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The best camping near Berkeley, California.

Not far from Berkeley and the rest of the Bay Area, camping options await ranging from glamorous to rustic — even an island in the San Francisco Bay!


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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.
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Madison
Madison: This is definitely the most private site on Mare Island because it can't be accessed by...
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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
91% 64 Responses
$30/night
Julian
Julian: Free Grazing Land is a idyllic property just outside of the Livermore, Dublin, San Ramo...
While Berkeley is part of the highly urban Bay Area, if you're willing to drive just a bit, you can find nearby camping options that let you get out of the city and under the open sky. Enjoy roughing it within sight of San Francisco and the Oakland Bay Bridge when you take the ferry ride to Angel Island State Park; be prepared to hike a couple of miles to get to your campsite. Read more...
While Berkeley is part of the highly urban Bay Area, if you're willing to drive just a bit, you can find nearby camping options that let you get out of the city and under the open sky. Enjoy roughing it within sight of San Francisco and the Oakland Bay Bridge when you take the ferry ride to Angel Island State Park; be prepared to hike a couple of miles to get to your campsite. Across the Bay, Mount Tamalpais State Park puts you right over the Pacific Ocean. Pitch your tent or opt for cabins from the 1940s, and don't miss the nighttime astronomy lecture at the mountain theater. Head inland from Berkeley, and you may find yourself 3,000 feet high and enjoying expansive views from Mount Diablo State Park. Enjoy glamping at Whiskey Ranch, where you can luxuriate in a tipi that features a queen-sized bed, rugs, and a solar charger for your mobile devices. Ask them about hosting your next retreat or family reunion as well.
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
Cabin provided
Bethany
Bethany: The caravan is adorable and cozy. It's small, but the bed folds into a love seat, so it...
The yurt sits on top of the concrete ruins of a house (a duplex home to two Navy civilian families for more than 45 years, Myrna tells us.)
Perfect place for morning coffee inside the yurt.
Seriously?! Do not miss the sunset when you stay here.
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Yurt provided
Madison
Madison: This is one of my favorite Hipcamp properties, hands-down. It's perfect for a midweek a...
Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley is home to the Moon Trees, grown from seeds that circled the Moon. To read the full story, search "Moon tree, Roosa, Apollo."
Even if they don't feel like going on walk they will be better because of it
I was shocked that three beds could fit in here comfortably, but I was proven wrong (one of many times).
The outside canvas (and floor) of the yurt is repurposed billboard!
Not many places can comfortably sleep our family of 5 and we were surprised how much room there was in this small yurt
A short hike up the road, and towards the other sites can lead to some great sunrise views of the surrounding area.
Yurt provided
Nic
Nic: The Old Tennis Court Yurt was excellent and is definitely somewhere I will be coming ba...
The bungalow on the left and the outdoor shower on the right
Cozy interior
Tucked in the garden
The historic barn
Our host kindly provided tea cups, tea, and a water heater for us!
Cabin provided
Garden Bungalow
94% 17 Responses
$140/night
Jenna
Jenna: The Garden Bungalow is the perfect glamping weekend escape. Under 2 hours from SF, this...
Berkeley is a destination for foodies, who come to dine at Chez Panisse, the birthplace of California cuisine.
our camp spots are simple mowed areas along an old railroad track minus the tracks, but close to the visitor center, campfire, cooking and portable restrooms.
Boy Scout camp last summer in the field. There's the visitor center in a 1934 bomb storage magazine
View of the 7 counties from the trail up to the ghost ship.
It's a lovely quiet and quirky spot...our Mare Island Preserve. It's located on the southern end of Mare Island on the Navy's oldest Ammo Depot in the Pacific (160 this year). We've got wide open spaces and great hiking.
campin out in the field
Geoffrey
Geoffrey: My four year old and I tent camped here over the weekend and had a good time. Myrna is ...
At the top of the trail overlooking the water
We've got a little coffee cart set up near the visitor center. It's not open all the time. We're too busy running the Preserve as all volunteer team, but definitely late mornings, afternoons and evenings...
