Celebrating 50 Years!
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          Doran Regional Park

          201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay

          Hours: 7 a.m. to sunset

          Parking: $7 per car or free for Regional Parks members. Day-use parking lots often fill early on holidays. The park entrance will close temporarily when the lots are full. Plan to arrive before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. for the best chance of finding parking on peak days. (Entrance conditions will be posted on Highway 1 at Doran Road.)

          Launch Fee: $4 for trailered boats. Free for Regional Parks members.

          Dogs: Permitted on leash. License required.

          Accessibility: Accessible campsites and boardwalk. Beach wheelchairs available.

          Ranger Phone: (707) 875-3540

          Doran Regional Park has a wide, 2-mile stretch of beach on Bodega Bay and is ideal for walking, picnicking, playing in the sand, flying kites, surfing, and bird-watching.

          More than 120 tent and RV campsites are available year-round.

          A boat launch provides Bodega Harbor access for sport fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, and kite surfing. A jetty at the harbor mouth is a popular spot for rock fishing and exploring sea life.

          Temporary Visitor Center

          The visitor center is a new addition to Doran and is open 10 a.m.-4p.m. on weekends through November. It features interactive displays of the park's habitats, including a preserved sea lion skeleton, children's discovery activities and a touch table, and panel illustrations created by a local artist. Park volunteers are also available for you to ask questions. The visitor center is part of Sonoma County Regional Park’s 50th anniversary celebration and is located in a cabin near the boardwalk.


          Doran Beach Trails

          Length:2 and 1.3 miles

          A walk along the shoreline at Doran Regional Park is approximately 2 miles one way from the rock jetty at the west end to the rock formations near Pinnacle Gulch on the east end.

          A 1.3-mile trail meanders through grassy dunes above the beach and connects to an ADA-accessible boardwalk with benches and viewing areas.

          Dogs on leash are welcome throughout the park. Horses are allowed on a 1-mile stretch of beach east of the second parking lot. 

          Tent, trailer, RV campsites steps from the beach
          Group site, accessible sites, hiker/biker sites

          Doran Regional Park features more than 120 year-round campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Campground restrooms feature electrical outlets, flush toilets and coin-operated showers ($1.50 for 5 minutes.) RV hook-ups are not available. 

          Reservations can be made up to a year in advance and are strongly recommended for summer, holidays, and the start of crab fishing. Regional Parks' members get one free night of camping each year.  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: https://na.chargepoint.com/cpn_find_stations
          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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