Bodega Bay, California

Doran Park

Bodega Bay, California



Bodega Bay, California
Phone: (707) 565-2267

Sites: 122
Recent Rate: $34 1/2014

Latitude: 38.3143194407777
Longitude: -123.03503036499

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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road glide

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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calicoastgirl

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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FromColorado

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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monaco cruiser

Review Count: 217
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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ronman

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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hajime

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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tsparky

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Tredguy

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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the5reeds

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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RognBon

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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uptownmommy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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vickiem

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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MS.K

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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rambeau

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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csvreno

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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