18 RV Parks near Mendocino, California
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Don't know exact number of sites but we were in site 23. Densely foliage and in a deep ravine so no AT&T cell coverage. Maximum RV length of 24 ft due to very tight access. Clean but old facilities. Picturesque cove under the Hwy 1 bridge accesses through the campground. - Thunderboldt
May 2017 - $45.00
This place is no where near worth $45. We were going to stay 3 days and told them we needed to leave and they said ok. You only get 30 amps. Girl told my DH we could check out at 2pm. Guy on golf cart came by at 1:30 and said I am going to charge you another day, you are suppose to be out at 12noon. We explained and he didn't care, told us to get going as someone else desired our space. There were 14 spaces open on each side of us but these people wanted ours cause we had a newer picnic tab. Nothing between spaces, no grass, no concrete....all dirt. They show picture on website but I think it is a picture they found on the website and use as there is no place even close to it. They tell you that you can use the beach and dogs are allowed on it but you have to hike uphill through the whole RV park, past the fish cleaning station, past the office, cross the main road and then to the beach. Almost impossible to navigate getting out of space. You have to come within a matchbook of hitting the permanent residents picket fence to turn out and clear the fire ring, picnic table and garbage cans. Our slides when open were literately 7 inches from our neighbors slide, my DH measured it. - Victoria Grace
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We stayed 6 days. Our group consisted of six RVs and one tent camper. The tent site was spacious and somewhat secluded. RV sites were barely large enough for RVs. Almost all surfaces are dirt. Park staff did not assist with parking unless requested. We observed at least 4 units that collided with site markers, a fire pit, and a fence. Getting into many sites requires multiple spotters. Large motor homes created a challenge for all but the most accessible sites, and very skillful drivers.
Utilities were functional but in need of repair or upgrades. Threads stripped on the sewage attachment. Weight required on sewage hose to prevent leakage.
Our electrical box was rusted from sitting in puddles created by leaking faucets. Voltage dropped to 104 volts when the park was full. No one in our group had problems with incorrect or faulty wiring or high voltage. Use a surge (and low voltage) protector and ensure circuit breakers are open when making connections.
The campground store was very well stocked with food, camping supplies, and RV supplies. Prices were reasonable. Staff was friendly and helpful.
The name RV Park and Campground is very accurate. This is not an RV resort but a campground that accommodates RVs. There is ocean access across the street in easy walking distance. Scuba divers, abalone divers, snorkelers, kayakers, and surfers can all access the ocean by walking from the campground. The store rents good quality kayaks. The campground is very busy, active and noisy during the day. Nights are quiet and staff will enforce quiet hours if needed.
Mendocino is a short drive away. For Bragg is about 15 minutes away.
I will definitely stay here again. - cdouglas
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We tent-camped here 20 years ago and loved the tent sites - secluded, private, very green, spacious. Beautiful. This time we were in a travel trailer and it wasn't so great. The vehicle camping area is incredibly crowded - it took the help of two other guys to get us into our VERY narrow space. We couldn't put out our awning because we were about 5' from our neighbor on one side and 8' on the other. No room for the picnic table, either. Fortunately, our neighbors were pleasant people who turned down the music when we asked. But camping in a parking lot is not what we had in mind. If our neighbors hadn't been so friendly, we wouldn't have had room for our truck - as it was, we had to park on the diagonal. The store is reasonably well stocked and the staff are very friendly. We love that you can walk to the beach in five minutes and drive to Mendocino or Ft. Bragg in ten. But we probably won't be back - it looked like our local RV dealer's parking lot. Highly recommended for tenters, though - you won't find a nicer place. - MargaretB
May 2013 - $22.00
Beautiful park near the ocean, many private sites with trees and shade. The budget crisis in CA has shut down many state parks for part of the year with certain areas of these parks affected adversely. This is still a lovely park with a great location. Not too far from the super scenic village of Mendocino. We made do for three days and 2 nights without electricity and hook-ups. Some trails do not allow dogs, others do. - gemsinger
Oct 2010 - $33.00
Site #20 is in the wooded area and doesn't get much sun. Probably would not stay here again as we like to have electrical/water/sewer hook-ups. Park needs maintenance but California is "broke" so funds for upkeep are in short supply. Park is close to the town of Mendocino and Fort Bragg. - Suddjian
Oct 2006 - $20.00
What a gorgeous park! There are two trails that start in the campground that are nice. Across Highway 1 is the beach - camping is available in the parking lot there for one night only. Most of the sites are shaded and quite large. The showers are not free - but they are clean. Wi-Fi is available through AT&T in the Visitors Center parking lot only. The campground is located a couple of miles from Mendocino - a beautiful city. We would definitely stay here again. - lttldee
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
May 2017 - $49.00
I would have given it a 1o except for their wifi did not work for us so we had to use hotspot and their trees were blocking the cell phone tower so we had no phone service. No picnic table. Also they charge you $4 extra dollars on top of the $49 for electric per day and $4 per day for sewer. SO our daily was $57 but you only get the Good Sams 10% on the $49. We stayed 2 days. It is up in a mountain and very pretty and spacious. We would have stayed another few days, maybe a week if it wasn't so expensive. There is no rec room, no pool or lake to swim. No horseshoes or any kind of activity or sport. We were next to an area that had sites with no sewer, no one was parked there but those sites were all grass, ours was mostly gravel with grassy sides. Seemed everyone wanted to walk their dogs in those sites, even though the rules say don't walk dogs in empty sites. Also said to clean up after dogs and no one was doing it, so we could not open our windows as the pee and poop was attracting bugs. Glad our dogs were happy enough to use the gravel roadway and we used doggie bags that we carry with us. - Victoria Grace
