We were lucky enough to get a stay in a cabin in Camp Meeker as a wedding present. It's a cool little village with a pop of like 450. No businesses. It's really close to Occidental.
Lots of totem poles
We passed this smoked salmon place and turned around. Was it highway one? We were on our way to Bodega Bay. Going south.
This was the guy selling the salmon. He was so cool! He and Scott talked books for like half an hour. I have never seen two people with such a close match for reading tastes. It was uncanny. He recommended a couple of things to me, too, but those two dudes were on the same wavelength. This guy just sits in his trailer with his dog and he has customers stopping every few minutes.
beach in the Sonoma Park area
I highly recommend Lucas Wharf restaurant in Bodega Bay. They have an excellent fisherman's stew that two people can split (we got a rec from an old timer) and they had Russian River Happy Hops on draft! When do you ever see that? Never, that's when.
Camp Meeker sign
canoeing in the Russian River. I recommend that, too. Burke's Canoe, 60 bucks per canoe, they pick you up in a bus at the end