Gualala Point Campground, within the 295 acre Gualala Point County Park in Sonoma County, is a heavily shaded campground made up of a couple dozen campsites along the banks of the Gualala River, which separates Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Trail hiking and walking opportunities are abundant, including trails that follow the river down to sandy beaches and whale watching spots.
Each campsite includes access to bathrooms, a fire ring, food locker, and a picnic table.
Gualala Point Campground Bottom Line
Gualala Point Campground is a nice, quiet campground with a decent amount of amenities, outdoor activities (e.g. kayaking, canoeing, hiking, etc.), and the town of Gualala nearby. The campsites are under a thick canopy of trees and vegetation, which leaves the campsites extremely shaded all day long, with only filtered sunlight slipping through the trees. However you can easily escape to the sun by hiking to the beach or lounging on the banks of the adjacent river. The hike down to the beach is worth it, especially during the Northern California whale watching season (December – May).
The campsites in Gualala Point Campground tend to be close together depending on which campsite you select; campsites 8-12 are the largest and most private. Keep in mind that not all of the campsites in Gualala Point Campground are next to the river, only campsites 1-7, 10 and the walk-in sites are next to the river.
Gualala Point Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Specified|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Open Year-round|
|Other:||Firewood is available from the Camp Host for $7/bundle|
|Address:||42401 Highway 1, Gualala, California 94923|
38° 45.585′, -123° 31.039′
|Nearest City:||Bodega Bay, California|
|Location:||Sonoma County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||1 mile to Gualala|
|Directions:||1 miles south of the town of Gualala on California Hwy. 1|
|Phone:||707.565.2267||Facebook:||Gualala Point Campground Facebook Page|
|Web:||Sonoma County Parks||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Online Campsite Reservations|
When To Go
Late Spring & Summer – The moderate use level makes Gualala Point Campground a good year round campsite, but the warm weather activities are what makes this campsites worth the trip. Also, the spring/early summer whale watching is a good way to pass the day.
Gualala Point Campground Pictures
Image Credits: Justin Wilson