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California campsite reviews and info


California campsite reviews and info

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Please post all your campground info here.

We have found that one of the coolest functions of this group is that VW owners can now get campground advice from other VW owners. This allows us to share info like what sites can take 2 VWs, what sites are flat enough to camp and what sites allow for a group camp.

Please leave this forum California-specific information.

Discussion Forum

Location of Fernwood, Big Sur 5 Replies

I've seen this campground in SE Colorado, but the description reads like it's on the California coast. What do you think? Can the icon be moved or renamed?MichaelContinue

Started by Michael Hughes. Last reply by Kevin Hibbs Jan 18, 2017.

El Moro/Crystal Cove Campground

Just got back from this campground. It is located between Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach, there are sites with power and sites without  every site has an ocean view and the sites are good size, some…Continue

Started by tom powell Dec 3, 2014.

Delta camping 8 Replies

Greetings.  IMO, camping anywhere in the Delta can be fun if you can find the right spot.It seems to me that most CG's are catered to the RV crowd.  That doesn't make them bad people.But when that…Continue

Started by regis101. Last reply by regis101 Jun 23, 2014.

Portola Redwoods State Park 1 Reply

Portola Redwoods State Park is located near La Honda, CA and highway 84. It's $35 a night for vehicle campsites. There are plenty of sites for two or more buses to camp together very easily. There's…Continue

Started by Charles Muccia. Last reply by regis101 May 18, 2014.

Whisky Falls 2013

Greetings.  This place is east of Madera about 60ish miles.  The last nine miles are slow going.  It was in the low hun's so I didn't stay long although camping gear was in hand.  The CG didn't turn…Continue

Started by regis101 Jul 10, 2013.

North of Sacto 5 Replies

Hey, all.  Found this site while browsing for group sites.Might seem pricey at first but with 10 or so vehicles it ain't too bad.  160/night…Continue

Started by regis101. Last reply by Brett Budlong Nov 29, 2012.

Malakoff Diggins State Park 2 Replies

I did some reconnaissance at Malakoff Diggins State Park on July 4.  It's a very nice campground with 30 sites.  There are hiking trails leading right from the campground to the historic village and…Continue

Started by westywoman (Melissa). Last reply by Steve(Toby) Goldman Jun 27, 2011.

On the CA-Oregon Border-Goose Lake Recreation Area 2 Replies

Technically, the park is in Oregon. But if you are traveling to/from Maupin and looking for a campground that has hot showers and shore power to charge up all your gadgets, I can recommend Goose Lake…Continue

Started by westywoman (Melissa). Last reply by westywoman (Melissa) Jun 24, 2011.

Live Oak Riverfront Park, California

From John: Hi, folks! I just came back from looking at a campground on the Feather River, 55 miles north of Sacramento. It's very much like the Sandy Beach Campground at Rio Vista except for the lack…Continue

Started by Big Blue's Driver Mar 8, 2011.

Mt. Madonna County park (Santa Clara County)

Wow! Mt. Madonna County Park (Santa Clara County) has added 3 sizes of yurts to the the camping options. The off-season prices are $35- $75/night. The $35 size covers six people. An outdoor picnic…Continue

Started by westywoman (Melissa) Mar 1, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Romy on November 17, 2009 at 11:11am
This could be ridiculously awesome if we could have a click on map for where these places are located. And damn Brett, were you compiling this list or is this just off the top of your head?!?
Comment by Big Blue's Driver on November 17, 2009 at 12:20pm
I agree on the map thing and am working on it but it will take some time. I want to add it as a tab to the top to take you to a VW Camper Family Google Map. And, these reviews were mostly from "Lost Campers", a blog I used to write. There are more coming...
Comment by james day on September 3, 2010 at 10:13pm
Brett, I might be help you with the Google map thing. Sounds like a good idea.--Phyllis (of Phyllis and Jamie)
Comment by Big Blue's Driver on December 16, 2010 at 10:51pm

Note: we created a Google map. right now, only a few of us have access to update it. We will get it up to date and then discuss the best way to keep it updated.

Comment by Jeremy Nix on May 19, 2011 at 10:16pm
Lived four years in SOCAL. Oceanside, CA to be exact... well the Tri-County area anyway. I was driving Amphibious Assault Vehicles for the Marine Corps. Lived near the beach, worked on the beach... pretty much everyday for four years. I miss the ocean.  Gotta head West soon.
Comment by Klaus Gerhard Schulze on January 2, 2012 at 7:39pm

Camped at Castaic Lake, CA in Santa Clarita.  Good get together spot, 65 spaces.  2 lakes for fishing, swimming and boating.  Great views.   

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Comment by Larry Steffen on April 28, 2012 at 6:46pm
A little known Monterey campground above Monterey High school is the city Veterans Memorial Park in the pine trees overlooking Monterey and the bay. Big green lawn and park with equipment for kids and clean rest rooms.


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