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Duncans Mills, California

Casini Ranch Family Campground

Duncans Mills, California



Duncans Mills, California
Phone: (800) 451-8400

Sites: 225
Recent Rate: $32 5/2016

Latitude: 38.4603267035921
Longitude: -123.04575920105

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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46 Reviews

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Rosanne

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
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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. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Nicole Cook

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $50.00
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This was not our first trip to Casini Ranch. You cannot beat the location, it is on a working ranch between the Russian River and pastures of cows, horses and other livestock. You feel like you are on a ranch when you are here. They have over 200 sites but the sites are not right next to each other, some sites are very private. They have 40+ channels of TV, very good wifi, a store on the property and a laundry facility. The staff we interacted with were very friendly.
We have been to several RV parks from Fairbanks Alaska to Northern California. Casini Ranch is a jewel, we have only seen 2 other parks that can offer the same ambience and they are much smaller and not located in such an optimal location. If that were not enough the activities provided at the park really make it exceptional, the Hay Ride and the bon Fire on the beach are both events not to miss. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Hiking nearby at the Willow Creek Extension of the Sonoma Coast State Park System, Walking distance down freezeout road. Armstrong Redwoods is also a great hike, you have to drive to get there but it is 15 minutes away. Also the pomo canyon and Redhill trails from Shell beach make great hikes.

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Professor Ken

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $60.00
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We booked a stay for one night at Casini Ranch Family Campground. The appeal of this campground is the beauty of the surrounding area--the Russian River with its various activities, the solitude not found in less rural settings, and the quaintness of nearby towns Jenner and Monte Rio.

Check-in went smoothly albeit somewhat slowly. When we did make it to our camp spot, service personnel were working feverishly to restore electricity to the campground that had apparently been out for some time after the Labor Day holiday. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, the electrical issue was solved.

The premium full hookup sites are long enough for most motorhomes and trailers, but the width could be improved. With three slide-outs, our 5th wheel leveling legs were partially on gravel and partially on the cement pad. A nice fire pit accompanies each campsite. We did not use the cable television hookup, opting for satellite dish use. The campground's wi-fi, while a bit slow, is free for one day's use; after that you'll have to pay. Verizon cell signal is very good. Also, as others have noted this campground can be quite dusty.

Casini Ranch Campground is probably much better for a multiple day stay since getting to it off Highway 101 is definitely off the beaten path. The River Road route to the campground is scenic as is the occasional glimpses of the Russian River. This campground might be worth another visit if we plan on staying more than one day. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Plan on staying more than one night to fully appreciate what the area offers.

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zigzag

Review Count: 195
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $70.00
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We stayed in a full-hookup site, which cost $60, plus $26 (two additional adults), plus $9 (tax), for a total of $95 per day. The site was level gravel and dirt, with a concrete pad and grass patch. We had a picnic table and fire pit, with a shade tree. Cable TV and WiFi (128mb free) worked fine, faster WiFi was an additional charge. Showers were $1 for five-minutes. This is a family orientated park, centered around the Russian River. Lots activities, swimming, bike riding, hay rides, movies, etc. Bathrooms were old and well used. They have a small store on site, and they are dog friendly. Quiet at night. Best way to get here from Hwy-101 is on the "River Road" through Guereneville, other approaches are very windy. A great place if you have kids. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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hajime

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $57.00
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First the pros: sites were level, there were lots of tv channels available, the WIFI was very strong. Now the cons: this is basically a big dirty and dusty field with lots of dead weeds (not grass) that had TONS of stickers, which got stuck on our dogs. The roads are mostly dirt, with a little gravel. When people drive by, there is a nice plume of dust kicked up. They do try to water the roads, but it is a losing battle. They claim to have full hookups. They do have some , but they are very limited. Most sites suitable for a big rig are water and electric only. Their rates are what I would expect to pay for a very nice site and campground with full hookups and 50 amp power. This place is a minimal campground and very overpriced for what you get. I would not stay here again. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Sally Prechtel

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $70.00
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The park is a ranch. You camp in a field. There is a lot of dust even though they do put some water on the roads. Our spot had a lot of stickers that I had to constantly pull out of my dogs hair and feet. There are a lot of groups. On the weekends there are hundreds of people dry camping everywhere. The beach on the river is nice. The laundry room was fine. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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rushin river

