Camp-California! Guide to Nearly 800 Campgrounds in California

The California Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (CalARVC) has a great 80-page guide with information on nearly 800 RV parks and campgrounds in the Golden State. This is a must have for any California RV camper! The guide includes photos, maps, amenity grids, and more.

You can download the PDF here: Camp-California! The Camper’s Guide to California! (It’s big – 52MB)

You can also order one here:

Single Copy or by the Case (80 copies/case)

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Tons to Do at Wildwood Resort in Bellingham, WA

This was provided to us by our friends at Wildwood Resort in Bellingham, Washington.

Wildwood Resort on Lake Whatcom has a long history as a day use and seasonal family camping facility. Lake Whatcom has long been recognized as a premier lake for water sports of all kinds. The lake is a popular for motor boating, sailing, swimming, fishing and other recreational activities and also serves as the drinking water source for approximately 85,000 residents in the City of Bellingham as well as Whatcom County. It is approximately 10 miles total in length and 1 mile in width at its widest, has one island, and is also home to 13 species of fish.

The recreational activities in and around the lake are endless.

  • Just a few minute drive to the west of the resort and also lying on the lake is Sudden Valley Golf Course. Rated “Four Stars” by Golf Digest, Sudden Valley has been the site of many major Northwest tournaments.
  • A ten minute drive gets you to the trail head of Squires Lake Park where you can hike up a few short switchbacks to an azure lake surrounded by forests and foothills. Longer loops lead to a beaver pond, around the 5 acre lake to viewpoints and fishing spots, and connections to the long-distance Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.
  • A 25 minute drive toward the I-5, just off the Alger exit, takes you to an intriguing and scenic natural landmark – a glacial-polished and fractured exposed hunk of sheer cliff on Blanchard Mountain called the Oyster Dome. A popular hiking destination year-round, Oyster Dome is the pearl of the Chuckanut Mountains.

Wildwood Resort is located on the southernmost part of the lake on what is known as Southbay. This sheltered bay lends itself beautifully to the serenity of the resort. It is approximately a one and a half hour drive to Seattle and also lends itself to Canadian visitors as the resort is less than an hour’s drive from most southwest BC border crossing points.

Wildwood Resort has completed phase 1 of their development and is ready for the 2011 camping season with 8 RV sites with full hookups, 5 cabins, a pool, hot tub, and tennis court. 75 more RV sites and 2 more cabins will be ready by fall.

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Fun at Live Oak Landing in Freeport Florida

Our friends at RVC Outdoor Destinations kindly shared this with us about their new campground Live Oak Landing.

Nestled along the Choctawhatchee Bay with direct water frontage on the gorgeous Black Creek, Live Oak Landing is a beautiful campground committed to offering its guests a hotel-like experience in the ideal natural environment. Each one of the RV campsites is concrete, complete with full hook-ups, 50 amp service, cable and Wi-Fi.

Its several century old Live Oak trees take campers back to a time when things moved at a more relaxing pace. Yet, should you feel the urge to go into town, Destin is merely minutes away with some of the best shopping and seafood restaurants in the South. If you want to bring your friends, but they don’t own an RV, no worries! There are brand-new furnished cottages to rent near the RV sites. This unique combination of seclusion and proximity are what make Live Oak Landing such a highly desirable destination.

Some of the more notable features of Live Oak Landing include:

  • A boat ramp and dock providing guests with easy access to the water
  • Direct boat access to Choctawhatchee Bay, the Gulf, rivers, bayous, and intercoastal waterway
  • Fishing either from some excellent on-property fishing spots or through available fishing charters to experience some of the very best bayou, river, bay, and Gulf Coast fishing in the region.

It sounds like if northwest Florida is in your travel plans you should be sure to add Live Oak Landing to your must-see list of campgrounds.

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12 of America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds!

Sure, you could pull your RV off the road and sleep in a Walmart parking lot. Sometimes that’s the best option after a long day of driving. But what if you could camp, instead, in one of America’s most beautiful RV campgrounds? We headed out in search of those prime RV parks, and here’s what we found:

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – Southwest

  • Austin Lone Star Resort – Austin, Texas: Right smack in the heart of Texas there’s a tree-shaded, family-friendly RV resort that’s earned the attention of Time Magazine, USA Today and the New York Times. Wake up to the quiet beauty of Texas Hill Country, and don’t miss the one-dollar breakfast special at the campground cafe!
  • Rose Valley RV Ranch – Silver City, New Mexico: This campground was created with an eye to preserving both the Old West heritage of the original ranch setting and the habitat for the area’s abundant wildlife.

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – Northwest

  • Fidalgo Bay Resort – Anacortes, Washington: “Gateway to the San Juan Islands,” doesn’t that sound like somewhere you’d like to go RV camping? Spectacular Fidalgo Bay wraps around this RV park on Fidalgo Island, offering campers both serenity and countless vacation photo ops.
  • Last Resort Camp Store & Blue Mountain KOA – Pomeroy, Washington: Does the name of the campground give a clue to its gorgeously remote setting? Located very near Tucannon-Wenaha Wilderness Area and Umatilla National Forest in Eastern Washington, it’s perfectly situated for weeks of outdoor exploration.

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – Central USA

  • Mountaindale Campground & Cabins – Colorado Springs, CO: Close enough to visit Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge, but remote enough to offer serene, mountain camping, this wonderfully wooded campground definitely wins our vote!
  • Paradise Camping Resort – Grand Prairie, Illinois: Hoping to stay in the Midwest this summer, but looking for a scenic park with abundant amenities? This resort sits on the shores of a private fishing lake and offers a wide range of outdoor adventures.

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – East Coast

  • Pine Valley RV Park & Campground – Binghamton, NY: Each summer families flock to the Susquehanna River Valley for area festivities, and they make their temporary home at this beautiful RV campground. Come early and plan to stay awhile; it’s the perfect remedy for concreteitis!
  • Millbridge Village Camp Resort – Paradise, PA: What could be more beautiful than Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania, the heart of Amish Country? This campground in a village-style setting is the perfect place for couples, families or a group of friends on vacation.

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – Western States

  • Flying Flags RV Resort – Buellton, California: This superbly-designed RV campground on California’s Central Coast is also in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wineries. Camp in lush, green surroundings and take advantage of their Wine Getaways for special rental rates and excursions to area vineyards.
  • Bear Paw Lakeview Fishing Resort – Panguitch Lake, Utah: If you’ve been yearning for a “Wow!” experience while RV camping, this is it. The sheer beauty of Panguitch Lake at dawn is enough to make a person speechless. This campground at above eight thousand feet may be remote but it’s also well-equipped, so plan to stay awhile.

America’s Most Beautiful Campgrounds – Southeast States

  • Sherling Lake Campground – Greenville, Alabama: Operated by the City of Greenville, AL, this tree-studded lakeside campground offers two lakes for fishing and woods you’re going to want to explore.
  • Ocean Grove RV Resort – Anastasia Island, Florida: Imagine an island setting on St. Augustine, Florida’s Intercoastal Waterway, only a block from the beach. That’s the idyllic location you’ll find at this northwest Florida coastal campground.

That finishes our “perfect dozen” of scenic RV campgrounds we suggest you visit on your next vacation. We invite our readers to let us know which RV parks you’ve found in your search for America’s Most Beautiful RV Campgrounds. We’re looking forward to expanding our list here on the blog as you share the beauty of America’s RV campgrounds!

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