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Moro Campground

1. Moro Campground

100% Recommend (10 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...
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Two Sisters Farms
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2. 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....
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The Ranch At Sky Valley
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3. The Ranch At Sky Valley

The Ranch at Sky ValleyThe location is perfect for a morning hike at the Coachella Valley Preserve or the Joshua Tree National Park. Take a bike...

Rajat: Beautiful and scenic. The house has character, lots of character. Be aware though, that this is simple rural living. Basic...
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Olive Orchards Tent Camping
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4. 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...
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Wine Country Camping
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5. 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 & photographers...

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

6. 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...
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Green Valley Campground

7. Green Valley Campground

Green Valley will be perfect for those of you looking to chill out near the water on a hot day. The campground has a creek running through it, and...

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Laguna Campground

8. Laguna Campground

100% Recommend (8 Campers)

STAR PARTIES. Need we say more? Photographers, this campground is your jam. By day, meander to nearby Little Laguna Lake, to capture that classic...

Dominic: My favorite campground in the San Diego area. Just a short drive off the 8 only a stop or two past the usual roads to Julian...
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Arroyo Campground

9. Arroyo Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Shaded with sycamore and oak trees, Arroyo campground is like a forested wonderland right near the park’s entrance and accessible from the road. It...

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Round Valley Campground

10. Round Valley Campground

At 9100 feet in elevation, Round Valley is your first of four, primitive hike-in campsites and also your most plentiful. With 28 spots, Round...

Gabriel: You need to apply for a permit ($5.00 per person) via snail mail to camp at this location. From time of mailing, it'll be...
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Doane Valley Campground

11. Doane Valley Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

With 31 sites and normal running water amenities, Doane Valley Campground is a great nature escape in the Palomar Mountain area. One thing: some of...

Lia: Nice clean campground- some sites are really small for a large tent and the parking of a large truck could be tricky. Also,...
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Cibbets Flat Campground

12. Cibbets Flat Campground

Looking for some remote Southern California camping? Head on over to Cibbets Flat Campground, hide out in a grove of shady oaks, and watch crimson...

Jacob: Beautiful little campground tucked away and forgotten. Very well maintained with many new features like campsite tables and new...
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Silver Strand State Beach Campground

13. Silver Strand State Beach Campground

Silver Strand State Beach Campground is an RV/Trailer campground only, which means all you tent campers are going to have to just sleep on the...

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Stone Creek Campground

14. Stone Creek Campground

The bigger of the two drive-in campgrounds, Stone Creek hosts 50 sites, (7 of which include water faucets). You won’t find showers, but you will...

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El Cariso Campground

15. El Cariso Campground

Located on a picturesque pass in the Santa Ana Mountains, El Cariso campground has small, sunny and shady sites primarily suitable for tent...

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Mr. Joe's Farm Camping
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16. Mr. Joe's Farm Camping

Mr. Joe's Farm is 3 acres of an amazing animal experience. There's a nice spot for your tent in our picnic area. This is a unique opportunity for...

Jay: Stacey and Joe were awesome hosts! Stacey took the time to give a full tour of the farm including letting me pet and be up...
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Marion Mountain Campground

17. Marion Mountain Campground

"Time to ditch the technology and embrace some wildly freeing nature? We’ve got the perfect spot. Tucked away in the San Bernardino National...

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Strawberry Junction Campground

18. Strawberry Junction Campground

You’ve made it! Strawberry Junction is the last place to lay down your pack, stretch your legs and spin a bedtime story before you crest the peak....

Diane: Stayed one night 9/6/15: hiked up Devil's Slide via Humber Park. No water along trail. Stay north on PCT and take turn off...
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Lake Perris Campground

19. Lake Perris Campground

Ready for a wildlife and adventure filled camping weekend? Lake Perris camping has 167 sites for tent camping and 264 paved RV sites (which have...

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Black Mountain Yellow Post Sites

20. Black Mountain Yellow Post Sites

California’s epic San Bernardino National Forest has a lot to brag about… we’re talking breathtakingly gorgeous mountains, countless tall trees,...

Scott: Grab a campfire permit from the ranger station in town.
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San Mateo Campground

21. San Mateo Campground

100% Recommend (4 Campers)

San Mateo Campground is only a short distance inland from San Onofre’s sandy beaches. Since the San Mateo Creek flows past the campground in the...

Rheanne : The showers run on tokens, you can use the machine to exchange single dollar bills for tokens only. Machine does not accept...
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Crestline Group Campground

22. Crestline Group Campground

Crestline Group Campground is a group hike, cookout, campfire sing-a-long kinda place! Situated in the lovely Palomar Mountains, this...

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Granite Springs Environmental Camp

23. Granite Springs Environmental Camp

This is a hike-in, primitive campsite for those of you who would prefer to rough it. It’s got 4 tent sites and horse corrals, in case you’d rather...

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Green Valley Horse  Camp

24. Green Valley Horse Camp

Green Valley will be perfect for those of you looking to chill out near the water on a hot day. The campground has a creek running through it, and...

South Carlsbad Campground

25. South Carlsbad Campground

96% Recommend (14 Campers)

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...
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The Pioneer's Penthouse
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26. The Pioneer's Penthouse

94% Recommend (18 Campers)

Tucked away deep within the seclusion of Temecula Wine Country's picturesque mountain side, you will find The Pioneer's Penthouse at T H E I N T R...

Emily: Two of my girlfriends and I stayed in the Pioneer's Penthouse for a quick escape from the bustle of LA. Other than the fact...
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Desert Tower Tent Camping
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27. Desert Tower Tent Camping

94% Recommend (27 Campers)

The Desert Tower is a 93 acre property in the midst of a great field of boulders on a hillside cliff overlooking California's Imperial Valley. One...

Drew: Such a cool spot. I highly recommend anyone to go there. Be prepared to pack your stuff in because there are many different...
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The Star Bed
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28. The Star Bed

93% Recommend (7 Campers)

Glamerous camping with real kingsized bed with fresh linens on a rooftop deck. Perfect for star gazing and close to facilities.

Meghan: The hosts were very kind and friendly, and the stars and sunset/sunrise are amazing from the spot! If you're looking for a...
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Idyllwild Campground

29. Idyllwild Campground

93% Recommend (7 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...
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Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

30. Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

92% Recommend (19 Campers)

A great place for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park camping is at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground. Don’t let the vast 122 available campsites fool...

Sarah: Definitely get one of the ramada sites, which includes a wood structure, a picnic table or two, and a neat old corner...
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