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Date of Stay:
August, 2015 -
Very nice, very well-kept park on bank of Sacramento River. Cement "forest service" style picnic tables were great - no worry about burning w/BBQ. Sites are very level (slab with gravel on two sides - grassy area next to gravel on door side) don't have BBQs or firepits, but there is a parklike area (w/benches, seats, etc) between the campsites and the river that does and the whole park is surrounded by vast greenbelt area. Lovely pool. Quite a few sites (more expensive) overlook the river. All of the picnic tables appear to be surrounded by shrubbery for privacy. Limited shade in central part of campsite area - if you have shade in a.m. may not in p.m. and vice versa. Nice pull through sites. Large clean bathrooms with large shower rooms. Very large, shady dog run. Grandson loved being able to fish. Only negatives - some freeway noise, but it didn't even bother us, and fact that they charge additional for over 2 people, but w/discount about breaks even. Ever have another late football game in area would certainly consider staying there again. Very big rig friendly (mine isn't big at all, so could have stayed in any site). We camped at JGW RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Only a couple of miles from Walmart and outlet stores. Several grocery stores nearby, also. Camp office has ice for sale.
Date of Stay:
July, 2015 -
This was 2nd time stayed here and first time they only had 2 sites w/electricity. Upgraded to maybe 9 sites w/30 or 50 amp. No sewer. Some sites are basically in the grassy field with a fantastic ocean view (All the RV sites/platform tents and many of tents do also). Scattered tenting site and/or platform tents throughout. Something like 378 acre ranch, with riding stables and guest house accommodations, too. Not for everybody, but my grandsons (25 & 13) loved it. Located just north of Bodega Bay almost to Salmon Creek. Really great camp hosts have been there quite awhile and are helping the new owner transition. Non-barking, friendly dogs have been welcome (don't want to scare horses). Trail riding is a separate entity, but they do great trail rides, are very helpful and friendly. Will go back. They do have Passport America, but not sure if any other discounts at this time. We camped at Chanslor Ranch in a Fifth Wheel.
Trail ride, spend time on beaches, many easy to get to towns like Marshall/Pt. Reyes (Tomales Bay) to the south and Jenner and the Russian River to the north, all within 1/2 hour drive. Lots to explore.
Date of Stay:
August, 2014 -
Enjoyed the campground - clean pool and it was well occupied in early evening 1st night we were there. Other sport areas, too, plus the petting zoo, all of which my grandson took advantage of. Have a small store (Popsicle time) and a deli which we didn't try. Activities like marshmallow roast/hay rides/line dancing, but too early for us this trip as we weren't back from Yosemite in time on 2 of the nights we were there. Is about 22 mi from Big Oak Flat gate to Yosemite, which was probably about a 25 minute drive, which we really enjoyed both days. Each site also has a light on top of the power stands - most worked. The sites are terraced and they do have nice tent sites, too. Most sites seemed accessible by most rigs. Bathrooms clean enough and well lit (some stains in fiberglass showers) to be comfortable using. They also have cabins and yurts, which my daughter and son-in-law peeked in and said were nice, and they have a nice "training" course on the trail which they explored. Reasonable rates. Would definitely stay there again. Very nice people both as staff and guests. They even led several rigs in after dark (and probably after their work shift would have required it). We had full hookups, but they also have some with just electric and water. No cell service (but the entire area is sporadic and I was told in town that Verizon seemed to work best). Used the Wi-Fi a couple of times and it was easy and worked pretty well, but I was using at off-peak hours. I felt the roads were well marked, so unless they've changed the signs since someone else posted in July, I'm not sure what they are talking about. Also, you probably won't see much green grass/weeds, etc., unless you are there in spring/late fall/winter because there just isn't much water. Considering the sites in the area we were in were all dirt, you might not want to stay there in really rainy weather - I didn't notice any gravel or paved sites, but that might just be me. Very pleasant and relaxing park. We camped at Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
May, 2014 -
A favorite park of ours, even though no hookups. Always clean (pay) showers, and you can normally feel comfortable letting children (of appropriate ages) make friends with other camping kids and playing on the rocks, etc. Some sites are back-ins and they are up against a row of trees, and if you're on the bay side, that row is a bit more protected than pull-throughs. Sites are paved, picnic tables on grass (yep, weeds, I'm sure) and fire pit with partial rack. Good place to camp with several families. Always nice to watch the activity in the harbor. Have camped here in every month of the year and some are more quiet than others - have never been there on a weekend when there wasn't another camper. We camped at Westside Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
February, 2014 -
Have stayed in this park several times in last few years. Very well run. Park is sloped and graveled sites are easy to get in to. Some (if not all) are divided by "trellis" fence for a bit more privacy. Park is surrounded by trees that serve as a bit of a wind break, so more protected park than Porto Bodega, Westside, or Doran (I've stayed at all). They also have "clubhouse rooms" if you've got a crowd or club and need them. Also, a laundry room, which I haven't used. A small gravel dog run for them to do their business. There is also a grassy area without hookups for overflow. BBRVP is next door to the community center and also abuts the Bodega Dunes State Park and campground. Lots of opportunities to take walks. We camped at Bodega Bay RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.