets book full on weekends and summer days. We stayed there 7 nights in Jan.2009 had sun ervry day but 1. We love IT We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is part of Sonoma Coast State Beach. Mixed tents and RV sites. I don't think it is suitable for big rigs - 40 feet +, but saw some there. Two pull-through sites. Fresh water and flush toilets. Showers and RV dump are available at Bodega Dunes campground which is about 6 miles away. Usage is free for campers at Wright's Beach. Beach is pretty, but swimming is not recommended as it is dangerous. Dogs restricted from trails, as is the case at many California state parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.