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New Legislation Is Promising for Campers and Roadtrippers in Coming Years

The past few weeks have been busy for lawmakers in Washington, D.C., with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and...

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What Indigenous Heritage Month Should Mean to the Outdoor Community

When you think of outdoor enthusiasts, vanlifers, or campers in the U.S., you’re likely picturing white people. For far too...

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After the Fires: What’s Next for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

After the media coverage stops and social media posts end, the work continues to repair and heal our public lands...

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How to Find and Share Great Campsites

This short tutorial video presents some of the top features on the Campendium website and iOS app. See how to browse campsites, sort them by rating, category, price or amenities. Find free camping locations and view detailed maps with cell phone coverage and public land overlays!

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Gear Guides

Kyle & Michelle’s Favorite Camping Gear

Hello! We are Kyle and Michelle Shore. In September of 2020 we quit our jobs, sold all we owned, and...

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Ching & Jerud’s Favorite Camping Gear

We left Asheville, NC back in March of 2015 and have been living on the road full-time since. This has...

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Are You Prepared? You Need These Tools in Your RV Tool Box

Life on the road can be a very freeing, enjoyable experience. But as many full-time RVers can attest, you need...

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Recent Reviews

Dec 01, 2021

"Expansive area east of power lines, a few long timers "

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Good sites, spaced far apart, some campers have been there a while. Longer term folks have been pushed east onto BLM lands by city code police. Some debris around but tolerable. Easy access to town, quiet, moderate to low traffic on roads (even on thanksgiving weekend). Expect dust. Nobody bothers anyone.

Mary Stone
14 reviews
Dec 01, 2021

"We are not staying here!"

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After driving through the town of hoarder style homes, right outside the town is this “camp” which is basically a pull off on both sides of the road with undefined camp areas. One of the maybe six “areas” was filled with garbage. I never do reviews but felt that I must warn others looking for clean, fun, family camping to avoid this “camping...
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Boulevard, CA

Lark Canyon Campground

Dec 01, 2021

"It's still there!"

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Tried to check this place out on our way back from Borrego Springs but didn't trust our vehicle to get there (or out of there) so we turned around. It is so remote and on a dirt road that didn't look like we could make it. Proceed with caution.

Barbara Retsky
11 reviews
Pine Valley, CA

Cibbets Flat Campground

Dec 01, 2021

"Beautiful wooded area"

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We checked this out on our way back from Borrego Springs over Thanksgiving. 5 miles off I-8 is this hidden gem. We'll be back to stay but it looked great and the trees are so gorgeous. Might get a bit cold at night as it is a higher elevation. Lived in San Diego for 40 years and never knew this was here. Can't wait to go back.

Barbara Retsky
10 reviews
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Cattail Cove State Park

Dec 01, 2021

"This place is a 6!"

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Super clean and very well maintained! The bath houses were cleaner and in better condition than some commercial resorts we’ve been in. I thought there was plenty of room between spaces. Everyone seemed to respect the quiet hours and more so it was very peaceful. Boat launch area was nice and wide. Pretty good cell service. There are a few hiking...
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Doug Smith
4 reviews