Campgrounds, Hollywood Style
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
Fan of the desert's new dynamic duo, Walter White and his oh-so-faithful sidekick, Jesse? A stay here can be as dreamy, colorful and desolate as portrayed in this AMC favorite.
Ponderosa Campground is near more than 33,000 acres of canyon, mesa country, petroglyphs, cliff dwellings, trails and the Jemez Mountains.
Leo Carrillo State Beach
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Los Angeles County, California
"Get out of Malibu, Lebowski!"
This area, with its tide pools, caves, giant sycamores, surfing, fishing, hiking and swimming, has appeared in too many movies to count. Between recreational activities, amazing scenery, fun day trips, star sightings and seaside camping, a visit here soon becomes a vacation you'll never forget.
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Before he was known as Rudy or Bilbo Baggins, he was Mikey: cute, innocent and huffing on that asthma inhaler. And who can forget Chunk's Truffle Shuffle?
But what's even more memorable is the dramatic, coastal Oregon scenery. Camp at Astoria and enjoy. Remember: Goonies never say die.
Refugio State Beach
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The best part about camping here—aside from the excellent fishing and many trails through scenic, Central California landscape—are the wine tasting opportunities.
Camp under the beautiful Santa Barbara sky and follow in the footsteps of Sideways protagonists, Miles and Jack. Get into some sommelier hijinks.
Lake Bastineau State Park
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Spanish moss, lazy breezes and a Southern dreamlike beauty make the Louisiana bayou eerie to begin with. The Creole State is by far one of our most supernatural—and the perfect setting for vampire hits like Interview with the Vampire and HBO's series, True Blood.
The Lake Bastineau campgrounds offer cabins, a lodge, tent campsites and visions of bloodsuckers beyond the local mosquitoes.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
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Crescent City, California
This 10,000-acre redwoods park played backdrop to Return of the Jedi's forest moon of Endor, and the lush, treetop Ewok village. It also made a cameo in ET: The Extra Terrestrial.
Almost all of the park is made up of watershed and (despite clearcutting) is still abundant in redwoods, conifers, firs, spruce, shrubs, bushes, ferns and mosses. Hike the many trails and you may run into Princess Leia, her furry little friend and a scout trooper or two.
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Relax and enjoy this newly refurbished campground while touring Redwood National Park, Avenue of the Giants, Victorian Ferndale, historic Old Town Eureka and the scenic Northern California coastline.
Whether you're into fishing, golfing, rafting, wildlife viewing, hiking or biking, be on the lookout for that random pterodactyl, raptor or triceratops.
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A trip here will surely make you feel like you're caught in the midst of that Bella/Edward/Jacob triangle.
Located about 34 miles south of Forks and 73 miles north of Aberdeen, on a high bluff adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, the lush rainforest, beaches, trails and Pacific Northwest setting has no shortage of natural areas to explore for every type of adventurer, whether you choose vampire or werewolf.
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Allatoona Lake, Georgia
Sure—the city of Atlanta has rebuilt itself into a slick, modern metropolis. But its lingering, Antebellum history remains and hence the paranormal sometimes manifests itself. The combination of new and old just might make Hotlanta one of the most perfect settings for the post-apocalyptic AMC drama, The Walking Dead.
Camp at Lake Allatoona and find the perfect balance between your urban, zombie-filled days and fresh dips in the water or hiking under some lush, green trees.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
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Lancaster County not only offers visitors a window into Amish Country, with horse and buggies, farmland, beautiful carpentry, quilts and pottery—but the wooded campsites here are also your access to a bucolic, rural atmosphere just outside of Philadelphia. Choose the country of the city to spend your days and walk in the shoes of M. Night Shyamalan.
Waquoit Bay Nat. Estuarine Res.
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Located just a boat ride away from Martha's Vineyard, the pleasant, New England seaside town that doubled as Amity, this reserve covers 2,500 acres of coastal upland, wetland, beach and bay. Hiking trails and primitive camping make this a great beach wilderness getaway.
And don't let that that big, ticked-off fish hinder your fun in the ocean.