Apr 2017 - $49.00
We had a large site with privacy provided by greenery. The site has gravel and a fire pit is provided as well as a table. We used the laundry, very clean and well maintained. I looked into the restrooms and they were spotless as well as the showers. They are pay showers which is a little odd. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others and stay here again. Oh another bonus even though you are just off Hwy 1 it is as quiet as can be! - The Dunks
Apr 2017 - $47.00
First and last time we'll ever stay here. After driving all day through rough roads, road construction, poor GPS routing and snaky Highway 20, we arrived right at sunset. Office closed, no arrival packet left as promised. While hooking up we encountered a padlock on 50amp breaker denying us access to 50amp....even though the reservation was for 50amp. We had to call the office person on call and have them come to the site and unlock the 50amp breaker. The massive amount of rules and potential charges would discourage any return visits. For example; early check-in fees, late check-out fees, $10 handling fee for cancellations made 10 days in advance (or 20 days for holidays), coin-operated showers and laundry, laundry only open 8AM to 8PM, etc. They accept only cash or check for payment and required a check be mailed in advance to confirm the reservation. No greeting, no small talk, no suggestions on sight-seeing, etc. Attitude of strictly business. Very woodsy with hedges and bushes between sights but they really need trimming. Where there is grass, it is high and unkempt. Dirt roads and sites with potholes and standing water. Rain would quickly turn this place into a pig sty. One of your few camping options near Fort Bragg....but you probably can't go wrong by driving right on past Pomo RV Park. - afmedic
Nov 2016 - $40.00
This is a great place in the off season. Easy access to river and beach. Very dog friendly. This park is super laid back. There is a play area for kids, horseshoe pit, fire pits in each site, and easy access to Fort Bragg, Mendocino, and surrounding area. The road going in is steep but no problem for my full size Ford F250 with 25' travel trailer. - Lrchops
Nov 2012 - $33.00
For a place to just spend the night before traveling on, this was just fine. I'm sure its popular with fisher folk during season. There were plenty of large sites with W&E. This time of year the park is mostly empty so almost all the sites were pull through, since they are back to back. Really enjoyed walking down to the beach last evening to find beach glass and photo the sunset. It is a very steep drive down to the park, but the sites are quite level and the Wi-Fi is great. - Littlebigrv
Sep 2011 - $42.00
This place is pretty rough. STEEP grade (14%) down into park, fortunately we'd already unhooked the tow car. Park on dirty sand. Grass is brown and sparse. We paid $40 plus $2 for the dog. No Verizon cell service but Wi-Fi was excellent. Needed electricity for the night so we stopped here instead of the nearby state park. Probably would avoid in the future. - NancyB
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This park is just off Hwy 20, about two miles from junction of Hwy 20 and Hwy 101. It comes up fast if you are coming in from Willletts. If you see the firewood place on the left, you have missed it and turning around anytime soon (especially if you are towing a dingy) can be problematic! The park has mostly longer term folks, but we stayed a week to explore the area and it was fine. Office folks are efficient and helpful and the showers and laundry facility are kept clean. They have room to park your boat and a facility on which to clean your fish, but I have not figured out what to do with the fish guts! There is only power and water. (No septic unless you happen to get or request that at a long term site.) There is a place to dump as you leave. There are also sites for tents. - Selway
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
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Very scary place to stay. We stayed one night and were up all night with heavy traffic in the park with people screaming at each other and fighting.
Restrooms and showers were not clean. Lots very close, sunny and open. Site surface was gravel. - ldireland
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
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
Nov 2016 - $44.00
The site is mud and grass on gravel (it has been raining a lot lately. They do have 2 50 amp sites in the full hook ups section. The site took 4.5" of lift under my front end plus the full lift of the air bags to level up. The road are grass/mud on gravel. The view from the back row looking out at the ocean was fantastic. The bathrooms were spotless and the showers stalls are kind of small but they have good pressure and plenty of hot water. The previous post mentioned that they were fixing up the place but I saw no indications that were doing anything except maintaining the park. We'd stay here again. - pumper9x9
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is an older park. Very friendly office staff. I was told they had just taken the park back, and it appears the previous owner had no interest in improving the park. Power went off for a few minutes every morning. Owners are planning to upgrade power. This is in a GREAT location, overlooking the ocean and the river mouth. Some of the site have full hookups and some only power and water. NO dump station! They plan to put one in soon. Wifi hooked easily, but was very slow. Good cell service, right in town. I think the new owners are really going to try and fix this park up. - shadetree
May 2016 - $38.00
This park is oceanfront with nice path leading to the ocean. Spaces are wide and park is clean. But no laundry?? (no clubhouse, no picnic table) Good location to get to Skunk Railroad and Mendocino. - Rosanne