Boat into paradise at Lake Sonoma! Peaking out of the coastal foothills of Sonoma, the Lake Sonoma Boat-In sites are a water lovers dream. If you like fishing, you’ve got it! If you like hiking, you’ve got it! Ever biked a coastal line? Well now you can! With oodles of sites and a whole lotta lake to enjoy we have just two words to wrap this one up: boat party!
Campsite area
Tent sites
108 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 3rd, 2019

The campsite maps on are wildly incorrect--especially for Skunk Campground. The maps make it look like sites are spread out, with 3 being the most private. But in fact, sites 1-6 are all piled onto a small, shaded peninsula, and when it's full, it feels like one big group site. Every single person who pulled up to the cluster with a reservation was immediately disappointed, and some folks started grabbing each other's sites to make the best of it. That sucked because people realized their site was "stolen" from them, and things got confrontational. Not a great way to spend the weekend.

Hipcamper Sydney
Sydney Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 20th, 2017

We stayed at Quicksilver campsite 6. Overall we loved our time at quicksilver! There were so many trees providing shade during the day and the lake is perfect for floating during the day!The hike down is quite a hike....we thought we would bring our wagon with some gear however by the time we got to camp the rocks and tree roots had DESTROYED the wheels (granted this was from Walmart....)...this idea is not recommended.....The path gets very narrow and has some slippery spots. The hike definitely gains and/looses elevation with steep sections and very few flat areas.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia S.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2017

It helps if you have a boat and know how to anchor out from shore.

Hipcamper Moira
Moira W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 1st, 2017

Could be lots of wasps

Hipcamper Diane
Diane L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2015

Camped 2 nights at Homestead via kayak, highly recommend! Rented kayaks from 101 Surf Sports in Marin (cheaper than Marina) and launched from Yorty. Thumb and Rustlers are closest campsites, but more exposed to sun. Homestead is great but a 30-45 min kayak.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2015

We rented 2 canoes at the Marina ($10/day/car to park) but you can also access madrone point by hiking.
If you have a boat (I recommend), explore Warm Springs Creek, that's awesome! The hikes are really nice too.
The water was warm, even in the morning.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 8th, 2015

It can be hot so plan to bring something to do some shade: blankets/strings or parasol because there are no trees on the left side of Madrone point (MP01, MP02, MP03). Right side have some though.
Some Raccoons joined us in the evening/night: hang your food.

Hipcamper Nina
Nina A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 27th, 2015

This lake is open to all boating and jet skiing. There are boat rentals, a full-service marina, four boat launches, a snack bar and small store, fishing, windsurfing, swimming, hiking & horseback riding trails. There is a small fee (<20$) to launch your boat!

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July 20th, 2018
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December 12th, 2017
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September 25th, 2017
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August 20th, 2017
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August 9th, 2017
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July 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Amy Lou M.
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July 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Daniel P.
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June 8th, 2017
Lake Sonoma Recreation Area
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38.7° N, 123.05° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 9 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Boat In: 99 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)