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Are you looking for a special kind of campground? Perhaps you are trying to find equestrian group campgrounds or beach camping. Check out the campground guides below to narrow your search.
A list of all the most popular California camping areas, with links to campgrounds in each area.
Recommendations of wonderful California camping spots for families with children.
Coronado to Eureka - find a California campground that looks out on the ocean.
Individual or group campsites designated for people with horses.
An index of more than 500 California campgrounds that rank as the Golden State's best.
More Campgrounds Added to
California's Best Camping
October 8, 2017
More outstanding campgrounds have recently been added to California's Best Camping. Many are in Southern California while others are in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Orange and Riverside Counties
Orange County offers two outstanding campgrounds at county parks - Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park near San Juan Capistrano and O'Neill Park near Mission Viejo.
In western Riverside County look for a number of newly included campgrounds: Orange and Riverside Counties Map
South of Big Bear Lake along Highway 38 are a string of wonderful campgrounds around Barton Flats. Among them find comfortable group camps and a pair of outstanding equestrian camps.
Mountain Home and Northern Sequoia National Forest
East of Porterville and north of Lake Isabella are clusters of wonderful campgrounds. Standing out among them are those at Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest.
read the full article to discover all the newly added campgrounds
California State Parks Launches
a New Reservation System
August 1, 2017
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Huntington Lake Camping
High in the Sierra Nevada
July 6, 2017
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Gold Star - The best of the best campgrounds. Not only are the campgrounds equipped with very good amenities and in beautiful settings, they are close to outstanding recreational opportunities such as natural wonders, waterskiing, beaches, or special attractions.
Green Star - Campgrounds with good facilities and located close to a variety of activities, whether its trails among redwoods, a beach-front location, or a beautiful mountain lake.
Green Triangle - Comfortable campgrounds equipped with basic amenities and near some worthwhile recreational attractions. These are sometimes smaller, more remote campgrounds which, nevertheless, may have exceptional views. Ease of driving access is sometimes a consideration.
Green Dot - Campgrounds we have not included in our reviews, either because much better campgrounds are nearby or because the facilities or available recreation opportunities are negligible.
Everyone is Different
Everyone's interests are different, so a perfect campground for one might be only mediocre for another. Use our symbols as a starting point on your quest to find the best campground for you.