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Old 10-16-2018, 06:13 AM   #1
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Good morning all you west coasters. We are wanting to camp along the PCH this coming Feb./March. I’ve ridden most of it on the motorcycle over the years but never in the RV. The area I’m interested in is between Monterey and San Simeon. We prefer National and State parks but will take any advise you have. Also what’s the weather like that time of year. I’ve always been there in the summer and it was pleasant then. Wondering how cold it’s likely to be in the winter. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:26 AM   #2
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Good morning all you west coasters. We are wanting to camp along the PCH this coming Feb./March. I’ve ridden most of it on the motorcycle over the years but never in the RV. The area I’m interested in is between Monterey and San Simeon. We prefer National and State parks but will take any advise you have. Also what’s the weather like that time of year. I’ve always been there in the summer and it was pleasant then. Wondering how cold it’s likely to be in the winter. Thanks.
Why does my thread say moved at the beginning?
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:30 AM   #3
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the only state park that has big enough sites for your rig, after San Simeon, is Pfeiffer Big Sur.
as far as i know, there are no national park camprounds between San Simeon and Monterey. in fact, there are no national parks, on PCH, between L.A. and San Francisco.
February and March are probably the wettest and coldest months on the Central Coast.
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Why does my thread say moved at the beginning?
it was moved to the Western U.S. sub-forum.
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There are a few private parks south of Big Sur. I don't think there is anything north of there. Im Monterrey there are choices, most are outside of town by a bit. At San Simeon there are State Parks/campgrounds and they're all dry camping. Check out https://www.parks.ca.gov/


Reservations are a PITA using Reserve America but that time of year there should be no problem, aside from Julia Pfeiffer, that's always popular and there are not too many large sites. It is a GORGEOUS area and campground though, we spent our honeymoon there 39 years ago.
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There is one privately owned RV park just north of Malibu that we had reservations for earlier this year. They claimed it was a pull through site. My tow vehicle wouldn't even fit in it and they didn't refund the money. As we were leaving, another rig with a travel trailer was entering. It was too late to warn him.


RV campgrounds on the west coast require a lot of pre planning.
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You are fairly limited, like some other posters mentioned. Big sur is a great choice. There is also a campground on the coast near Hearst castle, but I never stayed there. However, if you get as far south as Moro bay and San Luis Obispo county, a wonderful world of coastal camping opens up.

You already know from your experience, the California coast is an inspiring experience.
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Most of the camp grounds from Morro Bay south are booked almost a year ahead now hard to get them. That is why I have a week coming up in fort bragg it was the only place I could find with such a short notice. booked about three months ahead.
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Plaskett Creek is nice. If you dive, you can go across the Hiway and dive Emerald Cove for emeralds-- or walk the beach to find a few at low tide.
This is dry camping only- no hookups.
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Plaskett Creek is nice. If you dive, you can go across the Hiway and dive Emerald Cove for emeralds-- or walk the beach to find a few at low tide.
This is dry camping only- no hookups.

Great campground, we have stayed many times. More towards April would be better weather. Feb and March could be pretty wet along there.
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