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Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground

1. Steep Ravine Cabins and Campground

100% Recommend (11 Campers)

Get in on a little secret that lies just across the Golden Gate Bridge for Mount Tamalpais camping. Let us introduce you to the elusive Steep...

Ryan
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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Muirs Muse Retreat
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2. Muirs Muse Retreat

100% Recommend (31 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
Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the tiny house was very quaint. A large...
584 Saves
The Yuba Yurt
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3. The Yuba Yurt

100% Recommend (19 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
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...
584 Saves
Heart of the Wild Group Camp
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4. Heart of the Wild Group Camp

100% Recommend (10 Campers)

We are sad about Highway 1, BUT>>>the good news is you can still get here!Still accessible via Route 101! You can get here by taking the...

Aswin Ajaiy Kumaran
Aswin Ajaiy Kumaran: The camp is huge and amazing. Betty was very helpful. :) The kitchen was almost fully stocked with everything we needed. Be...
494 Saves
Yuba River Cabins
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5. 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...

Kelly
Kelly: We would HIGHLY recommend. It's an easy drive from SF and minutes away from Nevada City. There is no cell or wifi, which makes...
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Speakeasy Lodge
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6. Speakeasy Lodge

100% Recommend (12 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
Jeff: Quite possibly the best family camping trip ever. The location is really quite perfect for large groups. We had 5 families...
352 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
Julian: This place is rad, enjoy the whole meadow to yourself or bring a group of friends. (Think of it like your own private...
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Guest Cabin
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8. Guest Cabin

100% Recommend (22 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
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...
339 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
Nash&Kim: Our adventure to Topanga was a short but memorable trip. Pictures can’t do this place justice. The weather was beautiful when...
337 Saves
Songdog Glampout
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10. Songdog Glampout

100% Recommend (23 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
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...
319 Saves
Camp Cruz Group Retreat
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11. Camp Cruz Group Retreat

100% Recommend (19 Campers)

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

Leslie
Leslie: We are 12 families from Sunset Coop Nursery School in San Francisco. Cruz Camp totally exceeded our hopes and expectations! ...
310 Saves
Julia Pfeiffer Burns Campground

12. Julia Pfeiffer Burns Campground

100% Recommend (8 Campers)

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
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...
310 Saves
Buckhorn Campground-Open

13. Buckhorn Campground-Open

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

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

100% Recommend (43 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
Tyler : Forest camping is really awesome! Went out with a few friends and it was one of our best experiences!
278 Saves
Wildcat Camp

15. Wildcat Camp

100% Recommend (7 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
Oshie: Sites 1-3AB are most exposed to neighbors but closest to bathroom. Sites 5-7 are the small but offers the most seclusion.
273 Saves
Camp Nylen Group Camp
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16. Camp Nylen Group Camp

100% Recommend (30 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
Anisha: Camp Nylen was a DREAM! The campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were completely booked for the weekend- what a blessing!...
271 Saves
Kirby Cove Campground

17. Kirby Cove Campground

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

An amazing retreat into nature, Kirby Cove boasts the best view of the Golden Gate bridge. This campground is a walk-in that may be tough to...

Jason
Jason: Site #1 is the most scenic by far. Views of the city, bay, and Golden Gate Bridge from your tent & from your camp. But, if you...
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Honeymoon Cottage
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18. Honeymoon Cottage

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4. 25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. The...

Bryan
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...
259 Saves
The Cottage
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19. 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
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...
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Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp
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20. Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp

100% Recommend (37 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
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...
246 Saves
Big Pine Creek Campground

21. Big Pine Creek Campground

Close to the biggest glaciers in the Sierras and situated in the stunningly gorgeous Big Pine Canyon, you have electric sites for your tent or RV...

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Wheeler Gorge Campground

22. Wheeler Gorge Campground

Yep… this is the one that you’re not supposed to tell anyone about. Perhaps, one of Southern California’s best kept secrets, Wheeler Gorge...

A
A: Just remember to byow (bring your own water)
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M.C.C. Sheltered Campfire
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23. 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
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...
229 Saves
Tomales Bay

24. Tomales Bay

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

Ever wanted to kayak into a remote campground? Here is your chance! Tomales Bay is. . . well it’s awesome. If you’re wanting to camp here, you must...

Sasha
Sasha: Definitely make sure you leave early in the day. The wind picks up around noon, which (if you're paddling into it) can make...
222 Saves
Portola Redwoods Campground

25. Portola Redwoods Campground

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

Don’t be fooled by late July heat and leave your rain fly behind. Go camping in the majestic Portola Redwoods State Park prepared for the kind of...

Katey
Katey: This place can be a real gem if you get a nice secluded spot close to the creek/river. Otherwise, you'll be cramped next to...
215 Saves
The Campsite
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26. 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
Kelly: What an amazing property! We had the most amazing weekend camping amongst the redwoods at Oz. The employees are all so helpful...
210 Saves
Private Beach Farm
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27. Private Beach Farm

100% Recommend (15 Campers)

We are a Permaculture and Moringa farm on the beach just North of Santa Barbara and Goleta, Ca. You will camp in a historic, glass greenhouse with...

Topher
Topher: Such a sick spot! The private point break was epic, had the water to ourselves and the waves were dope. The green house we...
205 Saves
Limekiln Campground

28. Limekiln Campground

100% Recommend (15 Campers)

This coastal campground has two main loops: one that winds along the redwoods along Limekiln Creek, and one that perches on cliffs overlooking the...

David
David: The area is beautiful. My review is specific to the camping context. Looking at the photos, the sites look amazing, but...
188 Saves
Songdog Campsites
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29. Songdog Campsites

100% Recommend (56 Campers)

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...
181 Saves
Andrew Molera Trail Camp

30. Andrew Molera Trail Camp

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Sleep in a grassy open meadow in your Big Sur campsite at Andrew Molera Trail Camp, waking early to meander along a trail beside the Big Sur River...

Sasha
Sasha: These sites are in a big open field, and while it makes for nice, flat camping, there is ZERO privacy. The only exceptions are...
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