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. Austin Creek State Recreation AreaGuerneville, California
16. Acton / Los Angeles North KoaActon, California
17. Richardson Grove SpGarberville, California
18. Chamise Flat Dispersed CampingKernville, California
19. Westport Beach / N Mendocino Coast KoaWestport, California
20. Whitney PortalMt. Whitney Ranger District, California
21. Prairie Creek Redwoods SPKlamath, California
22. Black Butte LakeOrland, California
23. Loon Lake, California
24. Yuba Pass CampgroundSierraville, 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. Carpinteria SBSanta Barbara, California
42. Big BendMono Lake Ranger District, California
43. Convict LakeMammoth Ranger District, California
44. Pismo SBSan Luis Obispo, California
45. Alder Creek CampBig Sur, California
46. Angel Island State ParkBelvedere Tiburon, California
47. Big MeadowWhite Mountain Ranger District, California
48. Death Valley National ParkDeath Valley, California
49. Fremont Peak SPHollister, California
50. Wildomar CampgroundLake Elsinore, California
51. Caspers Wilderness ParkSan Juan Capistrano, California
52. Bishop ParkWhite Mountain Ranger District, California
53. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National ParksFresno, California
54. Channel Islands National ParkVentura, California
55. Calaveras Big Trees SPAngels Camp, California
56. Point Mugu SPVentura, California
57. Coyote PointValley Springs, California
58. Crystal Cove Beach CottagesLaguna Beach, California
59. Blue RidgeWrightwood, California
60. Manker FlatsClaremont, California
61. Chilao Recreation AreaLa Canada, California
62. Golden Gate National Recreation AreaSan Francisco, California
63. Lava Beds National MonumentTulelake, California
64. Half Moon Bay SBSan Mateo, California
65. MacKerricher SPFort Bragg, California
66. Manresa SBCastroville, California
67. Montana de Oro SPSan Luis Obispo, California
68. Sonoma Coast SBBodega Bay, California
69. Topanga State ParkMalibu, California
70. Boca ReservoirTruckee, California
71. Lake SonomaHealdsburg, California
72. Stampede ReservoirTruckee, California
73. Millard Trail CampAlta Dena, California
74. Bandido Group CampgroundSan Fernando, California
75. Cerro Alto CamgroundTempleton, California
76. Emigrant Group, California
77. Green ValleyFawnskin, California
78. Liberty Glen (lake Sonoma)Geyserville, California
79. Mount Shasta City KoaMount Shasta City, California
80. Pio PicoJamul, California
81. San Elijo SbCardiff, California
82. San GorgonioAngelus Oaks, California
83. Yellowjacket, California
84. Irvine Regional ParkOrange, California
85. Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn, California
86. Mendocino Woodlands State ParkMendocino, California
87. Redwood National and State ParksDel Norte & Humboldt counties, California
88. Doheny SBSan Juan Capistrano, California
89. Millerton Lake SRAFresno, California
90. Russian Gulch SPFort Bragg, California
91. Upper San Juan CampgroundLake Elsinore, California
92. Pine Flat LakeFresno, California
93. Fairview CampgroundKernville, California
94. Ellery LakeMono Lake Ranger District, California
95. Gould Mesa Trail CampLa Canada, California
96. Fall Creek Trail CampAngeles National Forest, California
97. Devils Postpile National Monumentthe Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, California
98. Joshua Tree National ParkTwentynine Palms, California
99. Santa Monica Mountains National RecreatiThousand Oaks, California
100. Humboldt Redwoods SPWeott, California

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