The popular RV rentals in Fort Bragg, California, and the surrounding areas can sleep up to 10 people and cost $130–$190 per night. Travel trailers are the most common type of RV rental in this area, but you can also rent fifth wheels, toy haulers, Class A motorhomes, and Class B campervans. At the high end, average nightly prices are around $500. However, you can easily find a quality rental in the $130–$190 range.
Part of San Francisco's parks and beaches belong to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This national recreation area, which is approximately 164 miles south of Fort Bragg, receives over 13 million visitors per year. You could spend a day or more seeing San Francisco.
Wine lovers will want to visit Santa Rosa, 117 miles southeast of Fort Bragg, as this city is known for its wineries. A museum dedicated to Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz is also in Santa Rosa. Other top attractions include Annadel State Park, Safari West, and Trione-Annadel State Park. Your vacation could last a day or longer in this city.
Over 40% of the old-growth coast redwood forests are in Humboldt County, which lies 156 miles to the northeast of Fort Bragg. It has a beautiful 110-mile coastline and dense forests. Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Richardson Grove State Park, and Lost Coast are some of the top attractions in this county.
Fort Bragg was founded in 1857 as a military garrison and incorporated as a city in 1889. It has a population of nearly 7,300 and attracts tourists from around the country to its Glass Beach, a beach with colorful glass stones. In the early 20th century, residents would throw appliances, glass, and vehicles over the cliffs. To reduce the size of the trash pile, they would burn it. City officials closed the area in 1967 to begin cleaning and attempting to restore the beach. Over the decades, waves from the ocean wore down the broken glass into smooth stones.
Glass Beach is part of MacKerricher State Park. Other things to do in the park include hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. A wide range of terrain makes up the state park, including beaches, dunes, coves, forests, wetlands, and headlands. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Guest House Museum, and Noyo Harbor are other points of interest in Fort Bragg. The botanical gardens are situated on the coastal bluffs and consist of a closed-cone pine forest, wetlands, and canyons.
Noyo Harbor is near the mouth of the Noyo River. You can watch fishing vessels depart early in the morning and return throughout the afternoon. Restaurants in Fort Bragg use this fresh seafood in their dishes. You can also go to a local market to buy your own fresh seafood. Noyo Fish Company, Sea Pal Cove, and Django’s Rough Bar & Grill are some of the best restaurants in Fort Bragg. Sea Pal Cove has views of the harbor and serves fish and chips and classic hamburgers. Django's Rough Bar & Grill is on the harbor and features live music for a fun atmosphere.
Antioch, California – Antioch is in the East Bay section of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 200 miles southeast of Fort Bragg. A place with lots of natural beauty, it attracts outdoor enthusiasts. You could spend a day or several here.
18 Gas Stations
104 RV Parks and Campgrounds
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Dow Wetlands Wildlife Habitat Preserve
Oakland, California – Oakland sits on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay, approximately 175 miles south of Fort Bragg, with beautiful views of the bay. Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park, Jack London Square and The Cathedral of Christ the Light are popular attractions in Oakland. Your vacation here could last several days.
80+ Gas Stations
92 RV Parks and Campgrounds
Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve
Gold Country, California – History buffs and nature lovers will want to see Gold Country, an area where prospectors searched for gold during the 1849 California Gold Rush. It lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range about 260 miles east of Fort Bragg.
4 State Parks
1 Nearby National Park
Golden Chain Highway
A World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, Redwood National Park has the world's tallest trees. Some of the trees here are more than 370 feet tall. There are 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The park is 197 miles from Fort Bragg.
The acres of bubbling mud pots and the Devastated Area are some of the main attractions at Lassen Volcanic National Park. From the volcano's last eruption, there are lava rocks scattered throughout the Devastated Area. Lassen Volcanic National Park is 263 miles northeast of Fort Bragg.
Pinnacles National Park, located 290.7 miles south of Fort Bragg, is a mountainous, dry area. Machete Ridge has climbing opportunities from easy to difficult. Bear Gulch Cave and Balconies Cave are other points of interest in the park.
