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688 Campground and Campsite listings in California

Free CampsiteAdelanto City Park - Adelanto, California

23 votes, average: 2.13 out of 523 votes, average: 2.13 out of 523 votes, average: 2.13 out of 523 votes, average: 2.13 out of 523 votes, average: 2.13 out of 5 Drinking WaterRestrooms

A friendly little town on Highway 395 that allows overnight parking next to the municipal park. There are even restrooms for you to use although they are not very clean. …

Pay CampgroundAerie Crag Campground - June Lake, California

Wildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestrooms

An RV only overflow campground on the June Lake Loop of California's Inyo National Forest. 10 campsites with picnic tables. No water or hookups. Cost $11. Elevation: 7,200' No reservations - …

Pay CampgroundAfton Canyon CG - Dunn, California

16 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 516 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5 OHVHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

$6 per night - 22 sites, first come first serve. Located in the Mojave Desert @ an elevation of 1414' Known locally as "The Grand Canyon of the Mojave" for its dramatic …

Free CampsiteAirport Flat Campground - Pollock Pines, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Location: 23 miles east of Placerville on Highway 50 then 24 miles north on Ice House Road (Forest Road 3), and 3 miles north on Forest Road 33. Sites are …

Free CampsiteAlabama Hills - Lone Pine, California

55 votes, average: 2.95 out of 555 votes, average: 2.95 out of 555 votes, average: 2.95 out of 555 votes, average: 2.95 out of 555 votes, average: 2.95 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsRock ClimbingWildlife Viewing

Free dispersed camping among oh so climbable and out of this world granite boulders. Nestled below the west side of the Sierra mountains. The views of Mount Whitney, the tallest …

Free CampsiteAlabama Hills - Movie Road - Lone Pine, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Bishop District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteAlabama Hills RA - Lone Pine, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Bishop District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteAlder Creek (Alta Sierra) - Kern County, California

Restrooms

11 miles east of Glennville via State Highway 155 and Alder Creek Road (25S04). Paved and dirt road; no water; fishing seasonal. Maximum RV length 20 feet. Please pack out your trash. Not …

Free CampsiteAlder Creek Camp - Big Sur, California

7 votes, average: 2.00 out of 57 votes, average: 2.00 out of 57 votes, average: 2.00 out of 57 votes, average: 2.00 out of 57 votes, average: 2.00 out of 5

Large oak-shaded camp on the banks of Alder Creek. Best suited for tents and small rigs. Directions: Eight miles from Highway 1 on Willow Creek Road (23S01).

Free CampsiteAliso Campground - New Cuyama, California

9 votes, average: 4.11 out of 59 votes, average: 4.11 out of 59 votes, average: 4.11 out of 59 votes, average: 4.11 out of 59 votes, average: 4.11 out of 5 HikingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Nice free campsite to visit a couple hours from wine country, California Oak shaded campground, Recreational Vehicles up to 28 feet. No water. Pit toilet. Directions: Located on Aliso Canyon Road (FS 10N04), …

Free CampsiteAlpine Canyon YP - Lytle Creek, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the San Bernardino National Forest's Cajon Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteAmboy Crater Overflow - Amboy, California

16 votes, average: 2.94 out of 516 votes, average: 2.94 out of 516 votes, average: 2.94 out of 516 votes, average: 2.94 out of 516 votes, average: 2.94 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestrooms

BLM land west of Amboy. A big open paved area. The main parking area is the trailhead to an extinct volcano and is day use only. Two vault toilets, not …

Pay CampgroundAmerican Canyon - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundAmerican Canyon - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteAmerican Girl Mine - Imperial County, California

7 votes, average: 3.57 out of 57 votes, average: 3.57 out of 57 votes, average: 3.57 out of 57 votes, average: 3.57 out of 57 votes, average: 3.57 out of 5 OHV

BLM 14 day camping areas all along Ogilby Road north of I-8. Five miles up from the highway you will cross some railroad tracks and see immediately on the right …

Free CampsiteAmerican House OHV Camp - La Porte, California

OHV

This free campsite is located within the Plumas National Forest's Feather River Ranger District.

Free CampsiteAnnie McCloud - Truckee, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Tahoe National Forest's Truckee Ranger District.

Free CampsiteAnza - Borrego Desert State Park - Sheep Canyon - Borrego Springs, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteAnza Borego Desert - Thermal, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteAnza Borrego PCT Access - Julian, California

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 Hiking

Would make a decent overnight parking spot. Large flat paved area at the junction of 78 and S2 North. No dumping sign. Any sized rig (though there are length restrictions …

Pass or Permit RequiredApple Canyon Road yellow post sites - Mountain Center, California

3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

Just a few miles south of Idyllwild, CA in the San Bernadino National Forest. Very easy to find. A 4x4 should not be needed. Apple Canyon Rd …

Pay CampgroundApplewhite Campground - Lytle Creek, California

67 votes, average: 3.39 out of 567 votes, average: 3.39 out of 567 votes, average: 3.39 out of 567 votes, average: 3.39 out of 567 votes, average: 3.39 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$10.00 for a single unit $15.00 for a double unit Half-price with Senior or Access Cards. Located in three miles north of the Lytle Creek Ranger Station in the San …

Free CampsiteArroyo Salado Primitive Campground - Salton City, California

OHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

This free, primitive camping area is located on HWY S22 near the Northeastern entrance to Anza Borrego Desert State Park (about 19 miles east of the Visitor Center. ). Pit …

Free CampsiteAsh Camp - Big Bend, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's McCloud Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Pay CampgroundAsphan Sno Park - Shingletown, California

This free campsite is located within the Lassen National Forest's Hat Creek Ranger District.

Pass or Permit RequiredAuxiliary Dam Campground at Lake Isabella - Lake Isabella, California

13 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

Dispersed camping on the beach of Lake Isabella. A recreation pass is required. The Interagency or the Sierra one will work. Elevation: 2650. Three toilets (some flush), water (was on …

Free CampsiteAzalea Cove Campground (hike in) - Pollock Pines, California

Tent CampingBoatingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

This is a walk-in, bike-in or boat-in campground.  Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come,first-served basis.

Free CampsiteBaja - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBald Mountain Spring Campground - Mammoth Lakes, California

13 votes, average: 3.85 out of 513 votes, average: 3.85 out of 513 votes, average: 3.85 out of 513 votes, average: 3.85 out of 513 votes, average: 3.85 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free, very lightly used campground in an OHV area near Bald Mountain Spring. Up the road you will find Bald Mountain Lookout Station This is a dispersed camping area. There …

Free CampsiteBalsam Meadows Sno-Park - Big Creek, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteBanshee Canyon - ESSEX, California

2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HikingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire Ring

Good site near Banshee Canyon and the Rings Loop Trail--the first campsite on Wild Horse Canyon road. Water available at the nearby Hole in the Wall campsite.

Pay CampgroundBarrel Springs - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundBates Canyon - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBattle Creek Vista Point - Paynes Creek, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

This will do in a pinch. It's only good for an overnight stop.

Free CampsiteBeans Camp - Happy Camp, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Klamath National Forest's Ukonom Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBear Creek - Angelus Oaks, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the San Bernardino National Forest's San Gorgonio Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteBear Creek Campground - Mendocino NF - Upper Lake, California

53 votes, average: 3.60 out of 553 votes, average: 3.60 out of 553 votes, average: 3.60 out of 553 votes, average: 3.60 out of 553 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 OHVSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Situated near the edge of the Snow Mountain Wilderness area, it's a pretty spot, set beside Bear Creek near its confluence with Blue Slides Creek, with plenty of spacing between …

Free CampsiteBear Lake - Tahoe City, California

This free campsite is located within the Tahoe National Forest's Truckee Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteBear River Casino - Loleta, California

6 votes, average: 3.00 out of 56 votes, average: 3.00 out of 56 votes, average: 3.00 out of 56 votes, average: 3.00 out of 56 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5

Casino Dry camping

Pay CampgroundBear River CG - Colfax, California

112 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5112 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5112 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5112 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5112 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5 FishingSwimmingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

$10/night $2 for each additional vehicle. $1 for each pet $40 to $75 for group sites 23 CAMPSITES AVAILABLE on first come, first served basis*. No reservations are accepted. Most campsites …

Free CampsiteBear Valley Campground - Loyalton, California

4 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 54 votes, average: 2.50 out of 5 OHVHikingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Bear Valley Campground is a remote, small campground in the Tahoe National Forest suitable for RV's. Popular for OHV users. Sparse vegetation. The campground is located six miles east of …

Free CampsiteBeaver Creek Campground - Klamath River, California

38 votes, average: 3.16 out of 538 votes, average: 3.16 out of 538 votes, average: 3.16 out of 538 votes, average: 3.16 out of 538 votes, average: 3.16 out of 5 FishingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Klamath National Forest Operating Days: 150 2,400 elevation. 10 campsites (Total Capacity: 40) next to meadows lush with spring wildflowers. Dirt/Gravel parking, but several nice flat spaces. Pit toilet. The …

Pay CampgroundBelle Campground - Joshua Tree, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Located in Joshua Tree National Park, this campground is popular with the climbing crowd. This $10/night camping area has numerous climbing routes right at the campground. Very scenic. Many of …

Free CampsiteBenner Creek - Chester, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBert's Canyon Roadside Park - Onyx, California

FishingHikingFire RingPicnic Tables

A circular park on the side of the road. Picnic tables and grills are in the center of the circle. No other facilities. Take your everything that you brought with …

Free CampsiteBicentennial Camp - Mill Valley, California

Tent CampingNear Water

One must make a free reservation--call (415) 331-1540 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM--in order to camp (for free) at Bicentennial Campground, which is located in the …

Pass or Permit RequiredBig Bear Yellow Post Sites - Big Bear Lake, California

34 votes, average: 3.47 out of 534 votes, average: 3.47 out of 534 votes, average: 3.47 out of 534 votes, average: 3.47 out of 534 votes, average: 3.47 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

Eight individual campsites in the San Bernardino National Forest. A Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required. First Come/First Serve, No Reservations! Each campsites has one picnic table and one …

Pay CampgroundBig Pine - Old Station, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

Big Pine Campground sites are nestled under the tall pines along scenic Hat Creek. All sites have fire rings and barbeques.Directions:1 mile south of Old Station, 27 miles south of Burney on state …

Free CampsiteBig River BLM - Earp, California

4 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5 OHV

Mesa overlooking Big River,Ca. and Parker, Az

Pass or Permit RequiredBig Rock Campground - Valyermo, California

3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5 BikingHikingHorse TrailsFire RingRestrooms

Nice little camp site that is away from the used and abused Sycamore Flats campground. Just up the road from the Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp (which is a prison work camp), …

Free CampsiteBig Springs Campground - June Lake, California

36 votes, average: 3.17 out of 536 votes, average: 3.17 out of 536 votes, average: 3.17 out of 536 votes, average: 3.17 out of 536 votes, average: 3.17 out of 5 FishingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Free camping in the Inyo National Forest.Located 13 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and 20 miles south from the junction of highway 395 and Tioga Pass (The gateway to Yosemite). …

