Here are two free guides that can help you find private tent and RV camping sites in California and Arizona — and a whole lot more. Some locations offer stays in cabins, cottages, vintage Airstream trailers, covered wagons, African safari tents and tepees.
The deal: The 2018 Camp-California! guide offers details about 300-plus privately owned and operated campgrounds. You’ll also find amenities such as pools and playgrounds for kids in the 80-page guide compiled by the California Assn. of RV Parks.
Some examples: Stay in a covered wagon at Frandy Park Campground on the Kern River in Kernville ($125 a night plus campground fee; sleeps six) or in a tepee at Rancho Oso Guest Ranch and Stables in the Santa Ynez Valley in Solvang ($108 a night, sleeps four).
You’ll find the guide at California Welcome Centers and other locations, but you can call (530) 885-1624 to order a print copy. You’ll find a digital copy (and more information) online at Camp-California.com.
The 2018-19 Arizona RV and Camping Guide details locations and amenities for 90 campgrounds in its 32-page guide. Check out camping extras such as a pool and on-site laundry at Munds Park RV Resort while touring the northern part of the state. You can order a free copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or a digital version at www.GoCampingInArizona.com.
When: The guides are available indefinitely.