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The 20 best camping spots in California.

The land where ‘Ski, surf, hike, and camp in one California day’ rings true.

Lakeshore Tent Camping
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1. Lakeshore Tent Camping

100% Recommend (16 Responses)

We're a husband and wife team and this is our adopted home - a small RV Park & Campground located directly on the shores of Bridgeport...

Nic
Nic: Paradise Shores was a nice place to spend a couple days exploring the Eastern Sierras and the camp-side reservoir. This isn't...
193 Saves
Wawona Campground

2. Wawona Campground

97% Recommend (74 Responses)

Next to the Merced River, at an elevation of 4000 ft, and towards the southern end of Yosemite National Park, lies Wawona Campground. Wouldn’t it...

Alicia
Alicia: Campsites are packed quite close together, so not the best campground for privacy. Mosquitos can be vicious in the summer as...
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Camping in California is about as diverse as it gets from camping near the lowest point in the United States in the Death Valley desert to the highest point in the lower 48 states at Mt. Whitney in the Inyo Forest. Nearby, you can camp near, and hike among the oldest living organisms in the world, some over 5000 years of age in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Head west and Read more...
Camping in California is about as diverse as it gets from camping near the lowest point in the United States in the Death Valley desert to the highest point in the lower 48 states at Mt. Whitney in the Inyo Forest. Nearby, you can camp near, and hike among the oldest living organisms in the world, some over 5000 years of age in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Head west and you’ll be greeted with 1,100 miles of coastline, perhaps most renowned by those looking to pitch a tent or park an RV along the Big Sur coast. City-dwellers take advantage of the micro-climates when camping near San Francisco, and Los Angeles where you can comfortably pitch your tent nearly 365 days a year. Find almost anything your heart desires from bike-camping, wine-camping on vineyards, to snow camping in Sierra huts and yurts to tree-houses galore throughout. Golden in the summer, and often green in the winter, the Golden State welcomes campers with open arms.
Overnighter
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3. Overnighter

Designed for overnight, in transit guests. Attached to main ranch house with private deck and private entry. Bedroom has a queen bed and sitting...

Mike
Mike: This place is great -- a beautiful piece of oak woodland situated at the mouth of two amazing National Parks. The...
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Old Yosemite Base Camp
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4. Old Yosemite Base Camp

97% Recommend (35 Responses)

Pitch your tent at one of five Old Yosemite Base Camp drive in sites located just a few hundred feet from OYBE walk in camp. OYBC offers six acres...

Lesha
Lesha: Nice site, off in the woods with beautiful views, fire pit with cooking grill over the top, plenty of wood for our fires. The...
111 Saves
Reaching more than 14,000 feet toward the sky, Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
Upper Pines Campground

5. Upper Pines Campground

95% Recommend (97 Responses)

As with most things in Yosemite, bigger is better. Same goes for Upper Pines Campground (this spot has 238 campsites yo!). It very well may be the...

Courtney
Courtney: Upper Pines: not for getting away from people. You are crammed in. People will walk through your campsite. But it really can't...
103 Saves
1000 Acre River Ranch
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6. 1000 Acre River Ranch

100% Recommend (7 Responses)

Are you ever in for a thrill as you go off-roading in the way back country. When I say 4x4, I mean off-road 4x4 that can be out in nature and can...

Nic
Nic: The ranch is a beautiful, rugged, historically rich stretch of land that is an absolute gem. Nestled in the foothills outside...
53 Saves
The summit of Mount Diablo State Park offers views more expansive than from any other peak in the world besides Mt Kilimanjaro.
Mountain Views RV Camping
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7. Mountain Views RV Camping

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

We're a husband and wife team and this is our adopted home - a small RV Park & Campground located directly on the shores of Bridgeport...

Sophia
Sophia: Beautiful location on the other side of Yosemite National Park - quiet and relaxed. Hosts were friendly and welcoming. There...
44 Saves
Tuolumne Meadows Walk-In Campground

8. Tuolumne Meadows Walk-In Campground

98% Recommend (52 Responses)

Jacquie
Jacquie: We love the Tuolumne Meadows backpackers camp before and after our main trek. The walk-in camp is behind the A loop. Family...
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The buffalo soldiers who initially patrolled Yosemite pioneered the distinctive hat worn by National Park Service rangers.
Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp
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9. Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp

100% Recommend (54 Responses)

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
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...
316 Saves
Lodgepole Campground

10. Lodgepole Campground

100% Recommend (14 Responses)

Nothing beats Sequoia National Park camping if record-breaking trees are what you’re after. But if you appreciate a little scenic variety,...

