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The best camping near Bakersfield, California.

Head west to the Los Padres National Forest or east to the Sierras to enjoy wide options for camping near Bakersfield.


2. Stairs lead you in--curtains are also available to give you more privacy. (Photo by Michelle Park)
stars lodging small house
desert lodging small house
5. Each shelter was custom built and has different bedding options. (Photo by Michelle Park)
10. (Photo by Michelle Park)
Gable Hut
100% 23 Responses
$100/night
Hannah
Hannah: What an amazing set up. The concept is very cool, and a unique special place has been c...
13. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
59. There's a cozy full bed in the Snail hut. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
61. Not a bad office for the weekend. Tether to your phone for wifi--both ATT and Verizon get service here. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
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16. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
Snail Hut
93% 15 Responses
$100/night
Rachel
Rachel: Carrizo Plain National Monument is incredible, and only about a half hour away!
With the stunning giants of Sequoia National Forest within easy reach, Bakersfield is a great jumping-off point for tent and cabin camping. Look out over California's central San Joaquin Valley from campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest and the San Emigdio Mountains. At Songdog campsites, drive right up by car or motorcycle for tent camping, or enjoy glamping in a round Read more...
With the stunning giants of Sequoia National Forest within easy reach, Bakersfield is a great jumping-off point for tent and cabin camping. Look out over California's central San Joaquin Valley from campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest and the San Emigdio Mountains. At Songdog campsites, drive right up by car or motorcycle for tent camping, or enjoy glamping in a round tent with spectacular views. Ranch camping at My Town Ranch lets you hook up your RV, then enjoy campfires, BBQ and even a saloon on the premises. Bring your large group to watch the sun set into the ocean from a mountaintop stone lodge, while you enjoy cooking outdoors, or book cozy cabins at the forest's edge that let you get away from it all. Camping near Bakersfield in the Sierra Mountains centers around Sequoia National Forest, where you can marvel at the world's oldest trees and giant Sequoias, with redwood branches reaching for the skies. Camp in a lookout tower overlooking the Kern River, and then go wild with river rafting fun. Climbing the Breckenridge Mountain lets you explore the beauty of the wilderness, or bring your horses to Evans Park Campground to seek out new adventures.
18. The Quonset Shelter has two single beds. Perfect for two traveling friends. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
11. (Photo by Michelle Park)
16. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
19. The Quonset. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
46. Dance on the deck (Photo by Michelle Park)
Quonset Hut
94% 16 Responses
$100/night
Amber
Amber: Absolutely wonderful stay. The stars and galaxy were beautifully visible. exactly the p...
17. The Gypsy Shelter (Photo by Madison Kotack)
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16. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
20. The Gypsy Shelter. (Photo by Madison Kotack)
1. The shelter circle! (Photo by Michelle Park)
Gypsy Hut
89% 9 Responses
$100/night
Cas
Cas: We loved everything about our stay in the Gypsy Hut. The design of the Gypsy Hut, Shelt...
Forget San Francisco—the area around Bakersfield experiences the worst episodes of fog in California, so be careful on the road.
Cottonwood Cabin
Cottonwood Cabin
breakfast nook
Cottonwood Cabin
lovely porch space
Cottonwood Cabin
100% 14 Responses
$60/night
Derek
Derek: Nice place highly recommended
Good Morning!
rv desert van
Unlimited Star Gazing
first light
Sunsets up here are amazing!
Songdog West Campsites
98% 262 Responses
$30/night
Abraham
Abraham: This place is a gem. I'm almost afraid to rate it so well because I don't want it to ge...
Sequoia trees grow on the western slopes of the Sierra Mountains — and nowhere else in the world.
Site 1
Each site has firering, grill and hot poker
Site 3
This the Southeast corner of the property
Site 2
Songdog East Campsites
98% 125 Responses
$40/night
Kinga
Kinga: LOVED this spot so much I double dipped. Stayed at Songdog West last weekend and this w...
Airstream + Quercus Cabin
The water is so refreshing on a warm day!
Airstream + Quercus Cabin
the comfiest couch
Airstream + Quercus Cabin
Michaela
Michaela: My boyfriend and I came to this site to celebrate our anniversary. Little did we know, ...
Some of the trees along the Trail of 100 Giants in Long Meadow Giant Sequoia Grove are 1,500 years old.
