Andrew D.

Palm Desert , CA

Joined June 2018

Santee Camping

Camping in grass and dirt patches with some large trees for shade. Warmer temperatures in the summer make you wish you were farther northeast in the mountains… but his area in east county SD is nice location for hiking Iron mountain or Potato chip rock.

Like the ther their review mentions, it is more of an RV zone from time to time, and it is a more rural area where the folks come out with fireworks during the holidays… but you can find some privacy around the six lakes

Lakeside Camping

My family and I have camped at Boca Resivior while living in Truckee for 15 years. It’s a well kept locals secret, leading to flat waters and many undisturbed camping nights.

The campgrounds is just about half a mile from the boat ramp.

Camping in the Forest

More han 140 campsites available with flish toilets, water, and large campsites for groups. Rangers drove by each night to keep the larger parties quiet past 10pm.

Best thing anout this cakpground round is proximity to the Berry Creek Falls… a huge series of water falls on a super long and strenuous hike.

Camping in the heart of Joshua Tree

First come first served campgrounds, no reservations and only 18 sites. Amazing rocks, night skies, and climbing to do all around. This campground offers much of the same opportunities as other campgrounds (proximity to hiking, wonderful features, and close drive to farther destinations)

pit toilets and no water available.

Camp near Arch rock

This is a smaller campgrounds in Joshua Tree with only 15 sites and no amenities.

Best thing about this campgrounds is that Arch Rock trail is there for your sunrise and sunset needs. Scramble the boulders as well.

The campground is is pretty much in the middle of the park, great proximity to the other features in the south, west and farther north.

Camping at Stampede

We loved camping at Logger Campground bear the Truckee Tahoe area. Put your boat in the water, set up camp, enjoy the long weekend with all sorts of water sports and tree climbing.

camping with tent or RV is available.

Fire pits are taller than I’m used to, so build a bigger fire because the temps drop a lot overnight.

Jumbo Rocks

This popular campgrounds is first come first served so it fills up quickly every day. With just a simple scramble over the rocks, will feel like the entire park is your backyard.

Small firepits, sturdy tables, and pretty flat sites all around.

Cakpgrounds is a shirt nature trail walk away from Skull rock and other awesome trails to split rock, face rock, and other cool features

No hammocks attatched to joshua trees!

Sunset - Kings Canyon

Camping at higher elevation near popular attractions like Grant Grove, the visitor center, gift shop and market. The front section of the campground filled up with several crowds during a mid June weekend, though our area in the southwest was secluded.

We stayed three nights at spot 101 and it was spacious, shady, near a fallen tree, and on the edge of a loop so has a lot of area.

I had read that sit s 37-41 have the ultimate view of the sunset. I hoped that we would be lucky enough to get it, but our site proved to be just as great.

Flish toilets, bear canisters, potable water, and great sites.

Volcanic Country Camping

There are 4 tent sites and 20+ RV sites.

9 miles away from the Lassen Volcanic NP southwestern entrance.

They have restrooms and showers (one stall and one shower for men and one and one for women).

There are are two fire pits for the “community” but we were the only tent campers for two nights in the middle of June. Each site has a picnic table and charcoal only bbq also.

Mill Creek Capground - Del Norte REDW

Very lush greenery, tall redwoods, and fun features in this campground. Hollowed burned tree stumps for exploring and hiding out, staircases leading to spacious grounds, plus ferns and berries everywhere make this campground nearly perfect. Square footag, privacy, and fun features will vary greatly between sites…

Make reservations in advance for this campground in order to stay for 2 or more nights. One night stays need no reservation. However the grounds fill up quickly as the campgrounds seasonal opening is highly anticipated by many campers.

NO hanging hammocks or items from trees

Fog rolls through daily and nightly, and critters like chipmunks and banana slugs ventured through our site.

Pinnacles East Campground

Campgrounds at Pinnacles NP are only accessed on the east side of the park and there is not a thru road connecting the west and east side. Must enter on EAST side for camping.

Many sites at the beginning area of the campgrounds are RV/Tent accessible and are unshaded, rocky dirt, and have little privacy between sites.

Reccommended to drive further toward to oak trees for amazing sites with much more shade, lush grounds, and extreme privacy. #57 is a gigantic tent site behind a little creek.

All campfires and charcoal were prohibited during our one night stay on June 6, 2018… and may continue to be prohibited during summer months due to fire danger. Check their website for restrictions that are subject to sudden change.

Restrooms were limited during our stay as well due to “problems with septic”. Portable restrooms are available at each real restroom, though they are unshaded at times and can be uncomfortable during the heat of the day. Running water restrooms are available at the Bear Gulch Trailhead about a mile west of the campground (drive your vehicle)

East Pine Campgrounds

There are a variety of campsites and campgrounds in this park. Some tent only, some RV/tents, and also some tent only (walk-in sites). There are four separate campgrounds. Plenty of greenery, blackberry bushes, lush tree shade, and excellent restrooms equipped with showers as well. The park boasts its seal watching area