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Old 02-22-2013, 03:13 PM   #29
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Particularly if you have kids, Pfeifer Big Sur state park is both gorgeous and fun. It is right on the big sur river - so you are close to beach but also have river and redwood forest options. One of our top favorites to camp in.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #30
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Regarding Wrights Lake, it is super hard to get a reservation, especially for a campsite large and flat enough for a trailer. I've camped there on and off the past 20 years, both tent and with a pop-up. Never with a larger trailer. Some sites aren't that level, I've struggled at times to get my pop-up level.

As I recall, the sites closest to the stream are the most level. Stay away from the sites furthest from the stream. The road in, at least the last mile or two is really really bumpy. Unless you drive about 5 mph your trailer will catch some air. Once there it is awesome!
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Regarding Wrights Lake, it is super hard to get a reservation, especially for a campsite large and flat enough for a trailer. I've camped there on and off the past 20 years, both tent and with a pop-up. Never with a larger trailer. Some sites aren't that level, I've struggled at times to get my pop-up level.

As I recall, the sites closest to the stream are the most level. Stay away from the sites furthest from the stream. The road in, at least the last mile or two is really really bumpy. Unless you drive about 5 mph your trailer will catch some air. Once there it is awesome!
I would recommend a day trip to Wright's to scope it out before towing a trailer to there. There are plenty of level, paved and flat sites. We haven't made reservations for there in years......part in knowing the best days to arrive and part in knowing.......someone.

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #32
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I would recommend a day trip to Wright's to scope it out before towing a trailer to there. There are plenty of level, paved and flat sites. We haven't made reservations for there in years......part in knowing the best days to arrive and part in knowing.......someone.

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Well, Neil, after the rally at Casini, I will know YOU. So, hook a sister up! Wrights Lake looks like the place I've seen in my dreams.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #33
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #34
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The snow at Wright's has to melt b'fore you can get in. Last year was a heavy snow....they didn't open the camground until July 23.

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #35
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We just returned from a few days at Kirk Creek. A beautiful place to camp.
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We just returned from a few days at Kirk Creek. A beautiful place to camp.
Yes, Kirk Creek is great. However not many campsites are trailer friendly. But it is so beautiful that you WILL make it work!

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #37
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:15 AM   #38
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I've been all over California Coast. My hubby was born in Monterey and grew up in Carmel Valley, so hes had the best of both worlds!! Our favorite places to go (and we go every year!) Is to Half Moon Bay, Bidega Bay, Big Sir, Kirk Creek and Joshua Tree National Park I haven't had the chance to go to Yosemite, but he really wants to take me there, so maybe this year!!

I heard it is beautiful there...
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Oh Ridge / June Lake

We try and get up to the Oh Ridge campground at June Lake right after Labor Day week end. No hook ups but many of the sites have sit down views of the lake, Twin Falls and Carson Peak. The crowds are gone and you have no problem getting a site even if you just show up without reservations.

There is an RV resort accross the way that has hot showers on the cheap. The little town of June Lake is just down the road and the campground is right off Hwy 395.

The campground is set up in circles so you have elbow room between sites.

We stay they and then do day trips into the Yosemite high country via Tioga Pass Road. Mammoth, Mono Lake, Bodie are some of the local sites in the area.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:31 AM   #40
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[SQUOTE=FreshAir;1264520]Yes, it's dry camping. We have adapted to staying up to 2 weeks at a time. A generator to recharge with. We use the clean chemical pit toilets when we can, (trailer potty for night time visits). Also a 'blue boy' should we top our b-tank. Grey water 'can' go into a gopher hole. Nearest dump station is 8 miles away. Further for supplies including gas. So stock up before arriving. We usually plan a convertible ride to Lake Tahoe which is just on the other side of that mountain in the pictures. I've seen a few large moho's and 30+ foot trailers there but there is a couple of low and high center spots in the road in. All roads in are paved. I recommend the west road in rather the road from Kyburtz. That road is steep and windy for the first few of the 8 miles to Wright's. The road (Ice House Rd) in from about 15 miles west of Kyburtz on US 50 is best if you are towing. No cell reception (there is a 'cell phone hill' with a short hike) and with some sites you can zero in on a TV satellite. Canoeing, kayaking and swiming in the lake is fabulous. Elevation is 7000' so the season is short. July 4th to the end of October or the 1st snowfall. We like August and September as the skeeters are more tolerable then. Reservations are open the weeked after the 4th of July through Labor Day. Sometimes you can get a site during the week days. Weekends are totally full all summer. The campground is US Forrest Service managed.

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Wrights Lake Campground Reservation Available

I am announcing an opportunity for anybody that would like to camp at Wrights Lake over Labor Day weekend. This campground has been discussed extensively here in this thread in earlier posts. It is one of the prettiest places to camp. Due to its popularity campsite reservations are very hard to come by. Earlier this year I successfully made reservations for two campsites over Labor Day weekend, myself and friends. Their plans changed so their loss can be your gain. Looking at Recreation.gov, the entire campground is now essentially fully reserved for this season.

Here's the offer. Once I cancel the site it will surely get gobbled up quickly. If you are interested I will offer to coordinate my cancellation at a moment you can plan to be online to grab it. It is campsite #22 (says 50' vehicle pad). It is currently reserved Sun Aug 25 2013 - Mon Sep 02 2013. So this block of dates will be set free.

Send me a note if interested. I will cancel by end of April no matter what.

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About me. I'm picking up my 2013 27FB in [hopefully] early May, so needless to say I'm excited. This is one of several places I've already booked this year. At this trip another friend with a 27FB is also coming along. So if you decide to take up the offer you won't be the only Airstream.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:16 PM   #42
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Smile Wrights Lake Campground Site

I'm posting this again. Any takers?
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