Free CampsiteBighorn Mountain Wilderness - Barnes Rd - Landers, California

6 votes, average: 2.83 out of 56 votes, average: 2.83 out of 56 votes, average: 2.83 out of 56 votes, average: 2.83 out of 56 votes, average: 2.83 out of 5 OHVWildlife Viewing

Staging area for off road vehicle trails. Large flat open area. No shade. Wind and Dust. No amenities, slightly bumpy gravel road. Visited on a Tuesday, might be crowded on …

Free CampsiteBlack Gulch - Sequoia National Forest - Lake Isabella, California

33 votes, average: 3.58 out of 533 votes, average: 3.58 out of 533 votes, average: 3.58 out of 533 votes, average: 3.58 out of 533 votes, average: 3.58 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingNear Water

Dispersed camping near the Kern River. The section of the Kern River below the Lake Isabella dams to the base of the canyon is known as the Lower Kern. The canyon …

Free CampsiteBlack Mountain BLM - Palo Verde, California

OHVWildlife Viewing

BLM desert land halfway between Blythe and Brawley on highway 78. Isolated and only a few good parking places. Pictures and more info at http://techno-viking.com/posts/black-mountain-road/ Near an …

Pass or Permit RequiredBlack Mountain Yellow Post Sites - Idyllwild, California

16 votes, average: 3.00 out of 516 votes, average: 3.00 out of 516 votes, average: 3.00 out of 516 votes, average: 3.00 out of 516 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HikingFire RingPicnic Tables

Scenic, dispersed camping in a remote area of the San Bernardino National Forest. An Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required. The six sites are suitable for tent camping, car …

Free CampsiteBlack Rock - Red Bluff, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. 4-wheel drive and high clearance recommended.

Pay CampgroundBlack Rock (Patterson Mt) - Auberry, California

This free campsite is located within the Sierra National Forest's High Sierra Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBlackrock Trailhead Golden Trout - Kennedy Meadows, California

5 votes, average: 2.60 out of 55 votes, average: 2.60 out of 55 votes, average: 2.60 out of 55 votes, average: 2.60 out of 55 votes, average: 2.60 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingHorse Corral

Sequoia National Forest. The Blackrock Trailhead is a beautiful and easily accessible gateway into the Golden Trout Wilderness. This trailhead is used for camping, hiking, and staging for backpacking trips …

Free CampsiteBlair Valley - Banner, California

24 votes, average: 3.58 out of 524 votes, average: 3.58 out of 524 votes, average: 3.58 out of 524 votes, average: 3.58 out of 524 votes, average: 3.58 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Blair Valley, in the Anza-Borrego State Park, allows camping on clear places near the dirt roads. No cell phone signals. There are hiking trails, some to archiological sites. Pictures …

Free CampsiteBloody Canyon - Lee Vining, California

This free campsite is located within the Inyo National Forest's Mono Lake Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteBloody Canyon Trailhead Campground - June Lake, California

3 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5 HikingWildlife Viewing

Four free campsites at trail head for Bloody Canyon Trail. No services at all - no water, no toilets, etc. Pets are OK if leashed. Elevation: 8,400' No Reservations - first …

Pay CampgroundBloomfield - Arnold, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This free campsite is located within the Stanislaus National Forest's Calaveras Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteBlue Creek - Humboldt County, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This location is at low elevation.

Free CampsiteBlue Oaks BLM - Clearlake, California

2 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 5 OHVHuntingSwimmingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Small campground in the valley. Signs on the road say the Indian Valley Reservoir campground is permanently closed. This small free BLM campground is about a mile before the dead-end. The …

Pass or Permit RequiredBlue Ridge - Wrightwood, California

BikingHikingFire RingRestrooms

Pretty little Campground on the tippy top of BlueRidge(top of Mountain High ski resort above Wrightwood Ca.).3 miles down bumpy formerly paved road.I saw a short class c and people …

Pass or Permit RequiredBlue Ridge Campground - Azusa, California

Please contact the District Office for additional information.  This area is walk in only during the winter months. 8000-foot elevation.8 campsites Picnicking at nearby Jackson Lake. Hiking access to the Pacific …

Free CampsiteBlythe-Vidal BLM - Vidal, California

HikingWildlife Viewing

Boondocking off of US95 25 miles north of Blythe. More info and pictures at http://techno-viking.com/posts/blythe-vidal/

Free CampsiteBoardman Camp - Covelo, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Mendocino National Forest's Covelo Ranger District. This campsite does nuse a reservation systerm. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteBob's Big Boy - Baker, California

24 votes, average: 2.75 out of 524 votes, average: 2.75 out of 524 votes, average: 2.75 out of 524 votes, average: 2.75 out of 524 votes, average: 2.75 out of 5

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Pay CampgroundBobcat Meadow Campground - Pine Valley, California

17 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

$5/Night for single unit or Adventure Pass/Interagency (ATB, senior, or access) 20 sites (mix of sunny and shaded) in the Corral Canyon OHV Area of the Cleveland National Forest Descanso …

Pay CampgroundBoggs Mountain Demonstration Forest - Clear Lake, California

6 votes, average: 4.00 out of 56 votes, average: 4.00 out of 56 votes, average: 4.00 out of 56 votes, average: 4.00 out of 56 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Horse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingFire Ring

The forest is open year-round for public recreation and is frequently used for camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. There are 22 miles of unimproved roads and more than …

Pay CampgroundBoise Creek - Willow Creek, California

2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BikingBoatingFishingHikingHuntingSwimmingWater SportsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewBoise Creek Campground is nestled between Brush Mountain and Brannan Mountain in northern Californias vast Six Rivers National Forest.The campground sits under a canopy of large Pacific madrone evergreen, Douglas …

Free CampsiteBorax Bill MX Park - California City, California

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 OHVBBQ GrillDrinking WaterDump StationPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

Free boondocking. Pay for hookups. This is a motorcross park full of atvs and dirt bikes. Water, flush toilets, showers, and a nearby refuse station.

Free CampsiteBoron Rest Area - Boron, California

3 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5 Picnic TablesRestrooms

Many RVers have overnighted in this rest area. Located 3.9 miles West of Boron in Kern County. The overnight area is dirt and is beyond the pet area in the …

Pay CampgroundBoulder Basin Campground - Idyllwild, California

15 votes, average: 3.60 out of 515 votes, average: 3.60 out of 515 votes, average: 3.60 out of 515 votes, average: 3.60 out of 515 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing

Located in the San Bernardino National Forest - Campsites are $10/night (1/2 price for ATB access and senior) for up to 8 people and one vehicle. A site must be …

Free CampsiteBowman Campground - Nevada City, California

14 votes, average: 3.00 out of 514 votes, average: 3.00 out of 514 votes, average: 3.00 out of 514 votes, average: 3.00 out of 514 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingBoat RampFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

Bowman Lake Campground is a very remote campground with limited services. Road to access is very rough, rocky, and narrow. Bowman Lake is a large, beautiful lake surrounded by rocky …

Free CampsiteBox Canyon West - Mecca, California

21 votes, average: 3.76 out of 521 votes, average: 3.76 out of 521 votes, average: 3.76 out of 521 votes, average: 3.76 out of 521 votes, average: 3.76 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Lots of room for boondocking all along Box Canyon Rd. Very neat area. We parked in the shade of a cliff. Looks kind of like you are on the moon. …

Free CampsiteBradshaw Trail - Indo, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs-South Coast District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This location is at low elevation. Access is …

Pay CampgroundBrookshire - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBrush Creek Dispersed - Sequoia National Forest - Kernville, California

BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

Fishing Season and Regulations: Brush Creek is located within California Department of Fish and Game’s Sierra District. Fishing within this portion of the Sierra district is open to fishing between …

Free CampsiteBuck Rock Campground - Grant Grove, California

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 HikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

This campground is within the Giant Sequoia National Monument (7600-foot elevation). It has 5 campsites which are convenient to Big Meadow Creek. Trails in the monument wind through giant sequoia …

Pay CampgroundBuck Spring - San Luis Obispo County, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteBuckeye - Bridgeport, California

11 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5 FishingHikingHuntingWildlife Viewing

Distributed camping along Buckeye Road near Buckeye Creek. Pictures and more info at http://techno-viking.com/posts/buckeye/

Pay CampgroundBuckhorn Campground - Pearblossom, California

3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HikingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

A beautiful campground in the Angeles National Forest. Located at 6300 feet elevation has great weather in the summer. 38 campgrounds $12 per night, $6 with senior pass. Lots of …

Free CampsiteBucks Summit Sno Park - Quincy, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Plumas National Forest's Mt. Hough Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Pay CampgroundBurnt Ranch - Burnt Ranch, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

Shasta-Trinity National Forest Directions: Travel west from the Big Bar Ranger, 16 miles to Burnt Ranch. Continue on to the Burnt Ranch Post Office on the south side of 299. Travel ¼ …

Free CampsiteBurt Canyon Trailhead Parking - Bridgeport, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 HikingFire RingNear Water

There is an established campground near here also for $10 per night. Not sure if we were allowed to stay here, but there was a fire ring and a ranger …

Free CampsiteButte Creek - Susanville, California

This free campsite is located within the Lassen National Forest's Eagle Lake Ranger District.

Free CampsiteButte Creek Recreation Area - Chico, California

3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Redding District.

Pay CampgroundButte Meadows - Forest Ranch, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

Developed campground with 13 designated sites.  Maximum of 8 people per site.  Grills and tables provided.

Free CampsiteButtermilk Country - Bishop, California

17 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 517 votes, average: 3.53 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water

Free camping in the Inyo National forest just outside of Bishop, CA. This is a dispersed recreation area, which means that camping is allowed and campfires are permitted with a …

Free CampsiteCabin Flat - Azusa, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Angeles National Forest's San Gabriel River Ranger District.

Free CampsiteCalico Early Man - Newberry Springs, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Barstow District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteCalkins Flat - Kernville, California

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 Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteCalso Camp (Temporarily Closed) - Middletown, California

2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 OHVBikingHikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

This forest was closed due to a fire. Read more: http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/downloads/Boggs%20Mtn/CALFIRE_NEWSRELEASE_BMDSF_NoticeOfIndefiniteClosure_2015.pdf The forest is open year-round for public recreation and is frequently used for camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. There …

Free CampsiteCamino Cove - Raffetto, California

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 BikingBoatingFishingHikingSwimmingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingBoat RampNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

Going east on 50 from Sacramento towards Lake Tahoe. About 16 miles past Placerville there will be a left turn for Icehouse Rd. Turn left, then left on Peagrove. The …

Free CampsiteCamino Cove Campground - Raffetto, California

RV ParkingTent CampingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingNear WaterPets Welcome

Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 32 units. Vault toilets, fire rings. No water, …

Free CampsiteCamp 4 1/2 - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California

11 votes, average: 2.73 out of 511 votes, average: 2.73 out of 511 votes, average: 2.73 out of 511 votes, average: 2.73 out of 511 votes, average: 2.73 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Located along the Kings River on large sandy flat area. Good shade provide by oak and pine trees. Elevation: 1000' Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until it …

Free CampsiteCamp Cady Wildlife Area - Newberry Springs, California

HikingHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Camping is allowed in parking lot at entrance to headquarters and also at the Harvard Road "dove" field. Directions: 20 miles east of Barstow on Mojave River and about 5 miles north …

Free CampsiteCamp Creek CG - Hornbrook, California

34 votes, average: 3.12 out of 534 votes, average: 3.12 out of 534 votes, average: 3.12 out of 534 votes, average: 3.12 out of 534 votes, average: 3.12 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Great Spots, FREE, water, dump station, pit toilet, trash pickup, water access, wild horses, good fishing, paved roads to camp ground.

