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Safeway (Salinas) - Salinas, California3.3
miles
33 votes, average: 3.06 out of 533 votes, average: 3.06 out of 533 votes, average: 3.06 out of 533 votes, average: 3.06 out of 533 votes, average: 3.06 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
Safeway (Prunedale) - Prunedale, California9.1
miles
5 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
Casa De Fruita - Hollister, California26.7
miles
13 votes, average: 2.69 out of 513 votes, average: 2.69 out of 513 votes, average: 2.69 out of 513 votes, average: 2.69 out of 513 votes, average: 2.69 out of 5 Picnic TablesRestrooms
Fruit Stand, Restaurant, RV Park, Museum and Truck stop with Gas. You can stay overnight with the sleeping trucks in a gravel parking lot. Gas station has bathrooms. Just of …
Nacimiento Dispersed Sites - Big Sur, California47.2
miles
12 votes, average: 3.92 out of 512 votes, average: 3.92 out of 512 votes, average: 3.92 out of 512 votes, average: 3.92 out of 512 votes, average: 3.92 out of 5 Fire Ring
This free campsite was one of a number of free spots along a forest road off Nacimiento Road, which can be reached from the PCH. Our site had some beautiful …
Panoche Hills BLM - firebaugh, California47.4
miles
4 votes, average: 4.25 out of 54 votes, average: 4.25 out of 54 votes, average: 4.25 out of 54 votes, average: 4.25 out of 54 votes, average: 4.25 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsShooting Range
Panoche hills is a blm site in the western portion of californias fresno county. It lies on the eastern slopes of the coastal range. It is easily accessed from interstate …
Naciemento - Fergusson rd - King City, California48.1
miles
15 votes, average: 3.73 out of 515 votes, average: 3.73 out of 515 votes, average: 3.73 out of 515 votes, average: 3.73 out of 515 votes, average: 3.73 out of 5
Free camping – boondocking. No facilities. Los Padres National Forest – Monterey Ranger District. The sites are just a pull outs along a road with spectacular views of the ocean. …
Willow Creek Road Dispersed - Big Sur, California55.2
miles
64 votes, average: 3.58 out of 564 votes, average: 3.58 out of 564 votes, average: 3.58 out of 564 votes, average: 3.58 out of 564 votes, average: 3.58 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water
Free camping - boondocking. No facilities. Los Padres National Forest - Monterey Ranger District. This site is just a pull out along a forestry road. However, the area is just …
Harris Ranch - Coalinga, California83.5
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5 Drinking WaterRestroomsShowers
Boondocking, either in Parking lot of hotel or off to the side of the gas station, in the large dirt patch. You sill see the semis parked there. Free water …
Berkeley Aquatic Park - Berkeley, California89.7
miles
5 votes, average: 2.20 out of 55 votes, average: 2.20 out of 55 votes, average: 2.20 out of 55 votes, average: 2.20 out of 55 votes, average: 2.20 out of 5 Bike TrailsBoatingHiking TrailsWater SkiingBBQ GrillBoat RampDrinking WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsPlaygroundTrash CansNear Water
Street parking on Bancroft and 4th St. Near Aquatic Park in Berkeley, CA. suitable for smaller class C and B. I've seen bigger ones occasionally. Some are there simi-permanent. Disc …
Atascadero (Water Treatment Plant) - Atascadero, California99.5
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsDump Station
On highway 101 midway between San Francisco and Las Angeles. If you're looking for a dump site take the Curbaril turnoff 101. Head east, inland. Turn right after you cross …
Tubbs Island Trailhead - Sonoma, California111.1
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsNear Water
This is only a parking lot near the street, but it seems to be okay to stay overnight. There is heavy traffic on the road. 2 RVs can park here …
Merced River Recreation Area - Mariposa, California111.3
miles
47 votes, average: 3.09 out of 547 votes, average: 3.09 out of 547 votes, average: 3.09 out of 547 votes, average: 3.09 out of 547 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$10/Night Beginning in the high country of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River makes a headlong rush through glacially-carved canyons, rugged mountains and foothills to the San Joaquin Valley. Multiple access …
Jerseydale Campground - jerseydale, California117
miles
5 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Free. 10 sites, 2 pit toilets (4 holes), non-potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, grills, trash service, horse tie-ups. Nice pine forest campground adjacent to a cow pasture. …
San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area - Auberry, California119.7
miles
18 votes, average: 3.17 out of 518 votes, average: 3.17 out of 518 votes, average: 3.17 out of 518 votes, average: 3.17 out of 518 votes, average: 3.17 out of 5 Bike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterHorse CorralRestrooms
Beginning February 1, 2012 the following fee schedule applies to visitors in the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area. Fee Schedule Day Use (per vehicle) $5 Annual Pass $25 Individual Campsite $10 Double/Triple Campsite $15 Equestrian Campsite* $25 Group Campground* $175 Interpretive/Educational …
Lumsden Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California119.8
miles
28 votes, average: 2.79 out of 528 votes, average: 2.79 out of 528 votes, average: 2.79 out of 528 votes, average: 2.79 out of 528 votes, average: 2.79 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation pine and oak forested site on the Tuolumne River one mile from South Fork Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Not recommended for trailers by the Forest Service. Directions: From …
South Fork Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California119.9
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation site near the confluence of the South Fork Tuolumne River and the Tuolumne River one mile from Lumsden Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Elevation: 1500' Directions: From Groveland travel …
Lumsden Bridge Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California120.9
miles
15 votes, average: 3.40 out of 515 votes, average: 3.40 out of 515 votes, average: 3.40 out of 515 votes, average: 3.40 out of 515 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation pine and oak forested site on the Tuolumne River one mile from South Fork Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Elevation: 1500? Directions: From Groveland travel approximately 10 miles …
Indian Flat Put In - Merced River, Sierra National Forest - Mariposa, California121
miles
6 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
This put-in along the Merced River has toilets and tables. While the forest service does not consider it a 'campground', dispersed camping in this area is legal. Take care camping here …
Yosemite Highway Pullout - El Portal, California121.9
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
Large gravel pullout with a little flat section just up the steep backside embankment where we put our tent. stayed 2 nights. Several others camped here but just set the …
El Portal Road - El Portal, California125.4
miles
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
About 2 or 3 miles from the 140 Entrance to Yosemite. Right across from the el portal lodge. Large pull out area. We spent the night there …

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