Environmental Campsites

Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve in the scenic Sonoma Valley features environmental campsites reached by hiking approximately 2 miles from the parking areas. 

  • Two sites near Merganser Pond, reached via the Pythian Road entrance
  • Four sites along Azalea Creek, reached via the Los Alamos Road entrance

Backpackers must check in at Spring Lake Regional Park's Newanga Avenue entry station in Santa Rosa before driving to Hood Mountain.


  • Each environmental site includes a picnic table and food locker. Pit toilets are nearby. 
  • Potable water or electricity are not available.
  • Cook stoves are permitted, but campfires and barbecues are not allowed.
  • Garbage must be packed out. 


  • $20 per night
  • Non-refundable reservation fee of $9.50 applies

Campers may stay up to four consecutive nights. Dogs and horses are permitted.

Reservations are required and may be made at Regional Parks' main office or by phone. 

Reservation Information

Sonoma County Regional Parks
Reservation Office


Reserve in Person

2300 County Center Drive

Suite 120A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.462126, -122.725431
Office Hours

8 AM - 3 PM, Monday-Friday

Reserve by Phone

Phone Hours
10 AM - 3 PM, Monday-Friday

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