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Car Camping Hot Spring Suggestions

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March 16, 2012 11:49AM
Hi folks,

My girlfriend is fairly non-outdoorsy, but wants me to introduce her to The Great Outdoors in baby steps, starting with a car-camping trip sometime next month. Her only requirements are a) car-camping, not backpacking, and b) there needs to be at least an outhouse, if not an actual flush toilet facility. No squatting in the bushes.

I'm googling around for car-camping options, and thought that maybe there would be some hot spring possibilities. I've already considered car-camping at Bowen Ranch, but a) no toilet facilities there (right?), and b), the hike to the hot spring from the ranch might be a little more than she currently has the taste for. Also considered Remington, but there are no toilet facilities right by RHS itself, and though I know there's a campground just a mile or two up the road from RHS that might have toilet facilities, it just seems a pain to have to drive to the actual hot spring.

We're looking for something not too terribly long a drive from Pasadena, but are flexible on that.

Any suggestions posted here or PMed to me would be appreciated. Non-hot-spring suggestions are fine, too. Looking for a nifty car-camping spot in SoCal with toilet facilities.



EDIT: Also, we do not have a high-clearance vehicle at our disposal, so the road in to the campground needs to be either paved, or a very good condition dirt road, without a lot of wash-outs (for example, I ruled out Big and Little Caliente, on account of the dirt road in there, which I wouldn't drive in a regular sedan).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2012 12:13PM by JoelTDahl.

Car Camping Hot Spring Suggestions

JoelTDahl2607March 16, 2012 11:49AM

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Rick1140March 16, 2012 09:18PM

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Paul P.1080March 18, 2012 08:47AM

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