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Mountain Lakes RV Park in Lytle Creek California -
April 22, 2009
Mountain Lakes RV Park, Lytle Creek, California is a membership only RV park. There were two fishing lakes in the campground, miniature golf, family pool, adult swimming pool, adult hot tub, adult rec room and much more. The two RV Gypsies were unable to get cell phone service from AT&T or internet connection in the campground or on the mountain.
Driving up the mountain in the RV was NOT a lot of fun. There were occasional turn-outs for slower traffic, but some of them were too small for the RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies. The scenic spots required permits to park and view the scenery, which was a bummer.
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Lee Duquette, AWO, & MOB - the new yard of the two RV Gypsies
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a red maple tree, AWO & MOB

BRIEF HISTORY (as provided by Mountain Lakes RV Resort): Lytle Creek Canyon is part of the San Gabriel Mountains, formerly known as the Sierra Madres. The first people to claim Lytle Creek Canyon as their home were the Tahtam Indians. They were peaceful, sociable, polite, non-farmers who gathered food and hunted. Although the Spanish were believed to have occupied the canyon in the 1700s-1800s, it is not known how long they remained. When California became a territory of the United States in July of 1846, it was in a war with Mexico. In June 1851 Captain Andrew Lytle arrived in the valley below the canyon, but never lived in the canyon that bears his name. Gold played a big part in the history of the Canyon in May of 1864. Lumbering with sawmills was a profitable industry but claims for water rights were the main reason for laying claims for land in the canyon.

The first campers came to Lytle Creek Canyon in 1876. Glenn Ranch, now Mountain Lakes RV Resort, has gone through several ownership changes. The two RV Gypsies were unable to have cell phone service or internet service while at Mountain Lakes RV Resort, but did have cable TV. The park had 2 fishing lakes, one with trout, one with catfish, plus a family pool, an adult pool and hot tub and adult center, plus a miniature golf course and more.

Below: Roosters and birds in the parking lot just down the mountain from the campground
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in California - April 2009

California photos are in 28 separate sections found below. Some sections may have more than one page so that the photos will upload faster. You may visit these sections in any order you choose. Each section will have this menu so that visitors do not have to keep returning here in order to continue the California adventures. There is also a link to Oregon at the very bottom of the California menu.

travel scenery
Mountain Lakes RV Park
Venice Beach
Big Bear Mountain
Palm Springs Tram
Karen's family photos

Kaweah Park Resort & a bobcat

Three Rivers & Lake Kaweah

driving scenery

Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon
- big sequoia trees

Yosemite Nat'l Park

El Capitan

Bridalveil & Yosemite Falls

Indian Flat RV Park

The Golden Gate Bridge

Fisherman's Wharf /
Seals / Alcatraz

Armstrong Woods
State Preserve -
Giant Redwood Trees

Sonoma County driving tour / beaches

San Francisco
and cable car ride

The Living Roof
and Gardens

Chinatown

N. Petaluma KOA
& driving scenery

Bear Mtn RV Resort

Shasta Lake

Mt. Shasta

Shasta Dam

 

Sundial Bridge

 
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go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all of the above, please continue on to Oregon.