California Campin'
It's not too late to get away for 4th of July!!!
4th of July fun

Fireworks, watermelon, and time with our families -- these are all part of the 4th of July festivities. Camping offers an opportunity for unparalleled family time … and family memories. In years to come you’ll laugh about how Susie tipped over in the canoe, or how Brad’s marshmallow caught on fire. Come “Camp California” and truly celebrate our nation's independence.

Celebrate 4th of July with Camp-California! Some parks have nearby firework displays, and others may allow you to enjoy sparklers at your campsite. Be sure to call the campground of your choice to verify your options.

As of publication time, these 98 parks still had space available for 4th of July. They are arranged in Northern, Central & Southern California areas. For realtime availability use the "Availability Search" at Camp-California.com.

 

In this Issue:

"Must Visit" Parks!!

MALIBU BEACH RV PARK

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You'll find many famous sight seeing attractions are easily accessable. If you want to get away from it all - with some active sports mixed in - then we are the place for you! It has something extra to help make your stay most enjoyable. RVs & tents. Onsite cottage rental also available.
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Orangeland
Where moments of delight become great memories! Enjoy the sunshine; pick some of our many varieties of citrus; then refresh yourself in the sparkling swimming pool or relax in the warm water of the jacuzzi. Take advantage of all that Southern California has to offer by staying in the center of it all! Big Rigs welcome, free cable TV, leashed pets welcome, wireless internet. 5 minutes close to Disneyland! Call Now!
RVing Rewards: 10% discount
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!
CalExpo

In the heart of California. Year-round facility, perfect for weekend trips or as a stopover between destinations. Visit one of the many special events held at Cal Expo throughout the year.
FACILITIES: Free WiFi, Full hook-ups, 30/50 amp service, 65 pull-throughs, laundry room, Private restroom and showers, 24-hour security and Horseshoe pit.
Near: American River Bike Trail, golf courses, bird watching, fishing, Discovery Park, rafting, Walk to restaurants, Movie theaters, Downtown attractions & shopping.

PinewoodCove
Set in pine forests near the base of the spectacular Trinity Alps Mountains, we have 22 acres of quality camping facilities & cabins for rent. Whether you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life or just wanting to enjoy the beauty of nature, you'll find it here. We have something for everyone! Reserve Now!
Marble Quarry
Scenic, quiet and restful. Large oaks and pines provide the perfect setting for your RV or tent. Cool off in our pool, enjoy our playground, tetherball, volleyball and shuffle board. Visit nearby Columbia State Park where you can tour a real gold mine, browse old time shops, saloons & restaurants. Camping experiences just don't get any better than this! Reserve Now!
Make Your Camping Reservations Online!

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

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

Searches can be performed how ever you choose; by your preferred camping date, destination or activities.

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Where in California is this??

Hi! “Camper Rick” here!

Camper Rick
"Camper Rick" &
Mr. Bear!

Summer 2009 is in full swing, and some of you have already enjoyed one or more outdoor trips to some of the great places California has to offer.

Just for fun, here’s a little test for those of you that are game . . . where is this? I have included a picture of three places in California that we've seen on our travels. Can you identify them? Have a look and if you know the locations, email me at camperrick@calarvc.com. If all three are correct, you could win a special camping trip provided by Camp-California Marketing (publishers of the Camp-California Camper’s Guide to California). If more than one person gets all three correct, we will draw one winner. Get your answers to me by July 8, or you’ll be too late!

The answers and name of the winner will be in next month’s California Campin’.

PS: Stop by and see me in Booth 111 at the Pomona RV & Travel Show at the Pomona Fairplex, June 19-21.

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Picture 1: (hint: this is a campsite in one of our Northern California parks where you will find, nearby, Yurok Indians)
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Picture 2: (hint: this is obviously a saloon. But, we need the name of the saloon, and what famous park is it located within?)
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Picture 3: (hint: no admission is charged to see this, and several other sculptures that include Prehistoric gomphotheres.)
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Fun things to do in June & July ... many near your home!

There are many fun events happening around the state in the next few months ... don't miss them! Click here to check out these events for the summer! Be sure to use the location, event category, and month dropdowns to narrow your search.

