Sugarloaf Ridge State Park RV & Campground Guide


Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located in the Mayacamas Mountains in Northern California and straddles the border of Sonoma and Napa counties. Sonoma Creek runs through the park, and the campsites are next to the creek. The park is in the city of Kenwood and is just a short distance from Santa Rosa, and it's a bit farther to either San Francisco or Sacramento. The park is open all year and experiences most of its annual rainfall between November and April. During this rainy season, there is usually a 25-foot waterfall on Sonoma Creek. 

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Spring 42-74 F
Summer 51-82 F
Fall 52-82 F
Winter 39-62 F
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Nearby Cities
Santa Rosa, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Visiting Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in an RV means you can take your comfortable accommodations wherever you go. There are many great campgrounds and RV resorts all around Northern California that you can visit while on your road trip, and you are sure to find one that fits the bill nicely. If you don't have an RV of your own, renting one on RVshare is a great option.

Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Park is located east of Santa Rosa and is one of the largest parks in that area. It has a campground with RV sites and is next to Spring Lake, which features an inflatable water fun area, a swimming beach and fishing. There are lifeguards on the beach, hiking trails and various planned events for the whole family to enjoy.

• Number of sites: 31 back-in and pull-through sites for RVs less than 31 feet long

• Rates: Call for rates

• Water: Yes

• Type of hookup: No hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Pet-friendly: Pets allowed on a leash

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Dump station, kayaks and ATVs available for rent

Calistoga RV Park

Calistoga RV Park is located in the northern portion of Napa Valley known for its wineries. Calistoga RV Park is a premier campground with paved RV sites and optional premium RV pads. The park has its own restaurant and is only 4 miles from downtown Calistoga, the city of historic hot springs resorts. You can see both St. Helena and the Palisades from the park.

• Number of sites: 72 back-in or pull-through sites

• Rates: $37-$60 per night 

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets allowed on a leash

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Flush station and water-fill station

Midway RV Park

Midway RV Park is between Sacramento and Santa Rosa. It's near Napa Valley with requisite wineries, boutique shops and outlet stores. This park is a favorite among returning guests and has a lot of amenities. It is near attractions like the Jelly Belly Candy Factory, the Budweiser Beer Factory and many well-known wineries.

• Number of sites: 60 pull-through and back-in sites

• Rates: Day/Week/Month - $65 per day or $58.50 with Good Sam discount, $350 per week, $900 per month

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool/hot tub: Yes, both

• Pet-friendly: Pets allowed with breed restrictions

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Laundry, playground, recreation trails

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What to Do at
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Inside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Sugarloaf is a scenic and interesting escape from the city. While in the park, you can walk along 25 miles of hiking trails that offer varying amounts of difficulty. You have a good chance of seeing deer, bobcats, coyotes, and gray foxes, and in the spring, there is an abundance of wildflowers. On a clear day, you can see the Sierra Nevada mountain ridge and the Golden Gate Bridge from the 2,729-foot summit of Bald Mountain.

The Robert Ferguson Observatory is located inside the park and features astronomical and interpretation programs year-round. There are three telescopes that are refracting, reflecting, and catadioptric; the refracting telescope, Project 40, is one of the largest of its type.

Outside Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

There is plenty to do inside Sugarloaf State Park, but when you want to get outside the park and see the local attractions, do some shopping or eat a meal someone else prepared, there are many options.



This is an American-style diner with an emphasis on locally grown food and homemade menu items. The chefs serve breakfast and lunch with offerings like biscuits, burritos, soups, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers and more.

Type: American

The Naked Pig

This cafe serves locally sourced breakfast and lunch items that are singular takes on traditional dishes. The chefs specialize in items like quail eggs and homemade ketchups. The restaurant is located in a converted 1900's mercantile building.

Type: Breakfast and Lunch


This restaurant serves Peruvian cuisine based on recipes handed down from the family. You will enjoy the Ceviches or the Pollo a la Brasa. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Peruvian

Trattoria Cattaneo

Trattoria Cattaneo is an Italian restaurant that specializes in homemade dishes and local and Italian wines. This is a family-owned business, and the owners believe in the social aspects of a good meal. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Italian

Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar and Grill

This seafood restaurant serves fish tacos, ahi poke, po'boys, clam chowders, calamari and more with lots of daily specials. It is open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Seafood


Downtown's Fourth Street

This popular shopping district is a street bordered with redwood trees and historic shop fronts. There are bars, restaurants, cafes and shops that extend for several blocks.

Montgomery Village

This is an open-air shopping center located in Santa Rosa. There is a mix of eateries and boutiques as well as mainstream chain stores. There are over 50 stores in the center.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Marketplace

This outdoor shopping center has Target, Best Buy and Costco in addition to many other stores and restaurants.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Railroad Square

Located in downtown Santa Rosa, Railroad Square is part of Santa Rosa's "Old Town" and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The SMART transit system delivers passengers from downtown San Rafael to Santa Rosa. There are a variety of shops and cafes at this shopping site.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA


Charles M. Schulz Museum

This museum is about all things Charlie Brown and the "Peanuts" comic strip. The museum highlights Charles M. Schulz's life and career, and you can also see a large collection of the artist's work, including hand-drawn pieces. There are also exhibits on the art of cartoons in general.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

This historic site was the home and residence of Luther Burbank, a local horticulturalist who experimented with growing new breeds of plants. He is credited with creating over 800 new types of plants that included fruits, grains, nuts and vegetables. The home is a museum, and the grounds contain beautiful gardens.

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

This is a popular spa and garden that features Japanese-style treatments. There are bonsai gardens and an osmosis meditation garden that is included in your spa treatment.

California Cheese Trail

This fun tour is similar to a traditional wine trail and includes meetings with local cheesemakers. It is run by the city of Santa Rosa, and you will discover how dairy products turn into your favorite cheeses.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Museums of Sonoma County

This site has two museums: the Art Museum of Sonoma County and the History Museum of Sonoma County. These museums are located in a historic post office building constructed in the Renaissance Revival style. The collections consist of a combined total of more than 25,000 items, including paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles and photographs.

Location: Sanoma County, CA

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How to Get to
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

The park is about one hour away from San Francisco and 7 miles east of Santa Rosa. It is 16 miles north of the town of Sonoma.

By Car

Entering Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset throughout the year.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Per car : $10.0

$8 for seniors

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Annual Parking Pass : $49.0

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Per Bus : $50.0

For 50 or less passengers

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Per bus : $100.0

For more than 50 passengers

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park has something for everyone. Hiking, fishing, swimming and lots of beautiful scenery await all travelers. You are sure to make memories during your trip, and the team here at RVshare would love to share them on the site's blog. Email your photos to [email protected] or tag RVshare on social media.