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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: May 23

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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 Greg M. on May 19, 2017 at 9:54am

Coming down from up north.  One bus,  maybe two if it decides to run. 

Comment by Doug Vincent on May 19, 2017 at 10:39am
we're here and it's absolutely beautiful
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on May 19, 2017 at 2:15pm

Yes, as Bryce and Kathy say, Lakeport Show and Shine 16-18 June is a great event .... and I live there! It is a stunningly beautiful area, lake, mountains, vineyards and wineries, and breweries too! 
I'll be at the show on Sat 17th June. I have lots of VW parts to sell this year and a VW too, so come by my home the day before for a beer and to view :) I am only three blocks from the park where the show is. Camping in my back yard also available if you prefer a quiet, shaded spot and private bathroom facilities. 
Email me at caroleiod@gmail.com for more info.
Hope to see you all tomorrow at Bus City no.9 :)

Comment by Big Blue's Driver on May 19, 2017 at 4:30pm

Hey guys - Chris wanted me to pass on that he's going easy on us for checkout times on Sunday, since there is no one coming in behind us. Don't overstay your welcome, but feel free to move at "too-much-wine-at-previous-night's-campfire" speed.

Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on May 19, 2017 at 4:37pm

LOL! That's a great comment Big Blue. Must remember that "too-much-wine-at-previous-night's-campfire ... VW speed" phrase for another time.
This weekend in Lakeport its our annual "Lake County Wine Adventure" weekend. 27 Wineries at 24 locations around Clear Lake. See what I am giving up coming to see a bunch of VW folk :)

Comment by Amber Elliott on May 22, 2017 at 8:16am

Happy Monday! I miss it already!!!
I just have to comment on what an AWESOME weekend Rich and I had. We absolutely LOVED the event. Thanks so much to all that are responsible for allowing this weekend to happen. MUCH Appreciated :). 

Comment by Doug Vincent on May 22, 2017 at 8:22am

We had a GREAT time, and while our plans for this year probably wont have us winning The Adventurer Award next year, our kids are super excited about the trophy we won this year!! ....... get out and put some miles in, and have fun everyone!!! 

Comment by Jamez on May 22, 2017 at 9:24am

TONs of Van Fun with ya'll. 

Syd and I Thank you for a wonderful experience and all the kind sharing and laughter from such a great group of people. See you up at Halsted!

Comment by Craig & Barbara on May 22, 2017 at 12:21pm

Thanks to all who participated, for such a great time.  Very nice group to hang with for the weekend.  Will see ya next year at the next one.

Comment by Bryce & Kathy on May 22, 2017 at 12:29pm

Many, many thanks to the wonderful organizers, and to all the kind and fantastic folks who attended.

I've placed some of the snap-shot photos I took on TheSamba if you are interested. Couldn't photograph all the buses, so I am sorry if yours isn't in the snapshots I took.



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