California Campin'
Take Mom Camping!!!
MomCamping

Moms like gifts ... sure they do ... but nothing warms their hearts like good times with their family.

Spring is a wonderful time to get outdoors! Flowers are blooming and the hills are green. The days are getting warmer, but the nights are still cool - great for cuddling up!

Or, if you love to ski, go camping and take a day trip to a ski resort for the last runs of the season.

For an added touch - don't forget to enjoy a box of chocolates, or a bottle of good wine ... there'll be smiles on everyone's faces!

 

In this Issue:

- Stimulate the Economy - Go on Vacation!

- "Califoria Airstream" Touring California

- Featured Regions:
   Central Valley
   Inland Empire

- Become a Facebook Fan of California Camping!

- Fun things to do in April/May

- Have Fun with your
   kids!

"Must Visit" Parks!!
Anaheim Resort
Watch the Disney fireworks from your site! Visit our resort and enjoy the comfort and convenience of a park that responds to your needs, offering the kind of amenities you've come to expect from the best. All sites are full-hookup, and several sites are pull-thrus. RVs up to 50 feet in length are welcome, and slideouts are never a problem. Laundry and sparkling restrooms, heated pool and spa are open year-round. Ride the shuttle to Disney Resorts.
Reserve Now.
MissionBay
If you seek a quiet, clean, secure environment with breathtaking location, Mission Bay RV Resort is for you. We’ve renovated our facility to ensure your time with us is memorable for all the right reasons. From our central location, you can explore all San Diego has to offer. Our welcoming staff—known for its superior customer service—will be your concierge to ensure you take advantage of your time in America ’s Finest City . Given our Bayside location—adjacent to renowned Mission Bay Park —you will be walking distance to the beach and a public golf course!”
Reserve Now.
Flying Flags
Brand new HUGE pull through sites available now as part of our $1,000,000 renovation! Award winning RV resort on California's beautiful central coast, right in Santa Barbara's wine country. Ideally located 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara, just off Hwy. 101. Fall is a great time to visit! Been here before? You won’t believe your eyes! Never been? You owe it to yourself. The best is even better now!
RESERVE NOW!

Marin Park

Just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge -- Everything San Francisco has to offer is just minutes away. Our park is  only a short 10-minute walk to the Bus and/or Ferry service into San Francisco . We are ideally located for sight-seeing of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, Muir Woods, Pt. Reyes, Napa Valley and many other California sights. This is a great time of year for a Bay Area excursion!
Call (888) 461-5199 for reservations!

Pismo_Coast_RV_Resort

08' National Park of the Year - Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is nestled right on the beach and features 400 full hookup sites, complimentary wireless internet access, cable TV, clean restrooms with hot showers; General Store; arcade; restaurant; laundromat; heated pool; bicycle rentals; miniature golf course, rv repair, and rv storage. Located within walking distance of downtown Pismo Beach.
Mid-Week Special: Check in on Sunday or Monday pay for three nights, and we'll give you the fourth night free! (Valid November through May, all four nights must be non prime time.) RESERVE NOW!

Make Your Camping Reservations Online!

ReserveNowMany of the parks at Camp-California.com allow you to secure a campsite online, giving you peace of mind.

Look for this logo when searching for the perfect place to camp!

 
Stimulate the Economy While You Vacation!

Camper RickBy "Camper Rick"

Times are tough - that's not news. But especially in tough times, folks need to get away from it all and take a break from the stress of everyday life.

Some of our family's best memories were camping vacations where we did lots of hiking, floating down the river on inner tubes, riding our bikes, playing cards, and taking afternoon naps so we could roast marshmallows and play charades into the night. And, each day included a trip to the store for ice cream!

Give your family a vacation to remember while you mosy down the road and stimulate California's economy. Enjoy the small things in life ... reserve an RV site, buy groceries in a new town, enjoy a movie, rent a bike, stroll down Main Street, fish at your favorite fishing hole, roast a marshmallow ... go camping!

Remember ... it's not about getting there ... its about the journey! While staying in one place for a week is great ... you can also take an extra day or two to get to your destination to break up the trip and enjoy local sights and attractions along the way. Meanwhile every stop and purchase you make invests in that local economy. There's no one who can stimulate our economy like we can ourselves. So, get out there ... make memories and stimulate our economy! It's fun!

