Saw a pretty new AS at the Travis AFB campground here in NorCal (the REAL Northern California!
) and it reminded me that we verterns have a great resource that lots of times goes under/un-used - our Recreation Departments at military bases scattered around the world. There is even a catalog you can get of all the bases showing what kinds of camping facilities they have.
For example, a WELL KEPT secret is the camping ground at the Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma, CA. Located about an hour North of San Francisco, Petaluma is near both the Napa/Sonoma and the Russian River wine country. It is also a short trip to Bodega Bay (site of Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS), and more.
There are about about 15 or so sites with full hookups, a dumping station, a little mini-mart and gas station, a galley (Mess Hall), a theater, and a Consolidated Club with food and beverage service. There is also guest quarters where you can rent rooms. All you need is your active duty or retired ID card.
There is an old saying about "use it or lose it." Don't let these benefits you worked so hard to acquire go to waste.