Heading from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California this summer? Looking for somewhere to camp along the way, close to the freeway, that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Then you may want to check out the attractive Red Bluff Recreation Area and the very unusual Sycamore Grove Campground. What makes this campground unusual is that it is a USFS (United States Forest Service Campground) operated by the Mendocino National Forest, but located in an urban setting just minutes from I-5. Even more atypical than the standard forest service campsite is the campground features water and electric paved sites! Stranger yet is some of the sites are long pull throughs with some featuring 50 amp electrical service. Want another bonus? The surrounding recreation area features miles of paved hiking and biking trails, access to the Sacramento River and an interpretive center. I saved the best for last. The rate is only $25 / night for a spacious, grassy, shady, water and electric site! But wait, it gets even better! Since it is a federally operated campground, Golden Age/Access Passports and Interagency Senior/Access Recreation Pass holders receive 50% off the posted camping fees! Discovering the extraordinary when expecting the ordinary, just another adventure in RVing!
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