California

California- ocean, wildflowers, birds, Yosemite’s rock formations & waterfalls, farmer markets & family

Pechanga RV Park in Temecula

  • Passport America Discount – Sun-Wed @$25.00
  • Pool, Spa, laundry area with a $10.00 deposit for a key card
  • Shuttle to the casino- ask for the phone number
  • cement campsites-some are level and some aren’t level
  • Full Hook-ups
  • Dog Park
  • walking across the street at the park
  • Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday Farmers Markets in town

Guajome County Park in San Diego County

  • Oceanside beach has a pier
  • Thursday Farmers Market in Oceanside
  • lake for bird watching, picnicking and events
  • greenery & nature trails in the park
  • get a reservation because this place can fill up quickly for camping
  • some firepits at campsites

Lake Skinner in Winchester near Temecula

  • Lake for fishing
  • water play area for kids
  • get a reservation because this place fills up quickly especially on weekends
  • Passport America membership with some restrictions on months

Russian River Thousand Trails

  • Cloverdale Farmers Market -Fri 5:30 – seasonal
  • Santa Rosa Farmers Market- Sat & Wed 8:30-1:00  http://thesantarosafarmersmarket.com/ – seasonal
  • Charles Shultz Museum in Santa Rosa
  • Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa – several peanuts statues at the square
  • Wineries
  • Bodega & Bodega Bay to see the places The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock was filmed-https://seizethedayrvadventure.com/2015/09/28/thousand-trails-russian-river-day-3/
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Disc Golf at Lake Sonoma – go to the visitor center for the map & parking
  • Fish Hatchery at Lake Sonoma
  • good at&t connection with a jetpack

Snowflower Thousand Trails

  • forest campground
  • internet reception with a jetpack at the blacktop campsites
  • satellite reception at the blacktop campsites
  • blacktop campsites are the only place our motorhome would fit comfortably

Soledad Canyon Thousand Trails

  • Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley
  • Civic Honda Music Road in Lancaster (worth experiencing if you are in Lancaster for the day) – https://youtu.be/gOLmM-zXjpY
  • Vasquez Rock- site of several films
  • Hollywood – about 40-minute drive and is good for site-seeing
  • Venice Beach – about 90-minute drive and is a quirky beach
  • Paramount Ranch NPS

San Benito Thousand Trails

  • Pinnacle National Park
  • Gilroy – garlic world & garlic shop
  • Monterey – Fisherman’s Wharf, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Friday Farmers Market

Morgan Hills Thousand Trails

  • Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA
  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Wharf
  • Santa Cruz Lighthouse- inside is the surfer Museum/National Lighthouse Society stamps are in the surfer museum
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach – unofficial dog beach
  • Walton Lighthouse at the Santa Cruz Harbor – the lighthouse isn’t open inside but you can walk to it. National Lighthouse Society stamps are in the harbormaster office
  • Morgan Hill has roadside fruit/veggies markets along the roads
  • CineLux Tennant Station Stadium 11- nice place to see a movie – if your on a budget go before 12 noon
  • Uvas County Park – $6.00-day parking fee -trails, picnic area, wildlife /waterfall loop nature trail-easy trail with some uphill

Ponderosa Thousand Trails

  • on the river
  • places to hike nearby
  • wildflowers
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park- geocaching, hiking & gold rush history
  • Cronan Ranch Regional Park-multi use hiking, birding
  • Dave Moore Nature Area- geocaching, small hike 
  • Placerville – Hangman’s Tree Tavern(closed), old town has some nice shops to explore
  • Kayaking & rafting down the river
  • fishing with a California fishing license
  • California Railroad Museum in Sacramento
  • Old Town Sacramento shops & museums
  • Sacramento Underground
  • Folsom Historic Farmers Market- Saturday morning, year-around-http://www.historicfolsom.org/events.cfm
  • good at&t and good direct tv

Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee

  • good pool & spa area
  • favorite area to camp is the 50 amps
  • nice flat walking area around park
  • good verizon & at&t with jetpack
  • good satellite reception
  • hiking at Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta
  • Temecula has several farmers markets

Emerald Cove RV Park in Earp

  • second row work well for us
  • good walking area around the campground
  • great pool & spa area with some shade
  • friendly campers
  •  good verizon & at&t reception with jetpack
  • tiki bar happy hour
  • good direct tv

Yosemite Thousand Trails

  • within 1 hour of the park entrance
  • open area for satellite
  • no internet
  • Yosemite Waterfall, rock formations, hiking
  • Old Fashioned Meat Market – Kevin N Randi’s in Groveland
  • Ellie’s Cafe for breakfast in Groveland
  • Glacier Point for a view of Half Dome, Vernal & Nevada Falls on the way up or down is a view of El Capitan & Bridalveil Falls. Waterfalls are awesome in the Spring
  • Sonora Farmers Market- seasonal market May-Oct on Saturday mornings

Palm Springs Thousand Trails

  • sticker on the ground- our dog got one too many here
  • Costco in area
  • farmers markets in area
  • friendly people at pool
  • Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
  • Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge
  • Coachella Valley Wildlife Refuge
  • FringeToad Preserve
  • Calcite Mine Trail
  • Borrego Springs Metal Sculptures
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Tram
  • Hiking Trails at Joshua Tree National Park
  • Farmers Market
  • good at&t & good verizon connection
  • goat head stickers on the ground

Lake of Springs

  • Mennonite Bake Shop in Bangor
  • Fishing
  • Rent a boat by the lake
  • Geocaching just outside the campground
  • Farmers market in the Summer
  • at&t cell Service not good for us

Idyllwild Thousand Trails

  • hilly areas in campground so walking is a challenge
  • drive to Idyllwild is a challenge
  • nice cafe at the campground

Oakzanite Springs Thousand Trails

  • Apple Pie in Julian
  • pool
  • friendly staff

Pio Pico Thousand Trails

  • two pools
  • one side of park has sewer and the other side doesn’t
  • track for motorized cars
  • drive into San Diego
  • no verizon or at&t reception
  • satellite reception
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