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Old 11-20-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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We are thinking about a Jan or Feb trip to the Santa Cruz area in a camper. I can read the data, but it's not the same as being there. We love to hike--will it be too cool and rainy for hiking? What about bike riding? And the crime/drug rate concerns me--are tourists safe? And we can't decide whether Santa Cruz, Felton, or Watsonville would be the best place for camping (in a RV park.) Appreciate any input.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: KKKalfornia
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three of the past 4 winters, january-feb would have been a better time to visity than march

sunny every day, highs in the upper 60s to low 80s. and thats not unique to the past few years either.

if youre driving your camper here, do yourself a favor avoid HWY 17 or heckler pass, go in thru castroville instead.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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It might pour, and it might be in the 70s. I've seen both in the past 30 years or so.

Santa Cruz RV Parks

Also : http://traveltips.usatoday.com/rv-ca...ruz-52534.html
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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We are thinking about a Jan or Feb trip to the Santa Cruz area in a camper. I can read the data, but it's not the same as being there. We love to hike--will it be too cool and rainy for hiking? What about bike riding? And the crime/drug rate concerns me--are tourists safe? And we can't decide whether Santa Cruz, Felton, or Watsonville would be the best place for camping (in a RV park.) Appreciate any input.
It will probably be raining - sometimes for days at a time with daytime temps in the mid 50's. I stayed at REDIRECT near Felton once and it was nice. However the surrounding hills and the tall redwood trees blocked out a lot of the sun and it felt cold and a little gloomy. Less than a mile away is Henry Cowell Redwood State Park which has lots of hiking and some biking. Henry Cowell Redwoods SP. It's better in the summer!

If you're snowbirds, why not visit southern Cal or Aizona. I sometimes visit Laughlin, NV Laughlin, Nevada | Laughlin Hotels, Events and Things to Do or Quartzsite, AZ The Quartzsite Shows :: Home or Lake Havasu in the winter. It's warmer there!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for their replies. Sounds like it may be nice, it may not. We'll probably just hope for a warm spell.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Howdy TruBlu

I'm not sure anymore, we moved away over five lustrum ago. We have some wonderful memories when we stayed at Pinto Lake with our ol motorhome. At that time thar was some good fishin, nice friendly folks, quiet, peaceful, beautiful there. I have no idea if it's still nice. It's real close to the hospital in Watsonville.
We lived in the Monterey area many years.

Pinto Lake Park: RV campground, quiet lake camping near the Monterey Bay / Santa Cruz

Have a Wonderful Adventure.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Thanks, Pinto Lake sounds like a great campground.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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You might consider McAlpine Lake. I was just there a couple days ago for the first time. Went there for a morning of fishing. It's a pretty nice RV/camper park and looks like it's well-run and maintained.
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