We wanted to come to Bodega Bay for a few nights and this was the only reservation we could get on a Sunday in August. You reserve a spot with Reserve America and when you drive in the ranger asks you to drive around and pick out 3-4 sites and then come back and let them know which one you want. We arrived between noon-12:30 and they were letting all of us check in early. We found several that would work well with our 24 foot RV. Most sites have a fair amount of trees around. We tried hiking to the beach access but it was probably a mile and a half from our campsite so we just drove over. The beach is spectacular. You can walk for miles. We had no AT&T data but our Verizon data had 2 bars. No TV. Pretty protected from the wind and a nice amount of space between your neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. No electricity or hook ups for motorhomes, and you need a mat to keep the dirt out, but you can hike to the beach, go through the fence to get to the harbor, bike and generally relax. The state is so poor than they close 90% of it for the winter - proving yet again they are idiots. Camp hosts are nice and rangers OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park rating is based on location. The sites have not changed one bit over the last 30 years. They finally fixed the beach access. State employees were less than friendly, camp hosts were great. Rules are not enforced here but for the most part very family friendly. Big sites easy in and out. Protected from the wind unlike Doran. Dry camping here only which is very nice, great for tents of motorhomes. Restrooms and showers are average, but again I am sure this is a staffing issue that has not ever changed budget or no budget. Great for the kids, safe to ride bikes, great hiking or horseback riding in the dunes. Don't forget a short drive into Guerneville and Johnson's Beach on the Russian River. Park for free, still two dollar burgers and one dollar ice cream. Rent a canoe or just hang out. Highly recommend this one for kids. Clean and well managed by the same family for many years. Too bad the State of California park system fails as always to compare to other states! Not to discourage, pack up and go you will not be sorry. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No hook ups; showers too expensive and cold, but clean. Super beach. Who cares about hook ups, when you get a paradise beach. They could fix the street, so you don't get shaken up on the way to your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful sites--spaced far apart, lots of trees. Every site has a picnic table, fire pit, and storage cupboard. All are close to trash, recycling (yay!), and fresh water pump, as well as nice, clean bathrooms with hot showers. We stayed off-season, so park was practically deserted. Gorgeous flora (and scary fauna--skunks are about, so beware!). Loved walking the area, but dogs are not allowed on dunes, which you have to cross to get to the beach. If you have a dog, you'll need to drive north to find a beach where Fido is welcome. But we found plenty of roads to walk with our dog. Lovely spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.