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Ocean Cove Campground

Ocean Cove Campground Review Summary

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Overall

2.9

Ocean Cove Campground Review by on . Ocean Cove Campground is a private campground located just a couple miles south of Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County, California. Rating: 2.9

Ocean Cove Campground is a private campground located just a couple miles south of Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County, California. Ocean Cove Campground is a wide-open space dotted with scrub brush and various types of pines. Ocean Cove Campground sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean and most sites offer exceptional views. Hiking along the beach at Stillwater Cove Regional Park, which is next door to the campground, is abundant. The park is directly accessible via trails.

At a about 20 acres, Ocean Cove Campground offers over 100 campsites, each with a picnic tables and fire ring. There are bathrooms with showers available for use, and boat ramp ($8 fee to use) within the campground. Just outside the campground gates is the Ocean Cove Store, which has camping supplies, food, and drink.

Ocean Cove Campground Bottom Line

Ocean Cove Campground is good place to stop and camp for the night for the road weary or if the state park campgrounds along Sonoma Coast are full. Most of the campsites do not have any privacy. While Ocean Cove Campground has amazing scenery and views of the ocean, Gerstle Cove or Woodside Campgrounds would be better camping destinations located just up the road.

Ocean Cove Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized – Private Campground
Number of Campsites: Over 100
Cost: $20 per vehicle, $2 per dog
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes ($2 per dog fee)
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: Not Specified
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: April – November
Other: Camp store located at campground entrance

Getting There

Address: 23125 Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Geo Coordinates: 38.555119,-123.30113
Nearest City: Jenner, California
Elevation: 50’
Location: Sonoma Coast – Sonoma County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Store located onsite
Directions: The campground is 18 miles north of Jenner on the west side of CA-1

Connect

Phone: 707.847.3422 Facebook:
Web: Ocean Cove Campground Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Late Summer to Fall

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Fun Facts

Ocean Cove Campground was first surveyed by the United States Surveyor General in 1860. At that time it bordered the southern edge of Rancho German, a Mexican Land Grant, which is now Salt Point State Park. The first recorded owners of the property that makes up the Ocean Cove were Fred and Anna Liebig. The Liebigs built the first home in Ocean Cove in 1857 and they established a small store in 1860.

The Ocean Cove property was purchased by W.J. Walsh in 1889. Mr. Walsh renamed it to Walsh Landing and harvested timber from the surrounding areas. The timber was loaded from the bluffs onto "Dog Hole" schooners and sent south to San Francisco.

The Columbia Movie Studio purchased Ocean Cove in the early 1930’s for a movie production. They constructed six cabins behind the Liebig’s old store to serve as living quarters for the production crew.

Ocean Cove Campground Pictures

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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