10 Parks near Fort Bragg, California
May 2010 - $35.00
Great place to stay! Campsites are clean, convenient area, will take large rigs, has large sites, most have a lot of privacy, clean fish cleaning area, friendly people who return every year, a store and gas station is right here, and it's close to MacKerracker State Park and Ward Avenue. A fun place to stay. - therowdster
Jun 2009 - $35.00
I believe Cleone CG is probably the best private campgrounds north of Ft, Bragg. Has well-provisioned general store at the entrance of Hwy 1. Generally clean and very well-maintained. Some of the RV sites are nicely tucked away for extra privacy. Given the cavalier and dubious manner that nearby State campgrounds will be managed this coming year, Cleone's proximity to beaches north of Ft. Bragg will make it difficult to get reservations. I would book now if you are entertaining a June or July camping excursion for 2010. Since the last owner recently retired from campground management, Cleone may be re-opening in 2010 under a new business name. - Savvy Camper
Sep 2009 - $35.00
This park is very poorly maintained. The road into it is full of potholes, the showers and toilets are dirty and don't work much of the time. One of the nights that we stayed here, the police were here three different times. There doesn't seem to be any rule enforcement as there was dog waste everywhere and large dogs running loose. The food in the deli was poor and service was minimal at best. Not a pleasurable stay at all. The area is beautiful and it is a shame that management doesn't seem to care! - friend
Sep 2010 - $30.00
Good overnight stop. Manager was very helpful. Park has a beautiful view of the Pacific. We had a pull-through site that sloped quite a bit and we had difficulty leveling our rig. Needed to run it up on front blocks to get near level. There were several folks here that came regularly, and other sites did not appear to have the degree of slope ours did. - JP and P from Florida
Jun 2010 - $38.00
Older, smaller park. Lots of permanent residents. Office was closed when we arrived mid-afternoon. Went to office next day to pay and was told they are no longer members of Good Sam (made reservations 5 days earlier). Also not told they charge per day for electric at site. Site was large enough marginally and small side to side. Would not stay here again due to their lack of honesty and not informing me of paying a daily rate plus electric. - AntiqFreq
Apr 2010 - $38.00
Mainly is a permanent RV Park now with some pretty old trailers. Manager wife is rude, is friendly sometimes and mean with foul language most of the time and can be heard through most of the campground. Husband is great, friendly and a great guy. Not kid friendly as the manager does not relate well. Never did get a sewer hookup as they are taken up by the permanent residents. No privacy. Only stayed here a few times because other campgrounds were full, unfortunately. - therowdster
Aug 2014 - $28.00
No frills. A decent place to park while exploring the area. One nice thing about it is the close location to kayaking opportunities on the river, which is why we stayed here. - William Shaw
Oct 2012 - $27.00
This park is next to Highway 1 near the bridge on the Ocean side and is not too bad. It has a park right behind it. It is adjacent to a trailer park which some people may not like but I thought the location was nice. We were in the row by the park so our back window looked out over the park and then over the ocean. When we arrived there was no one in the office; we had to wait 5-10 minutes for someone to show up. All hookups worked. They do have Wi-Fi and it worked. We would stay there again. - Nicole Cook
Jul 2012 - $28.00
We stayed here after a long drive down the coast, and we were simply looking for "any port in a storm," as we were tired of driving and the kids were done. If you don't know it's here, you'll drive right past the place, as it doesn't exist in the Good Sam book we have. Basically, this place is a field with hookups. Ours was W/E only, and there is no dump site. Wi-Fi worked well. It's mostly level, and if you're in the front row, you'd have a view of the ocean, otherwise you're looking at other rigs. While kids are welcome, there's nothing for them to do that I saw. There is a nice paved pathway that leads out to a place to view the rugged ocean shore and scary looking harbor entrance (as well as a Geocache). At the price, I didn't expect a whole lot. I'd stay again if the price remains low. - TheCurtster
Sep 2013 - $15.00
Very remote -- this is really like boondocking. No facilities at all. Six miles from Ft. Bragg, but it takes a really long time to get there, due to the bumpy narrow dirt access roads. Not a convenient place to stay if you want to be close to the tourist attractions of the Mendocino coast. Campsites are very large and spread out, sited under large second growth redwoods. Some sites have outhouses and trash barrels, but the best bet is to be self-contained. There are some picnic tables and firepits. Gathering downed wood is permitted. If you like silence and isolation, this is your place. Also, good mountain biking on the fire roads running through the forest. - Prof Dan
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Overall this was a nice "older" park with a great beach. The access roads are tight with lots of overhead branches, and the restroom facilities are overloaded (too many sites without enough bathrooms) and they weren't very clean. The trash bins were overflowing.
