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Swanton is a small community in an unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on the Pacific coast, situated about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the town of Davenport, to the east of State Route 1 on Swanton Road. The US Geological Survey designates Swanton as a populated place located at latitude and longitude 37.06417°N 122.22639°W / 37.06417; -122.22639 with an elevation of 135 ft (41 m). The ZIP Code is 95017 and the community is inside area code 831. The community has numerous small residences and two big occupants – Big Creek Lumber Company and the Swanton Pacific Ranch campus of California Polytechnic State University. Swanton is home to Swanton Pacific Railroad, a one-third-scale small-gauge railroad that runs on 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of track through the Scott Creek valley using locomotives and cars from the San Francisco Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915.

RV Rental Swanton, California


2019 Thor ACE Luxury Coach
Vehicle Price from
$367 / Night

2019 Thor ACE Luxury Coach

Sunnyvale, California

10 31ft

31' Tioga Ranger
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$275 / Night

31' Tioga Ranger

Los Gatos, California

8 31ft

Betty
Vehicle Price from
$185 / Night

Betty

Santa Cruz, CA

7 23ft 8in

Cabover Style C 23-25ft RV - Santa Cruz
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$117.7 / Night

Cabover Style C 23-25ft RV - Santa Cruz

Scotts Valley, California

5 25ft

Places to Visit near Swanton, California


Swanton Pacific Railroad

Swanton Pacific Railroad Society, a volunteer organization, operates an historic 1/3 scale steam railroad. We're open by appointment only; call for a tour.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Swanton, California


Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside Alaska at 3.4 million acres. Nearly 1000 miles of paved and dirt roads provide access to locations both popular and remote. Even so, 91% of the park is protected as officially designated Wilderness. That wild country includes low valley floors crusted with barren salt flats, rugged mountains rising as much as 11,000 feet, deep and winding canyons, rolling sand dunes, and spring-fed oases. Whether you have an afternoon or a week, careful planning will help make your visit safe and enjoyable. The Furnace Creek Visitor Center is the main visitor information source for the park. It is open Daily from 8-5 and there is a fully staffed information desk with information on all aspects of the park and its operation. GPS Navigation to sites to remote locations like Death Valley are notoriously unreliable. The map is to the visitor center In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley. Death Valley: The name is forbidding and gloomy. Yet here you can find colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, rugged canyons, the driest and lowest spot in North America, and the hottest in the world. On any given summer day, the valley floor shimmers silently in the heat. For five months of the year unmerciful heat dominates the scene, and for the next seven the heat releases its grip only slightly. Rain rarely gets past the guardian mountains, but the little rain that does fall is the life force of the wildflowers that transform the desert into a vast garden. Despite the harshness and severity of the environment, more than 1000 kinds of plants live within the park. Those on the valley floor have adapted to a desert life by a variety of means. Some have roots that go down 10 times the height of a person. Some plants have a root system that lies just below the surface but extends out in all directions. Others have leaves and stems that allow very little evaporation and loss of life giving water.

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Calico Ghost Town

A ghost town with food & camping!

Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since  1881 during the largest silver strike in California.  With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span.  When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population.  The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living.  It became a "ghost town."  Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950's architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880's.  Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town.  Today Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system visited by people from around the country and all over the world.  The park  offers visitors an opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.  Along with its  history and attractions, Calico Ghost Town has shops, restaurants and offers camping and outdoor recreation not available at most of our other park facilities. 

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Thor Industries

Thor Industries

Parent of brands like Airstream®, Thor Industries owns companies that together represent the world’s largest RV manufacturer.

Road Bear RV

Road Bear RV

From 1980, when they built their first Camper Van, to today, Road Bear has been on an unquestioning quest to 'be the best for the customer'.

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining travel into an engaging and intuitive process.

TH2

TH2

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