California Camping Grounds

California is nicknamed ‘the golden state’. The golden state of California has unmatched camping sites  just waiting to be discovered and explored. The regions of Central Coast, Central Valley, Orange County, Los Angeles, North Coast, The Shastas and San Fransisco are all the more famous for their incredible camping grounds. 

 

Central Coast

 

The Central Coast region consists of the Oxnard and Ventura shores. The Pacific Ocean is just a step away from these regions. The Channel Islands national parks are just away from the coast. This is an archipelago consisting of 5 islands and is a very unique wildlife sanctuary unmatched anywhere in the US. The Oxnard Channel Island harbor gives access to this region by boat or by plane. Santa Barbara County is also nearby situated amongst a range of mountains and the sea. The Santa Barbara region is world famous for its alluring attractiveness. Restaurants lining the shoreline beaches, historical landmarks and hotels form the main attractions here. The Strearns Wharf gives a view of the huge white sand beaches. The Santa Inez Valley consists of the best wineries of California. The Scandinavian touch and feel of these regions are remarkable. At Lompoc you will get a splendid view of the large number of open flower blossoms. The Monterey County consists of the rough terrain of the California Headlands which are host to numerous camping sites.

 

Central Valley

 

Bakersfield region of the Central Valley is a center of production of oil. A huge population of the Basque people who have descended from generations of immigrants. The Noreiga hotel is a famous Basque landmark. Whitewater rafting is a favorite sport of many visitors to the eastern side of Bakersfield where both the northern and southern Kern rivers meet. If you go west to Buttonwillow you could take a guided trip through the Tule Elk State Reserve. Immediately to the north is Wasco which is the world’s biggest miniature rose growing arrangement. Fresno should be a welcome western break where you can have a look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science. The Forestiere underground Gardens are a wonderful summer retreat. Sacramento is another welcome western style break. This city is the capital of the state of California where you can have a look at the Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and also the capitol building from 1874. the Crocker Art museum is another attraction here.

 

The Shastas

 

The Red Bluff region of the Shastas is a wonderfully alluring collection of camping sites. The William B. Idle Adobe State Park is a must visit where you can have a glimpse of the remains of an early 1846 pioneer adobe. Shasta County is a great place to relax at the Redding Caldwell city park. Buying authentic Indian handicrafts and other antique treasures in the many shops at Cottonwood is a convenient affair. Shasta lake is a huge lake with meandering shores and is famous for houseboating. The Shasta Lake Caverns are a must visit during a trip over the lake.

 

 








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