Free CampsiteCamp Ducky - Big Bend, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's Shasta Lake Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteCampbell Lake - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteCamping World, Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield, California

2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5

Driving directions: Hwy. 99 to Panama Lane, Exit #20. Head West on Panama Lane. Right on Wible Rd. Right on Harris Rd. RV Services Offered: Product Installation …

Free CampsiteCamping World, Rocklin, CA - Rocklin, California

81 votes, average: 3.09 out of 581 votes, average: 3.09 out of 581 votes, average: 3.09 out of 581 votes, average: 3.09 out of 581 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5

Driving directions: Fom I-80 W - Exit Sierra College Blvd, turn Right off exit, turn Left onto Granite Drive. From I-80 E - Exit Rocklin Road, turn Left off exit, turn Right …

Free CampsiteCanyon Creek Campground - Nevada City, California

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 BikingFishingHikingFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

Canyon Creek Campground is located on Canyon Creek in a mixed conifer forest. Very remote campground with limited services. Road is very rough, rocky, and narrow.

Free CampsiteCarrizo Badlands Overlook - Ocotillo, California

5 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 OHVHikingWildlife Viewing

Located in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park this is a signed overlook pull out from the main road. A single track dirt road runs for a half mile or so generally …

Free CampsiteCarson Pass Sno-Park - Kirkwood, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteCasa De Fruita - Hollister, California

27 votes, average: 2.78 out of 527 votes, average: 2.78 out of 527 votes, average: 2.78 out of 527 votes, average: 2.78 out of 527 votes, average: 2.78 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 …

Free CampsiteCasino Morongo - Cabazon, California

8 votes, average: 3.63 out of 58 votes, average: 3.63 out of 58 votes, average: 3.63 out of 58 votes, average: 3.63 out of 58 votes, average: 3.63 out of 5

Free overnight RV parking in designated part of the asphalt lot at a casino. See inside for details. Twenty four lane bowling alley onsite. Day spa. Dump station with water available at …

Free CampsiteCastle Lake Campground - Dunsmuir, California

13 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 5 FishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingRestrooms

This free campground is about 1/4 mile before the castle lake parking lot (and castle lake itself). This small primitive campground nestled in a thick mixed conifer forest approximately ¼ …

Free CampsiteCattle Canyon - La Verne, California

11 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water

Free, dispersed camping along the San Gabriel River in California's Angeles National Forest.

Free CampsiteCedar Camp - Stonyford, California

OHVRestrooms

Located in a timber area of mature fir and pine. Access up Trough Ridge or Little Stony Road is not recommended for trailers.Directions:Located 19 miles southwest of Stonyford on Goat …

Free CampsiteCedar Creek - Wofford Heights, California

Restrooms

4800-foot elevation. 11 campsites, with fishing on Cedar Creek. This high elevation campground is a more rustic and mountainous area. The campground offers picnic tables and restrooms. Unsuitable for trailers. Cedar Creek …

Free CampsiteCedar Pass - Alturas, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Modoc National Forest's Warner Mountain Ranger District.

Free CampsiteCenterville Flat - Alpine County, California

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Free CampsiteChemung Mine - Bridgeport, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Bishop District. This campsite does nuse a reservation systerm. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteCherry Creek - Frazier Park, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Mt. Pinos Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteChico Flat Campground - Kernville, California

5 votes, average: 3.80 out of 55 votes, average: 3.80 out of 55 votes, average: 3.80 out of 55 votes, average: 3.80 out of 55 votes, average: 3.80 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestroomsTrash Cans

Free dispersed camping on Upper Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest. Camping and campfires (fire permit required) within 25 feet of the water's edge is prohibited due to the …

Free CampsiteChimney Creek Campground - Inyokern, California

HikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Free camping in California. BLM. 32 sites. Nestled in a wooded setting at 5,700 feet in elevation. There is plenty of room to spread out, even on holiday weekends. During …

Free CampsiteChiriaco Summit - Chiriaco Summit, California

13 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 513 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5

A free dry camping area behind the General Patton Museum. No facilities at campsites. Fuel, gift shop, post office, mini-mart, and restaurant nearby. Check out the website for more services …

Free CampsiteClark's Ranch Yellow Post Campsite - Big Bear Lake, California

17 votes, average: 3.47 out of 517 votes, average: 3.47 out of 517 votes, average: 3.47 out of 517 votes, average: 3.47 out of 517 votes, average: 3.47 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire Ring

This free campsite is a yellow post site in the San Bernardino National Forest. There is only one campsite. It has a fire ring and nothing else. It offers an …

Free CampsiteCleghorn Bar OHV - Laporte, California

OHVRestrooms

Four dispersed units - first come first serve. No water, pit toilets only. No garbage collection, pack in/outDirections:13 miles north of La Porte.  Turn off La Porte Rd. just north …

Pay CampgroundClifford Kamph Co - Smith River, California

This location is at low elevation.

Free CampsiteCoalinga Dispersed - Coalinga, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Hollister District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. The marker is in a general …

Pay CampgroundColdbrook Campground - Azusa, California

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

Campground open all year round. I passed by and talk to the camp ground manager. I didn't stay. I think he said 5 per night. No …

Free CampsiteCole Creek Area - W of Kirkwood, California

77 votes, average: 3.26 out of 577 votes, average: 3.26 out of 577 votes, average: 3.26 out of 577 votes, average: 3.26 out of 577 votes, average: 3.26 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsHuntingSwimmingWildlife Viewing

From Hwy 88, south to Bear River Res., over dam and follow Cole Creek Rd. GPS location 52.05249047600099,-117.0703125 All free area.

Pay CampgroundColson - Santa Maria, California

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundColusa County Fairgrounds - Colusa, California

Drinking WaterDump StationRestroomsShowers

This location is at low elevation.

Pay CampgroundColusa County Fairgrounds - Colusa, California

Drinking WaterDump StationRestroomsShowers

This location is at low elevation.

Free CampsiteCommerce Ct - Murrieta, California

Great Place for truckers, RVs and travelers. Authorities Ok with overnights... Editor's Note: I would contact the local police department and ask before staying here. It looks really close to homes …

Free CampsiteConklin Park Campground - Portola, California

This nine unit campground is located approximately eight miles northwest of Frenchman Lake.  This is a quiet campground situated along a small creek.Vault toilets, tables, fire rings and food lockers …

Free CampsiteConvict Flat - King's Canyon National Park, California

6 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5 Fire RingPicnic Tables

Here is a way to get free camping when you go visit King's Canyon National Park! Enter the park after dark when the kiosk is closed, so you don't …

Pass or Permit RequiredCoon Creek Yellow Post Campsites - Big Bear Lake, California

14 votes, average: 2.86 out of 514 votes, average: 2.86 out of 514 votes, average: 2.86 out of 514 votes, average: 2.86 out of 514 votes, average: 2.86 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

Nineteen marked dispersed campsites in the San Bernardino National Forest. An Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required to use these sites. Each campsite will be available on a first-come-first-serve …

Pay CampgroundCorn Springs Campground - Desert Center, California

19 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Camping Fee: $6/night Nine camp sites including one group site is available with tables, grills, potable water, and shade ramadas. Handicap accessible vaulted toilets are also available in this campground. The …

Pay CampgroundCorral Canyon Campground - Cleveland NF - Pine Valley, California

8 votes, average: 3.50 out of 58 votes, average: 3.50 out of 58 votes, average: 3.50 out of 58 votes, average: 3.50 out of 58 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 OHVHikingDrinking WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$5/night OR an Adventure pass OR an Interagency pass (America the Beautiful). 20 site OHV campground in the Cleveland National Forest. Some day hikes in the area. Picnic tables, drinking water …

Pay CampgroundCorvina Beach - Salton, California

22 votes, average: 2.82 out of 522 votes, average: 2.82 out of 522 votes, average: 2.82 out of 522 votes, average: 2.82 out of 522 votes, average: 2.82 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingWildlife ViewingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$10/night under 62yrs old $8/night seniors On the beach camping. Toilets, recycling containers, picnic tables, water spigot (not at campsites), trash cans, and fishing. Pay Showers and dump station located at Headquarters …

Free CampsiteCoso Junction Ranch Store - Olancha, California

36 votes, average: 3.28 out of 536 votes, average: 3.28 out of 536 votes, average: 3.28 out of 536 votes, average: 3.28 out of 536 votes, average: 3.28 out of 5

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Pay CampgroundCottonwood - San Diego County, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteCottonwood - Frazier Park, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Mt. Pinos Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Pass or Permit RequiredCottonwood Campground - Lake Hughes, California

52 votes, average: 3.19 out of 552 votes, average: 3.19 out of 552 votes, average: 3.19 out of 552 votes, average: 3.19 out of 552 votes, average: 3.19 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

A nice little campground in the Angeles National Forest. No extra charge beond the Adventure pass or America the Beutiful pass you would need to park. 22 campsites. Reservations not accepted. 2,600-foot …

Free CampsiteCottonwood Flat - Canby, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Modoc National Forest's Devils Garden Ranger District. This campsite does nuse a reservation systerm. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteCougar Buttes - Johnson Valley OHV - Lucerne Valley, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVHikingWildlife ViewingPets WelcomeRestrooms

Camprock road North to Granite road. Go east. Start looking for a spot. There are a couple of pit toilets in the area. Very popular with …

Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Buckhorn - Ukiah, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District.

Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Bushy - Ukiah, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Mayacmas - Ukiah, California

BikingHikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillRestrooms

This free, primitive recreation site is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. It has 6 campsites, barbecue grates, pit toilets. There is no potable water. Access roads into …

Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Sheldon Creek - Hopland, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingOHVWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Named for the longhorn cattle that once roamed wild, the 52,000-acre Cow Mountain Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The terrain is rugged, consisting mostly of steep, chaparral-covered …

Free CampsiteCowboy Camp Horse Campground - Clearlake Oaks, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingBikingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

BLM campground located along Highway 16, one mile south of Highway 20. This is a very basic campground, with only two restrooms and flat areas to camp. The Cowboy Camp trailhead …

Free CampsiteCoyote Flat - Bishop, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Inyo National Forest's White Mountain Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation …

Free CampsiteCoyote Meadows - Pinecrest, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Summit Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteCrooked Meadows Campground - Mammoth Lakes, California

7 votes, average: 2.86 out of 57 votes, average: 2.86 out of 57 votes, average: 2.86 out of 57 votes, average: 2.86 out of 57 votes, average: 2.86 out of 5 Picnic Tables

Free, primitive camping out in the boondocks. Moderate-high use campground with at least two obvious sites, toilet facilities, signs, and fire rings. Campground at end of Route 01S17B at the …

Pay CampgroundCrossroads Campground BLM - Earp, California

12 votes, average: 3.25 out of 512 votes, average: 3.25 out of 512 votes, average: 3.25 out of 512 votes, average: 3.25 out of 512 votes, average: 3.25 out of 5 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Located along the Colorado River, the campground has 12 undeveloped campsites with picnic tables. Pit toilets are provided. This less developed camping area has a $5 use fee, …

Pay CampgroundCrowley Lake Campground BLM LTVA - Crowley Lake, California

8 votes, average: 2.63 out of 58 votes, average: 2.63 out of 58 votes, average: 2.63 out of 58 votes, average: 2.63 out of 58 votes, average: 2.63 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

47 RV/tent sites, pull through trailer spaces. First Come, First Served, No reservations accepted. $5.00/night per site, Long Term Visitor Area permits accepted. 4 Vault Toilets. RV Dump Station. Campground Host …

Free CampsiteCrystal Springs Safety Roadside Rest Area - NB - Burlingame, California

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

Allowed to stay up to 8 hours in any 24 hour period, but almost impossible to find a parking space!

Free CampsiteCulp Valley Primitive Campground - Ranchita, California

22 votes, average: 3.23 out of 522 votes, average: 3.23 out of 522 votes, average: 3.23 out of 522 votes, average: 3.23 out of 522 votes, average: 3.23 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free, primitive camping just inside the west entrance of Aza Borrego Desert State Park. Pit toilet, no water, several open camp areas. At 3,300ft. A great area for early …

Free CampsiteDan's Place - Lassen County, California

This free campsite is located within the Modoc National Forest's Big Valley Ranger District.

Free CampsiteDavies Creek - Sierra County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Tahoe National Forest's Truckee Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteDavis - Bakersfield, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Pay CampgroundDavy Brown - Los Olivos, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteDeath Valley NP - Emigrant - Death Valley, California

2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 Drinking WaterRestrooms

Season: All Year Elevation: 2100 feet Fee: Free Sites: 10 Water: Yes Tables: Yes Fire Pits: No Toilets: Flush RV Hookups: No Dump Station: No

Free CampsiteDeath Valley NP - Lee Flat - Inyo County, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

This is a free dispersed campsite. No reservations. First come, first served.

Pay CampgroundDeath Valley NP - Mesquite Spring - Furnace Creek, California

Drinking WaterDump StationRestrooms

 Season: All Year Elevation: 1800 feet Fee: $12 Sites: 40 Water: Yes Tables: Yes Fire Pits: Yes Toilets: Flush RV Hookups: No Dump Station: Yes

Pay CampgroundDeath Valley NP - Stove Pipe Wells - Inyo County, California

Drinking WaterDump Station

 Season: Mid September to mid May Elevation: Sea Level Fee: $12 Sites 190 Water: Yes Tables: Some Fire Pits: Some Toilets: Flush RV Hookups: No Dump Station: Yes

Free CampsiteDeath Valley NP - Teakettle Jct - Inyo County, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteDeath Valley NP - Wildrose - Inyo County, California

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 Drinking WaterRestrooms

 Season: All Year Elevation: 4100 feet Fee: Free Sites: 23 Water: Yes Tables: Yes Fire Pits: Yes Toilets: Vault RV Hookups: No Dump Station: No

Pay CampgroundDeer Valley - Upper Lake, California

OHVRestrooms

Open year round. Dry camp, bring water. No garbage service provided.Directions:Located 12 miles north of Upper Lake on County Road 301 (Forest Road M-1), and 4 miles east on Forest …

Free CampsiteDesert View - Cleveland National Forest - Mt Laguna, California

11 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

A few spurs provide free, dispersed camping along this rough, dirt road in the Cleveland National Forest outside of Mt Laguna, CA. This road looks like it can get real rough. …

Free CampsiteDiamond Jim's Casino - Rosamond, California

RV ParkingRestrooms

Large dirt lot behind casino is free for truckers and RVs. Restaurant and rest rooms in the casino. Friendly welcome. No pressure to eat or play. Friendly Blackjack table paid for dinner and …

Free CampsiteDiamond Mountain Casino - Susanville, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5

Casino in Susanville.

Free CampsiteDinky Creek Road - Shaver Lake, California

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 …

Free CampsiteDivide Lake - Hoopa, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Six Rivers National Forest's Orleans Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteDodge Reservoir - Susanville, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake District.

Free CampsiteDog Valley - Verdi, California

43 votes, average: 3.60 out of 543 votes, average: 3.60 out of 543 votes, average: 3.60 out of 543 votes, average: 3.60 out of 543 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

A secluded little valley just west of Verdi, Nevada on the California side of the State line in Sierra County. Easy access during the late spring, summer, and early fall …

Free CampsiteDominguez - Piru, California

5 votes, average: 2.80 out of 55 votes, average: 2.80 out of 55 votes, average: 2.80 out of 55 votes, average: 2.80 out of 55 votes, average: 2.80 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Ojai Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteDon Victor - Santa Barbara County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteDonner Summit Sno-Park - Soda Springs, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does nuse a reservation systerm. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Pay CampgroundDouglas City - Douglas City, California

Drinking Water

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Redding District.

Free CampsiteDove Springs OHV - Mohave, California

OHVWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ridgecrest District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Pass or Permit RequiredDumont Dunes OHV Area - Baker, California

7 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 OHV

The camping area is directly off of highway 127. One mile south of Dumount Dunes Rd in the Little Dunes camping area. THere isn't a charge for camping but every …

Pay CampgroundDusty - Burney, California

FishingRestrooms

Campground on the north shore of Lake Britton where the Pit River enters. Shaded oak and pine sites. All sites have fire pits.  Managed by PG&E.Directions:13 miles north of Burney. Take Hwy 299 …

Pay CampgroundDutchman - Maricopa, California

Jeffery Pine shaded camp. Dirt road, recommend high clearance vehicle.Directions:Alamo Loop road (FS 7N01), approximately six miles south of the Gold Hill area, and two miles west of Alamo Loop …

Free CampsiteEagle Lake BLM - primitive - Susanville, California

2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingWildlife Viewing

Dispersed camping by Eagle Lake, CA. The east side of Rocky Point has nice water views and is quiet. Continue along the side of the lake to the …

Free CampsiteEagle Meadow Horse Camp - Pinecrest, California

Horse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Summit Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Free Campsiteeagles meadows - Bridgeport, California

3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HuntingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingNear Water

Secluded with no amenities.

Free CampsiteEast Bayshore Road - Redwood City, California

Free parking along East Bayshore Road near Trailer Villa RV Park and Ideal RV and Trailer Supply. Unofficial. Park at your own risk

Free CampsiteEast Creek Horse Camp - Likely, California

HikingHorse TrailsDrinking WaterRestrooms

Patterson Campground is located on the southern end of the South Warner Wilderness area.  This is an ideal site to begin one's hike of the Summit Trail. Patterson is a family camp …

Free CampsiteEast Eagle Lake - Susanville, California

Wildlife Viewing

North Eagle Campground is 30 miles north of Susanville on Highway 139 and a half-mile west on Lassen County Road A-1. It is open mid May to the end of …

Free CampsiteEast Jenks Lake RD E San Bernardino National Forest - Angelus Oaks, California

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 OHVBikingHikingWildlife Viewing

This is off the 38 about a 1/2 mile on East Jinks Lake RD E. Look for the dirt road on the left. There are two sections an upper and …

Free CampsiteEast Nicolaus - Rio Oso, California

Not an official campsite. Old intersection of Hwy 70 and Cornelius Ave. The asphalt is cracked but still viable. There are several trees with a large grassy area. Be aware …

Pass or Permit RequiredEl Mirage Dry Lake OHV Area - Adelanto, California

OHVHikingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Each vehicle driven into El Mirage Dry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area will be required to have a special recreation permit. $15/day; $30/week; $90/season Permits will be available for sale …

Free CampsiteEl Portal Road - El Portal, California

2 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 out of 52 votes, average: 2.00 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 …

Free CampsiteElliot Mine Area - Ocotillo, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteElliot Mine Area - Ocotillo, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteEnoch christofferson rest area - Turlock, California

RV Parking

Another good restaurants area to stay at. California allows you to stay for 8 hours at any rest area. We stayed closer to 12 hours but we have a stealthy …

Free CampsiteEtna City - Etna, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Restrooms

Camping within a Etna city managed park.

Free CampsiteEvans Flat - Bakersfield, California

Horse TrailsRestrooms

6100-foot elevation. 20 campsites with fenced pastures and corrals for horses. A network of roads and trails covers the area. Access from Rancheria Rd. in the Greenhorn Mtns. Fenced pasture, …

Free CampsiteFaith Valley - Markleeville, California

7 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 5 OHVBikingFishingHikingHorse TrailsHuntingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingNear Water

Free, dispersed camping in a beautiful valley. No water, dump station or toilets. Pack it in, pack it out, come prepared.

Free CampsiteFeather Falls Campground - Oroville, California

11 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 HikingDrinking WaterFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

Five developed units. First come first serve. There are now 2 bear proof trash bins at the trail head. If these become too full, please pack your trash …

Free CampsiteFee Reservoir - Fort Bidwell, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Surprise District.

Free CampsiteFergusen Lake BLM - Picacho, California

10 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingHuntingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampNear Water

Free. There is a large wash on the right before you reach the lake. There is plenty of camping for any sized rig there. There are two vehicle accessible campsites …

Pay CampgroundFern Basin Campground - Idyllwild, California

4 votes, average: 3.00 out of 54 votes, average: 3.00 out of 54 votes, average: 3.00 out of 54 votes, average: 3.00 out of 54 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Fire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Camping at an elevation of 6300' in the San Bernardino National Forest near Idyllwild. These forested campsites are $10/night. ATB Senior and Access pass holders get 1/2 price camping. Each …

Pay CampgroundFigueroa - Santa Ynez, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteFinney Lake - Rockwood, California

4 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 54 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 FishingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

Free dry Boondocamping in Finney-Ramer Unit of Imperial Wildlife Area. Pit toilet, vandalized portajohns, trash barrels, stone fire rings. Bird watching. Feedlot stench if the wind is blowing in the …

Free CampsiteFish Creek - Borrego, California

10 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 510 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsFire RingRestrooms

Much of Anza-Borrego is free camping but you can't hold a fire unless you bring your own metal bottomed container. This is the only site within the Nation's largest desert …

Pay CampgroundFish Lake - Orleans, California

BikingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewFish Lake Campground lies on the shore of its namesake at the northwestern edge of Six Rivers National Forest. Lily pads thrive on the lake, and Douglas fir and cedar …

Pay CampgroundFlorence Keller County - Crescent City, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 Drinking WaterRestrooms

This location is at low elevation.

