Doran Regional Park Campgrounds

Bodega Bay

Doran Beach

Doran Regional Park campground, Bodega Bay, CA

Doran Regional Park Campground

Sonoma Coast
Attractions and Activities

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.

  • 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.
  • Mountain biking along dirt roads.
  • Wind surfing 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 sights 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 Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs: On leash, always attended. Not permitted on most trails. In vehicle or tent from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Doran Regional Park Campgrounds

Doran Regional Park is situated along a narrow point of land at the mouth of Bodega Bay Harbor. The park features a 2-mile long sandy beach popular for picnicking, strolling, surf fishing, kite flying, and sand castle building. A boat launch facing the harbor is also found in the park. The ocean along the Sonoma coast is considered too dangerous for wading or swimming, although some people wade at their own risk at south-facing Doran Beach where the waves are usually mild. The water is cold.

Within Doran Regional Park, campgrounds are arranged in a number of areas known as Jerry, Miwok, Cove, Gull and Shell. In all, there are 132 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents, along with a tent campground, a Hike & Bike campsite, and a Group Camp. Of the campsites, 112 may reserved; the others are fist-come, first-served. The area can be cold and windy. And be aware that the fog horn sounds regularly.

Campground Basics
Location: 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay
Elevation: feet
Mileage from gateway cities: San Francisco- 67 miles
Santa Rosa - 36 miles
Number of Sites: 132
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicles and 1 towed vehicle ($7 for additional vehicle if space allows)
Pets: on leash, always attended, $2 per night
Doran Regional Park Information (707) 875-3540

Reservations recommended: year-round, available up to a year in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: none designated
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #50, 60, 82, 115, 119, and tent site A
Fees: $35 per night (discounts for Sonoma Co. residents may be available)
Reservations: Doran Regional Park Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Doran Regional Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, some with portable toilets, tap water
Campground Map: Doran Regional Park Campground Map
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Doran Beach, launch ramp, fish cleaning station, Bodega Head, Wright's Beach, Kortum Trail, Duncan's Landing, Schoolhouse Beach, Arched Rock Beach, Shell Beach, Goat Rock, Goat Rock Beach, the Russian River, Jenner, Bodega Bay, WaterTrek EcoTours guided kayak tours and kayak rentals for use on the Russian River, The Links at Bodega Harbour for golf

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 should be purchased locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Doran Regional Park Group Campsite

Doran Regional Park has one group campground for up to 75 people. The site is for tents only; RVs and trailers are not allowed. The camping fee includes 10 vehicles. The campsite and restrooms are wheelchair accssible.
Fee: $150 per night
Reservations: (707) 565-2267 or in person at Regional Parks’ main office, 2300 County Center Drive, Suite 120A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Doran Regional Park group campground, Bodega Bay, CA

Doran Regional Park Group Campground

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