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394 Campground and Campsite listings in California

Free Campsite(Private Land) Winchester Rural Farmland - Winchester, 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 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterElectricityLaundryRestroomsTrash Cans
Quiet, rural setting. Close to Lake Domenigoni, Lake Skinner, Lake Hemet, Idyllwild, Hemet-Ryan Airport, Menifee, Temecula, 1.5 hours from Palm Springs area, Beaches, Etc. Nearby activites: Hiking, Fishing, Wine …
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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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 CampsiteAgua Escondido - Santa Maria, California
Wildlife Viewing
Free Dispersed camping in the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District. First come -> First Camped. Reservations not accepted.
Free CampsiteAlabama Hills - Lone Pine, California
54 votes, average: 2.94 out of 554 votes, average: 2.94 out of 554 votes, average: 2.94 out of 554 votes, average: 2.94 out of 554 votes, average: 2.94 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 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
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
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
8 votes, average: 4.25 out of 58 votes, average: 4.25 out of 58 votes, average: 4.25 out of 58 votes, average: 4.25 out of 58 votes, average: 4.25 out of 5 Hiking TrailsFire 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 CampsiteAmboy Crater Overflow - Amboy, California
15 votes, average: 2.93 out of 515 votes, average: 2.93 out of 515 votes, average: 2.93 out of 515 votes, average: 2.93 out of 515 votes, average: 2.93 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 free 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 ATV Trails
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
ATV Trails
This free campsite is located within the Plumas National Forest's Feather River Ranger District.
Free CampsiteAnnie McCloud - Truckee, California
Restrooms
This free campsite is located within the Tahoe National Forest's Truckee Ranger District.
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
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 Hiking Trails
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
2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 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
64 votes, average: 3.42 out of 564 votes, average: 3.42 out of 564 votes, average: 3.42 out of 564 votes, average: 3.42 out of 564 votes, average: 3.42 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$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
ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 …
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 StationPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansShowersNear Water
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 CampsiteBaja - Santa Maria, California
Restrooms
This free campsite is located within the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Lucia Ranger District.
Pay CampgroundBaker Creek Campground - Big Pine, California
5 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5 FishingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$10 per vehicle per night. No hook ups. Inyo County campground close to Big Pine and US Highway 395. Amenities Vault toilets, stream fishing, well water, tables, grills and fire …
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 Hiking TrailsRock 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 Campground - Mendocino NF - Upper Lake, California
50 votes, average: 3.62 out of 550 votes, average: 3.62 out of 550 votes, average: 3.62 out of 550 votes, average: 3.62 out of 550 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5 ATV TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
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
Casino Dry camping
Pay CampgroundBear River CG - Colfax, California
100 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5100 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5100 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5100 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5100 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
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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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
36 votes, average: 3.11 out of 536 votes, average: 3.11 out of 536 votes, average: 3.11 out of 536 votes, average: 3.11 out of 536 votes, average: 3.11 out of 5 FishingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
FishingHiking TrailsFire 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 …
Pass or Permit RequiredBig Bear Yellow Post Sites - Big Bear Lake, California
29 votes, average: 3.38 out of 529 votes, average: 3.38 out of 529 votes, average: 3.38 out of 529 votes, average: 3.38 out of 529 votes, average: 3.38 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 …
Free CampsiteBig Meadows Campground, Sequoia National Park - Sequoia National Forest, California
7 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 57 votes, average: 4.14 out of 5 FishingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
GPS: 36.72049723, -118.8200602 This is a Forest Service campground in Sequoia National Forest. There are about 45 sites, each with fire rings, bear boxes, and picnic tables. Some sites can accommodate …
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 ATV Trails
Mesa overlooking Big River,Ca. and Parker, Az
Pass or Permit RequiredBig Rock Campground - Valyermo, 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 Bike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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
29 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 5 FishingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 ATV TrailsWildlife 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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsHorse 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
ATV TrailsWildlife 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
8 votes, average: 3.13 out of 58 votes, average: 3.13 out of 58 votes, average: 3.13 out of 58 votes, average: 3.13 out of 58 votes, average: 3.13 out of 5 Hiking TrailsFire 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
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 Hiking TrailsHorse 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
23 votes, average: 3.52 out of 523 votes, average: 3.52 out of 523 votes, average: 3.52 out of 523 votes, average: 3.52 out of 523 votes, average: 3.52 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse 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
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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 Oaks BLM - Clearlake, 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 ATV TrailsHuntingSwimmingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
Bike TrailsHiking TrailsFire 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
Hiking TrailsWildlife 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
13 votes, average: 3.62 out of 513 votes, average: 3.62 out of 513 votes, average: 3.62 out of 513 votes, average: 3.62 out of 513 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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
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 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
Bike TrailsBoatingFishingHiking TrailsHuntingSwimmingWater SkiingWildlife 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 CampsiteBoone Road Dispersed - Landers, California
Wildlife Viewing
Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Barstow District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.
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 ATV TrailsBBQ GrillDrinking WaterDump StationPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansShowers
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
12 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse 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
11 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingBoat RampFire RingRestroomsNear Water
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
BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife 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 …
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
7 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsHuntingWildlife 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
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 Hiking TrailsDrinking 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 …
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 Hiking TrailsFire 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
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
11 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 511 votes, average: 3.64 out of 5 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 CampsiteCalkins Flat - Kernville, California
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 ATV TrailsBike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 - El Dorado County, California
Bike TrailsBoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingBoat RampPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
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 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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Located along the Kings River on large sandy flat area. Good shade provide by oak and pine trees. Elevation: 1000' Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until it …
Free CampsiteCamp Cady Wildlife Area - Newberry Springs, California
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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
32 votes, average: 3.09 out of 532 votes, average: 3.09 out of 532 votes, average: 3.09 out of 532 votes, average: 3.09 out of 532 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
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Free Dispersed camping in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's Shasta Lake Ranger District. First come -> first camped. No reservations are accepted.
Free CampsiteCamping World, Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield, 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
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
70 votes, average: 3.11 out of 570 votes, average: 3.11 out of 570 votes, average: 3.11 out of 570 votes, average: 3.11 out of 570 votes, average: 3.11 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 Bike TrailsFishingHiking TrailsFire RingRestroomsNear Water
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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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
23 votes, average: 2.74 out of 523 votes, average: 2.74 out of 523 votes, average: 2.74 out of 523 votes, average: 2.74 out of 523 votes, average: 2.74 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
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
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 FishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife 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
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 ViewingNear Water
Free, dispersed camping along the San Gabriel River in California's Angeles National Forest.
