Dyana Kelley

CampCalNow RV Park and Campground Alliance (CampCalNOW) President Dyana Kelley provided television viewers with ideas on where to see fall color in California on her latest Fox News appearance, according to a press release.

“(When) most people think of fall color they think of New England, and in New England the fall colors turn on the latitude. But here in California, our fall colors turn with elevation,” Kelley said during her Sept. 24 report on Fox 42 in Sacramento.

She noted that California’s fall colors start at the 10,000-foot level in mid-September and descend about 500 feet per week until late November.

“So if you miss it (at one elevation), you can catch it somewhere else down the line,” she said.

Kelley highlighted several popular places to see fall colors in California, including:

  • Little Shasta Meadows Botanical Garden: This garden in the Klamath National Forest near Montague includes aspen trees.
  • Nevada City: This historic Sierra Nevada Gold rush town has a New England look and feel, with sugar maples and sweet gum trees.
  • Hope Valley and Carson Pass: These areas of the Sierra Nevada just south of Lake Tahoe are known for their clusters of aspen trees.
  • The Eastern Sierra: Kelley noted that fall colors abound on the eastern slope of the Sierra. “Anywhere you go between now and the time the snow hits is going to be absolutely beautiful,” she said, citing Bishop Creek as a particularly noteworthy fall color destination.
  • Napa Valley: Kelley noted that the vineyards actually put on colorful displays of fall color. “Napa Valley is really interesting because with all of the vineyards and varieties of wine, the leaves turn at different times,” she said. “So not only do you have all of the vineyards turning, but you have all of the specimen trees that have been planted. You’ve got silver oak, you’ve got big leaf maples, spice bush and ferns. All of this is kind of happening at one time.”

Kelley also used her television appearance to promote CampCalNow’s consumer newsletter, Around the Campfire, which is available through Camp-California.com,, as well as CampCalNow’s free printed campground directory, Camp California! The Camper’s Guide to California.

Kelley’s full Fox News report on fall foliage destinations can be seen by clicking here.

CampCalNow’s media outreach efforts include regular outreach to television and radio stations, as well as newspapers and magazines and engagement with bloggers and social media influencers.

“We’re doing everything we can to raise awareness of Camp-California.com and the outdoor hospitality industry,” Kelley said.