If camping were the Islamic religion, then California would be Mecca. The latter would’ve been the case because California seems to have some of the most beautiful, naturally occurring camping sites that seem to attract thousands, if not millions of campers annually. Therefore, if you and your family are ever in California and are looking for somewhere to camp, then you should look out for any of the following ten camping sites:
What makes Big Sur an ideal spot for camping is its breathtaking backdrop of the Hearst Castle as well as the general tranquility that comes with being in sync with mother nature herself. Since human encroachment hasn’t disturbed the area yet, you and your family can kick back and get to enjoy everything good about nature. The terrain is remarkably rough, meaning you and your family should be expected to bring the right kind of boots to hack it.
Besides having a good time and enjoying the view, hiking has also been known to have a plethora of benefits among them, keeping you and your family fit. Don’t forget to bring your camera since you’re bound to enjoy some fantastic shots of the Pacific Ocean from the Big Sur. Moreover, speaking of the Pacific Ocean, you should be expected to experience the gentle, calming breeze at any given moment, which also adds to the tranquility of the camping area.
Whether you are using camping tents of camping trailers, you and your family are bound to enjoy all of the sites that Lake Tahoe has to offer you. First things first, the entire area is plush with green; whether its the tall, straight trees, the green thickets or the beautiful evergreen grass. You can set up your camp anywhere within the vicinity and end up enjoying your view at all times. You and your family should also expect many outdoor activities to carry out during your camping. These will include hiking trails, swimming which doctors swear by its health benefits, fishing and hammock hanging (if that’s even a thing!)
Sequoia National Forest
According to doctors, there are a plethora of benefits that come with hiking over long distances of undisturbed land. Moreover, that said, Sequoia National Forest presents you and your family with well over 800 miles of the hiking trail to do with it as you please. Also, while you are busy hiking and having a good time, you and your family can enjoy some breathtaking sceneries courtesy of well over a million acres of undisturbed forest.
Crystal Cove State Park
If your family loves beaches, which I am sure they do, then your next camping spot ought to be Crystal Cove State Park. You and your family will have access to a great beach courtesy of the breathtaking Newport beach which has the beautiful Pacific Ocean as its backdrop.
Once you’ve had enough of camping on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you and your family are free to move to the one overlooking the El Moro Canyon, which will present you with a whole other breathtaking experience altogether.
Yosemite presents you and your family with well over 1,100 miles of terrain to do with as you please. According to health professionals, Being in the wilderness has some significant effects on your mind, especially if it’s riddled with beautiful waterfalls, sequoia trees and millions of beautiful and unique rock formations. With well over four million annual visitors, it’s no mistake that Yosemite was declared the UNESCO World Heritage Site a while ago. It, therefore, be a good idea for you and your family to head there during the low peak months if you want to enjoy some alone time to bond.
Being the only inland saltwater sea in the United States, you and your family most certainly bound to have the time of your lives should you choose to go camping by the beautiful Salton Sea. With it being 200 feet below sea level, you and your family ought to be prepared for a completely different ecosystem than you are used to, which should be fun.
You will also have some fun having to set your tents up. Unfortunately, swimming isn’t a great idea in the Salton Sea because of the saltiness, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t enjoy the breathtaking view. That said, don’t forget to bring a camera or two because you don’t want to miss capturing the moments you and your family will be having during your camping session.
Cleveland National Forest
If you and your family either live in San Diego or are merely visiting, then you might want to stop by the Cleveland National Forest and camp there for a few days. The thing about these beautiful forests is that you can whip up a hammock and enjoy the breathtaking view without having to worry about a darn thing. The beautiful canopy will not only protect you from exposure to direct sunlight but will also give you some fresh air which, according to health experts, is right for your overall health.
To make the most of your camping, make sure you are visiting during the warmer months because it snows there during winter. However, if you and your family are adventurous enough, you can always feel free to go camping during winter. If you do, be keen enough to avoid the snowing mountains since they can be quite dangerous. For the umpteenth time, there is nothing hazardous about taking a few snaps from a considerably safe distance.
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County is famous for a lot of beautiful things among them, the different beachfront campsites. Santa Barbara County has got just about everything for everyone. If your family loves the rustic campsites, then you can rest assured find quite a number of them. The same goes with if you prefer the glamorous campsites.
All you need to do is do your research beforehand to avoid the possibility of being spoilt for choice because it happens more often than anyone is comfortable to admit. I kid you not. One popular camping sites is none other than the ever glamorous El Capitan State Beach. What makes it unique is the fact that it comes with its bluff.
Redwood National and State Parks
If you and your family ever find yourself in Northern California and require a place to camp, then look no further than the Redwood National and State Parks. Apart from the beautiful scenery, the trees here will also blow your minds away, given that some of them are well over a century old. You will also have the option of camping near the Pacific Ocean in all its glory, or you can also enjoy the redwood forest where you and your family can string up your hammocks and chatter the night away singing and laughing in the open sky.
Big Bear Lake and Angeles National Forest
According to doctors, biking is very good for your health since it not only results in great legs but its also the right way for cardio. Thankfully for you and your family, you’ll have the chance to do much biking whenever you choose to go camping by the Big Bear Lake and Angeles National Forest. However, biking isn’t the only attraction there. You can also get the chance to enjoy some hiking, skiing, and fishing.
Also, speaking of fishing, there are many species of fish that you can find there. Also, according to wellness experts, we all need to be eating our fish regularly since they are a good source of protein as well as omega-3. Moreover, since all of the hiking and skiing can be a daunting task that will need your muscles to grow, supplementing your diet will be nothing short of an incredible idea altogether.
As earlier mentioned, it would be in your best interest to make the necessary preparations before going out to camp in California. Some of these places are so remote that you might not have the time to go and buy whatever it is that you forgot while making your preparations. The latter is where a little research can come in handy for you and your family since you’ll not only know what to bring but also where to find them. Last but not least, don’t forget to have some money at your disposal since precise needs may arise that will need money to be solved.
Remember that there is no one rushing you to try all of these breathtakingly beautiful camping spots all at once. You and your family can start with the one that tickles your fancy the most and works your way either up or down the list; no particular order (since no one is putting a gun to your head). Last but not least, remember to have as much fun as you can because that’s the whole point of going camping now isn’t it? feel free to check out this videoon the health benefits of camping.