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Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

   

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There are unsurprisingly restrooms at this campground; there are water hookups. Camping in California is such a fun thing to do. All the wonderful local attractions close by and such a wonderful variety of outdoors recreation will positively have you coming back over and over. There's so much stuff to do in the neighborhood of Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, and it definitely is a nice campground.
Some activities here at Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap are playing golf, swimming, fishing, whitewater paddling, and hiking, so it's completely out of the question to get bored. Ok, you've been indoors for too
 
    much time, now's the time for going camping, and Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap in California is a nice choice.
Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap is fantastically popular with visitors from Boulder Creek.
This campground
 is one of the glorious places to camp here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Many people camp here to be close to Castle Rock State Park.
The obliging operators of the campground and all the fun stuff makes the tour here worthwhile. There's a good 9-mile-long grade II whitewater section on Pescadero Creek nearby, the Portola State Park to Memorial County Park sector. It could be said that this section of Pescadero Creek is a spot for novice whitewater rafting or kayaking. Naturally, whitewater rafting or kayaking is cool but perilous; check conditions in advance of a trip. Going for a backcountry trek outclasses anything; the 3-mile-in-length Summit Trail is nearby; it has a difference
 
in height of 506 feet. In the event that you enjoy backcountry hiking, you will enjoy a close by great outdoors trail featuring a wonderful 32-foot difference in height, .  

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Other campgrounds near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Castle Rock State Park - Castle Rock, Boulder Creek, 3 miles away
      
   Portola Redwoods State Park - Slate Creek Trailcamp, La Honda, 4 miles away
      
   Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Huckleberry, Loma Mar, 4 miles away
      
   Camp Hammer, Boulder Creek, 4 miles away
      
   Huckleberry Campground, Santa Cruz County, 4 miles away
      
   Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Santa Cruz, 4 miles away
      
   Wastahi Campground, Santa Cruz County, 4 miles away
      
   Sempervirens Campground, Santa Cruz County, 5 miles away
      
   Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Lane Trail Camp, Loma Mar, 5 miles away
      
   Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Sempervirens, Loma Mar, 5 miles away
      

Marinas near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Docktown Marina, Redwood City, 16 miles away

   Peninsula Yacht Club, Redwood City, 16 miles away

   Peninsula Marina, Redwood City, 16 miles away

   Port of Redwood City, Redwood City, 17 miles away

   South Bay Yacht Club, Alviso, 17 miles away


Paddling Rivers Near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Pescadero Creek, San Mateo County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Portola State Park to Memorial County Park)

   San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 9.1 miles long (Boulder Creek to Felton)

   San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Felton to Ocean at Santa Cruz)

   Alameda Creek, Alameda County, 27 miles away
      Class III - 4.3 miles long (Sunol to Niles Junction Close to Fremont)


Public Lands near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail, San Francisco - CA, 30 miles away
      
   Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco - CA, 38 miles away
      
   Presidio National Park, San Francisco - CA, 38 miles away
      
   Castle Rock State Park, California, 3 miles away

   Portola Redwoods State Park, California, 4 miles away

   Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California, 7 miles away

   Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, California, 7 miles away

   Butano State Park, California, 11 miles away


Trails near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Summit Trail, San Mateo County, 5 miles away
       3 hiking miles, 506 feet elevation difference

   Sequoia Nature Trail, San Mateo County, 5 miles away
       .4 hiking miles, 32 feet elevation difference

   Coyote Ridge Trail, San Mateo County, 5 miles away
      1.2 hiking miles, 549 feet elevation difference

   Butano Ridge Loop Trail, San Mateo County, 6 miles away
       4.2 hiking miles, 1656 feet elevation difference

   Trappers Trail, San Mateo County, 8 miles away
      2.3 hiking miles, 1148 feet elevation difference

   Ano Nuevo Trail, San Mateo County, 12 miles away
       3.2 hiking miles, 1082 feet elevation difference

   Rincon Fire Road Trail, Santa Cruz County, 12 miles away
       1.6 hiking miles, 205 feet elevation difference


Beaches Near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   China Ladder Beach, Santa Cruz County, 11 miles away

   Waddell Creek Beach, Santa Cruz County, 11 miles away

   Scott Creek Beach, Santa Cruz County, 11 miles away

   Bonny Doon Beach, Santa Cruz County, 12 miles away

   Cove Beach, San Mateo County, 12 miles away


Golf Courses Near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club, Boulder Creek, 3 miles away

   Saratoga Country Club, Saratoga, 8 miles away

   Deep Cliff Golf Course, Cupertino, 8 miles away

   Blackberry Farms Golf Course, Cupertino, 9 miles away

   Palo Alto Hills Golf And Country Club, Palo Alto, 9 miles away


Lakes Near Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California:

   Sempervirens Reservoir, Santa Cruz County, 4 miles away

   Lake McKenzie, Santa Clara County, 7 miles away

   Stevens Creek Reservoir, Santa Clara County, 7 miles away

   Loch Lomond, Santa Cruz County, 8 miles away

   Lake Lompico, Santa Cruz County, 10 miles away


Current weather conditions at Castle Rock State Park - Waterman Gap, Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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Local climate location: REDWOOD CITY 4 miles away


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