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Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA

When looking for a beautiful RV campground by the beach, look no further than Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA in northwestern California. Just steps away from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, this idyllic motorhome campground is a wonderful summer vacation spot. Breathtaking views and a long walk by the ocean should be enough to convince you to travel to this stunning section of California. The KOA is located right next to Manchester, near Mendocino, and from here, you can drive to Santa Rosa in about two hours and to San Francisco in less than four hours.When RV camping at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, you can visit local lighthouses, wineries, the charming city of Mendocino, and experience the region's towering redwoods. For outdoor recreation enthusiasts, there are also beautiful natural parks nearby, including Jackson State Forest.Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA organizes hayrides, ice cream socials, family activities, wine tastings, and holiday events. The campground also has a swimming pool open from mid-April until mid-October, a hot tub, disc golf course, a dog park, and a community fire pit. Guests camping here can also enjoy two bocce ball courts, an arcade, and more. Firewood and propane can be purchased at the KOA's store. RV sites offer full hookups, and Wi-Fi and cable TV are available too.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Mendocino County, you can enjoy many gorgeous natural areas, including the coast. Manchester State Park, home to Manchester State Beach, is located right next to the KOA. The terrain consists of sand dunes, flat grasslands, and five miles of stunning sandy beachfront. Brush Creek and Alder Creek are two streams perfect for steelhead and salmon fishing in this area. Aside from the beautiful beach, you can also find a field of wildflowers, featuring blue irises, baby blue eyes, lupines, poppies, and sea pinks. Throughout the park, you can also enjoy hiking, walking, and picnicking.Navarro River Redwoods State Park is a popular natural attraction to visit when travel trailer camping in the area. It's located about half an hour's drive north of Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, along both banks of the winding Navarro River. Favorite activities here include scenic driving, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, and canoeing on the river. The river is home to coho salmon, steelhead trout, and river otters. In the forest, you can find great blue herons, kingfishers, loons, osprey, raccoons, and black-tailed deer. Sometimes you can see gray whales and harbor seals from the mouth of the river. This gorgeous park provides great opportunities for nature and photography enthusiasts.Jackson State Forest is about an hour's drive north when you're RV camping at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Here you can see some amazing coast redwood trees, as well as Douglas fir, hemlock, bishop pine, and bay myrtle. This is the largest state-owned forest in California and a great escape from busy cities. Here you can enjoy hiking, bicycling, camping, picnicking, nature viewing, and backpacking.

Exploring the City

The closest landmark when motorhome camping at Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA is Point Arena Lighthouse and Museum. Here you can learn a lot about history, science, and the natural beauty of the area. With water on three sides, this location has some amazing scenic views to offer. This is also a popular whale watching destination in this part of California. Throughout the year here, you can see gray whales, humpback whales, killer whales, and even blue whales. Take a tour of the lighthouse and walk around the peninsula for a perfect day trip when RV camping in the area.Mendocino Art Center is in the picturesque coastal town of Mendocino. The center offers retreat-style classes highlighting ceramics, glass, sculpture, and more. The art gallery features works by local and national artists, with exhibits rotated monthly. Head here for a relaxing afternoon catching stunning views of the Pacific Ocean while admiring the art on display.Before heading back to Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, consider a stop at the Kelley House Museum, located in the center of Mendocino. This unique museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the beautiful Mendocino Coast. Here you can find over 1,000 different artifacts, photographs, and documents showing what life has been like in the area. Some of the exhibitions featured here include The Look Tin Eli Story: Exclusion & Citizenship on the Mendocino Coast, The Frolic Shipwreck, Then and Now Photo Exhibit, and Exhibit on Native Americans.


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Find the perfect RV for Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.