RV camping in California is a unique adventure for families due to the variety of beautiful campgrounds and national parks located throughout the state! The generally mild climate and temperatures in the California region are ideal for RV camping and there are campgrounds and RV-friendly locations open during every season, but be sure to double-check with the National Park campgrounds and state parks themselves as to whether or not they are open after Labor Day. When it comes to camping in the month of November specifically, the weather patterns you experience during your RV camping trip will depend on where exactly in California you travel.
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A typical November in California will bring a small amount of rainfall, usually more concentrated in the northern half of the state, with an average temperature range of anywhere from 50 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If however you are planning to travel through the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California or any other destination above 3,000 feet, the climate will be considerably colder. Thus, make sure to pack the appropriate items for the climate you are traveling to, such as gloves, hand warmers, layered sleeping bags, umbrellas, thermals, and plenty of fuel for the campfire!
The Sierra Foothills located near Highway 49 for example, offer some of California’s most historic sites and beautiful scenery. Angels Camp is one such popular destination that RV campers can access year round. If you are not familiar with Highway 49, this particular drive is a winding two-lane highway popular for the old mining towns it travels through, and while the drive is scenic and historic, it does take patience to navigate an RV through Highway 49.
Hunting season also impacts the campgrounds in the high-desert region of Northern California; around the areas of June Lake and Bridgeport for example there are several private and public RV camping sites available in the month of November.
Similarly, the state parks in the southern half of the state are very popular during this season as well, so make sure to plan accordingly. Also be advised that RV camping in California tends to be more expensive than in most other states since the cost of living and gas remain relatively high in the Golden State. An RV camping hookup at a California State Park can cost between $25-60 per night, depending upon the popularity of the location and the season.
If you are looking for campgrounds that do not charge a fee for public use, consider researching the multitude of free dispersed camping sites located on the acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management, areas such as the Imperial Dunes, located east of San Diego (sites like this do not have running water or restrooms).
Another favorite destination for RV camping in California includes the Mariposa Fairgrounds and Exposition Center, due to the abundance of ideal pricing options as well as the proximity to Yosemite National Park. Also off Highway 49, Mariposa is a community that offers countless camping choices, both public and private, as well as campgrounds within several of the area’s renowned National Forests.
No matter where you decide to hook-up your RV for camping this November, remember that camping options in California are diverse and that each region of the state has sites worth seeing! Also, Adventure in Camping makes your vacation even easier by providing you with a parked RV at the location of your choice. Check out the current participating campsites and our selection of RV’s for a fun and worry free vacation!