Ron Horii's Bay Area Back Pages
Family Camping

Here are some of my favorite places to go camping in California. They are places that I've camped at that are family-friendly, easily accessible by car, and most have flush toilets, running water, and hot showers.

These are some favorite places that I've been to for day visits that are also good for family camping:

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Camping Books

The best book on camping in California that I've seen is California Camping by Tom Stienstra (Foghorn Press, San Francisco). It's a huge thick red book with ratings and personal opinions on just about every campsite in California.

Other books:

Moon Outdoors: California Camping by Tom Stienstra.
Menasha Ridge: Best in Tent Camping, Northern California by Bill Mai
Menasha Ridge: Best in Tent Camping, Southern California by Bill Mai
Menasha Ridge:  The Unofficial Guide to the Best RV and Tent Campgrounds in California and the West  by Joel Grossman and Christopher Books

AAA also has a guide and camping maps which you can pick up for free if you're a AAA member.

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Ron Horii, San Jose
Created 10/5/97. Last update: 7/14/07