You can not resist the appeal of wildlife? It seems that summer is too far away to wait to get to the open world? Many who think of camping as a summer, but for many of us, it simply can not wait six months before you get to freedom. Fortunately, California has many wonderful places to spend hiking in the winter months. Winter camping, tend to be cheaper and less crowded than camping in the summer, and you can also experience the California quite differently.
California blessed us outdoor enthusiasts a variety of different landscapes and climates. And while high syarry covered with snow, Mojave Desert and the Pacific Coast urge tourists to come and experience the beauty of their winter. The beach is usually the best place to escape the cold winters due to internal average temperature tested all year round. Of course, for the real adventurers there is also a possibility for the origin of the snow at the higher elevations, so why not combine a ski trip to Camping? No matter where you choose, these places are just beautiful, but very few people felt this beauty in winter. They urge you to visit!
Angel Island – Northern California / San Francisco Bay Area
As a resident of the Bay, I love Angel Island … if it is not crowded. It's a quick trip for those who are in the Sacramento area of the Gulf, and from the absolutely spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, including the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the bridge over the bay and a view of the Tyburon and Sausalito. Rain and fog there for winters in the Bay Area, but compared to the rest of Northern California, the average temperature is pleasant. Over the past five years we have seen a very dry winter due to the terrible drought that we feel, but this year the El Nina has poured rain throughout the state, so expect wet out & # 39; I, if you decide to visit the island angel. winter. From December to March, daily high temperatures average 56-61 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime lows average 41-45 degrees Fahrenheit, so it really is not too much difference between night and day. The eastern part of the island is better protected from the ocean breeze, but on the west side overlooking the first series of strange moves under the bridge "Golden Gate". Sites East Bay and the sunrise is located on the eastern side of the island near Fort McDowell. Sazhalniki ridges and kayaking camp located on the western side of the island near the camp Reynolds. For more information on camping read the pamphlet and a park map from the park website. Please note that some of the information is outdated, but the majority remains relevant.
To get to the island Angel – is half the fun of the trip. Public ferries run from Tyburona via ferry to Angel Island and pier 41 and the ferry built in San Francisco in the Blue and Gold Fleet. Tickets for adults are $ 15 from Tyburona and $ 9 in San Francisco. These rates also include the entrance fee to the park. Please note that during the winter months, these ferries run only on weekends, so the earliest you can get to the island on Saturday morning, and the latest you can stay on Sunday night when you do not plan to stay the whole week. But there are other options! You can use your own private boat or borrow a friends. Or, if you're like me and do not own a boat, you can rent a private boat or take a water taxi Tideline. Tideline – this is a great option, it is quite expensive, but still cheaper than renting a boat and provides the most individual schedule and service, so you will not be limited to the schedule of ferry traffic.
Big Sur – Central Coast
Big Sur on the central coast of California – an absolute gem. It embodies all of the beautiful California rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Of the hundreds of species of hiking, husky trails and miles of beaches, Big Sur has everything. And due to its proximity to the ocean it is relatively average, in winter, the average high temperature from December to March range between 60-63 degrees Fahrenheit and the average lowest temperature of approximately 43 degrees fahrenheit. As always, in the winter you should be prepared for rain, heavy fog and ocean winds. Easy sur very busy in the summer months, but during the winter the crowd dispersed, leaving you with miles of empty beaches and trails to explore.
Perhaps the most amazing part of winter camping in Big Suri – is the ability to watch the majestic gray whales that migrate between Alaska and California. From December to early February, you can see whales, which migrate to the south, and in February you can migrate north with their newborn calves. It really is once in a lifetime opportunity to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Big Sur has a lot of camping, which can be found here. For those of you looking for a little warmer, and convenience, I would suggest one of the campgrounds with cabins, for example, Big Sur Camp Campings and Cabins or the Riverside Campground. Both of these campsites also offer a variety of tents and houses voyage, in addition to places of residence in the cockpit. Another recommendation for the tent and the tent camps for the rest – it's camping Kirk Creek. Kirk Creek – a great campsite located on a huge cliff overlooking the ocean. Because of its open space, he is sensitive to the strong wind and moisture, so be prepared for this if you decide to stay there.
Lake Tahoe – the mountains of Northern California / Sierra Nevada
For those who want to really get through the winter, while snow camping on the shore of Lake Tahoe is right for you. In the summer months, Lake Tahoe – one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. In the winter months this is one of the most popular mountain destinations in the world. Basically Lake Tahoe strange, and everyone wants to go there no matter what month it is.
