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Ocean Cove Campground

Ocean Cove Campground Review Summary

Campground Amenities
Campground Cleanliness
Campsite Privacy
Campground Scenery
Family Friendliness


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


Phone: 707.847.3422 Facebook:
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Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Late Summer to Fall

Chance of Rain
Tuesday 10/25 30%
High 61° / Low 54°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with a few showers. High 61F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/26 20%
High 63° / Low 55°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10/27 100%
High 60° / Low 54°
Rain. High near 60F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/28 20%
High 59° / Low 52°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/29 90%
High 59° / Low 51°
Rain. High 59F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Sunday 10/30 90%
High 59° / Low 48°
Rain likely. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

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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