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10frank9
04-10-2012, 07:57 AM
Looking for suggestions for places around So Cali to take the kids camping/fishing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

10Frank9

Serg5000
04-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Bishop is a beautiful place to take kids.

DMFNJ24601
04-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Anywhere in the Owens Valley really. Independence is beautiful, as is Lone Pine & Big Pine. Plenty of nice campgrounds and lots of places to go fishing. Plus tons of places to go wheelin and exploring and tons of shooting spots. If you are up there, stop in at Manzanar.

10frank9
04-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Awesome, thanks folks.

Markymark420
04-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Check out the little town of Julian as well. Lake Cuyamaca is nearby for your fishing needs. If you head up there make sure to go into town and try their famous Apple Pie.

BONDSY
04-12-2012, 03:25 AM
The place I have gone a couple years in a row now with friends would be Monache Meadows. We did a camping trip there last year and my wife & I took my then one yr. old son. We had a great time, a little cold at night but doable, there is a river to fish, and the meadows are huge. Camping is great and there are hikes too. Located northeast of Kernville, CA.

10frank9
04-12-2012, 03:42 AM
The place I have gone a couple years in a row now with friends would be Monache Meadows. We did a camping trip there last year and my wife & I took my then one yr. old son. We had a great time, a little cold at night but doable, there is a river to fish, and the meadows are huge. Camping is great and there are hikes too. Located northeast of Kernville, CA.

Thanks. So I'm guessing that's in Nor Cal? Usually any town with a ville at the end is up north :)

Serg5000
04-12-2012, 03:44 AM
Thanks. So I'm guessing that's in Nor Cal? Usually any town with a ville at the end is up north :)

Nope. It's just north of Lake Isabella. About an hour and a half from Palmdale.

10frank9
04-12-2012, 09:41 AM
Nope. It's just north of Lake Isabella. About an hour and a half from Palmdale.

Awesome thanks!

BONDSY
04-12-2012, 06:25 PM
Awesome thanks!

I might add, this would be a summer camping spot, it's closed in the winter due to its elevation, and snow.

10frank9
04-14-2012, 05:35 AM
Can't wait for se decent warm (consistent) weather in So Cali not used to having it rain once a week. Top off, top on, top off, top on :(

Serg5000
04-14-2012, 02:46 PM
This last storm we had yesterday was sure to postpone the opening of Monache meadows. Sucks man.

10frank9
05-05-2012, 04:21 AM
Bump for more ideas?

StrizzyChris
01-31-2013, 10:50 PM
Im gonna revive this thread. I think i may take a few months off work and do a lot of camping this summer!

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Skid_Kid
01-31-2013, 11:03 PM
We do the Idlywild area every 4th of July. Great area. We used to goto the Dark Canyon camp ground but I think it is still closed to repairs.


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Cpfiremn
02-01-2013, 04:07 AM
Awesome thanks!

If you go there try going between may through the end of July. It gets hella hot in that valley during the beginning of August through October. I have been to lake Isabella for my share of fires

Sharkey
02-01-2013, 05:00 AM
Get on 395 and head north until you hit Reno. Then give me a call and I'll take you to a wonderland of spots in the Sierras. ;)

StrizzyChris
02-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Get on 395 and head north until you hit Reno. Then give me a call and I'll take you to a wonderland of spots in the Sierras. ;)

That, my friend, is a deal :beer:

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Sharkey
02-01-2013, 05:27 AM
That, my friend, is a deal :beer:

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Absolutely. :beer:

OverlanderJK
02-01-2013, 06:03 AM
The cold weather right now is good for most fishing in So Cal. If you are interested in beach camping I know there is some in Carlsbad or you could go to Pismo Beach and hit the dunes and camp there. Or as others have said anywhere up the 395 or in and of the lakes in the Temecula area.

TLAW719
02-01-2013, 06:15 AM
As others have said near bishop is a great area. Lots of wheeling and fishing. There are three good lakes up there, south lake, north lake and lake subrina. Also so good river fishing. Last time I was there I pulled 17 fish in one epic day. Lots of great camp sites as well.

Skid_Kid
02-01-2013, 06:57 AM
You can also camp at San Onofre beach on Camp Pendleton.


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Rebel JK
02-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Looking for suggestions for places around So Cali to take the kids camping/fishing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

10Frank9

Lake Hemet is a good choice. Is very close to So. Ca. and is up in elevation with the trees.

jelliott076
02-08-2013, 05:19 AM
Looking for suggestions for places around So Cali to take the kids camping/fishing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

10Frank9

Mt. Santa Rosa of of Hwy 74 is beautiful and there's a really great view of the desert at the top of the peak. It's just adjacent to Toro Peak. Valley of the Moon is a favorite and has some cool caves and mines and great trails. It's at just of the I-8east on the Inkopah Exit. Follow the dirt road up the hill near the radio tower and it will drop down into the valley to the east of the freeway.

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LBrito
02-09-2013, 12:03 AM
Looking for suggestions for places around So Cali to take the kids camping/fishing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

10Frank9

I find kids tend to have a blast here:

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/YucaipaRegionalPark.aspx

Yucaipa Regional Park has nice big camp areas and an awesome swim lagoon that has slides and a beach area. There is also a lot of areas for hiking, fishing, and things away from the crowds at the giant lagoon thing. But, kids tend to like a little recreation there. There's enough nature so that you don't feel like you're just paying to camp at a park though.