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Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground

1. Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

Steep Ravine Cabins There’s a little secret that lies just across the Golden Gate Bridge and they are the Steep Ravine Cabins. On Mt....

Ryan: -Cabins 7/8 closest to water. -Has cell service there so it's good for coordinating groups, can still get your 'grams in, but...
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The Yuba Yurt
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2. The Yuba Yurt

100% Recommend (16 Campers)

Located on the North San Juan Ridge at the edge of Tahoe National Forest, endless outdoor activities abound. Enjoy incredible hiking, crystal-clear...

Nic: The Yuba Yurt is a secluded getaway with all the amenities tucked up on a ridge in the heart of Nevada County. This is a...
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Muirs Muse Retreat
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3. Muirs Muse Retreat

100% Recommend (30 Campers)

Come relax in your own private off grid cabin with a cozy loft and a view of Tahoe National Forest. At just over 5,000 feet in elevation and a dirt...

Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the tiny house was very quaint. A large...
510 Saves
Heart of the Wild Group Camp
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4. Heart of the Wild Group Camp

100% Recommend (10 Campers)

Getting to Heart of the Wild is an adventure in and of itself (think long windy, dusty backroads), but it's well worth it! This huge camp area is...

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Aswin Ajaiy Kumaran: The camp is huge and amazing. Betty was very helpful. :) The kitchen was almost fully stocked with everything we needed. Be...
460 Saves
Pantoll Campground

5. Pantoll Campground

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

Sure you can arrive to Pantoll Campground via car, but wouldn’t it be infinitely more rewarding and awesome if you hiked up from the Matt Davis...

Andy: Perfect location for trail running in Mt Tam. 6.5 mile loop from here down to Stinson Beach via Matt Davis trail is a must -...
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Yuba River Cabins
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6. Yuba River Cabins

100% Recommend (12 Campers)

Located on a 1400-acre habitat preserve; adjacent to 650 acres of state park land along the beloved Yuba River Two round cabins, the ‘moon’ cabin...

Christine: We recently stayed here and I have to say this was one of the most beautiful places in CA I've ever been to. Alicia couldn't...
335 Saves
Sasquatch Meadows
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7. Sasquatch Meadows

100% Recommend (13 Campers)

Sasquatch Meadows (named after the man, or "thing" himself) features two private campsites, which are nestled in a grove of pine trees. You can...

Julian: This place is rad, enjoy the whole meadow to yourself or bring a group of friends. (Think of it like your own private...
318 Saves
Speakeasy Lodge
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8. Speakeasy Lodge

100% Recommend (11 Campers)

This Lodge, made by hand using the local indigenous materials, sits 300 feet above & overlooks the valley floor of Cuyama. A large fire ring is...

Jeff: Quite possibly the best family camping trip ever. The location is really quite perfect for large groups. We had 5 families...
316 Saves
The Gypsy Escape Camp
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9. The Gypsy Escape Camp

The Gypsy Escape is an eco-chic glamping space on a magical Topanga Canyon mountaintop. Unplug & enjoy countryside tranquility. Amenities...

Nash&Kim: Our adventure to Topanga was a short but memorable trip. Pictures can’t do this place justice. The weather was beautiful when...
298 Saves
Julia Pfeiffer Burns Campground

10. Julia Pfeiffer Burns Campground

This park may only have two camping spots, but they are known to be some of the best camping in California! Both are walk-in (meaning be prepared...

Sasha: Rather than parking in the JPB lot and schlepping your stuff, drive another 1/4 mile or so down Hwy. 1 until you see a pullout...
293 Saves
Songdog Glampout
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11. Songdog Glampout

100% Recommend (20 Campers)

This is our most lavish campsite. This large round canvas tent is situated all by itself with its own view of the costal mountains and the valley...

Collette: Songdog Glampout is THE best spot to go if you are looking to see millions of stars and feel like you have the desert to...
286 Saves
Guest Cabin
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12. Guest Cabin

100% Recommend (20 Campers)

This quaint little one room cabin overlooks our 110 year old barn and garden. In the heart of the living space of our working farm, hipcampers can...

Clara: The Guest Cabin at Wondernut Farm (WF) is a peaceful refuge nestled in the hills ~30 min outside of Yosemite. While the farm is...
275 Saves
Camp Cruz Group Retreat
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13. Camp Cruz Group Retreat

100% Recommend (15 Campers)

Privately located on 4 acres in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Camp Cruz is a premium group campground with luxurious outdoor...

Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally exceeded our hopes and expectations! ...
269 Saves
Buckhorn Campground-Open

14. Buckhorn Campground-Open

Buckhorn Campground is one of those best kept secrets people normally only share about to close friends. This is one of those spots you’ll start...

Jason: Camped 6/23/16. 36 miles in from base of highway (La Crescenta). Best spot that close. Lush green ferns, huge Ponderosa Pines....
261 Saves
Wildcat Camp

15. Wildcat Camp

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

It sure is nice to be so dang close to the ocean! Wildcat Camp is located in an open meadow that is just a hop, skip and jump away from the mighty...

