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Doran Beach on a sunny day
Playing in the waves at Doran Regional Park
Camping at Doran Regional Park
Doran Regional Park from across the bay
Fishing on the jetty at Doran Regional Park

Doran Regional Park

201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

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Dungeness crab season notice: The recreational Dungeness crab fishing season opens on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, but a temporary statewide restriction on the use of standard crab traps is in place, per state regulations. Hoop nets and crab snares are still OK. The regulations are designed to reduce line entanglement risk to marine animals like whales and sea turtles, a problem that has increased in recent years. This restriction applies to the entire Sonoma coast, state and regional parks, including Doran, Westside, and Spud Point Marina. Learn more about the new trap regulations.


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

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

A boat launch provides access to Bodega Harbor and Bodega Bay for sport fishing, kayaking and kite surfing. A rock jetty on the west end of the park is a popular spot for fishing and exploring sea life.

Camping

Doran Regional Park features campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Reservations are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance. 

The park includes five campground areas: The Shell, Gull and Cove campsites are located between Bodega Harbor and Doran Beach Road while the Jetty and Miwok campsites are between Bodega Bay and Doran Beach Road.

  • Electrical hook-ups are not available. Generator hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Potable water is available throughout the campgrounds.
  • Restrooms feature flush toilets, coin-operated showers and electrical outlets.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed with a fee.
  • Dump station fee is $7.

Download campground map (PDF).

Detailed camping and reservation information.

Trails

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 on the northern edge of the beach and connects to an ADA-accessible boardwalk with benches and viewing areas.

Horses are allowed on a 1-mile stretch of beach at the east end of the park.

Cheney Creek Trail connects Doran Regional Park to Birdwalk Coastal Access Trail, crossing the marsh adjacent to Bodega Harbor. Parking for Birdwalk Coastal Access Trail is along Highway 1.

Accessibility

All-terrain wheelchairs are available for free use on a first-come, first-served basis. Parks staff will assist with the check-out/check-in process. Please inquire with park staff at the entry station.

An ADA-accessible kayak launch is available at the boat launch.

ADA-accessible campsites are available. To reserve an accessible site or to apply an Access Membership camping discount, please contact Regional Parks' reservations office at (707) 565-2267 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. 

Park Details

Park Hours
7 AM to sunset

Dogs
Allowed on leash

Phone
Ranger Station: (707) 875-3540
CA Relay: 711

Parking
$7 or free for members

Launch fee
$4 for trailered boats or free for members