Lakeside glamping in Northern California

From the Pacific to the Sierra, these are the best campsites in Northern California.

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6 top lakeside glamping sites in Northern California

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Mill Creek Resort

48 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Mineral, CA
Welcome! We’re Jillian and Joe, along with our sidekicks Sonora + Ayla, the brains and the brawn behind Mill Creek Resort. Since 2017, we have been pouring every ounce of our love and energy into this landmark 1930’s resort. We take great pride in honoring it's rich history while creating a space for the next generation of mountain adventurers. Nestled in 12 acres of cedars and towering pines on the south side of Lassen Volcanic National Park, we offer 9 cabins open year-round, along with 17 campsites, some featuring glamping tents and 8 RV spots, one featuring a vintage 70's trailer and 2015 modern RV. We hope your path leads you here to experience all that Lassen has to offer. Miles of trails, pristine waters, dark skies, and wildlife abound, all awaiting to be discovered. Find your Wild, be kind, and leave no trace.
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Peter's Forest Vacation Rentals

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Shingletown, CA
Living Springs Resort, a peaceful campground nestled in the woods with majestic tall pine and cedar trees close to Lassen Volcanic National Park. There's also a lake and a year round creek with fish on the property where you can relax in the natural & peaceful wooded setting . Quiet and beautiful place to enjoy with your friends and family. Guests from all backgrounds are welcome.The "LIVE" well water is drinkable and extremely clean straight out of the volcanic ground without anything added to it, lab tested every month.Amazing attractions near by like Subway Lava Tube Cave, Burney Falls, Shasta Lake and Caverns, Whiskeytown Lake and all amazing lakes and hiking trails up on Lassen.About 15 miles from Lassen National Volcanic Park. 
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$59
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Hatchet Mountain Horse Ranch

1 site · Lodging30 acres · Covelo, CA
Rugger terrain zone B hunting. Modern style cabin with one private bedroom, and loft for sleeping areas. Granite countertops in itchen and bathroom, Wood heat, propane gas cooking stove. Tile double head shower in bathroom. Very Private, beautiful views. Covered enrance porch, and back deck overlooking fishing pond (stocked with trout) below cabin. Sliding glass doors and remote control skylight. Solar power and back up generator. Also extra building, sleeps 2, (not connected to cabin) with outhouse available, and outdoor kitchen coming soon. We will be offering horseback riding, and pack trips, fabulous river swimming for special reservations.
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$240
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Walker Mine Campground

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Redding, CA
Walker Mine Campground is surrounded by hundreds of acres of BLM land ready to be explored. Choose from a variety of secluded campsites perfect to rest and recharge for your next adventure. There are miles and miles of well maintained trails from Shasta Dam down to Keswick Reservoir and beyond.
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Blue Belly Cabin

1 site · Lodging12 acres · Manton, CA
We found our happy place and want to share it on HipCamp.Blue Belly Cabin is a contactless cabin on 12 acres of land that sleeps 4 comfortably. 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and great room with sleeper sofa. There are fabulous sunrises, sunsets and panoramic mountain views for you to enjoy. It snows sometimes at our cabin but usually stays only a day. Many campers come to our cabin to work while simultaneously enjoying nature right outside the cabin. For the hot days we have a swamp cooler and portable A/C unit so you stay comfortable. For the cold days we have a wood burning stove that heats the big room and keeps you toasty and portable electric heaters for the bedroom and bathroom. We have a heated mattress pad on the bed and an electric blanket for the sleeper sofa and extra comforters. There is a propane fire pit and propane bbq outside for you to enjoy. Blue Belly Cabin is a huge slice of peace. There's a large area outside the cabin where you can pitch tent(s) for more people. Nearby, there are premier fishing spots, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, waterfalls, national forests, trails to hike, 6 wineries and much more. We are 35 mins from Lassen National Park, 45 mins from Shasta Lake and dam. MacCumber reservoir is 25 mins away. We are 30 mins east of Redbluff and the nearest small town with gas stations, grocery and hardware stores is 17 mins away.
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Lewiston Lake Getaway

3 sites · Lodging15 acres · Lewiston, CA
Originally a gold and quartz mine, Lakeview Terrace Resort was built by the Army Corp of Engineers to house the workers building the Trinity Dam in the 1960's.  Experience the rich history and tranquil setting of the Shasta Trinity National Forest!There is a reason some call Lewiston Lake the best-kept secret in California. Far less crowded than neighboring Trinity and nearby Shasta Lakes, Lewiston Lake is the ideal destination when you truly wish to get away from it all. Nestled hillside overlooking the peaceful Lewiston Lake, you will find Lakeview Terrace Resort serving up some of the best camping in Northern California. Large pool, open late spring through the hot months. Playground, Horseshoe pit, Restrooms with showers, Coin laundry, Wi-fi hotspot, Darts, croquet, badminton, ping pong, Fire pits, Amphitheatere. We offer many options for your Lewiston Lake camping adventure.Fully appointed cabin rentals with 1-5 bedrooms Full 30 and 50 amp RV hookups. We'd love to speak with you about your upcoming travel plans.
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Lakeside glamping in Northern California guide

Overview

Northern California can spoil you with outdoor adventure. Here, campers have access to rugged coastlines, redwood forests, active volcanoes, granite domes, and glaciated peaks, all bathed daily in NorCal’s signature golden sunsets. The region’s major outdoor hubs include the Pacific Coast to the west (Big Sur, Wine Country), the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the east (Yosemite, Tahoe), and the Cascade mountain range to the north (Mount Shasta, Lassen Peak), each offering unique geology, climates, and fauna. Throughout each is world-class hiking, rock climbing, biking, beaches, surfing, snowsports, and—of course—camping.

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Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada mountain range is where you’ll find granite peaks, ancient sequoia trees, and the world-famous Yosemite National Park. From its towering valley and sprawling backcountry to its curious black bear population, Yosemite constantly engages and excites. Rock climbers take on bouldering and multi-pitch routes, hikers enter the lottery for a chance to scale the cables of Half Dome, and most visitors delight in Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Further north are Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear blue and teal waters. Boating, swimming, and paddling are popular Tahoe pastimes, and thanks to numerous hiking trails and a big mountain biking scene, visits can be as action-packed or as relaxing as you want. Classic Tahoe campgrounds like the lakeshore D.L. Bliss State Park are perfect for summer visits, while cozy cabins and glamping sites are ideal for winter getaways and ski trips.

The Cascades

The Cascade Range starts in Northern California and stretches all the way north to British Columbia. Characterized by snowy, pyramid-shaped peaks, volcanic activity, dense pine forests, and the numerous waterfalls that gave the range its name, the Cascades are home to two major NorCal destinations: Lassen Peak in Lassen National Park and Mount Shasta, a glaciated fourteener in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Another highlight of this region is Lava Beds National Monument, where spelunkers explore underground lava tubes before settling into a campsite near the California-Oregon border.

Big Sur

Big Sur is best known for its iconic cliff-hugging Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), but the real fun comes when you get out of the car to enjoy the area’s hidden beaches and bluffside wildflower blooms. Beach camping in Big Sur is as wild and rugged as it gets on the California Coast, making it extremely popular year-round. We recommend Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park as a starting point, but if you’re unable to secure a campsite months in advance as is required, look for private Hipcamps in the area.

Bay Area

North of San Francisco is California wine country, where the rolling hills of Napa host a variety of camping and glamping getaways for campers to escape the city. You’ll also find beach parks, redwood groves, and vineyards to visit in Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino, also ripe with tent and RV camping. South of San Francisco are the Santa Cruz Mountains, famous for old growth redwoods and deep forest campsites.

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