 
"California Airstream" Touring California!

AirstreamIf you attended the Lifestyle festivals held in conjunction with the recent AMGEN bicycle race, you may have already seen this Airstream trailer wrapped with iconic California scenes.

This Airstream serves as a mobile Visitor Center complete with our very own California RV Travel & Camping Guide!

If you missed it, you'll have another chance April 24-26 at the California Asparagus Festival in Stockton, or May 23-24 at the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival near Pismo Beach.

Be sure to stop by, say hi to the friendly staff, and pick up your copy of the 2009 Camping Guide!

 
Featured Regions: the Central Valley & Inland Empire

CentralValleyThe Central Valley ... the greatest garden in the World!

Food and wine is abundant in this region filled with orchards, vineyards and farms. Home to many of California’s finest museums and galleries, the valley offers a wide variety of live entertainment, events and attractions welcoming visitors year-round.

One of the things this region is famous for is its fruit. Apricots are among the first fruits to ripen and are primarily available in May & June. With over 600 varieties of apricots, plums and peaches grown in California - you're sure to find fruit at it peak in numerous roadside stands all through the summer and into the fall.

Did you know the Central Valley has a wine country? It does! The area centered around Lodi is most know for Zinfandel grapes. Numerous popular wineries are located here.

The Central Valley is located in the heart of Calfornia stretching from Corning in the north to Bakersfield in the south. There's so much more to explore in the Central Valley ... be sure to take your time! More info>>

Inland Empire - Have fun in the outdoors!

flowerIn parks and plateaus and in forests and mountains, outdoor enthusiasts will find backpacking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, and skiing. On lakes and in streams, they'll enjoy boating and fishing, water-skiing and swimming. In our deserts, adventurers can hike, rock climb, camp, and even explore ancient Indian petroglyphs. And in our valleys, devotees can experience skydiving, hang-gliding and ballooning, equestrian trails, world-class wine tasting, tennis, and golf.

A visit to the Inland Empire at this time of year reveals a wide array of wildflowers. For the active RVer, you can ski at Big Bear Lake one day, ride your ATV the next, wrap it all up with relaxing in the sunshine! More Info>>

 
Are you a fan of California Camping?

Well, now you can be one on Facebook, too!

California Camping” on Facebook will be frequently updated with travel tips, exciting events and activities, photographs, special offers and other resources.

We welcome you to join us as an interactive part of California’s Camping community! Please join the discussion on our Facebook by posting your comments, experiences and photographs from your most recent outdoor RV and Camping adventures!

If you have a Facebook account already, please be sure to search for “California Camping” and become a fan. If you do not have a Facebook page, all you have to do is create a profile for yourself at www.facebook.com . It’s a fun and easy way to stay connected with friends, family – and to get the latest news on camping in California!

 
Fun things to do in April & May ... many near your home!

There are many fun events happening around the state in the next few months ... don't miss them! Check out the Calendar of Events and use the Search Events tool to find the event in which you're interested!

  • The Monarch Butterfly Migration has begun on the Central Coast-- trees covered in the beautiful orange butterflies is an amazing sight!
  • Head to Mendocino for a whole host of events featuring whales & food!
  • Extraordinary birding opportunities await you at the 13th annual Godwit Days spring migration bird festival in Arcata.
  • Ramona Pageant - come to Hemet for this outdoor pageant depicting the romantic early days of California.
  • Wild West Stampede - a week full of western fun in the Gold Country
  • Air Races in San Diego!
  • Art Festival in Carmel!
  • Strawberry Festivals - there are several around the state!
  • and more ... and that's just April & May!
Click here to check out these events and for the springl! Be sure to use the location, event category, and month dropdowns to narrow your search.
 
Ideas for fun with your kids!

Try these creative ideas for having fun with your kids:

Tell a Ghost Story Around the Campfire! There's nothing like a ghost story to enhance the atmosphere around a campfire. Don't know any ghost stories? Here's a website that will get you started. These American Folklore Stories range from Babe the Blue Ox" to the spooky "You Can't Get Out."

Ride a Rollercoaster! Share the thrill of riding a rollercoaster with your kids. There are twentyseven parks in California that have rollercoasters. Is there one on the way to your next camping trip?

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