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Old 05-12-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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California wine country campgrounds?

We will be in California the end of August and 1st of September. We will be north of San Francisco and are looking for a good central location for camping with our 40' 5th wheel. We will have guests joining us and we'd all like to see wine country as well as Point Reyes National Seashore. Do you have any preferences between Sonoma or Napa Valleys? We would appreciate any campground recommendations for this area, as well as other sightseeing recommendations. Thank you!
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Napa Valley Expo RV Park. As far a sightseeing. Wine tastings at the many vineyards. I think there is a tasting discount card if you are wanting to visit a few places. My try a google search for it. Day trip to San Fran.
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There is an RV Park at the fairgrounds in Calistoga, which is at the north end of Napa Valley. You might check out the Petaluma KOA. It is central to the Sonoma Valley and Point Reyes. I haven’t stayed at either one, but they have decent reputations.
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There is an RV Park at the fairgrounds in Calistoga, which is at the north end of Napa Valley. You might check out the Petaluma KOA. It is central to the Sonoma Valley and Point Reyes. I havenít stayed at either one, but they have decent reputations.

We looked at the KOA. It is by far the nicest CG in the SF area, although that isn't saying much. It is large, with a store, pool and lots of trees.
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Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville. Not a resort but nice enough
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If you want to explore from the Santa Rosa area, check out the RV Park at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. It was full after the fires but it looks like they have vacancies now. Napa Valley Expo is very good if you want to explore from the Napa area. The Fairgrounds at Calistoga is also a good choice. Both areas have plenty of Wineries to choose from.
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Jake21....we've been to wine country before....many years ago. Didn't know about the card....will check that out. Thanks for your suggestion.
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exgman....will definitely check out. Thanks!
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sbleiweiss.....that may work since it's also closer to Point Reyes. Thanks for the suggestion.
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UFO Pilot....thanks for these wonderful suggestions. Do you like the Santa Rosa area better than Sonoma or Napa? I wonder which area is preferred. Thanks!
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allenb12....that area could also work. Now we'll start researching and figure out what to do. Thanks for you input.
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Found it: https://www.prioritywinepass.com

Nice thing about the Napa Valley Expo is that you can walk to downtown in a few minutes.
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Our (adult) kids tell us the best way to visit wineries with friends is to rent an Uber for the day. The driver stays with you, so you can leave purchases in the vehicle as you visit different tasting rooms and no worries on how much you taste.
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