Top 5 Campgrounds on the Russian River

Top 5 Campgrounds On The Russian River

Explore these great campgrounds on the Russian River to get a good idea of where you want to pitch your tent the next time you come to visit and reconnect with nature! There are so many amazing campgrounds in West Sonoma County but here is a small assortment of what you can find on the Russian River. 

#1 AutoCamp Russian River

Bullfrog Pond

The first on the list of campgrounds is AutoCamp Russian River. This is not your average pitch-a-tent and rough it in the wild kind of camping... this is official Glamping! Wifi? Check. Complementary Bicycle to use? Check. Fire pit? Check. You can also find a clubhouse  with a fireplace to relax in, a store for snacks and supplies, as well as weekly activities including Yoga and live music. They also have dog-friendly sites. Leave your tent at home, though as they spaces are full with their Airstreams, luxury tents and Suites. 

#2 River Bend Campground

River Bend

River Bend is known for the lumberjack statue that stands boldly in the dead center of the park visible from River Road and is one of the best Russian River Campgrounds because of it's ability to accommodate almost everyone. They have tent sites, cabins, RV sites or you can even camp in one of their Volkswagen Buses! Riverbend is right on the Russian River and offers plenty to do. There is an arcade, sports court, dance pad?, playground, dog walking area, general store and more. They are also conveniently located next to the Russian River Pub where you can grab a meal or slip away for a quick drink. 

#3 Casini Ranch Family Campground

Casini Ranch

Casini's Ranch is among one of the most popular campgrounds on the Russian River and once a year they hold the civil war reenactment known as  "Civil War Days ". There is no shortage of activities to do and will keep your young ones (and you) busy and entertained. Movies, hay-rides, ice cream socials, farm animals to feed, fishing, swimming and seriously the list of activities just goes on forever. They offer tent & RV sites and rentals and cabins. Although you will find everything you need on site, there is also plenty of restaurants, shops and things to do in Duncans Mills. 

#4 Johnson's Beach Resort

Johnson's Beach

Johnson's beach is among the best campgrounds on the Russian River because of its River access, as well as its proximity to downtown Guerneville. They have shaded tent sites available as well as cabins and a large 4 bedroom lodge. They no longer have RV sites available. The beach is probably the most popular beach in the Russian River area and has a snack bar as well as canoe and kayak rentals. You will find plenty of restaurants, shopping and things to do in downtown Guerneville. 

#5 Burke's Canoe Trips-CampingBurkes

Burke's Canoe Trips is set in the redwoods and on the Russian River giving campers beach access and lots of room to enjoy nature. They offer good-old-fashioned camping: bring your tent or RV and make your s'mores around the campfire. What sets Burke's apart from the others is they offer canoe/kayaking trips with everything you need. You can take a leisurely (or not so leisurely, if you're inclined) canoe trip down the river and they will shuttle you back. They offer group & corporate outings and can accommodate your special group or family event; they even offer group catering. Burke's is located in Forestville and is just a short drive down the road to local restaurants and stores.