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 (5), (5), White Mountain Ranger District (3), San Luis Obispo (3), Fresno (3), Kernville (2)

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