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If you’re looking for a Bay Area camping getaway filled with expansive views, climbing, and hiking, head to Mount Diablo State Park. Choose from about 50 sites at Juniper Campground and Live Oak Campground, both of which are perfect if you’re after solid Mt. Diablo State Park camping and not travelling with a large group. Easily accessible and located inside the South Gate at Continue reading...

If you’re looking for a Bay Area camping getaway filled with expansive views, climbing, and hiking, head to Mount Diablo State Park. Choose from about 50 sites at Juniper Campground and Live Oak Campground, both of which are perfect if you’re after solid Mt. Diablo State Park camping and not travelling with a large group. Easily accessible and located inside the South Gate at the base of the mountain, Live Oak Campground is a great spot if you are planning on exploring the entire mountain or only have one night. Take your pick among 22 sites, but be aware that the sites are close together so privacy can be an issue. Campsites 10 through 16 offer the most seclusion. Closest to the top of the mountain, the sites at Juniper boast incredible views well worth the climb. Camping here is fairly comfortable with access to fire rings, picnic tables, toilets, and some showers. All of Mount Diablo tends to be on the dry side, so be sure to bring lots of water.

Campsite area
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No. of sites
51
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Cave
Waterfall
Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Kim
Kim
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 12th, 2015

Wouldn't recommend using the food lockers. They are terrible and do not close all the way. Raccoons will definitely get in. We kept waking up to them tearing open bags of chips, and even if you block the door, they'll get in. These raccoons are huge from all the snacks they steal! And there is trash everywhere in the brush from them.
Also, the rangers are not very chill. Alcohol is not allowed and they will make you pour it all out. We were threatened repeatedly of getting kicked out and they even made us take our hammock down for no reason.
So keep your beers and food in the cars.
There are amazing views so definitely worth a trip.

Hipcamper Gustaf
Gustaf
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 5th, 2015

This We just stayed here - this is an amazing campground with spectacular views. There are some raccoons and they're not afraid of humans.

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Hipcamper Callie
Callie
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 24th, 2015

Great views, although you don't quite get the "isolated from civilization" feeling I like so much when camping. Easy drive-up spot, relatively dog friendly, we were able to get campsites that were relatively isolated. The raccoons are no joke- not afraid of humans, or dogs. Guard your food!

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Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 24th, 2015

We woke up a couple times because of raccoons in the food locker. At one point there were baby raccoons inside the locker. The door to the locker was in pretty bad shape prior and they were able to squeeze in. We had to let them out then use the firewood box to try to block the door. 5 minutes after getting back in the tent, a bigger raccoon appears to try to open the box again. I would recommend wearing earplugs and not pitching too close to the food locker if you don't want to be disturbed. They are loud and not afraid to keep trying.
Took a 3.5 year old on the hike from Juniper campground to the summit. Found ice cream at the summit visitor center, the little one was pleasantly surprised.
It says no dogs on the trails, but we saw 2

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Hipcamper Corie
Corie
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 16th, 2016

Stayed st Juniper campground in Mid-February, it was super windy! We feared out tents would blow away when we left, and it was hard to sleep.. We all ended up in our cars by the morning. It has a great view on the western side of the city lights, but call a ranger and see how the wind gusts are for that night before you make the trek!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 1st, 2016

These sites don't offer much privacy, but the views of the bay area are stunning.

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Hipcamper Cory
Cory
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August 9th, 2017

Raccoons are a little crazy

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Park
Mount Diablo State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(925) 837-2525
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.879° N, 121.934° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 51 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)