Wright's Beach Campground

Sonoma Coast State Park


Sonoma Coast State Park


Wrights Beach Campground, Sonoma Coast State Park, CA

Wright's Beach Campground

Sonoma Coast
Attractions and Activities

The Sonoma Coast features a series of scenic little beaches interspersed with rocky points. Among them are some of the most popular coastal towns in the area. Campers are Wright's Beach Campground are right on the edge of the sand.

  • Many Sonoma coast beaches are considered too dangerous for wading and swimming. Always check with park rangers about the safety of a particular beach.
  • 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.

Key Wright's Beach Campground Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  3. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.
  4. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or camp stoves. Fires are not permitted on the beach.
  5. Quiet Hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  6. Generators may only be operated between the hours from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Nearby Campgrounds

Sonoma Coast State Park Campgrounds


Sonoma County Coast
Regional Park Campgrounds


Salt Point State Park


Mt. Tamalpais State Park


Wright's Beach Campground

Wright's Beach Campground is situated at the edge of a pleasant sandy beach off Highway 1 in Sonoma Coast State Park, mid-way between Bodega Bay and Jenner. Campers who want to be right on the beach, with ocean views, like their choices at Wright's Beach Campground. The Kortum Trail connects Wright's Beach with other nearby beaches. Visitors enjoy exploring the coast, watching for wildlife, photography, bird watching, and even hang gliding. The ocean here is far too dangerous for wading or swimming.

Wright's Beach Campground has 27 campsites adjacent to the beach. Sites #1-10, which are directly facing the ocean, are listed as premium sites. A nearby parking lot is sometimes used for overflow camping for self-contained RV units. Campsites 1-18 may be closed in winter during high storm season.

Wright's Beach Campground Basics
Wright's Beach Campground Location: Highway 1, six miles north of Bodega Bay
Elevation: 30 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Petaluma - 42 miles
San Francisco - 73 miles
Number of Sites: 27
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 driven and 1 legally towed (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended
State Park Information (707) 875-3483

Reservations at Wright's Beach Campground
Reservations recommended: year-round
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 31 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: #2, 26, 27
Fees: $35 per night
Premium sites - $45
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Sonoma Coast State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Wright's Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Campground Map: Sonoma Coast State Park Campground Map
Showers: At Bodega Dunes Campground
Dump station: At Bodega Dunes Campground
Attractions near Wright's Beach Campground: Enjoy Wright's Beach. Hike the Kortum Trail. Visit Duncan's Landing, Schoolhouse Beach, and Arched Rock Beach. Drive up to Shell Beach, Goat Rock, and Goat Rock Beach. Explore the Russian River and Jenner. Stroll through Bodega Bay. WaterTrek EcoTours offers guided kayak tours and kayak rentals for use on the Russian River. Head to The Links at Bodega Harbour for a round of golf.

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.

Wrights Beach, Sonoma Coast State Park, CA

Wright's Beach Campground

General Camping Information

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.

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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