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), White Mountain Ranger District (3), Fresno (3), Yosemite National Park (2)

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

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