Free CampsiteCedar Camp - Stonyford, California
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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 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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
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
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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
16 votes, average: 3.63 out of 516 votes, average: 3.63 out of 516 votes, average: 3.63 out of 516 votes, average: 3.63 out of 516 votes, average: 3.63 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
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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.
Pay CampgroundColdbrook Campground - Azusa, California
9 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 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
72 votes, average: 3.29 out of 572 votes, average: 3.29 out of 572 votes, average: 3.29 out of 572 votes, average: 3.29 out of 572 votes, average: 3.29 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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
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This location is at low elevation.
Free CampsiteConvict Flat - King's Canyon National Park, 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 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
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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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
18 votes, average: 3.50 out of 518 votes, average: 3.50 out of 518 votes, average: 3.50 out of 518 votes, average: 3.50 out of 518 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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
5 votes, average: 3.20 out of 55 votes, average: 3.20 out of 55 votes, average: 3.20 out of 55 votes, average: 3.20 out of 55 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsDrinking 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 ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$7/night under 62yrs old $5/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
33 votes, average: 3.30 out of 533 votes, average: 3.30 out of 533 votes, average: 3.30 out of 533 votes, average: 3.30 out of 533 votes, average: 3.30 out of 5
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Pay CampgroundCottonwood - San Diego County, California
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This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management El Centro District. No reservations. First come, first served.
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 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
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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 CampsiteCow Mt RA - Buckhorn - Ukiah, California
Restrooms
This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District.
Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Mayacmas - Ukiah, California
Restrooms
This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District.
Free CampsiteCow Mt RA - Sheldon Creek - Hopland, California
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This free campsite is located within the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah District.
Free CampsiteCrooked Meadows Campground - Mammoth Lakes, 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 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
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 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 CampsiteCulp Valley Primitive Campground - Ranchita, California
20 votes, average: 3.05 out of 520 votes, average: 3.05 out of 520 votes, average: 3.05 out of 520 votes, average: 3.05 out of 520 votes, average: 3.05 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 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 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 CampsiteDog Valley - Verdi, California
42 votes, average: 3.64 out of 542 votes, average: 3.64 out of 542 votes, average: 3.64 out of 542 votes, average: 3.64 out of 542 votes, average: 3.64 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 CampsiteDowling Fruit Orchard - Beaumont, California
9 votes, average: 3.22 out of 59 votes, average: 3.22 out of 59 votes, average: 3.22 out of 59 votes, average: 3.22 out of 59 votes, average: 3.22 out of 5
The Dowling Fruit Orchard, 1 mi W of Beaumont on HWY-60, offers free overnight parking and a wide variety of fresh fruit in season. Dried fruit and standard market vegetables …
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 ATV Trails
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 …
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 Campsiteeagles meadows - Bridgeport, 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 HuntingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingNear Water
Secluded with no amenities.
Free CampsiteEast Jenks Lake RD E San Bernardino National Forest - Angelus Oaks, 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 ATV TrailsBike TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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 …
Pass or Permit RequiredEl Mirage Dry Lake OHV Area - Adelanto, California
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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
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 CampsiteFaith Valley - Markleeville, California
2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5 ATV TrailsBike TrailsFishingHiking TrailsHorse 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
10 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 510 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
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 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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsHuntingSwimmingWildlife 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 …
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 RingRestroomsNear Water
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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 …
Free CampsiteFish Creek Road - Myers Flat, California
A little spot we found late at night, nobody bothered us! It's the only public road in these forest, all the other near phillipsville were private. Good if you have …
Free CampsiteFlying J Shafter/Bakersfield - Bakersfield, California
3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 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 …
Pay CampgroundFossil Falls Campground - Inyokern, California
17 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 517 votes, average: 3.88 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 …
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 …
Free CampsiteGarcia River Casino - Point Arena, 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
Free Parking for RV's cross the street from the casino Big Rigs OK check in with security very nice folks thy will point camras at RV area for security …
Free CampsiteGene Autry Lane - Lone Pine, California
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 …
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 CampsiteGlass Creek Campground - June Lake, California
14 votes, average: 3.71 out of 514 votes, average: 3.71 out of 514 votes, average: 3.71 out of 514 votes, average: 3.71 out of 514 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5 ATV TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 CampsiteGold Lake 4x4 Campground - Graeagle, 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 Bike TrailsHorse TrailsWater SkiingWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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
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
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
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$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. …
Pay CampgroundGrandview Campground - Big Pine, California
22 votes, average: 2.95 out of 522 votes, average: 2.95 out of 522 votes, average: 2.95 out of 522 votes, average: 2.95 out of 522 votes, average: 2.95 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 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.
