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Are you looking for established campgrounds, or boondocking?

For established campgrounds, my all time favorite spot is Los Coyotes indian reservation campground. It's not cheap, at $25 a night, but the views and location can't be beat. They also have the cleanest porto potties I've ever seen... Great place to camp, and if you like camping in groups, this place is great for that.

http://www.loscoyotestribe.com/generalinfocamp/
 

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I had no idea this place existed! Just went through Warner Springs going to Anza-Borrego last weekend. We much prefer non-campground camping, but this looks like a great rustic place to camp with our RV-type friends!
 

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I had no idea this place existed! Just went through Warner Springs going to Anza-Borrego last weekend. We much prefer non-campground camping, but this looks like a great rustic place to camp with our RV-type friends!
Its a hidden gem for sure. The lower campground has killer views of a huge open field and it's real quiet there. No assigned "campsites" per say... Pretty much just camp wherever you park. It definitely doesn't have that "campground" feel.
 

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Thanks Raul.. This was pretty much just looking out from a spot one of our group was parked at. Breathtaking sunrise and sunset..
 
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A few good campgrounds along HW 49 near Sierra City. Small town, one restaurant, one bar, one general store, that's about it. Hw 49 follows the beautiful North Yuba river and great for fishing and swimming. Try Wild Plum Campground: I haven't stayed there but drove by a few times both summer and winter and looked like a nice place to set up for day trips to explore the surrounding forest roads. We like to go up sierra buttes rd and go explore up that way.
 

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Established Campgrounds:

Lake Bowman in Tahoe National Forest - 16 miles of rough dirt road to get there and not many established sites so it does not get to crowded

Yosemite Creek in Yosemite, the most remote campground within the park.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Boondocking

Brewer Lake - it is near Bald Mountain, about 5 miles off road driving to get there with the last .25 miles requiring some rock crawling.

Clavey River in Stanislaus National Forest - Near Hull Creek OHV

Big Meadow Area - Sequoia National Forest

Many more, but I did not want to go on forever.
 

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Are you looking for established campgrounds, or boondocking?

For established campgrounds, my all time favorite spot is Los Coyotes indian reservation campground. It's not cheap, at $25 a night, but the views and location can't be beat. They also have the cleanest porto potties I've ever seen... Great place to camp, and if you like camping in groups, this place is great for that.

http://www.loscoyotestribe.com/generalinfocamp/
whoa!! never heard of this place! looks sick!
 

Tom (Steel Industries)

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Are you looking for established campgrounds, or boondocking?

For established campgrounds, my all time favorite spot is Los Coyotes indian reservation campground. It's not cheap, at $25 a night, but the views and location can't be beat. They also have the cleanest porto potties I've ever seen... Great place to camp, and if you like camping in groups, this place is great for that.

http://www.loscoyotestribe.com/generalinfocamp/
Thanks! Actually looking for both. Ill have to check this one out!
 

Tom (Steel Industries)

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A few good campgrounds along HW 49 near Sierra City. Small town, one restaurant, one bar, one general store, that's about it. Hw 49 follows the beautiful North Yuba river and great for fishing and swimming. Try Wild Plum Campground: I haven't stayed there but drove by a few times both summer and winter and looked like a nice place to set up for day trips to explore the surrounding forest roads. We like to go up sierra buttes rd and go explore up that way.
Nice. Thanks! Will def have to check it out
 

Tom (Steel Industries)

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Established Campgrounds:

Lake Bowman in Tahoe National Forest - 16 miles of rough dirt road to get there and not many established sites so it does not get to crowded

Yosemite Creek in Yosemite, the most remote campground within the park.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Boondocking

Brewer Lake - it is near Bald Mountain, about 5 miles off road driving to get there with the last .25 miles requiring some rock crawling.

Clavey River in Stanislaus National Forest - Near Hull Creek OHV

Big Meadow Area - Sequoia National Forest

Many more, but I did not want to go on forever.
Great list! Been to Lake Bowman, nice area! I'll have to look into the others. Thanks!
 

Tom (Steel Industries)

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IF your in Northern California near the Bay Area Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a nice little campground, good for RV or tent.
 

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IF your in Northern California near the Bay Area Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a nice little campground, good for RV or tent.
Samual P Taylor, I camped there several times when I was kid. I do not think I have been there in 35 years. I do have a funny story. My brother, a couple of friends and I caught a lizard. So we find this big jar and put the lizard in it. So we can take it back to camp to show our parents. One the friends was looking in the jar with his face over the opening and that dang lizard jumped up and latched on to my buddy's bottom lip. the other three of us were laughing so hard, because the lizard sort of hung there for a few seconds. Good times...
 
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If you like Wilderness camping with no services; may I recommend Inyo Craters/Mono Lake area. Some of the most fantastic views and the geology changes, mile after mile.
I really like this area, there are couple of spots near Bodie we like.
 
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Reviving an old Thread, but heading up toward Bay Area in next couple days, from AZ. Looking at Samuel P Taylor, any recommendations what camp site to pick for Tacoma with a RTT. Unless someone has a better place to camp. Looking for somewhere green within about and hour of San Francisco that won't be too cold this time of year.