Ep. 311: Sonoma Coast, California | RV travel camping hiking

Avatar admin | June 14, 2023

It's going to be tough to beat this campsite in 2023, and equally difficult to leave! In this week's Grand Adventure we're camped at Ocean Cove right at the edge of the bluffs overlooking the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean below. Join us as we explore the beautiful Sonoma Coast, from Bodega Bay all the way north to the Mendocino County line. We'll go hiking at Stillwater Cove Regional Park, and visit the site of an unexpected Russian encampment right in California at Fort Ross State Historic Park. En route from our last campsite in Nevada, though, we'll first stop for the night to rest up at the Dixon May Fair in agrarian Dixon, California.

Filmed: May 29-June 2, 2023


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:59 Dixon, California and Dixon May Fair Campground
  • 2:38 Ocean Cove Store & Campground
  • 7:34 History of Ocean Cove
  • 9:17 RVing along the Pacific Coast Highway California Route 1
  • 10:31 The Sonoma Coast
  • 11:48 Jenner, California
  • 12:39 Goat Rock State Beach
  • 15:18 Bodega Bay, California
  • 17:22 Hiking Stillwater Cove Regional Park
  • 22:20 Gale Warning
  • 24:26 Fort Ross State Historic Park
  • 32:39 Wrap-up and what's next



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