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Doran Park

Bodega Bay, California


201 Doran Beach Rd
Bodega Bay, California 94923
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Sites: 122
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.31432
Longitude: -123.03503

Elevation: 13' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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Review Details

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We were camped in the Shell campground at Doran Beach Regional Park. The area is pretty even on a foggy day. The restrooms were top rate. You can walk for miles along beach at Bodega Bay or along shoreline at Bodega Harbor. It does get windy. We couldn't use our awning the entire week we were camped there. If you have a portable wind screen, this is a perfect park to bring it. Dump station is easy getting in and out. Water spigots are plentiful. Easy to fill your tank from spigots. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It's an easy drive to Bodega, Occidental and other small towns in the area. It's even an easy drive to some of the bigger cities in the Santa Rosa area. Lots of places to check out in Bodega Bay. A little spot in Bodega Harbor has the best clam chowder . . .

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Review Count: 146
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Expensive dry camping just off the beach! Beautiful views of Bodega Bay and harbor. There is a fog horn at the end of the jetty and a Coast Guard station in the park. Both create noise. It would have been a great experience except for my neighbors. They were a group that had rented most of the sites in my loop and they all gathered next door. My neighbor had an old noisy generator that he started up 7 am. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. Shower, which needed $2 in quarters, was well worth the price. Nice beach on the bay; level spots; nicely set up. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Long time visitor. 104 is the best rv site. Dry camping. But, there is at least 1 with elect for ADA use. Beach is best after day users leave. We camped at Doran Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

AT&T cell service is decent. If wind bothers you, stay in the loop sections, not the jetty.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here 27 times since 2011. This is our "goto" beach camping park. As previously reported, the restrooms/showers were not the best. This summer, however, they were rebuilt and are now quite nice. One loop of the park still has portable toilets but are only a short walk to the new ones. Great access to the beach!! Somewhat pricey without hookups but that's beach camping. Also the road was resurfaced last year. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Beach campgrounds always seems to have trashed restrooms/showers -- Doran County Park is no exception. Park personnel appeared daily to replace TP, but did not clean the dirty shower stalls or restrooms. Apart from this, the park has excellent walking-distance access to ocean/beach and Bodgea Bay; excellent views. Besides campers, there are many day visitors, some arriving just after dawn. There is a steady stream of vehicular traffic along the road separating the campground from the beach. Most sites are windy in afternoon. There are two separate campgrounds; the one at end of spit is more exposed. Persistent foghorn 24/7. We camped at Doran Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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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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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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Review Count: 270
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 39

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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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 14

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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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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