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 RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 CampsiteGrouse Ridge Campground - Nevada City, 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 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 …
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
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 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 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
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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
22 votes, average: 3.50 out of 522 votes, average: 3.50 out of 522 votes, average: 3.50 out of 522 votes, average: 3.50 out of 522 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 ATV TrailsFire 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 - Old Station, 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 Hiking TrailsPicnic 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 CampsiteHelendale Road BLM - Helendale, California
7 votes, average: 3.43 out of 57 votes, average: 3.43 out of 57 votes, average: 3.43 out of 57 votes, average: 3.43 out of 57 votes, average: 3.43 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's Hole - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California
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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 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. …
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 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$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 …
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 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 ATV TrailsBike TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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
11 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 511 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingBBQ GrillDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
$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
10 votes, average: 3.60 out of 510 votes, average: 3.60 out of 510 votes, average: 3.60 out of 510 votes, average: 3.60 out of 510 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 SwimmingWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
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
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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
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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 78 Boondock - Palo Verde, California
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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 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
20 votes, average: 3.10 out of 520 votes, average: 3.10 out of 520 votes, average: 3.10 out of 520 votes, average: 3.10 out of 520 votes, average: 3.10 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingDrinking 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 …
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 ATV TrailsPicnic 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
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$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
10 votes, average: 3.10 out of 510 votes, average: 3.10 out of 510 votes, average: 3.10 out of 510 votes, average: 3.10 out of 510 votes, average: 3.10 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
This put-in along the Merced River has toilets and tables. While the forest service does not consider it a 'campground', dispersed camping in this area is legal. Take care camping here …
Pay CampgroundIndian Well Campground -- Lava Bed NM - Tulelake, 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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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
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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 CampsiteJawbone Canyon, Mojave Desert - Mojave, California
6 votes, average: 4.50 out of 56 votes, average: 4.50 out of 56 votes, average: 4.50 out of 56 votes, average: 4.50 out of 56 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife 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
14 votes, average: 3.43 out of 514 votes, average: 3.43 out of 514 votes, average: 3.43 out of 514 votes, average: 3.43 out of 514 votes, average: 3.43 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Free. 10 sites, 2 pit toilets (4 holes), non-potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, grills, trash service, horse tie-ups. Nice pine forest campground adjacent to a cow pasture. …
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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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. …
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
5 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 55 votes, average: 3.40 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic 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 …
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 RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansShowersNear Water
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
35 votes, average: 3.00 out of 535 votes, average: 3.00 out of 535 votes, average: 3.00 out of 535 votes, average: 3.00 out of 535 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 ATV TrailsBoatingFishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 …
Free CampsiteKirch Flat Campground - Sierra National Forest - Clovis, California
37 votes, average: 3.62 out of 537 votes, average: 3.62 out of 537 votes, average: 3.62 out of 537 votes, average: 3.62 out of 537 votes, average: 3.62 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Located along the Kings River on large sandy flat area. Good shade provide by oak and pine trees. Elevation: 1000' Directions: Take Belmont Avenue east from Fresno. Follow Belmont Avenue until …
Free CampsiteKramer Junction Pilot - Boron, 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 RestroomsShowers
Free overnight parking at the Pilot truck stop. It is located at the intersection of highway 295 and hwy 58 AKA Kramer's Junction. "Subway",Showers, ATMs, CAT Scale, Check Cashing, Fed Ex …
Free CampsiteLaguna Mountain Recreation Area - King City, California
7 votes, average: 3.00 out of 57 votes, average: 3.00 out of 57 votes, average: 3.00 out of 57 votes, average: 3.00 out of 57 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsBBQ GrillFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Five developed campsites on BLM 13.5 miles from Highway 25 on Coalinga Road. Any size rig,vault toilets, no water.
Free CampsiteLake Shastina Campground - Weed, 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 Restrooms
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
32 votes, average: 3.34 out of 532 votes, average: 3.34 out of 532 votes, average: 3.34 out of 532 votes, average: 3.34 out of 532 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 …
Pay CampgroundLark Canyon - Live Oak Springs, California
19 votes, average: 2.26 out of 519 votes, average: 2.26 out of 519 votes, average: 2.26 out of 519 votes, average: 2.26 out of 519 votes, average: 2.26 out of 5 ATV TrailsWildlife 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 CampsiteLaurel Springs Camping Area - Mammoth Lakes, California
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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
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
Plenty of dirt pull-offs. Some are wooded and some are in the open. Quiet area with little traffic at night.
Free CampsiteLaws BLM / Inyo NF - Laws, California
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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 CampsiteLong Valley Campground - Inyokern, California
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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
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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
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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 Deadman Campground - June Lake, California
16 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 516 votes, average: 3.69 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
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 …
Free CampsiteLower Salt Creek Shoreline Campground - Lakehead, California
52 votes, average: 3.96 out of 552 votes, average: 3.96 out of 552 votes, average: 3.96 out of 552 votes, average: 3.96 out of 552 votes, average: 3.96 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
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 CampsiteLumsden Bridge Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
21 votes, average: 3.43 out of 521 votes, average: 3.43 out of 521 votes, average: 3.43 out of 521 votes, average: 3.43 out of 521 votes, average: 3.43 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation pine and oak forested site on the Tuolumne River one mile from South Fork Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Elevation: 1500? Directions: From Groveland travel approximately 10 miles …
Free CampsiteLumsden Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
36 votes, average: 2.78 out of 536 votes, average: 2.78 out of 536 votes, average: 2.78 out of 536 votes, average: 2.78 out of 536 votes, average: 2.78 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation pine and oak forested site on the Tuolumne River one mile from South Fork Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Not recommended for trailers by the Forest Service. Directions: From …
Free CampsiteLuther Pass Dispersed Camping Area - South Lake Tahoe, California
7 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse 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. …
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 ATV TrailsBike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse 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 …
Pay CampgroundMarion Mountain Campground - Idyllwild, California
8 votes, average: 3.25 out of 58 votes, average: 3.25 out of 58 votes, average: 3.25 out of 58 votes, average: 3.25 out of 58 votes, average: 3.25 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 CampgroundMattole Beach Campground - Petrolia, California
85 votes, average: 3.16 out of 585 votes, average: 3.16 out of 585 votes, average: 3.16 out of 585 votes, average: 3.16 out of 585 votes, average: 3.16 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 CampsiteMendenhall Park - Big 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 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 - Mariposa, California
57 votes, average: 3.18 out of 557 votes, average: 3.18 out of 557 votes, average: 3.18 out of 557 votes, average: 3.18 out of 557 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$10/Night Beginning in the high country of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River makes a headlong rush through glacially-carved canyons, rugged mountains and foothills to the San Joaquin Valley. Multiple access …
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 FishingHiking TrailsHorse 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 RequiredMidland LTVA - Blythe, California
3 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 out of 53 votes, average: 1.33 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 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 CampsiteMilsap Bar Campground - Berry Creek, California
25 votes, average: 3.52 out of 525 votes, average: 3.52 out of 525 votes, average: 3.52 out of 525 votes, average: 3.52 out of 525 votes, average: 3.52 out of 5 FishingHiking TrailsSwimmingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash CansNear Water
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
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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 CampsiteMojave Cross - NIPTON, California
4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5 Hiking TrailsRock 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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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 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
11 votes, average: 4.55 out of 511 votes, average: 4.55 out of 511 votes, average: 4.55 out of 511 votes, average: 4.55 out of 511 votes, average: 4.55 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
3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingDrinking WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
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 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, …
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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingNear Water
Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest along the Kings River. No facilities. Located just above Mule Hole on the river.
