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San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA, CA

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:15pm by Lolo
56 miles and 1.5 hours from our last stop - 2 night stay


Half Dome from Sentinel BridgeHalf Dome from Sentinel BridgeI would have to say that the Petaluma is beginning to feel a little bit like home. Since the summer of 2013, when we helped move the boys out West, we have been storing our motorhome here and flying back and forth to it for our west coast adventures.

The first two days of each of our trips is now spent prepping and stocking the motorhome for a few weeks out on the road. Whenever I start complaining about having to waste two days of potential fun time doing domestic stuff, I am reminded of that long 5-day drive across the U.S. that we no longer have to take.

So, we did our chores, and were ready to hit the road Wednesday morning. We had to be in Las Vegas by Friday night to pick the boys and Celeste up at the airport, which left us a few days to explore along the way.


The Petaluma KOA is an award winning camping resort located within an hour’s drive of San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valley Wineries, giant redwoods, and Sonoma County and California Coastal Beaches. It is considered to be the RV resort in the San Francisco Bay area.

On its 70 acres, there are 312 spacious RV sites, 32 camping cabins, and 10 Wine Country lodges.

Other amenities include:
• Guided tours of San Francisco (from May through October)
• Huge heated pool and spa
• Inflatable waterslide
• Rock climbing wall
• Huge playground
• Petting zoo
• Karaoke
• Hayrides and live weekend entertainment

The campground is open all year.

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA location map in "high definition"

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