California is probably the only place on earth where you can surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. As such, California recreation offers an unrivaled setting for recreation and adventure. Simply put, California is the perfect playground for nearly every recreational opportunity imaginable year-round. From hunting to fishing, surfing to snowboarding, climbing, camping, rafting, off roading, and biking; California consists of endless recreational opportunities.

California is a fisherman’s paradise. Start off with fishing for monster bass in the lakes along the San Joaquin River. Whether you prefer coastal fishing for salmon, seabass, yellowtail, and lingcod, or deep-sea fishing for sailfish or bluefin tuna, or you’d rather take your fly rod and explore a top trout fishery in the Sacramento River, or steelhead on the Smith River, California has a place for you to get a line wet.

California is home to numerous state beaches, national parks, wilderness areas, and recreational areas. Carlsbad State Beach located in northern San Diego County, CA is a great place to go surfing or just enjoy a day at the beach with the family. You’ll find Yosemite National Park, located high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range where you can take advantage of several drive-in campsites, like the White Wolf Campground, nestled in a wildflower filled meadow ringed by towering lodgepole pine trees at 8,000 feet. Try white water rafting on the Kings River that flows between the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests in the Kings Canyon National Park if you’re looking for a thrill. The Sierras are also home to California’s ski resorts. In the shadow of the ski slopes you’ll find the crystal clear blue waters of the world famous Lake Tahoe. Skim across Lake Tahoe on a kayak and have a picnic lunch on Fannette Island.

If you’re hungry for some off-road adventure, California is the place for you. As home of the Rubicon Trail and the Glamis Sand Dunes, California has plenty of places to go off roading in a jeep, dirt bike, or sand rail, or ATV. The Rubicon Trail is an extremely rocky and difficult trail that traverses the mountains just west of Lake Tahoe. The Glamis Dunes are located just off Interstate 8 on the border with Arizona. This sandbox offers approximately 100,000 acres of dunes to explore.

With so much land encompassing such diverse geography, the only thing that limits your recreational options in California is your imagination. Go for an early morning sail on Lake Shasta, followed by an afternoon round of golf and an evening fishing the rivers of the High Sierra. It’s doesn’t matter if you purchase a farm or ranch for sale in southern California or northern California, on the coast or inland, your days in California are easily filled with fun recreational activities and stunning views.