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Bodega Bay is a small town on the coast of northern California, that shares its name with the adjacent bay. The first Russian structures ever built in California were erected in 1809 in Bodega Bay, which would eventually become Port Rumyantsev. The port supported both Fort Ross and Colony Ross, the large Russian settlement to the north by the present-day city of Healdsburg.

Bodega Bay is an interesting place to rent an RV, with a charming and laid-back vibe coupled with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Just over a thousand people call this sleepy coastal village home, although these numbers tend to grow during peak tourist seasons. The Mediterranean climate brings warm, summer-like weather most of the year, with a few stretches of cool, foggy, overcast skies. When you book an RV in Bodega Bay, you are only a half hour's drive from nearby Santa Rosa, and an hour north of San Francisco. You can venture to the cities of the Bay Area or spend most of your time in California’s many state and national parks. No matter what you choose to do, you won’t regret starting your journey in scenic Bodega Bay.

Outdoors Adventures

Depending on what sort of things you fancy, you can plot out numerous routes and create a checklist of stellar parks, forests, and beaches to explore. This decision is perhaps made a bit easier knowing that there are two exceptional parks in the immediate vicinity when you rent an RV in Bodega Bay. First, there is Doran Regional Park, a Sonoma County maintained recreation area on the water. Camping is permitted year-round, so you already have one campground close to town that can accommodate your Bodega Bay RV rental. The park surrounds Bodega Bay and has its very own boat launch for fishing enthusiasts to put their boats into the water.

On the north side of town, Bodega Dunes Campground gives you another place to stay in your Bodega Bay RV rental by owner. This campground is part of Sonoma Coast State Park, which exists in two different parts. The larger part of this park can be found several miles north along California Highway 1. You can spend your days with your toes in the sand, reading a book while listening to the waves come in and retreat endlessly. Arched Rock, Goat Rock, and Gleason are three of the best beaches in Northern California and all three are found at Sonoma Coast State Park. There are a few additional campgrounds at the second portion of the park in addition to Bodega Dunes Campground, so you have plenty of options when you rent an RV and need a place to stay.

Keeping with the coastal theme, Salt Point State Park is even farther north of Bodega Bay, but the drive is absolutely worth it. You’ll enjoy the picturesque views of the water while driving on winding roads the wrap around hairpin turns. Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in the park due in part to the fact that half of the park is underwater. There are lots of hidden coves, secret sea caves, and underwater grottos for expert scuba divers to map out, but it can be quite dangerous for those not qualified to do so.

If you are finally sick of the beach and feel like heading inland, take your Bodega Bay RV rental for an inland excursion to Mendocino National Forest, a giant swath of land packed with adventure. This incredible forest covers nearly a million acres of mountains and lakes, with ample space to hike and camp out. Lake Pillsbury, Ruth Lake, and Clear Lake are three of the largest lakes with their very own recreation areas that you can stay at and enjoy. Sanhedrin Mountain isn't quite as tall as the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, but it sure is majestic looking in person. There are countless other places you can choose to venture off to, but that’s entirely up to you.

RV Parks to Visit

You won’t be needing much research or effort to find a great campground to stay at during your travels, as there are several options right underneath your nose. Bodega Dunes Campground and Sonoma Coast State Park’s other campgrounds to the north are all viable options that should do the trick quite nicely. They all sit right next to the water making for some pretty epic views to wake up to, and awesome night skies as well.

Casini Ranch Family Campground has spacious, private campsites along the Russian River, with playgrounds, sports fields, hiking trails, beaches, and a general store. You can rent kayaks and canoes to take out on the river, or bicycles to ride around the park.

San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA Campground is close to Santa Rosa, giving you the ability to walk around town and see some great local attractions. There is a pool and a sauna for guests to use, in addition to a pavilion, snack bar, and bicycle rentals to get around town.

City Sightseeing

Bodega Bay is part of Sonoma County, one of the most famous wine producing regions in the world. As a result, there are numerous vineyards and wineries in the area that you can visit and tour, with lots of sampling involved. There is a winery located in Bodega Bay, and you can head there to learn about the winemaking process or enjoy a wine tasting with artisan cheeses and a bevy of other delicious foods. Sonoma Coast Visitors Center is also situated in Bodega Bay, serving as an invaluable resource for vacationers to utilize. You can obtain helpful brochures, buy some souvenirs, and ask any questions you might have about the area.

The Children’s Bell Tower is a solemn but special monument celebrating the life of a young boy who was killed during an armed robbery on vacation in Italy. The boy’s family had his organs donated to people in need, which helped inspire countless others to become organ donors. The Bell Tower features bells from all over Italy that were sent by compassionate people who sympathized with the family.

For all the film buffs out there, you are in for a treat when you visit Bodega Bay. The Potter Schoolhouse and St. Teresa of Avila Church are both famous landmarks featured in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds. The town was used as a filming location for one of the most famous cinematic productions of all time, a fact that Bodega Bay takes great pride in.

RV Rentals in Bodega Bay, CA

Bodega Bay, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Bodega Bay. Outdoorsy's Bodega Bay RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Bodega Bay, CA


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Bodega Dunes Trail Bodega Bay, CA
South Salmon Creek Beach Sonoma Coast State Park, CA
Doran Beach Trail Bodega Bay, CA
Bodega Head Trail Sonoma Coast State Park, CA
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Bodega Bay, CA
Pomo Canyon Red Hill Trail Sonoma Coast State Park, CA
Kortum Trail South Sonoma Coast State Park, CA
Kortum Trail Sonoma Coast State Park, CA
Willow Creek Road Trail Occidental, CA
Lower Russian River Paddle Sonoma Coast State Park, CA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Casini Ranch Family Campground Sonoma County, CA
River Bend Resort Sonoma County, CA
Santa Rosa Campground Guadalupe County, NM
San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA Sonoma County, CA
Olema Campground Marin County, CA
Cloverdale / Healdsburg KOA Sonoma County, CA
Pacific City RV Camping Resort Tillamook County, OR
Whalen Island County Campground Tillamook County, OR
Russian River RV Campground Sonoma County, CA
Hidden Valley Lake RV Park/Campground Lake County, CA

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Recommendations for Bodega Bay, CA from Outdoorsy Owners


Guerneville's Armstrong Forest offers a diversity of trails from easy strolls to challenging, all day hikes. Close proximity to Santa Rosa makes this an easy day trip, or make it a weekend staycation

Sep 24, 2019

Dry camping in beautiful Bodega Bay. Easy beach access, shopping, local food, wine, beer. Great place for ocean seekers

Aug 10, 2019

Family fun spot by the Russian River. Lots to do in this area full of wineries, breweries, and much more

Aug 10, 2019

Great views of the California coast with a more small town vibe than SF! Be sure to pack snacks as town is about 15 minutes away from the ocean.

Jul 11, 2019

Nice RV park adjacent to a great state park with wonderful trails. There is a Mexican Restaurant on the premises if you don't feel like cooking! Friendly and clean.

Dog-friendly Hookups Onsite Laundry
May 26, 2019

Nice family friendly campground on the Russian River with a great variety of camping options. Some sites more private than others. Check out their interactive campsite map.

Dog-friendly Hookups Family Friendly
May 26, 2019

Yummy fresh seafood. A must if you are heading for the Bodega area.

May 26, 2019

I have been going here since I was a little kid. Great campground on the Russian River.

May 7, 2018

Beautiful stretch of peninsula camping in Bodega Bay. Bring your fishing boat and catch some crabs

Feb 5, 2018