4 Great California Camping Ideas Featuring Poler Stuff

The weather’s getting warmer, and you know what that means – camping! Spring and summer camping in California is one of the best ways to enjoy the good weather. From the Sierra Nevadas to the Mojave Desert, California has some of the best camping spots you could ask for.

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Poler Stuff offers cool and functional gear for the great outdoors. Whether you decide to take  a quick beach camping trip or a hiking excursion in the mountains, check out some of the deals on Poler camping stuff and gear up for wherever your adventures may take you. Here are some camping ideas from among my favorites, and the Poler Stuff that I would bring along on each camping trip.

1. Yosemite

Yosemite is like the crown jewel of all that is breathtaking about California. From Half Dome to El Capitan to Bridalveil Falls, this valley never fails to amaze with its natural beauty. If you haven’t made reservations to camp (which, if you’re reading this, you probably haven’t) you can find a list of first-come, first-serve campsites in Yosemite here. Remember, Yosemite can really get crowded at peak times of year, so get there early!

What to bring?


Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 6.00.32 PM.png

Even though it’s springtime, it still can get chilly in Yosemite, especially at night. Bring a Poler Stuff Napsack and you’ll be nice and toasty not only in your tent, but anywhere you go. Plus you’ll look undeniably awesome. Speaking of tents, you should probably bring one of those as well – the Two Man Tent is a good choice.

2. El Capitan State Beach

Located along the central coast near Santa Barbara, El Capitan beach is a beautiful place to camp and enjoy swimming, surfing, or to just have a picnic. Less popular than neighboring Refugio State Beach, you should have an easier time finding camping spots here. Campsites are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. If you want to call and find out how many sites are open, or just find out more about the beach, visit the CA Parks & Recs page.

What to bring?


Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 4.24.30 PM.png

When you’re camping at the beach, you’re going to want to kick back with a cold one, so bring a Poler Stuff Koozie and maybe a few Poler X Mizu Party Cups for your friends. Cooking up something yummy over the campfire sounds good too, doesn’t it? Here are some scrumptious-looking camping food ideas from Buzzfeed.

3. Lake Siskiyou

When it comes to camping in Northern California Lake Siskiyou is one of the most popular destinations. It’s located in the majestic shadow of Mt. Shasta and very close to none other than Weed, CA. The Reynolds Resort on the lakeside offers cabins for rental as well as tent and RV campsites. While you’re there, enjoy boating on the lake, swimming, hiking, or hanging out at the Lake Sis Grill & Brew.

What to bring?


Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 4.25.22 PM.png

With such beautiful scenery around the lake and Mt. Shasta in the distance, not to mention the shenanigans you and your friends will get up to lakeside, you’re going to want to take a lot of pictures. Bring the Excursion Pack with a camera insert to keep your camera safe on all your adventures.

4. Joshua Tree

Yes, the U2 album is about this place. And it’s no surprise that this desert inspired the band so much – with its vast open spaces, weird piles of rocks, and of course the Dr. Seuss-esque Joshua Trees, who wouldn’t be inspired? Joshua Tree National Park is only a couple hours away from L.A, and you can enter the park from the west in Joshua Tree or the north through Twentynine Palms. Most of the campgrounds are toward the north end of the park, with Black Rock and Jumbo Rocks campgrounds being the most popular. Do some bouldering, hike Ryan Mountain, visit the Cholla Cactus Garden, and most of all enjoy the space and silence.

What to bring?

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 4.27.58 PM.png

You’ll be running around in the real desert out there, so make sure you have your Poler X Mizu Water Bottle and remember to refill it (and drink your water) several times a day to stay hydrated! The desert can get chilly at night, so bringing a Reversible Jacket or vest wouldn’t hurt, either.

Are you inspired yet? If not, you can check out the Poler Stuff Adventures for more ideas. Alright, now shut down your computer and get outside!

Similar posts