vmcgarril Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
Rest Area

Very nice facilities, vending with snacks and coffee. Really big fields for the dog area and looks like a fishing area too! There were “no camping” signs but i spoke to a groundsman and he said that only tent camping is restricted - stay as long as you need as long as you’re in your car.

Anza Borrego - NICE

Just as described. FYI- coordinates seem to be for an actual campsite rather than the entrance. You may drive by it but you’ll realize it right away

hw 1 pull off with LTE

Nothing special about this pull off other than having cell service in case anyone needs it. I had 1-2 Verizon LTE bars at this spot. It’s one of many pull offs but the only one i could find within 10 miles that had service. There are much nicer pull offs, this one has no ocean view and is very close to the road. Simply adding in case anyone needs to make a call!

Walmart - Red Bluff

This place is permanently closed.

Midland Rest Area

Nicest, cleanest, safest rest stop I’ve slept at!

Parking of the Wright Creek Trailhead

This place is beautiful, highly recommend. Just to clarify, the parking lot for Wright Creek doesn’t allow camping but there are a couple sites on the road leading to it and once you pass it. There’s another trailhead you’ll pass just over the bridge that does allow camping, which is an option if the sites are taken.

Rest Stop Cottage Grove

Works if you’re looking for somewhere to crash. Great Verizon service and running water with large bathrooms. Super noisy with it being right off the road. Stayed on a Monday night which was busy with people coming and going, and some just hanging out doing the typical sketchy rest area stuff. One of the nicer rest stop pet areas I’ve seen.

Walmart Parking Lot

A couple other campers here despite the no overnight parking signs. Very noisy but if you’re in a pinch this works.

Dismal Nitch Rest Area

Stayed on a Thursday night, very noisy and busy. But nice to have cell service and flushable toilets!

Blue Heron French Cheese Company

Great stop, would recommend to anyone passing through. Allow max of two days, just check in with the cashier during business hours. Super friendly staff, plus the cheese and wine were excellent.


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