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California RV Parks: The RV parks in California You Want to Visit!

RV Parks in California range from the sparest, most rustic parks imaginable to top-of-the-line luxury resorts, particularly in the southern part of the state. Overall, California rv parks are numerous, as they are in virtually every western state, and stack up well against those of any other jurisdiction.

The following are the California rv parks my wife and I experienced on a 30,000-mile adventure that we undertook in search of our country and of ourselves. The trip is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

We passed through California both going and coming on our road trip, and stayed at different California rv parks on each visit. Outbound, we had come into California from Oregon and worked our way south through the state. Inbound, we entered California from Nevada and traveled north. On one or the other of these visits, we encountered:


If you’re considering exploring any California rv parks, I hope you’ve found these descriptions helpful. If you know of any other rv parks in California that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some great rv parks in California and neighboring states, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.