Peter
Peter: Lodgepole is one of the best campgrounds in Sequoia National Park. Much more favorable summer temperatures than the lower park...
102 Saves
The tallest tree in the world can be found in Humboldt Redwoods State Park at 368'-369'.
Dinkey Creek Campground

11. Dinkey Creek Campground

100% Recommend (9 Responses)

If the phrase “something for everyone” was ever 100% true, it would be used for Dinkey Creek Campground. Named for the creek it sits beside, there...

Jeff
Jeff: Pay showers are available just outside of the camp at the general store.Wasps (AKA meat bees) can be aggressive when water is...
34 Saves
1000 Acre Cattle Ranch
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12. 1000 Acre Cattle Ranch

86% Recommend (11 Responses)

Find Yourself outside as you Pitch your tent on a real life working cattle ranch. This place is nestled deep in the heart of nature all while being...

Sara
Sara: We loved this ranch! We felt like we had the place to ourselves! If you want to explore via car you will need a rugged vehicle....
79 Saves
Sunset Campground

13. Sunset Campground

95% Recommend (10 Responses)

Despite being one of the larger campgrounds in Kings Canyon (there are 157 individual sites and 2 group sites), the high elevation means nice...

Jeremy
Jeremy: We showed up on a Friday morning in July without a reservation and had our pick of about 4 sites that were still open.
8 Saves
Songdog West Campsites
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14. Songdog West Campsites

99% Recommend (78 Responses)

Open air sites for car and motorcycle camping on a 200ft mesa looking over a vast central California Valley to the west.

Abraham
Abraham: This place is a gem. I'm almost afraid to rate it so well because I don't want it to get crowded, but credit is due. I hung out...
225 Saves
Artist's Retreat
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15. Artist's Retreat

The Artist's Retreat encompasses an entire house, minus the space for my other listing, The Overnighter. There is no shared space, except for the...

Manel
Manel: Artist's Retreat is a jewel in the Sierra Foothills. It is located on the way to Kings Canyon National Park in the middle of...
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Hodgdon Meadow Campground

16. Hodgdon Meadow Campground

98% Recommend (22 Responses)

Hodgdon Meadow Campground is definitely a “no-frills” experience. The sites are rather vanilla, a little tight, and privacy is limited. It’s also a...

Paulina
Paulina: Crowded campground, and extremely noisy with campers who leave the city to party in the woods. Close to Tuolumne Grove of Giant...
10 Saves
Hume Lake Campground

17. Hume Lake Campground

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

Mark your calendar for a visit to popular Hume Lake Campground. . . oh anytime, really! With hiking, biking and water recreation as well as...

Jennifer
Jennifer: We stayed here on a Saturday, it was a very pretty campsite. However, the spots fill up quickly so I recommend you make a...
20 Saves
Camping On the Farm
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18. Camping On the Farm

100% Recommend (3 Responses)

Pitch your tent under a majestic 200yr old Blue Oak next to our peacefully stirring Owens Creek. While at our farm you will enjoy the cacophony of...

Hannah
Hannah: This campsite is a hidden gem in the beautiful countryside that is Cathey's Valley. It's only a short drive away from the Bay...
21 Saves
Lower Pines Campground

19. Lower Pines Campground

100% Recommend (10 Responses)

Lower Pines is equally as cool as Upper Pines Campground. The site is smaller with 60 spots, but the relaxed vibe and convenient amenities remain...

Jeff
Jeff: It's a short walk from Lower Pines Campground to Curry Village, where you may find bears foraging for apples under apple trees...
39 Saves
Mono Hot Springs Campground

20. Mono Hot Springs Campground

100% Recommend (5 Responses)

Mono Hot Springs Campground sits in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for, you guessed it, hot springs!...

Fresh Off
Fresh Off: Be sure to take the 1 mi hike to Doris Lake - it's a great place to swim - warmer than the river! - and there are lots of...
132 Saves