Categories: CampingGear

Best Places to Rent Camping Gear in Los Angeles

Venturing into nature is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and recharge your spirits. Seriously, getting outside actually good for your health, and living in Los Angeles, you have some of the most breathtaking scenery right outside your doorstep. Joshua Tree National ParkLos Padres National ForestSequoia National Park—heck, you’ve got a whole lotta natural beauty right in Topanga State Park.

With no shortage of beauty to explore in Southern California, it’s about time you plan your next camping trip. Step 1: Choose your destination. Step 2: Pack your gear and go. If you’re a first-time camper or don’t have all the gear you need for a comfortable night under the stars, there are plenty of rental gear companies in the Los Angeles area that can help you get outside in no time.

Hold up! What should I even be renting? Here’s a handy dandy camping gear checklist.

Lower Gear

Mail order rental company Lower Gear outfits L.A.-area campers with navigation equipment and outdoor supplies. Choose your gear online, and Lower Gear mails your rentals to your home. Newbie campers can learn a lot by reading the informative “How This Works” and “Advice” pages on the company’s website.

(480) 348-8917

Cuyama Badlands Campsites, 2 hours northeast of Los Angeles. Photos by Ezekiel Gonzalez.

Sagewind Farms High Desert Camp, 2.5 hours southeast of Los Angeles in the San Diego Mountains. Photos by Brie Watson.

UCLA Outdoor Adventures Rental Center

If you’re setting out on an excursion, visit UCLA Rec’s Rental Center for bike rentals, parts, and equipment. The shop serves members of the UCLA community, including students, faculty, and Rec members.

2131 John Wooden Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Days and hours vary based on the school calendar
(310) 206-7219

2. Arrive Outdoors

Contact this online company to order outdoor equipment delivered right to your door. They assemble camping sets that contain everything you need for a semi-glamorous outdoor experience, including cookware, soap, a first-aid kit, and even a French press for preparing your morning cup of java and a corkscrew for enjoying a glass of wine around the campfire. Select a camping set for one to six people, and let Arrive take care of the rest. If you prefer, you can handpick individual products to suit your needs.
(213) 559-2482

Desert Mountain Majesty, outside of Joshua Tree National Park. 2 Hours east of Los Angeles. Photos by Ezekiel Gonzalez and Madison Kotack.

El Monte RV Rentals

If you prefer more protection from the elements than a sleeping bag can afford, check out El Monte RV Rentals. Ideal for families, RVs provide all the comforts of home.

1256 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
1-888-337-2228 or (213) 484-1468

Discover camps near Los Angeles

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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