Doran Regional Park

201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay

  • Accessible areas
  • Beaches
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Picnic Facilities

Crab Season Delayed:

The California Fish and Game Commission has delayed the recreational fishing season for Dungeness crab. Officials will lift the closure when naturally occurring domoic acid levels in the crustaceans no longer pose a risk to public health. For more information, go to

Hours: The park opens for day use at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use. $1 per person (vehicles with 10 or more people). One electric vehicle charging station located in the Cypress Day-Use lot (4 hour time limit).

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required.

Accessibility: Campsites, a boardwalk with viewing areas, and beach wheelchairs that are available upon request.

Ranger Phone: (707) 875-3540

Construction Project:

Regional Parks will be replacing the existing restroom and shower building located between the Cove and Gull Campgrounds, and making site accessibility improvements associated with the building and the boardwalk. The project is scheduled to begin November 30, 2015 and be complete in early March 2016. For project details

Doran Park has a 2-mile stretch of sandy beach and is a popular place for visitors to picnic, build sand castles, fly kites, surf, fish and stroll. A rock jetty at the harbor mouth provides access for fishing, crabbing and exploring sea life. The boat launch can accommodate up to 20-foot boats. A parking lot is located adjacent to the launch and can handle 30 vehicles with trailers. Additional amenities include a fish-cleaning station, boat-rinsing station and picnic areas.

Accessible features include campsites, a boardwalk with viewing areas, and beach wheelchairs that are available upon request.

Doran Beach Trails

Length:Approximately 1.28 miles

Doran Regional Park contains approximately 1.28 miles of trail. The main trail meanders through the dunes on the ocean side of the park, and connects easily to an ADA accessible boardwalk with benches and wildlife viewing areas. Equestrians are welcome in the park and are allowed on the 1 mile stretch of sandy beach east of the second parking lot, but not beyond. Equestrians interested in exploring the park should be aware that Doran is a popular park all year, and riders should be comfortable encountering swimmers, picnickers, campers, fishermen, kite flyers, vehicles, and leashed dogs.

Accessible group camping areas (Miwok/Tent Campgrounds)
Accessible family camping areas (Jetty and Miwok/Tent Campgrounds)

Individual campsites, restrooms with electrical outlets, flush toilets and coin operated showers ($1.50 per 5 minutes). Please note: there are no RV hook-ups.

The campgrounds are open year-round and offer quality camping facilities in beautiful surroundings.

Detailed camping and reservation information >

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Doran Beach now has an electric vehicle charging station in the Cypress Day-Use lot!

The details:

  • Port 1: Level 1 (120V, 16A, NEMA 5-20R)
  • Port 2: Level 2 (208/240V, 30A, J1772)

Availability: First-Come, First-Served
Time Limit: 4 hours
Station Price: Free

To check current availability of the EV station:

  1. Go to:
  2. Enter “Doran Beach, CA” in the search field at the top of the page and press enter
  3. Click on the station name in the left-hand column and the availability details will show in the main window

Installation funded by the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District.

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