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Gerstle Cove Campground California

Gerstle Cove Overview

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Gerstle Cove campground at Salt Point State Park has 30 beautiful campsites set on a bluff over the ocean.  The campsites are large and all have paved pads. Each campsite also has a table, food locker, fire ring and grill.  Campsites are reservable, and others are also available on a first-come-first-served basis.  The campground has drinking water and flush toilets. Group and hike/bike campsites are also available here.

Our favorite campsites at Gerstle Cove campground are: 6, 7, 9, 12 and 17.

Two other camping areas include Woodside Campground (Lower Loop: campsites 31-70 and Upper Loop: campsites 71-109). There are also 10 campsites sites available for campers on foot or bicycles. These sites are located behind the ranger office near Woodside Campground.

Gerstle Cove – Salt Point State Park Area Recreation

Salt Point State Park includes 6 miles of the Sonoma Coast and 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. The terrain varies from sandy beach coves to steep bluffs and sandstone cliffs. Be sure to check out the large prairie and pygmy forest on top of the coast ridge. And if you’re in to scuba diving, Salt Point State Park also has an underwater park. Outdoor recreation includes camping, hiking, horseback riding, biking, scuba/skin diving, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and photography.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Iron Ranger
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Surf Fish
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
25050 Coast Highway 1
Jenner, California 95450
707 847-3221
Campground Map
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Best Campsites

6, 7, 9, 12, 17

Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

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Gerstle Cove Comments & Reviews

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4 Comments on “Gerstle Cove”

  1. Bill Quinlan says:

    Campground Map does not indicate which site is a Hike-Bike site

  2. Bill Quinlan says:

    According to

    Ten sites are available for campers on foot or bicycles. These sites are located behind the ranger office near Woodside Campground.”

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