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Salt Point State Park Camping

Sonoma County




Salt Point State Park Campgrounds

Location

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

Campground and Campsite Facilities

Woodside Campground

Gerstle Cove Campground

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

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 Woodside Campground at Salt Point State Park, CA



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.

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

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.

Camping

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



Fort Ross State Historic Park

Reef Campground

Location

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

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

Doran 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

Campground and Campsite Facilities

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



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


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


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

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

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.

Campsites

Rates


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


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