Forest camping in Southern California

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12 top forest campgrounds in Southern California

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Splitrock Farm and Retreat

34 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents101 acres · Fallbrook, CA
About Splitrock Farm and Retreat Far Away, Close to Home For more information... Visit our website www.splitrock.camp Instagram page @splitrockfarmandretreat. Tag your photos #splitrockfarmandretreat #SplitrockFAR #farawayclosetohome Or, contact the Camp Host through Hipcamp direct message or the direct line 760-645-5431. Splitrock Farm and Retreat started in January 2021 after a global search of a place to set roots, live off the land, and create an amazing place for recreation, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Splitrock Farm Splitrock was part of a 160-acre avocado farm that prospered from 1970 to 2017, generating over 1million pounds of avocados per year until the previous owners switched off the water in 2017. Ben purchased 101 acres in 2021 with plans to harvest the dead avocado trees for firewood and replant with organic, sustainable crops such as grapes, citrus trees, and flowers. Splitrock Retreat Splitrock's attraction comes from its unique groves, magnificent granite boulders, and sweeping vistas. Mixed within the avocado groves are several ancient groves and solitary trees that include 200 foot tall pines, hundreds of old oaks, and soaring palms. Freckled throughout the hillsides are thousands of humongous granite boulders, offering a prehistoric feel to the landscape. Above all, Splitrock offers unrivaled views. Over 40 miles of coastline includes views to Point Loma, the Carlsbad power station, and the Pendleton Hospital. To the northeast are views of near 11K foot snowy peaks of San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, with rolling hills of De Luz and Fallbrook in the foreground.
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Harmony Pines Camp & Retreat Center

13 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Wrightwood, CA
Nestled over 6,000 feet up in the giant pines of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Harmony Pines Camp is very shady and cool in the summer, and often covered beautifully with snow in the winter. We are a non-profit youth camp and happy to open up our home to share with you at affordable rates for youth group camping, seminars, group offsites, leadership trainings, specialty workshops, or intimate spiritual retreats for 100 people comfortably. All rental fees are ways of our fundraising to fund our camp operation, maintenance, and youth development programs.Harmony Pines may also be turned in a beautiful place for a nature inspired wedding, family adventure, and reunion event with many exciting winter and summer activities. Located nearby are the Jackson Lake, Mountain High Ski Resort, and Wrightwood town with many antique stores, fine restaurants, art galleries, and craft shops.This beautiful camp is just 40 minutes from San Bernadino area; and 1.5 hours from the Los Angeles basin and Orange County. Please come and check out our fully-equipped facility for your future events. We will do our best to assist you to have a memorable event and wonderful time at Harmony Pines!BYA Harmony Pines Camp facility includes:• A fully equiped commercial grade kitchen;• A dining hall and patio with a 138 capacity which can be divided into two seperate meeting rooms;• A large 1,900-sqft multi-purpose round yurt for meetings, mediation, yoga, lecture, etc.;• 7 large sleeping dormitories with 82 beds and adjacent restrooms and showers• 4 small and cozy cabins for camp staff, guest speakers or spiritual leaders;• A meditation room with a 20 capacity; a rusted tea room for reading and conversational space• A recreational area with foosball tables and tennis tables, a volleyball court;• An archery range and kayak boats at Jackson Lake may be arranged for additional fees;• An outdoor amphitheather; a large flat area for outdoor gathering; and several restrooms with hot and cold showers.
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AntFarm LA

6 sites · TentsLos Angeles, CA
NOTE: THIS IS A PARK AND HIKE-IN TENT-ONLY STAY. You must park by street and hike-up. You will not sleep in vehicle/RV.My wife and I built this place with the help of our 2 toddlers, our friends, and our team of shovels. 
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Ohana Goat Ranch and Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent41 acres · Fallbrook, CA
Learn more about this land:Shaded and private camping with the most affectionate and friendly goats you will ever meet! Enjoy the mindfulness and peace of just sitting and watching these sweet creatures graze, ruminate and snuggle. You can hike and have a picnic anywhere on our 41 acres of rock gardens and oaks in the hills of Fallbrook. Our resident pack goats Segovia and Lassen will bring your gear!!! There are caves in the rocks and when the spring is flowing there is an underground waterfall! In the evenings you'll be transported to what sounds like a rainforest as the peacocks and toucans of our neighbor Emerald Forest Bird Gardens start singing.Santa Margarita Preserve is just a few miles away. You can go for a hike and dip your feet in the water.Bring your bikes-Road or Gravel. There are greats roads in the area and miles of easements for gravel bikes. Check out @ohana_goat_ranch for more photos and updates to the space.
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Dead End Campgrounds RV Sites

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Wrightwood, CA
Sitting one mile high exactly on the side of the mountain, with views of the desert, mountains, and city lights below! . I have 2 other short-term rentals on the same 5 acres and the reviews have been so amazing I decided to expand to camping, RVs, etc. A large flat lot (50' x100') could host up to about 3 RVs (depending on the size) and tents. There is water, good WiFi, septic hook-up, and electricity in a limited capacity (solar and wind-powered). There are generators available. The property sits up against The Transitionary Habitat nature preserve and there are 350 acres of hiking in the Puma Canyon. You are literally surrounded by nature, a true escape but with the city lights in the backdrop! There are tables, chairs, tiki torches, bean bag toss, horseshoes, and a gas fire pit. The road to the property is narrow and steep, so please consider this when booking. We've had hundreds of groups navigate the roads with no problem, including 48 foot RVs. If you have concerns about whether or not your vehicle can make it, please don't hesitate to message me.
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Get Lost Inn - Cabin Rentals