Free CampsiteNaciemento - Fergusson rd - King City, California
34 votes, average: 3.53 out of 534 votes, average: 3.53 out of 534 votes, average: 3.53 out of 534 votes, average: 3.53 out of 534 votes, average: 3.53 out of 5
Free camping – boondocking. No facilities. Los Padres National Forest – Monterey Ranger District. The sites are just a pull outs along a road with spectacular views of the ocean. …
Free CampsiteNacimiento Dispersed Sites - Big Sur, California
27 votes, average: 3.56 out of 527 votes, average: 3.56 out of 527 votes, average: 3.56 out of 527 votes, average: 3.56 out of 527 votes, average: 3.56 out of 5 Fire Ring
This free campsite was one of a number of free spots along a forest road off Nacimiento Road, which can be reached from the PCH. Our site had some beautiful …
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 Hiking TrailsWildlife 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
1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsPicnic 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
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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 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. …
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
25 votes, average: 3.04 out of 525 votes, average: 3.04 out of 525 votes, average: 3.04 out of 525 votes, average: 3.04 out of 525 votes, average: 3.04 out of 5 ATV Trails
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 …
Pass or Permit RequiredOak Flat Campground - Castaic, 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
2800-foot elevation. 27 campsites. No water. Vault toilets. Campsites are first come - first served. RV's to 18'. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked at this campground. Directions:From Castaic, drive 6 …
Free CampsiteOak Flats Put In - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California
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Dispersed camping in the Sequoia National Forest. Located on the North side of the King's River.
Free CampsiteObsidian Butte - Calipatria, California
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There appears to be a free boondocking area on the north-eastern side of the obsidian butte area. We were pointed there by someone at the NWR and saw some campers …
Pay CampgroundObsidian Campground - Bridgeport, California
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Obsidian Campground offers opportunity to get away from crowds amidst shade of aspens and pines. Campground is close to Molybdenite Creek and Little Walker River. The river is stocked with …
Free CampsiteOcotillo Wells SVRA - Borrego Springs, 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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsShowers
Adjacent to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, this area has desert terrain, from below sea level to 400 foot elevations. It is a motorcycle, four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy …
Free CampsiteOld Route 66 Rest Area #1--Cadiz Summit - Cadiz Summit, California
An actual genuine 1950s rest area--really just a concrete turnout--where you can legally pull over for a night. Having spoken to the ranger, you can probably take a full 14 …
Pass or Permit RequiredOroville Wildlife Area (SWA) - Oroville, California
26 votes, average: 3.23 out of 526 votes, average: 3.23 out of 526 votes, average: 3.23 out of 526 votes, average: 3.23 out of 526 votes, average: 3.23 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsHorse TrailsHuntingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampRestroomsShooting RangeNear Water
The oroville state wildlife area is one of several california SWAs that allow camping in specific areas. In some cases, oroville being one of them, a permit is required and …
Pay CampgroundOwl Canyon - Barstow, 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 Restrooms
Camping is permitted only in Owl Canyon Campground. This campground is first-come first-served and requires a $6.00 fee per site. Each site has a table, shelter and campfire grates in …
Free CampsitePainted Canyon - Mecca, California
34 votes, average: 3.09 out of 534 votes, average: 3.09 out of 534 votes, average: 3.09 out of 534 votes, average: 3.09 out of 534 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife Viewing
Open desert canyon camping. Can be soft sand at times and hot in the summer. Do not visit the area if there is any threat of rain. This is a flash …
Pay CampgroundPaiute Palace Casino - Bishop, 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
Overnight RV camping. $5/night and for casino customers only. It is dry camping in a fenced off, grassy area with spurs and trees. Register with security. 5 night limit. Trash …
Pay CampgroundPalo Verde Park - Palo Verde, California
10 votes, average: 2.60 out of 510 votes, average: 2.60 out of 510 votes, average: 2.60 out of 510 votes, average: 2.60 out of 510 votes, average: 2.60 out of 5 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingRestroomsNear Water
$5/day car camping along the Colorado River. Some sites are shaded. Flush toilets and sinks. Trash dumpster. Many websites list this location as free. I contacted the county and they …
Free CampsitePanoche Hills BLM - firebaugh, California
9 votes, average: 4.00 out of 59 votes, average: 4.00 out of 59 votes, average: 4.00 out of 59 votes, average: 4.00 out of 59 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsShooting Range
Panoche hills is a blm site in the western portion of californias fresno county. It lies on the eastern slopes of the coastal range. It is easily accessed from interstate …
Pay CampgroundParadise Casino - Winterhaven, California
4 votes, average: 2.75 out of 54 votes, average: 2.75 out of 54 votes, average: 2.75 out of 54 votes, average: 2.75 out of 54 votes, average: 2.75 out of 5
Paradise has started enforcing their length of stay rules. They will give you a 24 hour tow notice! 888-777-4946
Free CampsitePCT Trail Head - Hemet, California
13 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse Trails
Located one mile south of the Paradise Cafe on HWY 74 in Mountain Center, CA. It is a Trail head parking lot for the PCT. There are a …
Pass or Permit RequiredPeavine/ Appletree - Wrightwood, 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 FishingHiking TrailsDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
2 free roadside campgrounds near Wrightwood California.Right on the Big Pines Highway between Wrightwood and Pear Blossom in the San Gabriel mountain range.California Adventure pass or National Parks inter agency …
Free CampsitePechanga Casino - Temecula, California
Free blacktop camping for 24 hrs. Shuttle service. Security drives around...felt very safe to drop trailer and go.
Free CampsitePeg Leg Smith - Borrego Springs, 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
Primitive camping around and near The Peg Leg Smith Marker and rockpile. During the winter a "character" of sorts serves as an unofficial camp host. No amenities whatsoever. Pack it …
Free CampsitePeggy Sue's Diner - Yermo, 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
A large flat & level parking lot adjacent to restaurant. There are other restaurants and a Truck fuel stops in the area with room to park.
