An Orland, California, RV rental is a smart way to explore Northern California. Orland, California, is a small town of roughly 8,000 people a little more than 150 miles north of San Francisco. The town is known for its honey production and is affectionately known as "The Queen Bee Capital." The Honeybee Discovery Museum is also one of the town's most popular attractions. The town has been incorporated since 1909 and has been a stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad since the days following the Gold Rush. During World War II, pilots trained on the B-17 Flying Fortress in and around the town. For a town its size, Orland has quite a few places to park your motorhome at one of the city parks. Most of these parks are available for rent for private events. A few have baseball diamonds or soccer fields. Most of them have playgrounds. None of them have electricity, so if you'd like to have an event with other Class C or travel trailer enthusiasts, you'll have to provide your own power through a generator or solar panels. The Farwood Bar and Grill has been "the place for steak" in Orland for 17 years. Both it and the accompanying bar are reasonably priced, and the restaurant provides vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on its extensive menu. A lot of the menu items are locally sourced as well. The Pizza Palace offers vegetarian options for both takeout and dining in. The menu contains upscale ingredients like fresh crab, avocado, and artichokes.
Mendocino National Forest is 35 miles from Orland. It covers almost a million acres but is the only national forest in California without a paved entrance. The hiking trails in the forest are more difficult than most, with only one easy trail, Bloody Rock Trail, which is 4.8 miles long. The Red Mountain trail is just as long but much tougher. If you try that trail in the summertime, do so early in the morning before the heat makes the trek untenable. The drive to the Lassen National Forest is only about an hour. The activities within this forest consist of swimming, caving, and everything in between. The Bizz Johnson trail is the most famous and most difficult trail within the 1.2 million acres of the forest. The trail is so tough that there is a regular shuttle from the end of the trail back to the trailhead. The forest is home to numerous avian species, so it's a notable place for bird watchers. Shasta-Trinity National Forest is 70 miles from Orland. Mount Shasta is a notable attraction within this forest. It's a "fourteener," meaning it's one of the Lower 48's peaks over 14,000 feet tall. Several companies mount climbing expeditions to the summit, and a number of the routes are very easy for newbies. Most hiking on the forest trails is easy, but the Castle Lake Trail is quite tough.
Queen Bee Festival: Each June, the Queen Bee Festival features bee demonstrations, honey tastings, parties, and museum tours. Usually, there is also outdoor live music.
OktoBEEfest: In October every year, OktoBEEfest takes place. It's similar to the Queen Bee Festival, but it also includes beer and mead tastings, fall-themed activities, and a silent auction.
Pet-friendly Almond Tree RV park offers 42 RV-specific campsites with both 30-amp and 50-amp electrical connections and full water and sewer hookups. There are both pull-through and back-in sites in the park. You can swim in the pool and relax in the hot tub. The camp store has snacks and RV supplies. Heritage RV Park has 88 campsites with full hookups. It, too, is pet-friendly and even has an enclosed dog run. One of the park's claims to fame is the scenery, which includes fantastic mountain views. Perhaps the best perk of this park is that the staff provides RV repairs free of charge to campers. River Reflections RV Resort and Campground does not have a pool or a hot tub, but it has the full suite of electrical and water hookups. Fishing and swimming in the nearby river are both popular with campers. This RV park has monthly rates for long-term campers; you have to contact the owners to get those rates.
The only dump stations within 100 miles of Orland are in Redding, which is 62 miles away. There are several, and most of them charge only a nominal fee for folks with an RV rental from Orland, California.
The closest national park to Orland, California, is Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's just an 80-mile drive away in your fifth-wheel trailer. The park is home to mud pots, small volcanoes, and fumaroles. There are also small mountain lakes, and you can swim in the cool water before a hot mud bath at the Drakesbad Guest Ranch. Before retiring to your Class A RV or camper van in the evening, take advantage of the stargazing in the park. Almost to the Oregon border, 230 miles north of Orland, you will find Redwood National Park. The park covers 139,000 acres and contains nearly half of the remaining coastal redwood trees in the world. Of course, the trees are the park's main draw, and some are nearly 400 feet tall. The park has three official hiking trails, none of which are extremely difficult. The toughest of the three is the Mill Creek Horse Loop trail, which makes an 8-mile circle across fairly rough terrain. The Simpson-Reed loop trail is just a mile long and is quite flat. It's also wheelchair-accessible. Crater Lake National Park is in Oregon and lies a bit more than 240 miles from Orland. The lake sits in the crater of a dormant volcano. If you have a combination toy hauler and popup camper, then you can bring all sorts of other equipment with you to enjoy the many activities you might not expect at a national park. These include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. The park has 90 miles of hiking trails and a single 33-mile-long bike trail. The temperature can drop to 40 F even during the summer, so bring warm clothes if you plan a summer trip.
After picking up your Orland, California, RV rental, take a drive to the Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, which is just 18 miles away. The Sacramento River flows through the area, and the fishing there is famous. You can ride Jet Skis on the river, too, or swim along the sandy beach that is part of one of California's last truly pristine riparian areas. The park is home to more than 100 species of plants, and bald eagles regularly ride the updrafts in the area. The Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area is 47 miles south of Orland. As parks go, it's tiny at only 63 acres, but the land near the riverbank is just right for campers. Many wildlife species either make their home in the park or travel through it. These include muskrats, raccoons, deer, and foxes. There is also a 5-acre picnic and barbecue area for gatherings of family and friends. The fishing is great for big fish like king salmon and striped bass. Malakoff Diggins State Park is about a two-hour drive to the east. There is a famous gold mine at the park, and you can hike to the mine and through the chaparral to enjoy the unusual setting and the plants that grow in it. The hiking trails total 20 miles. As you hike through the area, you will see many relics from the days of the Gold Rush, such as sluices and former gold veins.
About 71 miles north of Orland, you will come to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The area is renowned for the fishing and boating on Whiskeytown Lake and the diverse hiking opportunities. For example, the Brandy Creek Falls Trail is a moderately difficult trail that is 2.9 miles long and has recently been revamped with rock steps and metal railings to improve safety. The Mill Creek Trail is 12.6 miles of difficult terrain, and the Crystal Creek Falls Trail is an easy 0.9 miles. The California Historic Trail isn't just one site; it's a collection of many sites along the trail that prospectors traveled after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. As the site is basically part of a giant hiking trail, the abundant hiking opportunities are easy, moderate, and difficult. There are also exhibits of original wagons and tools that date from the Gold Rush period. Large sections of the trail are wide enough for RVs of any size, so it's a terrific choice for anyone with a motorhome. The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is about 140 miles from Orland. The memorial is for the more than 300 people from the armed services who perished in an explosion of two ships on July 17, 1944. This event was important for racial progress in the United States, as the outcry after the explosion, which killed mostly Black Americans, was seminal in the process of desegregation in the United States. This memorial is an incredibly popular place to visit. If you'd like to take the free tours offered by the park service, you'll have to call at least two weeks ahead.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Orland, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Orland?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Orland from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Orland?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.