our visit was great. we had an event to go to the following day, so we needed to be able to shower. this campground was perfect. far enough below Tahoe City to be quiet, yet close enough to be able to go into town for any necessary supplies (about 15 minutes) dogs are allowed, fairly close to the beach, showers, water, fire pits and roomy sites with shrubs or trees separating campsites.
We enjoyed our stay at Moraine Park. The only downside was a lack of privacy. The campgrounds were very close together with little shade. Aside from that, it was great! There is a shuttle within the campground. The rangers were very nice and helpful! This is the closest campground to the Estes Park entrance. I highly suggest making reservations, they were completely packed but there happened to be a cancellation so we lucked out! $26 per night (including a dog if you brought yours, be aware they are not allowed on any trail in the park)
This is a nice little campground with a blast launch to lake berryessa. It's on the south west shore and close to Napa. Plenty of shade for most sites with close beach access. Store and restaurant right down the road.
If you go on a weekend be aware that a lot of young locals love to party here.
The Sacramento area gets very hot in the summer, and this campground provides some but not a ton of shade. The campground is kept very clean. There is some privacy between campsites. If you plan on going to the lake late in the evening, know that the rangers are pretty serious about their curfew. :/
If you must go through Bakersfield and rest your head somewhere for the night, this is your best bet! Large campsites, very friendly host and no oil fields in sight 😂
Showers are kept fairly clean, and a creek runs right through :)
I've been to this campground a handful of time, and keep coming back. Walk up sites, clean restrooms, private beach, you can bring the pup and it's off the beaten track a bit. There are a LOT of raccoons, so pack up your stuff well. There are bathrooms and showers.
We've always like zephyr cove as it's a bit away from the south shore hectic crowds. Zephyr cove rv park has a ton of rvs, but rent camping as well. Sites are very close together with some shade depending on the site. Lots of bees this year, so bring an epipen if you're allergic. Bathrooms aren't kept very clean, but the campground is very large so there are a lot of people going in and out. Staff was very friendly. Close access to the lake, and a bar is within walking distance. This is bear country, so be prepared and don't leave food out! A neighboring site left a ton of food out and a very large and hungry bear made himself comfortable.
Dog friendly :)
This is good for tent or rv camping. Close to the beach in south shore tahoe. South shore is very touristy, this place in particular is a ways off from the casinos and night life so that's nice. But with such a big campground, you're constantly surrounded by a lot of people. There are some sweet bike trails. There is an ice cream and coffee shop. If you want to fancy camp this is a good spot for you. If you want to be in nature with less people, head up to north shore. (The beaches are nicer imo)
Camp 4 is great if you want somewhere to lay your head on the cheap. It is right in the valley, so it is close to a lot of hikes and climbs! Its only $4 per person, up to 6 people per site. Everyone in your site shares the bench and firepit. My only complaint is that you get there as early as possible in hopes that you can get a spot for the night, Wait in line the whole morning and you may or may not get it. We were fortunate enough to get a spot, but I felt bad for those who spent their whole morning hoping to get in and wasting some good exploring hours!
I recommend getting there very early (7am should be fine depending on the day) setting up chairs in line, have your coffee and a book. Have fun and enjoy the views while you wait :)
I absolutely love this campground. We stayed here for thanksgiving, so it was fairly quiet when we were there. The trails are well marked, and there are plenty of them! The sites have a lot of room and privacy (We stayed at campsite 1) Most sites are within redwood groves. We'll definitely go back! Maybe we'll see you there this thanksgiving!
This was a wonderful experience for us! If you are looking to be in solitude in nature this is not the place for you. It's very close to Denver, with every amenity you could think Of! This isn't how we usually camp, but after 4 days of driving and hiking we needed this mini oasis! Clean showers, bathrooms, laundry rooms and playgrounds. Even the fire pits were spotless. There are even vending machines and WiFi 😂
Pets okay on leash, lots of bunnies hopping around so keep an eye on your little buddy.
No hookups, but rvs welcome. We had both tents and trailers. Short hike to ocean views, but no beach. Bathrooms were clean, no showers. Great spot to camp if you want to get away from big cities. Beautiful drive either north or south on hwy 1. Very small, so reserve your spot early! We went in Oct. So it wasn't too crowded.
This place is great! We decided to swing through Moab and arches national park on our way to Denver. It is a blm site, only $15 per car and right off the road near a few trails. All first come first serve sites, so arrive early if possible! Plenty of space between sites with fire pits and benches. No running water, so bring your own! Situated on the Colorado river and surrounded by amazing rock formations!! Definitely worth a visit!
I love limekiln state park. It is a little south of big sur, and may be difficult to drive to from hwy 1 south with the bridge construction. That being said, if you are able to head here I highly recommend it! You can camp near the beach or in the redwoods. There are a couple of short trails to both a waterfall and the limekilns. I absolutely love this park!