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.

Online Campsite Reservations

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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites:
  • 18 Reservable Car Campsites 
  • 2 Non-reservable Car Campsites
  • 1 Non-reservable Hiker/Biker Campsite
  • 5 Reservable Walk-in Tent Campsites
  • 1 Non-reservable Walk-In Temp Campsite
Cost: $30/Night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: Not Specified
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Open Year-round
Other: Firewood is available from the Camp Host for $7/bundle

Getting There

Address: 42401 Highway 1, Gualala, California 94923
Geo Coordinates:
38° 45.585′, -123° 31.039′
Nearest City: Bodega Bay, California
Elevation: 25 Feet
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

Connect

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.

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Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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