Salt Point State Park Camping

Sonoma County

Salt Point State Park Campgrounds


Highway 1, about 8 miles north of Fort Ross
(707) 847-3221
Open sunrise to sunset
$8 for day use

Campground and Campsite Facilities

  • Campsites have fire ring, picnic table and food locker.
  • Restrooms, but no showers
  • Trailers up to 31 feet, RVs up to 27 feet

Woodside Campground

  • Located on the east side of Highway 1
  • 79 campsites in two loops
  • Lower loop is 0.8 miles from Gerstle Cove
  • Upper loop is 1 mile from Gerstle Cove

Gerstle Cove Campground

  • Situated atop the coastal bluffs on the ocean side of Highway 1
  • 30 campsites
  • 0.3 miles from Gerstle Cove

Overflow Camping

Overflow camping is located near Gerstle Cove Campground. It is for self-contained vehicles only. No restrooms or water are available.

Walk-in Campsites

The walk-in campsites at Salt Point State Park are closed.

Group Campsites and Hiker/Biker Campsites

The group camp is on the ocean side of Highway 1 and accommodates up to 40 people and 10 cars.
Ten sites for hikers or bicyclers are located behind the ranger office near Woodside Campground.

Fees and Reservations

Standard Sites: $35 per night
Group Site: $200 per night
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
SAlt Point State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

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map of Woodside Campground at Salt Point State Park, CA

Woodside Campground

Previous campers at Salt Point State Park have noted that the fog rolling in at night can leave anything left out damp. Some campers felt that the lower loop had more privacy than the upper loop. Everyone mentioned how friendly and helpful the rangers were.

Reservations at Woodside Campground are available from April 1 through September 1. A reduced number of sites are available first come, first served through November. The campground is closed December through March.

map of Gerstle Cove Campground at Salt Point State Park, CA

Fort Ross State Historic Park

Reef Campground


Highway 1, twelve miles north of Jenner
(707) 847-3286

Park Hours and Fees

Park grounds open sunrise to sunset
Day-use fee: $8

Campground Facilities

  • 21 small, primitive campsites
  • First-come, first served (no reservations)
  • Maximum 8 people per site
  • Maximum vehicle length 18 feet
  • Picnic table, fire ring. water faucets
  • Restrooms

Camping Fees

$25 per night

Regulations (partial list)

  1. Dogs must be on leash, dogs only allowed in main parking area, service road, and campground
  2. Dogs must be inside a tent or vehicle at night.
  3. Dogs may not be left unattended.
  4. All natural features are protected.
  5. No fires or glass on the beach.
  6. Alcohol is only allowed in campsites.
  7. No waste water disposal at campground (includes dish water). All such water must be collected and disposed of at a sanitation station.

Doran and Westside Regional Parks

Location and Contact

Dorian Park: 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA
Westside Park: 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA
Operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks
(707) 875-3540   Doran Regional Park

Park Attractions and Facilities

  • Sandy beaches at Bodega Bay
  • Fishing, boating, picnicking
  • Boardwalk, trails
  • Campground

Campground and Campsite Facilities

  • Dorian: 112 reservable sites, 20 first come, first served sites
  • Westside: 38 reservable sites, 7 first come, first served sites
  • Dorian: 1 Hiker/Bicycle site, 1 group site
  • Fire ring, picnic table, cleared area for tents
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Dump station

Fees and Reservations

Fees: $32 per night (Sonoma County residents may be eligible for discount)
Fees include 1 vehicle and one tow per site, additional vehicles $7 each
Dogs on leash allowed, $2 per dog per night
Reservations: Sonoma Regional Parks Reservations

Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park

1500 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA
(707) 875-2354   Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park
Facilities: Full service marina, club house for group use, restrooms with hot showers, sanitary dump station, market, bait and tackle shop
RV Sites: 18 waterfront sites with full hook-ups,14 water view sites with full hook-ups, 13 RV sites with full hook-ups, 13 waterfront dry sites; all sites with picnic table and burn barrel
Rates: $$

Chanslor Guest Ranch Camping

Chanslor Guest Ranch offers camping to the public. They have installed platform tents, sites where you can pitch your own tent, and a limited number of sites for RVs and pop-up campers. Overnight horse accommodations are also available.


