Time for that incredible RV travel vacation you’ve been planning! Now that you prepared the basic essentials and proper gear for your trip, you can think of the fun and scenic spots you’d like to visit. California is filled with some of the most beautiful destinations especially when traveling by RV. You may not be able to get to every destination on the list but we’ve narrowed it down to the best rv travel destinations in California to help make your journey a little less stressful and a lot more fun!
Located in Southern California, the Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. It was once a bustling beach resort and tourist vacation destination. Today, it is a historic relic and excellent photography spot to explore and to snap quality of photos of abandoned structures and buildings from its heyday in the 1950s. Only a short drive from the Salton Sea is Slab City, also known as “The Last Free Place on Earth.” The area is known for its community of permanent RV dwellers and the massive art installation called Salvation Mountain. Some people stay in Slab City during the winter season to avoid the cold weather and snow in their hometowns. Both places are completely free to visit and to park your RV camper.
Located Northwest of the Salton Sea, Death Valley is in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert. Death Valley is known for being one of the hottest, driest and lowest points on Earth. The national park is the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Death Valley includes a variety of natural attractions such as salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains.The hiking trails and hiking areas are numerous. Other activities include stargazing, hotsprings, photography and park tours. There are over 8 park-operated campgrounds about 5 of which accommodate RV campers. Make reservations beforehand during specific times of the year.
Located in Central California in the western Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park is a popular destination for travelers. Natural attractions include 3,000 year old sequoias, granite cliffs, streams, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, glaciers and wildlife. The park features tons of activities such as rock climbing, hiking, biking, rafting, nature tours, horseback and mule riding. Yosemite National Park has 10 campgrounds to park RV campers overnight. A reservation for a campground may be required during specific times of the year.
Located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Point Lobos State Reserve is a wildlife wonderland. Rich plants, diverse animals, hidden coves, hiking trails, meadows and an incredible underwater habitat attract scuba divers, explorers and travelers. Animal diversity includes, seals, sea otters, sea lions, gray whales and thousands of species of birds. Unfortunately, you cannot park your RV camper in Point Lobos State Reserve. However, there are dozens of RV campgrounds along the coast and nearby the Point Lobos State Reserve.
Whether it’s hiking, stargazing, sightseeing or photography you’re after, California has some of the most incredible RV travel destinations to park your camper. Always pack your essentials, have a reliable vehicle and plan ahead for a fun-filled vacation of a lifetime!