Check out these awesome campsites during your next road trip to Hayward
Located near the San Francisco Bay Area, Hayward has a beautiful combination of secluded outdoor hideaways and bustling, family-friendly campgrounds. From regional shorelines and Japanese gardens to coastal highways and awe-inspiring vistas, Hayward has its fair share of scenic byways to enjoy. Even better, there are numerous RV campgrounds to choose from.
Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay
Situated just 20 miles west of Niles Canyon Road, close to the Bay, is the Dumbarton Quarry Campground.
This full-service campground offers a camp store, amphitheater, Wi-Fi, picnic areas, and a playground. Nestled in the Coyote Hills Regional Park, this campground is within easy access to key attractions like Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Ardenwood Historic Farm and Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.
Live Oak Camp
Situated just east of the bustling city of Oakland, Live Oak Camp is the perfect option for a great weekend getaway with expansive views. It features hiking, biking, horseback riding, various vista points, museums, picnic areas and historical sites. The campground can accommodate 1,500 campers in an “open” site fashion, as well as 2,000 non-camping visitors per day.
Trailer Villa RV Park
If you want to be within close proximity of California’s many byway adventures, then the Trailer Villa RV Park in Redwood is the perfect lodging destination for you. Surrounded by serene settings right in the Baylands, it features modern amenities, including 50/30/20 amp utility boxes, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It’s also pet friendly.
Redwood Regional Park
Just a few minutes from downtown Oakland, this beautiful park features peaceful groves and stately, 150-foot coastal redwoods.
Redwood Regional Park comprises 1,833 acres, featuring fishing, wildlife viewing (including rare species like the golden eagle and Alameda striped racer), hiking, biking and many other recreational activities.
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
The Anthony Chabot Regional Park sits on 3,304 acres and has 70 miles of riding and hiking trails. This unique campground offers views of the shores of Lake Chabot, grasslands and shady eucalyptus groves. Each site comes with full hookups, a fire ring, a grill and a picnic table.
Enchanted Forest Retreat
The Enchanted Forest Retreat is situated on 45 acres deep in the Santa Cruz mountains, where guests can enjoy a full meditation experience. Common activities include wildlife viewing, star gazing, mountain biking, hiking, waterfall exploration and amphitheater shows. Campers can enjoy free meditation classes, which are provided regularly at the amphitheater.
Saddle Mountain Ranch (SMR)
Located just off Carmel Valley Road, this 89-acre camping retreat is nestled in redwoods, Monterey pines, and oaks. This family-friendly getaway features a private hiking trail, playground, heated pool, designated Wi-Fi areas, a Foosball table and so much more.
Manzanita Camping & Co
Situated on 10 acres alongside the South Fork American River, this campground provides spacious, private sites for RVers. Enjoy access to many biking and hiking trails alongside a cobble beach that is only a short 3-minute walk away. This campground is nestled close to various wineries and breweries.
Rock N Water Cove Camping
This small 5-acre campground offers a quiet space for a relaxing getaway with close friends and family members.
It’s nestled along the South Fork of the American River, where you have easy access to river activities while taking in all the beauty that the foothills have to offer. Guests can also enjoy playing volleyball and ping pong on site.
Yosemite Westlake Camp
Situated on six acres along the John Muir Historical route, this RV Park offers the perfect home base for a number of hidden gem scenic drives. Some popular nearby attractions include Yosemite National Park, Rainbow Pool, and the Coulterville Museum, where you can try your hand at panning for gold.
Inn Town Campground
If you’re looking for a campground within close proximity to highways and byways, look no further than the Inn Town Campground.
This 15-acre historic campground is located just minutes away from the bustling downtown of Nevada City. On-site, you can enjoy outdoor dishwashing stations, a swimming pool, Wi-Fi, a BBQ area and even a camp store.
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Part of the East Bay Regional Park District, Coyote Hills Regional Park is the perfect destination for your next camping adventure. With 1,266 acres of rolling grasslands and marshlands, this park features ample opportunities for picnicking, nature exploration, bird watching, bicycling, jogging and hiking.
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