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San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

Petaluma, California


20 Rainsville Road
Petaluma, California 94952
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Sites: 307
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.27180
Longitude: -122.67744

Elevation: 47' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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215 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $80.00
Overall Rating:

Avoid this RV park if you can. Problem is, there are not many choices around San Francisco. The place was jammed with people, crowds of kids running around, it's a large park on a hillside. They come and clean your tanks every day when sewer is not available. We didn't like staying there and would avoid it when possible. Not good considering the price!! We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
O 201
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Petaluma is a pretty good town for visiting and shopping.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $81.00
Overall Rating:

Overall, a nice park, but very expensive. It is well maintained, well staffed, and has controlled access. Sites are close with tight, but manageable interior paved roads. Sites 93-102 and 113-118 are the nicest, with sites 137-166 also nice, but closer together. Our site (155) was difficult to get a 43 foot motorhome into and did not have room for our tow vehicle, but we found a parking spot nearby. A variety of amenities and activities for children, small dog park, petting zoo, pool. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
155
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lagunitas brewery close by, as is Henhouse (our favorite) and 101 North Brewing. Russian River Brewing brewpub in Santa Rosa is a good dinner option. San Francisco is about 45-60 min drive.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $105.00
Overall Rating:

Because of the fires in California I had to rearrange my plans for the trip, and so went to this park at the last minute. It is a very nice park, but was quite expensive. Paid more than I normally would have. Pull through site was good, with shade from big trees. Well kept grounds, and a lot of amenities. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to the town of Petaluma so shopping for groceries etc. was easy. Not far from San Francisco, so spent a day there.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $100.00
Overall Rating:

Did the Online booking for a 40' class A with slides and tow. 50amp, with sewer. Price was about $100. per night (Fri.-Mon). The park was jammed with campers, kids, bikes. The spot I had, was on a fairly steep grade with barely enough room (had to make several maneuvers in order to get it onto the lot). The picnic table on the lot had to be moved off the lot onto the embankment in order to bring the slid out. Fortunately, I carry additional blocks to put under the leveling system. I needed them. There was a Fire Ring on the site, but could not sit anywhere by it. It's positioned on the downside bank. Noticed 'others' used it as a 'trash' deposit area. It's a great kids park, with lots of things and other kids to play with. Friends stayed in the newer sites (pull-thru). They are very nice with composite patio deck and chairs. It would have been nice to stay there if I would have known. The only disadvantage is the wind. Open area. Did not use any of the facilities, so I can't comment on that. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
262
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $129.00
Overall Rating:

We always enjoy staying at a KOA and this location was no different. There are tons of activities and friendly staff. This was by far the largest and busiest KOA we have ever stayed at. The only issue we had was our site was not level. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P209
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $100.00
Overall Rating:

Nice KOA in a great location in the Sonoma/Napa area. The park is large, very clean and definitely family friendly. We stayed in a premium site which gave us plenty of room for our 36 ft 5th wheel and truck. We had a large concrete patio, patio table with chairs and umbrella and another seating area. Our site was beautifully landscaped as well. They have a nice pool, petting zoo, rock climbing wall and other activities for kids. Free cable and WiFi; our satellite worked from our site. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
154
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in this area. We went to wineries, went to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve-amazing giant redwoods, Sonoma Coast State Park, and watched our hometown team Houston Astros play in Oakland.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $119.00
Overall Rating:

Our costs seems high for a KOA, but it was for eight days for one of their new premium pull thru sites that included paved patio, a large amount of furniture and daily pump out of our tanks eliminating the need for a sewer hose. These sites are some of the best we've seen for entertaining family or friends. Having said that there are, IMHO, a couple of negatives. The showers closest to the premium sites are the smallest (think telephone booth) that we've seen. They force you to undress within the restroom or inside the shower stall. However the showers located behind the office are typical KOA; a shower stall and a dressing area behind a door. Second, there is a six person headcount limit for each site regardless of age. We were told if we had above six visitors, we would have to rent a tent site even if they weren't camping. For the daily rate we paid the headcount limit should have been waived. As other reviewers have said this is a family friendly KOA with all the amenities geared toward keeping kids occupied and happy. The resort is convenient to Hwy 101 and a short drive to San Francisco and the wine country. The staff were helpful and friendly. WiFi was OK, cable was offered, but we used our satellite system. Laundry was adequate. We would camp here again, but would look at other parks for similar amenities for large adult entertaining. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hog Island Oyster Co about 30 mins away on Highway 1 is excellent for lunch. They serve their own oysters and offer additional items for non-oyster lovers. Seating is outdoors, valet parking is available and reservations are necessary.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $78.00
Overall Rating:

