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Old 08-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #11
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:03 PM   #12
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Having lived in SoCal for 30 years, I can suggest some places but you need to provide more info on what you're looking for.

Hookups, things for kids, coastal, wooded, dry camping, boondocking, mountains, ...etc?
Thanks!!!

Can I just say all of the above???

Really I would like to find some campgrounds near lakes/rivers for fishing. We do most of our camping in the desert, but I'm really open to anything. The point of us getting this new trailer is to experience new things with the family (Wife, twin teenagers (boy and girl), 7yo boy and me).
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:26 PM   #13
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Congrats on the new unit! If you have the ability to spend the night in your new unit, I would. So many things pop up while camping.

Here is a little get together that we are doing in October if you want to join:

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HONDAMAN, This looks like a lot of fun... Question; are all campers welcome? I ask because my bother has a non-Forest River trailer and he would like to join.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:41 PM   #14
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Thanks!!!

Can I just say all of the above???

Really I would like to find some campgrounds near lakes/rivers for fishing. We do most of our camping in the desert, but I'm really open to anything. The point of us getting this new trailer is to experience new things with the family (Wife, twin teenagers (boy and girl), 7yo boy and me).
i would recommend Edison Lake, for one.
not many SoCal lakes that i would recommend. too few good ones.
north of Ventura, there are a few.
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:56 PM   #15
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i would recommend Edison Lake, for one.
not many SoCal lakes that i would recommend. too few good ones.
north of Ventura, there are a few.
Thanks again.

Most of my camping has been boondocking. I just found out that that means

So any spots you recommend? Also, any other Camp groups with hook-ups you like?
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Also, any other Camp groups with hook-ups you like?
don't know what you mean by "Camp groups"?
did you mean Campgrounds?

if so, we almost always dry camp(meaning staying in campground that has no hookups), because we preferred California State Park campgrounds.

so, we rarely camped with any hookups. usually only when we camped in Oregon State Parks, which are the BEST!

by the way, used to surf a lot at HB, usually Cliffs.
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don't know what you mean by "Camp groups"?
did you mean Campgrounds?

if so, we almost always dry camp(meaning staying in campground that has no hookups), because we preferred California State Park campgrounds.

so, we rarely camped with any hookups. usually only when we camped in Oregon State Parks, which are the BEST!

by the way, used to surf a lot at HB, usually Cliffs.
Haha... yes I meant camp grounds for sure.

Are there any dry camp GROUNDS you would recommend?

My son who starts high school next week is on the HBHS Surf team. Him and his friends surf "dog beach" mostly.
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Welcome from another SoCal member! And congrats on your Cruise Lite too! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have mine.

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Congrats on the new unit! If you have the ability to spend the night in your new unit, I would. So many things pop up while camping.

Here is a little get together that we are doing in October if you want to join:

Calico Ghost Town Camp Out - Oct 2015 - Forest River Forums
x2 on Calico Ghost Town. I will check on your question about Calico and get back to you ASAP.

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Haha... yes I meant camp grounds for sure.

Are there any dry camp GROUNDS you would recommend?

My son who starts high school next week is on the HBHS Surf team. Him and his friends surf "dog beach" mostly.
Your son is lucky to still be on summer break. School started last week here in the Corona-Norco district.
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Haha... yes I meant camp grounds for sure.

Are there any dry camp GROUNDS you would recommend?
we loved coastal campgrounds when we live in SoCal.

San Elijo SB, Emma Woods SB, Carpenteria SB, Refugio SB, Sycamore Canyon in Pt. Mugu SP, Morro Bay SP and New Brighton SB, to name a few.
we like state parks, so dry camping in Cali is a must.
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I have to say hello to another person from Huntington Beach. for a quick shakedown trip we used the rv campground at prado dam. it is a san Bernardino county park. nice lake there with full hookups. we have also used o'neil regional park which is a dry camp.
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