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Safeway (Salinas) - Salinas, California3.3
miles
30 votes, average: 3.10 out of 530 votes, average: 3.10 out of 530 votes, average: 3.10 out of 530 votes, average: 3.10 out of 530 votes, average: 3.10 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
Safeway (Prunedale) - Prunedale, California9.1
miles
4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
Casa De Fruita - Hollister, California26.7
miles
4 votes, average: 3.25 out of 54 votes, average: 3.25 out of 54 votes, average: 3.25 out of 54 votes, average: 3.25 out of 54 votes, average: 3.25 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
7 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 out of 57 votes, average: 4.43 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
1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 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
6 votes, average: 3.50 out of 56 votes, average: 3.50 out of 56 votes, average: 3.50 out of 56 votes, average: 3.50 out of 56 votes, average: 3.50 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
47 votes, average: 3.60 out of 547 votes, average: 3.60 out of 547 votes, average: 3.60 out of 547 votes, average: 3.60 out of 547 votes, average: 3.60 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 …
Berkeley Aquatic Park - Berkeley, California89.7
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 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 …
Merced River Recreation Area - Mariposa, California111.3
miles
42 votes, average: 3.05 out of 542 votes, average: 3.05 out of 542 votes, average: 3.05 out of 542 votes, average: 3.05 out of 542 votes, average: 3.05 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
3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 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
17 votes, average: 3.29 out of 517 votes, average: 3.29 out of 517 votes, average: 3.29 out of 517 votes, average: 3.29 out of 517 votes, average: 3.29 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
24 votes, average: 2.71 out of 524 votes, average: 2.71 out of 524 votes, average: 2.71 out of 524 votes, average: 2.71 out of 524 votes, average: 2.71 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
11 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 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 …
Dinky Creek Road - Shaver Lake, California133.7
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
Free boondocking (dry camping) in the tress alongside Dinky Creek Road. This area is packed during the height of the season. Rangers visit regularly and will enforce the 14 day …
Beardley Reservoir - Cold Springs, California137.1
miles
26 votes, average: 2.96 out of 526 votes, average: 2.96 out of 526 votes, average: 2.96 out of 526 votes, average: 2.96 out of 526 votes, average: 2.96 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingPicnic TablesNear Water
Pretty far off of the main path, but it's a quiet secluded lake with lots of campsites scattered around it. Lots of fishing, beautiful scenery. Unless it's a …
Kirch Flat Campground - Sierra National Forest - Clovis, California139.5
miles
27 votes, average: 3.89 out of 527 votes, average: 3.89 out of 527 votes, average: 3.89 out of 527 votes, average: 3.89 out of 527 votes, average: 3.89 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Located along the Kings River on large sandy flat area. Good shade provide by oak and pine trees. Elevation: 1000' Directions: Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until …
North Fork Confluence - Fresno, California140.3
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 ViewingNear Water
Dispersed camping at the confluence of the North Fork Kings River and Kings River. Fishing, camping and whitewater rafting are popular in this area.

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