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Old 06-24-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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California Campground Suggestions

We are planning a 10 day trip sometime this summer within California. We will need a combo of full hook ups and boon docking sites. While we love the convenience of full hook ups we really love the beauty of boon docking. We would love any of your suggestions. Thank you!

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:58 AM   #2
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San Simeon State Park-i prefer their WASHBURN area which is boondocking but they have hookups in their other sites.
Lake Casitas
Pismo North Beach
Rivernook Campground
Sequoia RV Ranch
Diaz Campground Lone Pine
Boulder Creek Lone Pine

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Old 06-24-2016, 11:15 AM   #3
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You should be more specific in regards to your route and destination. California is a big state.
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:31 AM   #4
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I would highly recommend getting the Allstays Camp & RV app for your travel needs.
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:47 PM   #5
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Try Laguna Seca Recreation Area. Need to stop mid-week as racing takes over on the weekends. It's a good base camp to move South to the parks down the coast and close to Monterey if you want to do that tourist thing.

The KOA in Benbow just South of Garberville is a good basecamp for seeing the Redwoods to the North or heading South along the coast. The hwy is a bit close, but not horrible. The site layouts are shaded, spacious, and sit between a river and the golf course.

We checked out the Expo in Napa and were not impressed. It is green and has nice pads, but feels a bit artificial. It is likely the best choice for a park in close proximity to the wineries and fine eating establishments of the area.

Look at the Olema and Bodega Bay RV Parks, located on the South end of the North coast they offer a launching base for a trip up the coast and/or a tour of Point Reyes.

On the Dela, the KOA at Tower Park is centrally located, the Duck Island RV Park backs up to the river (watch out for the wind), and Brandon Island State Park is just down the road. Note the bridge on Hwy 160 to the South is under construction and subject to traffic delay. Fairfield AS dealer is a bit to the West on Hwy 12 if you need service.

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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California is a big state. In addition to what part of the state will you venture into; Northern California, mid-state, or Southern California. It would be helpful to offer specific places for you to consider if you could let us know what kind of environment you are interested in. Are you thinking coastal, lush mountains, historic and quirky, close to metropolitan features, or something else. What are your California dreams?
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:57 AM   #7
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California Camping

Thanks for your response. We are relatively new at camping in an Airstream so we are open to any and all of your favorite places in the entire state of California. We prefer not to be in campgrounds that have sites lined up right next to each other. We enjoy the ocean as long as it is not near a highway and RVs and trailers are not lined up to look like sardines; we enjoy the mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. We are not interested in 'resort' campgrounds with swimming pools and lots of activities. The more natural and being in nature, the better. While we enjoy socializing, meeting and interacting with others is not our primary reason for traveling. We are most interested in seeing the geography of California. National parks are on our bucket list. We enjoy hiking. Thanks for any suggestions you might have!
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What you're asking for will be found on state & national parks, but they won't have full hookups. Not a major problem if you use your water wisely.

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