The campsites were nice (but short) and had decent privacy between them but mine was situated at a 90 degree turnout off of a VERY narrow road.
Overall, it's a nice place but it's way overpriced for a no facility campground, this is boondocking with a flush toilet and shower (if you wanna wait for it).
I can stay in a lakefront Corps Of Engineers park with full hookups for HALF of what this costs. - ArkyDoodle
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Gorgeous setting on a wild shoreline. While the front gate ranger was militant about dog rules we didn't have any problems with our beasts. The sites are spacious and private due to thick brush between sites. Sites are gravel/grass parking. This is a must do place to stay and explore if your in the area. - Fishmon
Oct 2014 - $35.00
Though not a "Big Rig" rated campground, we talked to someone at headquarters who said she knew the park well and advised us that there may be a couple spots that could accommodate our 38' rig. When we called the actual campground the day we were arriving to confirm that there might be a spot or two he said "no way". Since we had a back up plan in Fort Bragg, we disconnected our tow outside the park and drove the car around. Being October, it was first come first served. We found a HUGE Site (#81) that backed to the dunes leading to the beach. Probably could even fit a larger rig than ours. Site was far from level, so it required lots of blocks but it worked out well. Park is nice - beach is beautiful. The boardwalk on the south end is a must see adventure all of it's own (no day use fee if you camp elsewhere, so visit the park even if you stay here or nearby). Weak but usable AT&T Signal. No local TV or Satellite. Nice, but biggest issue is with all CA State parks - a little pricey to have no hookups and the restricted generator hours (10 AM - 8 PM). If you wake up cold and battery is low, you have to freeze until 10 AM! We moved to a beautiful private campground in Fort Bragg after a couple nights and the net cost is about the same for full hook-ups as the State Park plus running the generator for a few hours each day. There were at least a total of 2-3 sights in campground that would fit a 38 footer. - problemchild
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This was one of the best campgrounds we've been to. Granted most likely you won't have cell reception in the park itself but down the road you could. Wifi was surprisingly good since it's a big park (about 100 sites or more).
The roads are paved and the sites are gravel, each site was very spacious and private!!! We loved it, we happened to be able to stay for just one night but will definitely can consider a longer period of time. The sites were mostly shaded and separated by trees and bushes from the one next to it.
The bathrooms and showers were clean and very beautiful.
It's great if you come group of friends but doesn't suit children.
They have nice big grass space for dogs.
I gave it a 9 and not 10 only because of no cell reception. - MikeMayNaama
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Sites are shaded and private with trees and bushes in between sites. Near Glass Beach. Quiet place for camping and relaxing. - Aldeaux
Aug 2015 - $45.00
A nice quiet campground with good, level, private spaces, newly remodeled bathrooms and showers....
Just be careful they do your checkin right!
We were reserved for 3 nights, but when we checked in, telling them the correct leaving date, they wrote the arrival date on the windshield hanger tag that says what your last day is, and only charged us for two nights...
Imagine our surprise when someone from the office arrived at our site a little after noon, just catching us before we went out for the day and told us to get out! No discussion, no attempt to find a solution, (another site?), but just "you're not supposed to be here, other people are coming for your site".
