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Please help save our road trip!

So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Oct 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Camping + swimming in northern California?

I'd like to go somewhere in northern California where I can camp--either tent camping or cabin-type camping--on or very near a lake that I can also swim in. Any suggestions? Pretty much anywhere from the central valley to the CA/OR border is fair game. I'd also be OK with less-rustic accommodations on or very near a swim-in-able lake.
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Labor Day Weekend first come, first served camping in California?

What are the best first come, first served camping sites within a five hour drive of Los Angeles? Sites preferably for car camping, but a mile or two of hike is also fine. Keeping in mind that this would be for this coming Labor Day weekend, i.e. tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Aug 29, 2013 - 4 answers

Resources to help locate campgrounds in the PNW

You are driving through the PNW. Suddenly, you become [tired/inspired by the scenery]. You wish to find a place to camp in your vicinity. >OPEN GLOVEBOX >LOOK MAGIC CAMPING MAP [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jun 28, 2013 - 23 answers

California road trip details

Please help us arrange some details for our California road trip! Questions about places to camp near Santa Barbara, Monterey, Sonoma, the Redwoods, and more. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on May 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Specific recommendations: Car camping on the central California coast?

Five of us from San Francisco and Los Angeles like to meet in the middle along the coast once a year and car-camp for a long weekend. The past few years we've had a blast at Limekiln State Park campground, but it's under new management now and they won't allow us to reserve a specific ('our') campsite. In case we can't get one of the spots we want there, we'd like some backups to make reservations with somewhere between the southern end of Monterey Bay and San Luis Obispo—any suggestions? Hang on, let me tell you what we liked about Limekiln. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 24, 2013 - 12 answers

Camping and hiking with kid and dog: Sierra edition

Looking for camping and hiking spots in the Sierras and foothills where I can take our 4.5-year-old son and/or our dog. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me camp in up in CA

I'd like to go camping for 2-3 days after New Year's on the Northern California coast (just south and/or north of the Bay Area) and would love your recommendations for sites. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find an awesomesauce campground in Southern California!

Looking for some suggestions for camp sites in the vicinity of Southern California for a camping trip this weekend. Amenities-wise the basics would work fine - water, a fire pit, and level ground to pitch our tent. Anything above and beyond that is icing. The campsite must allow dogs (we plan on bringing our pug, Hoggle). We really enjoy trail hiking and solitude and we most likely won't be doing any kind of water-related activities, although picturesque lakes and streams are a plus. Past places we've enjoyed camping at: -Coral Pink Sand Dunes - outside of Kanab, UT -Tanner's Flat Campground - UT -Fernwood Lodge - Big Sur, CA -Joshua Tree State Park -Malibu Creek State Park This is going to be a weekend trip so the driving distance has to be manageable. So, please, no recommendations for Redwoods National Park or Zion or something like that.
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Destinations near LA and Tucson...

Help me plan this last minute trip! West coast and the south west... [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Oct 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Socal Weekend Camping

Where, within a two-hour drive of Torrance, California, can I camp for one or two nights? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Sep 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Road trip/camping with sciatic pain?

Car camping on the California coast with sciatica? Help us find things to do that won't exacerbate the pain. [more inside]
posted by palacewalls on Jul 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Cheap driving trip from LA?

Where can I go in SoCal for a 3 day weekend? [more inside]
posted by ValkoSipuliSuola on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Camping in California but not at a camp site

Looking for beautiful places to go camping within 400 miles of Los Angeles for a couple days in August. I don't want to go to a "camp site" though. Stunning views of Rivers, Lakes, mountains or the ocean are a plus. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jul 29, 2009 - 5 answers

California beach camping?

Beach camping in Southern California? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Seeing California on the cheap

I am planning a trip to California late July with a friend and I wouldn't mind renting transportation to get around. Would it be feasible / possible to rent some kind of hippie van and sleep in it along the coast?
posted by baking soda on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Klamath Falls, Oregon attractions?

Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
posted by telstar on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Itinerary for camping and photography trip in southern california

Help me with an itinerary for a 3-day camping/photo tour of Southern California. [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Apr 13, 2009 - 4 answers

No one loves me- help me get out of town.

Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Camping and hiking in Lassen NP

Camping recommendations in/near Lassen National Park? Also, hiking/fishing spots? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Where should I go camping near Big Sur?

Where can I camp, off the beaten path, on the central coast of California? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Jun 12, 2007 - 23 answers

Northern California Backpacking in January

Is there a good place to go backpacking in January in Northern California that doesn't involve a lot of snow? [more inside]
posted by fdhidalgo on Dec 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Primitive Camping on the Pacific Coast?

I'm looking for a charming campsite on the Pacific Coast Between San Luis Obispo and San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Aug 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Camping outside the Bay Area over Labor Day

HikinginNorthernCaliforniaoverLaborDayWeekendFilter: Help me figure out the best place for a small group to go hiking and camping for two/three days, within a (half-)day's drive of Oakland/Berkeley. [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

What to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon in mid November?

I'm looking for things to do in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks this Veteran's Day weekend. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Nov 8, 2005 - 3 answers

Motorcycle Touring in CA

I live in San Jose, CA and I recently got a new (used) SV650S motorcycle. I am looking for tips with regard to doing some touring and/or camping using the bike.

Also, if you have any tips on how to have a more pleasant time getting to Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra than riding through the flotilla of bugs that is the central valley, I'm all ears.
posted by gkostolny on May 13, 2004 - 6 answers

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