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

Event Details

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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Event Description


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 Jamez on April 18, 2016 at 8:56am

Craig & Barbara,

Yes, the entry sneaks up on you and it is tight. Don't worry, I'm sure the gates will be open, they know we're coming! Last year was my first time at this event and there is ample room in the campground, and enough space to park and check in once you go through the gate. Go hang out down by the river on vacation beach just past  downtown Guernville, there's plenty of free parking there.

Comment by Craig & Barbara on May 7, 2016 at 2:43pm

Sure hope the weather gods are nice to us.

Comment by Kim Riggs on May 7, 2016 at 5:07pm
If not, I guess we will all have to get walkie talkies! LOL
Comment by Kim Riggs on May 7, 2016 at 9:59pm

I didn't see my friends RSVP, so I figured I would let you know that I have between 4-6 buses coming.

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on May 10, 2016 at 9:58pm

Sounds great, Kim. Thanks! See you there!

Comment by Jamez on May 11, 2016 at 3:15pm

Hot off the presses!

I've got 8.5X11 and 11x17 prints of Brett's awesome event flyer. I'll leave some at the check in and have some at my van. make sure you get one!


Comment by Bruce on May 11, 2016 at 5:14pm

Awesome Jamez... I still have this one :)

Comment by Caroline Chau on May 11, 2016 at 9:54pm
How do we go about sharing a campsite?
Do we figure this out at the entry gate ?
We assume they will want cash payment at the gate...
Comment by Craig & Barbara on May 12, 2016 at 7:07am

A question I also have. 

Comment by Jamez on May 12, 2016 at 8:30am

This is what I would follow as "rule of thumb", VW Fam veterans, please feel free agree/disagree or offer edits.

1. First come first served...
2. Double ups, triple ups, Quad ups encouraged  
3. Don't "reserve/hold" designated sites for people coming later than an hour or two after you arrive. (Please see #2)
4. There is plenty of room in this campground for everyone, don't worry (Please see #6) 
5. Expect other cool VW people to be in close vicinity (Please see #2)
6. You MUST leave all worries at the gate
7. You MUST be ready for a fun filled weekend on the river
8. You should offer Jamez beer

Comments welcome.


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