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Speakeasy Lodge
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1. Speakeasy Lodge

100% Recommend (11 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: Quite possibly the best family camping trip ever. The location is really quite perfect for large groups. We had 5 families...
317 Saves
The Gypsy Escape Camp
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2. 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: Our adventure to Topanga was a short but memorable trip. Pictures can’t do this place justice. The weather was beautiful when...
299 Saves
Songdog Glampout
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3. Songdog Glampout

100% Recommend (20 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: 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...
288 Saves
Buckhorn Campground-Open

4. Buckhorn Campground-Open

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: Camped 6/23/16. 36 miles in from base of highway (La Crescenta). Best spot that close. Lush green ferns, huge Ponderosa Pines....
261 Saves
Camp Nylen Group Camp
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5. Camp Nylen Group Camp

100% Recommend (25 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: Camp Nylen was a DREAM! The campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were completely booked for the weekend- what a blessing!...
234 Saves
Honeymoon Cottage
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6. Honeymoon Cottage

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

The Honeymoon Cottage is the third oldest building in Camp, dating back to the 1920’s. It is the last of many identical cabins that dotted the...

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...
213 Saves
Retreat Cabin
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7. Retreat Cabin

The Retreat Cabin was originally built for short-term staff housing. It is still used in that capacity on occasion, but it also makes for a...

158 Saves
Moro Campground

8. Moro Campground

A bit of history: “Tyron’s Camp” (a café, auto camp, and tent campground) opened during the 1920s along the beach and inland at Moro Canyon. In the...

Jason: Newer campground that sits above Hwy 101 across from the beach. Great views. The entire campground is terraced so you really...
135 Saves
Songdog Campsites
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9. Songdog Campsites

100% Recommend (43 Campers)

Open air sites for car and motorcycle camping on a 200ft mesa looking over a vast central California Valley to the west.

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...
134 Saves
Two Sisters Farms
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10. Two Sisters Farms

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

Come enjoy a relaxing escape on our small family farm nestled in the heart of wine country. Enjoy the sounds of farm animals, fresh eggs for...

Sarah: This landshare has a great night vibe cast by circus lights, a fire ring, and noises from the goats and pigs inside the barn....
128 Saves
Angeles Crest Creamery
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11. Angeles Crest Creamery

100% Recommend (13 Campers)

Angeles Crest Creamery is a working goat dairy on 70 private acres in the Angeles National Forest. You can drive directly to site 1 and camp by the...

Ren: Great place to get away too and not far from LA! Our hosts were helpful and around, but not on top of us. We were able to...
115 Saves
Coldbrook Campground

12. Coldbrook Campground

Coldbrook Campground will set your mind to peace. It has all the makings of a happy place: babbling brookside sites, secluded forest, and your only...

Amanda: Lots of bugs last time we went, probably because it's by a stream! They hadn't turned off the water at the pumps yet, so if you...
104 Saves
Musch Trail Camp

13. Musch Trail Camp

Musch trail camp is a small campground located in the eastern part of the mountains of Topanga State Park. This campground is about a mile hike in...

Aja: Visting LA but don't have a friend to crash with and aren't a hotel person? (me neither. showers? who needs them.) Musch Camp...
93 Saves
Gracewood Santa Barbara
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14. Gracewood Santa Barbara

100% Recommend (6 Campers)

A small little meadow near a small pond with plenty of picnic tables, a firepit for small fires, running water and a very private and secure...

Adrienne: This is a great place to camp. Huge private space under the shade of Live Oak trees. The ranch is beautiful and Fred and Cyndy...
88 Saves
Idlehour Trail Camp

15. Idlehour Trail Camp

Looking for a place to get away from it all? Camp without the crowds at Idlehour Trail Camp, a seriously prime spot in Angeles National Forest....

Sean: Awesome camp after a solid day hike. Went in the fall, and temps got into the 30s/40s at night. Creek was trickling!
70 Saves
Eastern Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Ranch)

16. Eastern Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Ranch)

Santa Cruz Island is a little more than 10% National Park and the rest is under the Nature Conservancy. This campground is on the northeastern...

Ezekiel: You'll have to secure transportation to the Island first before booking a campsite. It's very simple tho....
65 Saves
Serrano Campground

17. Serrano Campground

Put that bike rack on your car to use and load it up for the awesome trails around Serrano Campground. This family-friendly site offers a plethora...

