Woodside Campground is located just inland from from the nearby Gerstle Cove Marine Sanctuary in Salt Point State Park, is a large, pine tree shaded campground with 79 campsites. While many of the campsites in Woodside Campground are pretty private as it is, there are 20 walk-in campsites within the campground that can offer some additional privacy. Woodside Campground is crisscrossed with multiple hiking trails leading across Salt Point State Park and down to the beaches and cliffs overlooking the sea. Each campsite in Woodside Campground includes a picnic table, fire ring, food locker, and access to bathrooms.

Woodside Campground is only open through September 3rd in 2012 and will reopen at the end of June in 2013. Like Gerstle Cove Campground, even with reservations you select your campsite only upon arrival to the campground. There are also self-contained overflow campsites available when the campground fills up. The overflow sites do not provide any amenities and tents are not allowed.

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Woodside Campground Bottom Line

Woodside Campground is a nice place to stop for the night while on a trip up the Northern California coast, however if you want scenic coastal views from your campsite you will not find them at this campground. The nearby Gerstle Cove Campground is a better alternative for scenic Coastal views. However, Woodside Campground is a good family camping destination due to the size of the campsites, the many hiking opportunities, and access to the nearby Gerstle Cove Marine Sanctuary.

Woodside Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 79 (20 Walk-in campsites)
Cost: $35/night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes at standard campsites, dogs not allowed at walk-in campsites
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes, via 1 mile trail hike
RV/Trailer Length: 31 Feet Maximum Vehicle Length
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: June – September (typically)
Other: Firewood is available for purchase at the campground host

Getting There

Address: 25050 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Geo Coordinates: 38.569299, -123.320729
Nearest City: Jenner, California
Elevation: 120’
Location: Sonoma Coast – Sonoma County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Approximately 10 Miles
Directions: The campground is 20 miles north of Jenner on the east side of CA-1

Connect

Phone: 707.847.3221 Facebook: Salt Point State Park Facebook Page
Web: California State Parks Twitter:
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When To Go

Mid -Summer –  Woodside Campground season is limited to summer and campsites are usually available throughout the operating season.

Overcast
Tuesday 01/16 20%
High 59° / Low 48°
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Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
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Wednesday 01/17 10%
High 59° / Low 51°
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Partly cloudy. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
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Thursday 01/18 90%
High 54° / Low 42°
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A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
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Friday 01/19 60%
High 50° / Low 39°
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Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High around 50F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Saturday 01/20 20%
High 54° / Low 44°
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 54F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday 01/21 90%
High 51° / Low 44°
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Periods of rain. High 51F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

Fun Facts

Just west of the Woodside campground in Salt Point State Park is one of the first underwater parks in California.

Sandstone from Salt Point State Park was used in the construction of San Francisco’s streets and buildings throughout the mid 1800’s. The rocks at Gerstle Cove still hold eyebolts where the ships anchored while sandstone slabs were loaded aboard ships. Although the rocks were quarried over 150 years ago, quarried rocks can still be seen scattered along the shores north of Gerstle Cove.

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Woodside Campground Pictures

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Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.

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