Geoff By: Geoff
  • Teresa PRO 3y

  • John Piazza PRO 3y

    Great composition. What a sight to wake up to. I'm glad they haven't shut that park down--not yet at least.
  • Lisa Ouellette PRO 3y

    I'm glad that park is spared, too.
  • Geoff 3y

    Teresa John Piazza Lisa Ouellette Thanks guys! We loved this place. Do you have any other NorCal parks you would recommend with similar or better qualities than Samuel P? Seems like such a crap shoot when searching places for family camping.
  • Lisa Ouellette PRO 3y

    Geoff whooo boy, there are plenty! I assume you are thinking only about car-camping, right?

    Van Damme, Mendocino
    Russian Gulch, Mendocino
    Donner Pass State Park - not a LOT of privacy in the sites, but it's sweet
    Fallen Leaf Lake - South Lake Tahoe
    DL Bliss - Lake Tahoe (they have a small loop with smaller sites - if you can get in there, do it)
    Private: Camp Richardson - Lake Tahoe (hardly any privacy in those sites, though)
    Nevada Beach, Lake Tahoe.
    Loon Lake, Wrights's Lake - all up by Crystal Basin (up Hwy 50)
    And for families, I've heard nice things about Sly Park in Pollock Pines.
    If you are willing to hike (with a wagon), the campsites at China Camp in Marin are still open, and since it's a short walk (with a wagon). Quiet, and private sites.

    My list is somewhat biased toward places I can kayak, so there are likely many others that are great, but I don't know about them. Generally, if you are on a lake that has power boat access, you're likely to be near the "budweiser & boombox" scene. YMMV. Mid-week, you're in better shape.
  • Geoff 3y

    Lisa Ouellette Thank you! Yes car camping. My wife has the requirement of a bathroom and shower.... I'll throw these on my list! We're thinking Big Basin for our next excursion.
  • bingley0522 PRO 3y

    Ahhhhhhh! Nice!
  • wildorange55 3y

    i would love to wake up to this.
  • Edward James PRO 3y

    Damn I can almost taste the air of camping. Love it.
  • n.white1 3y

    heavenly! what a way to wake up
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  • Geoff 3y

    Maddie Joyce Thanks!
  • yamatime PRO 3y

    I love a tent view !!
  • lostinagoodway 3y

  • Just-a-Song PRO 2y

    Just a little marker to remember to keep an eye on your stream. Lovely.
  • Daniel Szepesvári 4mo

    super perspective
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