We've got to recommend Lake Tahoe - especially since we seem to camp there at least 3 or 4 times a year. We really like Fallen Leaf Lake which is right next to Lake Tahoe. The campground has wide open spaces and there's a meadow in the middle that's perfect for the telescope on a clear night. There's no hookups, but for a few days and with our noisy generator - we can survive... There's lots of places to hike, Fallen Leaf Lake is beautiful and then you're always within 20 minutes of State Line casinos and great food. I guess we'll have to post a photo. I've got HUNDREDS!