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Speakeasy Lodge
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1. 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: Quite possibly the best family camping trip ever. The location is really quite perfect for large groups. We had 5 families...
350 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...
332 Saves
Songdog Glampout
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3. Songdog Glampout

100% Recommend (22 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...
316 Saves
Buckhorn Campground-Open

4. 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: Camped 6/23/16. 36 miles in from base of highway (La Crescenta). Best spot that close. Lush green ferns, huge Ponderosa Pines....
278 Saves
Camp Nylen Group Camp
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5. 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: Camp Nylen was a DREAM! The campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park were completely booked for the weekend- what a blessing!...
265 Saves
Honeymoon Cottage
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6. Honeymoon Cottage

100% Recommend (4 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: 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...
253 Saves
Wheeler Gorge Campground

7. 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: Just remember to byow (bring your own water)
233 Saves
Songdog Campsites
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8. Songdog Campsites

100% Recommend (55 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...
172 Saves
Moro Campground

9. Moro Campground

100% Recommend (9 Campers)

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...
149 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....
145 Saves
Angeles Crest Creamery
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11. Angeles Crest Creamery

100% Recommend (16 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...
144 Saves
Malibu Creek Campground

12. Malibu Creek Campground

100% Recommend (11 Campers)

Malibu Creek State Park camping is prime time, especially when you stay at the Malibu Creek Campground. With 63 sites, make sure to book a...

A: Site 36 is super spacious, and campsites 36-41 all face a lovely, open meadow.
124 Saves
Coldbrook Campground

13. 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...
108 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...
103 Saves
Musch Trail Camp

15. Musch Trail Camp

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

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...
99 Saves
Idlehour Trail Camp

16. 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!
72 Saves
Eastern Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Ranch)

17. Eastern Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Ranch)

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

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....
68 Saves
Serrano Campground

18. Serrano Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

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...
64 Saves
Olive Orchards Tent Camping
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19. 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...
60 Saves
Boulder Basin Campground

20. Boulder Basin Campground

"If you like to keep your camping primitive, Boulder Basin Campground is a must. You’ll find yourself inhaling deep breathes of fresh mountain air...

Dani: This is a really nice and secluded campground. You feel very far away from the rest of the world. Great hikes nearby. The only...
57 Saves
Barton Flats Campground

21. Barton Flats Campground

They don’t call it the Rim of the World for nothing. Winding more than 100 miles through the San Bernardino Mountains, this scenic byway boasts...

David: Take the hike to Jenks Lake while you're here. It's less than an hour hike uphill and very much worth it!
57 Saves
Wine Country Camping
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22. Wine Country Camping

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Nestled in Temecula Wine Country, with over fourty wineries near by! Wine Country Camping at Eagle Point is a gardeners delight with 2 1/3 acres...

Heather: Such a beautiful, unique camping experience! Our hostess was wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed. The grounds...
55 Saves
Middle Lion Campground

23. 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.
51 Saves
My Town Ranch Camping
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24. 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...
50 Saves
Dakota Tipi Village Camp
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25. 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...
49 Saves
Idyllwild Campground

26. Idyllwild Campground

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

Idyllwild Campground is one of two drive in campgrounds in the Mount San Jacinto wilderness area. Pitch your tent under a canopy of sweet smelling...

Ivan : Oh the sweet smell of pine! Stayed for 4th of July weekend watching the stars and milkyway go by. Awesome campsite, very clean...
48 Saves
Bear Spring
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27. Bear Spring

(Due to snow and rain this camp ground is only open from June thru mid September )Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your...

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"...
48 Saves
Ricardo Campground

28. Ricardo Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

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...
45 Saves
Santa Cruz Campground

29. Santa Cruz Campground

If you’re on the hunt for beachfront real estate just south of Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Campground at Carpinteria State Beach is your stop! Santa...

Carola: It's been awhile since I camped here, but I loved the tide pools! ( Look, Don't Take!) You can walk into town very easily.
45 Saves
Malibu Lagoon Campground

30. Malibu Lagoon Campground

Malibu Lagoon State Beach Campground offers 57 campsites, half of which are designated to just tent camping. All the normal amenities are...

Gracie: This doesn't exist. Via this recommendation page my friends and I drove up only to find that there aren't even camp grounds...
44 Saves