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The Best RV parks near Fort Bragg California in 2024!

Fort Bragg California Coast
Fort Bragg California Coast

Venture with me as I unfurl the beauty of Fort Bragg, California's coastal gems through the windshields and backyards of RV travelers. Wander-lusters and relaxation-seekers, here's your cue to discover the top RV parks that not only offer a parking spot but an unforgettable experience. Fort Bragg is a wonderful beach town in Northern California in Mendocino County. This area including the city of Mendocino just below Fort Bragg are amazing places to visit while you are out on the road driving your RV on the Pacific Coast Highway. 


Things we will discuss in this blog is the list of the best RV parks and campgrounds plus some other info you might want to know when venturing out in an RV on the Mendocino coast.

View of Glass Beach area
View of Glass Beach area

The Pacific Coast Highway is a tough road for even the most seasoned RV driver. Take your time driving the road with all the curves. Especially if you are coming up the Pacific Coast Highway from Bodega Bay. Many hairpin curves and in winter or during rough weather there can be road closures. So always be aware of what you are driving into. The winds, rain and sometimes snow if you come in early spring or winter can be a wheel gripping experience. Also be aware that in summer there are many people on the road, traveling on their vacation trip, so with more traffic means more slowdowns and possibility of more wrecks when driving. I suggest if driving up from San Francisco drive Route 101 to Route 20, then make turn onto Route 1. This is the safest way, but you will be missing out on some beauty of Route 1 from Bodega Bay to Mendocino California.


If driving from the North, from Eureka California, drive on Route 101 and visit the Avenue of Giants along the way. Humboldt County is gorgeous. Near Leggett California you can take a right onto Route 1 that will take you to the coast, but there will be several 10 MPH curves before you get to the coast. When traveling up and down the mountains to the coast, keep your hands gripped on the wheel. This is the closest route to Fort Bragg CA from the North. Just be careful and know your driving abilities before taking this route. You will not be disappointed with the views, but the hairpin turns might be scary for you. It was for me.



List of RV Parks near Fort Bragg California

Squirrels play in Fort Bragg
Squirrels play in Fort Bragg

Pomo RV Park & Campground is the starting point for any nature aficionado. A spacious, sun-dappled haven nestled between redwoods and mere steps away from the mouth of Pudding Creek. Witness the Pacific's grandeur against a backdrop of coastal dunes or take a tranquil stroll on the infamous Glass Beach with beautiful ocean views. The magic of Fort Bragg's granite shores awaits you. With 17 acres you will not be disappointed. The google rating is 3.5 stars, and this nice place is where the squirrels play, and the quail have the right of way. Full hook up RV sites, wi-fi, and the ability to even watch TV are available. There are also tent sites too. There are dump stations, fish cleaning stations, hot showers and propane rentals along with many other amenities.


Sportsman RV Park is where luxury meets the lapping waves. With full hookup sites and immaculate facilities, it’s perfect for seasoned RV travelers wanting the best. Chat with neighboring travelers or take a kayak voyage out to clear your mind with the ocean's expanse. This is a social butterfly's paradise with an ocean breeze. I am most familiar with this one because I love the area that it is located near the Noyo Harbor and close to the ocean. In fact, the walking distance to the ocean is super close and this section of the beach is pet friendly. This is an intimate experience, with only 2 small RV spots available for overnight parking, but do have little cabins, and glamping abilities. So, if you are interested in this, book early as it does have a high rating on google but the limited amount of RV hookups is disappointing. As for renting a little cabin you will not be disappointed, with 5 restaurants, bathhouse and a fire pit at each rental. Learn about the history of the area here at the Sportsman that is in my eyes one of historic sites in the area.


Random RV on the Pacific Coast
Random RV on the Pacific Coast

With 70 RV sites and full hookups available, also plenty of tent camping sites, this is an outdoor lover's dream. For those seeking the quiet companionship of trees, Leisure Time RV Park is an enchanting sanctuary. Meander through a trail at the rear of the campground, plenty of tress making it a beautiful place to stay. Each camp site has its own picnic table and there are many great reviews on Leisure Time RV Park. This resort beckons with its seclusion—perfect for writers, artists, and anyone seeking peaceful inspiration. Located a little bit away from the beach with easy access from Route 20 it is still a great place to stay and be away from it all. An outdoor lovers paradise.


