Beach camping near Imperial with campfires

Imperial draws campers who want to play around sand dunes, desert, lakes, and rivers.

67% (14 reviews)
67% (14 reviews)

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4 top beach campgrounds near Imperial with campfires

Booked 3 times

Salton Sea Sanctuary

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Thermal, CA
Feel the sand beneath your feet at this private campsite with a large fire pit, paved road access and the Salton Sea shoreline in walking distance! This property is at the north end of Salton City and has unique trails to explore with views of the mountains to the west and water to the east. Walk to the north end of Camino Dr to find the new Vegetation Enhancement program using hay bales to control dust and hold moisture for new plant life. Or pull up a lounge chair and watch powered paragliders flying along the shoreline of the Salton Sea.
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$15
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(9)

Vista Del Mar

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Thermal, CA
Learn more about this land:READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) 1/2 acre flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Walking distance to Johnson’s Landing Cafe and the powered para-glider glide port in Salton City. 1 mile to fuel and eateries. Perfect for those accessing Truck Haven and Tierra Del Sol, and other off-road events. No shade provided on property. Nearest neibor is 1/4 mile away. Keep an eye on your pets, as there may be predators and stray dogs in the area. SOFT GROUND, if unaccustomed to driving on sand, save yourself a recovery and park on the street. AWD does not mean you won’t get stuck. Otherwise, use 4 wheel drive if on the property, minimum 8” ground clearance for rocks, alley access is recommended. Air down tires for traction (aggressive tread recommended) and do not enter from Sea Wind Ave to avoid sinking. Otherwise, street parking okay to prevent unnecessary vehicle recovery. All proceeds go to organizations with efforts in saving the Salton Sea, local wildlife habitats, and preserving bird sanctuaries. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT, PETS, BELONGINGS, VEHICLE DAMAGE or INJURIES. Congrats to you though, camping here donates $$$ to organizations with efforts in wildlife refuges, preserving bird sanctuaries, and migration routes. Such as Ducks Unlimited, the Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy. See patches, stickers, and certificate in the photos representing the $$ donated out of proceeds from campers like you :)
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$15
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Booked 1 time

Desert Adventure

1 site · RV1 acre · Thermal, CA
PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV.Learn more about this land:PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Many restaurants near the area. Water and bathroom 5 minute drive.
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$22
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Cotillo Off-road

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Thermal, CA
READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV.Learn more about this land:PLEASE READ ALL (SOFT GROUND!!!) flat desert primitive campground with soft course sand and rocks in Salton City. Nearby attractions are Salton Sea Beach, Coachella, Palm Springs, Anza Borrego (International Dark Sky Park), J-Tree, Slab City, Bombay Beach, and the off-roading Mecca of Ocotillo Wells OHV. Many restaurants near the area and store. Water and bathrooms short 5 minute drive.
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$22
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Beach camping near Imperial with campfires guide

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Looking to go camping near Imperial, California? Hipcamp has over 670 options for you to choose from, with prices starting as low as $10 per night. Whether you prefer a rustic experience or a more luxurious stay, you'll find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs. Check out top campsites like Down-to-Earth Ecoshire (552 reviews), THE PRESERVE (274 reviews), and The Castle House Estate (276 reviews). Enjoy popular amenities such as potable water, trash disposal, and campfires. And if you're into fishing, horseback riding, or climbing, you'll have plenty of opportunities to indulge in your favorite activities.

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