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Old 11-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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RV/Campground advice

I'm currently in Bakersfield, and while I like the weather, I hate the smog/fog/haze. I like looking 50 miles in each direction and seeing "stuff".

My question is this: Is there a nice campground/RV park that you would recommend anywhere between Redding and Bakersfield, along the CA99 corridor, that has clear, clean skies, and would make a nice winter hangout? I'd like to stay above freezing, but I can tolerated some mildly cool temps. I'll most likely stay from Dec. 1 til March 1.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Death valley or the coast
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Panamint springs, you might be able to trade working as the camp host in exchange for 3 squares and full hookups for the duration.

http://www.panamintsprings.com/
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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Death valley or the coast
I think you're telling me what I thought would be the deal, smog/haze/fog all the way. It seems to clear out about Mojave/Barstow and points south correct?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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Panamint springs, you might be able to trade working as the camp host in exchange for 3 squares and full hookups for the duration.

http://www.panamintsprings.com/
Thanks for the info, not too sure I want to be that far out in the boonies!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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This is at the Northern end of your range. Nice Area, never seen the RV park.

http://woodsonbridgervpark.com/Woods...RV%20Rates.htm
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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If you’re staying on the western side of the Sierra’s check out Millerton Lake SCG http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=587 outside of Friant (just northeast of Fresno). I’ve stopped and camped here many times and it’s one of my favorites. A little pricy…(thanks allot CA) but really worth it. Campsites are right on the lake with big boulders to sit on and this time of year would be much less crowded.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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I think you're telling me what I thought would be the deal, smog/haze/fog all the way. It seems to clear out about Mojave/Barstow and points south correct?

for cleaner air and not freezzingg temps the low desert or the coast are the best in the winter

you could rv at a few nice coastal spots more rain but warm or go low desert like death valley and have little to no
rain and warmer days
i'd do both if i had a month to hang out
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #9
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The largest swap meet in the US is starting up soon in Quartzsite, AZ. A "bit" out of your range, but lots of people camp there for the winter months. Tons of off-road riding too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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There are a few KOA's that you might want to investigate. West Sacramento, Shingle Springs, Cloverdale (off 101 north of Santa Rosa). There probably are others so try the KOA web site.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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There's a new RV park in Red Bluff near I-5 & Sacramento River don't know anything bout it. There's another in Redding on the Sac river also, it's on Park Marina drive. Doesn't seem to get foggy that far north.

What kinda facilities you need?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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I live in Modesto.Most of the area along hwy99 gets fogged in all winter .Its like living in a damp refrigerator.I woud be thinking of the cental coast area( San Luis Obispo) or the desert-like Pahrump Nevada
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #13
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Do you need to stay in that corridor? The reason I ask is there are many nice areas to the south and east of you that would have a lot better weather.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #14
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My question is this: Is there a nice campground/RV park that you would recommend anywhere between Redding and Bakersfield, along the CA99 corridor, that has clear, clean skies, and would make a nice winter hangout? I'd like to stay above freezing, but I can tolerated some mildly cool temps. I'll most likely stay from Dec. 1 til March 1.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
Anything along the 99 corridor is in the Valley. Depending on the wind and rain you will be in the smog/fog all year round.

There are a FEW days in the valley when the north wind blows that anywhere is the valley is BEAUTIFUL, even Bakersfield. But it's only a few days and hard to predict

With that, the northern part of 99 usually has better air however it is colder in the winter.

For clean air you need to be on the eastern slope (hwy 395) or the coast.

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