36 sites · Lodging1 acre · Running Springs, CA
Escape to the San Bernardino mountains and experience the ultimate mountain retreat! Whether you're looking for a cozy cabin for a romantic getaway, or a spacious lodge for a family vacation, we've got you covered. With a dozen stunning cabins to choose from, we offer the perfect accommodation for all seasons and activities. Embrace the winter wonderland with skiing and snowboarding, or explore the great outdoors with hiking, rock climbing, and fishing. Or simply unwind and relax in the serene mountain surroundings. Our cabins are conveniently located in Green Valley Lake, Big Bear, Running Springs, and Lake Arrowhead, each offering its own unique charm and adventure. Let us be your host and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Book your stay with us today and discover the magic of the San Bernardino mountains!
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Hidden Falls Preserve

23 sites · Tents56 acres · Winchester, CA
This secret off-grid getaway on 56 acres gives stunning views at private tent sites with hiking, bird-watching, and wildflower-spotting. Relax in the shade of a eucalyptus grove, enjoy the sun shining over the sage scrub, and find the hidden waterfalls. A short drive to Temecula, Diamond Valley Lake, and Lake Skinner, our private, scenic campsites offer both serenity and nearby activities including wine tasting, restaurants, hot air balloons, and paragliding. We are 100% off-grid with no hookups or water sources (yet), no showers (yet). A significant portion of our proceeds goes directly to a local non-profit for habitat restoration efforts within the Conservation Area, and other bird study projects. We hope to attract campers that prefer an off-the-beaten-path type experience.
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Oak Glen Glamping on Apple Orchard

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Oak Glen, CA
Historic apple orchard with house and cottage on property. Small campsite with  indoor heating in tiny Gypsy like wagon that sleeps 2 adults and 2 small children. Sparkling well water on premise with outhouse toileting. Site includes, picnic area, archery activities, corn whole, wildlife sightings and access to orchards. Near by nature trails, hiking, bird watching,  conference  centers, wedding venues, restaurants, antiques, and snow play in winter. Apple season runs from Labor Day to Thanksgiving; site is open year around. 
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The Shire

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Lytle Creek, CA
Welcome to The Shire ! Come and relax in Lytle Creek -Private 5 acre ranch -3 RV sites full hookups and Wi-fi -Tent sites with water, electricity and Wi-fi Hiking, waterfalls, creek swimming, shooting ranges, and OHV trails Walking distance to a Melody’s Market, restaurant and bar We are looking forward to seeing you !
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Chateau Le Blanc

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Murrieta, CA
Welcome to Chateau Le Blanc, where serenity meets natural beauty. Our expansive land features dozens of mature oak trees, enchanting forests, meandering walking trails, a seasonal creek, dazzling starlit skies, and abundant wildlife. It's the perfect oasis to rejuvenate your spirit and reconnect with loved ones. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from local shops and restaurants, and a mere 30-minute drive from the region's renowned wineries, our retreat offers easy access to both modern amenities and rural delights.
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Oak Springs Ranch Campground

27 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Apple Valley, CA
Oak Springs is an 80 acre "off grid" ranch. Oak Springs was originally a stage coach stop for miners during the 1800's. Family owned and operated since 1944. Oak Springs Ranch is known for the breathtaking views, pure water, organic gardens, and friendly family atmosphere. We offer guided tours on horseback to the local hot springs, water caves or take a local ride to learn about the local Native Americans.
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Holistic Health Day Spa & Lodge

8 sites · Lodging, RVs3 acres · Wrightwood, CA
Holistic Health Day Spa & Lodge is located 6,300 ft in the Los Angeles National Forest. This site is located in the breathtaking mountains of Wrightwood, C.A. The property is located on approximately three (3) acres of rural land. Approximately, five (5) miles west is many hiking adventures not to mention zip-line! Fishing is always a relaxing way to start or end your day at our local lake. So come on up to to a relaxing, and fun-filled day and camp out with us ! You just may stay longer than you want! This private space is a large 600 square foot open wall suite. It offers a king size bed, with two additional pull out twin sofa beds. This suite sleeps up to 4 comfortably. We do not exceed four guests. Please message us about our Signature Spa Treatments & Packages! We can also accommodate special themes, business gatherings and presentations. Please message us for details. We have a large back patio with cooking grills, Screen Projector and screen for outdoor theater. We also offer a wide range of Holistic Day Spa Services.
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Forest camping in Southern California guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp! If you're looking to experience the beauty of Southern California's forested terrain, we've got you covered with over 1200 camping options in the area. Whether you prefer a rustic tent site or a cozy cabin, we have something for everyone. Our top campsites, such as Magical Harrison Serenity Ranch (518 reviews), Holcomb Valley Ranch (470 reviews), and Cuyama Oaks Ranch (367 reviews), offer a range of popular amenities like pet-friendly accommodations, toilets, and showers. And with activities like swimming, wind sports, and wildlife watching, you'll have plenty to keep you entertained during your stay. With an average price per night of $55 and options as low as $11, you can find a camping experience that fits your budget. So pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning forests of Southern California!

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