It doesn’t take much persuading to convince someone that RVing in the Golden State is a good idea. California has been calling the names of adventurers since before it had a name. The fact that it offers an amazing coastline and a natural beauty known worldwide isn’t overshadowed, but rather complimented, by the major influx of entertainment and travel opportunities that continue to crop up throughout the state in more recent times. The fact of the matter is that California has something to offer every RVer: sumptuous spas, celebrity sightings, beautiful natural vistas, culinary tours, wine-country, beaches, exceptional dining, historic sights, hiking, Hollywood, the Redwoods, Surfing, Skiing, various amusement parks and recreational centers, many National Parks and much more. The list of attractions available in the state of California could go on almost endlessly.
The amazing amount of RV travel opportunities in California is what makes it such an obvious choice for RVing. The obvious nature of the choice is what negates the need for the usual persuasion techniques. When it comes to RVing in California, rather than attempt to pinpoint exactly why someone should visit, it’s best to just start offering helpful advice on how to make it happen. A good place to begin is with recommended campgrounds.
3 Recommended RV Campgrounds in California:
- Santa Cruz North/Costanoa KOA Campground – Located at 2001 Rossi Road at Highway 1, Pescadero, California, 94060. This Santa Cruz RVing campground is open all year and is best described as an eco-adventure resort. It was designed to encourage visitors to enjoy the amazing (and protected) California coastline. Outdoors recreational opportunities abound in the area: kayaking, spa treatments, hiking, mountain biking, musical performances, art exhibits, etc. This RVing campground is dedicated to supporting and reinforcing positive environmental attitudes and visitors will recognize this philosophy in the programs and methods in place throughout the grounds. Visitors can see Pigeon Point Lighthouse (built in 1872) just three miles north of Santa Cruz North/Costanoa campground. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy provided activities including: horseback riding, spa treatments, mountain biking, guided naturalist hikes, and kayaking to nearby art exhibits. Local California wines and seafood are served at The Cascade Bar & Grille.
- Yosemite West/Mariposa KOA – 6323 Highway 140, Midpines, California, 95345. This campground is most desirable due to easy access to Yosemite National Park. The West Entrance of the National Park is only 23 miles away from RVers camped at Yosemite West/Mariposa KOA campground. The site is open March 15 thru October 25th annually and is hidden amongst the Ponderosa Pines. It offers a convenient shuttle from the campground to Yosemite. This makes it as easy as possible for visitors to hike through Yosemite, view the amazing waterfalls, and stand in awe of El Capitan. The campground’s surrounding area also allows visitors to visit Mariposa’s historic gold mining town, indulge in some wine tasting, or enjoy rafting or fishing adventures on the Merced River. The campground itself offers homemade fudge, access to video games, a playground, a gift shop and a pool.
- Lake Isabella/Kern River KOA Campground – 15627 Highway 178, Weldon, California, 93283. The Lake Isabella/Kern River campgrounds were born to please the off-road enthusiast. Miles of trails are accessible straight from the campground and facilities also offer quick access to golfing, skiing, snowboarding, river sports, boating, fishing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, etc. The setting is ideal as the campground is nestled in the Sierra Mountains and backs up to the Kern River Preserve. Well known attractions in the surrounding area include: Trail of a Hundred Giants, Silver City Ghost Town, the Native American Cultural Center, waterfalls, natural water slides, etc. The campground is designed for convenience with everything the RVer needs to settle in and enjoy their stay from oversized, shaded pull thrus to tent sites, a game room and a family pool.
The Golden State has some obvious attractions. Most are willing to admit that the childish love of amusement parks sticks around when adulthood hits and California has more than its fair share of “amusing” park opportunities. Just don’t overlook what made the state so well known in the first place. People dreamed of “going to California” long before roller coasters and water slides added their own enticing temptations to the mix. RVing in the Golden State means the best of both worlds: modern amusements and timeless natural vistas.