Over the past three years the park has gone from a wonderful nice quiet dock side park to a mini house rental park. Nice if you wanna rent a mini house on Noyo Harbor but, the camping family warmth is gone. The owner is a great guy but, it's a money making business now. The world changes.
We camped here in our travel trailer and had a great view of the sea. It's close to everything and you could walk into town if you liked. We saw the old car show there and street fair. There are quite a few nice shops in town. One that carries lots and lots of socks!
I must say that we have found it incredibly frustrating trying to book a site in RV parks. Owners simply do not answer phones and, even more annoyingly, they do not return calls when one leaves a message... One exception was Jennifer from Sportsman’s RV Park in Fort Bragg. Not only did she return our call, she also managed to fit us in for just one night. The park is pleasant, with a restaurant and small bar within walking distance. This park is pretty basic, but functional - all we needed for one night, as we made our way down the Pacific Coast... We enjoyed a walk down to the bluff, watching the fishing boats come in with their days catch of albacore.
Noyo Harbor is a total dump. Sportsman’s RV Park sits in the Harbor among run down and abandoned buildings. If you walk along the road outside of the park you will come across an array of drug addicts and prostitutes. Also, you need to know that there is a LOUD fog horn in the Harbor that blares every 30 seconds 24 hours a day - good luck getting any sleep. Just an awful place. Honestly, skip Fort Bragg in its entirety.
While under evacuation orders from the Camp fire, we decided to head for the coast to get away from all the smoke and bad air of the North Valley area. We wound up at Sportsmans RV park. We were two adults and 3 dogs living in a Road Trek van. Val, the host, lived up to all the compliments we had read about her and she could not have been more helpful or compassionate to our plight. As it was, this was the week of Thanksgiving and although we had earlier discussed spend that holiday at the coast, we had not planned on having to do it"on the run" from a major disaster. All in all , Sportsmans is like a little slice of Steinbeck's Cannery Row, complete with the docks, the ocean, and a few colorful characters here and there. Even with the rains that came that week, we had a wonderful stay. but the biggest surprise came about a week after we had left and I got a call from Dave, the owner, asking about our stay and were we able to return home yet. I told him no we had not and he informed me that he would not be charging us for any of the 7 days that we stayed there and left us an invitation to come back if we needed more time to get away from things. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Sportsmans RV park for your stay in Fort Bragg.…