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $44.00
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Stayed through the (rainy) Thanksgiving week in a "Value" spot -- nice lush grass with electric and water only. Casini Ranch is a large campground with wonderful mature trees and meadows, and an authentic old country store. The area is just gorgeous -- surrounded by steep, forested mountains alongside a really beautiful river, not far from the ocean. The employees clearly enjoy working here and were super friendly and helpful. The property is a former working ranch -- "The Casini family made Duncans Mills their home in the early 1880s. Casini Ranch Family Campground has been a family operated RV park and campground open year round since 1965." It definitely feels like it's been here a long time and is a well-loved favorite for many. Will definitely be back! We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $31.00
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Our $31 rate was with PA including tax. Our site was a gravel site with a large grassy area and a nice shade tree. We had a full hookup site with cable TV, WiFi, and a picnic table & fire pit. The park was located a short drive from Duncan Mills with cute shops and restaurants They are right on the Russian River where they also had a large beach area. It was very quiet at night. The restrooms & showers were very clean. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Bob&Heidi

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

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
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Not a fancy park but very well kept up. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice sites right on the Russian River or back in the trees are nice private sites. We have stayed here several times in the last 5 or 6 years, and always had a great stay. We will be back. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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jada

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $54.00
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Great park if you want a very kid-friendly, group-friendly place. Weekends are jammed with kids, dogs (on leash), and associated gear---bikes, pedal-carts, etc. We had two different sites here this past week. The first with full hook-ups was roomy but felt exposed and out in the middle of three rows of RV's; the second partial hook-up site had more trees but the ground was full of squirrel holes, uneven and hazardous to walk on. Riverfront sites have no sewer but are scenic; group sites and individual tent sites are often very shaded and nicely tucked away for privacy. Laundry room was well-maintained and reasonably priced. If you drive 8 MPH instead of the posted 7 mph speed limit, expect to get screamed at by a Workkamper; some staffers were a bit "over the top" with their authority and power. Those driving big rigs or large trailers may want to skip taking the roads from Graton via Bohemian Hwy and take the River Rd. through Guerneville, instead. Also, the address for the camp is Duncan Mills, but it actually seems to be in Monte Rio. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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B n B Parker

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $54.00
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We camped here for 4 nights in a river-view site. It was a very busy weekend and there were lots of kids running around, but everyone was friendly and helpful. The camp personnel came around often to be sure everything was fine. This is one of the better places to kayak on the Russian River. It is easy access to the river and the current is not bad. Would highly recommend this for families. There are various activities for the children, especially on the weekends. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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newcamper51

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
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Well maintained and monitored by personnel who check on you. Great location to take a drive up the coast with a stop at Fort Ross and lunch in Guerneville. Nice shops and restaurants nearby the campground if you like that. We should have selected a less shady site further from the roadway. But, we had a great camping experience with friends. The river was fun for rowing. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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FatCatsMom

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $42.00
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This was our third time at this location, but the first time in October. The main section with the full hook-ups is kept green, but don't waste your money on river views because there isn't one unless you sit up high in your coach. You get lots of dirt and wind and kids in your space stirring up the dirt with their bikes. No septic there so you pay more for the river view and then the honey wagon. Our view was of the dumpsters. Racoons are a big problem and anything left out is torn to shreds. They were training new check in staff but not watching them very closely and it took forever to check in. Felt like we spent way to much money for what we got and the dirt that has. Infiltrated into the RV was not worth it. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Nicole Cook

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $49.00
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It is on the expensive side, but this is the best park we have ever stayed at. It is all about the location. We have stayed here many times. There is always livestock in the surrounding fields. Most of the sites are not right next to each other, even the full hookup area has more room than most parks. The layout is a winding layout between the river and the ranch. There were a number of improvements on this visit, new fire pits in full hookups area, a 2nd dog run area, 5 new horseshoe pits and lots of new landscaping. We always stay here when we are in the area. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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SB 2.0

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

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $47.00
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The approach to the campground itself is visually a bit disappointing at first, as it passes by the RV storage area, but improves considerably just around the bend when the pond and camp come into view. The ducks and geese in the pond, and the donkeys and horses in the nearby fields, are fun to watch. At this time of year, (late October) the grounds are well tended. The staff is friendly; they acknowledge visitors but are not intrusive. At night the raccoons are very active so it is important to secure or dispose of trash and food items before retiring for the night. We enjoyed our stay. We camped at Casini Ranch Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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