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Old 10-15-2010, 05:12 PM  
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I'm not big on camping in populated areas. I enjoy going up to Plumas County. There are so many great places hidden up there. You can also find several camp grounds in the area. The 4 wheeling up there is wonderful.

I also camped at Pismo Beach for the first time last spring. If you don't mind hanging out with fellow campers, it is a blast! Great dunes out there. But the sand can be pretty killer!
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:21 PM  
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Just spent a few nights up at the McCloud river, around the Mt Shasta area. Awesome. Lots of trout. I just moved to this area (santa cruz) a couple months ago, so the only other place I've camped was up the Plaskett Ridge road, just off the 1 in the Big Sur area. Killer views of the ocean and cliffs from about 2500 ft up on the ridge.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:02 PM  
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Redding has a ton of cool options if you like the outdoors. Whiskeytown Lake is nearby and is a hidden gem. Not many people, lots of fishing and boating (sailing too). Great place for families.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:24 PM  
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Since it's local for me... just about anywhere in the Sierra national forest. Hundreds of places to camp. All within a couple hrs. drive for me. I prefer anywhere primitive near a stream or lake, but sometimes a developed site works, too. Mono Hot springs is one of my favs if it's not too crowded. Spent lots of time there as a kid. Huntington lake has lots of sites. Courtright lake @ the S.E. side of the Dusy/Ershim trail has some cool primitive lake side spots. (if you have a 4x4) Typically, I prefer the higher elevations.



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Old 10-19-2010, 08:48 PM  
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I like big sur also red and coyote lakes
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:30 PM  
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We did most of our camping in the Mendocino National Forest.

Out side of Weaverville are some great places.

Also over on the coast north of Fort Bragg.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:06 PM  
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Thanks for the recommendations guys! I have been looking for a few good camping spots and cant wait to try some of these out! Anybody have any good places to stay in a cabin, my wife hates camping so its hard to get her to go for more than 1 night unless there is a cabin! Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:25 PM  
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Used to camp a lot at Cherry Creek near Jonesville past Butte Meadows.

Some of our current favorites are:
  • Dispersed camping NW of Shaver Lake. Tons of OHV trails nearby to explore.
  • Upper Chiquito of Beasore Rd. north of Bass Lake. Huge campsites, beautiful area, close to a couple OHV trails.
  • Soquel up off of Sky Ranch Rd. north of Oakhurst.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:03 PM  
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didn't skiddey make a thread like this? only it was like about hiking, camping and backpacking.

but yeah kings canyon/sequoia national parks are a great place to go camping.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:25 PM  
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For ocean camping in a campground with facilities, Jalama in Santa Barbara County and Wrights Beach in Sonoma County are hard to beat.
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