Date of Stay: May, 2014
Great overnight stop on CA Highway One between San Francisco and Fort Bragg. From the bluffs here there is a fine ocean view of cloudscapes and marine life. Resident harbor seals haul out on the mussel beds just below my window. Thousands of pelicans have flown north along the bluffs during my stay, gray whales spout just a few hundred yards offshore, and passing sea lions wave at the campers. This campground is a great overnight stop on CA Highway One between San Francisco and Fort Bragg, as well as a nice place for a longer stay. The location is remote and accommodations rustic. Several water/electric sites for rigs under 30 feet, plenty of room for tent campers, campfires, fish-cleaning station, and restrooms and showers. A road leads down to camping sites on the beach, and there is a little cabin with a view of the cove above the beach. For longer stays, there is Verizon landline DSL, and small grocery stores in Ocean Cove and Fort Ross (the historical park is only a few minutes south). Weekends fill up with inlanders, fishermen, abalone divers, and kayakers, so best to arrive midday Friday if you don't call ahead for details. Sites are first-come, first-served. The management is pleasant and accommodating.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
The Oasis is a small, clean, quiet place to stay in an RV, in the middle of a beautiful desert, yet close to restaurants, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, the Ocotillo Wells off-road area, and the Spring wildflower bloom. The RV sites have water and electric and, being in town, VZ and Sprint Internet broadband can be received. The management is pleasant and accommodating. The Oasis closes for the summer, and has many regular bookings, so check for availability.