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Almanor Campground Lassen National Forest Located in a scenic mountain setting near the town of Chester, Lake Almanor is one of the largest man-made lakes in California. It offers fishing, boating, water-skiing, swimming, camping and picnicking.
Angel Creek Picnic Ground Pacific Ranger District Angle Creek Picnic Ground can be located on the east shore of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir. In addition to offering picnicking facilities, the site provides close access for fishing, boating and swimming.
Angora Lakes Trail Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit This trail is located to the south of Lake Tahoe. An easy half-mile hike leads to two lakes framed by cliffs.
Aspen Picnic Ground Sierraville Ranger District,
Tahoe National Forest
Aspen Picnic Ground is located on the northern shore of the Jackson Meadow Reservoir at an elevation of 6,100 feet. There is a boat launch at Pass Creek Campground and a swimming pool nearby.
Bear Cove Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
Bear Cove Picnic ground is one of many located on Huntington Lake. Picnic grounds, campgrounds and the lake itself make up the Huntington Lake Recreation Area.
Big Caliente Day Use Santa Barbara Ranger District,
Los Padres National Forest
Enjoy the hot spring at Big Caliente Day Use area; hiking and picnic opportunities available.
Big Cove Campground Plumas National Forest Big Cove Campground is located approximately 4 miles south of Frenchman Lake at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Fishing, swimming and boating are available on, or around, the lake.
Big Meadow Campground Stanislaus National Forest Big Meadow Campground is located adjacent to Highway 4 at 6,500 feet, featuring 65 sites.
Big Meadows Trail to Round Lake Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit This trail, south of Lake Tahoe, leads past Big Meadow to Round Lake. The lake is a good spot for fishing or swimming.
Big Trees Picnic Ground Foresthill Ranger District,
Tahoe National Forest
French Meadows Campground is located 26 miles east of Foresthill at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This campground has 75 campsites, potable water, toilets and a boat ramp. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.
Billy Creek Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
Billy Creek Picnic Ground is one of many located on Huntington Lake. Picnic grounds, campgrounds and the lake itself make up the Huntington Lake Recreation Area.
Black Rock Tent Campground Feather River Ranger District,
Plumas National Forest
Black Rock Campground is located on the west shore of the Little Grass Valley Reservoir at an elevation of 5,060 feet. This campground has 10 trailer sites.
Boat-in Sites - Lake Sonoma California Lake Sonoma is about 45 minutes north of Santa Rosa offering nearly 100 boat-in sites.
Boulder Creek Campground Plumas National Forest Boulder Creek Campground is located on the west shore of Antelope Lake at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Fishing, swimming, boating, hiking are available from this campground.
Bridal Veil Picnic Ground Placerville Ranger District,
Eldorado National Forest
Bridal Veil Lake Picnic Ground can be located on the South Fork of the American River. In addition to offering picnicking facilities, the site provides close access for fishing and is a beautiful swimming area.
Bridalveil Loop Trail Yosemite National Park This trail leads in a loop around the western portion of Yosemite Valley. It is approximately six and a half miles round trip.
Brokeoff Mountain Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park The trail to the summit of Brokeoff Mountain is seven and a half miles round trip and gains approximately 2,600 feet on the ascent.
Buck Ridge California Once the land of Native Americans, Buck Ridge provides visitors with opportunities to picnic, hike, swim, and launch their boat.
Buckhorn Campground California Buckhorn Campground is located on Black Butte Lake, best known for its fishery, powerboating, and sailing.
Buena Vista Trail Yosemite National Park The Buena Vista Trail leads from Glacier Point parking area southward to Buena Vista Peak. It can be used to create a backcountry trip through the area south of Glacier Point Road.
Bullards Bar Trail Downieville Ranger District,
Tahoe National Forest
Bullards Bar Trail is an easy to moderate 7 mile long trail at an elevation of 2,243. It offers a walk along the contour of the lake with spots for fishing or swimming.
Bushay Campground California Bushay Campground is located at Lake Mendocino in the northern coast range of California where redwood forests meet the wine country. Single and group sites available.
Butte Lake Campground Lassen Volcanic National Park This site lies in the northeastern portion of the park at an elevation of 6,100 feet. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Caples Lake Campground Amador Ranger District,
Eldorado National Forest
Caples Lake Campground is located adjacent to Highway 88, near to Kirkwood. Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking offered.
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is located slightly north of San Diego between Cardiff By the Sea and Solana Beach. It is a gently sloping sandy beach with warm water.
Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad State Beach Carlsbad State Beach is located on the San Diego Coast. This small 14-acre beach is located at the foot of coastal bluffs, just south of the town of Carlsbad.
Carpinteria State Beach Carpinteria State Beach Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop" there.
Caspar Headlands State Beach Caspar Headlands State Beach Caspar Headlands State Beach is located on the north coast, two miles north of Russian Gulch. It has miles of undeveloped beach adjacent to two acres of headlands and a panoramic ocean view.
Castaic Lake Recreation Area Castaic Lake Recreation Area Castaic Lake Recreation Area encompasses 8,800 acres of land including two bodies of water, each serving distinct types of recreation.
Castle Rock Regional Park Castle Rock Regional Park Adjacent to Diablo Foothills is Castle Rock Park, at the end of Castle Rock Road in a scenic canyon dominated by prominent sandstone formations.
Cathedral Lake Trail Yosemite National Park This trail begins on the Tioga Road and leads three miles southwestward to lower Cathedral Lake. This is a very popular hike so expect company.
Cayucos State Beach Cayucos State Beach Cayucos State Beach is located on the Central Coast of California. The pier is lit for night fishing and a lifeguard is on duty throughout the summer.
Center Valley Loop Trail Yosemite National Park This trail leads through the central portion of the Yosemite Valley portion of the park. It can be accessed from various parking areas.
Chekaka Campground California Swimming, hiking, picnicking and even disc golf is enjoyed from Chekaka Campground. Boat launch available.
Cherry Lake Boat Launch Groveland Ranger District,
Stanislaus National Forest
Cherry Lake Boat Launch, located near Cherry Valley Campground in the Groveland Ranger District, offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.
Chilcoot Campground Plumas National Forest Chilcoot Campground is located approximately 3 miles south of Frenchman Lake at an elevation of 5,400 feet. Hiking, fishing, swimming and boating are available from this campground
China Flat Campground Placerville Ranger District,
Eldorado National Forest
China Flat is located on the Silver Fork of the American River. In addition to offering camping facilities, the site provides close access to fishing, swimming and scenic views.
China Flat Picnic Ground Placerville Ranger District,
Eldorado National Forest
China Flat Picnic Ground can be located on the Silver Fork of the American River. In addition to offering picnicking facilities, the site provides close access for fishing, swimming and camping.
Chowchilla California Eastman Lake is a designated trophy bass fishery. Multi-use trails, swim beach, wildlife watching, and more can be enjoyed from Chowchilla.
Cluster Lakes Loop Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park This trail leads around an eleven-mile loop, that reaches the shores of ten alpine lakes. The minimal elevation gain makes this a moderate trek.
Cold Boiling Lake Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park This trail leads nearly two and a half miles to Conard Meadows at the base of Mt. Conard. It is an easy trek with little elevation change.
Contra Loma Regional Park Contra Loma Regional Park Year-round fishing and swimming are the special attractions at this Contra Costa County oasis.
Convict Lake Campground Mammoth Ranger District,
Inyo National Forest
Located east of the town of Mammoth Lakes off of US Hwy 395, Convict Lake offers 88 sites with a boat launch, trailer spaces and dump station, fishing, picnicking, and amphitheater.
Corona Del Mar State Beach Corona Del Mar State Beach The community of Corona del Mar, California, lies on the South Coast, between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. The half-mile long sandy beach, which forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor, is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty. The beach is popular with surfers and divers.
Corral Creek Picnic Ground Cannell Meadow Ranger District,
Sequoia National Forest
Located along the Kern River, the Corral Creek picnic area offers a beach area with tables, toilets but no drinking water.
Cosumnes River Folsom BLM Field Office,
California BLM Areas
Three segments of the last undammed river in the western Sierra offer cool spots for swimming and plenty of oak shade relief from the unrelenting Central Valley summer.
Cottonwood Springs Campground Plumas National Forest Cottonwood Springs Campground is located approximately 1 mile southwest of Frenchman Lake. Fishing, swimming and boating are available from this campground.
Coyote Group Tahoe National Forest Coyote Campground is located on the northeast shore of French Meadows Reservoir, a recreation mecca.
Crags Lake Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park This trail leads four miles round trip and ascends to a height of 6,760 feet before descending 130 feet to the lake shore.
Crown Beach, Robert W. Crown Memorial Crown Beach, Robert W. Crown Memorial From the 1880s until the outbreak of World War II, Alameda Beach was renowned as an amusement center, the largest beach on San Francisco Bay.
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park is a 150-acre day use park near the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario Mills Mall, and Ontario International Airport.
