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The 20 best camping spots near Lake Berryessa, California.

Gorgeous lakeside vistas and year-round recreation make Lake Berryessa a choice spot for wildlife and water aficionados alike.

Creekside Camp
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1. Creekside Camp

94% Recommend (86 Responses)

NOTE: During the wet, winter months, these spots get muddy and cars can get stuck. Unless you have 4WD, we do not recommend staying here until the...

Jarrett
Jarrett: This was a great getaway from the city! We really enjoyed the ranch and our campsite. The owners are great and were more than...
487 Saves
Redwood Camp
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2. Redwood Camp

97% Recommend (89 Responses)

NOTE: During the wet, winter months, the farm road down to these spots can get slippery and you really need 4WD to access them. During times of...

Laura
Laura: This is a gem of a campsite. The road getting down to the valley could be rough, but walking in would take maybe 10 minutes if...
905 Saves
Lake Berryessa is one of California's largest man-made lakes, and where there are large amounts of water, there's going to be large amounts of fun. Nestled in the Vaca Mountains, Lake Berryessa offers nature lovers plenty of birdwatching and wildlife viewing opportunities. On the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa you'll find the Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area, which proudly Read more...
Lake Berryessa is one of California's largest man-made lakes, and where there are large amounts of water, there's going to be large amounts of fun. Nestled in the Vaca Mountains, Lake Berryessa offers nature lovers plenty of birdwatching and wildlife viewing opportunities. On the eastern shore of Lake Berryessa you'll find the Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area, which proudly protects the natural habitat of both plants and animals in the region. On the waterfront you'll see campers enjoying a full day of fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming. Nearby campsites at Pleasure Cove can accommodate both RVs and tent campers. And for a completely unique Lake Berryessa camping experience, rent out one of their fully equipped houseboats. Imagine a day of wine tasting with friends in nearby Napa and a relaxing evening of fireside chats and scrumptious s'mores. You won't want to leave this little slice of heaven called Lake Berryessa.
Bullfrog Pond Campground
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3. Bullfrog Pond Campground

92% Recommend (395 Responses)

Bullfrog Pond Campground, located in Austin Creek State Recreation Area and operated by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, is nestled atop rolling...

Katie
Katie: Fantastic campground! Some campsites are closers to each other, some more private. Note that sites 1-20 are shaded in the...
537 Saves
Camp Midgard
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4. Camp Midgard

86% Recommend (40 Responses)

Pitch your tent off Calistoga Rd. connecting Sonoma with Napa, and you'll have perfect access to the two best wine areas in the country. With 46...

Jay
Jay: I had an awesome stay at Odin Wines! I ended up arriving later then expected but was able to briefly meet Henrik to be shown...
133 Saves
Wildlife species around Lake Berryessa include deer, coyote, bobcat, grey fox, American white pelican, ruby-crowned kinglets, and towhees.
Old Tennis Court Yurt Camp
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5. Old Tennis Court Yurt Camp

100% Recommend (20 Responses)

Spring is soooo green at the Preserve. Sure, there's still a chance of rain, but more and more it's the showery storms with awesome clouds piled...

Nic
Nic: The Old Tennis Court Yurt was excellent and is definitely somewhere I will be coming back to. The Mare Island Reserve is...
57 Saves
Enchanted Forest Yurt
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6. Enchanted Forest Yurt

100% Recommend (21 Responses)

Glamping at its' finest! Isolated on a hilltop overlooking the bucolic Coleman Valley, this secluded 24 foot diameter Pacific Yurt is situated...

Steph
Steph: The yurt was such a treat! Extremely well equipped and conveniently laid out. We comfortably fit 5 people in there. The couch...
147 Saves
When full, Lake Berryessa spans over 20,000 acres with approximately 165 miles of shoreline to explore.
Walnut Grove Camp
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7. Walnut Grove Camp

90% Recommend (26 Responses)

Pitch your tent in an old walnut grove near Cache Creek kayaking and river rafting. Wild turkeys might wander past your tent and you will be...

Kristina
Kristina: This is such a gem! Camilla is such a great host and our campsite was so perfect! We had a little running waterfall near our...
130 Saves
Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay
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8. Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farmstay

98% Recommend (66 Responses)

The Eagle's Nest Treehouse Farm Stay combines a wilderness experience, sumptuous old growth redwoods, but the comforts of a guest house, with...

