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The best camping near Bay Area, California.

From the fog-encased redwoods to the sandy shores along the Pacific Ocean, Bay Area camping has something special waiting for every camping enthusiast.


Field camp spot
Sweet Spot on the Farm #1
Outdoor Shower
Sweet Spot on the Farm #1
Happy campers
Steven
Steven: legit spot! my little man loved it.
Front porch of the cottage facing the gardens.
Hanging out in the morning.
people house lodging
Stepping out onto the porch.
Time to feed the goats!
Talia
Talia: Campsite was as expected; an indoor cottage that is something more than a tent and some...

The Bay Area is more than its world-class wines and high-tech heavyweights. There are tons of hidden nooks and scenic views waiting to be explored. Pack up your gear or rent it from a local shop and explore camping in the Bay Area. If you're looking to enjoy ancient redwood forests, try hipcamping on private land for a secluded experience. Big Basin Redwoods State Park Read more...

The Bay Area is more than its world-class wines and high-tech heavyweights. There are tons of hidden nooks and scenic views waiting to be explored. Pack up your gear or rent it from a local shop and explore camping in the Bay Area. If you're looking to enjoy ancient redwood forests, try hipcamping on private land for a secluded experience. Big Basin Redwoods State Park should also be high on your list—established in 1902, it's one of California’s oldest state parks and home to numerous waterfalls. If staying close to home is key a number of campsites are within an hour of the city, including Kirby Cove with a beautiful beach where you can take in a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge (note: book well in advance!).

If a scenic drive is on your list, Point Reyes National Seashore is worth the ride. Secluded beach trails and tide pools are waiting for you to explore. And if you visit at just the right time, you might catch a Gray Whale migrating south during the late winter months. Pro tip for bike campers: hike or bike campsites are offered in many California State Parks, first-come, first-served. No matter your style, camping in the Bay Area is sure to be a breeze.

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Farm Morning
Sweet Spot On The Farm #2-4
Sweet Spot On The Farm #2-4
Jessie
Jessie: Lori was so awesome and friendly - she showed us around the farm and brought coffee out...
tent forest people
The campsite is just within that treeline.
cow
Nemo Equipment has awesome tents.
Redwood Camp
Redwood Camp
97% 227 Responses
$90/night
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: I'm a little hesitant to write this review because this place is a gem, and it's alread...
In 1849, the famous Boudin Bakery started producing their mouth-watering San Francisco sourdough bread.
Setting up by the fire underneath the stars.
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
Plenty to look at out here.
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Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
97% 201 Responses
$100/night
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a mor...
Campsite 1 by goats
Campsite 2
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
A quiet nook to hang out and relax
Rusty Hill Farm Homestead
Steven
Steven: This place is absolutely amazing. Christine and David are amazing hosts and have create...
Approximately 470 bird species have been noted at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Creekside Camp
forest van lodging
dog van animal
forest sun hammock
Creekside Camp
94% 269 Responses
$90/night
Jarrett
Jarrett: This was a great getaway from the city! We really enjoyed the ranch and our campsite. T...
tent people lodging
Greenhouse in the hills.
A perfect morning dip tank is nearby.
Just a chair with a perfect view!
Lower Garden on the way to the Vista campsite.
WindTree Vista
94% 16 Responses
$60/night
Nikki
Nikki: The Wind Tree was such a cool experience. We arrived in the night and were amazed at ho...
Before it was the Bay Area, this region was home to Native American tribes such as the Ohlone, Coast Miwok, Patwin and Bay Miwok people.
people camper instagram
Our view from our site. Photo by Vanessa Lamb.
Sunset view over Mt. Tam, only 2 minutes from the bunker.
Walking to a sunset viewpoint.
coffee food swag
Madison
Madison: This is definitely the most private site on Mare Island because it can't be accessed by...
farm
The bath is pretty much one of the most amazing features of the property. The sink is so cute and outdoor showers are just amazing.
Letting in the light
Glamping @ Big Mesa Farmstead
farm
Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, ye...
Some giant redwoods are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty!
After you set up your tent be sure to explore the property and meet the animals. There are chickens, turkeys, goats, emus, a burro, doves, a llama, cats, and dogs.
The burro likes carrots better than apples, if you happen to have any.
I stayed after a rainstorm and everything was green and lush.
Bring an apple to make friends with this sweet llama.
Three goats live in the barn and love to show off their trickster skills.
Stepping Stone Farm
94% 47 Responses
$45/night
Sara
Sara: Rolling hills, vineyards all around, and a farm full of animals. What's not to love abo...
The wagon is a short walk or drive from the visitor's center.
Water and cookware provided
That vieewwww
Cozy Caravan Style Tinyhouse Camp
Mini bay windows and twinkly lights <3
Bethany
Bethany: The caravan is adorable and cozy. It's small, but the bed folds into a love seat, so it...
Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods is California’s oldest state park.
lodging treehouse
Julie hangin' on the lawn with some highly entertaining books.
Treehouse at Swallowtail Studio
Swing underneath the treehouse and check out the cattle across the way.
Sunrise hike at Helen Putnam Regional Park, only a 2-minute drive down the road.
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this p...
people lodging camper
lodging cabin tent
tent people lodging
tent lodging
lodging cabin tent
Andy
Andy: Stunning views from the top of the hill. It's a bit of an adventure to get here (make s...
Perfect place to watch the sunset
The cabin
comfy bed
sheep grazing in front of thr cabin
cuteness overload
Flying Pig B'n'B
98% 105 Responses
$125/night
Sabrina
Sabrina: My boyfriend and I stayed at the Flying Pig B'n'B for one night and had an amazing time...
tent rv lodging
The property is nestled up to beautiful rolling fields. Hard to believe this is only 10 minutes from downtown Livermore.
The campsite sits next to the hosts' garden and  bus.
Beautiful evening light at camp!
The host, Greg, and his wife live in the RV next to the campsite.
Free Grazing Land
89% 51 Responses
$25/night
Julian
Julian: Free Grazing Land is a idyllic property just outside of the Livermore, Dublin, San Ramo...
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
#2 PARK N SURF OCEANVIEW
A very clean loo
Xanthe
Xanthe: Perfect spot for a private pit stop and an adventure regardless of the short stay. Espe...
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Great for wildlife enthusiasts
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Wild Tender Ranch Sweeping Views
Crazy beauty sunsets
Tommy
Tommy: This place is fantastic. Driving by the grazing horses on your way in sets the stage f...
Rustic cabin with electricity, bathroom and sink
Driving into the property from Highway 1 along the coast
Private waterfall surrounded by 10 acres of redwoods, a stream, and tranquility
Driveway into the property
Beautiful redwoods all around
Luis
Luis: Super quiet and private 10 acres of private redwoods, and a waterfall!  Glamping or...
Ah, does it get any better than french doors on a treehouse?
lodging treehouse
This treehouse is well stocked with sketchbooks and drawing supplies.
people lodging camper
View from the bed.
Madison
Madison: I don’t typically use the word “magical,” but there’s no better word to describe this p...