Free CampsitePhil Swing Park - Imperial Dam, 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 FishingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Free camping on the west side of the Imperial Dam, but only suitable for vans, car campers, and tent campers. Small parking lot with a large grassy area for camping. …
Pay CampgroundPigeon Flat Campground - Dardanelle, California
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Forested and open areas along the Middle Fork Stanislaus River within the Brightman Recreation Area. Food, gas, and other services available nearby at Dardanelle Resort and Kennedy Meadows Resort. Fishing …
Free CampsitePilot Knob 14 day - felicity, 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 ATV Trails
Turn south off I-8 at MM164-Sidewinder Road. Turn directly before the LTVA, 14 day Camping sign says 1.4 miles. Drive west for 1.2 miles and the free 14 day …
Pass or Permit RequiredPilot Knob LTVA - Felicity, 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
The area in and around Pilot Knob is rich in both human and natural history. At one time, Patton's troops trained here in preparation for desert fighting in World War …
Free CampsitePine Creek Road Dispersed Camping - Bishop, California
36 votes, average: 2.75 out of 536 votes, average: 2.75 out of 536 votes, average: 2.75 out of 536 votes, average: 2.75 out of 536 votes, average: 2.75 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water
Numerous free campsites along Pine Creek Road in the White Mountain Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California. Some are marked and are considered primitive campsites. Others …
Pay CampgroundPinyon Flat Campground - Palm Springs, California
19 votes, average: 3.32 out of 519 votes, average: 3.32 out of 519 votes, average: 3.32 out of 519 votes, average: 3.32 out of 519 votes, average: 3.32 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
This San Bernardino National Forest is located within the San Jacinto Mountains National Monument at 4400'. It has a total of 18 campsites - dirt parking. Both tent and RV …
Free CampsitePirate Cove - Sequoia National Forest - Clovis, California
13 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 513 votes, average: 4.08 out of 5 BoatingFishingWildlife ViewingNear Water
Dispersed camping along the Kings River. Nice Sandy beaches, but no facilities. Pack out your garbage. No cell phone coverage in the area. Pay phone is available at Balch Camp. When fire …
Pay CampgroundPit River - Fall River Mills, California
13 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 513 votes, average: 3.46 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingBoat RampDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesNear Water
BLM site: The recently redesigned campground features seven individual campsites, a group campsite, and a day use area ideal for fishing and picnicking. Campsites feature fire rings, tables and barbecues. …
Free CampsitePlaster City OHV Area - Plaster 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 ATV TrailsWildlife Viewing
Plaster City OHV area is BLM desert used by off-highway vehicles. There are two "staging areas" where you can park/camp/whatever or you can just wander out. Picture on …
Pay CampgroundPleasant Valley Campground - Bishop, 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 FishingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
An Inyo County Park with 200 campsites(some for larger RVs). Each campsite is $10/night. None of them have hook ups. However, there are potable water spigots, vault toilets, fire rings, …
Pay CampgroundPleasant Valley Pit Campground - Bishop, California
9 votes, average: 2.67 out of 59 votes, average: 2.67 out of 59 votes, average: 2.67 out of 59 votes, average: 2.67 out of 59 votes, average: 2.67 out of 5 Rock ClimbingBBQ GrillFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans
A high desert campground just off highway 395. $2 a night (1/2 price with ATB age and access passes), 75 designated campsites. Almost all of them have picnic tables. Most …
Free CampsitePollard Flat - Lakehead, California
Large gravel parking lot. Restaurant & Gas. Stayed here in my truck before & now my RV. Good food at the restaurant. 6am-10pm closed Sunday.
Pay CampgroundPorcupine Flat - Yosemite National Park, California
Campground within the National Park. The campground is first come, first serve. We didn't go into Yosemite Valley and hiked things along Tioga Road so it was convenient for us …
Pay CampgroundPortagee Joe Campground - 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 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$10 per vehicle per night. No hook-ups. First-come First-served, No Reservations. Vault toilets, tables, grills, potable water, fire rings, stream, 15 camp spaces. Can accommodate RV's up to 30 ft.. …
Free CampsitePowerline/Death Valley Rd - Baker, California
15 votes, average: 3.00 out of 515 votes, average: 3.00 out of 515 votes, average: 3.00 out of 515 votes, average: 3.00 out of 515 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 Wildlife Viewing
This is a nice area with the Mojave Preserve close by and plenty of old abandoned mines: gold, silver, turquoise, talc, iron ore. Stop at the BLM office at the …
Pass or Permit RequiredPuerta La Cruz Dispersed Camping - Warner Springs, California
18 votes, average: 2.94 out of 518 votes, average: 2.94 out of 518 votes, average: 2.94 out of 518 votes, average: 2.94 out of 518 votes, average: 2.94 out of 5 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing
Several (4-6) dispersed camping spots along the road that are large enough for camping. Must have an Forest Adventure Pass or America the Beautiful (any of the three). Great views. …
Free CampsitePulkey's Pool - Mammoth Lakes, 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 Wildlife Viewing
A nice little parking area for small RVs or truck campers near the hot spring pool.
Free CampsitePull out off of Cabrillo Hwy - Davenport, California
2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5
Just a pull off area by the ocean on the cabrillo Hwy 1. Many campers had set up there for the night. And there were many similar pullout areas along …
Free CampsiteQuechan Land - Araz Junction - Araz Junction, California
Boondocking on Quenchan Indian Land. Popular areas in a wash near the interstate. Train noise is frequent and loud. Directions: Take I-8 exit 166 (Algodones Road) north onto County Hwy S24 (AKA …
Free CampsiteRabbit Ranch - Lucerne Valley, 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 Wildlife ViewingShooting Range
Free BLM boondocking just outside of Victorville, CA. Lots of shooting in the area... especially near the hills sides. You can also camp on the NW edge of the dry …
Free CampsiteRamhorn - Litchfield, California
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Very well maintained. Has nice picnic tables and fire rings. Has toilet. Located 3 miles off Hwy 395 on dirt road but worth the effort.
Free CampsiteRed Bridge Campground - Quincy, 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
Plumas National Forest. Great free spot on Wild and Scenic Feather River. Gorgeous are with lots of hidden swimming holes. Lots of logging traffic however.
Free CampsiteRed Fox Casino - Laytonville, California
Tiny casino 5 min from hwy 101, they are announced on the highway. They close at 12 but they let you stay in the parking for free. The staff is really …
Free CampsiteRed Hawk Casino - Placerville, California
26 votes, average: 3.38 out of 526 votes, average: 3.38 out of 526 votes, average: 3.38 out of 526 votes, average: 3.38 out of 526 votes, average: 3.38 out of 5
Casino blacktop boondocking in an unlevel parking lot. Security will shuttle you from the parking area to the casino. Great for an overnight stay when you're feeling lucky.
Pay CampgroundRed Hill Marina Campground - Calipatria, 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 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingBoat RampFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersNear Water
Camping Fees: $10 dry camping $20 water/electric $30 full hookups. Managed by Imperial County. Picnic tables w/ pavilions & grills. Chemical toilets. Shower house. What to see and do! Lots of cool things to do …
Free CampsiteRed Mountain - Johannesburg, California
BLM land in the high desert. Some off road activity apparently but it was very quiet when I was there.