Tori: Serrano is an awesome spot, centrally located to awesome hiking, biking, fishing and water sports! Bathrooms are clean, and...
60 Saves
Olive Orchards Tent Camping
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18. Olive Orchards Tent Camping

Villa Macala overlooks the Hemet Valley with gorgeous panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Reminiscent of an Italian Villa, Villa Macala...

Jesse: Took a group of friends to camp at the Olive Orchard site and had an amazing time. Our host, Rich, and his family were...
57 Saves
Cute Cabin In The Woods
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19. Cute Cabin In The Woods

Our king bed cabins are cozy and private. Some of them have fireplaces. We also have a few larger cabins with kitchens and one cabin that sleeps up...

Shani: These cabins are adorable! They are not quite as rustic as you may expect a cabin in the woods to be, but it was very peaceful...
55 Saves
Middle Lion Campground

20. Middle Lion Campground

Looking for some stellar mountain views and solitude in Southern California? Head to Middle Lion Campground in the Los Padres National Forest...

Dani: This is a really nice campground. Lots of trees for shade and there is a hike next to it.
49 Saves
Los Prietos Campground

21. Los Prietos Campground

Grab the skillet honey cause your cooking me dinner at los Prietos Campground! Situated in Los Padres National Forest, with excellent river access...

A: A pretty basic campground, but also not as crowded as Paradise and other nearby grounds. Plus there's great river access!
48 Saves
San Elijo Campground

22. San Elijo Campground

San Elijo is a fairly large campground, with 171 sites stretched along the beach. Sites aren’t know for their privacy, but the amazing views and...

Leeann: Great surf, close to good coffee and groceries. Fills up fast! You can hear the train and highway if you're not on beachfront...
46 Saves
Dakota Tipi Village Camp
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23. Dakota Tipi Village Camp

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

You can come stay in one of our 4 tipi's sizes are 12 foot,$58 a night 2-18 foot $98 a night or our 22 foot $128 a night. You can pitch your own...

Rhea: Dakota Tipi Village Camp is situated between the picturesque mountains leading out of Ojai, and the intriguing expanse of flat...
46 Saves
Wine Country Camping
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24. Wine Country Camping

Nestled in the middle of Temecula Wine Country, with over fourty wineries near by! Wine Country Camping at Eagle Point is a gardeners delight with...

Heather: Such a beautiful, unique camping experience! Our hostess was wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed. The grounds...
46 Saves
Bear Spring
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25. Bear Spring

Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your friends, family or church groups!27 individual campsites for tent camping and RV...

Steph: Bear Springs is an excellent camp for large groups. It houses at least 20 different tents if not more and has a "comfort house"...
44 Saves
My Town Ranch Camping
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26. My Town Ranch Camping

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

My Town is a great place to come hang out for a weekend of real ranch experience. There is full bathrooms (including showers), a kitchen, a saloon,...

Steph: SZ Ranch is INCREDABLE! This place is owned by Steve Zaritsky and he is the best of people. His ranch has been in his family...
44 Saves
South Carlsbad Campground

27. South Carlsbad Campground

Sitting pretty and nestled right on top of the bluffs that look down on South Carlsbad Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach campground boasts a...

Jason: Have camped here many times. Very quiet a lot of the year and at night. Not much car noise or train noise compared to San...
38 Saves
Ricardo Campground

28. Ricardo Campground

While in the Ricardo campground, surrounded by the melted-layer-cake walls of the sandstone, it feels like you aren’t even on the same planet....

Rob: Used often as a one-night layover, this park is actually worth exploring. It's a great hiking area, with some slot-like...
37 Saves
Pinyon Forest Camp
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29. Pinyon Forest Camp

Pitch your tent in one of many beautiful spots under the pinyons or the stars. Wake up and follow game trails up the mountains that surround the...

Ezekiel: Quail Springs Farm is pretty amazing, it’s surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Los Padres National Forest. The best...
31 Saves
Chula Vista Campground

30. Chula Vista Campground

Camp out, chill out, and stargaze at the Chula Vista Campground, located in a welcoming grove of Jeffrey pine. Ample hiking and mountain biking are...

Jason: I've camped here many times with large groups for decades. No reservations, but we've never had an issue finding a place to set...
28 Saves