MacKerricher State Park offers an incomparable wilderness experience, right from your RV doorstep. Witness the grey whales’ migration or spot the sea otters' playful antics from the mist-blanketed cliffs. Beachcombing, bird watching, and wildlife photography become daily rituals in this untamed coastal treasure. Camping at one of California State Parks offers things you will not get at other RV resorts. For example, this state park is on the ocean, and has a handicap wheelchair for those who have difficulty walking in the sands. Everyone should be able to spend time in the ocean. You will be able to experience part of the glass beach from here, just be warned do not take any of those glass pebbles with you. That way people in the future will be able to see the glass beach too. RV camping is available for travel trailers under 35 feet, and they have a tent area also. When visiting, check out the visitor center and look into state park sponsored activities that might be going on while you are visiting.


Sunset views of Fort Bragg
Sunset views of Fort Bragg

In the heart of travel, sometimes unexpected finds become the most treasured. Casper RV Park isn't just a stop—it’s an experience bursting with unexpected luxuries. Relax and rejuvenate at this coastal setting. Get your RV supplies at the local store, coin operated showers, wi-fi, cleaning stations and of course the beach, plus full hook-up sites for RV's. The exposure to the magnificent coastline only sweetens the deal at Casper Headlands State Park. The location is actually in Mendocino but that is a great area and still close to Fort Bragg. As an added benefit I love their website, they even have a webcam.


Harbor RV Park isn't just a place to park your wheels; it’s a portal to the maritime world. Watch as fishing boats sway in the harbor, their daily catch promising you the freshest seafood. Take a charter, cast your line, or simply soak in the rich history of the coastal communities. It's an adventure peppered with sea salt and stories. Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Todd Point at the beautiful Pomo Bluffs Park, the full-service vacation sites are simply breathtaking. With coin operated laundry, outgoing mail service, hot showers and private indoor plumbing. Harbor RV Park is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and outdoor activities. A fish cleaning station are located on the premises, but right now they do not have cable TV access, but they are working to get that fixed soon.


Tidal Pools in Fort Bragg
Tidal Pools in Fort Bragg

Nestled on the shores of the ocean and Hidden Beach, Hidden Pines RV Resort & Campground offers a scenic and peaceful retreat. The lush greenery and tranquil views make it a haven for anglers, hikers, and those who simply want to relax under the California sun. Immerse yourself in the pleasures of nature, framed by serene waters.

With many RV spots up for rental including spots for large RV's this place is hard to beat. The trails including the 1/4-mile trail to Hidden beach are wonderful and full of a variety of natural wonders. Stops to pick some berries that are yummy along the way. Explore the other trails located nearby, South Beach Trail, Hare Creek Trail should not be missed either. They also have full-service RV spots for extended stays available. This place offers more than just an RV Campground. It has the amazing Pacific Ocean just steps away.


For the RV adventurers who revel in simplicity and seclusion, Wildwood Campground and RV Park is a hidden gem. A rustic and charming spot where the sounds of the forest will serenade each camper's soul. This is where you disconnect from the world to truly connect with the outdoors. There are plenty of nature trails, and a favorite spot for many being that it is a little bit away from the ocean. Under new management this place has plenty of room with many picnic tables. So, stay with the Redwoods and still be only 3.5 miles away from downtown Fort Bragg.


RV spots near ocean
RV spots near ocean

At Dolphin Isle, luxury meets the lapping waves. With full hookup sites and immaculate facilities, it’s perfect for seasoned RV travelers wanting the best. Chat with neighboring travelers or take a kayak voyage out to clear your mind with the ocean's expanse. This is a social butterfly's paradise with an ocean breeze. I love this place, it is a great spot on the Noyo RIver with many opportunities to experience water activities since it also located on a marina. Rent boats, book whale watching adventures, or even just take a kayak out to explore, this is the prefect place located close to the ocean at the mouth of the Noyo River. They have 25 extended stay RV sites and 50 seasonal RV sites available.


Located south of Fort Bragg and 2 miles north of Mendocino I had to mention this place because it is a great campground on the Russian Gulch Creek that can support an RV travel trailer that are up to 24 feet long. As mentioned before state park camping offers a different style of campground that many people prefer. You can visit the visitor center and see what activities are held during your visit. They have 15 miles of trails, and the canyon is breathtaking where the ocean has beaten onto the coast over all these years.  Many of water activities including scuba or swimming are also available.


The Journey Begins with a Choice

RV site in the trees
RV site in the trees

The RV parks of Fort Bragg, California, promise a magnitude of memories waiting to be unwrapped. With each park tailored to a different spirit, it's not just the destination, but the RV park you choose that will weave the tale of your adventure. With these top parks, your travel itinerary is a source of excitement, not just for the places you'll visit, but also for where you'll rest your wheels and explore the beauty of California. Pack your sense of wonder, your spirit of adventure, and most importantly, your love for travel. Fort Bragg and its majestic RV parks look forward to hosting your next chapter of exploration.



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