26 Parks near Duncans Mills, California
Aug 2016 - $59.00
This is a great campground - close to the Pacific Coast, and nestled in the Russian River Valley. Sonoma wine country nearby (Korbel is just down the road). Redwood forests (some on the property). There is a seal colony at the coast.
The park offers a store, kids activities, farm animals, hayrides, lots of water activities (1 mile of riverfront), and organized activities.
Updates are taking place - like new ADA bathrooms (very nice), rental RVs, and electrical upgrades.
The big charm of this park is the historical aspect. In the Casini family for over 100 years, with a historical barn still on site, it has a an old west, great family friendly feel.
If you want to stay up late partying, and making noise - this IS NOT the park for you. It is very family focused - and they enforce their quiet hours for the enjoyment of their guests.
Bottom line - there are lots of ways to stay entertained here. - AngelaS
Aug 2016 - $63.00
Great location along the Russian river. Fun family atmosphere with plenty to do during the day. All roads and campsites are dirt or gravel so prepare to be dusty. The connections for our site (site #25) were on the opposite side of where they should be, so we needed to pull in to our "back-in" site. No sewer connection, so needed to use dump station. Easy walk to river beach access. Only 15 minutes from Hwy 1 and ocean access. Definitely plan to come here again. - Urbanthesis
May 2016 - $32.00
This is a beautiful park. Wide spaces and lovely views. Only 2 spots right on the river for RVs. We had PA discount, but thought the full price of $ 63 was high, and charging for showers (meters) was unnecessary. - Rosanne
Oct 2015 - $0.00
This was our third stay at this park. Very close to the ocean, nice walk down to the Russian River. 30 amp power, but sewer included. We use this as our week between stays at Thousand Trails Russian River and TT Morgan Hills and really enjoy our 'quiet' week here. Rate reflects our $0/night cost under ROD. - PugetSound
Sep 2014 - $1.00
This is a private membership park, rate was $0 under ROD. Probably the cleanest membership park we have experienced. Although not new, everything seemed to be clean and well maintained. I have a volt meter by the door and never experienced any power problems like some have mentioned. We stayed 4 days and used the park to explore both North and South on the coast. The only reason I have for not rating it a 10 is the lack of a swimming pool although they do have swimming access in the river. - bdpreece
Sep 2014 - $1.00
Rate reflects $0 for ROD. We stayed here for a week, great access to the beach which is just a few miles away. We had no problem with the 30 amp power, it worked just fine with better than average voltage, no voltage drop was detected. The staff is very friendly and we really enjoy the area. The park itself is nothing special, but fit our needs. - simonsrf
Jun 2016 - $43.00
No hook ups, no trailer dump. Wonderful sites, great beach. We were treated to a perfect sunset. Loved going to sleep hearing the sound of the surf. - Trekking
Mar 2014 - $33.00
This campground is all about location. It is literally right on the beach. The sites are on sand, not level, they have a picnic table and fire ring. The bathrooms are fairly new and clean. If you want a shower, you have to go about five miles to the Bodega Dunes campground. Big rigs would have some problems getting into some of the sites. Our rate reflects a senior citizen discount. Site number 8 is the best of the best. We love this place and will continue to return whenever we can get a reservation. - Atnt Life Grand
Nov 2011 - $38.00
In a large motorhome you have to park in the parking lot, for the same price as the actual spots. It was quiet and we hiked on the beach, undisturbed, with our dogs and again along the shore the next day. Not sure why the state won't let motorhomes park in the main parking lot at night. We live nearby so it was an ok stay for 1 night. We prefer Bodega Dunes but it was sold out. - mellie
May 2014 - $30.00
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. - Old China Books
Aug 2015 - $43.00
We stayed here midweek and we had the park basically to ourselves, minus the three apparent full timers. For $43 I would expect there to be a dump on site. Be aware...there is NO sewage dump station. Very clean, used showers because there is no dump and those were clean with hot water. It is within walking distance from the town. Very quiet at night despite the proximity to Neely Rd. Was here three days before we saw the park managers, good thing we didn't need anything. - pamandtina
Aug 2015 - $40.00
This park is in a beautiful natural setting along the Russian River. It allows tents, and so was a good fit for us, traveling in a teardrop. However the small staff is just overwhelmed. Bathrooms are similar to what you would find in a campground, not RV park, w/cement floors and basic facilities. Bring your own toilet paper. The RV sites have 30 amp plus water, no sewer that I saw. They are arranged around two circular glades surrounded by trees, many of them lovely redwoods. Sites 1 thru 5 look really nice and are shady. All except 1a are back-in. The first night we stayed happened to be the beginning of BeerFest weekend, and every campsite was thronged with crowds of joyfully inebriated young men, who celebrated 'til the wee hours. However, people were courteous enough. After the weekend, the park emptied out, and during most of the week we were nearly alone in the spectacular setting. Campers returned the following weekend but it was much quieter. We were told that the park may be changing hands. We will be returning as it is a perfect fit for us with a daughter living within walking distance. It would be great if someone could take this diamond in the rough and shine it up! Note: although the park borders the Russian River, those areas appear to be tent campsites, and actual access to the riverbank is a little tricky. Much easier and probably safer to walk across the pedestrian bridge and go to Johnson Beach on the other side of the river, where there is a lovely and child friendly area for swimming or kayaking. - Grants Girl
Jan 2015 - $43.00
It is a tight squeeze for a big rig. Just a grassy area and some large trees. No satellite because of the trees. Needs to be updated. Quiet and close to town. Very dangerous getting out because of the blind curve. - Badge
Jan 2009 - $28.00
Perfect park if you like a quiet, isolated setting (we do). No AT&T coverage (yay!). Peaceful campground with pines and shrubs and spacious sites. Clean showers and bathrooms, friendly camp hosts. One dump station and several water spigots. Fellow campers respected quiet time. Trail down to the rocky cove; and 0.8 mile loop trail through redwood grove. Probably better for tents and trailers: no sites are truly level and our 34' MH caught some branches on the roof. We spent New Year's weekend here; we'll definitely be back. - brucemcdou
Oct 2008 - $25.00
We really liked this campground. Very nice, clean bathroom/showers. No cell service in this area for Verizon or ATT. Very nice folks here. We were here 2 nights and would come back again. - TabStream
Jun 2008 - $20.00
I loved this place. My wife didn't so much, as there is not much to do except hike down to the rocky beach. A lot of abalone divers come here. My cell phone didn't work, and there is no Wi-Fi. Exactly what I wanted. We spent 4 nights here and loved them all even though a group came through and over-camped their sites. Not a lot of trailer sites, but there is someplace for everybody here. I think the big rigs would have a problem finding a spot, but our 28 foot trailer found several spots that worked. - altamont
Oct 2014 - $24.00
Great campsite overlooking the ocean. Whales right off shore and close enough for photos. Tons of wildlife and fishing. It has a nice store with all the essentials and friendly staff. It can get a little windy on the point but calmer back in the trees. We stayed in a trailer and we're very comfortable. No hookups but the location and views make up for it.
