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Best place for group camping a few hours outside of the Bay Area?

I'm looking to arrange a weekend camping trip for about 25 people in June or July. What's a good place that's within a 2-hour drive of San Francisco that won't be completely booked? 

It would be awesome if the campsite is close to a body of water. Ocean, lake, or river are all fine. And the campsite should be drive-in and not hike-in. 

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  • Krista Gray

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    Gosh, great question! Big Sur is my top pick, with a plethora of options.

    I recommend Andrew Molera State Park & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. While you're down there, be sure to check out the Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant, Big Sur Deli, Big Sur Spirit Garden, Coast Gallery & Cafe, and Henry Miller Memorial Library.

    Have a blast!

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  • Alex Moore

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    Del Valle Regional Park is a great spot- located in Livermore, about an hour east of the city. For good beach camping, try Dillon Beach in Marin County- North of SF.

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  • Jake Madsen

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    Hi Andy, Big Basin State Park is a scenic, 1hr 40min drive south of San Francisco. A huge redwood forest with a river, waterfall and extensive trails. There are group sites that can probably accommodate 25 people. It's in Santa Cruz county and is California's oldest state park.Big Basin State Park

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  • Camis Sepulveda

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    Hi i would suggest San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA in North petaluma. it is a great camping, like an hour away from SF, near Lagunitas Brewing Company, close to the beach, etc. It is at 20 Rainsville Road Petaluma, CA 94952



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    @Butano State Park is in a beautiful Redwood Forest close to Pescadero State Beach. As you may know, camping reservations in California state parks are made by reservations as early as 60 days in advance. So it is not too early to book. Camping is also available in Memorial State park, further east. Near Capitola, Brighton Beach has campsites within walking to the beach. It is very popular. Enjoy your camping trip.

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