Question: Where should i start a one year camping trip in California?
I am planning on taking a bus to California by Dec., taking only camping gear, and seeing what happens. I plan on finding some work before leaving, but i will leave work or no work. I would like to rough it for at least a year, where is a good location for me to start out? Provided I have little to no knowledge of the area and only what is strapped to my back.
Answer by Edwina W
if your going to start in the winter…start in the SOUTH.
Summer start in the North. But what ever you do Go TO YOEMITE and plan to stay at the very least a week NO MATTER what time of year it is. Great camping and hiking, rafting, bikes, etc.
Question: Does anyone know any good camping spots in Northern California?
I’m looking for a camp site to go fishing and camping along a river in Northern California. I’m planning to go with my girlfriend and 2 other couples and none of us have really gone camping before so it would be nice if it wasn’t too rugged and out there. We are from the bay area so we were thinking of someplace near Sacramento. The location is pretty flexible, I just don’t want to drive to the Oregeon border.
Answer by chris w
Lake shasta, Antlers resort. last visit there had a great time.
Question: What camping ground is good for eighteen to twenty year olds in California?
I want to go camping with a bunch of my friends near or on a beach site. I was thinking Santa Barabara or Pismo beach but most of them say that it is RV only. So if you know of any camping sites where they have amenities such as showers, toilets and grills…and they allow tents inform me please. thanks!
Answer by Joany R
most all lakes,, north or south california?? big tress is cool.. so is yosemite. then simple camping, like del val in livermore .
Question: What are the 5 best camping areas on the Northern Coast of California?
We are looking for great camping areas north of San Francisco along the coast. We want to stay fairly close to the ocean, have dogs, bikes, hiking shoes and a tent. We will go as far as the Oregon border but hopefully not that far.
We hope to stay in 2-3 different locations with different environments.
What are your favorite camping areas and why?
Thanks so much!
Answer by Walking_Paycheck
My favorites are:
Van Damme State Park just south of Mendocino. This park has a sheltered cove that is great for kayaking (tours available), and a really nice trail up the Little River. Mendocino is worth a visit.
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (Elk Prairie Campground). This park has wonderful redwood forests. Don’t miss the drive out to the coast. The hike through Fern Canyon is a must.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (almost to the Oregon border, but the best campground on the list). This is a spectacular campground on the banks of the Smith River. Stout Grove is just across the river from the campground and is one of the most magnificent groves of redwoods I’ve ever seen. The drive on Howland Hill road is incredible (dirt road, passable in most cars).
MacKerricher State Park. On the coast with lots of harbor seals.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Albee Creek Campground (may not have trailer sites). The nearby Rockefeller Forest is the largest old-growth redwood forest left in California. Rumors are that the tallest tree in the world is in this grove, but the people who measure these things are pretty secretive.
Question: Where to go for hiking and beach close to southern california?
My bf and I want to take a mini vacation but we’re not sure where to go? We’re looking to not spend a lot but this would also be our first time hiking so nothing too serious. We have to days free so looking for something adventurous to do.
Answer by Muppet
Crystal Cove State Park has a nice beach and hiking trails. Their tide-pools are fun to check out and their rocky bluffs have some interesting patterns.
In northern San Diego County Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve has a nice beach and hiking trails. I went in the Spring when the hills were covered with wildflowers.
Since it’s summertime bring a lot of water with you. When you only have half your water turn and go back. It’s hot out on the hiking trails, even when they are close to the ocean. Most of the vegetation is dead right now, but if you live around here than you already know that. Wear shoes with nubby soles. Flat soled running shoes will cause you to slide on the steeper paths.