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Forbes Island Large Group Campsite

· Knightsen, Contra Costa, California
1 acre hosted by Forbes I.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site
Book Forbes Island for your "Off-Beat" and Off-Grid Overnight Experience! Private Event Venue for up to 25 people. This property has unique logistics. Please send a message before booking! --- The Forbes Island off-grid event venue and campground are at Bradford Island in the Sacramento River Delta. The floating platform is moored next to private grazing land, utilized for tent and RV camping for larger group sizes. We limit rentals to single groups for ultimate privacy in a natural setting. Groups enjoy the remoteness of Sacramento River Delta wetlands while being only a short drive from the bay area. Guests have direct access to water sports and private docks. *Note: Forbes Island requires passage via the Bradford Island car ferry (see schedule below), a personal watercraft, or a captained passenger ferry boat that must be booked in advance. Boat dock space is included. --- Experience: Forbes Island is a floating camping platform with indoor spaces above and below its deck. The off-grid and on-water venue is adjacent to private land for camping and RV parking (for an additional fee). Guests may sleep in any of the following places on the property: 1. Top Deck: Open-Air platform camping 2. Top Deck Tiki Room: Indoor room with no furnishings 3. Below Deck Bedroom 1: Full Bed (with attached bathroom) 4. Below Deck Bedroom 2: Queen Bed 5. Below Deck "Living Room" and Bar: Indoor room with no furnishings 6. Adjacent field available for tent and RV camping (for an additional fee) *Note: two functional bathrooms with toilet and sink that uses non-potable water (no showers). --- History: Forbes Thor Kiddoo came to San Francisco in 1959 after a stint in the Coast Guard. A carpenter and engineer, he developed a business constructing houseboats in Sausalito. Then, inspired by Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo and the movie version of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, Forbes Kiddoo built himself an underwater home, complete with portholes for watching the fish swim past, an underwater diving hatch and a grand bedroom suite fit for a captain of his private world. In the ’90s, Forbes added a 40-foot lighthouse and a white picket fence. Today, Forbes Island is a unique event venue at Bradford Island (next to Bethel Island, CA). Host your group or event at Forbes Island today! --- BRADFORD ISLAND FERRY: https://bradfordisland.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Ferry-Information-Guide-updated-02-10-2023.pdf Round-Trip (car) Ferry Ticket $15.50: Purchase ferry tickets at this Oakley Valero Station https://goo.gl/maps/FHpr8VUvj8GHSVmw9 Ferry Schedule: MONDAY – FRIDAY RUNS: 9 am to 5 pm (RUNS ON THE HOUR EXCEPT AT 12 NOON) SATURDAY RUNS: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am & 12 NOON SUNDAY RUNS: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm Be sure to be there at least 5 minutes early because Delta Time has its own way of doing things! *NOTE: if you miss the last ferry of the day, you are staying for another night!
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Nikki B.recommends
October 1, 2023
Forbes Island Private Group Camping
Forbes Island is such a special place. A floating lighthouse I was able to turn into a theater. Very very happy this place exists. Go visit (:
Knightsen, Contra Costa, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Miwok, Me-Wuk (Bay Miwok), Confederated Villages of Lisjan, and Plains Miwok First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Forbes I.Joined in April 2022
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