Culp Valley

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Anza Borrego Camping

Culp Valley Campground

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Southern California, high desert; in between Temecula & Borrego Springs, CA

Culp Valley Primitive Camp Area, Anza Borrego

San Diego Deserts, San Ysidro Mountains
Montezuma Grade
Montezuma Highway, Hwy S-22

High desert elevations, large boulders, highway w/ primitive campground. No trees, but much vegetation; flat parking, large tent spots, picnic tables, vault toilet. High desert mountain pass, with boulders, canyons and many dirt roads to explore.

• Elevation: 3,350′
• Number of Sites: 10
• Vehicle Accessibility: all
• Campsites Reservation: No
• Camp Fee: No
• Length of Stay: 10 Days
• Season: October – May
• Trailheads: Grapevine Canyon, Pena Springs, Anza Borrego & PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)

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Culp Valley Trail, Grapevine Canyon, Montezuma Valley, Pena Springs, San Ysidro Mountains.

  • bouldering
  • camping
  • climbing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • off-roading
  • picnic
  • stargazing
  • wildflowers
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    2018 Wildfire Walk – Culp Valley
    https://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/9825

    Summit Post for Culp Valley
    https://www.summitpost.org/culp-valley/931432

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    OHV trails SoCal Deserts

    Sinkyone Wilderness

    Lost Coast of California

    Lost Coast California Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

    NPS  King Range National Conservation Area

    Redwood groves and wilderness meet the Pacific Ocean at the infamous Lost Coast of California. Northern California is NorCal – steep trails, creeks, waterfalls, ocean views, and coastal cliffs. Mendocino and Humboldt County has numerous redwood parks and picnic grounds located near Pacific Coast Hwy 1 & US Hwy 101. This particular wilderness area is located in between Westport and Shelter Cove, just west of Leggett, CA. Situated on the west side of US Hwy 101 and only accessible via a long dirt road. The Sinkyone wild lands are managed under the California State Park system.

    Sinkyone Wilderness hike Ranger Station 707-986-7711

    Sinkyone Wilderness access –

    North end – Needle Rock: 36 miles southwest of Garberville & Redway, California. Briceland Road west from Redway, this road becomes Mendocino County Road 435. The last 3.5 miles are unpaved, steep, & narrow. South end – Usal Beach: Approximately one hour north of Ft Bragg on PCH or 15 miles west of Leggett on PCH from Highway 101. Look for mile marker 90.88 on PCH. Turn north on small dirt road; 6 miles to Usal on unpaved, steep, narrow road.

    ROADS MAY BE IMPASSABLE IN WET WEATHER. RV’S & TRAILERS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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    LOST COAST CAMPING

    Usal Campground – USA Lumber Company staged a logging operation here in the early 1900’s. Now this remote spot is a popular back road campground accessibly only by a long dirt road drive. 4×4 and car camping only; No trailers or RV campers!

    NEARBY TOWNS

    Wilderness State Park

    Central Coast Beach Camping

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    Beach Camping
    on the California Central Coast

    Camping right on the sand is possible in California, you just need to drive far enough to find it. Campground reservations are common (year round) on this stretch of coastline, since PISMO is a premier vacation spot for most of Central California.

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    This camping page features all beach front camping options along the Central Coast, from Santa Barbara to Big Sur. State Parks, State Beaches, bay side marinas and rugged rural coast camps. We even list private campgrounds and RV parks, just so you have more choices.

    Santa Barbara Camping & State Parks

    Flying Flags RV Resort, Buellton, CA

    River Park RV Campground, Lompoc CA

    Santa Maria Pines Campground (CLOSED)

    San Luis Obispo Camping, Off Road & RV Parks

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    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

     

    Pismo Beach Campgrounds

    Oceano Dunes State Park (SVRA) – Pismo Dunes Off Road Area State Park

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    • North Beach Campground

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    RV camping near Pismo, CA

    Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

    Pacific Dunes Ranch & RV Resort

    Pismo Sands RV Park

    Le Sage Riviera RV Park, Grover Beach, CA

    Montana de Oro

    San Luis Bay & Point Conception
    Avila Beach, Morro Bay Camping

    Avila Beach RV Camping Sites

    Avila Beach Hot Springs Camping

    Montana de Oro State Park State Park

    El Chorro Regional Park Campground

    Morro Bay State Park Campground State Park

    Morro Strand State Beach State Park

    Morro Strand RV Park

    Morro Dunes RV Park

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    San Simeon & Big Sur Campgrounds

    San Simeon State Park Campgrounds

    • San Simeon Creek Campground
    • Washburn Primitive Campground

    Big Sur Campgrounds & State Parks

     

     

    Los Padres National Forest

    USDA National Forests lies inland along the Central Coast of California, all the way from Ventura to Monterey.  Numerous recreational lakes and back roads that lead to secluded small campgrounds. Primitive dispersed camping is allowed, but campfires are limited to local fire restrictions. The later part of the year means drier conditions and sometimes campfires are not allowed during wildfire season. Obtain a free campfire permit & check current conditions from the local ranger before venturing into the backcountry.

