River Bend Resort is located on the Russian River with our own 1/2 mile stretch of the Russian River, with direct access to our fantastic beach! Our tent sites come equipped with a fire ring, water spicket, picnic table and bench. We have bathroom facilities with coin-op hot showers, a General Store that sells ice cream, sodas, beer and other things you may have forgotten to pack, horseshoe pits, a basketball court, and an outdoor rustic theater that plays kids movies on Saturday nights for free. Wifi is available throughout the park through Link-N-Go (first hour of use each day is free!) We also have an old fashioned gaming arcade (air hockey, pinball, etc.) and a Game Room with a pool table and other fun games like Ms. Pacman. We are set amidst majestic redwoods equally situated between the quaint towns of Forestville & Guerneville.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at River Bend Resort, Tent
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Not nearly as secluded as advertised. There are dozens of sites (not just two), nestled very close to each other. Each site also does not have water and/or electric hookups as suggested. Additionally quiet hours are not rigorously enforced so we heard several neighbors and radios into the wee hours of the mornings. On the plus side it does have kid friendly activities (face painting and movies) and the beach is pretty great.
The River Bend Resort is a beautiful and spacious property. Upon arrival, you check in at the General Store, which conveniently has plenty of supplies if you forgot to pack something for your stay! The communal bathroom and showers were clean and in a central location. The center of the property has the outdoor Lumberjack Theater, game/arcade rooms, and a playground. The tent sites are spread out right above the river. We stayed at campsite 7, which was a bit smaller than some of the other generously sized sites. There are tons of trees and brush at all of the sites that provide nice separation from other campers. It was awesome to have a picnic table already provided, as well as a fire ring and water spigot for cooking up some meals. The tent site is a super quick walk to the beach, which is definitely where you will want to spend your time during the day. Be sure to pack your floaties for lounging in the river!
The pictures are not an actual representation of what you will get. Sites are one in top of each other and made to accommodate huge groups. If you are looking for nature and remote camping do not come here. We were at a site one foot away from our neighborhood and there was no green to be seen. They put up cubicle like fencing to split up the site as they are litterally one next to each other on a big dirt pile. Half of the resort is for motor homes, the tent site has a good 30 or so sites all cramped together. It gets loud and rowdy.
River Bend was a beautiful and accommodating place to camp! Upon arrival we checked in and were led to our campsite, which was perfect and right on the river. There were a bunch of amenities at River bend, and if you forgot anything the general store had you covered. We loved floating the river and would definitely return again!
This was NOT what we were expecting...we were looking for a relaxing, remote campground -- this was more like a kids' camp with tiny, very close together camp sites that were in now way relaxing or remote. That said, if you're looking for a campground with tons of activities for kids (and tons of facilities -- nice bathrooms, showers, laundry, movie area, etc.) and you don't mind hearing a disney movie playing at crazy loud volume all evening, it would be a great family destination.
Family of 4 w/2 kids (3&5). Wasn't our first choice but had the previous spot double book us with 3 days notice. The campsite is a bit crowded with several large groups. Pretty loud in the evening with music and groups singing loudly, but quieted down at 10pm. Facilities super clean, cold showers littered across the grounds. River isn't as close as advertised - about a 10-15 min trek (w/kids and wagon full of stuff) - but it's a great bend in the river with a mellow water flow for the kids (3&5yr old) while also having another section that's deeper if you want to take a swim. Wasn't too busy when we got there.
More transparency on the camp site would be nice - anticipated a drive-in spot but was told on arrival that was not the case. Was able to pull up about 50 feet from camp - but then had to park at a lot further away - not close enough to leave stuff in the car for quick access.
Again, great back up plan for a last second booking. Would definitely come back due to the great river spot and kid-friendly environment.