The Sonoma Coast has a string of beautiful little beaches interspersed with rocky points. Among them are some of the most popular coastal towns in the area. Campers at Bodega Dunes Campground are close to all these great destinations.
Visit historic Fort Ross.
Discover all the trails, beaches and overlooks around Salt Point State Park.
Stroll around the streets of Bodega Bay.
Try whale watching from Bodega Head.
Take advantage of public access trails along the Sea Ranch coast.
Head out mountain biking along dirt roads.
Windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular in the waters of Bodega Bay.
Enjoy the protected south-facing beach at Doran Regional Park.
Visit dramatic Arched Rock Beach.
Using caution to avoid sleeper waves, take in the sites at Duncan's Cove and Rock Point.
Journey up the Russian River to Guerneville and other favorite spots along the river.
Drive out to have a look at Goat Rock and spend the afternoon on the adjacent beach.
Many Sonoma coast beaches are considered too dangerous for wading and swimming, but some sheltered beaches and inlets can be safe under favorable conditions. Always check with park rangers about the safety of a particular beach.
Key Bodega Dunes Campground Regulations
Dogs must be on leash, always attended. Dogs are not permitted on most trails. They must be kept in a vehicle or tent from 10 PM to 6 AM.
Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves. Fires are not permitted on the beach.
Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM.
Generators may only be operated between the hours from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Bodega Dunes Campground is located beside Bodega Harbor, within walking distance of ocean beaches and the town of Bodega Bay. The campground is part of Sonoma Coast State Park. Nearby Bodega Head is a popular place for whale watching during the winter and spring months. The ocean here is too dangerous for wading or swimming.
Bodega Dunes Campground has 99 campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations for all the sites are non-specific. Campers will be assigned a specific campsite upon arrival.
Enjoy South Salmon Creek Beach. Hike out Bodega Head for whale watching. Visit nearby Wright's Beach. Hike the Kortum Trail. Take in the view at Duncan's Landing. Visit nearby beaches such as Schoolhouse Beach, Arched Rock Beach, Shell Beach, Goat Rock, and Goat Rock Beach. Enjoy the Russian River, Jenner, and Bodega Bay. Check out WaterTrek EcoTours for guided kayak tours and kayak rentals for use on the Russian River. Play golf at The Links at Bodega Harbour.
ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips
California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.
General Camping Information for
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.