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San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA, CA

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 1:00pm by Lolo
51 miles and 1.25 hours from our last stop - 2 night stay


Thank goodness for Amazon. The replacement for the Subaru passenger side mirror that we had smashed two weeks ago when we dropped the kayak on it had arrived addressed to us at the Petaluma KOA. This was really starting to feel like home.

Replacing it took us (and by us, I mean Herb) a lot longer than we thought because the whole car door pretty much had to be taken apart. While he did that, I did loads and loads of laundry so that everything left behind, as well as everything we brought home, would be nice and clean.

We really had brought too much stuff out with us this time. It was getting harder and harder to remember what lived in New Jersey and what lived in California, so we spent some time organizing and making an inventory of our stuff – not exactly very exciting, and probably even less exciting to read about.

The next morning we tucked the motorhome back in its storage spot and headed for the airport.


The Petaluma KOA is an award winning camping resort located within an hour’s drive of San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Valley Wineries, giant redwoods, and Sonoma County and California Coastal Beaches. It is considered to be the RV resort in the San Francisco Bay area.

On its 70 acres, there are 312 spacious RV sites, 32 camping cabins, and 10 Wine Country lodges.

Other amenities include:
• Guided tours of San Francisco (from May through October)
• Huge heated pool and spa
• Inflatable waterslide
• Rock climbing wall
• Huge playground
• Petting zoo
• Karaoke
• Hayrides and live weekend entertainment

The campground is open all year.

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA location map in "high definition"

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