Free CampsiteFlying J Shafter/Bakersfield - Bakersfield, California

4 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 54 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5 Drinking WaterDump StationPay PhoneRestrooms

Limited parking for RVs but two or three can parallel park near the picnic area. Smaller RVs could presumably take up two spots in the fast food parking area. The …

Free CampsiteForest Road 44N Dispersed Camping - Tulelake, California

A network of dirt roads run through this flat, lightly treed section of Modoc NF. We didn't see any previously used campsites so we just pulled off of the …

Free CampsiteForestdale Creek - Markleeville, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Carson Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteFort Sage OHVA - Doyle, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVWildlife ViewingPets WelcomeRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake District. Camping is allowed throughout the recreation area. The trailheads afford level parking, however no developed campsites are provided. …

Pay CampgroundFossil Falls Campground - Inyokern, California

19 votes, average: 3.84 out of 519 votes, average: 3.84 out of 519 votes, average: 3.84 out of 519 votes, average: 3.84 out of 519 votes, average: 3.84 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Camping for $6/night within walking distance of the beautiful Fossil Falls. It is only about mile off of Highway 395. The Fossil Falls Campground has 11 sites (about 5 are …

Pay CampgroundFour Trees Sno Park - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Plumas National Forest's Feather River Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteFR 42N15 - Weed, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's Mt. Shasta Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteFredonyer Sno-Park - Susanville, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Eagle Lake Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteFreeman Junction - Inyokern, California

Just an open area on the side of the road that's suitable for an overnight parking. It's right near the corner of highway 14 and highway 178 so traffic noise …

Pay CampgroundFriis - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteFrog Meadow - California Hot Springs, California

BikingHikingHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

OverviewFrog Meadow Guard Station sits at a meadows edge at an elevation of 7,760 feet in the heart of the the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. The cabin …

Free CampsiteFrog Pond - Happy Camp, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Klamath National Forest's Ukonom Ranger District.

Free CampsiteGarcia River Casino - Point Arena, California

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 RV ParkingADA accessible

Free Overnight Parking for RV's cross the street from the casino Big Rigs OK check in with security very nice folks thy will point cameras at RV area for …

Free CampsiteGaviota southbound rest area - Goleta, California

I know rest areas aren't the ideal area to stay but this area of the country doesn't have as many places to stay near the coast. We stayed here …

Free CampsiteGene Autry Lane - Lone Pine, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Camping on Gene Autry Lane next to McDonald's. Next to a skate/bike park with free Main Street WiFi and McDonald's WiFi. Lots of big streets where to can find overnight …

Free CampsiteGeorges Valley TH - Mad River, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Mendocino National Forest's Covelo Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Pay CampgroundGlacier View Campground - Big Pine, California

10 votes, average: 3.80 out of 510 votes, average: 3.80 out of 510 votes, average: 3.80 out of 510 votes, average: 3.80 out of 510 votes, average: 3.80 out of 5 Drinking WaterElectricityFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsShowers

The campground includes showers, campsites with water and electrical hook-ups available for $17 - dry sites are $12. Camping spaces available for larger RV's. No dump station available. Great bas camp …

Free CampsiteGlamis Dispersed - Brawley, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteGlass Creek Campground - June Lake, California

17 votes, average: 3.65 out of 517 votes, average: 3.65 out of 517 votes, average: 3.65 out of 517 votes, average: 3.65 out of 517 votes, average: 3.65 out of 5 OHVWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

A free campground. Primitive/dry camping with no amenities. This is a heavily used campground with a small creek running along side it. There is a camphost on site. Elevation 7600 …

Free CampsiteGlenn Camp Campground (hike in) - Azusa, California

Tent CampingBikingFishingHikingHuntingWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillFire RingNear WaterPets WelcomeRestrooms

Elevation: 2,000', 10 Sites Open. Facilities are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs. Walk or bike in only, except for physically challenged groups who may obtain a permit to drive to …

Free CampsiteGoat Meadow Snow Play Mountain - Fish Camp, California

2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteGobblers Knob YP - Lytle Creek, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the San Bernardino National Forest's Cajon Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteGold Lake 4x4 Campground - Graeagle, California

13 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 5 BikingHorse TrailsWater SportsWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

The Gold Lake 4x4 Campground is located in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Located nine miles southwest of Graeagle, California, this recreation area has special geological features. There is breathtaking …

Free CampsiteGoldfield Campground - Trinity Center, California

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

Located off of State Hwy 3 on Coffee Creek Road. this campground offers picnic tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. There is no piped water. Directions:From Weaverville, take Hwy 3 north …

Pay CampgroundGoodale Creek BLM LTVA - Aberdeen, California

FishingHikingHuntingSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

$5.00/night per site, Long Term Visitor Area permits accepted. First Come, First Served, No reservations accepted. 62 RV/tent sites, pull through trailer spaces. Drinking Water available from opening to October 31st. …

Free CampsiteGoosenest TH - Montague, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Klamath National Forest's Goosenest Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteGoumaz - Susanville, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

Goumaz campground is between Highway 36 and 44 at the South end of Eagle Lake. There are 5 campsites located along Susan River and adjacent to the Bizz Johnson Trail. This …

Pay CampgroundGrandview Campground - Big Pine, California

24 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Grandview campground is located just outside the boundary for the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and is a popular overnight spot for hikers planning to climb White Mountain. A maintenance donation of …

Free CampsiteGranite Creek Campground - Madera County, California

Tent CampingOHVFishingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingHorse CorralNear WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Located along Granite Creek, Granite Creek Campground has two loops containing 20 campsites. Fir trees provide a good amount of shade at campsites. Horses are not permited in the lower …

Free CampsiteGrapevine Canyon Road Boondocking - Borrego Springs, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Sandy road. Looked like a flash flood area/wash. Didn't go very far in and explore. No verizon signal/internet. Only saw a couple of spots for small rigs or car campers.

Pay CampgroundGrassy Flat - Gasquet, California

BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewGrassy Flat Campground borders Californias northern Redwood Highway in the expansive Six Rivers National Forest. This shady campground provides ample sightseeing and recreation opportunities and is just steps away from …

Pay CampgroundGrassy Flat - Gasquet, California

BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewGrassy Flat Campground borders Californias northern Redwood Highway in the expansive Six Rivers National Forest. This shady campground provides ample sightseeing and recreation opportunities and is just steps away from …

Free CampsiteGravel Flat Campground - Sierra National Forest - Clovis, California

2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Located along north side of the Kings River on a large sandy flat area. No Shade. Elevation: 1000' Directions: Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until it turns into Trimmer …

Free CampsiteGriswold Hills - Paicines, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Hollister District. This campsite does nuse a reservation systerm. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteGrizzly Flat Dispersed - Mendocino County, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Mendocino National Forest's Covelo Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteGrouse Meadow - Miramonte, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Hume Lake Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteGrouse Ridge Campground - Nevada City, California

5 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 55 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 Restrooms

Grouse Ridge Campground is located at the top of Grouse Ridge, spectacular vistas of granitic boulders, many alpine lakes, scattered pines, and wildflowers in the summer. Often late opening due …

Free CampsiteGroves Prairie - Arcata, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Six Rivers National Forest's Lower Trinity Ranger District.

Pass or Permit RequiredGuffy Campground - Wrightwood, California

This is above Wrightwood California on the Blue Ridge truck trail 3 miles past Blue Ridge CG.Road off Highway 2 right across from Inspiration point. Please call the District Office at …

Free CampsiteH. Dana Bower Rest Area (Vista Point) - Sausalito, California

14 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 5 Pay PhonePicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

Great view on the Golden Gate Bridge. Safe place but wit a bit of traffic noise and lots of tourists taking pictures even late at night. According to http://beamalarm.com/Documents/state-rest_stop_policies.html you are allowed …

Free CampsiteHaiwee Canyon Road - Olancha, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Follow Haiwee Canyon Road until it dead ends, there is a turn around there. Better to follow it all the way in, turn around and park where you want along …

Pay CampgroundHalfmoon - Frazier Park, California

Restrooms

Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.Directions:Take the Grade Valley-Mutau Road (FS 7N03) to the end of the road, approximately …

Pay CampgroundHalfmoon - Frazier Park, California

Restrooms

Jeffery Pine shaded camp near creek. Dirt road to camp normally accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicle.Directions:Take the Grade Valley-Mutau Road (FS 7N03) to the end of the road, approximately …

Free CampsiteHammill Canyon Horse Camp - Pinecrest, California

Horse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Summit Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteHanning Flat - Weldon, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteHappy Camp - Arcata, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Six Rivers National Forest's Lower Trinity Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteHarden Flat Road Dispersed - Groveland, California

2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Pay CampgroundHardluck - Maricopa, California

HikingRestrooms

Spectacular views of the surrounding environment are awarded the hardy outdoor enthusiast. On this trail, steep canyons, dense stands of big cone douglas fir and rugged peaks await the visitor. …

Free CampsiteHarrah Rincon Casino - Valley Center, California

Overnight parking for RV's Free in a specified parking area! Blacktop boondocking in a casino parking lot.

Free CampsiteHarris Ranch - Coalinga, California

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 …

Free CampsiteHartley Springs Campground - June Lake, California

25 votes, average: 3.44 out of 525 votes, average: 3.44 out of 525 votes, average: 3.44 out of 525 votes, average: 3.44 out of 525 votes, average: 3.44 out of 5 OHVFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Free, primitive campground in the Inyo National Forest near Mono Lake, South of Yosemite and North of Mammoth Lakes. Elevation 8400 feet. 20 sites. Sites will accommodate a 45 foot …

Free CampsiteHat Creek Rim Viewpoint - Hat Creek, California

7 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 57 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Viewpoint with views of Hat Creek, Mt Lassen, Mt Shasta, etc. Pictures and more info at http://techno-viking.com/posts/hat-creek-rim/

Free CampsiteHawk Campground - Sausalito, California

Tent Camping

One must reserve a site--by calling (415) 331-1540 between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM--in order to stay at Hawk Campground (up to three registered nights per year).

Pay CampgroundHawkins Landing - Big Bend, California

Deadlun Campground is located at Iron Canyon Reservoir, a beautiful 500 acre lake located in a mountainous area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at an elevation of 2,665 feet. With …

Free CampsiteHaystack Mountain - Lone Pine, California

From Lone Pine head north on Hwy 395 and turn right on Lone Pine Narrow Gauge Road. Drive 3.3 miles then turn right on Owenyo Lone Pine Road. Head southeast …

Free CampsiteHeart of Mojave Dispersed Campsite - Amboy, California

RV ParkingTent CampingWildlife ViewingFire Ring

A large spot far a good distance from the Interstate. Access is easy via a paved road. Great for an overnight. If you want to stay longer consider going into …

Free CampsiteHelendale Road BLM - Helendale, California

8 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 58 votes, average: 3.38 out of 5

Boondocking in the high desert near a well-maintained dirt road. Pictures and more details at http://techno-viking.com/posts/helendale/

Free CampsiteHermit Valley - Bear Valley, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Stanislaus National Forest's Calaveras Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteHermit's Hole - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California

BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

Free Camping on the King's River in the Sequoia National Forest. Fire permits are required. No garbage service, pack out what you bring in.