    Central Coast Inland Lakes Camping

    Launch Spot

    Marin Camping Point Reyes

    Marin County Camping

    Point Reyes Peninsula / Pt Reyes Campgrounds

    Ocean View CampsitesThe Lighthouse doesn’t have a campground! There are no camping facilities at Muir Woods National Monument, nor Muir Beach. No camping at Stinson Beach, nor Bolinas.

    The Tule Elk Reserve has no camping at all. Tomales Bay State Park no longer has car camping available; hike-in or boat-in camping, maybe.

    What is available for campground camping on “the Point” is listed below, with links for more info and reservations.

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    POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA

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    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

    Point Reyes National Seashore Campground
    reservations required
    hike-in, bike-in, and boat-in camp sites only
    415-464-5100
    415-464-5137

    Mount Tamalpais State Park Campground State Parks
    reservations required
    415-388-2070

    • Alice Eastwood Campground
    • Frank Valley Campground
    • Horse Camp Campground
    • Pantoll Campground
    • Steep Ravine Campground
    • Steep Ravine Cabins

    Marin Headlands Camping
    reservations required
    415-331-1540

    Samuel P. Taylor Redwood State Park State Parks
    reservations recommended; open year round
    415-488-9897

    • Devils Gulch Horse Camp
    • Historic Camp Taylor
    • Madrone Group Camp
    • Car Camping / Tent Camp
    • RV max 27′
    • Cabin Rentals @ SPT

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    Cycling, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking and boating are all popular outdoor recreation activities.

    Small towns located on the Point Reyes peninsula do have a few private campgrounds, some of which can accommodate motorhomes. Follow towns links for those.

    RV camping

    There are no RV parks, camper trailers or motorhomes allowed in campgrounds on the steep coastal region of Point Reyes. Most of the narrow, winding roads are forbidden for motorhome travels. No shoulder, no guard rails, on many curvy roads. Great viewpoints are best when you STOP to look, off the roadway.

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    Golden Gate National Recreation Area NPS

    Point Reyes National Seashore

    Stinson Beach Park

    Tomales Bay State Park State Park

    Tule Elk Reserve

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    nearby towns – 

    Grover Hot Springs

    Grover Drive

    Grover Hot Springs Park

    California State Park
    Sierra Hot Spring Camping Resort
    open all year

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    Meadow Entrance

    South of Lake Tahoe, hidden in a forest meadow near the small town of Markleeville, sits this super scenic, year-round camping resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Popular place for senior travelers, RV campers, families, snow skiers, and tourists.

    No lodging available, no cabins. Only Campground Camping – Reservations are recommended. This is a popular destination for the Eastern Sierra Tahoe region. May thru September are peak season. During mid-winter a portion of the campsites are closed and the remainder may be on a first come, first serve basis. State Park is located 4 miles west of Markleeville, at the end of Hot Springs Road.

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    RV Camping

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    Camping and Day Use
    530-694-2248

    Pool Information
    530-694-2249

    California State Park
    California State Park

    Piped water, flush toilets, showers, this is luxury camping by State Park standards. Hiking, fishing, stargazing. Quite an ideal spot, especially if you visit during a slow time. Surrounded by mountains that top 10,000′ elevation, expect to see some snow in the winter months.

    SwimSuits Required

    The hot pool resort is open to the public for day soaking w/ a fee. Wheelchair accessible areas. The pool hours tend to fluctuate with the seasons, so be prepared for anything. Even a snow storm!

    Grover Hot Spring Campground

    • Elevation: 5800′
    • Number of Sites: 75
    • Vehicle Access: RV 27′ max
    • Campsites Reservation: Yes
    • Camp Fee: Yes
    • Length of Stay: 10 Days
    • Season: Open all year
    • Trailheads: Carson River

    GROVER HOT SPRINGS SP Winter Camping Hot Springs

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

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