- Where20 Rainsville Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952, USA
Route 101 north from San Francisco takes you through Petaluma, and here you can park up at the San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA. This location is good for the beaches, Napa Valley and Sonoma County as well as for San Francisco, so your vacation here should never be dull. The park arranges guided day trips into San Francisco daily between May and October, but there are lots of things to do if you stay on site too. There is a large pool where you can swim or relax and read a book poolside, a climbing wall for when you feel more energetic, along with horseshoe pits, bocce ball, a ring toss area, and a bounce pillow where the youngsters can let off steam. If you want to tour the park, don?t think of walking, climb aboard a hay wagon (May to Labor Day) or grab a banana bike. Then, on a summer?s evening, you can even sit out by the pool and watch a movie too.
The San Francisco North/ Petaluma KOA is a beautiful campground that is rated one of the top RV campgrounds in California. With 312 spacious sites on 70 acres, this KOA offers the best in family, group and big-rig RV camping. Explore San Francisco, then relax in the country at KOA, just 34 freeway miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and minutes from local wineries and breweries. Campers have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours of San Francisco (departing from KOA May October) and Wine Country. The campground is on the doorstep of Napa and Sonoma County wineries, giant redwoods, beaches, Tour Lagunitas Brewing Company and artisan cheese farms, play on world-class golf courses, shop at the Premium Outlets mall and historic Theatre District. For gaming fun, the Graton Resort & Casino is minutes away. Summer fun at KOA includes a rec program, rock wall, Jumping Pillow, pool and spa, mega playground, karaoke, hayrides and live weekend entertainment. It is hard to beat this KOA for comfortable camping in Northern California.
The country around Petaluma has quite a few opportunities for walkers, and visitors to the town may well enjoy one of the trails in Helen Putnam Park, just to the west. The park has around six miles of trails, and these are organized in loops so you have the option to create the right length of walk to suit your party. You will also find a lake here, a picnic ground, a playground and a gazebo, and this park can be a nice place in which to relax if you are vacationing in the area and have done some long day trips into the city. The trails are also open to cyclists and horseback riders. Helen Putnam Park is open from sunrise until sunset and has parking and a restroom. You can arrange to go fishing in its lake, and dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a short leash.