  • San Diego County Fair
  • Eastern Sierra ATV Jamboree
  • Huck Finn Jubilee Country & Bluegrass Festival
  • Monterey Bay Blue Festival
  • Festival of the Arts/Pageant of the Masters
  • Fortuna Rodeo & Barbecue
  • California WorldFest
  • Graeagle Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
  • and more ... and that's just June & July!
Featured Regions: the Central Coast & High Sierra

The Central Coast ... from Monterey to Santa Barbara!

tide poolsThis region offers long sandy beaches and rocky coastline vistas with colorful tidepools, wine country tours and artisan villages. You can surf, water ski, golf, hike, ride horseback, watch birds & Monarch butterflies. In addition there are numerous farmers markets, festivals, art shows and wine tasting opportunities.

There is much to see and do, so be prepared to take your time to explore the amazing Central Coast. More info>>


High Sierra - from Lake Almanor to Tehachapi!

High Sierra WaterskiThis area is best known for its majestic peaks, ski resorts and giant sequoias. While driving along scenic Hwy 395 you'll wander through Lone Pine where many movies have been filmed since the 1920s. Further up the road majestic Mammoth Mountain guards the highway. June Lake, Bridgeport, Walker, all the way to pristine Lake Tahoe ... none of them are to be missed. So plan to take your time to see all of Hwy 395 (free audio tour CD available).

Much of the High Sierra is accessed along numerous passes that cross from Hwy 99 in the Central Valley over to Hwy 395. Here you'll find the amazing Yosemite National Park complete with a glacier carved valley. There are quite a number of refreshing mountain lakes just waiting for your ski boat or fishing rod.

The High Sierra offers cool mountain air, an amazing view of the starry night sky and opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore vast areas unimpeded. More Info>>

 
Update on State Park Closures

On June 15, the Budget Conference Committee weighed in on the Governor's proposal to close state parks. On a divided vote, the committee voted to agree to eliminate General Fund support for state parks, but also to implement the State Park Access Pass. The State Park Access Pass would institute a $15 surcharge on vehicle license fees of non-commercial vehicles, in order to provide Californians with free day-use access to state parks and generate much-needed revenues for the system. 

See California State Parks Foundation's statement on the action, here.

This is great news, but only one step toward a final budget victory.  Since the vote was divided, this proposal still has a high hurdle to overcome, in order to be enacted.  Please TAKE ACTION and send a message to your legislator supporting the State Park Access Pass and urging the Legislature to Save Our State Parks! 

 
What' New in California!

There's always something new happening in California! Check out these new/ updated attractions:

  • ATV Tours Revisit Plumas County's Past - after visiting a museum in Portola, guests hop on an ATV for two- to three-hour ride along 1,750 acres of secluded land to see history as it happened. More>>
  • Angel Island U.S. Immigration Station Restored - after years of renovation the Immigration Station has been reopened for public visits. This center processed immigrants from 1910-1940. More>>
  • "Play it by Ear" at the Bay Area Discovery Museum - this traveling exhibition featuring whimsical creations from San Francisco Bay Area sound artists. You can tinker and play with original works of contemporary sound art, including a keyboard that activates dancing Slinkys. More>>
  • "Carried with Courage: Historic Flags from the Capitol" Collection - The State Capitol is home to a remarkable collection of nearly 50 flags dating from the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War I. More>>
  • US 395 Roadside Heritage CD-Rom - Mono County is featured in the second edition of 395 Roadside Heritage, audio tours of the Eastern Sierra. The new free CD-ROM (available at visitor information centers in Inyo and Mono Counties) includes stories of the natural and cultural history of areas along U.S. 395 in Mono County. More>>
  • Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours Expands to Paso Robles - travel back-country roads and through vineyards from tasting room to tasting room. More >>
  • Condor Base Camp Constructed - Participate in the tracking and feeding California Condors at a newly constructed condor base camp. More >>


Schedule for the "California" Airstream

AirstreamThis Airstream serves as a mobile Visitor Center including our very own Camp-California - The Camper's Guide to California.

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

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