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