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Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

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Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

Time: May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Location: Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
Street: 12600 River Rd.
City/Town: Guerneville, CA
Event Type: campout
Organized By: Big Blue's Driver
Latest Activity: Apr 17

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Event Description


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. 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

Rates are here: http://schoolhousecanyon.com/Rates.html

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 8 and Bus City 9. Buses must be present at the campout in 2017 (and had to be at 2016) 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 Nia Crowder Tubman on May 2, 2017 at 9:39am

What is the check-in time?

This will be our first time attending. Thank you.

Comment by Gene Burris on May 3, 2017 at 8:00am

They are usually open at 1200 on Friday the 19th.

Comment by Bryce & Kathy on May 3, 2017 at 8:42am

Looking forward to this event; will be our first through/with VW Camper Family.

We will be attending with our 1967 Tin-top Westfalia. 

Hope to arrive as soon after work on the Friday as humanly possible... or rather; as VW possible

Looks like it is only roughly 70 miles for us, but we'll be fighting 101 North Friday traffic.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone.

Comment by H.L Green on May 10, 2017 at 9:42am

 Anyone driving South on 101 ? Im in the Arcata area.

Comment by Gina Brown on May 10, 2017 at 12:48pm

I read that check in time is noon on Friday, does anyone knows what is the check-out time on Sunday?

First time ever attending, have only taken my gifted 2003 VW Eurovan on two trips only. Looking forward to a lot of tips and tricks, plus some fun of course. Taking my dog Merckx and my bike.

Comment by Gene Burris on May 11, 2017 at 8:06am

I can't remember I think it is 1200. Be aware, we don't have some fun. We have LOTS OF FUN!

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on May 12, 2017 at 9:51pm

Checkout time is 11am, though I'm sure if you need a little more time and communicate with Ranger Chris, he might let you hang a little longer.

Comment by Chris Apallas on May 13, 2017 at 2:49pm

Excited to attend. I learned about this group when we actually stayed at this camp a few years ago and Chris told us about the pre-opening event. We can only make Friday night and this will be our pre-season shakedown  run. 7 month old and a 2.5 year old should keep us busy. We'll be the parents frantically chasing a van-loving toddler around camp!

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on May 14, 2017 at 7:15am

a note from Ranger Chris:

We are good to go! The camp is almost ready and we're working hard putting the finishing touches on.
It looks beautiful. I'll be opening those gates at 9 AM on Friday morning for you guys .They can trickle in anytime after that. Everything's perfect with maybe a few more mosquitoes than a normal year. Not terrible but I'd say bring some repellent early in the season like this. Other than that nothing out of the ordinary.

Comment by KampnKing on May 14, 2017 at 9:05pm

Sorry, won't be able to make it again this year.

Hope y'all have a great time!


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