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Old 11-13-2019, 11:14 AM
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Anyone know of any airplane camping spots in Socal/Arizona? Id just be looking for a quick overnight trip somewhere.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:56 AM
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There's the strip at Lake Isabella, Kern Valley. You can walk to a tavern.

If you are more adventurous, there's the "chicken strip" at Saline Valley. That's roughing it. I have not landed there, talk to someone who knows about getting an RV in there. I've seen PA-28's in there.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:11 PM
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Payson in AZ has a campground on the airport, and a restaurant there too...

Bit chilly at the moment... lows in the 40's to 30's
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:22 PM
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Farther north is Columbia O22. Large campground and lot of stuff in walking distance.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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That chicken strip really looks like something. And it's not too far from me. Looks like a no wheel pants kind of landing to me.

Thank for the replies. If anyone else knows of anything please share!
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:41 PM
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That chicken strip really looks like something. And it's not too far from me. Looks like a no wheel pants kind of landing to me.

Thank for the replies. If anyone else knows of anything please share!
Just make sure to get an up to the minute report on the Chicken Strip - it wrecks a lot of airplanes because it is quite challenging and the conditions can change drastically with a flash flood event. We keep meaning to take the bush plane down there, but weather/conditions/time never coincide.

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Old 11-13-2019, 04:23 PM
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Anyone know of any airplane camping spots in Socal/Arizona? Id just be looking for a quick overnight trip somewhere.
I've been to and enjoyed camping at Columbia.

A couple of spots that I haven't been to but that have on my radar are:

1. Payson Airport, Az (KPAN). Looks like they have a descent on-airport camping area.

2. Agua Caliente Springs (L54). The airport is a short walk to the campground. This looks like a unique place.

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Old 11-13-2019, 05:48 PM
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I've been meaning to try Kern Valley...they advertise a 5-minute walk to the airport cafe and a 5-minute walk to the Kern River.

Or, Oceano, near Pismo Beach. Oceano Dunes are nearby, and you can rent an ATV.
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Fall/Winter is the season for L54 Agua Caliente. Bring your bathing suit!

https://www.overthehills.com/Travel/...te-County-Park
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:28 PM
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Furnace Creek in Death Valley has a few camp grounds close to the airport. Stovepipe Wells too and close to Mosaic Canyon and the Mesquite dunes.

Grand Canyon Caverns strip is also next to a camp site. No facilities and okayish dirt strip.

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