From the writers at Orange Coast Magazine.
Assess where you need to overnight and where a day trip will suffice. Many state parks don’t have campgrounds. Even in the ones that do, you don’t always need to overnight to enjoy the park’s highlights.
Camping in a state park rather than a national park can provide unexpected perks. National Parks rarely have showers for example, but the showers at state parks often are wonderful. Check ahead though—many parks restricted their showers last year because of the drought.
Avoid high season
Many parks are best during the shoulder seasons. April to May or September to October are great for weather, beauty, discounts, and smaller crowds.
To read the full story by Orange Coast Magazine, click here.