MacKerricher State Park is partially within Fort Bragg and takes up nine miles of coastline. At the park, you could observe whales, hike, and relax on the beach. There is a peninsula, Laguna Point, in the middle of the park.
Russian Gulch State Park, only seven miles south of Fort Bragg, is a coastal park. Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge, a reinforced, concrete open-spandrel deck arch bridge, is above a gulch in the park. There is also a blowhole on the western side of the state park that you'll want to see. On the eastern side, you'll find hiking trails, a 36-foot waterfall, and a campground.
Camping is available all year at Van Damme State Park, about 12 miles south of Fort Bragg. The area consists of a beach and a fern-filled forest. Hiking, biking, bird-watching, and kayaking are some of the activities you can do at this state park.
The Chandelier Drive-Through Tree in Leggett, CA, is a redwood tree that has been hollowed out to allow cars to drive through it. Leggett is 43.4 miles southeast of Fort Bragg. Another interesting tree in Leggett is the Grandfather Tree. This redwood is over 1,800 years old and stands at 265 feet.
Spanning 12 acres, the Solar Living Center is a landmark in Hopland, CA, that has an organic garden, three ponds, a biodiesel fueling station, an electric car charging station, and the Solar Living Institute. Hopland is 70.6 miles southwest of Fort Bragg.
Located in Piercy, CA, about 55 miles north of Fort Bragg, the World Famous Tree House is a large tree that has been turned into a treehouse. It's closed to visitors, so you won't be able to enter, but you're still allowed to take a look from the outside.
Festival of Lights – The Festival of Lights occurs every December in Fort Bragg. You can view the light show at the Mendocino Botanical Gardens.
Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce – Every year, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce hosts a whale festival that takes place over several days. The upcoming event takes place in March.
Boonville Beer Festival – The Boonville Beer Festival is one of the largest beer festivals in California. It takes place in April or May in Boonville, which is about 50 miles southeast of Fort Bragg.
Ka Kahleh Trail – This is an easy out-and-back trail in MacKerricher State Park with wildflowers and the beach. Wildlife you may spot include oystercatchers, peregrine falcons, pelagic cormorants, harbor seals, river otters, and deer. The trail is wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly.
Laguna Point Boardwalk Trail – This moderate loop trail in MacKerricher State Park features views of the ocean and informative panels to learn some of the history of the land.
Haul Road Coastal Trail – This is a moderate loop trail with wildflowers and views of the ocean in MacKerricher State Park. You can branch off to relax on the beach at various points.
Top campgrounds in Mendocino County include Caspar Beach RV Park and Campground is right across the street from Caspar Beach seven miles to the southwest of Fort Bragg. There is an on-site store where you can buy groceries and fishing supplies. You can also rent equipment for water sports, and full hookups for RVs are available.
You'll be close to the top attractions in Fort Bragg at Pomo RV Park and Campground. Amenities here include a fish-cleaning station, fire rings at each campsite, and full hookups.
Located on the Noyo River, Dolphin Isle Marina has peaceful views. You can buy breakfast and lunch at the on-site store. It's also close to the town and has full hookups.
The closest dump stations in Fort Bragg are at the Fort Bragg Chevron on South Main Street and Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park. Chevron charges a $6 fee to use its dump station, and to access it, turn into the back of the station from South Street from South Main Street. You will see a sign posted for the sewage inlet. Fort Bragg Leisure Time RV Park also charges $6 for use of its dump station.
Sun Valley Storage and Coast Center Self Storage are some of the most popular RV storage facilities near Fort Bragg. Boat and RV parking is available every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Sun Valley Storage. It also uses a security gate to grant access. Entry through the gate is logged and timestamped. Coast Center Self Storage also has a coded entry gate but shorter hours of operation. It's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Sun Valley Storage is located in Ukiah, CA, 57 miles southeast of Fort Bragg. Coast Center Self Storage is in Mendocino County, CA, which is about 60 miles to the northeast of Fort Bragg.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Fort Bragg, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Fort Bragg?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Fort Bragg from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Fort Bragg?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.