Pay CampgroundHi Mountain - Arroyo Grande, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundHidden Valley Campground - Twentynine Palms, California

Camping amongst large boulders and famed Joshua Trees at Joshua Tree National Park. It's very scenic with a prehistoric feel. This campground is a popular spot for hikers and climbers. …

Pay CampgroundHighland Lakes - Arnold, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Stanislaus National Forest's Calaveras Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteHighway 108 Sno-Park - Pinecrest, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteHighway 58 Roadside Pulloff - Rialto, California

Large open area on the side of the road large enough to handle 100 rigs. Not quiet.

Pay CampgroundHole In The Ground - Mineral, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

True to its name, Hole-in-the-Ground is tucked away in a steep, tree-covered draw alongside Mill Creek. A developed campground with 13 designated sites, there is a maximum of 8 people per site at this campground.  …

Pay CampgroundHole-in-the-Wall Campground - Kelso, California

RV ParkingTent CampingHikingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

A designated campground in Mojave National Preserve Facilities Pit toilets, trash receptacles, potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station; no utility hookups. Firewood is not available in the park. Fees $12 per site …

Free CampsiteHoney lake Rest Area - Milford, California

5 votes, average: 3.00 out of 55 votes, average: 3.00 out of 55 votes, average: 3.00 out of 55 votes, average: 3.00 out of 55 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Drinking WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Nice, quiet, well lit rest area located 7.7 miles north of of Milford California on U.S.395. Good boondock alternative to the Walmart and the Casino in Susanville.

Pay CampgroundHoneydew Creek CG - Honeydew, California

10 votes, average: 3.30 out of 510 votes, average: 3.30 out of 510 votes, average: 3.30 out of 510 votes, average: 3.30 out of 510 votes, average: 3.30 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$8/night Reservations: no Description: Five campsites in a woodland of California buckeyes & oaks offering a mix of sun & shade. Honeydew Creek with its clear tumbling waters, flows adjacent …

Free CampsiteHope Valley Sno-Park - Markleeville, California

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 Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteHorse Camp Campground - Grant Grove, California

HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingHorse CorralRestrooms

Located in Sequoia National Forest. This horse camp is open to all campers. It has Five (5) units, horse corrals and vaulted toilet. Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp …

Free CampsiteHorse Linto - Willow Creek, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Six Rivers National Forest's Lower Trinity Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteHorse Ridge Lookout - Mad River, California

Beautiful Spot overlooking Ruth Lake. Not easy to get to. Recommended for smaller vehicles or capable motorcycles. No facilities, but an incredible view. There's an actual campground not too far from here, …

Pay CampgroundHorse Springs Campground - Fawnskin, California

3 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 53 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

$10/night for up to 8 people and two vehicles. Suitable for tents and car camping. First come/First Serve. No Reservations. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. Located …

Free CampsiteHorse Thief - San Bernardino County, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Needles District.

Pay CampgroundHorseman's Center - Apple Valley, California

RV ParkingTent CampingBikingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillFire RingHorse CorralPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

Enjoy 80 acres of rural park amenities nestled amongst beautiful rock formations. This outstanding facility is located three miles east of Central Road. The park is available from dawn to …

Pay CampgroundHorseshoe - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteHorsethief Camp - San Bernardino County, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 OHVBikingHikingWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillPicnic TablesRestrooms

BLM campground, located about 25 miles East of I15 on Cima Rd. Small, 6 site campground in the foothills of the Mojave Preserve. Very clean and under utilized with picnic …

Pay CampgroundHorton Creek BLM LTVA Campground - Bishop, California

12 votes, average: 4.17 out of 512 votes, average: 4.17 out of 512 votes, average: 4.17 out of 512 votes, average: 4.17 out of 512 votes, average: 4.17 out of 5 FishingHikingWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

$5.00/night per site, Long Term Visitor Area permits accepted. Just outside of Bishop, California and only a couple of miles off of the "Three Flags Highway" - US Highway 395. …

Pass or Permit RequiredHot Spring LTVA - Holtville, California

12 votes, average: 3.67 out of 512 votes, average: 3.67 out of 512 votes, average: 3.67 out of 512 votes, average: 3.67 out of 512 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 SwimmingWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

Vault toilets are located across the street from Hot Spring North. Trash dumpsters on site. Dump station and water facilities located in Holtville. The on site historic and still active …

Free CampsiteHull Creek Area - Tuolumne County, California

5 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 55 votes, average: 4.40 out of 5 OHVBikingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing

Near the Hull Creek Area in Stanislaus National Forest, there are plentiful dispersed camping. This is a popular OHV area. Plenty of spots right off N Fork Road (Forrest Service …

Pay CampgroundHumboldt County Fairgrounds Ferndale, CA - Ferndale, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Drinking WaterDump StationElectricityPicnic TablesShowersTrash Cans

This County Fairgrounds is a short distance off HWY 101. Take exit 692. (Up the hill is Bear River Casino which offers up to 3 days dry pk lot …

Free CampsiteHwy 36 Dispersed - Mineral, California

3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteHwy 44 Dispersed - Redding, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Hat Creek Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteHwy 78 Boondock - Palo Verde, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free camping on BLM land. stayed here overnight (03/27/09) parked in the back where the gravel is large and there isn't a distinct road. There was a large class A with a …

Free CampsiteHwy 89 Dispersed - McCloud, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's McCloud Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteIdle Spurs Steak House - Barstow, California

Large RV area set aside for campers have stayed for 3 days no one bothers you. Good for a short stay. oOn old hwy. 58

Pass or Permit RequiredImperial Dam LTVA - Winterhaven, California

24 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 524 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingDrinking WaterDump StationPay PhoneRestrooms

Permit: $40/two weeks and $180/seven months The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local …

Free CampsiteImperial Dam LTVA - Senator Wash South(Boat Ramp) - Winterhaven, California

Wildlife ViewingDrinking Water

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Yuma District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Pass or Permit RequiredImperial Sand Dunes Osborne Overlook - Brawley, California

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 OHVPicnic Tables

One of many camping areas in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Paved parking lot surrounded by blowing sand dunes. One picnic table. Boondocking. No hookups. Imperial Sand Dunes permit …

Pay CampgroundIndependence Creek Campground - Independence, California

Fire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$10 per vehicle per night. An Inyo County Park with no hook-ups. Vault toilet, stream, tables, grills, potable water, fire rings. Can accommodate RV's up to 30 ft. No shower facilities …

Free CampsiteIndian Flat Put In - Merced River, Sierra National Forest - Mariposa, California

11 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

This location is no longer valid, per reports, but is still here because reviewers have described an alternative location. Please read the reviews for more information. Until I get the …

Free CampsiteIndian Pass Wilderness - Winterhaven, California

1 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Pay CampgroundIndian Scotty - Fort Jones, California

FishingHikingHuntingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewIndian Scotty Group Site is located next to the Scott River in Klamath National Forest. Visitors enjoy swimming, tubing, rafting and fishing on the river. Many hiking trailheads are nearby, …

Free CampsiteIndian Valley Reservoir - North Ramp - Lucerne, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Pay CampgroundIndian Well Campground -- Lava Bed NM - Tulelake, California

5 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

The only legal non-backpacking camping in Lava Beds National Monument. $10/night in addition to the park admission. (senior/access pass discount) Many of the lava-tube caves in walking …

Free CampsiteIndian Wells Canyon - Siebert Mine - Onyx, California

HikingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Five free campsites near the historic Siebert Mining camp. Small, high clearance vehicles recommended. A pit toilet and relics are all that you'll find here.

Free CampsiteIron Lakes - Bass Lake, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sierra National Forest's Bass Lake Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation …

Free CampsiteIron Mountain Sno-Park - Kyburz, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteIvanpah Dispersed - San Bernardino County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Needles District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteJacumba Mountains Wilderness - Ocotillo, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteJawbone - Aqueduct Road - Inyokern, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

Go up 178 past the run away truck part about 1/4 mile from this 178 and 14 intersection ( go west on 178 ) and theres a blm turn in …

Free CampsiteJawbone Canyon OHV - Cantil, California

OHVWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ridgecrest District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteJawbone Canyon, Mojave Desert - Mojave, California

7 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 5 OHVHikingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Jawbone Canyon/Dove Creek is a great place for all sorts of campers. OHV people tend to fill it up on the weekends, so if you don't like the buzzy sound …

Free CampsiteJerseydale Campground - jerseydale, California

16 votes, average: 3.56 out of 516 votes, average: 3.56 out of 516 votes, average: 3.56 out of 516 votes, average: 3.56 out of 516 votes, average: 3.56 out of 5 HikingWildlife 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. …

Free CampsiteJoe Elliot - Lytle Creek, California

1 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 5

These two remote yellow post sites are located near the end of Forest Road 1N34 (San Sevaine Road) accessible from Lytle Creek Road.  This narrow steep dirt road is open only …

Free CampsiteJoe Walt Run - Groveland, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteJohnson Valley OHV - Lucerne Valley, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVHikingWildlife ViewingPets WelcomeRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Barstow District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Pay CampgroundJones Fork Campground - Kyburz, California

RV ParkingTent CampingBoatingFishingHikingSwimmingWater SportsWildlife ViewingADA accessibleFire RingNear WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interagency Senior and Access passes are accepted for …

Pay CampgroundJumbo Rocks - Joshua Tree, California

8 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 58 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

125 site campground in Joshua Tree National Park amoung large bolders. Amplitheater with talks some nights. (friday/saturday on the schedule when I was there) nature trail. …

Pay CampgroundJunction City - Junction City, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Redding District.

Free CampsiteKCL campground - Santa Margarita, California

22 votes, average: 3.45 out of 522 votes, average: 3.45 out of 522 votes, average: 3.45 out of 522 votes, average: 3.45 out of 522 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic Tables

Eight picnic tables and eight fire pits There is no fee for campfire permits and they may be obtained at the Goodwin Education Center, the Bakersfield BLM office and from …

Pass or Permit RequiredKeller Peak Yellow Post Campsites - Running Springs, California

6 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 56 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

Nine marked, dispersed campsites in the San Bernardino National Forest. This is a paved road but is very narrow and not recommended for trailers or RV's. While not recommended, they …

Free CampsiteKennedy Meadows Campground - Inyokern, California

2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5

This is a Sequoia National Forest campground with plenty of space recreation opportunities. The forest service wanted to shut down the site but has kept it available due to a …

Free CampsiteKern Plateau - Bonita Meadow - Tulare County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteKern Plateau - Osa Meadows - Inyokern, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteKern Plateau - Paloma Meadows - Tulare County, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Kern River Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. This is a high elevation location.

Pay CampgroundKern River Campground - Bakersfield, California

2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 SwimmingDrinking WaterFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

The Lake Ming Road exit off the Alfred Harrell Highway leads down to the lake. There is a sign at the West Beach which marks the half mile road to …

Free CampsiteKeyesville SRMA - Lake Isabella, California

36 votes, average: 2.97 out of 536 votes, average: 2.97 out of 536 votes, average: 2.97 out of 536 votes, average: 2.97 out of 536 votes, average: 2.97 out of 5 OHVBoatingFishingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

The Keyesville Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA); located near the communities of Lake Isabella and Kernville, consists of approximately 7,000 acres of BLM-managed land contiguous to the US Forest Service …

Pay CampgroundKing Range NCA - Horse Mountain - Whitethorn, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Arcata District.