Free CampsiteRed Mountain CG - Ukiah, California
29 votes, average: 3.48 out of 529 votes, average: 3.48 out of 529 votes, average: 3.48 out of 529 votes, average: 3.48 out of 529 votes, average: 3.48 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Cow Mountain South staging area for OHV trails. During the day, the place was packed when we stayed here. Half of the people packed up their atvs and left just …
Free CampsiteRemington Hot Springs - Lake Isabella, California
11 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 511 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5 Hiking Trails
Free camping in a parking lot near a hot spring in the Sequoia National Forest for up to 14 days. Limit is enforced by local sheriff. No facilities at all. …
Free CampsiteRest Area - Gasquet, California
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Nice rest area on south side of tunnel as 199 borders California
Free CampsiteRobinson Rancheria Casino - Nice, California
Casino parking lot stayed here several times in a small rv
Free CampsiteRock Creek Campground - Quincy, California
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Open with no fees and no services through winter. Creekside campsites; 6 units total for both tent and RV camping. Maintained by the Plumas National Forest. From Quincy, CA head west on …
Free CampsiteRockhouse Road - Borrego Springs, California
Long-standing boondocking area just off of Rockhouse rd. From S22 turn north into Rockhouse road (it has a street sign). The road immediately climbs a little and then levels out. …
Free CampsiteRolling Hills Casino, Corning, CA - Corning, 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
Rolling Hills Casino is on west side I-5, south of Corning. Check map with this program as it shows up on there.
Pass or Permit RequiredRose Valley Campground - Ojai, California
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Campsite is free. Adventure Pass ($5 Daily/$30 Annual) or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass is required to park/camp overnight. Water is not available at campsite. Vault toilet …
Free CampsiteRoute 66 Rest Area #2--Essex - Essex, California
7 votes, average: 2.71 out of 57 votes, average: 2.71 out of 57 votes, average: 2.71 out of 57 votes, average: 2.71 out of 57 votes, average: 2.71 out of 5
A second original route 66 area--a paved area to the right when traveling northeast on old route 66. This area is closer to the freeway but somewhat sheltered from the …
Pay CampgroundRyan Campground - Joshua Tree, 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
Being one of two horse camps in Joshua Tree National Park, Ryan Campground has room for larger rigs. About half of its 31 campsites can accommodate them. The cost to …
Free CampsiteSafeway (Prunedale) - Prunedale, California
44 votes, average: 3.18 out of 544 votes, average: 3.18 out of 544 votes, average: 3.18 out of 544 votes, average: 3.18 out of 544 votes, average: 3.18 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
Free CampsiteSagehen Creek Campground - Truckee, California
14 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 514 votes, average: 4.07 out of 5 Horse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Free campground 11 miles north of Truckee, CA on Hwy 89. Elevation: 6500 Tahoe National Forest primitive camping. Vault toilets. 10 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits. No other …
Free CampsiteSagehen Meadow Campground - Mammoth Lakes, California
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Free campground. No services. Dry camping in the boondocks. Lightly used. Elevation around 8140'. No reservations. First come - first camped. Nice views - Mono Lake and Sierra Nevada Mountains. …
Pay CampgroundSalt Creek Beach - Salton, 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 BoatingFishingSwimmingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$7/night under 62yrs old $5/night seniors On the beach camping. It is popular with fishermen and bird watchers. Salt Creek runs through the campground and is host to many species of birds, …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 1 - santa rosa, California
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YP1 is located on 2N04X at N34° 15. 995 W116° 57.105 A view of Big Bear Lake! Lots of shade. Room for a few tents and vehicles. Down a spur road. Not …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 2 - santa rosa, California
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YP2 is located on 2N80 at N34° 16.616 W116° 58.094 RV friendly. Huge open area. Large enough for 6 tents and vehicles. Not much shade. Near a busy forest road (2N13)
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 25 - santa rosa, California
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YP25 is located on 2N44Y at N34° 13.363 W116° 56.449. Lots of shade all day long. A small creek is flowing near camp. Room for 2 tents. Currently there is not …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 26 - santa rosa, California
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YP26 is located on 2N52Y at N34° 13.027 W116° 56.694 Wide open area. Down a spur road (less traffic). Can fit 4 tents and vehicles or an RV. Not much shade.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 27 - santa rosa, California
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Yellow Post 27 YP27 is located on 2N10D at N34° 12.896 W116° 57.359 Lots of shade. A small creek is flowing near camp. Down a spur road. Room for a couple of …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 28 - santa rosa, California
YP28 is located on 2N11 at N34° 12.805 W116° 58.783 Large area for parking. Room for 4 tents. Down a spur road. Some shade. Not RV friendly.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 29 - santa rosa, California
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YP29 is located on 2N11 at N34° 12.950 W116° 58.650 Some shade. Room for 3 vehicles. Down a spur road. Not much flat space for tents. Not RV friendly.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 30 - santa rosa, California
YP30 is located on 2N86 at N34° 13.950 W116° 58.805 Lots of shade. Lots of parking. Room for 6 tents. Down a spur road. Not RV friendly. This is the YP site …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 31 - santa rosa, California
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YP31 is located on 2N09A (on the map) or 2N09F(sign at turn off) at N34° 17.316 W116° 55.221 Large area for many vehicles and tents. No shade. No RVs.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 34 - santa rosa, California
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YP34 is located on 3N08 at N34° 18.659 W116° 57.619 Medium open area with room for a few vehicles and tents. No shade. 2wd with clearance or 4wd. No RVs.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 4 - santa rosa, California
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YP4 is located on 2N68 at N34° 16.498 W116° 58.964 Room for 2 vehicles and tents. Some shade. Not RV friendly
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 5 - santa rosa, California
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YP5 is located on 2N84A at N34° 17. 579 W116° 57.652 Room for 6 tents and vehicles. Some shade. Small RVs could make it. Down a spur road.