Cull Canyon Cull Canyon Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area is open not only for swimming but also hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Curly Jack Campground Happy Camp Ranger District,
Klamath National Forest
Curly Jack Campground offers excellent opportunities for swimming, fishing and rafting in the Klamath River.
Dave Moore Recreation Area Folsom BLM Field Office,
California BLM Areas
One of the main features of the Dave Moore Nature Area is a loop trail which goes from the parking lot to the South Fork American River and back again passing through several habitat types.
Deadmans Lake Ukonom Ranger District,
Klamath National Forest
A one-hour hike by trail from the Cuddihy Lakes brings you to this scenic lake. Stocked with eastern brook trout, it's good for fishing and swimming.
Deer Creek Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
Deer Creek Picnic Ground is one of many located on Huntington Lake. Picnic grounds, campgrounds and the lake itself make up the Huntington Lake Recreation Area.
Del Valle Regional Park Del Valle Regional Park Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like an alpine resort only 10 miles south of Livermore.
Denver Church Picnic Ground Mariposa Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
Denver Church Picnic Ground is one of many located on Bass Lake. The many picnic grounds, campgrounds, boat launches, and privately owned campgrounds on Bass Lake can provide weeks of entertainment.
Diaz Lake Recreation Area Mt. Whitney Ranger District,
Inyo National Forest
Located south of Lone Pine off of US 395, the Diaz Creek Rec. Area offers recreational opportunities which include fishing, swimming, boating, and camping.
Dillon Creek Campground Ukonom Ranger District,
Klamath National Forest
Dillon Creek is host to a cascading natural spring, a wonderful natural swimming hole, and sheltered campsites which are carved into the mountain slopes.
Dockweiler State Beach Dockweiler State Beach This beach is located in Los Angeles County, at the western terminus of Imperial Highway. This park consists of a wide, white-sand beach that extends three-miles between Playa del Rey and El Segundo. The setting would be ideal were it not for the constant roar of jet engines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Dog Lake Trail Yosemite National Park This short, easy trail leads one and a half miles to a large, shallow, alpine lake. By late summer Dog Lake is warm enough for swimming.
Doheny State Beach Doheny State Beach Doheny State Beach is located at Dana Point in Southern California. It consists of 62 acres of land at the mouth of San Juan Creek. A wide, white-sand beach and five-acre, shaded lawn hold most of the facilities within the park.
Don Castro Regional Park Don Castro Regional Park The clear blue waters of the Don Castro swim lagoon are a favorite with central Alameda County residents.
Dorabelle Campground Sierra National Forest The Dorabelle Campground one of three campgrounds in the Shaver Lake area is within walking distance to the town of Shaver and a short hike to the beach.
Dorabelle Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
The Dorabelle Picnic Ground is on Shaver Lake along with three other campgrounds. This area is very popular due to its easy accessibility.
Dowville Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
Dowville Picnic Ground is one of many located on Huntington Lake. Picnic grounds, campgrounds and the lake itself make up the Huntington Lake Recreation Area.
Dry Fork Trail Shasta Lake - Sacramento Arm Dry Fork Trail extends recreational opportunities beyond hiking. Fishing and sightseeing are two favorites.
Dusty Campground Hat Creek Ranger District,
Lassen National Forest
This campground, located on Lake Britton, offers fishing, swimming and boating. This area is in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest but is administered by the Lassen National Forest Offices.
East Fork Campground Salmon River Ranger District,
Klamath National Forest
A short distance up the South Fork of the Salmon River from this campground are a number of deep bedrock holes ideal for swimming or salmon or steelhead fishing.
Eastman Lake Day Use Areas Eastman Lake Eastman Lake is nestled in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills where a mild climate entices the outdoor lover all year. Developed facilities offered.
Eastside Trail Shasta Lake - McCloud Arm Eastside Trail affords opportunities for fine fishing and swimming.
Echo and Twin Lakes (via Summit Lake) Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park This trail leads four miles one way to Lower Twin Lake. It can be used in conjunction with other trails in the eastern wilderness of the park to form an overnight backpacking trip.
El Capitan State Beach El Capitan State Beach El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek.
Elizabeth Lake Trail Yosemite National Park This trail provides amazing scenery for a short, but steep climb. It leads almost two and a half miles southward to the shores of Elizabeth Lake.
Elk Grove County Park Elk Grove County Park Elk Grove County Park is where recreation and culture intersect.
Emma Wood State Beach Emma Wood State Beach Moderate ocean temperature at Emma Wood State Beach makes the area a great place for swimming, surfing and fishing. Catches include perch, bass, cabezon and corbina.
