Located on Chanslor's rolling hills and overlooking the ocean, this site is equipped with a fire-pit and picnic table. There is no wind block at this site, but there is a single tree for shade. The site has beautiful views, overlooking the Pacific ocean and our fishing pond. This is a drive up site and accommodates 3 tents and a maximum of 10 people (Extra fee apply for a extra tent/people).
wind could be up to 30 mph
CHECK-IN TIMES: 12PM-6PM. All guests should arrive before sundown.
4x4 is recommended but not required.
72 hour cancellation policy.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Lone Tree
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a really good time stating here for a couple of nights. Francisco is a warm and helpful host and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. I loved the weather here, cool days and coastal mist that made for good hiking and exploring the hills around the ranch and the beach. Would recommend camping here!
If you can't stand the thought of car camping on top of 150 other campers in a state park, this is a good enough place in Bodega.
I would recommend they clean their bathrooms and empty the trash containers at the very least for the price they charge.
Lone pine is a decent, high wind spot with an ocean view. There is only one other campsite next to it and it's divided by a thin hedge of brush. No water. Crummy barrel fire. I would maybe consider using it again if going with a group as camping in Bodega is limited to sardine camping in big parks.
We booked lone tree but stayed at olamentko because it was more wind protected. No matter which spot you get the property is just spectacular. We were next to a few other campers but we didn’t even really notice them. It can get cold and windy during the summer but if you’re prepared this place is really a jewel.
Our daughter had a blast visiting all the animals (Goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, and horses. There’s llamas and cows too, but we didn’t get up to where they were) She loved going on the pony ride too. The trash and porta potty had just been emptied and cleaned (Monday). There’s also flush toilets/showers by where you check in.
It got fairly windy out first night. Make sure to bring warm clothes. The view from Lone Tree is beautiful, but I think we’ll try a spot with less wind or glamming next time.
Overall we had a great experience. This is a big campground so expect to cross a lot of people. Other campsites are never very far. You'll hear noise from the 1 highway which is bordering the property. Water access is at the camp office, not at the campsites. Woodfire is $10 for a small bag so try to buy at one of the stores before entering the property. No cell coverage for those of us on Verizon. It can get pretty foggy in the summer. The campsite was clean and flat. Views are great when facing the ocean.
Lone Tree is stunning - the California coast at it’s most wild. Albeit a little exposed up there on the hill (bring your jackets), it’s worth it for the view and the feeling of isolation from the world. The ground is flat and we even managed to park to create a wind barrier for the picnic table and fire.
On your way in or out, stop at the Birds cafe for fish tacos and clam chowder! Best we’ve had in ages
And in general, Chanslor Ranch is such a well run, professional outfit. No matter what time you show up, instructions for checking in are clear and there’ll be someone to help answer any questions you have. There’s no service out there but there’s WiFi at the camp office (just a short walk from most of the sites).