California Campin'
It's not too late to get away for Memorial Day!!!

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died in military service and was first celebrated in 1868. Today we still remember our fallen heroes through a wide variety of observances many of which feature our precious flag.

For most of us, we celebrate Memorial Day by spending time with those who are precious to us ... our family & friends.

Some campgrounds have special events such as pancake breakfasts and parades to celebrate the holiday -- but all offer lots of wholesome fun and a chance to get away from the cares of our world and enjoy the outdoors.

Celebrate Memorial Day with Camp-California!
As of publication time, these 73 parks across California still had space available for Memorial Day.

 

In this Issue:

- 73 Parks that have space for Memorial Day

- "This Land is Your Land!"

- Event Calendar: May/June

- Featured Regions:
- North Coast
| San Diego

- New Rewards Discounts

- Ideas for fun with kids

- Are you a facebook fan?

- Airstream Tour Schedule

"Must Visit" Parks!!
Ocean Mesa

THE premier campground on the beautiful Central Coast, just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara, surrounded by Los Padres National Forest. Visit the tide pools at near-by El Capitan State Beach, explore our 15 miles of hiking trails, or just relax and take in the magnificent ocean views. Enjoy our ample sites with room for slide-outs. Amenities include a pool and spa, Wi-Fi, cable T.V., convenience store, snack bar, horseback riding facilities, bathhouse. CALL (866) 410-5783 FOR RESERVATIONS!

RANCHO

Come visit us at Rancho Los Coches RV Park, walk the ground where generations of the Ames family ranched for years since being granted this Land from the Mexican government in 1859. They raised pigs and crops for the Mission in San Diego and for a time the property was a stop for the old Jack-Ass Mail route which ran from San Antonio, Tx to San Diego.
Fast forward to today where we are the highest rated Good Sam park in San Diego, join us for a relaxing quiet stay. Swim, workout or take our footbridge across the creek and take your self back in time when the native Americans once roamed this land. RESERVE NOW!

Snug Harbor
Come visit the park featured on the cover of the Camp-California Camping Guide!!! We've got water, even when the lakes are low, because we are inland of the SF Bay. Its fresh water from the Sacramento River here on Steamboat Slough. Check out our live webcam to see for yourself!
Come bring your water toys and your friends. Folks without an RV can stay in one of our Snuggle Inns! RESERVE NOW!

Newport Dunes

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Hospitality! We are a 110-acre resort located in Newport Beach at the entrance to the Back Bay nature preserve. Guests can enjoy the mile of beach front with swimming and a playground on the beach for the kids. Or rent a sailboat, or pedal boat. See the Back Bay nature preserve by kayak or by land on a Segway tour. Scheduled events and activities for the family. Enjoy fine dining at our newly remodeled Back Bay Bistro restaurant.
Space still available for Memorial Day. RESERVE NOW!

GOLD COUNTRY CAMPGROUND RESORT

Pine Grove

Enjoy many amenities and resort quality camping accommodations, from RV & tent campsites, to rental cabins, vacation cottages and motel rooms. We offer a beautiful setting, fun activities for the whole family, and easy access to all the recreation the California Gold Country has to offer! Near Wine Tasting, Cave Exploration, Gold Mining Tours, Native American Sites, and more! RESERVE NOW!

Own A KOA Kampground

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Enjoy the rewarding lifestyle of campground ownership. KOA Kampgrounds are the largest chain of independently owned and operated campgrounds in North America. Each year many existing KOA business are offered for sale with opportunities for new owners to grow the business, create equity and enjoy the benefits of entrepreneurship with the added value of a franchise partner to help you via training and operational support. For more information and KOA listings for sale go to www.ownakoa.com

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!

 
Explore California's part in "This Land is Your Land"!

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California features prominently in Woody Guthrie's 1940 patriotic song, "This Land is Your Land." Have you visited all of California's contributions? Check out the lyrics and you'll see you may have some traveling to do!

... Redwood Forest, ribbon of highway, endless skyway, golden valley, diamond deserts, shining sun, wheat fields waving (so maybe ours are alfalfa or rice), dust clouds rolling, and lifting fog. California has all that and more! Why not take your RV to a new location in this great state ... there's so much to see and be inspired by. Rejuvenate your spirit as you travel and chat with fellow travelers ... you'll be smiling as you meet new friends and share experiences.

