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Old 05-12-2017, 06:27 PM   #1
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Traveling to Palo Alto area

Looking for some inexpensive camp locs or boondock areas near Palo Alto. Ideas? Anything close to Stanford?

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Old 05-12-2017, 07:25 PM   #2
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Ha!

I guess it depends on how close... or how ok you are with urban camping.

Nothing boondock and nice close, plenty of places to stealth camp in EPA, but you take your chances.
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That would be a tough one indeed. Nothing around that area and I would not recommend going anywhere near East Palo Alto (EPA), much less trying to sleep there.

The Stanford Park Hotel is very nice. Luxury*Menlo*Park*Hotels*|*Stanford*Park*Hotel
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:46 AM   #4
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My Brother in law will sell you his property in the Santa Cruz Mountains real cheap, about the only thing it's good for is camping since the county said no-go to building on it! That's not too far, right?
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There is an RV park in the city of South San Francisco (not San Francisco) about 30 miles north of Palo Alto. Not really a "vacation" destination. More of a place where the wealthiest of meth heads live in their RVs.

Their website makes it look like heaven on asphalt! Treasure Island RV Park, South San Francisco RV Park 94080

Notice the lack of people in the photos?

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My Brother in law will sell you his property in the Santa Cruz Mountains real cheap, about the only thing it's good for is camping since the county said no-go to building on it! That's not too far, right?
Can you shoot on the property?
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:26 AM   #6
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Looking for some inexpensive camp locs or boondock areas near Palo Alto. Ideas? Anything close to Stanford?

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Which way are you coming from and how close do you have to be? I really don't know how safe a bay area Walmart would be
Your other choice is a real campground further away and drive to Stanford. I had to travel back and forth from the Central Valley for some health work last year and just got up at 3AM to missed the morning commuter traffic. Usually took me about 1.5-2 hours to make the drive from Modesto to University Blvd. If I left by about 1-2 PM the traffic going home wasn't too bad. The problem is if an accident occurs along your path
There are a few State Parks that might work but most have a high camping fees.
Never been to either Del Valle or Henry Coe State Parks. Caswell is a bit further away but close to I-5/580.
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Two of the parks operated by East Bay Regional Park District have camping:

http://www.ebparks.org/activities/camping
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Can you shoot on the property?
Nope. I guess I thought any lot or land in the general vicinity of the bay area was waaaayyy more expensive though. It's got utilities in place, a concrete slab, and an older seltic system, so I believe a mobile home/RV is okay, just not anything on a permanent foundation. 2.5A for 100k sounded like a steal to me, but he hasn't had any bites.

http://www.legacyrea.com/lot-land/ml...alley-ca-95066
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