They put us in spot 111. Must be for overnighters. Half the park was empty and they squeeze us into the smallest spot possible? Really! Not impressed. Goats at the petting zoo were the only perk here. We won't be back at $78 a night. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $105.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in site 144. It has a nice concrete patio, fire pit, wood bench and table. Lots of stuff for the kids to do. Bounce pillow, big playground, huge pool, etc. lots of improvements being made in the park. The park is unique because you can either stay in a heavily wooded area or in more open paved spots. If you can, try to stay in an end spot. They are huge. (by KOA standards) We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
144
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here for a week in April while visiting locations from Two Rock to Occidental. It's the only game in town and expensive, BUT, the location is great. Made reservations well in advance - the site was on the end of a row of pull thru's and had more space than some others. Friends had to park at a lot near the office so that was a bit of a walk but OK. Gate is coded for entry into the RV spaces. Nice dog area with some agility type toys. Did not use restrooms/showers/laundry. Nice location in the country but easy access to all that Petaluma offers. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 138
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here several times over the past 6 years of full-time RVing. This visit we found they have converted a lower area dedicated to tent camping to a very nice RV section. We had space 99, with a nice concrete patio with furniture, beautiful landscaping, gravel site. These sites had W/E (50A) and a honey wagon comes around every day from 0800-1000 hrs. and empties your tanks, whether you are there or not. This has always been a nice family vacation getaway type park with tons of activities for the kids, central location to wine country or San Francisco, and at $65 per night the value beats all those east coast snow-birding "RV resorts" at $100+ per night, hands down. We stayed here to entertain our grandchildren, a 6 y.o. and a 2 y.o. and it was a great time. The owner has taken good care of this KOA park. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

SF Giants games, San Francisco, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma and Napa counties wine country, Sonoma County coastline.

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Review Count: 115
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $63.00
Overall Rating:

We usually love coming here, but this time we reserved a full hookup with cable. When we got there we were given a choice of cable or sewer. They did offer us consierge sewer cleanout, which consisted of draining only water out of the tanks. Took them about 5 minutes max. We were stuck out by the cabins and even though they are re-landscaping, we had nothing but mud and very little gravel. Lots of mud. Just not the park we are used to. Prices just keep going up. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Outlets nearby. Shopping in Petaluma, Rhonert Park, and Santa Rosa.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $73.00
Overall Rating:

This park is on the expensive side, but maybe OK given it's proximity to San Francisco and Bay Area attractions. We were just passing through and did not use any of amenities. That contributed to the bad value rating. The park had a lot of long term residents (not implying good or bad). Our space was deemed a "premium" spot, but other that being on the perimeter of the park, it was nothing special. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
space 92
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful sites nestled among tall redwoods. Spacious sites, some offer shade. Site surface is gravel and features a fire ring and picnic table. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
189
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to San Francisco, Muir Woods, wine country. Also Pharma Chicken in Petaluma was fun, tasty restaurant.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $66.00
Overall Rating:

Very poorly maintained. Price too high for what is offered this time of year. RV spot gravel and dirt and not level. Had to block up on two blocks to level. The mens restroom had a towel to wipe feet on before entering. Didn't use the women's restroom. The store had a can of Campbell's soup for $2.59. (way over priced) The RV spaces were quite tight. The WIFI and Cable were good. We saw a "petting zoo" and it appeared to have a young horse or pony there. It didn't look like there was much for the horse or anyone else to do. Would not stay here again, because of the price and the maintenance. We camped at San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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