Tipi Village
Beloved Jeep and our Tipi for the night. No water on the grounds so we brought our own. I bench set up outside we made a little hand washing station at.
Tipi at midnight, lit by lanterns. We could pull my Jeep right up next to it.
Nearby hidden cliff where mineral springs come out of. Plan is to build a stair way down to tubs.
Inside the Tipi; two beds and a tea pot! Lanterns were ready for us, but with poor battery life, so glad we brought our own. A sea shell for smudging, and some extra TP(though covered in dust).
Rhea
Rhea: Dakota Tipi Village Camp is situated between the picturesque mountains leading out of O...
The "Hidden" campsite is easy to spot with the red sign.
The communal kitchen and hang out area!
Cooling off on a warm day.
A cozy, hidden spot to pitch your tent for the night.
Looking out toward the trail and fields.
Hidden Camp
97% 17 Responses
$45/night
Lisse
Lisse: River Ridge Ranch is amazing, we can't wait to come back! The campsite has a thick laye...
The Sequoia National Forest holds the largest tree in all of America, at 269 feet high and 35 feet in diameter.
Private cove with floaties and camping chairs to enjoy the river
Fire pit area lit at night
Outdoor shower
Turtle Cove in the North Fork Tule River.
Kitchen and bar area
Sycamore Arch
95% 43 Responses
$45/night
Manel
Manel: River Ridge Ranch is a special treat. This is a spot you enjoy whether you are an expe...
The campsite has two swing beds tight to the oak tree.
There are plenty of trails around the property to hike around.
Follow the trail to the Tule River. Chairs are available.
Cold snow melt flow in the tule river, bring your fly fishing rod
Tuler river.
Matt
Matt: This trip was absolutely amazing! Mehmet & Chico were perfect hosts — super accommodati...
The Bakersfield sound is a well-respected genre of country music. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, known for the sound, were from Bakersfield.
Cow Cabin among the Valley Oaks
Cold soak tub. Delicious on summer days.
Loft, ladder and lighting
Entrance: Shower and toilet behind wall.
Pullout sofa bed downstairs
Cow Cabin
100% 9 Responses
$80/night
Shelbey
Shelbey: We loved our stay at the Cow Cabin! The directions provided were very accurate and mad...
Turtle Flat Tent Platform
Turtle Flat is just 50 steps from the swimming hole
outdoor community kitchen
Turtle Flat Tent Platform
vibe
Andrea
Andrea: I have already recommended this place to several people -- it is perfect! Lots of land ...
Our camp
Lots of cows along the road from the near by ranches
Wide shot of the camp
Rideout Hideout Carrizo Plain
Nice big fire pit on the property
Clint
Clint: The Rideout Hideout campsite had open space and peaceful views that stretched for miles...
Every night at the speakeasy lodge
cabin people dog
Patio perfection
Speakeasy Lodge
SongDog living room
Speakeasy Lodge
99% 52 Responses
$300/night
Jeff
Jeff: Quite possibly the best family camping trip ever. The location is really quite perfect ...
There's a nice big deck with tons of seating.
Crisp morning chill time while cooking breakfast.
Looking inside the yurt from the deck
Cooking supplies provided
Looking onto the deck from inside the yurt
Songdog Glampout
98% 105 Responses
$150/night
Collette
Collette: Songdog Glampout is THE best spot to go if you are looking to see millions of stars and...
Bacon and Eggs on the Smoker in the morning
Car Tent View 1
Bear Spring
Fire Pit
Shower
Bear Spring
100% 3 Responses
$750/night
Steph
Steph: Bear Springs is an excellent camp for large groups. It houses at least 20 different ten...
Songdog Double Fire
Another look at all the room Doublefire has to offer.
Looking out over the rest of the property.
Having some fun in all this space!!
Songdog Double Fire
Songdog Double Fire
100% 22 Responses
$50/night
Colin
Colin: Songdog Ranch is an incredible oasis of seemingly untouched beauty and vast natural all...
Dakota Tipi Village - 22 ft.
Dakota Tipi Village - 22 ft.
Dakota Tipi Village - 22 ft.
Dakota Tipi Village - 22 ft.
Dakota Tipi Village - 22 ft.
Alexander
Alexander: We had an incredible New Year’s Eve at the Tipis! We were welcomed by Marie and her pac...