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Coastal Campaways

Oceanside settings, nearby hikes and adventures, first-come, first-served opportunities … summer camping is on! Pitch your tent at any of these seaside campgrounds and have fun exploring NorCal’s dramatic coast.

Week 06.16.2016
Regions Northern CA

Ohh, Gualala

Gualala Point Regional Park Campground

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Coastal camping just got cozy in Sonoma County. Enjoy the sea breeze and take refuge from it too at Gualala Point Regional Park Campground, where 18 sites sit shaded beneath a rich canopy of riverfront redwoods and bay laurels. We recommend sites 1-6 and site 10, where unimpeded…
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Surfwood's Up!

McKerricher State Park Camping

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Headlands, wetlands, lakefront, and tide pools: MacKerricher State Park in Mendocino County delivers nine miles of diverse coastline and a seaside gem for spending the night: Surfwood Campground is a laid-back oasis with 45 lush coastal campsites—including 10 secluded first-come…
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Just Dune It!

Camping at Manchester State Park in Mendocino

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Coastal wildflowers are still going strong at Manchester State Park in Mendocino County, where dune-top hiking trails colored in baby blue eyes and purple lupine dance across the nearly 5 miles of undulating sands. Go on a coastal hike and spend the night camping just down the…
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