Green Acres Campground is located just north of Ft. Bragg, CA on Highway 1. It is a great place for campers of all sorts. I camp there as a group with my local dive club.
Total Score: 20
Driving distance from Sacramento: (Rating 1) Green Acres is about 4.5 hrs in a RV or pulling a trailer so it’s quite a drive for a short weekend. If I’m going to go, then it needs to be for 3+ days.
Weather: (Rating 4) I’ve only been there in May and the north coast weather can vary from sunny and in the 80’s to 50’s at night. Better prepare for all types of weather and bring shorts to long pants and coats. Due to the trees and foliage, you are protected from the ocean winds which makes for pleasant weather.
Peacefulness: (Rating 5) Depending on which campsite you get (I’ve only been in the back) there is NO road noise from Hwy 1 and you can hear the ocean crashing against the rocks. You can also hear the wind in the trees.
Walking Trails: (Rating 4) There is a trail to the walking road where you can walk all the way from Glass Beach to McCarraker State Park (maybe even beyond). This road is great for walking or riding your bike. Beyond the paved road is a trail to the cliffs where you can walk above the ocean. There is plenty of walking to do if you want it. The downfall for me is that there isn’t anywhere where I can let Roxie off leash to run. I HAVE let her off leash on the bluffs but only when there isn’t another person in sight which doesn’t happen very often.
Water Access: (Rating 2) While there is ocean for miles, there really isn’t an easy way to get to it from the campground. The bluffs are very steep and not something you really want to try to go down, especially with a dog. If you walk a ways on the paved road, you will find some beaches but nothing close to the campground.
Water & Power: (Rating 4) water and power are available at this campground, but are sporatic and not guaranteed.
WiFi: (Rating 0) There is no wifi service at this campground. I find this interesting since there are quite a few people that LIVE there. You’d think they would install it.
Other Notes: I take this trip with my dive club and most everyone really likes this campsite. The scuba and ab divers would like for there to be a launch ramp but are OK with driving to Noyo Harbor to launch.