Grandpa Jack and Girls camping on Russian River





















Maximum group size - 8 people.

Schoolhouse is a very small campground set in a private canyon. It is a noise sensitive campground  that does not work well for larger parties. We are unable to accommodate groups of more than 8 people. By keeping the party sizes small, we have found that the camp tends to remain quite and calm. Please note that this is total group size, not just the amount of people in any one site. You may not have a reunion here or join several other families. Nearly every other campground on the Russian River works better for larger groups and we are happy to give a referral if you like.


Family Friendly? Yes, your children will be happy here. We even have a camp kid (Colton) who will be glad to show them around.


Dogs OK? Yes with restrictions.

Sorry, no Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Mastiffs, American Bull Dogs or any dog that has shown aggression towards other dogs or people. Dogs must be on leash at all times and may not ever be left unattended. Owners must clean up each and every time after their pets.


Music or Parties? No, this is a family campground. We ask you remain quiet and calm and leave radios off at all times. Please respect the quiet hours of 10 PM to 8 AM by keeping voices low and around the campfire. Alcohol may be consumed in moderation only. In a tiny canyon such as this, noise travels far. Please be extra considerate of your fellow campers.


Campfires? Yes. We also have seasoned campfire bundles available inexpensively. Each camp site has a nice fire pit with flip over grill.


Check-in / Check-out time? Check-in between

1 PM and 9 PM Fri & Sat, 1 PM to 8 PM Sun -

Thurs. Check-out by 11 AM on day of

departure. Your site may be available for a

late checkout by paying a day use fee.


Bathrooms and Showers? Yes. Fresh and

clean with hot showers too!


RVs and trailers? Some. This is primarily a tent

campground and we are not well set up for RVs.

Most sites do not have electricity and we don’t

allow generators. If you still want to bring one,

we will allow small trailers up to 18 feet and RVs

up to 23 feet. There is an additional charge for

RVs or trailers. Be sure to check availability as

some sites will not accommodate either.  This

is a perfect park for tear drop trailers, small

RVs and truck bed campers. Have a Westfalia?

You’ll feel right at home.


Hookups? Yes, a few sites have electricity and water for a small fee.


Generators OK? No, sorry. Schoolhouse is a heritage park and the noise of generators is inconsistent with our our theme.


How long can I stay? 14 days. This is a true tent campground. We do not allow permanent residents.


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What forms of payment do you take? Cash only. No Credit cards. No Checks. There is a bank in town with ATM as well as a 24-hour Safeway. Please come prepared, fees are due at time of check in.


What is your season? We are open for Summer camping only. We are open by Memorial Day weekend (late May) and close in early October. Schoolhouse is closed during Winter. We take reservations for the current season only.

Jack, Shelley and Janis
Canoe on Russian River at Schoolhouse Campground

Reservations? Yes, but not always necessary.

We often have sites available first come first serve. Reservations are typically unnecessary on weekdays. Just come and pick a site. On weekends, reservations are recommended.


All reservations require a 2 night minimum, 3 night minimum on holidays.  While we won’t reserve a site for just one night, you are welcome to camp for one night on a first come first serve basis as a walk in (subject to availability).


Reservations may be made by telephone only. Call and leave your name, the dates you would like to visit, the amount of people and some information about your party. We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Please be sure to leave a phone number which you will answer. Our  return call will be from 707-869-2311. Some find it convenient to add our number as a contact.

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Schoolhouse Canyon Campground  12600 River Rd. Guerneville, CA  707.869.2311

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Grandpa Jack age 19

River access? We have 30 acres of riverside property. It is a five minute walk to the river but you will need to cross River road if you choose to use our small beach. The beach and property are private and are for your use while staying at the camp. the property is not open to the public. Alternatively, the bigger county beach called Sunset is just East of us as is Steelhead beach. We also recommend Johnson’s beach in Guerneville which has canoe and kayak rentals and a great snack shack.


Wineries near by? Sure, there are plenty. This is Sonoma county, wineries are everywhere. You could throw a rock and hit Korbel Champagne Cellars from here, which also has a great deli and one of the best tours around. Westside road is the most beautiful wine road in the county and begins just a mile down the street and ends in the historic town of Healdsburg.