Let's go camping!!

 
Fun things to do in May & June... 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!

  • Celebrate Mushrooms & Mardi Gras at the Festival in Morgan Hill
  • Balloon & Wine Festival in Temecula
  • San Diego County Fair
  • Huck Finn Jubilee Country & Bluegrass Festival in Victorville
  • Monterey Bay Blues Festival
  • Graeagle Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
  • and more ... and that's just May & June!
Click here to check out these events and for the spring & summer! Be sure to use the location, event category, and month dropdowns to narrow your search.
 
Featured Regions: the North Coast & San Diego

The North Coast ... from Crescent City to Sonoma!

RedwoodWhere can you find wineries galore, towering redwoods, historic lighthouses, victorian villages, logging camps, thundering surf, banana slugs and a Skunk train? The North Coast!

The beautiful North Coast is known for all this and more. But more than that ... you'll find peace & quiet by tranquil streams, isolated beaches, and as you walk on a deep bed of pine needles under century old redwood trees. The pace here is slow ... thoughtful. You'll have many opportunities for reflection and rejuvenation.

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


San Diego - Sun & Fun ... way down south!

Balboa ParkCome to San Diego for its idyllic climate, miles of beaches and many attractions and activities for folks of all ages.

These activities range from lounging on the beach, surfing, hiking in the rugged Anza Borrego Desert State Park, deep-sea fishing, cheering for your favorite professional team, golfing at one of more than 90 courses, being awed by Shamu at Sea World, taking in the Pandas at the Zoo, or scoping out one of 15 museums at Balboa Park. And there's history ... the Gas Lamp District's charm takes you back to a by-gone era.

Whether you like the city or agriculture, solitude or hub-bub, quiet or nightlife ... it's all here in San Diego County! More Info>>

 
New RVing Rewards Discounts Coming!
The Camp-California Camping Guide includes the RVing Rewards card on page 5. To use it you simply show the card and get a discount at participating RV parks or campgrounds. You know which parks honor the card by finding this symbol in their listing.

To improve this program, we plan to develop a statewide discount program that is not limited to campgrounds and RV parks. We are contacting restaurants, amusement parks, retail stores, movie theatres, hair salons, pet supplies stores, etc. and asking them to honor the card, so that as you travel throughout the state or while you are still at home, you can use your RVing REWARDS! card and stretch your valuable dollars.

You can help!! Please use the link below to submit info on local merchants where you would like to save money. Please provide the contact person (i.e. manager, owner, decision maker) and mailing address, and we'll invite them to participate. The discounts will become available once as we have 1,000 merchants in place, (hopefully by Labor Day weekend).

You can send us a suggestion anytime ... just use the link at CaliforniaCampin.com.

Suggest a Business to offer Discounts.

 
Ideas for fun with your kids!

Try these creative ideas for having fun with your kids:

Make Breakfast for Dad! Father's Day is coming up (June 21) and making a breakfast dad likes doesn't have to be hard. Just grate cheese and chop omelete ingredients (cooked sausage or bacon, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, etc.). Then take a sandwich size zip-lock bag and put in a bit of his favorite ingredients. Beat up 2 eggs and pour them in the bag on top of the ingredients. Repeat for each family member. Submerge bags in large pan of simmering water, until cooked to desired doneness. Avoid allowing the bags to rest on the side of the pan because the bag can melt and allow water inside. When cooked, open bag and your bag omelet easily slides out! Top with salsa, sour cream or your choice of garnishes.

Tickle a Banana Slug! These yellow slimy creatures can be found on the Forest floors generally along California's North and Central Coasts - down to Santa Cruz. They move slowly and are a sight to see!

 
Are you a fan of California Camping?

Did you know that you can be an interactive part of the "California Campin" community on Facebook?

Become a "fan" and participate in the discussion by posting your campfire tales 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!

Tell your story here on the California-Camping Facebook page.

 
Schedule for the "California" Airstream

This Airstream serves as a mobile Visitor Center including our very own AirstreamCamp-California RV Travel & Camping Guide!

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

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