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Clear Lake Campground in Clearlake California provides about 40 full hookup RV and tent camping sites in an upgraded location. Packed dirt roads and parking pads with large shade trees and direct access to the lake. Situated in an urban setting Clear Lake is a lesser known destination with a unique vintage appeal. Guests have access to restrooms with showers, a small office, fishing and boating.
McConnell State Recreation Area Campground near Livingston California provides 20+ primitive tent and small RV camping sites adjacent to the Merced River. Rustic in nature the campsites include picnic tables and fire rings with access to a bathroom and the waters edge. An unknown location advanced reservations are available but not necessarily needed. Wooded setting RVs are very limited by length.
Several small campsites are equipped with tables and grills, and drinking water and two restrooms are nearby. Campers must use the self-registration envelopes. Fees are posted at the park entrance. Though the parking lot is limited to 20 spaces, the group campground can serve groups up to 50 people. It has a large barbecue pit, sinks, water, work and serving areas, picnic tables and benches. Groups must register in advance for camping. Most of the picnic sites have tables and grills, and are under the shade of a grove of box elders and valley oaks. A public telephone is located at the main entrance to the park.
Sportsman Park RV Sites in Fort Bragg California provides 12 full hookup backin RV sites a few steps from the Noyo River water edge. A small community this is not fancy but is convenient. Length of units may be restricted depending upon how busy the park is. Packed dirt with picnic tables.
Sunrise Point Campground at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in San Francisco California provide 6 primitive hike in tent camping sites in the newly opened camp area (2018) on San Francisco Bay. Located just east of the former Candlestick Ballpark the campsites are located on a spit of land that stretches into the bay as one side of Jackrabbit Cove. Sites have food lockers, grills, flush toilets and safe water, although there are no showers and campfires aren’t allowed.
There’s also access to the trails and 3.4 miles of shoreline in the 151-acre state park, which was created in 1977. And the campground has an uninterrupted view across the bay — each of the six sites is no more than 30 feet from the water.
This area is famously windy, popular wind surfing spot, so be prepared to strap everything down. The area has also become popular with transients so unless you are familiar with what you are getting in to don;t come here for a great camp-spot near San Francisco.
The campground is only accessible via the San Francisco Bay Trail (hike/bike) and the San Francisco Bay Water Trail (boat) – View Map. Camping fees are $35 per night. Visitors are advised to arrive before dark, as lighting is non-existent after dark.
Rob Hill Campground at The Presidio in San Francisco California provides 4 primitive tent only group camping sites. For a nightly fee of $125 a group (no minimum size limit is noted; max size of 30 campers) can stay on the historic grounds. Advanced reservations are required and special rules apply. 4 parking spaces allotted per campsite.
From their website:
Urban dwellers accustomed to waking up to the sounds of city life will appreciate the morning chorus of breaking waves, fog horns, and bird songs at Rob Hill Campground.
Perched on four wooded acres above Baker Beach at the Presidio’s highest point, Rob Hill is the only group campground in San Francisco. Here, you can see the lights of Sutro Tower, smell the ocean, and hear the owls in their Cypress roosts. It’s easy to see why people have been sleeping under the stars – fog-shrouded as they may be at times – here for generations, beginning with the Ohlone, the first inhabitants of this area.
When the U.S. Army left the Presidio, Rob Hill was a dusty, rustic site. In 2010, it received a major facelift with the addition of upgraded group campsites; clean, well-lighted restrooms; accessible paved pathways; and a building for educational programs. Improvements were funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
Rob Hill’s modern amenities and urban location make it ideal for inexperienced or reluctant campers — you can bring your own gear or rent it at Sports Basement at Crissy Field.
Two group campsites are available for general public rental. Each site can accommodate up to 30 people and features a fire pit, a free-standing barbeque grill, food storage lockers, and picnic tables. Rob Hill has restrooms but no showers. The Great Room and Fire Circle are reserved for education programs only.
Reserving a Campsite – 2018
The campground will be open April 1 to October 31 for the 2018 season. The campground is currently full Saturdays and most Fridays.
A reservation and permit are required for camping at Rob Hill. Use of a campsite is $125 per site per night, with a maximum stay of 3 nights. Payments are by credit card only; fees are non-refundable. A minimum of three working days is required to process reservations.
We began accepting reservations for the entire 2018 season on 2/5/2018 at 9:00 am PST. Reservation requests will be processed first-come, first-served in the order that they are received via email. We do not accept reservations by phone.
Military: All veterans, retired and active duty personnel get a reduced rate on campground use. Use of campsite is $75 per site per night. Military members must present a valid military ID with application form.
