Looking to free yourself from the hustle and bustle and indulge in a Fido-friendly Sonoma outdoor getaway? You’d be barking mad not to check out Liberty Glen Campground! Liberty Glen doesn’t have any RV hookups, but there are showers available. The scenery isn’t bad, either -- Liberty Glen sits just a little uphill from Lake Sonoma, and almost every site has a lakeside view. The area is surrounded by tall oak trees, but not all sites are shaded, so come prepared! While some of the 96 sites are set aside for walk-ins, it’s still best to reserve in advance, particularly if you’ll need to stay at one of Liberty Glen’s several accessible sites. There’s a minimum of two nights stay during the high season. There’s no entrance fee to the area, and sites start at $25. Liberty Glen also offers cabin camping, group camping, and equestrian sites.
You and your buddy are sure to sniff out something to do nearby! Hound-dog hikers will be glad to know that there’s a furrific network of hiking trails around the lake, featuring wooded wonderland, sequoias and of course, marvelous lakeside views. You’ll find a trail here for every age and ability, from the fittest furry friend to the most committed couch pup-tatoes! If casting a line is your idea of a good time, you’re in luck -- the lake is well stocked with trout and bass. Lake Sonoma has several swimming beaches, but unfortunately, your pup will need to stay on dry land. Never mind, though -- a trip to the dog park at nearby Warm Springs Recreation Area might go some way towards making up for it! The park has plenty of agility equipment, and even some doggy paddling pools where your four-pawed pal can cool down.
Of course, while you’re in wine country, it’d be a huge faux paw not to go for a tasting! West Wines in Healdsburg is just thirty minutes away, and they welcome wagging tails outside.
Wifi isn’t available at Liberty Glen, and cellular coverage varies from network to network. Fires are permitted, but only in designated rings, and regulations can change with the weather. Drinking water is not available, so bring a filter or bring your own. Remember to bring waste bags for your pooch, and have a pawesome trip!