Finding the perfect campground can be daunting. If you're new to the camping scene, or already a camper but not from the bay area- deciding where to camp in the great state of California can be overwhelming. Below are four Quick Trip ideas from San Francisco Travel (SFtravel.com) to jumpstart your camping bug! All are within a short drive of the city, and each feature something a little different. And they're all great so you can't go wrong!
1. MARIN (Sausalito) -- Bicentennial Campground
2. HALF MOON BAY -- Francis Beach Campground
Located at Half Moon Bay State Beach just 30 miles from the city, this gorgeous campground is well-appointed, with 52 sites for both tents and RVs. The campground also has flush toilets and coin-operated showers. Francis Beach Campground is just a few minutes from the town of Half Moon Bay, so you're just a hop, skip, and a jump from civilization, should you need to refuel. Campers say they really love it here because of the Coastside Trail, which runs along the eastern boundary of the campsite and beyond, offering a beautiful spot to run, ride bikes, or walk. Sites are easily booked at reservecalifornia.com
3. CASTRO VALLEY -- Anthony Chabot Regional Park
One of the best spots for camping in the East Bay is Anthony Chabot Regional Park, a giant campground that is situated in a stunning, wild landscape and offers a tremendous amount of amenities for visitors. You can enjoy hiking trails, riding trails, picnic tables, restrooms showers, phones, drinking water, and more. With 57 tent accessible sites to chose from and a less than 25 mile drive from the city, this is a popular quick trip for SF weekend warriors and travelers alike.
4. STINSON BEACH -- Steep Ravine Campground
Quick Trips courtesy of San Francisco Travel