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You don't have to go to Yosemite to see Waterfalls!

California has more than 100 significant waterfalls, many of which are
close to campgrounds and easily accessible on foot

McWay FallsThe waterfalls at Yosemite National Park are among the most famous in the world. But Yosemite is by no means the only place to see waterfalls in California, particularly after a wet winter like we had this year.

“There are more than 100 significant waterfalls in California, many of which are easily accessible for those who enjoy a short walk or day hike in the Great Outdoors,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

Find out where the waterfalls are ...


There's Still Space for the 4th of July!

Far HorizonsWant to get away for the holiday weekend? It's not too late!! While parks are indeed filling fast, there are still wonderful parks across California that have space available for the holiday weekend.

And, we've done the hard work for you ... we've compiled a list of parks that have told us they still have space. Of course, this can change fast, but this list is a great place to start to find your perfect campsite. The list includes a link to their webpage and an indication if they accept online reservations.Parks with space available for the 4th of July>

There may be additional RV parks and campgrounds with available campsite that did not report to us. So if you're specifically interested in a park not included on this list you are encouraged to call them directly and ask about availability.Search for a park now>

Our calendar of events is filled with 4th of July activities .... parades, RV decorating contests, pancake breakfasts, cook-outs ... and more! Check that out for extra fun things to do!


RVing REWARDS PointsNew for RVing REWARDS! Points!
... Win with just one 10 point card.

Are you saving RVing REWARDS! Points? You should be! Now, you have a new option utilizing your points for prizes.

  1. Do you like a sure thing and have a bit of patience? Then , save up your points for free camping prizes. And once you have enough points accumulated, redeem them for the prize of your choice.
  2. Or, if you like more immediate action, mail just one 10-point card to our office to be included in a monthly drawing for a free camping prize (your choice of 2 offers). Winners will be announced here in the California Campin'.

Drawing will be held August 5 for point cards received by July 31. The prize is your choice of:


Updated Recalls for Refrigerators

RV Camping Season is now upon us and due to recent updates, many RV owners are unaware that their RV refrigerator may have been recalled.  Between Dometic and Norcold, there are over two million refrigerators that could be a Fire Hazard.

Dometic Recall Information - We found this information on a website. "If you previously paid to repair or replace a Dometic refrigerator that failed due to this defect, you can be reimbursed for your costs pursuant to Dometic´s Pre-Notification Reimbursement Program. To be eligible for reimbursement under that Program, you must complete and submit the required form and provide the necessary documentation. The Program and form can be obtained by calling 1-888-446-5157."
Find an authorized Dometic Service Center>

Norcold Recall information - including models recalled and authorized service centers.


Poll: When you go camping, what type of equipment do you use?

family_rv... a motorhome, tent, toy hauler, rental ... don't have any yet?

Visit the home page of Camp-California.com and participate in our poll! So far fifth wheels and trailers are the most popular. Facebook users can take the poll too.

Poll Results: Last month, for the first time we ran our poll on Facebook as well as Camp-California.com. We asked, "When you're planning a camping trip ... what do you try to find first?"

Both groups indicated that "Location" was the first thing -- but after agreeing on the first answer, the groups parted paths. The most notable disagreement is a whopping 24% of website users look for the type of camping they like first (lake, desert, etc) while none of the Facebook users selected that option.

Answer
Facebook user
Camp-California.com user
Location ... near home or an attraction
42%
29%
Date ... I know when I can go, so I'm looking for any campsites available
21%
23%
Specific campground ... favorites or one that's been recommended
25%
10%
Events ... I first search for something interesting to do
8%
5%
Type... I look for lakes, desert, etc first
0%
24%
Activities ... I search for golfing, fishing etc first
4%
8%

Click here to view the results of this and other surveys.


Road to Big Sur Reopens ... from Carmel to Cambria

Highway 1 between Cambria and Carmel reopened on June 10 for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists for the first time since mid-March.

A series of landslides and a roadway slip-away had kept the All-American Byway closed at one spot or another since March 16, stranding visitors, residents and workers on two long cul-de-sacs for which the impassible mid-point kept switching locations.

Some slow-down areas remain along the 100-mile stretch of scenic highway, including at Rocky Creek at the north end of Big Sur, with a stoplight reversing one-way traffic. That was where part of the highway literally vanished into the sea, and permanent repairs there will be under way for some time.

Updated information can be found at various websites:
CalTrans:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.  Enter Hwy 1 and click search.
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/


High Sierra

The majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, the highest on the continent, is an outdoor-adventure seeker's paradise. The range is home to the largest, deepest, alpine lake in North America, wilderness areas with pines and giant sequoias, spectacular falls, tranquil valleys and meadowlands, resorts, and historic Old West towns.

This region lies east of the Gold County and up to the Nevada border. It ofen has an elevation of more than 5000 ft. It includes Lake Almanor in the north, continuing past Lake Tahoe and on past Bishop down to Tehachapi in the south.

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


California Events and Fun Happenings!

Summer is here!! Children are out of school ... there's so much to do!!! If you like festivals, enter "festival" in the Calendar of Events search box. There are many 4th of July celebrations scheduled at our parks ... so check out the calendar and get camping!

There's so much more!!! Search the Calendar of Events for events throughout the winter and spring! Or, plan now for the summer! You may find your next adventure there!

 

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