Brannan Island State Recreational Area Campground

We stayed in Site 107, Olympic Loop, at this year-round campground. The park is near our hometown and family who live in the North Bay area, although we have never camped here until now.

The location is very convenient for us:

17645 California Hwy 160
Rio Vista, CA 
(916) 777-6671

We booked this site for Labor Day Weekend because it was available during a busy, holiday weekend and was close to a reunion we attended in Vallejo, as well as our families.

Here is our review:

Campground Information:

Site #107 – we liked #110 the best (handicapped), but all others were similar.

Reservations needed by:  

Reservations can be made all year by going to:

Or calling: 800.444.7075


Not a very aesthetically pleasing campground.  Especially the RV loop which is very small. The individual sites are close together as well. Some trees, but very dry and brown grounds even though surrounded by water. Regular RV sites are $50 per night including an $8.00 reservation fee.


This photo was taken by John from an empty site next to ours.

The campground offered:

Amenities included 30 amp electrical, water, 8′ picnic tables and fire pits. Hubby liked the dump site.  Tent sites do not have power or water. Hubby liked the dump area – very convenient sanitary system set up on a loop. There was a very nice day use area with boat launches and nice, green grounds with picnic tables.

The park has a ten lane launch ramp, over 140 campsites and areas for picnicking and swimming. Flush toilets and outdoor cold showers are available.

Places visited and things to remember next time:

We met some very nice people as always. We had an issue with our battery and our neighbor, Jeff, helped John get our truck running. He and his wife had a refurbished, teal and white travel trailer from the 60’s.  Really cute!

We also met a nice couple from San Leandro with a pop-up, Bernard and Linda.  We hope to see them again in our travels.  Nice folks, but we didn’t get to know them until our last morning at camp. I wanted to stay longer to spend more time with them.

NOTE:  Do not follow GPS – we took a left on Twitchell Island Road instead of going a bit further where the Brannan Island SRA sign is. If you go over the bridge, you’ve gone to far too. Humphrey, the lost Humpback whale is no longer there – no reason to go across it! We got a very bumpy view of the entire surrounding marina areas with the premature left turn. It turned out to be a 35 minute detour. I’m surprised nothing broke in the trailer cause the road was terrible! Guess I’m a good organizer/packer!

We’ll probably stay here again, but not because it was anything spectacular, but our kids are 30 minutes away. We always enjoy spending a day at camp with our new granddaughter too.



Her 3 month old milestone! Sorry – a shameless plug for our little LauraSue. The photo was taken by her mommy at one of the boat launches in the park. That makes it OK, right?


We are still modifying and fine tuning our 5th wheel.  John made an outdoor area for our cat.  Stay tuned for a blog post on that!

See you next time !!

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