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 6 - santa rosa, California
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YP6 is located on 3N97D at N34° 18.566 W117° 00.348 YP6 is a LARGE site. RV firendly. Some shade. Room for 8 or more vehicles. Close to the green sticker trails. Probably …
Pass or Permit RequiredSan Bernardino Yellow Post Site 7 - santa rosa, California
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YP7 is located on 3N14G at N34° 19.132 W117° 00.363 RV firendly (although not a lot of flat area). Room for 6 vehicles and tents. Down a short spur road. Not much …
Pay CampgroundSan Joaquin River Gorge Management Area - Auberry, California
21 votes, average: 3.14 out of 521 votes, average: 3.14 out of 521 votes, average: 3.14 out of 521 votes, average: 3.14 out of 521 votes, average: 3.14 out of 5 Bike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterHorse CorralRestrooms
Beginning February 1, 2012 the following fee schedule applies to visitors in the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area. Fee Schedule Day Use (per vehicle) $5 Annual Pass $25 Individual Campsite $10 Double/Triple …
Free CampsiteSanta Lucia Memorial Park Campground - Greenfield, California
18 votes, average: 3.33 out of 518 votes, average: 3.33 out of 518 votes, average: 3.33 out of 518 votes, average: 3.33 out of 518 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5 Bike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsHuntingSwimmingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Primitive, rustic campground is located among oak and pine trees. The Arroyo Seco River is nearby. At a Glance Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am Reservations: None. First-come, first-serve Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking Fees None Best Season: spring Busiest …
Pass or Permit RequiredSanta Rosa Springs Campground - Palm Desert, California
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Located at 7200' in the San Bernardino National Forest. I don't really have any information about this campsite. An Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required to camp at this …
Free CampsiteSanta Rosa Yellow Post Sites - Palm Desert, California
7 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire Ring
Free, primitive in isolated scenic locations ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from the crowds. Fourteen sites that are no more than a clearing with …
Free CampsiteSawmill Meadow Campground - Mammoth Lakes, 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 Hiking Trails
Free camping in the Inyo National Forest. At about 9200' elevation. Just after the Glass Mountain Trailhead on Sawmill Meadows Road. Primitive camping in the boondocks. No services or reservations. Camping …
Free CampsiteSawtooth Canyon - New Jack City - Lucerne Valley, California
7 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 57 votes, average: 3.71 out of 5 Rock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Free ( so far) BLM campground in a lovely boulder strewn valley. A favorite of rock climbers. This place had climbers from Europe, but I never knew until recently. …
Free CampsiteScenic Overlook near Nevada City, CA - Nevada City, California
53 votes, average: 2.79 out of 553 votes, average: 2.79 out of 553 votes, average: 2.79 out of 553 votes, average: 2.79 out of 553 votes, average: 2.79 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingPicnic Tables
There's a scenic overlook a few miles off CA 20 from the I-80 going towards Nevada City, CA. It's a USFS area and good for a night of boondocking/dry camping. …
Free CampsiteScott's Lake Area - Hope Valley, California
30 votes, average: 3.27 out of 530 votes, average: 3.27 out of 530 votes, average: 3.27 out of 530 votes, average: 3.27 out of 530 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5 Fishing
Toiyabe National Forest. Dispersed camping. Haven't explored too much, but definitely good r.v. camping right off Hwy 88 and a big network of roads.
Free CampsiteSelby Campground - Santa Margarita, California
5 votes, average: 4.60 out of 55 votes, average: 4.60 out of 55 votes, average: 4.60 out of 55 votes, average: 4.60 out of 55 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingPicnic Tables
5 picnic tables 4 fire pits no shade There is no fee for campfire permits and they may be obtained at the Goodwin Education Center, the Bakersfield BLM office and …
Free CampsiteShoreline Highway - South of Westport - Fort Bragg, California
10 votes, average: 4.40 out of 510 votes, average: 4.40 out of 510 votes, average: 4.40 out of 510 votes, average: 4.40 out of 510 votes, average: 4.40 out of 5 Near Water
GPS: 39.569941804094505, -123.77167493104935This is a gravel pullout just next to the street, stayed there for 1 night with two other campers. There is no sign that says "no overnight camping". …
Free CampsiteShoreline Hwy - Marshall, California
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Boat ramp with place for car. I put my tent for 1 night no problem
Free CampsiteShort Canyon - Inyokern, 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 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing
No charge, primitive camping on BLM Land. Most rigs will want to park at the trailhead for Short Canyon Trail. Spring is the best time to be in this area. …
Free CampsiteShoshone/Pahrump Overnight - Pahrump, California
On the south side of Highway 372, just before the 'Your Public Lands' sign when coming up from Shoshone is a nice pull out with a short gravel road in …
Free CampsiteSidewinder Road (northwest side) - Ogilby, 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 Hiking Trails
1 1/2 car-width to 2-car width dirt road just south of American Girl Mine Road and north of the railroad. Multiple wide, flat areas both sides of the road. Obey …
Free CampsiteSilurian Lake - Renoville, 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
Free dry camping. BLM boondocking on dry lake bed. Hard, flat, natural gravel and sparse vegetation. Directions: Entrances between mm18 and mm22 on HWY127 North of Baker, CA.
Free CampsiteSilver Lake Overflow Site - El Dorado, California
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Silver Lake Overflow Site, located up highway 88 past the paid Silver Lake campsites. Only 1-2 miles from Silver Lake. Make a left at the right hand turn in the …
Free CampsiteSlab City - The Last Free Place - Niland, California
58 votes, average: 3.67 out of 558 votes, average: 3.67 out of 558 votes, average: 3.67 out of 558 votes, average: 3.67 out of 558 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 ATV TrailsFishing
Slab City may be the most wonderful, weird and disturbing campsite in the country. Go with an open mind or don't go at all. Annual Events: The Range - live music and …
Free CampsiteSmith River Recreation Area - Crescent City, California
12 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 512 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5 Horse TrailsWater SkiingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Located not far outside of the Redwoods National and State Parks. Simple gravel parking lots with a pit toilet. I was told by a ranger that it was …
Free CampsiteSnag Lake Campground - Sierra City, California
8 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 BoatingFishingHiking TrailsSwimmingFire RingRestroomsNear Water
Snag Lake Campground is located five miles north of Bassetts on the Gold Lake Road adjacent to Snag Lake. There are 12 undesignated campsites with space for small trailer use- …
Free CampsiteSoboba Casino - San Jacinto, 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
Free, blacktop boondocking at a casino near Hemet, California. Currently offering $15 free play to new players club card members.
