A Fabulous California Coast RV Trip

Dorn Bay in Clear Lake CA from Clear Lake State Park

Dorn Bay in Clear Lake, CA from Clear Lake State Park

Take a wonderful excursion along the California coast this coming month for some adventures worth having. The redwoods, the waves of the Pacific, all contribute to a getaway that gives an incredible amount of pleasure. Taking an RV vacation up the coast in Northern California tops the list as far as traveling in style and ease goes. Set your own pace and enjoy some of California’s wonders.

Ensure your camera is at the ready when you start your trip in Kelseyville. You’ll want to capture scenes of hillside wineries and weathered farm buildings. Walk through the town and stop in the quaint shops. On August 15, attend the Kickin’ in the Country Street Dance. Don’t miss Clear Lake State Park for water sports and sunny fun. You can catch crappie, catfish and largemouth bass in this sparkling lake. Take the Indian Nature Trail for a fascinating self-guided hike for half a mile which takes you through the site of an old Pomo village.

Next head to Philo to visit Hendy Woods State Park. Two beautiful redwood groves allow you to shed all those cares and worries as you explore this scenic area. Spend an afternoon looking around, having a delicious picnic and hiking the trails. See the redwood stump where the Hendy Woods Hermit used to live. Find quiet and peace in this park and be inspired.

Mendocino, California will be one place you will want to stay a while. With its gorgeous beaches and quaint downtown shops and homes, Mendocino brings to life the finer aspects of living. Just a few miles north of town you’ll discover a great RV park where you have beach access. Caspar Beach RV Park, with full or partial hookups, is a family and pet-friendly park that is perfect for your stay in Mendocino County. You can then take your time to see Mendocino Headlands State Park, hike its trails and visit the Historic Ford House museum.

A place for relaxation and an escape from the crowds is Fort Bragg. This destination is quite attractive to artists and outdoor lovers. The ocean breezes remind you that you are here on the lovely California coast. When you make your way to Glass Beach, be amazed at what Mother Nature has accomplished with trash from another era. The rainbows of colors of this glass worn smooth by the ocean waves are something to see. Then take time to visit MacKerricher State Park.

Head towards Weott and explore Humboldt Redwoods State Park for an inside look at the most amazing redwood groves. There are many easy trails that will take you through the woods and give you some needed exercise to boot. Your next stop up the road is Eureka where you can stroll the boardwalk, visit Old Town and even perhaps get a cruise of Humboldt Bay Harbor.

You can call this the end of your California coast trip or you can continue on to Orick and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Whichever your choice, you will have experienced some of the best that the Northern California coast can offer, and all in a comfortable RV that puts you more in control of your vacation!

Picture credits: The picture of Dorn Bay is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.

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