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Camping on the Northern California Coast

05.26.16

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  • The headlands at Gualala Point are adjacent to Gualala Point Campground.- Camping on the Northern California Coast
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  • Pantoll Campground is tucked away under a Douglas fir forest on Mount Tamalpais' upper slopes.- Camping on the Northern California Coast
  • Giant redwoods throughout the Sempervirens Campground in Big Basin State Park.- Camping on the Northern California Coast
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  • Valley View vista above Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground.- Camping on the Northern California Coast
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Perhaps no place is better suited to year-round camping than the coastal stretch extending from Big Sur in the south to the Oregon border, where hundreds upon hundreds of miles of coastline, accessed by scenic and slower-paced Highway 1, offer campgrounds situated amongst old-growth forest, dramatic coastal mountains, secluded beaches, tidal rivers and countless trails leading off to explore the unknown. With mild temperatures and year-round open campgrounds, it's always an ideal time to go camping along the California coast.  

California's coastal camping options are nearly limitless. To get you started, below are a handful of destinations to add to your all-season camping list. So go get cozy around a campfire and enjoy the outdoors any time of the year.  

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