Mendocino Headlands & Big River Area Camping

Mendocino County

Russian Gulch State Park Camping

Location

  • Point Cabrillo Rd., 2 miles north of Mendocino
  • Open 6:00 AM to sunset
  • (707) 937-5804
  • Recommended that you call to confirm campground is open during winter months.

Campground Facilities

  • 27 standard sites
  • 1 group tent-only site
  • Hike & Bike site
  • Horse camp
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Recreation hall

Accessibility

  • One designated accessible campsite
  • Parking, restrooms

Campsite Features

  • Table and fire ring
  • Trailers and RVs up to 24'
  • No hook-ups

Reservations and Fees

  $35 for standard sites and horse camp
  $5 for Hike and Bike site
  $140 for group site
Reservations: Reserve America - Russian Gulch Park Camping

Regulations (partial list)

  1. No dogs on beach or trails.
  2. Dogs in campground must be attended and on leash.
  3. Underwater features protected.
  4. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted outside campsites.




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map of Russian Gulch State Park campground, Mendocino County, CA

Russian Gulch State Park Camping

Russian Gulch State Park campsites are among the trees along Russian Gulch Creek. Besides standard sites there is a group site, a hike and bike site, and a horse camp.

The tent-only group site will accommodate from 9 to 40 people. It has 10 parking slots, 3 fire pits, and a large grill. Among visitors' favorite family campsites are numbers 1 through 12 (because they are off the main road) and sites 25 through 30. Sites 18-20 may no longer be in use.

Standard sites can be reserved from March 21 to August 31, otherwise they are first come, first served. The group site is available from March 21 to August 31.

campsite at Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino County, CA

Entrance to Russian Gulch State Park Campground



Mendocino Campground

960 North Highway 1, Mendocino, CA
(707) 469-3035   Mendocino Campground
Mendocino Campground is a private facility open to the public. It is located closed to Mendocino and Big River.

Campground Facilities: Hot showers, modern restroom, ocean views
Campsites: Ocean-view sites available, small RV and trailer sites, maximum 4 people per site, picnic table, fire ring
Rates: $45 - $55 per night

Camping at MacKerricher State Park

Location

  • 24100 McKerricher Park Road,
    3 miles north of Fort Bragg
  • Sunrise to 10:00 PM
  • (707) 964-9112 or 964-8898
  • Day-use fees: $8

Campground Facilities

  • 114 campsites in all
    • 75 Standard Sites in 4 Areas: West Pinewood, East Pinewood, Surfwood and Cleone
    • 37 Tent-only Sites
    • 2 Group Sites
  • Hike and Bike Campsite
  • Restrooms
  • Dump station
  • Amphitheater

Park Features

  • 9 miles of coastland
  • Day-use Picnic Area
  • Seal Watching Station
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Launch at Lake Cleone
  • Coastal multi-use trail

Accessibility

  • Campsites, picnic area
  • Parking, restrooms
  • Laguna Point Boardwalk
  • Coastal Multi-use Trail
  • Beach wheelchair (707) 937-5804

Campsite Features

  • Table and fire ring
  • Trailers, RVs up to 35'
  • No hook-ups
  • Food lockers

Reservations and Fees

  $35 for standard sites
  $25 for walk-in tent sites
  $25 for environmental sites
  $200 - $260 for group site
  $5 for Hike & Bike sites
Reservations available March 21 to August 31, otherwise first come, first served. Only West Pine remains open after August 31.
Reservations: Reserve America - MacKerricher State Park Campground


Manchester Beach KOA Campground

44300 Kinney Road, Manchester, CA
Adjacent to the Manchester State Park campground

Campground Amenities

  • Pool, hot tub
  • Pavilion, game arcade room
  • Bike Rentals
  • WiFi (fee)
  • Disc golf course, Bocce ball courts
  • Sandy volleyball court
  • Kabins, kottages and lodges

Campsite Features

  • 135 tent and RV sites
  • Variety of hook-ups available
  • 50 Max amp
  • 65' maximum length
  • Cable TV

Rates and Reservations

Rates: $$
Reservations: (800) 562-4188
Manchester Beach KOA



Camping at Van Damme State Park

Location

  • Highway 1, three miles south of Mendocino, CA
  • Open 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (10 PM in summer)
  • Visitor Center (seasonal) (707) 937-4016,
    District Office (707) 937-5804
  • Day-use fees: $8

Campground Facilities

  • 69 family campsites, 5 tent-only sites
  • Group campsite for from 9 to 40 people
  • Hike and Bike site, En-route camping
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Dump station
  • Amphitheater

Park Features

  • Visitor Center
  • Day-use area at beach
  • Hiking trails through Fern Canyon and Pygmy Forest
  • Kayak tours

Accessibility

  • Campsites, picnic area
  • Parking, restrooms

Campsite Features

  • Table and fire ring
  • Most sites take RVs 21'-27', some 35'
  • No hook-ups
  • Food lockers

Reservations and Fees

  $35 for standard sites
  $35 for en-route primitive sites
  $25 for environmental sites
  $160 for group site
  $5 for Hike & Bike sites
Reservations available March 21 to August 31, otherwise first come, first served.
Reservations: Reserve America - Van Damme State Park Campground


Nearby RV Parks


Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground

14441 Point Cabrillo Drive, Mendocino, CA
Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground
RV Park Amenities: Store, arcade, ocean views, WiFi
RV Sites: Up to 50' RVs, cable TV, full hook-ups, fire ring
Tent Sites: Fire ring, picnic table, restrooms and showers, laundry, some sites with power, water and WiFi
Rates: $$
Reservations: (707) 964-3306

Pomo RV Park & Campground

17999 Tregoning Lane, Fort Bragg, CA
Pomo RV Park & Campground
RV Park Amenities: Group meeting room with solarium, store, horseshoes, fish cleaning station, dump station, playing field, restrooms, showers and laundry, tent sites
Campsites: Full hook-ups, Cable TV, WiFi, picnic table, fire ring
Rates: $$
Reservations: (707) 964-3373

Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park

30801 Highway 20, Fort Bragg, CA
In formation : (707) 964-5994
Reservations: (800) 700-8542
Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park
RV Park Amenities: Dump station, restrooms, laundry
Campsites: 57 campsites, 32 with full hook-ups, 13 with water and electric only, 40' maximum length, 30 amp available, satellite TV hook-up, tent sites available, picnic tables, fire rings
Rates: $$

Anchor Bay Campground

Anchor Bay, south of Point Arena
Anchor Bay Campground
RV Park Amenities: Restrooms, hot showers (coin operated), dump station, fish cleaning house, dive gear wash area, recreation area, small store
Campsites: 30 overnight sites, 9 in the woods, 21 at or on the beach, picnic tables, fire pit, most with water hook-ups, WiFi, electric hook-up sites available,
Rates: $$
Reservations: (707) 884-4222 (between 9 AM and 5 PM)

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