San Francisco, California is the home of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, fabulous places, and even beautiful camping sites where only a camping tent and sleeping bag is needed to relax and enjoy for days! San Francisco is located in North-end of California. San Francisco is the fourth most populated city in California and is the commercial, cultural, and financial center of Northern California. Aside from the bustle and hassle of the city life in San Francisco, many people tend to camp in some parts of the city to enjoy and relax with Mother Nature. In this article, we shall tackle on where we can camp on the city, whether camping with a car or without a car; you can go to these list of camping sites. Who says that you can’t camp in San Francisco?
I can only enumerate four to start with, Let’s begin!
1. Samuel P. Taylor State Park (Taylor Camp), Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas
Small or large group, this camping park offers picnic areas and camping grounds for campers. There are trails to shady woods and some slopes of Mount Barnabe to enjoy and reconnect with Mother Nature. The trail towards the site is completely paved and trails are quite accessible. If you have a car, it’s easy to drive right through the site; also it has no scary long roads towards the camp because the said site is close to the main road, not like in those horror movies that people are being killed. It’s totally safe here! There are some points that raccoons will disturb your night and other animals but nothing really too spooky to think about, just properly dispose your garbage and store your stuff. If you don’t want to sleep outside with tents, they also have great cabins to check in. it’s modern in style and it also has heating inside, classy. There are also kitchens available here if you want to start grilling that ribs and all. Dogs are also allowed in the area, there is a trail where it’s dog friendly. The park has a relaxing river also that completes the environment of a relaxing park. Majestic and a home away from home, start camping here now!
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2. Point Reyes National Seashore (Coast Camp), bear Valley Rd
The coast camp is one of the camps that offer food locker as one of their services to keep the raccoons out of disturbing you. There are also picnic tables and a grill if you wish to do those burgers to perfect your vacation. There are also decent bathrooms available in the site and drinking water is also provided. This is the most popular camping site for families since it accessible through the trailheads or even the beach. There are two group sites and 12 individual sites available for campers on this site. You can either hike or bike towards this camp, for hike-in, it’s just 11.8 miles from the Laguna trailhead and for bike-in, 2.7 miles from Coast Trailhead across from the Point Reyes Hostel. Vast grasslands, picturesque hillsides and forest, cool sandy beach, this park is quite diversified. This park with all its secrets and awesome places needs to be explored more. Some downside towards this camp, you can’t bring dogs or pets and showers are not available, but don’t let this get into you. It is preferred to camp outside with tents to see the amazing sky full of stars. Experience the camp, now!
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3. Candlestick RV Park, Gilman Ave
Got an RV? Candlestick RV Park is the camp for you. This camp is made for RVs but you can camp outside with tents also, there are also rooms that are quite limited. They provide clean comfort rooms and showers. For the location, it’s very convenient; you can rent a cab, ride a transit connection, or a bus to Chinatown. This camp also provides a Wi-Fi connection and you can charge everything you need to charge for a certain amount and some are even free. They also have TV rooms with table tennis and even printers. They also have a mini store that sells basic necessities like food, toiletries, and the likes. Security guards also take shifts or post at the gate at night to secure the guests. It’s pretty expensive here due to the services they offer. There is no other RV park in San Francisco like this. Try their RV now!
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4. Juniper Campground- Mount Diablo State Park
There are three major tent campgrounds for Mount Diablo State Park, one of which is the juniper campground that provides good scenery of the place and clean camping ground for campers on their stay. This area is easy to access and the size of the site is
quite large and very peaceful so it caters to many campers. The amenities are all well in placed. There is also the problem of lack of shade since at the beginning of the camp site there are fewer trees but further more to the trail, there are more trees. Also, be ready with this place, it’s a dry campground. You can make bon fires here but just be careful, make sure that all of the fire is out. The place is quite prone to fire. For a hiker, this place is a great site to go to. From this site a hiker can go to Mount Diablo easily. This site also provides spectacular imagery when you sit on the nearby cliff they have and can be relaxing at the same time while drinking a beer or having a picnic with the family.
Try the juniper Campground!
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