Dog-friendly Petaluma KOA Campground

San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA

20 Rainsville Rd.
Petaluma, California 94952
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Local Phone: (707) 763-1492

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This beautiful family camping resort is rated one of the top RV campgrounds in California and the premier campground and RV Park resort in the San Francisco Bay area. With 312 spacious sites on 70 Acres, this KOA offers the best in family, group and RV camping in a rural atmosphere. Also notable are the dog-friendly full-service lodges that are great for families and those traveling with their K-9 kids.

Petaluma KOA

Explore San Francisco, then relax in the country, just 34 freeway miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy guided tours of San Francisco (departing from the campground May-October) and nearby country. This beautiful resort is located on the doorstep of Napa and Sonoma County wineries, giant redwoods, California coastal beaches, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sonoma State University and Sonoma Raceway.


In Petaluma you can dine riverside, play on two dozen nearby golf courses, listen to jazz in the historic Theater District and shop at Premium Outlets mall. Summer fun at KOA includes a rec program, inflatable waterslide, pool and spa, mega playground, karaoke, hay rides and live weekend entertainment.

dog park

For dogs, Petaluma KOA features a 4,000 square-foot, off-leash, fenced dog park as well as a complete agility course.

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Highway 101 near Penngrove exit.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Breed restrictions: No pit bulls or pit mixes due to insurance regulations
  • Cost per dog: $10 in lodges Per Stay
  • Other comments: Friendly dogs welcome. Dogs must be on a maximum 6 foot leash unless in the KOA dog park.

Property amenities:

  • Full hookups: 141
  • Max Amps: 50
  • Max Site Length: 60 feet
  • Tenters welcome
  • Pull-through available
  • Has lodging
  • Laundry facilities
  • Store on premises
  • Club room
  • Wifi
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Playground
  • Year-round
  • Dog Park
  • Agility Course, dog friendly, KOA, petaluma, amenities

Bobo at Rocky Memorial Dog Park. Photo Credit: @meagan_sturm
Bobo at Rocky Memorial Dog Park. Photo Credit: @meagan_sturm
You know where they are on the map, but when’s the last time you explored these Sonoma County gems with your four-legged friend? Start in Petaluma, a delightful community with an old-fashioned downtown and, in 9-acre Rocky Memorial Dog Park, one of the largest and most amenity-laden fenced canine playgrounds in the state. more »
Puppy sleeping
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Sonoma County has plenty of gorgeous scenery to share with your best friend, and plenty of places to make base camp if you’re able to spend the night or make a weekend of it. more »
Camp California ad featuring Dog
Camping in California is surging in popularity with DogTrekkers, in part because privately owned campgrounds such as the award-winning San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA have diversified to offer not just RV camping, but tent sites, camping cabins, dog-friendly full service lodges and resort amenities that appeal to a wide variety of vacationers.  more »
Dog at family campsite
Petaluma KOA Photo courtesy Daniel Trumm (CC)
KOA (Kampgrounds of America) has been a leader for decades in expanding its amenities to attract a broad demographic of vacationers. Most of the company’s more than two dozen properties in California have dog-friendly cabins for rent, and almost all offer a dog run or other fenced area where Astro can stretch his legs. more »
Traveler's Choice 2012 is proud to bark about one of our early partners, Sonoma County, who was just named the top wine destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. With more than 370 wineries (over 20 of which are rated by as dog-friendly), 55 miles of Pacific coast and dozens of parks Sonoma is one of our top choices for a weekend destination.  Throw in 500-plus eateries and 100-plus organic farms and it is no wonder we are raising our paw to Sonoma County. more »
Dog in a wine barrel
Eddie in a Wine Barrel
Northern Sonoma County is home to hundreds of wineries, not to mention some doggone breathtaking scenery. Three major appellations are represented by Wine Road, an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys. Fido’s tail will be wagging no matter which one you choose to nip into on your next wine-tasting weekend.  more »

Sonoma County is well endowed with public lands where you can spend quality time with your furry friend, but not so well known are the private preserves that welcome hikers and strollers accompanied by canine companions. Put organically farmed Bartholemew Park Winery at the top of your list. This little-known gem just a few blocks east of Sonoma Plaza sits at the center of a 400-acre preserve—known locally as "Bart Park" —with a three-mile trail wending through oak-covered hills and redwood groves and opening onto vistas of valley and vineyards.

Bart Park

The winery's intriguing history (it once was an annex of Sonoma's "Home for the Feeble Minded") is recounted in an intriguing museum whose exhibits include images from Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge and artifacts from previous owners who shared the place with 200 Angora cats. Keep a handle on your dog for the privilege of exploring the preserve unleashed. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it with a bottle of single-vineyard wine savored at a shady picnic table. (Tasting fee, $10, is waived with purchase of three bottles.)

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