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Reservations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are confirmed via email. For questions, please call the Presidio Visitor Center at (415) 561-4323. Reservations cannot be made over the phone.
RV, pop-up and camper-truck camping is not allowed in the Presidio. No hook-ups available.
Reservations begin at 12 pm and end at 11 am the following day.
Service dogs are the only pets allowed.
Alcohol, smoking, firearms, explosives, and generators are not permitted.
Campsite permits come with four parking passes. Please park in the designated parking area; illegally parked vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing by the U.S. Park Police. Additional paid parking is close by for additional vehicles.
All sites are walk-in. ADA access to the sites is available. Vehicles are not permitted in the campground proper.
Each campsite is equipped with a fire pit (you must bring your own firewood) and a fixed charcoal barbeque grill. Please do not burn wood or charcoal when there is a Spare the Air alert in effect. Visit http://www.sparetheair.org to learn more.
Quiet time is 10 pm to 6 am.
No amplified music is allowed.
The campground cannot be considered a temporary residence.
Heavy rains and high wind advisory cancels. Please call the weather hotline (415) 561-2115 for updated information.
The Great Room and Fire Circle are reserved for education programs only. Please do not disturb the groups using these spaces.
Two of Rob Hill’s four group sites are reserved for the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program, which provides youth with meaningful camping experiences. Through this ‘train the trainer’ program, the leaders of schools and community organizations are given the skills to bring groups of kids to explore the Presidio’s outdoors. These adventures offer hands-on learning and exploration. CAP leaders love “getting to know the kids in a different setting” and seeing their kids’ enthusiasm about simple natural wonders like a banana slug or the night sky. “The whole experience was truly magical!” said one CAP participant. CAP is a partnership of the Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Coachella Vineyard Estates RV Resort in Coachella California is a 200 site RV resort being developed southeast of the Vineyards Resort. A $17M development the property is part of a proposed development that will include condos and a hotel. The proposed development will have sites for RVs only, but most would consist of an RV space, plus a permanent casita with a kitchen, laundry area and living room as well as additional garage spaces.
Shelter Cove Campground and RV Park in Shelter Cove California is located on the “Lost Coast” of California. Providing full hookup RV, partial hookup RV and tent camping in an open setting on naturally irrigated soil (grass depends on recent moisture). Pull thru and backin sites on a slight grade with majestic views of the rugged Northern California Coastline. Sites have picnic tables and the office has a small store with supplies. There is a restaurant on site with tasty fried and specialty foods (popular for tourists coming to the area too).
Access to this park is via the very windy and narrow two-lane road from the Benbow Area. Novice RV drivers or those not sure about their abilities should not try this route. There are numerous switchbacks, hairpins and steep elevation changes. Call ahead to local chambers of commerce or the park for current road conditions. Although big rigs can fit in the park you are, frankly, better off not taking a large coach or trailer out to this destination. The final decent is via a long and extremely steep decent.
The Cape Mendocino Lighthouse, inactive, is located in a lot just across the road from the campground. There is a black sand beach located on the northern side of Shelter Cove. There is a boat launch located just across and down the slope from the park. The community is very very remote and primarily draws anglers, surfers and others looking to experience an incredibly remote beach experience. The RV park and campground is a place you come for the location, views and unique place to stay.
the property is immediately adjacent to a small airport for private, non commercial planes. It is lightly used by single and dual prop planes that take off or land over the cliffs of the ocean.
The Oasis Campground in Clearlake Oaks California provides primitive tent and small RV camping on a peninsula that juts into Clear Lake. Restrooms, showers and drinking water are available. Open seasonally April thru October. Guests have access to a boat launch or can fish from shore.
Pine Dell Resort & RV Park in Clearlake Park California provides full hookup RV camping in a shaded setting across the road from the lakeshore. The RV camping sites are located adjacent to the office, a new market. Guests have access to restrooms, showers and a laundry. A launch ramp is available for guests.
Note: access to this location is best suited to smaller RVs due to the roadways to the location. The roads are narrow, winding and have steep grades.
Island RV Park in Clearlake Oaks California provides full hookup backin RV sites (30 amp service) within a long term RV park. The vast majority of the sites are long term tenants with only a handful available for short term guests. Backin sites the park is situated on a one-way drive. Not recommended for larger RVs the park is a suitable option for shorter units. Rates of $30 per night paid in cash or check. Onsite owner/ manager. Direct access to the water.
