6 Best Camping Grounds in California for Kids

California, the land of fruits and nuts, is also known for its redwoods, beaches and the large number of camping grounds they offer. Fortunately, many of them are also ideal for taking your kids. So here is a list of 6 best camping grounds in California, for kids.

Sunset State Beach

Sunset State Beach

This is a large camp ground situated 16 miles from Santa Cruz in the south direction, along Highway 1. The South camp section is a good site because of its proximity to the beach. Hence it is also crowded during the peak summer months. Try to book your reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Henry Cowell State Park

Henry Cowell State Park

Situated well within the Santa Cruz Mountains, this camp ground is a hiker’s paradise. The redwoods are the best places to camp with kids and this reason it is a great place for a family vacation. The park also has trains that take your kids on a ride to the Roaring Camp located within the forest. The Big Basin Park, that forms a part of these redwoods is a perfect place to camp and has a scenic drive along the highway.

Van Damme State Park

Van Damme State Park

This campground is at a stone’s throw distance from the beach. It is a fern canyon with lots of greenery and miles of trails along them. Located in the Mendocino County, this is a perfect location for a perfect camping trip with your kids.

Pismo State beach

Pismo State beach

If you are looking to have fun in the dunes of a beach, then this is the ideal location. Your kids will love watching monarch butterflies in the wild, as this is the biggest grove of Monarch butterfly in the USA. The camp grounds are located in Oceano, a small town, while the town of Pismo is a good place for your kids.

Carpinteria State Beach

Carpinteria State Beach

This campground is a located close to Santa Barbara and the beach is a host to seals and sea lions. The daytime temperatures can go as high as 80 degrees at any time of the year. So go well prepared with sunscreens and UV protective wear. Keep the children and yourself sufficiently hydrated throughout.

South Carlsbad State Beach

South Carlsbad State Beach

Just 20 minutes away from San Diego, this campground is the closest one to urban living. The weather is great for most part of the year and hence good for planning a trip anytime with your kids.

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