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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 …

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 …

Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA

3401 RV rentals

Fringed by three miles of golden sand, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers a taste of life in sun-drenched Southern California. The beach is beautiful at any time of the year, with sunseekers flocking to bask on the sand, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean or "hang ten" on a surfboard. Venture further afield and you have Orange County at your fingertips — explore postcard-perfect beach towns, peer into colorful tide pools, and snap selfies with your favorite characters at world-famous theme parks.

Planning a camping trip in the Golden State? At just 30 miles from the City of Angels, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers a unique chance to camp in an RV near Los Angeles. Browse the available RV …

California Citrus State Historic Park, CA

3343 RV rentals

California Citrus State Historic Park celebrates when the citrus industry was thriving in the state and the impact it had on its economy. The park serves as an open-air museum and covers over 248 acres. Visitors will find plenty of exhibits they can view that tell of the park’s history as well as a few trails lined by orange groves.

California Citrus State Historic Park is situated in the southern portion of the state and is near cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego. The area has very comfortable weather year-round, with average temperatures reaching 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chino Hills State Park, CA

3454 RV rentals

Located just north of Yorba Linda, Chino Hills State Park is a 14,000-acre expanse nestled in the shadow of the Santa Ana Mountains. California golden poppies and phacelia minor blanket these rolling hills, providing endless inspiration for nature lovers and photographers.

Throughout the years, this vibrant green space has served many purposes. The Tongva tribe once passed through this area while gathering food. In the 18th century, the Spanish settled here, established a mission, and used the land to rear cattle. Oil tycoons purchased parcels of the land in the late 19th century and began mining for oil. Visitors can still see the remains of a barn, windmills, and ranch house left over from the Rolling M. Ranch, a …

Cleveland National Forest, CA

1645 RV rentals

Located in Southern California, Cleveland National Forest lies about an hour’s drive from Lake Elsinore and approximately 38 miles from Murrieta. The forest is 460,000 acres in size and was designated in 1908 by merging Trabuco National Reserve and San Jacinto National Reserve. The national forest is named in honor of Stephen Grover Cleveland, a former President of the United States. Located in three counties, namely San Diego, Orange, and Riverside, the forest landscape is dotted with seasonal waterfalls, chaparral, pines, and meadows.

Some sections of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and Sunrise Scenic Highway weave through Cleveland National Forest. There are loads of outdoor activities in Cleveland National Forest for visitors of all ages and interests. The most …

Crystal Cove State Park, CA

3433 RV rentals

If you’re planning a vacation in California’s Orange County and searching for the perfect spot to hit the beach, Crystal Cove State Park should be high on your list of must-visit destinations. Located in Newport Beach, just 50 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, this beautiful park offers a welcome escape from the surrounding urban jungle.

With sandy beaches, crashing surf, gentle hills, and backcountry wilderness, it’s a lovely spot to spend a few nights in a rental RV. And if you want to book an RV in Orange County and explore the best of Crystal Cove State Park, you can set up camp in Moro Campground overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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Cucamonga Wilderness, CA

3124 RV rentals

The famous Cucamonga Wilderness of California sits atop Los Angeles and has provided relief for city-dwellers for over a century. Its vast grounds encompass parts of the Angeles National Forest to the west and San Bernardino National Forest to the east. All-in-all, it offers visitors more than 13,000 acres of fantastic forest, exciting wildlife, and quaint streams to discover on foot!

Due to the increased popularity of the grounds, and the strain on the natural environment, all visitors are now required to have a permit to visit Cucamonga Wilderness. Permits are free to purchase; they are simply used as a way to monitor the number of visitors in the park and prevent groups larger than 25 people entering the grounds. …

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA

1939 RV rentals

Just 40 miles east of San Diego there’s a 25,000-acre oasis made up of rolling hills, meadows, mixed conifer and deciduous trees, large streams, and waterfalls. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is one of the highest areas in San Diego County, with Cuyamaca Peak topping out just past 6,500 feet. This scenic park is a result of a rancher’s 1933 land sale to the California State Parks system. The acquisition provided work for the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, whose work still remains today despite the destructive 2003 Cedar Fire that burned much of the park.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park has a rich history all the way through the present day. Geologic history hints that these mountains were once similar to the …