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Bus City 2016 - the Eighth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

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Bus City 2016 - the Eighth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

Time: May 20, 2016 at 6pm to May 22, 2016 at 7pm
Location: Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
Street: 2600 River Rd
City/Town: Guerneville, CA 95446
Website or Map: http://www.schoolhousecanyon.…
Event Type: campout
Organized By: Big Blue's Driver
Latest Activity: Mar 6

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Let me explain that further - the campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. Don't ruin it. If you call, the answering message will say it's not open until memorial day. If you show up the Wednesday or Thursday before, they will not be open. Please do not call the campground or show up before Friday. We've been doing this for 6 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks!

Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries!

For those of you who have been, you know why you come back.

Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

Campsite - first 2 people and 1 vehicle - $35/night
Extra people $5 per person/night

Extra vehicle $5/night

Dogs $5  - no Pit Bulls or aggressive dogs/night

RV or Trailer Up-charge $15/night

Late Checkout Fee $5 per person
Day Use / Visitor Fee $5 per person or dog

Electricity $7/night

Seasoned Firewood Bundle $6

Hot Shower just 25¢ per min.

Forms of payment: Cash only

*All Prices Subject to County Occupancy Tax

We will be announcing the winner of the Schoolhouse Canyon Park / VW Camper Family "Adventurer Award". The award will be awarded to the bus that drives the most miles between Bus City 7 and Bus City 8. Buses must be present at the campout in 2016 (and had to be at 2015) to win!

Also Schoolhouse owns 30 acres across the street and a private beach just for the campground. It's just a five minute walk down the river trail. So bring your swim suits!

Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

Comment Wall

Comment by Maria Cordell on March 29, 2016 at 9:39am

I'm not going to be able to come up there before Saturday morning, but I think I'll try even at the risk of not finding a place to camp. At least I can make a day of it!

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on March 29, 2016 at 10:01am

Maria - we'll make sure there's space for you on Saturday. It's never filled up in the past, but if it happened to, someone would share their space.

Comment by Cikan Vuz on March 29, 2016 at 10:28am

I am still trying to figure out the budget. I now get that it will be 105 if camping all three days, not 35 for the event, plus food and other necessities.  My big cost will be gas getting there and back. and, trying to map away with least traffic in the SF area.

Comment by Craig & Barbara on March 31, 2016 at 7:16pm

Isn't it more like $35/night?  If so, I see $70 per camper (Friday and Saturday nights).  Out by noon on Sunday.   Please confirm.

How early on Friday can we arrive?

How late on Sunday can we remain without being charged an extra day?

Comment by Cikan Vuz on April 1, 2016 at 8:04am

you are right, 70 for friday and saturday,  I was adding in other camping since I would drive back on Monday to avoid sunday traffic  ;)

Comment by Craig & Barbara on April 1, 2016 at 8:50am

Actually that sounds wonderful, but my wife needs to be at work early Mon, while I sleep in.... :-)

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on April 1, 2016 at 11:04pm

Hey guys - yeah, sorry. I added "/night" to all the daily fees. You're right. BUT, don't forget that you can share a spot. so 2 buses on the same spot would be like $40 a night divided by 2 - so $20 a night (maybe more if you have more people in your bus). It's pretty easy to share a spot if you want to.

I'll find out how early you can arrive on Friday but assume around noon for now.

Checkout is 11am.

Comment by Craig & Barbara on April 13, 2016 at 1:03pm

Weather suppose to be wonderful this weekend, so think we'll do a test drive up to the area and back down along the coast on Sunday.   That or stay home and pull weeds......hmmmmm.

Comment by Gene Burris on April 14, 2016 at 8:29am

Pulling weeds = 300 calories

Partying on the coast = 800 calories

Easy choice

Comment by Craig & Barbara on April 18, 2016 at 7:21am

OK, so yesterday we drove up to the campgrounds knowing that they were closed but still wanted to check it out.   I immediately noticed that there is a very small driveway and question for those who get there early, where do you line up while waiting for the gates to open up?  The traffic on River road was flying past the entrance and just can't imagine too many westy's being able to line up along that road.  Yes/No?


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