Russian River Thousand Trails

Russian River Thousand Trails in Cloverdale, California
We visited this park on October 9, 2015, and stayed for 5 day(s).

We arrived at Russian River after a long and winding drive, up hills and down hills on Hwy 101 from Klamath, CA. It was a beautiful, although some of it stressful, drive.

This campground is in the heart of California wine country. Vineyards, orchards and wineries dot the landscape on the way in on Hwy 101.

Arriving late on a Friday afternoon, it was pretty full, but we were still able to secure a suitable spot for our 38′ coach. Site #2 is high on a hill compared to the others in this section. We had partial shade in the morning and late afternoon. Sites in this park are all 30 AMP electric and water only. Bathrooms/showers are clean and easy to get to.

Woodpeckers at Russian River Thousand Trails near Cloverdale, California.

There’s some highway noise, but not up close and personal, and I didn’t find it annoying at all. Birds are plentiful, lots of Scrub Jays, woodpeckers, and even a hummingbird.

We ran into trouble upon departure due to the slope and angle of the site compared to the road, almost requiring a tow truck. For this reason, site #2 is not big rig friendly! Unfortunately, most sites at this park are not suitable for big rigs due to the steep angle between the road and the actual campsite pad.

Departure was difficult due to a dip at the end of the site. Pulling in to this pull-in site, we scraped our tow dolly support arm, but backing out, we got hung up on our receiver hitch. First you come down a short incline, then turn into the site and immediately climb a hill. The pavement ends abruptly on the right side of the site with a steep hill and you have to be careful not to let the front right wheel extend beyond the pavement.

Shari Voigt

Shari Voigt is an author, website developer, and marketing consultant. She's been working and living on the road with her husband Gerald since July 25, 2013. When she's not working on the latest marketing idea for herself or her customers, she's exploring new places and meeting new people from all over the USA.