Pay CampgroundKing Range NCA - Nadelos - Whitethorn, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Arcata District.

Pay CampgroundKing Range NCA - Tolkan - Whitethorn, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Arcata District.

Pay CampgroundKing Range NCA - Wailaki - Whitethorn, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Arcata District.

Pay CampgroundKings Camp - Maricopa, California

Pinyon/chaparral vegetation.Directions:From the Hungry Valley SVRA take Gold Hill Road (FS 18N01) approximately 5 miles, turn left on Kings Campground Road. Campground is approximately 1 mile east.

Free CampsiteKings Creek - Shasta County, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteKirch Flat Campground - Sierra National Forest - Clovis, California

39 votes, average: 3.62 out of 539 votes, average: 3.62 out of 539 votes, average: 3.62 out of 539 votes, average: 3.62 out of 539 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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 …

Free CampsiteKMart - Bishop, California

RV ParkingPets Welcome

Parking lot. No tents. Overnight rv parking permitted

Free CampsiteKnoxville RA - Cedar Creek - Lower Lake, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteKnoxville RA - Cement Creek - Lower Lake, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteKnoxville RA - Lower Hunting Creek - Napa, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5 HuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteKnoxville RA - Pocock Creek - Lower Lake, California

1 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 51 vote, average: 1.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteKramer Junction - Boron, California

2 votes, average: 1.50 out of 52 votes, average: 1.50 out of 52 votes, average: 1.50 out of 52 votes, average: 1.50 out of 52 votes, average: 1.50 out of 5 RestroomsShowers

Free overnight parking at the Pilot truck stop and dirt lots around the area. Kramer's Junction is located at the intersection of highway 395 and hwy 58 AKA Kramer's Junction. The …

Pay CampgroundLa Panza - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteLaguna Mountain Recreation Area - King City, California

11 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 511 votes, average: 3.45 out of 5 HikingBBQ GrillFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Five developed campsites on BLM 13.5 miles from Highway 25 on Coalinga Road. Any size rig,vault toilets, no water.

Pay CampgroundLake Cahuilla Co - La Quinta, California

Drinking WaterDump StationRestroomsShowers

This location is at low elevation.

Free CampsiteLake Isabella Auxiliary Dam Dispersed Camping - Lake Isabella, California

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

It cost to camp at Auxiliary Dam, 10 bucks a night to dry camp. Most pass's get you in for free but if you drive east once on site, between …

Free CampsiteLake Margaret - South Lake Tahoe, California

Tent CampingBikingFishingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingNear WaterPets Welcome

It's a hike to get in there you have too leave your car on the road. pack in everything you need there are no facilitys of any kind for miles. …

Free CampsiteLake Shastina Campground - Weed, California

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 RV ParkingTent CampingBBQ GrillNear WaterRestrooms

Take SR97 north out of Weed. After a couple miles take a right onto Big Springs road. Take a left on Jackson Ranch Road. Turn right into …

Free CampsiteLake Tahoe Area - Meyers, California

35 votes, average: 3.34 out of 535 votes, average: 3.34 out of 535 votes, average: 3.34 out of 535 votes, average: 3.34 out of 535 votes, average: 3.34 out of 5

Boondocking spot (not a developed campground, USFS) south of Lake Tahoe, CA. 2.5 mi SW of the hwy 88/89 jct and 4.5 mi S of hwy 88 on Blue …

Free CampsiteLakeview - Lucerne, California

This free campsite is located within the Mendocino National Forest's Upper Lake Ranger District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Pay CampgroundLark Canyon - Live Oak Springs, California

20 votes, average: 2.25 out of 520 votes, average: 2.25 out of 520 votes, average: 2.25 out of 520 votes, average: 2.25 out of 520 votes, average: 2.25 out of 5 OHVWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

$6/night Among the live oaks in southeastern San Diego County, is the Lark Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area and Campground. Located in McCain Valley Resource Conservation Area, Lark Canyon OHV Area …

Free CampsiteLassen Forest Camp - Mill Creek, California

From the Lassen National Park southern entrance on 89 continue East and take the third forestry track entrance on the right. We camped in the car but there is space …

Free CampsiteLaufman Campground - Milford, California

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 RV ParkingTent CampingWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

Laufman Campground is a six unit campground located four miles southeast of the small town of Milford, California.  Each campsite has a table and fire ring.  A vault toilet is provided.  …

Free CampsiteLaurel Springs Camping Area - Mammoth Lakes, California

5 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 55 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 OHVFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

A couple of well spaced, free campsites. Some are adjacent to a nice little creek. Located about 8 miles from the town of Mammoth Lakes. Only one (very sunny) campsite …

Free CampsiteLava Beds National Monument Road Dispersed Camping - Tulelake, California

6 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5

Plenty of dirt pull-offs. Some are wooded and some are in the open. Quiet area with little traffic at night.

Free CampsiteLava Camp - Adin, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This free campsite is located within the Modoc National Forest's Big Valley Ranger District.

Free CampsiteLaws BLM / Inyo NF - Laws, California

2 votes, average: 2.50 out of 52 votes, average: 2.50 out of 52 votes, average: 2.50 out of 52 votes, average: 2.50 out of 52 votes, average: 2.50 out of 5 OHVNear Water

Boondocking on BLM land less than 2 miles past the Laws Museum, six miles from Bishop. Just up the road is Inyo National Forest which also allows boondocking. …

Free CampsiteLazy - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteLittle Cedars - Pearblossom, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Angeles National Forest's Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteLittle Grizzly - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Pass or Permit RequiredLittle Jimmy Campground (hike in) - Azusa, California

Tent CampingHikingBBQ GrillFire RingNear WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Trail Camp, 2 miles off hwy 2, pit toilets, water in nearby spring, fire rings and bbq's, 16 hike-in campsites. This campground is along the route of the Pacific Crest …

Free CampsiteLittle North Fork Campground - Berry Creek, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVBikingFishingWildlife ViewingADA accessibleDrinking WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

Six developed units located on the Little North Fork of the Middle Fork Feather River.  The campground has been recently upgraded with a new vault toilet and potable water system. …

Pay CampgroundLittle Stony - Stonyford, California

OHVRestrooms

The camp is located in the little Stony Creek drainage. The site is very popular in winter, when stream is in full flow.Little Stony Day Use Area is now OPEN.Off …

Free CampsiteLockwood - Frazier Park, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Mt. Pinos Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Pay CampgroundLodgepole Overflow - Arnold, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Stanislaus National Forest's Calaveras Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteLone/Cold Camps YP - Lytle Creek, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the San Bernardino National Forest's Cajon Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteLong Lake - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteLong Valley Campground - Inyokern, California

HikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Free camping in California. Long Valley Campground is located in a semi -wooded setting at 5,200 feet in elevation. Containing 13 sites, this area is the trailhead for a 3-mile …

Pay CampgroundLookout Campground - Loyalton, California

OHVHikingWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

This campground is also know as Crystal Peak and is located within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. There is a 50% discount with the disabled and senior national park passes. Nestled in …

Free CampsiteLoon Lake Dispersed Camping - Pollock Pines, California

OHVFishingHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear Water

There are about 15 to 20 camping stops in this area. It is before you get to the paying camping. Usually very quiet. If you go about …

Free CampsiteLower Camuesa - Santa Barbara, California

Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteLower Deadman Campground - June Lake, California

17 votes, average: 3.76 out of 517 votes, average: 3.76 out of 517 votes, average: 3.76 out of 517 votes, average: 3.76 out of 517 votes, average: 3.76 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

Free, primitive camping in an Inyo National Forest campground near the June Lake Loop and just a couple of miles off of highway 395. There are 15 single campsites and …

Pay CampgroundLower Lark Canyon - Boulevard, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District.

Free CampsiteLower Nye - Upper Lake, California

Hunting

Dispersed Camping. Open year round but not accessible when creek is too high to ford. No tables, fire rings or services.Directions:Lat - 39° 26' 35.2932", Long - 122° 49' 29.251199"

Free CampsiteLower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground - Lakehead, California

53 votes, average: 3.92 out of 553 votes, average: 3.92 out of 553 votes, average: 3.92 out of 553 votes, average: 3.92 out of 553 votes, average: 3.92 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water

Free w/o facilities from Sept 16th - April 14th $8/night April $15 - Sept 15th Elevation: 1085 Average max. trailer size = 30 foot. No piped water. There are no permanent facilities …

Free CampsiteLTVA free area - Winterhaven, California

When staying a day or so and don't want to buy a permit, go thru the area at the end of Furguson Rd.(rt just before the circle) and go further …

Free CampsiteLucky 7 Casino - Smith River, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Just inside the California border coming from Oregon. Free RV overnight camping behind the casino gas/convenience store, no services. Additional rv sites behind casino in their parking lot. Some air …

Free CampsiteLudlow - Ludlow, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Needles District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteLumsden Bridge Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California

22 votes, average: 3.41 out of 522 votes, average: 3.41 out of 522 votes, average: 3.41 out of 522 votes, average: 3.41 out of 522 votes, average: 3.41 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

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 …

Free CampsiteLumsden Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California

37 votes, average: 2.78 out of 537 votes, average: 2.78 out of 537 votes, average: 2.78 out of 537 votes, average: 2.78 out of 537 votes, average: 2.78 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

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 …

Free CampsiteLuther Pass Dispersed Camping Area - South Lake Tahoe, California

13 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 513 votes, average: 3.77 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsRestrooms

Hwy 89 south of South Lake Tahoe. A developed campground with pit toilets and bear boxes. Free. Not great for RV's, but a couple spots will work in a pinch. …

Pay CampgroundMad River - Mad River, California

HikingDrinking WaterRestrooms

OverviewMad River Campground is located on banks of its namesake river, about two miles south of Ruth Lake in the thickly forested mountains of northern California. Natural Features:The campground is …

Free CampsiteMahogany Flats Campground - Inyo County, California

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 OHVBikingHikingHorse TrailsRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Mahogany Flats Campground is about 30 miles from Hwy 190 on Emigrant Canyon road. Paved road turns to gravel after about 24 miles. The last 2 miles is …

Free CampsiteMallard Cove - Montague, California

Restrooms

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Redding District.

