The Angeles National Forest holds some of the best nature elements here in Southern California! Right now while the weather holds, there is nothing better than an RV trip to this marvelous forest. Only 30 miles from Los Angeles, the Angeles National Forest not only lets you get away from the hustle and bustle of the workaday world, but allows you to relax within the natural landscapes and enjoy wildlife and outdoor recreation as well.
Camping in an RV provides convenience and comfort for the short weekenders and for the longer excursion-type RVer! Right in Acton, CA, you will find an RV campground that will give you all the amenities you desire. At Soledad Canyon RV Resort, you are sitting in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains and among the pines, palms and elms. You will be centrally located so you can take off in the morning to the sights and activities surrounding you, and return in the evening without a lot of driving. Of course, right in this RV campground you will have so much to do, such as fishing, hiking, basketball and volleyball games, and much more.
Naturally, you’ll want to make your way to Angeles National Forest while in Acton. You are so close, and this is why you came in the first place. There is so much to do here, and right now the weather should be cooperative. Bring a plant-guide book or download an app to your smartphone before you leave home. You’ll want to be able to identify the many plants that abound in this forest. Be on constant alert for wildlife, such as bears, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, or bobcats. With so many scenic stops overlooking valleys and forests, you will want to bring along all your camera gear so you can catch some incredible shots. The hiking trails offer plenty of choices for all skill levels. There are more than 500 miles of trails in this forest!
On another day you can head west out of Acton and catch I-5 north to get to Pyramid Lake. This lake is an ideal place to find water activities of all kinds. It might be a bit too chilly for swimming, but it is warm enough that you will have access to many areas of these Southern California forest areas. Fishing is wonderful here, picnicking is a pleasure for the whole family and beachcombing is fun along the shores.
Try a picnic at Emigrant Landing Picnic Site. Discover more fishing here with a wide variety of fish to catch. There is a boat launch so you can get out on the water and soak up the sun. Be sure to call ahead as the hours vary by season and can change from time to time. Another place you may want to throw in a line is at Vaquero Day Use Area and Vaquero Beach.
Yes, Acton, California, is a perfect home base for an adventure in the forests of southern California. Enjoy a little time away this winter on a fun RV vacation. And if you wish to extend your RV camping pleasures, check out several other campgrounds from which to choose that service the Angeles National Forest. California is a favorite choice for many winter-time RV campers!
Picture credits: Top photo of Little Jimmy Trail by Eeekster and is licensed under Wikimedia Commons. The photo of Pyramid Lake by Neil Kremer found on Flickr is licensed under the Explore/Creative Attribution Commons license.