To think that Disney wanted to build a ski resort in Mineral King… This land is full of wildlife, lofty peaks, mineral rich slopes, alpine lake gems and streams. It is a wonder, untouched. Hikers who want to tackle Sawtooth Pass or go beyond Farewell Gap may find Atwell Mill or Cold Springs Campgrounds to
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Paradise Campground is a quiet spot in the Santa Ynez Valley off of the spectacular 154. This road is an absolute pleasure to drive. The views over the coastal mountain range and into the valley at “magic hour” are enough to cause you to swerve off the road. Pull over and take it all in!
New Brighton State Beach is a classic destination spot in Monterey Bay thanks to its proximity to attractions in the town of Monterey and Santa Cruz. It has well kept grounds and sites, but tends to fill up quickly in the summer. The beach is a short distance from the campsites, and makes a romantic
Pinnacles Campground is a great launching point for adventures in Pinnacles National Monument. A general store provides simple food and drink amenities, and coin operated showers. These are the only amenities for many miles since there are no gas stations nearby on 25. The scenery is unique all its own and teeming with wildlife, including
The biggest advantage of this KOA is its proximity to Yosemite and Sequoia (about 40 minutes). My trip to Sequoia was a bit impromptu, and since Memorial Weekend is one of the biggest for camping, we resorted to the Visalia / Fresno KOA, since all park sites were full. The campground wasn’t bad. Not great,