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Government Shutdown of 2018

2018 Government Shutdown: Access to Public Lands

The 2018 Federal Government Shutdown has wide-ranging impacts, including whether or not you have access to public lands.
John Muir Trail

How To Get a Permit for Hiking the John Muir Trail...

Hiking the John Muir Trail is an amazing adventure, however getting a permit to do so is tough, over 97% of applications are denied. Here is how to get one.
California State Parks Plate

California State Parks License Plate Deadline Looming

The California specialty license plate that benefits the State Parks is in danger of being cancelled if it does not reach the minimum of 7500 orders by May.
Los Padres NF Closure

Los Padres National Forest Campground Closures

The Forest Service has closed much of the Monterey Ranger District in the northern section of Los Padres National Forest due to the 2016...

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Pinnacle Rock Camping View

Pinnacle Rock – Mendocino National Forest

Pinnacle Rock in Mendocino National Forest is not a designated campground by the National Forest Service, but is a great location for free dispersed camping
Steep Ravine Campsite 4 Pelican

Steep Ravine Campground – Mount Tamalpais State Park

Steep Ravine Campground is an environmental campground located in Mount Tamalpais State Park just north of the rugged Marin Headlands in northern California

About Justin Wilson

I started NextCampsite after moving to California and being frustrated at the lack of information on the Internet about campsites in the area. NextCampsite became my notebook and bucketlist for the outdoors - campgrounds, camping hacks, tips, meals, and other adventures. Read more...

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Anker Bolder LC90

Cool Find: Anker Bolder LED Flash Lights

Anker, the well-known manufacturer of various technology accessories such as cell phone mounts and rechargeable battery packs, has released a line of water and...

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