Alyssa
Alyssa: The Eagle's Nest is a magical place. Perched high in the trees, this is an amazing place to relax, recharge and reconnect...
720 Saves
Both warm and cold-water fish species thrive in Lake Berryessa. Expect to see largemouth bass, carp, rainbow trout, and Chinook salmon.
Geodesic Dome - West Sebastopol
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9. Geodesic Dome - West Sebastopol

100% Recommend (13 Responses)

We have a geodesic dome that looks out onto a tiny pond. Unique, cozy and peaceful. There are two cots for sleeping, but please bring your own...

Kiran
Kiran: A night’s stay in this clean and cozy dome was just what I needed! The inside includes: hardwood floor, two cots, pillows,...
194 Saves
Treehouse Magic Grove
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10. Treehouse Magic Grove

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

In a lovely eucalyptus grove, nestled securely 30 feet up in multi-trunked 110 ft. tree. Deck, artisticly appointed cabin, cozy queen bed, luxury...

Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this property. It’s only an hour drive from...
100 Saves
The reservoir was named for the first European settlers in the Berryessa Valley, José Jesús and Sexto "Sisto" Berrelleza.
Hobbit Cobin
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11. Hobbit Cobin

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

Come experience the Hobbit Cobin! A hand sculpted hut built out of Earth, with a living roof, earthen walls, shower & kitchenette. Located on...

Natasha
Natasha: I had a wonderful stay here at the Hobbit Cobin with my boyfriend for a quiet weekend stay-cation. The city of Petaluma was a...
68 Saves
Immen Ranch
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12. Immen Ranch

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

Enjoy the serenity of the California Coastal mountains, with incredible views of Lake Berryessa, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. See all the way to...

Alec
Alec: Two of my friends and I wanted to get out and do some last minute camping and were looking for some place near SF. Immen Ranch...
16 Saves
Bodega Dunes Campground

13. Bodega Dunes Campground

100% Recommend (24 Responses)

Wow. . . this place is HUGE! It’s an ok spread of sites and you will get some privacy, but you will also most likely see/hear your neighbors. You...

Bryn
Bryn: Some of these campsites are super cool and some are average. Plan to get there early in the day so you have your choice. Either...
90 Saves
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
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14. Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

Nestled securely in a majestic multi-trunked 110 ft. eucalyptus tree is our romantic, magical and peaceful multi-leveled Tree House. Spacious...

Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this property. It’s only an hour drive from...
81 Saves
Hogback Site
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15. Hogback Site

100% Recommend (16 Responses)

Located along the hogback of the Chanslor vista, overlooking the valley toward the mountain. Fireplace and picnic table. Near the Rocky Hilltop...

Debra
Debra: Breath taking views in all directions. Secluded sight in the heart of Bodega Bay. We will be back.
44 Saves
Bothe-Napa Valley Campground

16. Bothe-Napa Valley Campground

94% Recommend (8 Responses)

Once a private resort frequented by Bay Area elite from 1935-1959, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park camping is ideal for those looking to hike, swim,...

Sasha
Sasha: There's tons of poison oak in the park, which means there's tons around the campsite. If you have kids/pets, make sure you keep...
172 Saves
Headwaters riparian Utopia
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17. Headwaters riparian Utopia

Pitch a tent after a steep climb through riparian terrain after crossing the headwaters of ulatis creek. This seasonal listing is best on hot...

Sabrina
Sabrina: My boyfriend and I spent a night at the riparian sanctuary. We were greeted by the host, Eleanor and her puppy, Leyla when we...
11 Saves
Camp Taylor Area

18. Camp Taylor Area

95% Recommend (30 Responses)

When it comes to camping at Samuel P Taylor, this is really the main event. More than 50 campsites with restrooms, hot pay showers and piped...

Alex
Alex: Sites 2-17 all have a frustratingly clear view of the major roadway Frances Drake Blvd, would recommend staying away if you're...
102 Saves
Elk Tipi
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19. Elk Tipi

88% Recommend (28 Responses)

Located along the rising hill of the Chanslor vista with superior ocean views. Tent is equipped with 2 cots, plush cots pads, a lantern, a battery...

M.E.
M.E.: This site was awesome - amazing sunsets, close to amenities, and great access to the land. Chanslor Ranch was a great find....
150 Saves
Tomales Bay

20. Tomales Bay

100% Recommend (13 Responses)

Ever wanted to kayak into a remote campground? Here is your chance! Tomales Bay is. . . well it’s awesome. If you’re wanting to camp here, you must...

Sasha
Sasha: Definitely make sure you leave early in the day. The wind picks up around noon, which (if you're paddling into it) can make...
229 Saves