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Another Prize added to RV Giveaway!

ElMonteWhile someone WILL WIN the SlingShot ultralight trailer at the California State Fair on July 27, a new prize has been added ...
El Monte RV
is providing a one-week Class C rental as the 2nd prize for the RVing REWARDS! scratcher drawing. So even if you have an RV, now you can take a non-RVing friend with you! Be sure to get your scratchers! You can enter as often as you like.

Entering to win is simple:

  • Just camp at one of our parks that distribute RVing REWARDS! Scratchers
  • Upon registration ask for a scratcher
  • Scratch off the film ... you could be a semi-finalist! And, even if you're not, you will reveal free camping, or another valuable prize.
  • Until you get out in your RV, you can mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to RVing REWARDS! Scratcher, 205 Sharon Way, Roseville, CA 95678 and you'll be mailed one.
    (Limit one per household.)

Be sure your camping plans before mid-July include at least one park that distributes scratchers!
It's that simple! Find out more>

Last month we asked you what your "Favorite type of pickup" was. Ford is in the lead with Chevy close behind. Vote now> View poll results>

Come Enjoy the Festivities at the California State Fair!

California Camping Adventures at the State FairA great line-up of camping-type activities are being scheduled for the California Camping Adventures interactive exhibit at the State Fair in Sacramento July 24-27.

Both camping enthusiasts and those who are "not so sure" will enjoy the games and fun waiting in store for them. Bring the whole family and participate in tent set-up races, Chubby bunny marshmallow contest, balloon stomp, water balloon toss, traditional sack races, geocache treasure hunt and more!

Come check out the Crossroads Ultralight trailer and the truck that can pull it. And, you can register to be one of the finalist for the RV giveaway chosen on a daily basis from state fair attendees. Come learn about the latest and greatest in camping and RV gear and trends!

Representatives from campgrounds across the state will be there to showcase their park and destination. They will inspire you to go camping!

Check out the next California Campin' for more event information!

Going GREEN - Tips for RVers

Going GreenEnergy Saving Power Strips
Did you know all those electronics and appliances you have plugged into your RV still use electricity even when they are turned off?  But who can remember to unplug everything each time it is used?  You don’t have to remember with this Smart Power strip that senses when your electronics are shut off and automatically stops them from drawing power.  The Smart Power Strip can be purchased at here for $39.  Get some for your home and your RV!
Information provided by Meaghan Bertram of Vineyard RV Park.

North Coast

Dramatic contrasts mark the landscape here, offering an enchanting choice of vistas. Drives along the rugged coast bring unexpected and exhilarating views. Vineyards and wineries, redwood forests, and rolling hills offer tranquility and beauty.

As the name suggests, this region hugs the coast in the northern portion of the state. This region extends from Smith River in the north, to Napa in the south.

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

Dad deserves a break ... GO CAMPING!

Father's Day is June 20 and the hardworking dad in your life deserves a break! You can make all the plans and take him away from the stress of daily life. What does he like to do ... golf, fish (you can fish for salmon this year!), crab, read a book, hike to the top of mountains, or just listen to the crackle of a campfire ... Whatever it is! You can give it to him for Father's Day!

There are campsites available across California ... just follow this link and click on the "Reserve A Campsite" button in the gray bar. Input your arrival and departure date, select California and click Search.

If you get too many options, you can return to the search page and narrow your search by selecting some amenity options or a region where you'd like to camp ... and click Search!

Choose a park and click on the reserve button ... it's that easy! Won't he be surprised when you hand him the keys and say let's go ... we're all packed and ready to share in an adventure!

Go Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing in California?Salmon

Yes you can! This year the Department of Fish & Game has opened the ENTIRE CALIFORNIA COAST for Salmon fishing!! That doesn't happen every year. Last year portions of the California coast were closed to salmon fishing. The year, the whole coast is open until September.

This is a good time to try your hand at catching salmon in the ocean. There are specific regulations ... Read DFG flier for more information> Wouldn't freshly caught salmon eaten outdoors with your RVing buddies be fabulous! Make plans today!

RVing Tip - Avoid Nasty Surprises Near Your Propane Tank

spiderDo you have problems with nasty spiders setting up housekeeping in your propane tank compartment? In spite of inspecting your propane tanks and assuring there are no obvious leaks, sometime propane tank compartments can have a slightly sweet smell. This smell is attractive to spiders, especially black widow spiders! An easy way to counteract this is to put some moth balls or hang a flea collar on your propane tank. This fills the compartment with a smell that is not attractive to spiders ... And they’ll search for somewhere else to make their home!

"Where in California" is this?

In April there were NO CORRECT ANSWERS for our contest ... Guess the photos were too difficult to identify. This month we are trying something different. Below is a description of 3 photos found in the 2010 camping guide. You just need to read the description and search the guide for the photo. If you don't have a guide handy you can browse the guide here> (you can also find a link at

Picture 1: Somewhere in the guide is a picture of a "hot air baloon" floating above Mount Shasta. What page in the guide is the picture located? And, how many parks are listed on that same page that are giving away "scratchers" (so guests have a shot at winning the Crossroads Slingshot trailer at the Claifornia State Fair in July; details on the inside back cover of the guide)?
Picture 2: Somewhere in the guide there is a picture of a frog jumping from left to right. On what page is he presented? And, how many parks listed on the same page honor the RVing REWARDS! card?
Picture 3 (tiebreaker): Somewhere in the guide is a picture of a couple enjoying a jacuzzi while reading books. What page are they presented on? And, what is the name of the park they are at? (Hint: this park received the 2009-2010 "Small Park of the Year" award.) 
Good luck searching ... Have fun ... you can win a free camping weekend! Email Camper Rick with your guesses by June 10! Contest Rules>

Answers to April's "Where in California"

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Picture 1:
Hint: Stay at this park to access San Diego attractions.
This is All Season RV Park - found on page 274 in the 2010 camping guide.
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Picture 2:
Hint: This course is located in the Warner Mountains of California.
This is Likely Place Golf Course in Likely CA (northeast corner of California) – 18 holes, 72 par, 6610 yards with an NCGA slope rating of 121.
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This is the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, approx. 90 mi north of Sacramento - The Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands in the Sacramento Valley of California. The Refuges and easements are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; they serve as resting and feeding areas for nearly half the migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.
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California Events and Fun Happenings!

Spring has arrived and summer is around the corner!!! There are many festivals and events you won't want to miss in May and June! A number of parks are offering special activities for Memorial Day - just put "Memorial" in the title search at the calendar of events to find them!

There so much more!!! Search the Calendar of Events for your favorite!

Memorial Day

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Flag City RV Park

Cal Expo RV Park

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