We'll be back for sure. - Mark Lower
Apr 2013 - $24.00
The ocean view here is fantastic, but be aware of how windy it can be. This is more of a campground than an RV park, so don't expect your site to be flat or level. The restroom was a porta potty, so non-flushing. Fortunately it was clean. Sites have no hookups; there are spigots near the potties to fill your water tank. There is no cell phone service in the area, but you can make a phone call from the office for $1. There is no Wi-Fi service. If you enjoy a pretty view and don't mind roughing it for $24 a night, this is a good spot. - DaveInOhio
Jul 2010 - $20.00
This is a completely no frills campground except for one thing. You can camp right on the ocean with amazing views. I don't know how many sites there are -- they are on 20 acres. They have tables and fire rings at each site. There are porta-potties located throughout the campground. They have a boat launch as well. You can also do day use as well as long term stays. The hosts are very polite and welcoming. We will be glad to come back here again. - L. Miller
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Made reservations at the last minute without much research into this park. The location is a little confusing to get into as the direction on reserve america's website says "20 miles past Jenner". That is it. You are not able to book a specific site, unlike most other CA state parks I have stayed at. The park ranger tells me we drive through and find a site, then come back and let them know the site we want. The ranger was really specific - 3 times - that we were not to unhook our trailer until we came back to let them know what site we selected. Not sure why it mattered, but not a problem. We were in a 35ft travel trailer with 2 slides, although the site shows 31ft as the largest they will allow. I took the chance as I usually do and booked it anyway. There were about 4 sites I could fit into, so I got lucky this time. The site we had was double wide, but short (like 20ft) so we parked diagonally. This is the only park I have ever been to with wooden poles around all the roads and all of the sites (front to back and all around - poles everywhere). There are no hookups at all, and no dumps. I did not use the bathrooms. The walk down to the cliffs was really nice. I wouldn't stay here again. There are better parks in the area. Not a bad park, but I have been to better parks. - nunyadamn
Jun 2011 - $35.00
This is a very nice state park. We were here in the middle of the week and the place was practically empty. We had our pick of sites. Needless to say, it was very quiet. The sites all have a picnic table, grill, and food box. The bathrooms were clean (no showers). I didn't notice a dump station. I did take advantage of the lack of vehicles and stopped at a water spigot to fill up my rig's water tank (I definitely wasn't holding up any traffic). As with most state parks I've been in, sites aren't always too level to begin with. Have some extra wood blocks available to help level your rig. The only complaint I have is with the price. $35.00 per night for basically a concrete pad to park on. I understand California's budget is hurting, but that's ridiculous. I don't think I'll go back to this park for that reason. I can get full hook-ups for that. For that reason, I'm only rating this park a 5. If you're a camper and don't mind paying that for no hookups, this is your place. - billb1959
Aug 2016 - $54.00
The park is fairly clean, though the full-time camper section is a bit run-down looking. The manager was very nice and friendly, but the rest of the staff didn't go out of their way to assist. Our spot was under some nice trees that provided shade on hot days, but it was also immediately next to a busy road (River Road). The traffic was fairly loud throughout the day and quieted at night. Many of the RV spots were in a large parking lot with no trees, and very close together. The tent camping spots were all in dirt and didn't look appealing at all. There is access to the river, though it was down some steep dirt paths. This could be a lovely property, but needs some attention. Try to get an "R" site - these back to the river. - sail2blue
Jul 2016 - $58.00
This is the only Good Sam park in the Russian River Valley and they offer Good Sam Discounts (10% off!) The restrooms were clean and there is access to a fantastic private beach. River Bend recently bought Hilton Family Campground, so the resort is better than ever. With an old fashioned arcade, General Store, cabins, horseshoe pits, basketball court, and an outdoor theater that plays kids movies at night. Also, on Saturdays in the summer there is free face painting and karaoke! The staff was very friendly and helpful. - User737
May 2016 - $67.00
I would have rated this park a little lower If not for having one of the nicest sites, R15 backing up to the river.
There are mostly long term campers there while I was there May 24th.
They were not that busy but told me all the had for my 35ft MH was full service even though I said a 30 amp without sewer would work ( to keep cost down ? )
I thought the grout in the tile stalls were green, but at a closer look I noticed it was mold.
I would not stay here again. - twowoofs
Jul 2015 - $55.00
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. - 5er Pam