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Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $34.00
Just stayed there 7 nights dry camping. Place was booked heavy for MLK weekend. We managed to grab a first come first served spot, of which there are only 20-30, and some are only deep enough for small trailers or tent trailers. You are allowed up to 10 days in those spots. Very close walk to the beach. Most sites are reservation sites which have to be made 10 days in advance. Those sites have the best views of the bay and Pacific Ocean. The rate is now $32 plus $2 per dog. Dump station is $7, any credit or debit card. Check in was cash or Visa, Mastercard, no American Express. They just repaved with new asphalt, except the campsite areas. The turnoff from the highway all the way to check in and the main road is all fresh, very nice. Satellite service with our Kingdish was spotty, but AT&T air card worked great. Would stay here again. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Great beach. For northern California. The beach sand is fairly soft on bare feet. Ready to walk to. It can get foggy and windy. We camped at Doran Park in a Tent.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $28.00
We were very pleased with this campground. We stayed 2 days with son and granddaughter, and we had a great time even in February! The fog horn was not really a problem, after awhile you get used to it. The beach is nice, people are nice. There is water available to fill your tanks and a dump station for when you leave. We found the camp hosts friendly and helpful, the bathrooms clean and the campers to be considerate. We will definitely be going back! We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
This campground sits on the bay and does have some beautiful settings. It's too bad that California outpriced and outspent itself so it's State Parks had to suffer. Because now you go to a County park which have jacked their prices right under the State Parks, yet virtually give you nothing except a fire pit and maybe a random water spigot. We camp as little as possible in this state, probably because we remember what it was like when it was reasonable to camp here. (To bad). I can't believe they took the one affordable outing and messed it up. We stayed here one night. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
Spectacular setting with the beach across the street from the campsite. Amazing wildlife and spectacular views from the Head! Fog horn was a bit annoying but nothing ear plugs won't fix! Can't wait to go back!! We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $34.00
I have always been a fan of Doran Park, until this last (ever) trip. Sonoma County has done absolutely nothing to maintain the park. The areas are overgrown with noxious weeds, which are loaded with fox tails, making it difficult, at best, to walk your dogs. They have also become very unfriendly and grumpy. The front tire of my tow vehicle was slightly touching the sand and they gave me a notice that I was in violation and had to park completely on the pavement. I would have been okay with that if the enforcement was consistent. However, a motorhome was parked sideways, with both front wheels completely on the sand and remained that way for four days. The park is no longer a value for the money. It is now $28/day, plus an $8.50 reservation fee, plus $2/night per dog. For $9 more I can camp at the Marina RV park with full hook ups, and a view of the bay. Needless to say, I will not be returning to Doran Park. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Nice park on a strip between the bay and the Pacific. No waves because of a breakwater. They charge for dogs after you arrive. Bathrooms and showers were OK. Our site was long enough so we didn't need to unhook. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
This place is great. A super value for California ocean camping. The county has done a good job keeping the park up. No hookups, but a free dump station is available. Pretty level asphalt to park on. Fire ring and table at each site. We stayed on the bay side for 2 days, then moved to a site on the jetty that backed up to the Pacific. We will be back. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Windy sites. Shell campground, sites 25-27 are protected. Shell loop has pit toilets only, but showers are within walking distance on next loop. No hookups. Great beach for kites. Limited bike trails. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $17.00
Nightly rate reflects disabled pass discount. We stay here several times a year and are never disappointed. Easy access to campsites. Restrooms and showers are clean and well stocked. Camp host is friendly and helpful. The park rangers are very active, driving through several times daily. I would have rated the park higher, but the main access road is in need of extensive repairs. Lots of nice people and an all around good time. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $22.00
Just got back from Doran yesterday. We cannot wait to go back! Clean, great hosts, great rangers, wonderful campground. We stayed 3 nights, and wish we could have stayed longer. They had a wonderful beach model wheelchair that they loaned to us for my brother so he could go to the beach. Very nice extra! We camped at Doran Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $18.00
I will stay here again. The park host keeps everything in order and is very helpful. The sites are nice, all have fire pits and water is close. It is normally very windy so it is nice to have the fire at night. Some of the sites are large enough to pitch a large tent with the RV so the whole family can camp together. We camped at Doran Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $19.00
We had a site looking right out onto the beach and into the water. We couldn't ask for a more picturesque setting, too bad it was so windy. The wind kicked up so much that the sand from the beach was blowing into our mouth, ears, and for those without glasses, eyes. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $19.00
Great views from all sites. Jetty was quite crowded, but smaller campgrounds were equally as attractive and not as popular. Plenty of room for big rigs in the individual campgrounds, especially Shell and Gull campgrounds. Some jetty sites too short for monster rigs, with pilings in the way in some places. Sites are level with plenty of room for hang-over and side by side parking for pull vehicle, with good separation for privacy. Dump station is very tight and narrow, although it was clean. Park people were very friendly and helpful. We camped at Doran Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $16.00
Just a flat spot of asphalt with no amenities, but the location made up for it. Jetty Campground was a little noisy because of the boats coming and going, but the beach was awesome for walking. Try for one of the 2 campgrounds further back, especially along the road with an ocean view. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.Undo
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