Yea we packed up as quick as we could and won't be back.
She could have at least been nice about it and acknowledged THEIR mistake!
We had thought we had found a nice place to stay on our frequent trips to that area, but with that sort of attitude from the staff....nah. - Dave95694
Aug 2015 - $40.00
A nice place to park your rig and sleep at night as close to the fishing boats as you can get!
It's a simple place, just some open ground with hookups, no landscaping, fairly tight spaces...not meant for hanging around all day.
One less obvious great thing about this park is the pier area that you get a key to. A large open wooden pier right at the entrance of the Noyo River. A great spot to cook and eat your food, fish, or boat watch. Chairs, benches and picnic tables and a gas barbecue. - Dave95694
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Park is right at the mouth of the Noyo River. This is an older area of town, don't expect to see a lot of new buildings. The park offers first-timers a 4-night stay when you pay for 3-nights. Active military gets 3-nights free. Mostly-level, dirt & gravel, back-in sites, very close together. Full hook-ups, WiFi worked great, no cable TV or reception. Private patio-pier access, with tables and chairs, right next to the river. One bathroom-shower for the campground, get a key when you check in. Owner was friendly and informative, after-hours manager is in site #2. Quiet at night. I saw one portable fire pit, but no one had a campfire. Nothing for young kids here. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance, an excellent one is Silver's at the Wharf. Very relaxing time, everyone in the park was nice. Dog Beach is about 2-blocks away. - zigzag
Jun 2015 - $40.00
It is very small and spaces are tight, but it is one of the lowest price parks in the area, especially during tourist season. But, it is right on Noyo Bay in Fort Bragg. There is a dock there and they have three crab rings guests can use to try their hand at catching a crab. There are a few long-term tenants there who are very friendly.
Very close to restaurants, fishing trips, and the marina.
Active Duty military members get up to 3 nights free.
Wifi was very slow, in and out. Cell service was also spotty. - fiveina5th
Jul 2015 - $44.00
The park was beautiful. We looked the park up on the internet and read the reviews. They were not very good but the pictures looked beautiful. I called the office to get some more info on why the reviews were not so good. The lady at the front explained that they were under new management and had made several changes. So we decided to go a head a stay. I am so glad we did. The park was absolutely amazing. I think it is the only park in the entire area that sits in the redwoods. The place was clean. The people were extremely polite and helpful. We loved it. The price was extremely reasonable especially since we had 9 people. It was peaceful and the perfect campground. If we ever camp up north again it will definitely be at Wildwood. While we were there we drove around and saw the other campgrounds. Nothing was anywhere near Wildwood. None of the other places had the trees and made you feel like you were camping in the woods yet we were only 5 miles to town or the beach. It really was perfect. 250% recommend this place to everyone. Oh and our trailer is 31 ft and we feet with no issue at all. - rsimkins
Jul 2013 - $30.00
DON'T camp here. Most of the park is taken up by permanent, very old, poorly maintained mobile homes. This place is a slum. We had no problem with the electricity or water, but the bathrooms are a disgrace. Every toilet is broken/wobbles. The floors and sinks haven't been maintained or cleaned in a long time, BUT the bathrooms are great compared to the showers which have no doors, are leaking, and are filthy. - cactuslady
Aug 2008 - $26.00
We spent the weekend here with a small group of 5 rigs and a few tents. All that was good about our stay was being with friends. The campground had little to offer. Basically, there are a handful of pull-throughs for week enders. The rest of the place is occupied by permanent residents in "rigs" in various states of disrepair. The website shows a picture of Belinda Point, which is gorgeous. But, it's important to know that it's a 30-minute or so walk and there is no beach access. The site also refers to this place as one of Northern California's most beautiful RV parks and campgrounds. Not true. If you want to experience one of Northern California's best, head across Highway 1 to Pomo. (After our group left, that's exactly what we did.) - RockyandBullwinkle