This is an interesting stop off across the desert to camp. I rebuilt ghost town, Calico is part amusement park, part campground. There are two camping areas, we stayed in the lower one this trip which is a little more appropriate for RVs. Treat yours self to breakfast lunch or dinner in up in the ghost town.
This is a good destination for camping to be able to access hiking trails. The Ironwood Trail leaves right from the campground and provides access for a dozen different trails. Campsites are space nicely. This is a county campground for Mariposa County who have a series of Regional Parks around the Phoenix area. This is the third park we have stayed at in their system, and all seem to be well run. The biggest downfall here is poor cell service, making Internet tough to use. Water and electricity are at all sights, with a good dump station.
You don't have to be attending the county fair to stay here! There are lot's of options at this location besides the fairgrounds. Within walking distance is a good variety of eateries. Walking paths in the area make for good opportunities for exercise. The quaint downtown of Pleasanton is also within walking distance. We have stayed here many times and it always seems to work out well. This time we were surprised to find an RV parts and accessory store connected to the campground.
If you are visiting or traveling through the Bay Area, this is a convenient and practical place to stay. It is well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful. We found the small playground a good place for a picnic with visiting grandchild. The Bay Area is a tough area for RV camping, but this is one of the handiest we have used.
If you are into enjoying nature, like bird watching, then this is the place for you. The campground is strung along the shore line of Lake Solano, which is actually a reservoir created by damning up Putah Creek. We where here in the winter time and almost had the place to ourselves. The campground is operated by Solano County and the rates are very reasonable with fees ranging from $11 to $30. A large Day Use area next door gives more walking and exploring options. It is now a must stay for us when traveling to the Bay Area.
This is a Douglas County Park, and like most county parks, it seems to go unnoticed and so is under used. Amazing enough it is very close to the popular and growing Seven Feathers Casino with its own luxury RV park, but you can save some money if you want to stay here. The park with its many trees and location right on the South Umpqua River gives the impression that it is many miles away from all the glitter and commotion of the casino. Don’t overlook the lower campsites, we missed them the first to times we were here.
What if you could camp right on the bay on the Oregon Coast, view fantastic sunsets of the Pacific Ocean from your site, with all the amenities of a first class RV resort for less than it would cost to stay at a State Park? Winchester Bay RV Resort could just the place for you. Add to that, a friendly helpful staff and the option of fishing for salmon, or trapping crab on site, or our favorite pass time of watching birds. Don’t want to cook? Excellent sea food restaurants are within walking distance. A historic light house and hiking trails, and lots of beach access are nearby. A large variety of sites and rates should accommodate any camper’s desires.
It seems to be a rule that all campers have a campfire, and in this campground the smoke just hangs in. It's a wonderful campground in an exceptional location, but too much smoke spoiled our experience.