Oshie: Sites 1-3AB are most exposed to neighbors but closest to bathroom. Sites 5-7 are the small but offers the most seclusion.
259 Saves
Forest Camping
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16. Forest Camping

100% Recommend (40 Campers)

Pitch your tent on our private 500 acres. We have a number of primitive camping spots on our property. Each spot has a picnic table, fire pit and...

Tyler : Forest camping is really awesome! Went out with a few friends and it was one of our best experiences!
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The Cottage
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17. The Cottage

Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking,...

Pierre: Peace and tranquility: that's how I'd describe the ambiance at the Cottage and its area. It's a very comfortable and cosy...
239 Saves
Camp Nylen Group Camp
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18. Camp Nylen Group Camp

100% Recommend (25 Campers)

The Camp is a convenient, 10-acre, private basecamp for visiting Joshua Tree National Park, only 17 miles away, and is also only 8 miles from the...

Anisha: Camp Nylen was a DREAM! The campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were completely booked for the weekend- what a blessing!...
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Honeymoon Cottage
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19. Honeymoon Cottage

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

The Honeymoon Cottage is the third oldest building in Camp, dating back to the 1920’s. It is the last of many identical cabins that dotted the...

Bryan: Sturtevant Camp was a great spot for my girlfriend and I but it would be pretty fun with groups as well. There's a lot to do...
213 Saves
Kirk Creek Campground

20. Kirk Creek Campground

“Welcome to ‘post-card land,’ feel free to pitch a tent. ” Kirk Creek Campground offers-up a piece of saline serenity for the outdoor savvy...

Aja: Listen raccoons. You think you're gonna sneak up up on me? This is not my first time at the rodeo. Don't look at me with your...
211 Saves
M.C.C. Sheltered Campfire
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21. M.C.C. Sheltered Campfire

100% Recommend (26 Campers)

Our camp is rugged, beautiful and easy going. We are environmentally minded and encourage you to camp lightly, use biodegradable soap, conserve...

Aeron: Close by Pescadero but being deep in the hills feels like a world away from the coast. Short hike up the mountain to this super...
210 Saves
The Campsite
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22. The Campsite

100% Recommend (9 Campers)

The one and only campsite at Oz Farm, however it's really the only one you need (I mean. . . you literally have your own redwood grove). It's just...

Kelly: What an amazing property! We had the most amazing weekend camping amongst the redwoods at Oz. The employees are all so helpful...
206 Saves
Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp
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23. Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp

100% Recommend (33 Campers)

Located just north of the Paso Robles wine region, Pianetta Ranch and Winery is the perfect spot to pitch a tent and relax around a campfire (maybe...

Tim: We had a short but sweet stay at Pianetta Ranch. Everyone we dealt with, from reservation to on-site, went out of their way to...
203 Saves
Angel Island Campground

24. Angel Island Campground

If you are going to go camping at Angel Island, there are several site options to choose from, although all provide spectacular views of the Bay....

Julie: After living in SF for over 4 years, I finally made it to Angel Island... on a Wednesday! Booking a site on the weekend can be...
186 Saves
Sunset Yurt
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25. Sunset Yurt

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

Sunset Yurt is another traditional mongolian structure with a modern spin. An excellent alternative for adventure seekers looking for a different...

Heather: Walk about: Parking to yurt seemed less than 15. Community house washroom with all amenities is kind of like the "yurt resort.”...
164 Saves
Tower Cabin
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26. Tower Cabin

100% Recommend (11 Campers)

This cabin is the closest to the river, and the great swimming holes there. Tower is ideal for friends who enjoy each others company and also their...

Nick: This place is awesome. The rooms are stacked on top of each other and both have sinks with running water. If you walk toward...
161 Saves
Geodesic Dome - West Sebastopol
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27. Geodesic Dome - West Sebastopol

100% Recommend (9 Campers)

We have a geodesic dome that looks out onto a tiny pond. Unique, cozy and peaceful. There are two cots for sleeping, but please bring your own...

Kiran: A night’s stay in this clean and cozy dome was just what I needed! The inside includes: hardwood floor, two cots, pillows,...
158 Saves
Plaskett Creek Campground

28. Plaskett Creek Campground

Plaskett Creek is a campers, surfers, spearfishers, and super-relaxers paradise just across from the largest sandy beach in the Big Sur area, Sand...

A: I'm a fan of beaches, and Sand Dollar Beach is pretty dang rad (and directly across from the campground)!
157 Saves
Retreat Cabin
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29. Retreat Cabin

The Retreat Cabin was originally built for short-term staff housing. It is still used in that capacity on occasion, but it also makes for a...

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Shasta View Treehouse
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30. Shasta View Treehouse

100% Recommend (15 Campers)

The treehouse is built on a 400 sq. ft. platform suspended about 5' off the ground. It is 11' x 11' (and 11' high ceiling) and is mostly all glass...

Alyssa: Hands down my favorite hipcamp stay to date! The property is nestled into a huge meadow with a view of Mount Shasta from the...
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