California (CA) Camping

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Camping in California is incredibly diverse from the cool, lush forests of northern California to the sunny beaches and awe-inspiring deserts vistas in the southern part of the state.

Some of the highlights of northern California camping include Redwood, Sequoia, and Yosemite National Parks. Outside the National Parks, the Sierra Nevada mountains offer dozens of alpine campgrounds while Highway 101 is your ticket to secluded coastal campgrounds. Shasta National Forest also offers plenty of camping opportunities from primitive sites to full-service RV parks.

Southern California camping is all about the beaches and the deserts (and the mountains too!). Malibu is popular with campers thanks to its proximity to beaches and the city of Los Angeles. For those looking to get away from it all, Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave desert are just the ticket. Camping is also popular on Catalina Island, along the shores of the Salton Sea, and in Angeles and Los Padres National Forests.
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NameCityRatingState
Whitney Portal Mt. Whitney Ranger District California
Spruce Grove Trail Camp Angeles National Forest California
Yosemite National Park Mariposa California
Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP Weott California
Hendy Woods SP Point Arena California
Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP Big Sur California
Leo Carrillo SP Malibu California
Morro Bay State Park San Luis Obispo California
Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Klamath California
Standish-Hickey SRA Leggett California
Westport-Union Landing SB Leggett California
Black Butte Lake Orland California
Upper Pines Campground Yosemite Valley California
Acton / Los Angeles North Koa Acton California
Butte Lake Mineral California
Grover Hot Springs Sp Markleeville California
Loon Lake California
Richardson Grove Sp Garberville California
Wawona Yosemite National Park California
Westport Beach / N Mendocino Coast Koa Westport California
Yuba Pass Campground Sierraville California
Anthony Chabot Regional Park Castro Valley California
Austin Creek State Recreation Area Guerneville California
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Tahoma California
Chamise Flat Dispersed Camping Kernville California
Sheldon Creek Campground Hopland California
Florence Keller Regional Park Crescent City California
Limekiln SP Big Sur California
Andrew Molera State Park Big Sur California
Tuff White Mountain Ranger District California
Four Jeffrey White Mountain Ranger District California
Big Pine Creek White Mountain Ranger District California
Whitney Portal (group) Mt. Whitney Ranger District California
Monte Cristo Pasadena California
Mount Pacifico Pasadena California
Carpinteria SB Santa Barbara California
McGrath SB Ventura California
Mount San Jacinto SP Palm Springs California
Palomar Mountain State Park Escondido California
Patrick's Point State Park Trinidad California
Pfeiffer Big Sur SP Big Sur California
Refugio State Beach Gaviota California
Burnt Rancheria Campground Pine Valley California
Prado Dam Chino California
Prosser Creek Reservoir Truckee California
Stony Gorge Reservoir Willows California
Escondido Camp Fort Hunter Liggett California
Marion Mountain Campground Idyllwild California
San Mateo Campground San Clemente California
White Tank Campground Joshua Tree California

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