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The best camping near Northern California, California.

From Big Sur bluffs to ancient forests, there's no better place to find yourself outdoors.


Beautiful, quaint, unique!
Campfire hangout by the creek.
I love all the little touches inside the guesthouse, including this cool library ladder pulley system, the handmade shelves and the window framed with ivy.
The best hammock spot ever.
One of several geodesic domes. This one is the greenhouse in the veggie garden.
Ann
Ann: Two words: geodesic paradise! Johan is a builder, specializing in geodesic domes and...
The Oak Knoll Camping area has a rad geodesic structure.  Obviously that was the best spot to set up a tent and then climb all over the dome.
forest people poc
Oak Knoll is a spacious spot with a beautiful oak tree to camp under.
Johan and Liza's place is super close to Applegate Lake, so we took one of many turnouts along the road to dip our toes in. It was refreshing on a hot day.
Yippee!!!
Liza & Johan
Liza & Johan: Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only...

If you think the best sightseeing in Northern California is the Golden Gate Bridge, it's time to grab the tent and start exploring. Camping in Northern California guarantees beautiful vistas at every turn, friendly locals, and a diverse array of camping get-ups to choose from. Cozy yurts and rustic cabins offer comfortable camping along the coast or deep in the mountains, Read more...

If you think the best sightseeing in Northern California is the Golden Gate Bridge, it's time to grab the tent and start exploring. Camping in Northern California guarantees beautiful vistas at every turn, friendly locals, and a diverse array of camping get-ups to choose from. Cozy yurts and rustic cabins offer comfortable camping along the coast or deep in the mountains, and Northern California boasts an impressive array of private farms, vineyards, and open land. An endless patchwork of state parks and national forests let you sleep among the arboreal giants or enjoy tranquil lake camping. Whether you head north or south of the Bay Area, miles of stunning coastline offer some of the best bluff and beach camping opportunities in the country. Stunning Pacific sunsets will convince you to never leave the coast – until you remember the epic mountains waiting for you a few hours inland, that is.

A sweet and private camping spot in the orchard at Johan and Liza's creekside homestead.
A beautiful creek runs through the camp site and it's a wonderful place to hang out, swim, dip in, and explore.
Outdoor shower right in nature!
This green bus used to be a tiny home. Johan & Liza plan to fix it up for guests soon.
Nap spot by the creek.
Britt
Britt: This place is amazing! Nestled in the hills of the Klamath forest, it feels so remote ...
The view out the window in the sleeping loft
Rustic Redwood Cabin-ApplegateHaven
The upstairs loft has a comfy futon mattress, but you must bring your own bedding!!
Loft views of the door and unique windows
Zen nature space with creek sights and sounds
Liza & Johan
Liza & Johan: Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only...
About 200 miles from the coastal city of Eureka is a lesser-known gold rush town appropriately named "Yreka."
From the hammock, looking downstream, swimming, floating, and fishing adventures abound in Elliott Creek! Photo credits go to Hipcamp Field Scout: Ann Nguyen!
Relax by the creek in this sweet camping spot!
Greenhouse Dome! Photo credits go to Hipcamp Field Scout: Ann Nguyen!
Lots of yummy things in Johan's Organic Garden! Photo credits go to Hipcamp Field Scout: Ann Nguyen!
Creekside Deck - Applegate Haven
Liza & Johan
Liza & Johan: Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only...
Lantern Creek Bell Tent
Lantern Creek Bell Tent
Lantern Creek Bell Tent
Lantern Creek Bell Tent
Lantern Creek Bell Tent
Leopoldo
Leopoldo: Lantern Creek Tent was very magical to say the least. The Tent was so beautiful and spa...
Grilling up some artichokes over the campfire? Local Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the World.