Blue Lakes Village RV Park in Upper Lake California offers full hookup RV camping across CA 20 from Blue Lakes. The small park is accessed by a paved loop road with backin sites. Sites are packed gravel with concrete patios. There is a bathroom and shower house available. Propane can be filled here. A common grassy area is available as is an owned dock on the lake. The entire camping area is covered with trees.
A mix of short term sites with long term RVs, that show signs of age.
Webber Lake Campground in Sierraville California offers 45 primitive (no hookups) RV and tent camping sites adjacent to the shores of a fresh water lake. Recently opened to the public this facility provides access to a 5 mph max boating lake with boat ramp and world renown for fishing. Originally stocked in the 1800’s the land trust took over the property and maintains this setting. A 6 mile hiking trails meanders around the property through meadows. Advanced reservations are recommended.
Sites have picnic tables and fire rings and are situated on packed . Up to a 50′ max RV the sites are situated in a wooded and shaded setting (note: The smaller the RV the better due to the forested setting and tight navigation).
Portable toilets are currently in place while vault toilets and water service are being added. There is no dump station or water fill at the campground; come prepared. In addition the location is remote.
Located off paved Jackson Meadows Road the short road to the campground and all of the interior campground roads are packed gravel. Overall a very unique location to camp.
From the site: “And while few today are familiar with the campground, lake and adjoining Lacey Meadow, it was once a mainstay on the overland route to California during the Gold Rush. The last hotel along the historic Henness Pass wagon train route still stands on the property, one of the oldest standing buildings in Northern California dating back to 1860.”
Cali Lake RV Resort in Santa Clarita California (near Acton south of CA 14) provides 104 full hookup RV sites in a park operating under new ownership. Actively being improved the location has a paved roads with a mix of paved and packed gravel parking pads. Sites available for short and long term stays. Adjacent to the Santa Clarita Riverbed and Angeles National Forest.
The park currently provides an onsite restaurant, game room, and camping sites. A pool is being added and will be available in the summer of 2018.
Formerly White Rock Lake Resort the park is being upgraded and improved. Reasonably priced, for the region, rates start at $45 per night.
Riverdale Estates in Indio California provides a few full hookup backin RV sites within a mobile home community. A member of the Tricon Lifestyle Community network the park is located near La Quinta and Indio. For monthly stays or longer advance reservations are required. the park has a pool and clubhouse.
From the park: Riverdale Estates (formerly known as Bermuda Palms) is an age qualified community located in Indio, CA. Swim at the large pool, play games, dance, or lounge in the spa…California is perfect for retirees who want to relax in the sun and have some fun.
Choinumni Park Campground in Sanger California offers primitive tent and RV camping in a Fresno County Park adjacent to the Kings River. Paved roads and parking pads the campsites are available on a first come first served basis. Not well known the location tends to not fill with sites available. A local haunt be aware that there can be some folks there blowing off steam and partying a bit loud. Scenic views of the mountains and river are available. Restrooms, picnic areas and fishing available.
Lost Lake Recreational Area Campground in Friant California is a Fresno county park campground located along the shores of the San Joaquin River. Primitive tent and RV sites the park is a local favorite for its quiet location, trails and recreation areas. Picnic pavilions are available. Sites have picnic tables and BBQ stands. As of 2017 the campground has been re-opened with improvements to facilities.
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park Campground near Carlotta California offers 28 primitive small RV and tent camping sites in a remote and lesser known location. 15 miles from US 101 the park provides a rustic camping experience in a second growth Redwood forest not far from an old growth redwood forest. Campsites have no hookups but do have picnic tables and fire rings. Restrooms and water are available as are short trails within the small state park. The park roads are paved while the campsites are on dirt.
A visitor center is available and during summer ranger led events take place. The location is noted as the backdrop for the Star Wars scenes that took place in a forest.
Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground near Joshua Tree California provides partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping in a desert setting located north of Joshua Tree National Park. A small lake is located on site. The park is surrounded by desert and the park roads and sites are all on graded desert dirt. The location holds annual festivals and events. Open year round the park has a dump station available for guests to use.
Lone Wolf Colony near Apple Valley California provides full, partial and primitive hookup RV and tent camping sites at 3000′ elevation. Established in 1922 the private destination allows injured/ recovering individuals a relaxing place to recover. Paved roads with gravel pads and trees fro some shade the park is located on the outskirts of town surrounded by high desert.
Silver City Resort in Morro Bay California offers full hookup RV and mobile home sites for short and long term stays. Convenient to great area attractions, excellent shopping, restaurants, and all of the scenic beauty along the central California coast. Sites are backins on packed gravel with paved roads. Set on the eastern side of CA 1 the park is not far from the famous Morro Rock and beaches. The park advertises as 55+.