When you camp at a boat-in site on Lake Sonoma, you'll need to be prepared to "ruff" it. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility has about 100 spots that are accessible only by boating or hiking in. Some of the locations offer easy access to water-skiing zones. Other areas provide some privacy and quieter activities. Go swimming, fishing, or hiking when you stay at this lakeside paradise. Campsites include chemical toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, and lantern holders. Rates start at $20 per night and increase depending on the site you choose.
There are 15 primitive campsites with a cluster of individual spots around the lake. When you arrive at your site, be prepared for a climb. The terrain around the water is steep, and many sites are on hillsides. After you get situated, try your luck fishing for bass, channel catfish, and panfish. If you're by a cove, go for a swim. Another option is to take your laps at the beach at Yorty Creek.
You can also get some exercise out here by hiking the area trails. One furrific pathway is the Southlake to Quicksilver pathway. Take a five-mile out-and-back walk through the property and enjoy puptacular views of the water and surrounding vineyards along the way. You might spot wildlife like deer, wild boar, quail, and turkey vultures on your trek.
This location is a furrific place to bring your special pal for an adventure. Dogs on a leash are welcome guests at the lake. They need to be under direct supervision at all times. Collect and discard their waste immediately.
The boat-in campsites at Lake Sonoma offer a range of water and land activities for you and your special pal. These are primitive sites with no potable water. Bring a treatment kit or enough supplies for your needs. When you park, write down your reservation number on a piece of paper and place it on your dashboard so you won't have to pay a day use fee.