Euchre Bar Trail Foresthill Ranger District,
Tahoe National Forest
Euchre Bar Trail is a very difficult 7.5 mile, lightly used trail at an elevation of 4,180 feet. The trail begins at Iron Point, near Casa Loma, and winds steeply down to the suspension footbridge at Euchre Bar.
Fallen Leaf Campground Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit The campground is located on Fallen Leaf Lake, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, off Fallen Leaf Lake Road. It offers 206 campsites with swimming, fishing and boating nearby.
Falls Day Use Santa Barbara Ranger District,
Los Padres National Forest
Falls Day Use is part of the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area; trout planted in spring.
Fashoda Tent Campground Pacific Ranger District Fashoda's close proximity to Union Valley Reservoir make it popular not only with campers, but also with boaters, swimmers and anglers.
Fir Top Campground Tahoe National Forest Fir Top Campground is located on the west side of Jackson Meadow Reservoir at an elevation of 6,200 feet.
Florence Lake Picnic Ground Pineridge Ranger District,
Sierra National Forest
The Florence Lake Picnic Ground is north of Huntington Lake at 7,200 feet. The lake has one picnic ground and two campgrounds close to the lake.
Forbes Creek Campground Tahoe National Forest Forbes Creek Group Campground is located on the southeast side of the Sugar Pine Reservoir at an elevation of 3,500 feet.
Forest Lake Trail Lassen Volcanic National Park This trail leads one half miles from Highway 89 to Forest Lake. It gains approximately 820 feet.
Forks Campground Sierra National Forest Forks Campground sits on what was once considered only a source of hydroelectric power. Boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing are all available at this campground which is accessible much of the year.
French Picnic Ground Foresthill Ranger District,
Tahoe National Forest
French Picnic site is located on the south shore of French Meadows Reservoir at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This picnic ground has 7 sites with tables and grills. Activities include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking and viewing scenery.
Frenchman Campground Plumas National Forest Frenchman Campground is located on the southern shore of Frenchman Lake at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Visitors enjoy an array of water sports.
Frog Pond Campground Ukonom Ranger District,
Klamath National Forest
Lake Oogarmomtok, locally named Frog Pond, is a small lake stocked with trout. The campground itself is a small one with just three family sites.
Gasner Bar Campground Mt. Hough Ranger District,
Plumas National Forest
Gasner Bar Campground is located approximately 0.5 miles north of Gasner Bar at an elevation of 2,300 feet. This campground has 14 campsites.
Gaylor Lakes Trail Yosemite National Park The trail from Tuolumne Lodge leads four miles to Lower Gaylor Lake. From this lake four other alpine lakes are accessible.
Gerle Creek Picnic Ground Pacific Ranger District Gerle Creek Picnic Ground can be located on the west shore of Gerle Creek Divide Reservoir. In addition to offering picnicking facilities, the site provides close access for fishing, boating and swimming.
Gibson Ranch County Park Gibson Ranch County Park Gibson Ranch County Park, a 345-acre park, bristles with as many activities as an old-fashioned ranch.
Glen Helen Regional Park Glen Helen Regional Park Camp, hike, swim, fish, and picnic on 1,340 acres in the rolling hills at the mouth of Cajon Pass, gateway to Southern California since prehistoric times.
Gold Lake 4X4 Campground Beckwourth Ranger District,
Plumas National Forest
Gold Lake 4X4 Campground is located on the eastern shore of Gold Lake at an elevation of 6,250 feet. This campground has 6 campsites.
Gold Lake Trail Mt. Hough Ranger District,
Plumas National Forest
The Gold Lake Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Swimming and fishing are available at the lake, but campsites are limited.
Gold Lake/Granite Gap Trailhead Mt. Hough Ranger District,
Plumas National Forest
The Silver Lake / Granite Gap Trailhead is located approximately 10 miles west of Quincy at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This trailhead provides access to the Gold Lake Trail and the Granite Gap Trail.
Grasshopper Flat Campground Plumas National Forest Located in Lakes Davis Recreation Area, Grasshopper Flat Campground has 70 units, trailer space, flush toilets, piped water, and a dump station.
Grassy Flat Campground Six Rivers National Forest Grassy Flat Campground is located 24 miles from Crescent City in an open hardwood forest with nearby river access. Vault toilets and drinking water are available.
Gregory Beach Shasta Lake - Sacramento Arm Gregory Beach dispersed area is located adjacent to Gregory Creek Campground along the Upper Sacramento River Arm.
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