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Agua Caliente County Park, CA

1586 RV rentals

Doing some window-shopping for San Diego County campgrounds, are you? Then you’re definitely in the right place because RV camping at Agua Caliente County Park is a truly lovely experience. Why is that, you may wonder? Well, one of the highlights is the group of hot springs that this RV park is located by (yes, you’re allowed to try them out), another is the trails in the area, allowing for some amazing hiking, just on the doorstep of your motorhome rental. Both kids and pets are welcome to come and enjoy some RV camping so go have some fun in the horseshoe pit or the picnic area.

Anyone who gets an RV rental near Agua Caliente County Park definitely won’t …

Andrew Molera State Park, CA

559 RV rentals

Located on central California’s coastline is Andrew Molera State Park. This stunning state park covers 4,766 acres and is filled with trails and beaches for visitors to explore. The park was once a large ranch before the family sold the land to The Nature Conservancy in the 1960s. However, the family had one exception during the sale - the park was to be named after a prominent family member.

Today, Andrew Molera State Park is a sought-after destination for wildlife lovers and surfers. The area tends to have very comfortable temperatures year-round, although winters can be a little chilly.

Angeles National Forest, CA

3055 RV rentals

Just north of the City of Angels, surrounded by Santa Clarita, San Bernardino, and Pasadena, is the enormous, 650,000-acre Angeles National Forest. This southern California landmark is large enough to secure 44,000 acres of the Sheep Mountain Wilderness and 36,000 acres of the San Gabriel Wilderness Area.

The landscape is vast and complex. Due to its sheer size and mountainous landscape, it varies in elevation from 1,200 feet to 10,000 feet. It encompasses the San Gabriel Mountain range and parts of the Sierra Pelona Mountain Range.

In the 1890s, the area was federally claimed a Natural Reserve by President Harrison. Roughly ten years later, the Department of Agriculture redesignated the reserve as a national forest. While some …

Angel Island State Park, CA

1524 RV rentals

Angel Island is currently one of the largest islands in the San Francisco Bay, and along with its neighbor Alcatraz, is one of the most visited in the state. The island can only be accessed via ferries that run daily from both San Francisco and Tiburon. Unfortunately, cars aren’t allowed on the island, so you’ll want to find somewhere to park up your RV rental close to the ferry terminal, or find a nearby campground.

Along with its outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and boating, the island’s rich history is one of the main draws to the island. Once inhabited by Coast Miwok for more than 100 years, the island was later used as an immigration station and …

Annadel State Park, CA

1378 RV rentals

Located in Southeastern Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, in Northern California, Annadel State Park, also known as Trione-Annadel State Park is 5,092 acres in size. It lies approximately eight miles from Kenwood. Some of the natural attractions within this day-use park include marshes, creeks, wildflowers, rocky outcroppings, woodlands, chaparrals, and meadows. Amidst the hilly terrain of Annadel State Park lies Lake Ilsanjo, one of the area’s prime attractions. This 26- acre recreational humanmade lake was built in 1953. It is popular with anglers and swimmers.

There are lots to see and do in Annadel State Park. When your interest is on land activities, you will find over 40 miles of trails scattered throughout the park. They are open for …

Anthony Chabot Regional Park, CA

1547 RV rentals

Anthony Chabot Regional Park is located in central California, close to the towns and cities of Oakland, Pleasanton, and San Leandro. Covering over 5,000 acres, Anthony Chabot Regional Park encompasses a vast area of green rolling hills of the bay area. This idyllic surrounding makes it an attractive place to visit for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of cities such as Oakland. The park’s rugged terrain is ideal for hiking, nature watching, and cycling. Its closeness to Lake Chabot also makes it the perfect place to go boating and fishing in central California.

All of this makes Anthony Chabot Regional Park the ideal place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a …

Asilomar State Beach, CA

958 RV rentals

Situated on central California’s coastline, Asilomar State Beach covers over 107 acres and was established in the early 1950s. This state beach offers breathtaking views of the coast and is filled with historic structures, including the Asilomar Conference Grounds.

Asilomar State Beach was once home to the Rumsen people and gets its name from a Spanish word meaning “asylum.” Because of its unique landscape, hundreds of rare birds live on the beach. This state beach is situated near cities such as Monterey and Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Auburn State Recreation Area, CA

1250 RV rentals

Auburn State Recreation Area is located on the western edge of California near the state’s border with Nevada. This 42,377-acre area was once a sought-after place for gold panning and still is thanks to its abundance of minerals. During the 1950s, a dam was to be built on the grounds, but this plan was soon abandoned due to fears of its construction causing an earthquake.

Numerous people still flock to Auburn State Recreation Area to enjoy its beautiful scenery or to attend one of its many endurance races. The area tends to have very mild temperatures year-round, with summers being cool and winters being somewhat warm.

Big Basin Redwoods, CA

1187 RV rentals

Situated in Santa Cruz County, Big Basin Redwoods State Park was formed in 1902 and is considered to be one of the oldest state parks in California. This California Historic Landmark runs over 18,000 acres long and is known for its massive redwoods. It’s also home to various other trees, like conifers and oaks.

This state park contains numerous waterfalls and is home to many different species of birds, like egrets and acorn woodpeckers. Amphibians also enjoy the shady groves in the park, and visitors will find quite a few scurrying around. Because of its unique look, the park has been featured in many films, including Vertigo.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, CA

1186 RV rentals

Set in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Redwoods State Park gets you up close with the tallest trees on the planet. It's the oldest state park in California and protects more than 18,000 acres of ancient coast redwood forest. The sheer size and scale of the trees is mindboggling, with some of the living giants towering almost 300 feet tall and estimated to be more than 1,800 years old.

Want to get up close with California's majestic redwoods? Book an RV in Santa Cruz County and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore Big Basin Redwoods at your own pace. Spend a few nights sleeping among the redwoods, then venture further afield to gems like Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park …

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