Kathleen D.
Burbank, CA
Joined November 2018
Camping with a 29 foot C Class. I retired 8/2018 so it’s time to enjoy camping during the week! No more weekend craziness for me! I can now book virtually at the last minute! Feeling Blessed!

We landed here via the DYRT App!  Traveling up through Oregon and looking for full hook up, we found Turtle Rock!  

It was nice, clean and an easy walk to beach if you can climb a very short rocky hill!  Really not a problem but for people that may have a disability, it might be. 

The road is above as you’re facing the ocean and you go under it to the beach along a river that lets out at Turtle Rock!  

There’s a store and a Mexican restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Campground users receive 10% off!  

I enjoyed our stay!

On the river

Dry camping on the Kern River!  Has showers and is walking distance to Kernville park and town stores and restaurants.  

This campground is known for the epic live music weekend parties and events!  

It can get very packed and some spaces are way to close together.  If you can snag a river front spot, it’s great!

Not near the Kern River

This Campground is not near the river or the lake water. It does have a pool though!  LOL. 

We were just glad we brought a vehicle so we could leave to explore the river and sequoia trees!  

We did have shade and full hook up. There’s a water feature that sprays water in the air and a playground.  There was a store and laundry I think!  We really didn’t spend much time there. 

I’ll never go back there only because I prefer to be on water. 

The photos are not from the campground but these shots are some of what you can see in the area.

Sunsets and Sand

Quick and easy is my trips to Thornhill Broome!

5 miles north of Neptune’s Net, Los Angeles/Ventura county line at Point Magu Rock! 

Depending on the time of year, the beach may be very rocky or it may be smooth. This is not a great beach to swim and if you tent camp, be sure to know where the high tide line is!  

The bathrooms are out houses. No showers but there is water facets scattered across the road.  This is dry camping only but you can dump after your stay at Sycamore Cyn campground which is only a mile or so away. 

This campground is a line of spaces right on the beach and up against PCH. The car noise does slow down at night so you can hear the waves crashing!

The winds can kick up pretty good here also!  Be prepared to baton down the hatches!  

There are dolphins and seals that swim back and forth. Pelicans and sea gulls. If you’re really lucky, you might see whales!  

There’s a camp host selling wood but nothing around unless you drive back to Neptune’s. 

Dogs need to be on a lease…despite my video!  LOL 

You will be sited if they catch your dog off lease!


The Avenue of the Giants Redwood Highway has always been one of my all time favorite places!  

I recently camped at the Giant Redwood RV park and it didn’t disappoint!  

Although it was early August, we were lucky enough to find half the campground empty and the weather was perfect!  

This little gem is a short walk down to the sandy beach on the Eel River and has a few giant redwoods in the campground to marvel over!  

There was electric and water hook up and a dump station only.  The campsites are gravel but there was grassy areas around us. 

The owners are very nice and they have a small store there also. 

My only complaints are that the street you have to drive down is not very pleasant. It had a broken trailer on the side of the road that appeared to be there a very long time, among other unpleasant sights!  Once you get through the gated area to the park, it’s lovely and you feel secure but going down that street was sad. 

Although I shower in my rv, I decided to use the one there so I could avoid filling my gray water tank. It was a nice shower but there was only the one in the restroom near me. They could use a few more showers!  

All and all, we loved it there and will be returning another time!

Change of Winds!

I have been camping here since 1975!
Jalama is a gem and for us old timers, watching it get popular was hard to take!
This campground has beach front, a middle section and upper tears with some electric. It has two group sites and also cabins & trailers to rent. The store serves famous Jalama burgers and has supplies if needed! It also sells Jalama shirts, some have art on them from my friend Alan!
The beach is very big and beautiful. Sunsets are beautiful! Be prepared for winds as this campground can blow at times and it’s no joke when the Jalama winds kick up!
There are pay hot showers and a dump station for RV’s.
It has a horse shoe pit, playground and plenty of areas along the river and on the beach to explore!
There is no cell service but there is wi-fi and a pay phone. Bring a prepaid phone card if you need the phone.
I love Jalama!

Beach Camping and Beautiful Sunsets!

I have been camping here for many years. The sunsets are always beautiful and the weather is usually awesome!
The shoreline may be covered in rocks or not, it depends on the tides and the past storms. This is not a great swimming beach but if relaxing, short walks and sunsets are your thing, it’s a great spot.
The ocean has some resident sea doggies and dolphins which are always fun to watch! Might even spot a 🐳 whale at the right time of year!
The campground is getting smaller as Mother Nature has been taking her beach back. Previous storms have taken a lot of the north end and a couple on the south end.
The toilets are out houses and there is some water across the campground road. The camp host has wood for sale. The highway can be loud at times but it will quite down at night so you can hear waves and rocks rolling. Oh and bring your own shade. Winds can kick up so be prepared!
I have an RV but if you tent camp, watch the tide water marks and monitor your distance or you might just get wet! LOL. Happy Camping! 🏖⛺️