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Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake Campground for Oktoberfest 2014 Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake Campground for Oktoberfest 2014 Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake Campground for Oktoberfest 2014

2014′s annual pilgrimage with the siblings to Fallen Leaf Lake Campground and Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson is always a great time. Fallen Leaf Lake is the ultimate sierra campgrounds.

Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at North Pines Campground in Yosemite

North Pines campground in the northeastern part of Yosemite Valley is a favorite offering great access to the river and a secluded feel.

Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake in late Spring 2014 Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake in late Spring 2014 Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake in late Spring 2014

Fallen Leaf Lake campground offers spacious campsites, great meadows, a great view of Fallen Leaf Lake and a good point to launch from for other adventures in South Lake Tahoe.

Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area

Sunset Campground in Crystal Basin Recreation Area offers fairly spacious sites with great access to Union Valley Reservoir. A great place to camp.

Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California Camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California

Summer camping at Lake Mendocino in Northern California with plenty of water to play in, and a disc golf course nearby!

Camping in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin Camping in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin Camping in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Marin

Great camping at Samuel P. Taylor State Park tucked in the Marin hills and kept cool by big redwood trees and a nearby creek.

Camping at Pogie Point Campground in Mendocino Camping at Pogie Point Campground in Mendocino Camping at Pogie Point Campground in Mendocino

A weekend of camping at Pogie Point Campground on Lake Pillsbury located in the Mendocino National Forest.

Camping at Camp Richardon on Lake Tahoe Camping at Camp Richardon on Lake Tahoe Camping at Camp Richardon on Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson is a resort on the Southwest end of Lake Tahoe off Hwy 89 shortly north of the Y in South Lake Tahoe. They have a general store, restaurant/bar, beach access, and offer camping for RVs and tent campers.

Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite

Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite lies in the Yosemite Valley east of Curry Village. It is the closest to Happy Isles and the Mist Trail with a seasonal creek behind some of the sites. Site 174 was great.

Free Campsite in West Point Campground Free Campsite in West Point Campground Free Campsite in West Point Campground

Stayed here for free during “Labor Week” 2010 as a staging for backpacking the following day. We fished at the dam of Union Valley Reservoir and spent one night here. Wasn’t too bad.

Camp Outback and the Russian River Beer Revival Camp Outback and the Russian River Beer Revival Camp Outback and the Russian River Beer Revival

Poison Oak aside (I got it REALLY bad here), this was a great little campground in Guerneville which provided an excellent place to pass out after the nearby 8th Annual Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cookoff at the Stumptown Brewery.

Camping at Donner Memorial State Park Camping at Donner Memorial State Park Camping at Donner Memorial State Park

Donner Memorial State Park is a beautiful campground with easy walking access to Donner Lake. The campsites on the outskirts are almost perfect.

Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake Camping at Fallen Leaf Lake

Fallen Leaf Lake is a very scenic lake SW of Lake Tahoe off Hwy 89, not too far beyond the Y. The campsites are fairly large and private with a nice meadow and short hike to the lake.

Camping at Lake Pillsbury in Mendocino County Camping at Lake Pillsbury in Mendocino County Camping at Lake Pillsbury in Mendocino County

Lake Pillsbury in Mendocino County offers a rustic campground on a lake with snowy mountain views. Just about requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there. Best in Spring.

Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area Camping at Crystal Basin Recreation Area

Crystal Basin off Hwy 50 is a great summertime play place for camping, hiking, biking, fishing and boating. Just west of Desolation Wilderness the area offers wonderful views and some great hiking. Try the dispersed camping for a free campground you have to yoursel(f/ves).