Fort Ross Camping

Sonoma County

Fort Ross
State Historic Park

Reef Campground

Notice: The campground is open from April 1 through October 31.


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

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.

map of Reef Campground at Fort Ross State Historic Park, CA

Reef Campground

Reef Campground is spread along either side of a small road off Highway 1, just south of the main part of Fort Ross. The registration kiosk is located close to the highway.

Many of these primitive campsites are small, but a few offer more space. Store food in safe places to keep raccoons and other creatures from getting into it.

No reservations are available. Also, during the winter of 2014-2015 the campground is closed, opening again for the season on April 1, 2015.

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

Park Attractions and Facilities

  • Rocky promontories
  • 6,000 acres include grassland and forest
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Preserve
  • Underwater park
  • Stump Beach, Gerstle Cove, Fisk Mill
  • Campgrounds
  • Visitor Center

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
  • Dump station nearby

Gerstle Cove Campground

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

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

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

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

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

Campground and Campsite Facilities

  • Doran: 112 reservable sites, 20 first come, first served sites
  • Westside: 38 reservable sites, 7 first come, first served sites
  • Doran: 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

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Point Reyes National Seashore Camping


  • Off Highway 1, north of Bolinas
  • Open sunrise to midnight
  • Backcountry camping: (415) 464-5100 x2 x5
  • Day-use fees: Free

Hike-in Campgrounds and Facilities

Point Reyes National Seashore has backcountry hike-in and boat-in camping only.

Backcountry campgrounds have vault toilets, picnic table, food storage lockers, charcoal grill, and water faucets. Each campsite is for from 1 to 6 people.

Coast Camp near Sculptured Beach
Close to beach and tide pools, 1.8-mile hike, 12 individual sites and 2 group sites
Glen Camp
In protected redwood valley, 4.6-mile hike, 12 individual sites
Sky Camp
West side of Mt. Wittenberg, 1.4-mile hike, 11 individual sites, 1 group site
Wildcat Camp
Open meadow on bluff overlooking ocean, 6.3-mile hike, 5 individual sites (3 of which only hold 4 people), 3 group sites
Tomales Bay Boat-in Campground Boat-in only, All waste, including human, must be removed, No water

Fees and Reservations

Individual campsites (1-6 people) $20
Group sites (7-14 people) $40, (15-25 people) $50
Reservations required for all campsites.
Reservations: Reserve America - Point Reyes National Seashore Campground

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

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

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