State Park, Sugar Pine Point on the west shore of Lake Tahoe offers the best of both worlds. Camp – one of the only campgrounds in the region, is open during the winter months for the origin of the snow, and it is conveniently located just minutes from some of the biggest mountain resorts in the world. Resort Homewood (8 minutes), resort Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows (32 minutes), resort Heavenly Mountain (45 minutes) and Northstar California resort (50 minutes) located one hour of the town. Camping Sugar Pine – is also a great choice for all your snow holiday-makers as it is far from the road, so all services are available nearby.
Sugar Pine Point State Park also offers some of the best ski ski and snowmobile trails, which can offer the region Lake Tahoe, all with easy access from the campsite. In fact, it is these trails are used for biathlon and cross country skiing at the Winter Olympics 1960 in Skva Valley.
And if you're still not going to campaign tent in the snow, you always have the opportunity to find some amazing local cabs to stay. Airbnb – your best choice to order one of them.
Mt. State Park, San Jacinto – Southern California Mountains / San Jacinto Mountains
Snow camping are also readily available in Southern California in the beautiful mountains. State Park, San Jacinto. Idyllwild Park offers hiking year-round. Tent tent and travel are invited to start / start service from November to March. Camping is less than three hours from both Los Angeles and San Diego, which makes it an excellent option for those looking for a weekend escape from the city life. Classes in the snow and a sled – it's very popular activities in the park in the winter months.
There is a lot that can be done in a state park and around. Including a visit to various parts of the national monument of the mountains of Santa Rosa and San Jacinto or hike on the part of the Pacific Grebnitskih way. You can even spend a day riding on the world famous Aerial Tramway Palm Springs, which carries you to the ranks of the canyon near Palm and is nearly 6,000 feet up the mountain station.
Death Valley National Park – Southern California / Mojave Desert
Death Valley is quite strange. July 12, 2012 Furnace Creek National Park in death valley beaten temperature record when the lowest temperature was 103 degrees Fahrenheit, a world record tied to the highest temperature in the lowest day. Then, 10 July 2013 Furnace Creek broke another heat record high temperature 134 degrees Fahrenheit (!!!), breaking the American record set earlier in 1913. Needless to say that you have won in these hellish temperatures. during the winter months, in fact, Death Valley just nice in the winter. Average high temperatures from December to March range from 67 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit, average minima from 38 to 53 degrees Fahrenheit.
Since Death Valley is in the desert, it is sensitive to large variations in temperature, while the minima fall below the night. Here, camping in the desert in the winter are more different from camping in the winter beach. In the desert, temperatures can fluctuate dramatically from day to night, while close to the temperature of the ocean have remained relatively stable.
Tent camping and hiking are available in the park Furnace Creek RV and Fiddler & # 39; s Campground for $ 18 per night or in Mesquite Spring for $ 12 per night. Both campgrounds have filling stations for garbage and restrooms. For tent campers, you can stay at campsites or Emigrants Wildrose. (Note: Wildrose accepts any vehicle up to 25 feet, the immigrant is in the tent-only campsites)
Joshua Tree National Park – Southern California / Mojave Desert
Another great place in the desert of Southern California – Joshua Tree National Park. Park readily available, is only about 2.5 to 3.5 hours from Los Angeles (depending on the rate of motion). Like Death Valley, Joshua Tree in the desert in the middle of the desert, so while in the summer months it can be brilliant, very nice in the winter. The average high temperature in January to March is between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature of 35 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit. A list of all campsites in Joshua Tree National Park, see here. Camping in the northern part of the park I suggest camping Jumbo Rocks, which costs $ 15 per night and a & # 39 is a first come / first service. Camping Jumbo Rocks no water and only pit latrines, so be prepared. For those looking for a campsite in the southern part of the park, I suggest Cottonwood Campground $ 20 / night, which has a landfill, water and toilets.
Now you understand that camping in California – this summer, and winter activities. There are many amazing places you can hide in the winter, even if there is snow on the ground. Use cheaper payments, shorter terms of booking and campsites blank until you can before the end of winter. Camping in California never take breaks for seasons!
Now it's time to go there and experience what it has to offer winter camping in California! Be warm, be safe and be camping in California!