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Now I'm living over in Arizona mind you.I was born and raised in Cali but I am still amazed at the camp spots over in California I never new were there.I just finished a good read about the "lost coast" in Cal.

Mattole Campground
Location: North end of King Range at the beach. U.S. 101 at Garberville, South Fork/Honeydew, or Ferndale exits. Follow signs toward Petrolia, turn on Lighthouse Road to ocean.

Facilities: 14 tent/trailer campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, no hookups. Potable water. Check it out.Anybody been there?

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We've never been to that campground, but we've driven past a few of the BLM campsites along the gravel road north of Shelter Cove. They were very nice and inexpensive.
I've been there. One of my top 3 spots to camp in NorCal. Keep it between us!
Here's alink to a post about us getting there last fall: http://www.bigbluevw.com/2009/09/big-blues-labor-day-weekend-in-nor...
Yep, been there...... Haven't spent the night there, though. I usually just stealth camp in that part of the state. There are a couple of choice pull outs on the lighthouse road. The Usal road between Rockport and Honeydew has many stealthy pullouts that are high up on the cliffs with wonderful views of the Pacific. Beware if taking the Usal North, as it is a rough road for a bus, and the descent in to Honeydew is really steep and loose..... You need to have good tires, and your brakes in perfect working order for that hill. I went down that grade in a really heavy rainstorm once, and had some scary brake fade and slide-age on the muddy road. (I was in first gear.) I even had to cut a fallen tree with an axe to get through. Was an exciting adventure for sure! The North Coast of California, is a great place to take your bus. I go there often.
Woah!

Swiftriver said:
Yep, been there...... Haven't spent the night there, though. I usually just stealth camp in that part of the state. There are a couple of choice pull outs on the lighthouse road. The Usal road between Rockport and Honeydew has many stealthy pullouts that are high up on the cliffs with wonderful views of the Pacific. Beware if taking the Usal North, as it is a rough road for a bus, and the descent in to Honeydew is really steep and loose..... You need to have good tires, and your brakes in perfect working order for that hill. I went down that grade in a really heavy rainstorm once, and had some scary brake fade and slide-age on the muddy road. (I was in first gear.) I even had to cut a fallen tree with an axe to get through. Was an exciting adventure for sure! The North Coast of California, is a great place to take your bus. I go there often.

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