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The Cedars Campsite
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The hen house
The Cedars
100% 6 Responses
$95/night
Jonathan
Jonathan: Rockside Farm was definitely one of the best campsites we've had the chance to visit. W...
Towering redwoods surrounding the site!
Redwoods by the Sea
The path heading down from the campsite, to the beautiful deck with a fire pit and camping chairs.
The fire pit!
The outhouse, just a 30 second walk from the campsite right next to where you should park your car.
Redwoods by the Sea
100% 24 Responses
$65/night
Lauren
Lauren: Sam & Marcy were more than wonderful hosts during our stay at Redwoods by the Sea. We u...
California produces about 90% of all U.S. wine, and most of it comes right from local Sonoma County.
cabin lodging
attic ladder for more floor space
A view of the whole property -- the cabins are close together but there's lots of great communal space.
parade!
Windy Hollow Farmstay Yellow Cabin
Eileen
Eileen: We absolutely adored staying in these charming cabins. We were a group of five, so we r...
Here's where we stayed!
Chilling in the red house.
Upstairs to the bed.
There were lots of blankets for snuggling.
Breakfast in the red house.
Nick
Nick: Great cabin gives you camping feel but with comfortable setting. Wood stove was perfect...
Mount Shasta, a popular climbing destination, is actually an enormous stratovolcano, comprised of four overlapping volcanic cones.
Setting up camp in the redwood grove.
This was such a spacious campsite, nestled into the redwoods. It stayed cool but was very near to the sunny orchard.
The Drury Chenney redwood trail (2.4 mile flat hike) is within about a mile from the campsite. Definitely worth exploring. It's great for everyone, for picnics, inspiration, etc. It's BEAUTIFUL!
Coffee time in the morning. It stayed nice and cool over night and dark into the morning (if you like sleeping in).
A beautiful fire pit and pre-chopped fire wood for campfires. They also have benches for around the campfire. Lots, so bring friends/family (although it was nice by myself, as well)
The Corn Crib
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$75/night
Alyssa
Alyssa: Corn Crib is a fantastic place to camp!! Ginger and her family are great hosts and this...
Looking over at Sunrise Camp from the dock and swimming area.
After the wood bridge you are free to pitch your tent at any flat spot you want. You will be camping alone on this side of the reservoir with incredible views towards the east.
At night you will enjoy clear dark skies around the reservoir.
Kayak around Sunrise Camp rock peninsula
The reservoir is full of fishes. Bring your poles and practice your fishing skills (catch and release only).
Sunrise Camp
100% 9 Responses
$90/night
Manel
Manel: On the west side of the reservoir this is a great private campsite. The 2mile hike up w...
Geyserville, just north of San Francisco, is the largest geothermal area in the world, and boasts hot springs, steam vents, and fumaroles.
Morning at Campsite #2!
The lovely sink with well water, which you can use for drinking or washing your dishes with the soap and sponge the hosts provide!
The message board right by the parking lot. There's a WiFi router here, where you can connect to the internet if you need.
Campsite #5
You can get a tour of their lovely farm if you ask!
First Rain Farm
99% 69 Responses
$45/night
Lauren
Lauren: Kat and Tim were lovely hosts! We arrived to clearly marked HIPCAMP signs leading us do...
The best thing about this campsite is the host! He is generous and full of amazing stories.
Enjoying the meadow view. You can take your tent out here to get away from it all and hang with the Alpacas.
A beautiful farm that houses many farm animals. It's a great place to stay if you are looking for a place to camp with your horses or if you want to get that farm feel for the weekend.
Feeding time for the alpacas.
Chickens roam around freely. Comes with a Rooster alarm clock!
Sterling Creek Ranch
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$45/night
Lexi
Lexi: This site is beautiful. You not only get to have a beautiful sunrise and sunset by stay...
There is a large community fire pit in the center of the main lawn for late night hang-outs!
Looking toward the sunset out through the entrance to the Ranch.
Tom and Jan can give directions to a beautiful swimming hole about 5 miles down the road from the Ranch
Tom and Jan Ball set aside two acres to create a small animal sanctuary populated by various birds and critters.
The sunrise over the main barn was a great morning view.
Sis Q Ranch Tent Camping
100% 37 Responses
$50/night
Evan
Evan: Tom and Jan Ball are absolutely amazing and friendly hosts! Going to Sis Q is like goin...
Perfectly shaded, yet warm and sunny
Beautiful 40 acres to explore
Great campsite in the woods
Huge picnic tables at every site - perfect for cooking a delicious camp dinner!
Large campsite with plenty of shade!
Old West Ranch Site #2
100% 38 Responses
$60/night
Ryan
Ryan: Not sure I want to review this place for fear it might become too popular! This was on...
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A-Frames in the Woods
The dirt road that leads through the camp.
One of the 6 person cabins
Bathhouse at the 6 person cabins
A-Frames in the Woods
100% 5 Responses
$55/night
Joleen
Joleen: A night spent at the Woolman A-Frames is a step back in time. If you’ve ever experienc...
The cabin has a great little deck that gets tons of sun. (And at night it makes for a good stargazing platform!)
The big cabin windows get direct sunlight in the afternoon. You wouldn't expect there to be as much light as there is, considering you're in the middle of the woods.
The loft sleeps two people comfortably, and has a great view of the site.
The Pioneer Trail is a 5-minute walk from the cabin. It's 25 mile long trail that weaves through dense forests and ice cold rivers, with sweeping views and complete privacy. On our 10-mile run, we didn't bump into a single person.
Towering trees make the cabin look miniature.
Muirs Muse Retreat
98% 104 Responses
$70/night
Jeffrey
Jeffrey: We had an excellent stay at Muirs Muse over Memorial Day weekend! The setting of the t...
The yurt lit up at dusk!
Awesome hammock to relax on next to the yurt!
Auburn-Foresthill Bridge. The reputed tallest bridge in California is located in Auburn and is only 45 minutes away if you're looking for a short day trip.
Ta da - you've reached it!
There are yoga mats if you want to practice during your stay.
Earth Castle Retreat
98% 69 Responses
$75/night
Jay
Jay: I had an awesome stay at ECR! The host, Anna Thea, was incredibly kind and welcoming. I...
The camp has some space, and you can easily fit another tent on the site and/or the platform would be a great place to do some cowboy camping. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
The simple joys of life. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
There may or may not have been a Viking on site. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
For whatever reason, pitching the tent on the platform changed the whole feel for us.  So much fun! Photo by Nic Castellanos.
Enough space in the meadow for a quick game of  _________. Photo by Nic Castellanos.
#6 Private Camping along Creek
100% 8 Responses
$65/night
Savannah
Savannah: This site was great! It was beautiful, even at the end of the summer. There was plenty ...