Boat-In Sites Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Lake Sonoma is about 45 minutes north of Santa Rosa, and a 2-hour drive from San Francisco. The lake boasts almost 100 boat-in sites for all to enjoy. All boat-in sites are located on various portions of the lake's shoreline. Visitors have the option of selecting campgrounds that are close to the ski zones of the lake, or selecting a more secluded region for fishing or swimming. Boaters who wish to sleep on their boats for camping may anchor anywhere within the park if they have anchor lights; however, if they tie up to shore, they must be at one of the designated campgrounds. The park typically has cool, foggy, wet winters with hot, dry summers. Temperatures average in the high 90s during the summer with short periods over 100 degrees.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Comfort Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Marina
  • Pit Restroom
  • Public Marina


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
WALK TO $14.00
BOAT IN $14.00-$56.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
WALK TO $10.00
BOAT IN $10.00-$40.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Mar 31 2011
WALK TO $10.00
BOAT IN $10.00-$40.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Sep 30 2011
WALK TO $14.00
BOAT IN $14.00-$56.00

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. In order to ensure a safe experience for visitors, it is the policy at Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam Project that no person under 18 years of age is allowed to register for a campsite. Minor(s) under 18 years of age while camping on Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam Project premises must, at all times, be accompanied and supervised by a parent, legal guardian. For age verification purposes, anyone appearing to be under 25 years of age must be in possession of valid photo identification, showing the date of birth. Anyone under 21 years of age is prohibited from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages while on Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam Project premises. All campers must check in at the Lake Sonoma Center before launching their vessels. In addition, campers using the Yorty Creek Recreation Area must obtain a visitor pass and security combination. Campsite must be free for the next arrival by 12:00 noon. Fires, hibachis, and other open flames are permitted only at the campground fire grills. All generators, radios, and other noise-producing equipment must be turned off by 10pm. Boisterous rowdy contact or any disturbances of the peace is grounds for dismissal. Pets must be restrained at all times. Unrestrained pets can prevent park staff or service contractors from cleaning restrooms or removing campground trash. All boating laws are strictly enforced. Any boats observed operating recklessly or without the stated required safety equipment onboard will be escorted off the lake. Children under 12 years of age must wear life jackets onboard a vessel. The visitor center operates a free life jacket loaner program for young children. Trails and campsites are located on the steep hillsides of California's coastal mountains. Hazardous conditions may exist.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Boat-In Sites
Campground Phone: 707-431-4533
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Santa Rosa, CA

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More About Boat-In Sites Campground

Boat-In Sites is a campground located in Santa Rosa, California. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -123 latitude, and -123 longitude into your GPS device.

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