RV Rental Sacramento
Sacramento, California is the fastest growing major city in California. It is also the State Capital. The city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers. These rivers afford visitors ample recreation and entertainment options. The possibilities range from boating to riverside dining in a travel trailer rental.
The iconic Tower Bridge connects Sacramento and West Sacramento. Old Sacramento is the center of the city’s history and currently a major tourist destination with shopping and entertainment. Sutter’s Fort provides tours and events that harken back to the days of the gold rush era that defined the region. See List Of RV Rental Cities Served.
RV Parks in Sacramento
Sac-West RV Park and Campground
This park features over 100 full-hookup RV rental sites (30amp and 50amp). Amenities include pull-through sites, Wi-Fi, a dog park, heated pool, bike rentals and laundry.
Centrally located and near a nice bike trail. The park has 65 full hook-up sites (30amp and 50amp). A new dog park is now open. There is also Wi-Fi, laundry and 24 hour security.
Lake Minden RV Resort
This Thousands Trail/Encore RV Park has 212 RV sites with full-hooks (30amp). It is located on a 41 acre lake with boating and fishing. Nearby you will find entertainment venues and lots of restaurants.
State Parks Close to Sacramento
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
The oldest continuously operating tourist site in California won’t disappoint you. The Park is home to a giant Sequoia grove and abundant recreational opportunities. Dogs are allowed on a leash in some areas.
This 5-star Google rated park features a vintage gold mine that operated for over 100 years and produced almost 6 million ounces of gold. Tours include parts of the mine and old buildings. This is a popular place for weddings.
Colusa Sacramento River State Park
Fisherman will be thrilled catching king salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout and striped bass. Along the Pacific Flyway the park hosts migratory birds and is home to numerous species.
Located in the Sierra Nevada range this park has numerous trails and river access points. A favorite of photographers are the beautiful wild flowers. The area is also popular with mountain bikers.
Go RV Rentals from Sacramento to Sequoia National Park
Go RV Rentals from Sacramento to Sequoia National Park is about 4.5 hour drive. The protected 400 thousand acres of National Park are an excellent place to experience natural beauty, fun outdoor activities and giant trees.
The top activity is to visit General Sherman, a 275-foot tall tree that makes the park famous. Then you can cross this item off your bucket list. Another icon is Crystal Cave! Various tours are offered depending on how much adventure you want. The extreme tour called ‘Wild Cave Tour’ last 6 hours and costs $130 per person. This off-trail adventure includes crawling and climbing with some patches of pitch darkness. It’s for spelunkers who aren’t afraid to get dirty, are over the age of 16 and want a first-hand experience of spelunking.
The final must do activity is climbing to Moro Rock. Once you climb up 350+ steps you’ll reach the top of this granite dome for breath-taking views that includes Great Western Divide peaks and the splendid San Joaquin Valley.
Campgrounds for your RV Rental at Sequoia NP
Sequoia National Park has a range of rustic and comfy lodges, cabins and permanent tents available. But with your RV rental you can stay on a RV friendly campground. Below are the campgrounds that permit RV’s. Note: RV’s over 22 feet long have limited access
Dorst Creek Campground
Within the Sierra Nevada range, the Dorst Creek Campgrounds welcomes RV rentals to a friendly campground surrounded by meadows and streams. While the site doesn’t have any electricity, it does provide flushable toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and a free dumping station. If you require food, laundry facilities or a shower, head to Lodgepole Village, which is 9 miles away.
Activities include hiking along the trail to Lost Grove, a 57-acre grove, which contains 15 gorgeous sequoias. Also, complete the Big Trees Trail for spectacular views of giant trees. For beginners, hike along the Tokopah Falls Trail to see an inspiring 1,200ft high waterfall. Fly-fishing is also a fun activity within the vicinity of Dorst Creek campground, but is only possible with a license.
Located on the banks of Marble Fork on the Kaweah River, you have easy access to the World’s largest tree in volume – General Sherman Tree. This is an ideal location for families that don’t have their RV rental fully stocked, as there is a market, deli and snack bar on site. It also has all the facilities you will need like fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, flushable toilets, dump site and shower facilities. Along with the previously mentioned hikes Crystal Cave is a 45-minute drive from the campground.
If you choose to stay at the Sentinel Campground you will be situated within the beautiful Cedar Grove. With paved roads, this campground is easily accessible for you and your RV rental. As a large campground has 5 comfort stations, which include flushing toilets and drinking water.
With lots of hiking trails leading from the campground, the major points of interest include Hume Lake, Grizzly Falls, Mist Falls, Zumwalt Meadow and Sequoia Groves. The local rangers provide hikes, and nature and wildlife presentations. If you’re interested in it, then visit the NPS ranger station to learn about the ranger-led programs.
Many of the campgrounds are closed during the winter season. But if you do visit during wintertime, the cold air and snowy skies shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the magical wonderland of Sequoia National Park. The dramatic scenic backdrop will make every activity a memorable one. You can choose from snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snow play.
Spring, Summer and Autumn Activities
Once the snow melts the park truly becomes alive as the natural scents of the forest take over and a plethora of activities begin. The most common activity, which you may have already realized, is hiking. With lots of trails and wonderful sights to embrace and capture on camera, Sequoia National Park is a real hotspot for lovers of the outdoors.
Other activities include rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing and wildlife viewing. According to ‘Visit Sequoia’ there are over 300 different kinds of animals’ If you want to learn more, visit the lodgepole Visitor Center. Animals to spot include sheep, deer, beavers, mountain lions, badgers and black bears, to name a few.