The Best Campgrounds in California

Most Popular California Campsites

We've ranked the best places to camp in California using our unique campsite popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a campground, the number of people who have camped or wish they could camp at that campground. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite camping sites by submitting a campground review or creating a campground wishlist today!

New! Find the best campgrounds by city:
Big Sur (4), (4), San Luis Obispo (3), Fresno (3), White Mountain Ranger District (3), Yosemite National Park (2)

Rank Campground Location
1. Yosemite National ParkMariposa, California
2. Upper Pines CampgroundYosemite Valley, California
3. Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State ParkTahoma, California
4. Westport-Union Landing SBLeggett, California
5. Leo Carrillo SPMalibu, California
6. Anthony Chabot Regional ParkCastro Valley, California
7. Grizzly Creek Redwoods SPWeott, California
8. Hendy Woods SPPoint Arena, California
9. Morro Bay State ParkSan Luis Obispo, California
10. Spruce Grove Trail CampAngeles National Forest, California
11. Grover Hot Springs SpMarkleeville, California
12. Julia Pfeiffer Burns SPBig Sur, California
13. Austin Creek State Recreation AreaGuerneville, California
14. Acton / Los Angeles North KoaActon, California
15. Richardson Grove SpGarberville, California
16. Chamise Flat Dispersed CampingKernville, California
17. Westport Beach / N Mendocino Coast KoaWestport, California
18. Whitney PortalMt. Whitney Ranger District, California
19. Prairie Creek Redwoods SPKlamath, California
20. Black Butte LakeOrland, California
21. Loon Lake, California
22. Yuba Pass CampgroundSierraville, California
23. Florence Keller Regional ParkCrescent City, California
24. Butte LakeMineral, California
25. WawonaYosemite National Park , California
26. Sheldon Creek CampgroundHopland, California
27. Standish-Hickey SRALeggett, California
28. Andrew Molera State ParkBig Sur, California
29. Limekiln SPBig Sur, California
30. Big Basin Redwoods State ParkBoulder Creek, California
31. Agnew MeadowsMammoth Ranger District, California
32. Prado DamChino, California
33. Lake Perris SRARiverside, California
34. Bridalveil Creek Group And Horse CampYosemite National Park , California
35. Dogwood, California
36. Crane FlatYosemite National Park, California
37. Kirby Cove CampgroundSausalito, California
38. Big Pine CreekWhite Mountain Ranger District, California
39. Carpinteria SBSanta Barbara, California
40. Big BendMono Lake Ranger District, California
41. Convict LakeMammoth Ranger District, California
42. Pismo SBSan Luis Obispo, California
43. Alder Creek CampBig Sur, California
44. Samuel P. Taylor SPLagunitas, California
45. Angel Island State ParkBelvedere Tiburon, California
46. Big MeadowWhite Mountain Ranger District, California
47. Death Valley National ParkDeath Valley, California
48. Fremont Peak SPHollister, California
49. Wildomar CampgroundLake Elsinore, California
50. Caspers Wilderness ParkSan Juan Capistrano, California
51. Bishop ParkWhite Mountain Ranger District, California
52. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National ParksFresno, California
53. Channel Islands National ParkVentura, California
54. Calaveras Big Trees SPAngels Camp, California
55. Point Mugu SPVentura, California
56. Crystal Cove Beach CottagesLaguna Beach, California
57. Blue RidgeWrightwood, California
58. Manker FlatsClaremont, California
59. Chilao Recreation AreaLa Canada, California
60. Golden Gate National Recreation AreaSan Francisco, California
61. Lava Beds National MonumentTulelake, California
62. Half Moon Bay SBSan Mateo, California
63. MacKerricher SPFort Bragg, California
64. Manresa SBCastroville, California
65. Montana de Oro SPSan Luis Obispo, California
66. Sonoma Coast SBBodega Bay, California
67. Boca ReservoirTruckee, California
68. Lake SonomaHealdsburg, California
69. Stampede ReservoirTruckee, California
70. Bandido Group CampgroundSan Fernando, California
71. Emigrant Group, California
72. Green ValleyFawnskin, California
73. Liberty Glen (lake Sonoma)Geyserville, California
74. Mount Shasta City KoaMount Shasta City, California
75. Pio PicoJamul, California
76. San Elijo SbCardiff, California
77. San GorgonioAngelus Oaks, California
78. Yellowjacket, California
79. Irvine Regional ParkOrange, California
80. Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn, California
81. Mendocino Woodlands State ParkMendocino, California
82. Redwood National and State ParksDel Norte & Humboldt counties, California
83. Doheny SBSan Juan Capistrano, California
84. Millerton Lake SRAFresno, California
85. Russian Gulch SPFort Bragg, California
86. Upper San Juan CampgroundLake Elsinore, California
87. Pine Flat LakeFresno, California
88. Fairview CampgroundKernville, California
89. Ellery LakeMono Lake Ranger District, California
90. Gould Mesa Trail CampLa Canada, California
91. Fall Creek Trail CampAngeles National Forest, California
92. Devils Postpile National Monumentthe Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, California
93. Joshua Tree National ParkTwentynine Palms, California
94. Santa Monica Mountains National RecreatiThousand Oaks, California
95. Humboldt Redwoods SPWeott, California
96. McConnell SRAMerced, California
97. Mount Diablo SPWalnut Creek, California
98. Ocotillo Wells SVRASalton City, California
99. Curly Jack CampgroundHappy Camp, California
100. Eastman LakeChowchilla, California


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