Sonoma Coast State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Wake up to the sound of the roaring waves at Sonoma Coast State Park, a picturesque spot in Northern California that's located between San Francisco and Fort Bragg. Here, you can spend lazy days walking on dark-sand beaches or boating along the rugged and rocky coastline. Hike along the cliffside trails and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This windswept coast is spectacular all year and accessible for families. Pack in layers for your trip to Sonoma Coast State Park; the weather can be unpredictable, and the breezes off the ocean are often cool.

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Weather
Spring 50-67 F
Summer 70-90 F
Fall 47-70 F
Winter 40-50 F
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Nearby Cities
San Fransisco, CA
Fort Bragg, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sonoma Coast State Park

No matter what time of year you're visiting, an RV is a comfortable way to experience Sonoma Coast State Park. In the summer, it offers a cool escape from the sun; in the winter, you'll love having a cozy spot to relax after a day of hiking in the mist. Don't have an RV of your own? That's no problem: With RVshare, you can rent the perfect model for your family.

Bodega Dunes Campground

Located inside Sonoma Coast State Park,  Bodega Dunes Campground is an excellent choice for RVs. Here, you'll fall asleep to the sound of the waves and end the day with views of the sun setting over the ocean, all from the comfort of your campsite. Sites here are perched on the dunes overlooking the water, providing easy access to the beach and the boardwalk. It's important to note that this campground accepts RVs up to 31 feet long. Hookups aren't available, but you'll have access to hot showers and flush toilets. There's also a handy dump station and a fill station for potable water. Bodega Dunes offers 99 sites, each available for reservations six months in advance. It's a good idea to call ahead, particularly if you want to come on a summer or holiday weekend. Sites start at $35 per night.

Casini Ranch Family Campground

Soak in the natural beauty of the Russian River Valley at Casini Ranch Family Campground. Located on a ranch near the Russian River, this campground is ideal for families or campers who want a few more amenities. Choose from partial and full-hookup sites; each one is large enough to accommodate big rigs, so you can feel confident in any motorhome. You can even get Wi-Fi in certain areas. The real draw for this campground is comfort: Within walking distance of your campsite, you'll find a general store, multiple dog parks, hiking trails, fishing, a swimming beach, playgrounds, and sports fields. Join in the many scheduled activities, including movie nights and hayrides, or take advantage of the kayak and bike rentals. Use the interactive map to pick the perfect site. Prices vary based on the site type and the time of year. 

Duncans Mills Camping Club

Keep the whole family entertained for days at Duncans Mills Camping Club. Located just 5 miles from Sonoma Coast State Park, this spot offers lovely views of the Russian River and the surrounding hills. It's a private RV park, but you can try it out for two nights for $70 before you need to commit to a membership plan. When you're done exploring the beach, head home to enjoy the gym and entertainment center. Feeling active? Hop on the hiking and biking trails or use the free canoes and kayaks to paddle down the river. With facilities that include a playground, swimming pool, hot tub, and swimming beach, there's a fun activity for everyone. The owners also host events with live music, games, and cookouts.

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What to Do at
Sonoma Coast State Park

Inside Sonoma Coast State Park

When you arrive at Sonoma Coast State Park, head straight for the ocean. The Pacific is at its mightiest here, and people of all ages love to watch the waves and wade in the shallows. Keep in mind that swimming is not a good idea due to the unexpected waves and strong currents. The best way to explore the park is on the network of trails that run along the cliffs. Bring water and a snack as you enjoy the stunning views of the rocky coast. In the winter, keep an eye out for the whales that migrate past the park.

Restaurants

Russian House #1

Enjoy hearty Russian fare at this friendly spot in Jenner, which offers a relaxed vibe and outdoor seating with a lovely view. Don't miss the borscht or the beef stroganoff.

Type: Russian

Location: Jenner, CA

Jenner Inn

After a day of hiking along the coast, fill up with a steak and fries at this friendly spot. Known for its homey dining room and full bar as well as comfort food, this restaurant in Jenner is great for dinner.

Type: Comfort Food

Location: Jenner, CA

Cape Fear Café

Serving a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, this adorable restaurant in Duncans Mills has something for everyone. On the weekend, come for the popular brunch, which features a legendary mimosa and eggs Benedict.

Type: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Location: Duncans Mills, CA

Rio Cafe & Grill

Order a breakfast burrito or a filling burger at this laid-back restaurant in Monte Rio, which is a great option for families. The rustic dining room is open for all three meals.

Type: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Location: Monte Rio, CA

Highland Dell Lodge

Dine with views of the Russian River at this lodge in Monte Rio, which makes a great spot for a date night.

Location: Monte Rio, CA

Shopping

Jim & Willie's Antiques and Collectibles

With shelves stocked with all manner of treasures, this small store in Monte Rio makes a fascinating afternoon outing.

Location: Monte Rio, CA

Worldly Goods

You'll feel transported across the ocean at this small store in Duncans Mills; it sells a huge range of home products, each imported from countries around the world.

Location: Duncans Mills, CA

Duncans Mills General Store

Buy everything from vintage candies to souvenirs at this general store, which is located in a historic building in Duncans Mills.

Location: Duncans Mills, CA

Boho Bungalow

Boho Bungalow in Occidental sells a variety of unique, artisan-style products ranging from home decor to accessories. Most items feature an earthy, colorful vibe.

Location: Occidental, CA

Sightseeing

Paddle the Russian River

Calm and picturesque, the Russian River is perfect for family-friendly paddling. Rent a kayak or canoe from the outfitters in Bridgehaven or the other small towns along the river.

Location: Bridgehaven, CA

Schoolhouse Beach

Walk along the sand at this beach, which is known for its rugged and rocky coast.

Spot Pacific harbor seals

Near Jenner and the mouth of the Russian River, you can watch sea lions congregate along the shore. Check with the staff at the Jenner Visitors Center to find the best places to watch; Goat Rock Beach is one popular local option.

Location: Jenner, CA

Bodega Head

Hike out on this small peninsula to watch whales and get beautiful views of the pounding surf.

Location: Bodega Bay, CA

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How to Get to
Sonoma Coast State Park

If you're coming from the north or south, the easiest way to get to Sonoma Coast State Park is on Highway 1; it runs right past the park. From Santa Rosa in the east, you can also arrive via Highway 116, which offers a lovely drive through the Russian River Valley.

Entering Sonoma Coast State Park

Per Vehicle : $8

Senior citizens : $7

Per vehicle

Bus with 10-24 passengers : $50

Bus with 25+ passengers : $100

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