Camp Ammo Magazine Car Van Trailer
Park your car camper, van or small trailer in front of our 1934 bomb storage magazine. There's a restroom right there and a nice quiet spot to hang out.
Views of 7 Bay Area counties and the San Pablo Bay, Mt. Tam, Mt Diablo, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Wow!
Joelle
Joelle: Interesting place! We had a great time bike riding around the old base to Mare Island ...
Berkeley declared itself a nuclear-free zone in 1986, which was ironic, given that its labs helped develop nuclear weapons in WWII.
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Hiking the rolling hills
Whiskey Ranch
Site 2 - Tent Lovelance
Site 2 - Tent Lovelace
Yurt provided
Whiskey Ranch
92% 112 Responses
$110/night
Sabrina
Sabrina: Whiskey ranch is perfect for animal lovers looking for an amazing glamping experience! ...
Airstream Just Steps From the Beach
Airstream Just Steps From the Beach
Airstream Just Steps From the Beach
Airstream Just Steps From the Beach
Airstream Just Steps From the Beach
RV or Trailer provided
Steve
Steve: This brand new 2018 Airstream designed by Tommy Bahama perfectly captures the laid back...
Berkeley is well-known as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s, and student demonstrations continue there today.
Free grazing easy way to camp
Free grazing easy way to camp
Free grazing easy way to camp
Free grazing easy way to camp
Free grazing easy way to camp
Greg
Greg: Drive up and camp where a nice newer tent. . . camping chairs. . . ice chest . . tent...
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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
97% 32 Responses
$60/night
Nikki
Nikki: The Wind Tree was such a cool experience. We arrived in the night and were amazed at ho...
Most people hearing "Berkeley" think of the university, not the city, and in fact the two were founded almost at the same time.
Setting up by the fire underneath the stars.
Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
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Plenty to look at out here.
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Wild Tender Tipi Ocean View
96% 223 Responses
$100/night
Jessica
Jessica: We stayed at the Light House campsite for New Years Eve and could not have picked a mor...
A very clean loo
#2 PARK N SURF
#2 PARK N SURF
#2 PARK N SURF
#2 PARK N SURF
#2 PARK N SURF
95% 10 Responses
$45/night
Xanthe
Xanthe: Perfect spot for a private pit stop and an adventure regardless of the short stay. Espe...
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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
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This garden is unbelievable at sunset.
Canvas tent provided
Kelly
Kelly: Wow! Big Mesa Farmstead is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the proximity to SF, ye...
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% 77 Responses
$45/night
Sara
Sara: Rolling hills, vineyards all around, and a farm full of animals. What's not to love abo...
Beautiful redwoods all around
Private waterfall surrounded by 10 acres of redwoods, a stream, and tranquility
Modern "tiny house" studio build inside of a shipping container
Driving into the property from Highway 1 along the coast
Rancho Rio is so close to the backside (or frontside? Depends how you look at it) of Big Basin. In just a few miles' hike from the property, we were watching the fog roll over the coast from the top of Chalk Mountain.
Cabin provided
Dara
Dara: We loved our stay at Rancho Rio!!! It was the perfect weekend getaway - beautiful, quie...
Front porch of the cottage facing the gardens.
Hanging out in the morning.
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Stepping out onto the porch.
Time to feed the goats!
Cabin provided
Ali
Ali: My 4-year-old son and I had an awesome time here! He loved exploring the little pathway...
Dusk in the garden. This is the master-suite view
So lush!
If you time it right, Agate Beach has some pretty nice tide pools!
We took the drive from Bolinas up to Mount Tamalpais via Fairfax-Bolinas road.  Do it!
Bolinas!
Garden by the Sea
92% 78 Responses
$50/night
Nic
Nic: Garden by the Sea is tucked away in the rich coastal community of Bolinas. Most of the...
Next to the yurts are wooden platforms you can set your tent up.
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Tent option when you book through Hipcamp
Inside one of the yurts which has electricity and heat (and a fan)
A short 15minute hike will take you to a clearing with a hammock and some chairs to see the sunset/stars
Steven
Steven: Lupin Lodge is a unique place located by Los Gatos, CA. It's a clothing optional campsi...