Waterside camping near Sonoma

Come for the vineyards, and stay for Redwood camping, whale-watching, and gorgeous hillside hikes.

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The Meadows at Isleton

20 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Isleton, CA
Once an asparagus farm for Heinz, the property was left neglected for over 25 years. They started to convert the land to a lavender farm when they realized that there was more that they should do to enjoy their journey, hence; they incorporated the camping to share this beautiful location with others. From majestic sunrises to magnificent sunsets, The Meadows offers not only a calm and relaxing atmosphere gained from the Lavenders growing, but also provides a central location to all of the California River Delta venues and experiences. From local wine tasting to boating, fishing or just enjoying the nearby collectic towns, Bring your tent, trailer, or motor home to enjoy the heart of the California river delta. Each campsite is extra large for privacy and room to spread out. Dog-friendly. Watch the sunset while enjoying the picturesque views of the surrounding vineyards. Walk the streets of our historic downtown and visit the small shops and locally-owned restaurants-- Manny’s Barzzeria, Mc Broodery's, Pineapples, or Peters Steak House. Of course, don’t miss out on DeJacks our country store that stocks it all!! Spend the day at the public fishing docks, kayak for the day in the delta waters, or head over to Sherman Islands epic wind/kite surfing areas. Local year-round festivals abound in the Delta and The Meadows is strategically located central to all. Our small town of 800 people will truly give you the feeling of being out of the big city!
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Waterside camping near Sonoma guide


Just 45 miles north of San Francisco, the California landscape gives way to rolling hills. This is Sonoma wine country, where you can ride a horse through a sunlit vineyard or hike to epic Pacific views. Tucked between the hills, you’ll find campsites for every style. Walk to a wine-tasting from a cozy RV park, book a luxury yurt, or sleep in silence near the Russian River.

Throughout Sonoma County, regional parks offer affordable camping. Near Santa Rosa, take in breathtaking mountain views from your picnic table at Spring Lake Campground. With 10 miles of trails and a large reservoir, this park is ideal for hiking, biking, and swimming.

Prefer to stay near the ocean? On Bodega Bay, Doran and Westside offer beach access and sport fishing. Camp on the rocky, quiet Sonoma coast at Stillwater Cove or Gualala Point. As you hike the ocean bluffs, be sure to watch for whales offshore.

If redwood camping is more your speed, head to Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The tent and RV sites (no hookups) have fire rings and drinking water. Nearby, biking trails and a wheelchair-accessible path run by lovely Lagunitas Creek.

The best part? Since Sonoma has a mild climate, you can camp year-round. From November through February, bring warm layers for days in the 50s and 60s. Evenings are cool and foggy year round, so a jacket is a must.

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