Pay CampgroundMarion Mountain Campground - Idyllwild, California

10 votes, average: 3.40 out of 510 votes, average: 3.40 out of 510 votes, average: 3.40 out of 510 votes, average: 3.40 out of 510 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

The $10/night ($5/night for ATB Senior and Access Passes) campsites are located in a forested area of the San Bernardino National Forest near Idyllwild. Road and spurs are paved but …

Pay CampgroundMartins Dairy Campground - Montague, California

Martins Dairy Campground sits on the edge of a beautiful mountain meadow where the Little Shasta River begins. This tranquil setting has 6 campsites, water and vault toilets. Directions:From I-5 in …

Pay CampgroundMary Smith - Lewiston, California

Drinking Water

This campsite is located within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's Weaverville Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundMattole Beach Campground - Petrolia, California

90 votes, average: 3.18 out of 590 votes, average: 3.18 out of 590 votes, average: 3.18 out of 590 votes, average: 3.18 out of 590 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5 FishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Beach campground near mouth of the Mattole river. Take Lighthouse Road from Petrolia Road, campground is on right with day-use and restrooms on left. $8/night, 14 day/year limit …

Free CampsiteMcRae Meadows - Johnsville, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Plumas National Forest's Beckwourth Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Free CampsiteMeadow Camp - Quincy, California

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Located approximately 10 miles west of Quincy, off of Forest Service Rd 24N29, Meadow Camp Campground has streamside campsites with terrific views of both Spanish Peak and Meadow Valley for both RV …

Pay CampgroundMeadow Lake Shoreline - Nevada City, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Tahoe National Forest's Sierraville Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteMeadow View Equestrian Campground - Doyle, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterHorse CorralPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

This six unit campground is located five miles north of Frenchman Lake.  This a family and equestrian campground. This is the only equestrian campground on the Beckwourth District.  There is …

Free CampsiteMeans Dry Lake - Landers, California

1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5

High desert dry lake. Can be busy on weekends with the atv crowd. Sadly nearby areas damaged by idiots driving anywhere off-road they please. No water or …

Free CampsiteMeiss Meadow Sno-Park - Markleeville, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteMendenhall Park - Big Pine, California

3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 53 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsPlayground

A large open lot next to a park and two baseball fields. This boondocking location is good for one night only. Restrooms, bbq grills, tables, and water spigot in park.

Pay CampgroundMerced River Recreation Area - Midpines, California

62 votes, average: 3.19 out of 562 votes, average: 3.19 out of 562 votes, average: 3.19 out of 562 votes, average: 3.19 out of 562 votes, average: 3.19 out of 5 Tent CampingBoatingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

$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 …

Free CampsiteMiddle Camuesa - Santa Barbara, California

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Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. No reservations. First come, first served.

Pay CampgroundMiddle Creek - Upper Lake, California

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 OHVHorse TrailsDrinking WaterRestrooms

OHV Staging AreaEquestrian Staging Area (no camping).Off Highway Vehicle Off-Highway Vehicle Staging Area.Directions:Located 8 miles north of Upper Lake on County Road 301 (Forest Road M-1). Lat - 39° 15' …

Pass or Permit RequiredMiddle Lion campground - Maricopa, California

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 FishingHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

Middle lion lies in the Sespe wilderness, considerably far off the beaten path. Given how few cars you see on the way in, you will be surprised by the number …

Pass or Permit RequiredMiddle Santa Ynez Campground - Santa Barbara, California

2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Tent CampingHikingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass. Passes …

Pass or Permit RequiredMidland LTVA - Blythe, California

11 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 5 Dump StationPay Phone

Trash dumpsters, dump station, and payphone on site. Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered at BLM´s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs), …

Free CampsiteMill Canyon - Coleville, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteMill Creek Campground - Sierra National Forest - Clovis, California

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Located along the Kings River and Mill Creek. Most sites have shade. Elevation: 1000' Directions: Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until it turns in Trimmer Springs Road. Continue …

Free CampsiteMiller Park - Blythe, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteMillwood OHV - Miramonte, California

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Free Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest's Hume Lake Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteMilsap Bar Campground - Berry Creek, California

27 votes, average: 3.37 out of 527 votes, average: 3.37 out of 527 votes, average: 3.37 out of 527 votes, average: 3.37 out of 527 votes, average: 3.37 out of 5 FishingHikingSwimmingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

This campground lies on the south shore of the Middle Fork Feather River on 22N62 road and the confluence of the Little North Fork of the Middle Fork Feather River …

Pass or Permit RequiredMiranda Pine Campground - Santa Barbara County, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 BikingHikingHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

Nestled in the pines. Nice vistas of the Cuyama Valley. Los Padres National Forest - Santa Lucia Ranger District You must purchase either a daily pass $5, an annual pass $30, …

Free CampsiteMission Pine Basin - Santa Barbara County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Barbara Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.

Free CampsiteMojave Cross - NIPTON, California

7 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 57 votes, average: 4.57 out of 5 HikingRock ClimbingWildlife Viewing

A couple of good boondocking sites near the Mohave Cross and Teutonia Peak trailhead. Right in Joshua tree forest and with granite outcrops nearby.

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Needles, California

14 votes, average: 2.79 out of 514 votes, average: 2.79 out of 514 votes, average: 2.79 out of 514 votes, average: 2.79 out of 514 votes, average: 2.79 out of 5 HikingWildlife Viewing

Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas …

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Black Canyon Road - San Bernardino County, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Caruthers Canyon - San Bernardino County, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted. High clearance, 4WD Recommended.

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Granite Pass - San Bernardino County, California

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 Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Kelso Dunes - Kelso, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Pay CampgroundMojave National Preserve - Mid Hills - Kelso, California

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Facilities Pit toilets, trash receptacles, potable water, fire rings, picnic tables; no dump station or utility hookups. Firewood is not available in the park. Fees $12 per site per night, $6 for America …

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Rainy Day Mine Site - Baker, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite. 4x4 and high clearance are recommended.

Free CampsiteMojave National Preserve - Sunrise Rock - Cima, California

Wildlife Viewing

This is a free dispersed campsite. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.

Free CampsiteMojave Preserve - Kelbaker Rd - Needles, California

3 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 5

This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Needles District. Reservations are not accepted at this campsite.

Free CampsiteMokelumne - Pine Grove, California

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This campsite was great! There are maybe 15 places for tents and it is right along the Mokelumne River. There are restrooms and picnic tables. It's very quiet and clean. …

Free CampsiteMono Lake Basin Boondock - Lee Vining, California

16 votes, average: 4.38 out of 516 votes, average: 4.38 out of 516 votes, average: 4.38 out of 516 votes, average: 4.38 out of 516 votes, average: 4.38 out of 5

Free camping in a dirt turn out. No facilities. Dispersed camping. Mountain view to the west. Mono Lake view to the northeast. One half of a mile east of Highway …

Pay CampgroundMonte Cristo Campground - Palmdale, California

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 Wildlife ViewingDrinking WaterNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

Monte Cristo Campground will be closed for campground renovations for approximately 3 months- beginning Monday October 5th to mid-January 2016. The last day the campground will be open to the …

Free CampsiteMoore Creek (Jawbone Ridge) - Coulterville, California

1 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 51 vote, average: 2.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District. First come -> first served. No reservations accepted.

Free CampsiteMorris Lake - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

Free Dispersed camping in the Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District. This campsite does not use a reservation system. First come, first served.

Pay CampgroundMosquito Lakes - Arnold, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Stanislaus National Forest's Calaveras Ranger District. This is a high elevation location.

Free CampsiteMountain Palm Primitive Campground - Ocotillo, California

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Free designated campground. Had a vault toilet and nothing else. Pretty small, not much room - best suited for tent and car campers. A few rigs could camp here, …

Free CampsiteMt Watson rd. - Carnelian Bay, California

This is a forest service rd that is CLOSED from October to June. Mt Watson rd. Is paved but has dirt turn offs that vary in quality. Plenty of camp …

Pass or Permit RequiredMule Mountains LTVA - Blythe, California

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Mule Mountains LTVA encompasses 3,424 acres and includes both Wiley's Well Campground and Coon Hollow Campground. This LTVA is located on Wiley's Well Road, nine miles south, on a washboard …

Free CampsiteMule Rock - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California

6 votes, average: 2.33 out of 56 votes, average: 2.33 out of 56 votes, average: 2.33 out of 56 votes, average: 2.33 out of 56 votes, average: 2.33 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest along the Kings River. No facilities. Located just above Mule Hole on the river.

Pay CampgroundMusch Hike In Camp - Topanga, California

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Musch trail camp is a small campground located in the eastern part of the mountains of Topanga State Park. This campground is about a mile hike in from the park’s …

Pay CampgroundNavajo - Santa Margarita, California

2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 52 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Free CampsiteNear LA Aqueduct - Mojave, California

3 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 53 votes, average: 2.67 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing

A small primitive campsite on the Pacific Crest Trail South of cibbits Flat Campground

Free CampsiteNear Williams Reservoir - Modoc NF - Adin, California

4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 54 votes, average: 4.50 out of 54 votes, average: 4.50 out of 54 votes, average: 4.50 out of 54 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5 HikingWildlife Viewing

Dispersed camping in a National Forest. Picture and more info at http://techno-viking.com/posts/modoc/ Beside a dry creek-bed.

Free CampsiteNelder Grove Campground - Oakhurst, California

3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5 HikingPicnic TablesRestrooms

Sites are located along Willow Creek. Good shade provided by pine and fir trees. Located near Bull Buck Trail. Parking Lot; restroom; historical sites; nature trails Directions:Take Hwy 41 north from …

Pay CampgroundNiagara OHV Campground - Pinecrest, California

2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 52 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 OHVWildlife ViewingNear WaterRestrooms

Niagara OHV Campground situated in a mixed conifer forest. There are 10 sites; each site has a table and a fire ring. The main road and parking pads are …

Free CampsiteNiland Boat Ramp - Frink, California

5 votes, average: 2.40 out of 55 votes, average: 2.40 out of 55 votes, average: 2.40 out of 55 votes, average: 2.40 out of 55 votes, average: 2.40 out of 5 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingBoat RampNear Water

An abandoned Imperial County park on the Salton Sea. Plenty of room to boondock. There are a few campers and a shack that look pretty permanent. There are old buildings …

Pay CampgroundNira - Santa Ynez, California

Restrooms

This campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.

Pay CampgroundNorth Eagle Lake Campground - Susanville, California

There are 20 developed sites available on a first come first served basis. The fee is $8 per night for a single site or $11 per night for multiple occupancy. …

Pay CampgroundNorth Fork (St John) - Elk Creek, California

Restrooms

The camp is located in an open grove of oak trees adjacent to a year long stream.Directions:Located 10 miles west of Stonyford on Road #18N03. Lat - 39° 22' 44.76", …

Free CampsiteNorth Fork Confluence - Fresno, California

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Dispersed camping at the confluence of the North Fork Kings River and Kings River. Fishing, camping and whitewater rafting are popular in this area.

Free CampsiteNorth Joshua Tree BLM - Joshua Tree, California

29 votes, average: 3.10 out of 529 votes, average: 3.10 out of 529 votes, average: 3.10 out of 529 votes, average: 3.10 out of 529 votes, average: 3.10 out of 5 OHV

Big open flat area. Appears to be a dry lake bed. People were playing with remote controlled planes for a couple of hours. Other than that, very quiet. The access road …

Pay CampgroundNorthshore Campground - Pollock Pines, California

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Single units are limited to 2 vehicles and 6 people per site. An additional fee will be charged for an extra vehicle if the parking spur will accommodate it. Vehicle = Any …

Pay CampgroundNorthwind Campground - Jones Place, California

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Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. No Reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interagency Senior and Access passes are accepted for …

Free CampsiteNotice Creek -