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Camping/Fall Work in California?

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1. Posted by aaustinnn (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

I am planning an excursion in the West Coast starting in the next month or so, I have a few questions to any of those experienced.

1. Has anyone gotten work with local farms? What is a good way to go about finding it?

2. How easy/difficult is it to find camping if you have a car throughout the state?

I know national forests are free, however most of these in California are not near the coast. I mostly will be driving along highway 1/101.

Hopefully when full-fledged winter comes along, I'll be in a small house of some sort or have met some friends :) Input on the time being is much appreciated... Ideally, I want to save some $ to head across the Pacific. Thank you all :)

2. Posted by Unboundly (Budding Member 57 posts) 1y

Hi aaustinnn!

Haven't done any work on the farms myself, but a friend recommended www.farmsreach.com as a search engine.
Hope it helps! :)

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 1y

Camping is not just available in national forests, but also in many state parks.

Here's the website to go to in order to check this out:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1029

4. Posted by aaustinnn (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

These are awesome resources guys! Thanks very much for the tips. Till then, I'll b breaking in this hammock...

5. Posted by backpackblogger (Budding Member 58 posts) 1y

I'd maybe check with local farmer's markets to get connected to farms.

Things will be slowing down come October when everything is harvested.

I've camped heaps all over the west coast - I think it's often fairly easy to find camping. You might want to consider couchsurfing, too!

Hope that helps!