State Parks near Grass Valley, CA

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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 …

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.

Brannan Island State Recreation Area, CA

1597 RV rentals

Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a 329-acre park located on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Located around four miles away from the town of Rio Vista, this lovely area consists of sloughs, marshes, levees, rivers, and channels. It's no surprise that fishing, swimming, and boating are among the most popular activities for campers and day-use visitors here.

Thanks to its habitat and diverse wildlife, the park always has a lively atmosphere, even during the off-season. The park has amazing RV campgrounds as well, so book an RV in Sacramento County to make the most of your Brannan Island State Recreation Area camping trip.

Whether you want to unwind with the sounds of nature in the background, have a …

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, CA

1135 RV rentals

The spectacular and majestic giant sequoias bring tourists from around the world to Calaveras Big Trees State Park northeast of Arnold and Stockton, California. The park was established in 1931 to preserve the giant sequoias, including the Discovery Tree, or Big Stump, the first sequoia discovered by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. Bring your own motorhome or book an RV in San Joaquin County and discover the majesty of these amazing trees.

While camping at Calaveras Big Trees State Park take some time and explore Lodi, the home of the World of Wonders Science Museum, where you can stock on camping supplies before you head into the park for the weekend. Tracy offers great restaurants and shopping for all …

China Camp State Park, CA

1512 RV rentals

China Camp State Park is situated on California’s central coast and is located near major cities such as San Francisco and Oakland. The park was once a shrimp-fishing village for Chinese-Americans during the 1800s, something that it’s named after. However, before this, numerous Native American tribes lived on the land. In the 1970s, California designated the land as a state park.

China Camp State Park is known for its beautiful salt marshes and views of the San Pablo Bay. It has also been showcased in various films and TV shows. Visitors to the park will find that the area has very comfortable weather, including during the summer, with average temperatures being around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dayton State Park, NV

509 RV rentals

If you’re looking for a fascinating blend of history and nature during your RV camping adventure in northern Nevada, schedule a stop at Dayton State Park. This small 160-acre park on the outskirts of Dayton, along the Carson River, was once a Paiute fishing camp. It was also the site of the first gold discovery in Nevada in 1849. Prospectors favored California’s gold rush instead, but just a few years later, one of the largest silver deposits in the world was discovered in nearby Virginia City. Dayton quickly boomed and hosted the largest of the region’s 21 stamp mills used to extract silver from the rocks mined nearby.

Dayton’s population started to decline around the turn of the 20th …

Desolation Wilderness, CA

849 RV rentals

Long before the European settlers arrived, the region was used by Washoe Native Americans, who are known to have lived and hunted in the Great Basin (the area near Tahoe Lake) for at least 6,000 years. Due to the harsh terrain and arid conditions, the settlers nicknamed it Devil’s Valley. It was used primarily for cattle grazing for much of the 19th century. Around the turn of the century, alarmed by development creeping in, the US Forest Service began purchasing land and started the process of turning it into a federally-managed park. It was initially established as Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1939 and later recategorized as Desolation Wilderness in 1964.

The small town of South Lake Tahoe, CA, …

Donner Memorial State Park, CA

759 RV rentals

In the northeast of California, near Lake Tahoe, is Donner Memorial State Park. This park is near the border shared between California and Nevada, between the Tahoe National Forest and the cities of Carson City and Reno, in Nevada. Donner Memorial State Park marks the site of the ill-fated Donner Party, a group of explorers who were trapped by weather during the winter of 1846-1847. When you book an RV in Nevada County, you’ll be able to see this park and more during your trip.

Contained within the park are both the Emigrant Trail Museum and the Pioneer Monument, both of which are dedicated to travelers who braved the Emigrant Trail through the mountains. This park covers over …

Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, CA

783 RV rentals

Lake Tahoe is a popular tourist destination, and almost two miles of the western shore is in Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park near Tahoma, California. The park has about 1,000 hectares of densely forested mountains. Carson City, Nevada is less than an hour and a half from the park, and Sacramento is just over two hours away.

No need to worry if you don't own a motorhome — you can still enjoy camping at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. Book an RV in El Dorado County and spend time visiting nearby attractions on your Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park camping adventure. Drop in and visit Tahoe City to stock up on camping supplies before …

Emerald Bay State Park, CA

810 RV rentals

Gushing waterfalls, lakeview campsites, and a Norwegian-styled mansion are just a few of the treasures awaiting South Lake Tahoe campers. Originally sold to California by lumberman Harvey West in 1953, Emerald Bay State Park was promptly designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969. Right on the crest of California’s Sierra Nevada, South Lake Tahoe is neighboring cities with contemporary Truckee and is about half an hour’s drive away from the lush landscapes of the El Dorado National Forest.

Located in one of a handful of cities on the historic Lake Tahoe, the park features California’s first ever maritime heritage underwater trail for divers to explore and interact with. Prefer to be in the woods? Numerous nature trails swirl around …