We camped one night in a tent at Van Damme. We made reservations as we saw that the spots were starting to fill up before the week were planning on staying there along our road trip up the coast. I'm glad we made early reservations, since the campground was sold out upon our arrival.
The campground was a mix of couples, small families and large groups. Everyone was having a good time during the day and evening, but became quiet and respectful after everyone started going to bed.
The sites are nicely spaced out and some have trees. We stayed in the upper loop, which I would recommend. The spots on the inside of the "medow" loop are pretty much on grass, not many trees. The more forested sites are around the outside of the loop.
The only bummer was that the showers were ICE cold. I waited and waited for the water temperature to get warm and it just stayed cold.
If you get a chance to drive through Mendocino, they have a beautiful walk along the cliffs you can park and walk around.
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