Camping: To do: 1. Shaver Lake-2hr, 2. Kirk Creek, Big Sur-3.5hr, 3.Refugio State Beach-3.75hr, 4. Saddlebag, Yosemite-4.5hr, 5. Summerdale, Sierra-2 hr, 6. Butano, Bay Area-4 hr, 7. Pinnacles-2.25hr, 8. Lower Billy Creek-2.25hr, 9. North Beach, Pismo-2.75hr, 10. Ricardo, Mojave-3.25hr, 11. Trapper Springs, Shaver-3hr. To do again: Cold Springs-3hr Vacations Spots California, California Camps, California Campground, Campground In California, Best Beach In California, Places To Camps In California, Shaver Lakes, California Vacations Spots, Outdoor Adventure
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur: With a priceless perch over the Pacific and only two hike-in campsites, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is more private paradise than crowded campground—which is why the sites are usually booked six months out. From site 1, shaded under Monterey cypress, you can sip your morning joe to the bark of sea lions. $30; no potable water; parks.ca.gov/jpb
Best secret campground Red rocks, no crowd. When the sun goes down at Utah's Canyonlands National Park, 99.99 percent of the people drive back to Moab. But the knowing few set up their tent, trailer, or RV at Willow Flat, the only drive-in campground in the area, which rises 1,000 feet above the surrounding country.
California: 36 best campgrounds. This site is FANTASTIC! Has a lot of great info on campgrounds in Cali, (and everywhere else) it also has fun things like the best camping meals. Also packing lists and gear suggestions. Will be using a lot this summer :)
"Last-minute camping in the Northwest" Five great no-reservation campgrounds in Oregon and Washington. Plus - in case it’s full - a nearby alternate campground. State parks and commercially operated campgrounds. Source: 'Sunset' Magazine 2011. Pictured: Palouse Falls State Park, photo by Don Geyer/Alamy.
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