Best Tent Camping-Northern California-5th Edition  by Wendy Speicher

Best Tent Camping-Northern California-5th Edition Guide Book

by Wendy Speicher (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping-Northern California-5th Edition  by Wendy Speicher
The Golden State provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? Wendy Speicher has traversed the entire region, from coastal Santa Cruz to rugged Yosemite to the forested Oregon border, and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot!

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping-Northern California-5th Edition" Guide Book
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Drive 5 miles off US 101 on Mattole Road through incredible stands of redwoods (use daytime headlights) and come to Albee Creek Campground 0.3 mile up an access road on the right. This beautiful ...
Weott, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Not to be confused with Antlers RV Park & Campground, which is a private campground just a quarter mile down the road, Antlers Campground offers one of many opportunities for tent camping around ...
Lakehead, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Eagle Lake is so uniquely beautiful that you have to go there, and it is so far from anywhere that you have to stay for a while. Don’t bother lugging food supplies all the way to Eagle Lake—buy everyt ...
Susanville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding areas overflow with outdoor recreation opportunities. Tall, voluminous mountains draped in wintry white blankets become lush oases for summer camping. Sapphire ...
Benton, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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This park is the granddaddy of all the incredible California state parks. Big Basin has wonderful camping, as well as tent cabins with interior wood stoves. Lovely Wastahi Campground is all walk-in te ...
Boulder Creek, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Head up Blue Lakes Road near Carson Pass, but make certain you have all your ice and supplies, because it’s a long way back to town. The nearest shopping is at Woodfords, or up over the pass and down ...
Markleeville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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All roads that lead to Buckeye Campground also pass the Burger Barn in Bridgeport. Anytime is a good time for an everything-on-it burger, wrapped in wax paper, at the outside tables of this ageless mo ...
Bridgeport, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Drive along the windswept coast and turn inland on country roads baked golden in the sun. Turn up the canyon drained by Little Butano Creek and suddenly you are in a redwood rain forest—what an enchan ...
Pescadero, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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The towering white peak of Mount Shasta stands center stage in far north-central California, gathering attention from every direction and vantage point. And while there are great outdoor opportunities ...
Mount Shasta, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Crater Lake Campground has the most unexpected charm. You drive off CA 44 across a railroad track toward a mountain in the distance. The mostly dirt road (only 7 miles) winds up around a volcanic cone ...
Susanville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Lake Tahoe, the queen of California lakes, faces a mountain of woes—population and pollution threaten the lake’s natural beauty—but if you come to D. L. Bliss State Park and hike down the Rubicon Trai ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
All rangers will tell you Dillon Creek Campground is a good campground. “Ah, Dillon,” the rangers say and smile. “The river down there is nice.” Rangers love Dillon because it is a model campground. T ...
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This pretty campground is perfect for families. Just off US 101, Elk Prairie Campground has all the amenities—flush toilets, hot showers, secluded campsites set off in redwoods and maples, and a meado ...
Orick, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
As summer heat sizzles off the Central Valley floor, campers and cliff jumpers flock to Lower Falls on the McCloud River like seagulls to an opened bag of chips on the beach. This is river ...
McCloud, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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First off—Quaking Aspen Campground and Toiyabe Campground are just different loops in one campground in Grover Hot Springs State Park. Secondly, it is a family park. If you’re looking for ...
Markleeville, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Here’s another beautiful campground in Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) land. As usual, the campground is well conceived and well tended. PG&E is mindful of its image and sets out to curry favor with the ...
Quincy, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Medicine Lake is beautiful. Hemlock Campground is the first of the three campgrounds you come to on the east side of the lake. After Hemlock you reach A. H. Hogue, and then Medicine Lake. All th ...
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In a parallel universe, there would be no Hendy Woods State Park Campgrounds. In 2011, when 70 California state parks were on the chopping block, Hendy Woods was scheduled for closure in 2012. At that ...
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This campground is my favorite campground in the Sierra Nevada. At 8,600 feet, the campsites are by the pretty Highland Lakes, in a valley full of bright wildflowers. If you can get in on the road to ...
Arnold, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
For hundreds of years people have camped on the flat at Indian Well. This is the only level, open ground nearby. Soft pumice covers most of the rocks, so it is easy to pitch a shelter and sleep on the ...
Tulelake, CA - Campgrounds - Trail Length: 0
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