Monday, December 28, 2009

Campground still open for winter fun in California

Most retirees who plan to spend all or part of the winter in California campgrounds and RV parks and resorts have already made their reservations. But for those who have waited to the last minute, the task of locating a private park that still has room for short or long-term winter visitors just got a little easier: The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds has assembled a list of parks that still have room for snowbirds.

“We’re trying to make it easier for snowbirds to find places to stay,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the Auburn-based campground association, whose website, , serves as a search engine and booking tool for campgrounds throughout the state.

As of late December, Sipe added, at least 21 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts in California had yet to fill up for the season. Parks that still have vacancy for short- and long-term winter visitors include:

n Anaheim Resort RV Park in Anaheim: Located one mile from Disneyland, this pet-friendly park offers a heated swimming pool and hot water spa.

n Bakersfield Palms RV Park in Bakersfield: This park features a heated pool, horseshoe pit and children’s playground. www.palmsrv.comn Bakersfield R.V. Resort in Bakersfield: This park has many amenities, including an onsite message therapist, a fitness center and gym, a putting green, plus a bar and restaurant and Internet cafĂ©.

n Bernardo Shores RV Park in Imperial Beach: This 124-space gated adult park is located on the San Diego Bay.

n Black Meadow Landing in Parker Dam: The park, located along Lake Havasu, offers fishing, boating, birdwatching and golf.

n Butterfield Ranch Resort in Julian: This park is located near the historic gold mining town of Julian and Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego County.

n Calizona RV Park in Needles: This park, located on historic Route 66 and overlooking the Colorado River and the Topock wetlands, features crafts, horseshoes and exercise classes.

n Campland on the Bay in San Diego: This park offers extensive activities for people of all ages, from arts and crafts classes to beach volleyball, basketball, kickball, Capture the Flag, darts, horseshoes, pickleball, adult ping pong and water sports. The campground also has its own skatepark.

n DeAnza Springs Resort in Jacumba: This clothing-optional park is located in the mountains roughly one hour east of San Diego.

n Kit Fox RV Park: This new park near Interstate 5 is 92 miles south of Sacramento. The park plans to add a dog run and putting green.

n La Pacifica RV Resort in San Diego: This park’s amenities include a video and book library, a large recreation room with a wide screen TV and a heated pool and spa.

n Marina Dunes RV Park in Marina: This 88-site park is close to the beach and just a few miles north of Monterey.

n Merced River RV Resort in Delhi: This San Joaquin Valley park is located just south of Modesto.

n Mountain Gate RV Park in Redding: Located three miles south of Shasta Lake, this northern San Joaquin Valley park features big rig friendly sites, a solar heated swimming pool and a fenced dog park.

n Paradise by the Sea in Oceanside: This 102-site, big-rig friendly park also has a hot tub.

n Pismo Sands RV Park in Oceano: In addition to offering nearby hiking, ocean swimming and kayaking opportunities, this park features a heated swimming pool and spa and arcade with pool and air hockey tables.

n Sands RV and Golf Resort in Desert Hot Springs: This park’s amenities include a 9-hole executive golf course; a leash free dog park; a large heated pool and two Jacuzzis. Activities include a hiking club, and classes in dancing, water aerobics and arts and crafts.

n Shadow Hills RV Resort in Indio: This pet friendly park has a heated pool and Jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art fitness center and recreation room with pool and ping pong tables and shuffleboard courts.

n Sleepy Hollow RV Park in Willets: This 18-site, pet-friendly park has a small pond and recreation room.

n Twentynine Palms Resort in Twentynine Palms: This park has its own 9-hole golf course with water obstacles, sand bunkers, and doglegs.

n Victorville Shady Oasis in Victorville: This 136-site, pet-friendly park is in the high desert. (888) 897-2153

1 comment:

Butterfield Ranch Resort said...

Thanks for the shout out!

-Butterfield Ranch