Highway noise is quite noticeable. Lots of bright security lighting even though the neighborhood is a business park and very safe. Narrow spaces ~15' wide. Good voltage and water pressure. Basically a parking lot behind club. There are many activities and they will park right in your campsite on Bingo night. Wi-Fi in the lodge. It was easy to make reservations online, but a surprise that they were needed. - L. Allen
All 18 sites now have 50amp. It's parking lot camping. Wi-Fi is still weak. Lots of big rigs. Plenty of TV without cable. The lodge is friendly. Soon they will have advance reservations, but at this time you have to call same day to get a space. Its close to freeways, but quiet at night. The location is outstanding (close to cool places) and thats why I rated it a 7. We stayed 3 nights in our new 40' bus, and it was full every night. - Tredguy
Adequate parking lot camping. Full hookups. All back-ins, good width. But all sites slope to front of RV, difficult to level. Wi-Fi very weak and slow. Fresh water tastes odd. Some dry camping allowed (for fee) if hookups site not available. - TravelHawk
Rate is based on monthly, including metered power. We were in the older section used mostly for monthlies or long-termers. Heavily wooded, making maneuvering with a big rig dicey at times (getting our 40' fifth-wheel in and out of our site with our dually was challenging to say the least). Overall a very nice park in a rural setting. Very well maintained, staff very professional and effective (for instance, we had tons of rain during our stay--the big floods--and they regularly cleaned all the drains). Lots of activities for children including a petting zoo. As with most KOAs these days, a little pricey in our opinion. We would probably not stay here again because of the cramped quarters. - wolf59a
Stayed for three rainy weeks in December, during the period of severe flooding in Sonoma County.
The good: Nice and generally very quiet. Friendly staff. Pretty setting and close to the freeway and the historic city of Petaluma. Modest petting farm and small pastures for mini horses, goats and cows.
The not-so-good: Started out in a gravel space on the hill under mature trees, which was a bit cramped and very muddy and slippery (soggy leaves). Eventually moved down to a concrete space near the central laundry/shower/rec room building. Not as muddy and messy but the sewer hook-up was set in a depression that was constantly flooded and the water from up the hill flowed right across my space and across the roadway in front of it. I raked up the soggy leaves around my trailer myself. I got very dirty very often. Noisy obnoxious holiday party in the rec room one night complete with someone chattering away on a Microphone 50 feet from my trailer (fortunately it didn't go on too late).
That said, it's a convenient, pleasant location, and the nicest in the stretch between Cloverdale and Petaluma. I would stay here again (hopefully after the drainage issues get fixed). - rushin river
A very nice park, but as with nearly all KOA's, the sites are much too close together, and the prices are inflated. This park has many amenities for the family, and seems to stay busy year around. There appear to be many more people actually living in the park now, than during our last visit several years ago, and some need to clean up around their sites. Dogs running loose, and flies so bad that we couldn't eat outside made the trip less than enjoyable. Before opening or closing the door to our rig, we had to swat the flies away! This was a common problem throughout the park, due to it's close proximity to dairy farms in the area. Since this is the nicest park near San Francisco, we will probably stay here again when visiting the area. We were disappointed that even though the weather was warm and sunny (many folks using the pool), the sightseeing trips into the city were not offered "in the winter" according to the staff. Not sure when they consider winter season, but the calendar thinks it begins near the end of December, not November… - CA Travelers
This was a small dirt lot in the middle of a very pretty fairgrounds. It looked like you would use this yard for auto salvage. It was ugly, fencing around the lot was ugly, and we felt like we were staying in a prison yard. It was so ugly: torn up grass, chopped up asphalt, weeds, no definition to the site spaces, ugly fencing, we left the next day. Wish we could show you the photo. No effort has been made to make this RV spot desirable for anybody. The opening to the lot was narrow, we barely made it through with our 40 foot motorhome. The lot was difficult to find in the fairgrounds itself. We would NOT stay here again. Move onto the next fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, just up the road, which has a very similar name, much better place to stay! - sparky59
Average facility as fairgrounds go. RV area is off to the side of the fairgrounds. There is gated access at night. Stock car races Sat night but ends around 10 - not a real issue. There is some traffic noise. There is an attendant in the area nights. Parking lot is mostly rock / gravel. They take credit card payments. We were the only RV in the park area. Would stay here again. - Workamper04
Petaluma, California (map) | (707) 765-7348
Sites: 6 | Latest Rate: $18.00 |
This is a military only facility! This is a small very nice campground laid out in a horseshoe with six spots. The spots are so big that two 40' RVs could park in each one, plenty of parking for all those extra vehicles people like to bring along. The lake area the campground is in is very nice with a walking path around the lake. In the morning the ducks and geese fly in and in the evening they fly back out, an impressive site to see. There is only 30amp service and no sewer at the sites, there is a dump station available. For those military folks I'm sorry there is no commissary on base, but there is a new exchange that is fairly stocked with the necessities, kind of a super stocked convenience store. There is a gas station close to the campground but no diesel. This was the second time we stayed here and will stay here again when we visit the San Francisco area being only 38 miles to the city. This is not the easiest place to get to which in my opinion is one of the recommendations. - Bandit23