Gualala Point Regional Park Campground

Sonoma County Coast


Gualala Point Beach


Serge posts, Gualala Point Regional Park, CA

Russian Serge posts at Gualala Point Regional park

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.

Gualala Point Regional Park Campground

Gualala Point Regional Park fronts both the Gualala River and the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful mixture of coastal forest, meadows, and beach. The 195-acre park is especially popular with hikers who enjoy a variety of scenic vistas along the park's many trails. Dangerous surf makes the ocean beach unsafe for wading or swimming, but it is a great place for beach combing, whale watching, and picnicking.

Gualala Point Regional Park's campground has 23 forested campsites, including some walk-in tent sites. There is also a Hike & Bike campsite. The campground is along the Gualala River, making it susceptible to flooding during the rainy season. Mosquitoes can be a problem from late spring through summer. Previous campers have noted that the campground is rather dark among the trees, but well protected from ocean winds. They also mentioned repeatedly how nice the campground hosts and rangers were and how clean the bathrooms were.

Campground Basics
Location: 42401 Highway 1, thirty-six miles north of Jenner
Elevation: 35 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: San Francisco- 114 miles
Santa Rosa - 66 miles
Number of Sites: 23
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
Gualala Point Regional Park Information (707) 785-2377

Reservations
Reservations recommended: year-round, available up to a year in advance
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 25 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: Some accessible sites
Fees: $35 per night (discounts for Sonoma Co. residents may be available)
Hike & Bike - $5 per person
Reservations: Gualala Point Regional Park Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Gualala Point Regional Park Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Individual restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Park Map: Gualala Point Regional Park Map
Campground Map: Gualala Point Regional Park Campground Map
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Gualala Point beaches and trails, Russian Serge posts, Visitor Center, Gualala River, Point Arena 16 miles to the north

General Camping Information for

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are often only estimates, usually dependent on weather 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 obtained 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.

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