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Moro Campground

1. Moro Campground

100% Recommend (4 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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Olive Orchards Tent Camping
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3. 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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4. Wine Country Camping

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

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...
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San Elijo Campground

5. San Elijo Campground

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

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...
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Idyllwild Campground

6. Idyllwild Campground

100% Recommend (4 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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South Carlsbad Campground

7. South Carlsbad Campground

100% Recommend (5 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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Green Valley Campground

8. 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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San Onofre Bluffs Campground

9. San Onofre Bluffs Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

San Onofre Bluffs Campground has 157 campsites nestled into the park’s scenery. the campground is convenient to trails that lead down to the 3. 5...

Lauren : Camping is pretty easy here. You can pull right up to your campsite in your car, there are bathrooms in short walking distance...
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Laguna Campground

10. Laguna Campground

100% Recommend (3 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...
34 Saves
The Desert Isle
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11. The Desert Isle

A private camping structure/windbreak in a far corner wth a palm frond roof, chill areas and sleeping spots for 6 folks and it's own fire ring....

Fawn: My group of friends and I had a wonderful time at the Desert Isle, complete with a meteor shower at night and refreshing time...
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San Clemente Campground

12. San Clemente Campground

100% Recommend (5 Campers)

San Clemente’s campground has 141 campsites, some with the same breathtaking views of the coastline that you can see numerous places throughout the...

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Arroyo Campground

13. Arroyo Campground

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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Doheny Campground

14. Doheny Campground

Doheny State Beach Campground is located at the southern part of this state beach. The campground has 122 campsites, with campsites 37-94 being the...

Eric: The campsites view tends to be blocked by sand hills. The daily camp area is open from 6am to 10pm. You can back your rear...
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Burnt Rancheria Campground

15. Burnt Rancheria Campground

At 6,000 feet above sea level, Burnt Rancheria Campground towers over Southern California, boasting epic views of the desert and, on clear days,...

Mark: Try for the first come first served campsites. They are more wooded, especially with pine trees. Also if you have young ones...
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Round Valley Campground

16. 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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Cibbets Flat Campground

17. 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

18. 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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Mr. Joe's Farm Camping
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19. 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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Strawberry Junction Campground

20. 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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Black Mountain Yellow Post Sites

21. 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

22. San Mateo Campground

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

23. 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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Desert Tower Tent Camping
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24. Desert Tower Tent Camping

94% Recommend (24 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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Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

25. Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

93% Recommend (7 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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The Pioneer's Penthouse
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26. The Pioneer's Penthouse

92% Recommend (13 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...
208 Saves
The Star Bed
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27. The Star Bed

90% Recommend (5 Campers)

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

Kalle: The best place to stay during a meteor shower! Friendly and helpful hosts, relaxing pool, comfortable bed, lots of spots to...
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Dream In An Airstream Tonight
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28. Dream In An Airstream Tonight

83% Recommend (6 Campers)

You will be staying in a fully-fitted vintage Airstream! It has a full dining area, separate bedroom, full bathroom, and kitchen. Outdoor on the...

Lauren: I stayed here with a few friends for a weekend in the middle of March. We wanted to start our spring break off with an...
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Paso Picacho Campground

29. Paso Picacho Campground

83% Recommend (3 Campers)

Paso Picacho is a pretty sweet location as far as campgrounds go. Only two miles from Lake Cuyamaca down below, several of the park’s most popular...

Jason: Stayed here for two nights. Pretty basic campground with some nice trees. For local San Diego camping it was decent. The...
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Observatory Campground

30. Observatory Campground

83% Recommend (3 Campers)

Located within earshot of the famous Palomar Observatory, this well-named campground offers visitors numerous camping outlets such as RV parking...

Jesse: Fun place to camp up in the mountains, especially if you like astronomy. There are concrete pads at some of the sites for you...
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