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Parks still have space for Labor Day!

More than 85 parks across California still have space for Labor Day - and many of them offer online reservations. This is the PERFECT time to get away! The weather is great and evenings are beginning to cool off. The kids are back to school so it's time to take a break. Why not try somewhere new?
Choose from the list of parks with space available ... and pack up to go!

We've been saying, "You could win a FREE RV!" And we were right! WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thousands of interested fairgoers stopped by the California Camping Adventures interactive exhibit at the State Fair in Sacramento to have fun and learn more about camping.

Both camping enthusiasts and those who were "not so sure" enjoyed games of balloon toss, water relay races and ladderball tournaments. The winners of each game earned prizes including free Weekends of camping donated by the parks listed at

Balloon Toss
Tear Drop

Attendees were able to personally chat with representatives from the following Camp-California RV parks & campgrounds:

In addition to camping games and meeting park operators, attendees could also check out some fabulous Tear Drop Trailers - perfect for those who don't have a large tow vehicle or who just like the compact size. Using one of these is still so much better than sleeping on the ground. Besides, they are really eye catching and you'll be the talk of the neighborhood!

The Grand Prize was also on display and folks were encouraged to check it out and dream a little. Wouldn't they love to have one of their own to check out the joys of camping? Many thanks again to Happy Daze RV of Sacramento and Crossroads RV who provided the Slingshot trailer. We appreciate their support of us and are happy to reward our loyal readers!




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Tuesday night, the finalists gathered on the Promenade Stage along with representatives from Happy Daze and Crossroads. The prizes were awarded starting with the prize with the least monetary value - but still wonderful - a tent and a certificate for a weekend of free camping. The prizes grew in value until there were three left ... the RV grand prize, a week RV Rental from El Monte RV Rentals or a $1000 cash! They were all great prizes!

In the end, Mike & Gary Spiller were the winners of the coveted grand prize. This is what they had to say, " We want to Thank You for making it possible for us to win the Slingshot Trailer provided by Happy Daze R.V. We were so surprised, speechless, for sure. We enjoyed our time at the State Fair and of course when they called our Ace of Hearts as the winner, WOW. Thanks again."
Gary and Mike Spiller
Tehachapi, California

Going GreenGoing GREEN - Tips for RVers

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The Solio Solar charger is the perfect solution to charging electronics from your RV.  The charger is small and can conveniently be stored in your RV glove compartment until needed.  Just place the charger in the open fan position on your RV’s dashboard and it will be ready to go in no time!  You just buy the appropriate adaptor tips to go along with your phone, ipod ... whatever needs charging ... and use the sun's power! is available for $99.95.

Gold Country

Gold, with its glittering promise of the sweet life, once lured into this region more than 300,000 fortune seekers from the far reaches of the world. From 1848 onward, the 49ers, as they were called, staked their claims in the streams and foothills of the Sierra Nevada, covering a 300-mile-long area known as the Mother Lode. Countless events are scheduled throughout 1999 and 2000 California's Sesquicentennial is celebrated. Local parks will be able to inform you of special events in the area.

Lying just east of the Central Valley this region covers the foothills where gold was found including Sierraville and Downieville in the north and continues along Hwy 49 to Oakhurst and Coarsegold in the south. This region is a gateway to Yosemite National Park.

Stay at any of our RV parks and campgrounds and you'll be near all the fun! Learn more>

You can be published!!

We are looking for pictures of people camping - families, friends, groups, individuals. Send your pictures with a description of who's in the photo, and where it was taken and it may be included in the 2011 Camp-California Camper's Guide to California!" Email your pictures to Camper Rick!

What's New in California?

In addition to numerous festivals and events, a number of attractions around the state have opened up for the first time or are opening a new exhibit. There are so many new attractions! You'd better get planning!

  • Central Coast
    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalks Unveils New Ride
    • Go Zipping at Roaring Camp
    • Sunset's Savor the Central Coast Weekend September 30 to October
  • Central Valley
    • Delta Discovery Cruises from Stockton Marina
    • Yolo County Visitors Bureau Releases Winery Guide
    • Crocker Art Museum Hosts Free Grand Opening Celebration October 10
  • Deserts
    • Palm Springs Air Museum Hosts Ending of World War II Celebration
    • Death Valley Adds Bike Rentals and Tours
  • Gold Country
    • New Mark Twain Exhibit Opens at Angels Camp Museum
    • Wine Bike Tours in Murphys
  • High Sierra
    • First-Ever Lake Tahoe "Restaurant Week" September 5-12
    • Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education (ESICE) Releases CD
    • North Lake Tahoe Hosts Quicksilver Stand-up Paddle Board Race Series
  • Inland Empire
    • New Tasting Room Opens in Old Town Temecula
    • Temecula Valey Winery Opens Doors
  • Los Angeles
    • Dive Immersion: Your Chance to Dive in an Aquarium
    • Mr. Six's DanceCoaster Debuts at Six Flags Magic Mountain
    • King Kong 360 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • North Coast
    • Children's Redwood Forest Reopens
    • Famed Vintner Opens Unique Wine Tasting Room
    • Wine Tastings in Unusual Places - Safari West
  • Orange County
    • "Rocket Lab" and "Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination" at Discovery Science Museum
    • Disneyland Resort Debuts "World of Color" and "Silly Symphony Swings"
  • San Diego
    • "Lizards & Snakes: Alive!" Opens October 16 at San Diego Natural History Museum
    • San Diego Museum Presents New Exhibit
    • San Francisco
    • Wine Excursions with Master Sommelier
  • Shasta Cascade
    • Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp Offers New Water Feature, GPS Adventures
    • Gateway Science Museum Opens in Chico

California Events and Fun Happenings!

Summer is nearly over and fall is approaching. There are so many fun things to do!!! There are many festivals and events you won't want to miss in September!

There so much more!!! Search the Calendar of Events! You may find your next adventure there!

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