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Russian River  Thousand Trails

336555 Geysers Rd.

Cloverdale, California 95425

Ranger Station: (707) 894-3184

Mobile Phone and Data Notes

Verizon Internet card works well if you can see the highway 101, Cell phones work – Park Internet was not tested

Shopping

Walmart is about 45 miles away in Santa Rosa, Ca

Points of Interest

Jelly Belly Jelly bean Factory tour – One sweet tour and it’s free too! 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA

 (89 miles)

Fisherman’s Warf San Francisco – The heart of San Francisco, this where to go. Tolls on the freeways are the least cost way to get here. (90 Miles)

Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, check bridge, and highway tolls they have gone electronic and are everywhere. We will not be back as a result of the tolls, California already robs us at the pump!  (87 Miles)

Charles schulz museum (Charlie Brown / Peanuts) – $12 pp Closed Tuesdays – Santa Rosa, Ca (36 Miles)

Point Reyes light house museum,  was free last time we went. – (62 Miles)

Legal Notes

Check legal RV limits for this highway –  Legal RV Map

RV Restrictions for all California – know your length limits before you tread in California. In California your RV weight limit is  20,500 pounds on any one axle. National weight code for Motorhomes on the Interstates: U.S. Code, Title 23, Section 127 allows buses and motorhomes a maximum single-axle weight of 24,000.

California Weigh Station or scales are for commercial vehicles and rental trucks, RV’s only have to stop if flagged down somehow.

California Rest areas allow parking for eight hours, some have dump stations.

Does California require I have a special license to drive an RV? Your state drivers license if it allows you to drive you RV is good in California for the same type of RV use as permitted to you in your state. California drivers need an endorsement and meet medical requirements.

Winter time driving and chain requirement in California. – Please refer to this document in the section labeled RV’s they say they may require both out and inner duals to be chained together under some circumstances. Use the document in the link above to get all the details. Too complicated for my brain, as my CPU is out of date, and I am shy on memory.

California Tolls comunist but they are the law, and this is how you deal with them if you are wealthy enough to California. Gees with all these fees, it’s no wonder every one is said to be on government assistance.

Everyone needs fuel – List of California Truck Stops – Note: Sacramento and Stockton area has the closest known truck stops to this park.

 

Description:

This is a forested park, the Russian river can be accessed from the park, but no camp sites border the river. The river cannot be heard nor seen from the camp sites. There is a rocky area where one can stand and view the river, officially called “The Sandy River Bank”. The water is accessible, slows down in this area and looks like it would have some excellent fishing holes.  The park has very little for the kids, just a tether ball, basket ball hoop and a small playground.  The family lodge and store are off limits to kids under 18 without their parents present. The lodge has a TV, several tables with puzzles and a pool table.

The sites in the park can be challenging to motor homes over 34′ and and large trailers, though there are sites that will accommodate these rigs.  If the park ever gets full, the larger sites required by big rigs might be off limits. Take care while driving in this park, we watched a 36′ class “A” destroy its back end on a tree, while leaving the dump station.

 

Park Pictures

Geyser Road
Take the Geyser Road exit off Highway 101 just north of Geyserville.

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Naco
Naco Sign park entrance

 

Welcome board
Park Events board

 

Lawn
Lawn

 

Lodge
Lodge

 

Family Lodge sign
Family Lodge is tired of families

 

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Interior roads
Interior roads

 

Snakes
Snakes

 

Poison Oak
Poison Oak
Camping sign
Camping Sign alerts HWY 101 travelers to the campground.
River Access
River Access – Fish, swim, canoe
RV Site
RV Sites
Basket Ball
Basket Ball
Cool play equipment
Cool play equipment
Bath House
Bath House

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Food cart

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Horse shoes
Horse shoes
Dog shit
I don’t think this needs explanation
fire
Group fire ring
Tetherball
Tether ball
Big Rig Sites
Big Rig Sites

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Cabins
Cabins

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Cacti and Blackberries
Cacti and blackberries
Low Limbs
Watch out for low hanging branches.

 

Fishing, boating, swimming, BBQ’ing, lounging in the grass, or eating at Catellie’s the world class diner in Cloverdale can all be done from here; there is no excuse not to enjoy one’s self here in this park unless you forgot to make reservations!


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