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Posted by on October 13, 2014

Our weekend camping plans had to change so we could attend the 2014 USL Pro Championship game at Bonney Field. Since we were going to forfeit a night’s fees for two sites, we decided it was still worth the effort to head to the coast and set up camp for one night. Mom and Lauren decided to join us.

Gualala Point Regional Park – September 2014 IMG_4746 copy

Rating: 4 out of 5

Location: Located past Sea Ranch Lodge along Hwy 1 on the northern end of Sonoma County.

Amenities: Flushing toilets and showers.

Cell Service: WiFi and cell service is available across the road at the Visitor’s Center.

Pets: Allowed for an additional charge of $2/pet/night

Sites: 2 and 3 (Riverfront Sites)

Pros:  The campground was very private and overall very quiet. The sites closest to the park entrance were nestled amongst redwood trees while the inward campsites were nestled amongst cool but creepy looking trees. Check out our pictures and you will see what we’re talking about.   The campground is a short drive to the Sea Lodge area, which have a number of pet-friendly beaches. During our stay, we visited Stengel Beach and Pebble Beach. Stengel Beach was our favorite merely because we were able to see seals sun-bathing on a nearby rock. Sonoma County has a number of beaches to check out including Goat Rock and Bodega Bay so our drive to/from the campground was filled with a number of stops along the way.

Cons:  Check-in was a tad confusing because there wasn’t a ranger to greet us at the entrance. For reservations, you just have to drive-in to your spot.    Since our visit was short, we didn’t use the showers; however, there is only ONE shower stall for the entire campsite. Yikes!! Mosquitoes are out in full force; so don’t forget the bug spray!!