  • Most sites will accommodate multiple tents.
  • Sites are equipped with picnic table and fire pits or fire kettles.
  • Restrooms available nearby, showers $5
  • Campers should bring their own firewood purchased in town.


  • Tent Sites: $50 for 4 people ($12.50 for each additional person) + tax
  • Platform Tents: $80 for 4 people ($12.50 for each additional person) + tax
  • RV Sites: $50 for 4 people ($12.50 for each additional person) + tax; electric and water $5 extra per night

Chanslor Guest Ranch Camping
2660 North Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA
(707) 875-2721

Gerstle Cove Campground

Salt Point State Park's Gerstle Cove Campground is more exposed than Woodside Campground, with less shade, but Gerstle is closer to the cove. Previous campers have noted that sites 21 through 27 are near the highway and pick up a little traffic noise. Be sure to keep food items put away as the jays will peck away at anything left unattended.

Gerstle Cove Campground is available for reservations from March 15 through September 30. At other times of the year it is open on a first come, first served basis.

Ocean Cove Camping

Located just south of Salt Point State Park, Ocean Cove offers a 20-acre camping facility with over 100 sites. They are open from April 1 through November 30. Some sites are situated on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean while others are more secluded among the trees. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Nearby are chemical toilets, piped water, and hot showers. Group sites are available.

Rates: $24 per vehicle
Ocean Cove Store & Campground

Stillwater Cove Regional Park

22455 Highway 1, Jenner, CA
Stillwater Cove Regional Park is located mid-way between Fort Ross and Salt Point. The park features beaches, fishing, kayaking, and picnicking. It is operated by Sonoma County.


Stillwater Cove Park has 23 individual campsites and a hiker/bicycle site. The campground provides potable water, restrooms with coin-operated showers, flush toilets, and electrical outlets. There is also a dump station. There are no RV hook-ups.
Rates: $32 per night. Sonoma County residents may be eligible for a discount.
Stillwater Cove Regional Park Camping Reservations

Sonoma Coast State Park Camping

State Park Location

The park extends from Bodega Head to 3½ miles north of Jenner along the Sonoma coast.
Park Headquarters: 3095 Highway 1, Bodega Bay
(707) 875-3483

Sonoma Coast State Park has two standard campgrounds and two primitive environmental campgrounds:

Wright's Beach Campground

  • Located mid-way between Bodega Bay and Jenner
  • 27 campsites adjacent to the beach, maximum trailer length 27 feet
  • Premium sites located closest to the ocean.
  • Restrooms, no showers (but showers available at Bodega Dunes Campground)
  • Picnic table, fire ring, paved parking spur
  • Overflow area for self-contained RVs

Situated right on the edge of Wright's Beach, the campground is a popular destination. The sound of the surf lulls campers to sleep. Early morning walks on the beach are only steps away.

The premium sites are closest to the ocean and cost $10 more per night than the standard sites. There are no showers at Wright's Beach Campground, but campers are permitted to drive down to Bodega Dunes Campground and use the showers there. The campground has no hook-ups for RVs. A dump station is located at Bodega Dunes Campground. During times when the campgrounds are crowded, an overflow area is available for self-contained RVs.

Bodega Dunes Campground

  • Located at Bodega Bay
  • 98 campsites, maximum trailer length 31 feet
  • Restrooms, hot shower
  • Picnic table, fire ring, paved parking spur
  • Dump station

Bodega Dunes Campground is on the north side of the Bodega Harbor and about a 15-20 minute walk from South Salmon Creek Beach. The town of Bodega Bay is within easy walking distance to the east. Porto Bodega, an RV park and marina, is right across the road from the campground.

Environmental Campgrounds

  • Willow Creek Campground (11 sites) located off Willow Creek Rd. south of the Russian River.
  • Pomo Canyon Campground (20 sites) located along the Russian River.
  • Each campsite as a fire ring and picnic table. Pit toilets are nearby.
  • No piped water at Willow Creek; Pomo has running water nearby.
  • Sites are within one quarter mile of parking.
  • No dogs allowed.

Fees and Reservations

Bodega Dunes: $35 per night, $5 for hike and bike
Wright's Beach $35 per night for standard site,
$45 for premium sites
Environmental sites: $25 per night
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Sonoma Coast State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

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