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Camping Grounds Los Gatos CA

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Jewish Community Center
(408) 358-3636
14855 Oka Road Unit 1
Los Gatos, CA
 
Salamander Camp
(408) 354-2963
19315 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA
 
Saratoga Springs Picnic & Campgrounds
(408) 867-9999
22801 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
 
UAHC Camp Swig
(408) 867-3469
24500 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
 
First Baptist Church Summer Daycamp
(408) 265-1423
820 Ironwood Drive
San Jose, CA
 
Los Gatos Swim & Racquet Club
(408) 356-2136
14700 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA
 
Club
(408) 727-6480
Almaden Plaza
San Jose, CA
 
Saratoga Springs Resort
(408) 867-9999
22801 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
 
ID Tech Camps
(408) 871-2227
1885 Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, CA
 
Carbonero Creek Rv Park
(831) 438-1288
917 Disc Dr
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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