The Best California RV Parks

The Best California RV Parks
The Golden State of California has national parks, hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, rocky wind-swept sea-cliffs and cosmopolitan cities such as San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. Visitors to California can enjoy desert hiking and mountain biking around Joshua Tree, mountaineering and rock-climbing in Yosemite National Park and surfing the breaks at San Onofre and Leo Carrillo Beaches. RV travelers have several highly regarded and reviewed RV parks to rest and use as base-camps for an exploration of California.

Yosemite Pines RV Park and Resort

The Yosemite Pines RV Park and Resort enjoys top ratings from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, Guest First RV, and calarvc.com. Travel blog "Ratestogo.com" has placed the Yosemite Pines in its "Top Ten RV Parks in North America." The Yosemite Pines are near Yosemite National Park where visitors can find hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, river rafting and wildlife photography. The RV park has sites for most sizes of rigs. Site hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed. There are hot showers, private bathrooms, a laundry facility, picnicking grounds, and a dump station. In addition to the activities at Yosemite National park, the area has public lands where visitors can enjoy mountain biking and fishing.

Yosemite Pines RV Park and Resort
20450 Old Highway 120
Groveland, CA 95321
209-962-7690
yosemitepinesrv.com/

Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground

Southern California has an array of desert mesas and parks. Joshua Tree National Park is an austere desert park with many opportunities for rock-climbing, bouldering and desert hiking. The Joshua Tree RV and Campground is a unique park for the Joshua Tree region as it is on a lake, a rarity for the desert. Guests can enjoy desert exploration and cool off with a swim in the lake at the end of the day. Anglers can fish the lake in the hot desert sun. Astronomers and star-gazers can take advantage of the clear night skies at the campground and watch the night skies for celestial bodies and stars. The RV park has been a choice for rock-climbing visitors to the region. RV sites have standard water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric. Pets are allowed. There are hot showers, bathrooms and a laundry room for guest comfort.

Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground
2601 Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
760-366-1213
jtlake.com

Chula Vista RV Resort

The Chula Vista RV Resort is on the beaches of northern San Diego. It has received Woodall's five-star rating. The resort has sites for RVs of most sizes. Guests have access to surfing, swimming, snorkeling, kite-surfing, boogie-boarding and sea-kayaking right form the RV resort. Pets are allowed if leashed. Hot showers, bathrooms, a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness room and a laundry are amenities at the resort. The San Diego Zoo and Sea World are within 45 minutes of Chula Vista RV Resort. Hiking trails can be found at Torrey Pines State Reserve north of the resort by a 30-minute drive.

Chula Vista RV Resort
460 Sandpiper Way
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-8872
chulavistarv.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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