The campsites are spread out nicely so you have a lot of privacy. Some of the sites are huge! We staying in one for 7 days with a large group of 12-14 people- it never felt crowed. There are various footpaths that lead down to the water and you can easily set up your typical boat beach camps. Review the site map for access.
A great place to stay if you love to paddle board, swim, kayak, canoe, jet ski, etc.
Great views at the campground and lots of hiking trails nearby- including one that leads to a waterfall.
Quiet spot right off the highway. There’s a cute general store for general supplies. The firewood there was pretty lightweight, so I recommend bringing your own hardwood.
Hot showers available with outlets to recharge phones, use hairdryers, etc.
I’ve camped here with 14+ high school students and it was great. Safe, protected and not a lot of trouble to get into. Lots of sites available in various sizes. The redwoods make great cover and dampen the distance sound travels. But heads up, the needles make for a slippery track, have had some issues backing vans out of deep spots before.
Lots of cute foot paths.
Gets cold at night, make sure to bring extra blankets!
The cabins seem reasonably priced for the spread, but I haven’t stayed in one before.
Friendly and helpful management- call ahead for choice spot reservation.
Pulled through here after a week of camping nearby off the drain. Nothing fancy, just the dump station hole and a hose nearby. Lots of room to pull in from the highway and easy to pull out. Free!
This is a well maintained RV and tent camping resort. It’s great for kids that want to ride bikes around the sites- but be careful of the river, it’s swift. The RV and tent sites are in two separate areas, with more updated amenities available for RVs like hot showers. Shared pool site. Lots of great trails to weave through the campground on a mountain bike.
One downside- it can be hot. Not a lot of tree cover for the RV sites- make sure you bring shade with you. Luckily, there’s a nice cool river to swim in!
Fires are restricted sometimes in the summer. Some sites require a membership.
Local grocery and pizza, frozen yogurt available within walking distance.
Lots of great fishing, floating, and kayak accessibly. Bring tubes and life vests. Poles and bait.
Last time I went was in the early spring, so the roads were a little sloppy. Cars can get in and out pretty easy, but pay attention to tire slip.
Sites were clean and in open space.
Lots of hikes nearby with some cool leftovers from various forest service project. There are some cool footbridges around, but sometimes they are closed in winter.
Not a lot of firewood options, so bring your own.
Great place to relax and enjoy the water. Pretty cold in the off season, and pretty swift for littles. Hot and isolated, bring water or a filter. No cell service, so check in on your needs around Pine Flat lake.
There’s a beautiful view here, and a lot of peace and solitude- as long as you’re willing to share the space with mosquitos! The water is shallow and warm, so not great for fishing in the late summer. Lots of algae, so swimming can be eh, too. Paddle board paradise, though.
General tent spots available with picnic tables. The campground itself is tucked back in the trees with fewer spots than some of the more popular spots near by. Close to the creek. A little uneven on the ground front, but enough choices to make due. This site is mostly shaded, so can be colder than other setups around.
Great place to kick back with family and friends. It’s about 1-1.25 hour(s) from towns, so you’ll need to plan ahead for supplies like ice and essentials. Some local fishing traffic, meaning you’ll see more people in the sites than actually staying there.
Great fly fishing or general trout fishing along the bay up and down. Be sure to check local fishing g regulations about barbs and live bait.
Pre-Covid, Chester, CA was a great town spot to grab a local breakfast or meal- not sure about that now. Good grocery/gas/supply spots are there as well.