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The best camping near Southern California, California.

"Heaven on Earth" really exists in Southern California camping. Exploring the beautiful vast landscapes with friends, family, or a solo adventure will be an experience you won’t soon forget.


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Johnny
Johnny: This is a great spot, and has a wonderful host! The cooking and lounging/chilling ameni...
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Wonder Valley Camping - Wolf's Den
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people desert picnic table
people food desert
Tamer
Tamer: This was really nice camping ground, great views. Nice to have shower and Toilets!! I...

There are few things that can truly beat camping in Southern California from setting up a tent for beach camping in Malibu, to exploring the rugged rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park, sleeping under the giants of Sequoia National Park or glamping in the canyons of Santa Barbara. Connect the dots on your road trip to over 45 lakes in Southern California, the Pacific Read more...

There are few things that can truly beat camping in Southern California from setting up a tent for beach camping in Malibu, to exploring the rugged rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park, sleeping under the giants of Sequoia National Park or glamping in the canyons of Santa Barbara. Connect the dots on your road trip to over 45 lakes in Southern California, the Pacific Ocean, and vast desert landscapes. Lake Perris has clean white beaches and sparkling blue water allowing for an amazing day or weekend trip for prime lake camping. Escape the big city life and find yourself outside in Southern California beauty.

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mountain desert
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Private deck with lots of extras.
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Joshua
Joshua: The vintage vibe: romantic retreat is by far one of my favorite camps. Staying here was...
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Feeding the horses carrots
beautiful views at Adobe Oaks!
making friendship bracelets in the peaceful countryside
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Adobe Oaks
100% 12 Responses
$30/night
Brie
Brie: Tom and Barbara are the kindest hosts and so very helpful! We pulled our little vintage...
Check out Grandview Campground in the Inyo National Forest. Can you tackle White Mountain Peak, the third highest peak in California?
2. Stairs lead you in--curtains are also available to give you more privacy. (Photo by Michelle Park)
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desert lodging tiny house
5. Each shelter was custom built and has different bedding options. (Photo by Michelle Park)
10. (Photo by Michelle Park)
Gable Hut
100% 27 Responses
$100/night
Hannah
Hannah: What an amazing set up. The concept is very cool, and a unique special place has been c...
The whole camp area was very spacious. Great for couples and small groups.
Don't forget to look up!
The only place I can think of in this part of the Central Coast where you can camp next to a redwood.
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tent people lodging
Stagecoach Stop
100% 32 Responses
$70/night
Kelsey
Kelsey: Lovely spot! This is a private, fenced off area adjacent to a house owned by Liz and Br...
Within walking distance of the Blair Valley Campground, is the box canyon where the first road from the east into SoCal was cut by hand.

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The Portico
Terrace Ranch Portico
Terrace Ranch Portico
Terrace Ranch Portico
Shared bathroom. 1 sink, 1 shower, 1 toilet.
Terrace Ranch Portico
100% 13 Responses
$60/night
Nick
Nick: This was an amazing piece of land with a great host. He had everything we needed to coo...
High Desert Look Out & Baby Goats!
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High Desert Look Out & Baby Goats!
Nicoletta
Nicoletta: Marcella was an amazing communicator and was quick to answer any questions I had, she e...
The largest lake in California is Salton Sea State Recreation Area. The lake is also the largest continental rift on the North American Continent.
View entry
View from bed
Terrace Ranch Room with a View
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Relax in this clean jacuzzi. Also shared.
Stepfanie
Stepfanie: This is a nice private room attached to the main house of Terrace Ranch. You share a ...
Dome Asylum Front Cactus Garden
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Dome Asylum Front Cactus Garden
Dome Asylum Front Cactus Garden
Dome Asylum Front Cactus Garden
Meredith
Meredith: Dome Asylum is amazing! There is so much beauty in one place it's almost overwhelming b...
Camp among the giants at Sequoia & Kings Canyon. This National Park is home to General Sherman, the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.
Small Tipi
small tipi
your own personal Joshua tree
small tipi at sunrise
Small Tipi
Jacqueline
Jacqueline: The Pathfinder Tipi was great! Karen and Chris have a wonderful setup. The place was re...
Cutest lil cabin there ever did be
The little cabin is (totally habitable) almost done and we put up new signage.
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Inside has a full size bed platform, sleeps two, with padded rug.
Inside has a full size bed platform, sleeps two, with padded rug. Window opens for ventilation.
Roni
Roni: very simple cute private camping spot. i would definitely go back :) saved us big time ...
Named a national park in 1994, Joshua Tree National Park is larger in area than the state of Rhode Island.
Amazing glamping tent!
BTS of "a view from the inside of your shelter" (a classic shot from all field scouts)
Terrapin Tent
Terrapin Tent
Firepit and chairs provided close to the tent
Terrapin Tent
100% 4 Responses
$65/night
Ted
Ted: Terrapin Tent is a MUST if you are planning to stay close to Joshua Tree or need a dese...
Good Morning!
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Unlimited Star Gazing
first light
Sunsets up here are amazing!
Songdog West Campsites
99% 275 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...
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Brie
Brie: Ellen was a great host and very kind! if you love primitive mountain camping...this is ...
The Pensione site has a small cabin that is perfect for sleeping in on chillier windy nights.
As if it wasn't magical enough here during the daytime, once the sun starts to set the scenery becomes even more special.
Pensione, pensione, pensione.
The Pensione campsite is equipped with picnic table, fire ring, running potable water (outdoor shower and sink!) and plenty of space if you prefer to set up a tent as well.
Our sign post keeps growing!
Emily
Emily: The Pensione at JT Bom is such a treat! First off, Cheryl and Jimbo are great hosts. A ...
mountain desert lodging
people campfire desert
dog desert shower
very dog friendly and lots of open space for fetch
beautiful views of the night sky
Marshall
Marshall: This place was great! I booked last minute for a trip out to Joshua Tree and Charles wa...
Painted hexayurt w sluice box and chickens @ the Dome Asylum
Painted hexayurt w agave planters @ the Dome Asylum
Dome Asylum Natural Pool Patio
The yurt, tucked away from the rest of the camp ground.
The natural pool, perfect for relaxing.
Myles
Myles : This site is an amazing little oasis. The property offers so much, and the yurt is a pe...
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% 138 Responses
$40/night
Kinga
Kinga: LOVED this spot so much I double dipped. Stayed at Songdog West last weekend and this w...
Fire pit for campsite #2 (firewood provided on a first come first serve basis)
*campsite #1 fire pit not pictured
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The Castle House Tent Camp (HGTV)
Pagoda with campsite in the background
Ryan + Alex
Ryan + Alex: The previous owner of this house clearly had a lot of fun with its design, as soon as y...