View Full Version : Northern Cali camping!!
03-13-2004, 10:01 AM
This question doesnt pertain to spearfishing. But a buddy of mine whom Iam in Iraq with now wants to take his girl camping along the northern cali coast when we return so Iam woundering if anyone has any good spots or suggestions. Maybe even some web sites if possible he can check out. feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks a bunch Iappreciate any help you can give me. Hugh
03-13-2004, 06:03 PM
How far North are we talking? North of San Francisco, Bodega, Mendocino, Humbolt, Crescent City? All of these areas have amazing camping. How rugged are you thinking? RV, Car, Tent, Backpacking? What activities are you looking for?
03-13-2004, 11:02 PM
They will probably be sleeping from a tent if the weather is good but if not probably a nice hotel but they are really looking for the beutiful scenery, probably anywhere north of the Bay Area but somewhere maybe not to crowded. So probably not to rugged. Thanks
Try this site out for diving and camping locations:
Hey Apache and Trip4dave,
Havn't heard from you guys in a while. Are we still on for later this year? My new son will be here in about 2 weeks. I'm looking at taking some time around the secong week of June. Anyway, let me know what's up. Or just call me at 775-853-4484. Take care.
You could try the Big Sur Coast, between Monterrey and Morro Bay. Several nice places to camp along there, beautiful scenery, also a couple of hotels. Lots of good hiking, surfing, beach combing etc. It does get a few more people during summer though.
03-19-2004, 09:08 PM
I think the area around Mendocino is tough to beat for scenery and activities. That's where I would send them.
03-21-2004, 07:08 PM
Try Julia Phieffer Burns State Park which is located between Big Sur and Monterey. It's just inland from the coast on the cliff and inside huge trees that give lots of cover. Be sure to have your buddy go to Point Lobos State Park which is located just south of Carmel on the other side of the golf course. You cannot camp there but it's definately worth the visit.
03-24-2004, 12:45 AM
Big Sur is nice, but the North Coast is spectacular. Take Highway 101 and cut over to Highway 1 towards Jenner just north of Santa Rosa. The drive up the coast is slow and a bit windy, but worth the trip. On the way back you can cut over to 101 from Fort Brag or you can cut over south of Mendocino thru Booneville (RECOMMENDED). You will get a chance to see some Old Growth
Redwoods and wonderful vistas of the Anderson Valley. Take your time and be sure to stop and enjoy what each small town has to offer. If they have the time you should send them north of Westport in search of "The Avenue of the Giants".
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