Before you set out for a West Coast campground try flipping through a copy of well-respected Moon Travel Guides’ West Coast RV Camping, a comprehensive reference to more than 2,300 RV parks and campgrounds in Washington, Oregon and California. Compiled by Tom Stienstra, the country’s top-selling author of outdoor guidebooks, this book covers everything you would want to know about a potential place to hookup the RV or pitch a tent.
Even if you aren’t RVing, the listings have plenty of helpful information, including whether or not the campground has tent sites, camping fees, hiking trails, fishing and boating sites, whether pets are allowed, how scenic the campground is and much more. Organized first by state, and then by regions within the state that are detailed in a map, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for without having to thumb through the index or pour over the table of contents. There’s also a section of useful camping tips and lists of Stienstra’s picks for best family-friendly, wildlife-viewing, and fishing campgrounds. For more information about West Coast RV Camping, go to www.moon.com.
This article first published in the December 2010 email newsletter.