Sunday, March 22, 2009

Western Railway Museum Suisun City California

Western Railway Museum Suisun City California
The Western Railway Museum gives visitors the opportunity to ride historic streetcars and interurban electric trains from all over California and other western states. Streetcars loop the shaded picnic grounds. Interurban cars run over the restored main line of the old Sacramento Northern Railway. With over 50 historic cars on display, railway exhibits, the Museum Store and Gift Shop and the large, shaded picnic grounds, the Western Railway Museum is ideal for family and group outings. The grounds of the Western Railway Museum include a large car house with historic electric-powered rail vehicles you can stroll through. The 1.5 acre shaded picnic grounds are perfect for family and group outings.

Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:30am to 5pm.

Western Railway Museum
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978

Approximately 12 miles East of Highway 80, on Highway 12.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Upper Little Truckee Campground

Upper Little Truckee  River
The Upper Little Truckee Campground has only 24 campsites. In the summer if your lucky enough to reserve a spot you can look forward to trout fishing, hiking, bicycling and camping alongside of the Little Truckee River. Upper Little Truckee Campground is located on Highway 89 12 miles north of Truckee. Reservations must be made 3 day in advance and a 2 night minimum on weekends and 3 night minimum on holidays. The Upper Little Truckee Campground is open May to October. A to Z list of California State Parks Campgrounds.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Underwood Family Farms

Underwood Family Farms
Underwood Farms grows seasonal fruits and veggies on about 40 acres in Moorpark California. The farm offers year round U-Pick. Depending on the season you could be harvesting anything from cucumbers to strawberries. Underwood Farms also has a produce stand for folks that don't want to get their hands dirty. Once a year the fabulous Fall Harvest Festival is held where kids can pick their own pumpkins. Underwood Family Farms have two locations. Moorpark Farm Center 3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark CA 93021 and Underwood Family FarmsSomis.5696 Los Angeles Avenue, 400 yards from the corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Somis Road in Somis, California. Underwood Family Farms

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Frog Meadow Guard Station

Frog Meadow Guard Station
If your looking for an off the beaten path camping experience Frog Meadow Guard Station is the place for you. The station is located near Tobias Peak and is available for overnight rental from June 1 to November 15.

Cabin History: Frog Meadow Guard Station was constructed between 1933 and 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC) to provide a residence for Forest Service fire patrolmen stationed in that area. In the early 1980's, the Forest Service no longer needed the use of the cabin, and it was closed until just recently. The cabin is 900 square feet, single story and consists of 1 bedroom with a closet, 1 bathroom, a living room and a kitchen with a service porch. The original cabinets, walls and bath fixtures remain, although the floor was covered with new vinyl tile recently. The exterior is constructed of redwood board over 1 X 8 diagonal sheeting nailed to a standard wooden frame.

This is one camp that you should reserve early. There is a 4 day minimum booking window. There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekends, and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. This rental does not honor Golden Passport or America the Beautiful Pass discounts. Persons holding the reservations must accompany the group and be at least 18 years of age. Reservations can be made through Reserve America.

Getting There: Frog Meadow Guard Station is located 2 hours NE of Bakersfield, or 2 hours SE of Porterville, taking Hwy 65 either from Bakersfield or Porterville to Hwy 155, and travel EAST, and can also be reached just 1 hour NW from Lake Isabella. Please contact the Tule River District office for more complete directions.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Calico Ghost Town Camping

Calico KOA Campground
Calico Ghost Town is in the mountains near the Barstow California. Once a thriving silver mining center, Calico is now a tourist stop on the way to Las Vegas just off Interstate 15. The town has quite a few of the original buildings plus it's own little railroad. If your traveling in an RV the Barstow/ Calico KOA Campground is just three miles away and offers a free shuttle up to the ghost town. This KOA features 70-foot pull through with dividing hedges, full hookups, free cable and Wi-Fi, deluxe one- and two-room lodges as well as tent sites. You'll appreciate the easy access to hiking trails and rock hounding at nearby Mule Canyon. Visit the Calico Early Man Archaeological Site, museums and numerous desert attractions. More about Calico Ghost Town.
Getting There:
Barstow / Calico KOA
35250 Outer Highway 15 North
Yermo CA 92398
7 miles north of Barstow on I-15 take Exit 191 (Ghost Town Road), left to service station, then left 0.25 mile. From I-40 take Daggett Exit 4 miles. North under I-15 bridge to Outer Highway 15N, turn left.

There is also a campground in the canyon below Calico which is run by San Bernardino County Regional Parks.