Camping in California

Camping on the west coast provides numerous advantages and there is no better place to camp than California. With many state parks, national parks and private campgrounds, the state of California has been the favorite travel destination for many campers. No matter what style of camping you enjoy, California offers it.

The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds has a free color brochure available that list over 700 campgrounds and RV resorts throughout the state. Similar information can be obtained on the internet through the National Park Service website, California Park Service and various other public and private company websites.

Camping is available year around in many areas, with hiking and fishing during the warmer months and skiing during the winter months. From the mountains to the deserts to the beaches, the Golden State has a place for you.

Choosing A Campsite:
Each park has its own fees and campsite rules. Camping fees will vary based on the type of campsite and the number of campers.

Beach camping in most popular in the southern section of the state and offers great opportunities for coastal fishing, warm sunny days and clean sandy beaches.

National Parks hold a wide range of activities for campers including scenic forest, mountains, walking and hiking.

State Parks and Recreation Area’s are numerous with over 117 places to explore while visiting California.

Try to choose a camping date and location and reserve a campsite well in advance of your trip.

Parks & Campgrounds

California State Parks

California Campgrounds