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Camping near Temecula

Grapes, desert mountains, and cool lakes—Temecula wine country has it all.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favorite spot.

Rolling hills, fresh air, and sunny vineyards welcome you to Temecula. Hidden in the heart of Southern California wine country, the Temecula Valley is a hub of outdoor relaxation. When you're not wine tasting at the local wineries, find a peaceful spot for hiking, horseback riding, or fishing. Ready to sleep among the grapevines? Make camp at one of the RV parks, lakeside campgrounds, or local farms. Beach camping is also within reach—the Pacific coast is just a short drive away. Surfing, sunbathing, and swimming are a few ways to enjoy the water. Speaking of water, you find plenty of it right in Temecula. At Lake Skinner Recreation Area, a breezy campground hugs the shore with full hookup sites. Hiking, horseback riding, boating, and fishing are a few ways to enjoy this SoCal oasis. Just be aware it's a no-contact lake—swimming and water skiing are out of the question. Luckily, you can always cool down at the splash pad. Looking for more spots to cast a line? Check out Reflection Lake and Vail Lake. You can also cruise Diamond Valley Lake or explore its onshore trails. If you're craving big adventure, set up camp in Cleveland National Forest. The desert mountain wilderness is a haven of rugged trails and campgrounds. For something a little easier, you can't beat Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. This family-friendly spot boasts hiking trails in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Are you feeling stoked to explore the Temecula Valley? With its great weather, this California treasure sure to steal your heart in any season. Spring through summer is the best time for green, photo-worthy vineyards. If you want to see the grape hauls of the harvest season, camp from August to October.

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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

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All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

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Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Dispose of waste properly
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.
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