Giant redwoods, sandy beaches, Yosemite's El Capitan, golf in Palm Springs--visitors can find hundreds of ways to enjoy California RV camping, from full luxury RV resorts to primitive, dry campsites.
Full-service RV resorts abound in California. Whether the itinerary includes a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, a golf resort in Palm Springs, or a beach in Southern California, RV campers can find a suitable facility. Woodall's campground directory can help. The website is listed in the References section.
National parks preserve some of the nation's finest natural settings. RVers are encouraged to make reservations to stay in Joshua Tree National Park (just north of Interstate 10); Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley National Park (in central California); and at most campgrounds in Yosemite.
It's still possible to get away from the crowd, enjoy the night sky and drink in the sounds of nature when you set up a dry camp (no hookups) in one of the state's more primitive campgrounds. Most spots suitable for RVs are found in national forests.
Most California casinos allow guests to spend a night dry camping in the parking lot. Some casinos provide RV parks for gambling guests; check out Feather Falls Casino in Oroville and Pechanga Casino in Temecula.
Seasoned or novice, the best RVers are courteous RVers. A few simple rules will add to the moment: pick up after pets and children; observe quiet hours (no generators, please); and respect other campers' personal space.
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