Free CampsiteSoggy Dry Lake - Lucerne Valley, 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 ATV Trails
A staging area within Johnson Valley OHV. Free dry camping. No facilities at all. True desert boondocking. Bring your toys! Open desert, dry lake beds, some sand dunes & extreme …
Free CampsiteSouth Entrance of Joshua Tree N.P. - Indio, California
29 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 529 votes, average: 3.24 out of 5 ATV TrailsWildlife Viewing
BLM 14 day dry camping on graded gravel just off the Cottonwood Springs Road immediately south of the South Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Just over a mile …
Pay CampgroundSouth Fork - Sequoia National Park - Three Rivers, California
14 votes, average: 3.29 out of 514 votes, average: 3.29 out of 514 votes, average: 3.29 out of 514 votes, average: 3.29 out of 514 votes, average: 3.29 out of 5 Hiking TrailsDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
$12/night in season. Free from mid October-April. Just inside Sequoia National Park, a beautiful campsite at 3600 feet elevation. Free from November through April, but otherwise costs money. Lots of green …
Free CampsiteSouth Fork Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
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Low elevation site near the confluence of the South Fork Tuolumne River and the Tuolumne River one mile from Lumsden Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Elevation: 1500' Directions: From Groveland travel …
Free CampsiteSpangler Hills OHV Area - Ridgecrest, California
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Camping is permitted anywhere in the open area, but is limited to a maximum of 14 days. The draining of holding tanks is prohibited. Coordinates are approximate. The most popular staging …
Free CampsiteSteiner Flats BLM Primitive Campsite - Douglas City, 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 Horse TrailsWater SkiingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Big sites on the Trinity River. Vault toilet. Maintained dirt road access. A couple miles from Douglas City, off 299. Great fishing camp, but a little trashy because some campers …
Free CampsiteStockton Flats Yellow Post Sites - Cajon Junction, California
18 votes, average: 2.61 out of 518 votes, average: 2.61 out of 518 votes, average: 2.61 out of 518 votes, average: 2.61 out of 518 votes, average: 2.61 out of 5 Hiking TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingNear Water
Nineteen free, dispersed campsites in a remote location withing the San Bernardino National Forest. These are scenic locations ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from …
Free CampsiteStoddard Wells Road BLM - Barstow, California
7 votes, average: 3.29 out of 57 votes, average: 3.29 out of 57 votes, average: 3.29 out of 57 votes, average: 3.29 out of 57 votes, average: 3.29 out of 5 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsWildlife Viewing
Desert camping halfway between Victorville and Barstow. Seems popular with the ATV and offroad motorcycle crowd, so isn't very quiet. Rockhounds go to the abandoned quarrys to collect …
Pay CampgroundStovepipe Wells - Inyo County, California
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There is a dry camping with puplic restrooms and a dump station and potable water run by the National Park Service (12$) as well as some private full hook-up sites …
Free CampsiteSummit One - Verdi, California
Before getting to Dog Valley Campground, there are a few previously used non-offical camp sites at the top of the mountain.
Free CampsiteSunrise Trailhead Anza-Borrego SP - Julian, California
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A nice little stop for a day or two of hiking. Part of Anza-Borrego State Park. You can connect to a couple of different trails here including the PCT. …
Pay CampgroundSunset Campground at Furnace Creek - DEATH VALLEY, California
Drinking WaterDump StationPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans
Three campgrounds run by the national park service. Death Valley National Park. See website for details and prices (cheapest is 12$). All have a dump station, potable water and public …
Free CampsiteSuperstition Mtn- The Dip Area - Imperial, 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 ATV Trails
Dry camping for off road enthusiast.
Free CampsiteSycuan Casino - El Cajon, 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 Restrooms
Free dry-overnight camping at Sycuan Casino (more than 1 night possible if you call ahead). RV camping is on HUGE paved lot on hill above the Casino (behind the employee …
Free CampsiteTachi Palace Casino - Lemoore, California
Large, paved RV spaces next to Tachi Palace Casino. Park in Lot #3 in the back of the hotel. Spent the night with 7 other RV's. Security went by many …
Pass or Permit RequiredTamarisk LTVA - Holtville, California
Tamarisk LTVA is the smallest of the three LTVAs managed by the El Centro Field Office. Surrounded by tamarisks, this campground is also the most secluded of the three LTVAs. …
Free CampsiteTaylor Canyon Campground - Mammoth Lakes, California
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Free, primitive campground with few campsites and a vault toilet. Dry camping in the boondocks. 6.5 miles from Highway 120. 7354' elevation. Camping area managed by MONO LAKE RANGER STATION P.O. Box 429 Lee …
Free CampsiteTecopa Dispersed Camping - Tecopa, 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 ATV TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing
Dispersed camping available close to Tecopa Hot Springs. Best areas are located off of Furnace Creek Rd (well graded dirt) on the west side of Hwy 127. Typical open desert …
Free CampsiteThe Pads - Ryan, 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
Known as "The Pads", this location's ownership is in question. It is said that the police patrol it and boondockers are not hassled. It was possibly a company town belonging …
Free CampsiteThomas Hunting Grounds Yellow Post Campites - Big Bear Lake, California
12 votes, average: 3.50 out of 512 votes, average: 3.50 out of 512 votes, average: 3.50 out of 512 votes, average: 3.50 out of 512 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables
Five free, remote camping sites in the San Bernardino National Forest locations for tent and car camping. There are some mature shade trees near the sites, but other than …
Pay CampgroundTinnemaha Campground - Independence, California
FishingFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsNear Water
Maintained by Inyo County. This campground costs $10 per night. There are no hookups available. Amenities include Vault toilets, stream, grills, fire rings, tables, stream fishing. There are 55 camp …
Free CampsiteTool Box Springs Campground - Anza, 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
Campground with six campsites near Thomas Mountain in California's San Bernardino National Forest. Elevation: 6500'
Free CampsiteTool Box Springs Yellow Post Sites - Idyllwild, California
15 votes, average: 3.80 out of 515 votes, average: 3.80 out of 515 votes, average: 3.80 out of 515 votes, average: 3.80 out of 515 votes, average: 3.80 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire Ring
Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, these ten free campsites provide no more than a clearing with a fire ring in isolated scenic locations ideal for tent and car …
Free CampsiteTrinidad Rest Areas (near Redwoods) - Trinidad, California
3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5 Drinking WaterDump StationPay PhonePicnic TablesRestrooms
Surprisingly nice rest areas on highway 101 just north of Trinidad and just south of the Redwoods National and State Parks. California rest areas allow 8 hour parking. …
Free CampsiteTrona Pinnacles - Trona, 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 Hiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms
Primitive camping is permitted at Trona Pinnacles and campers are encouraged to use existing campsites and fire rings and to pack out all trash. If you plan on having …
Free Campsitetruckee overnight - truckee, California
Located at the east end of commercial row free 6pm to 10am
Free CampsiteTubbs Island Trailhead - Sonoma, California
6 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 56 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5 Hiking TrailsNear Water
This is only a parking lot near the street, but it seems to be okay to stay overnight. There is heavy traffic on the road. 2 RVs can park here …
Free CampsiteTumco Ghost Town - Tumco, California
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Free boondocking near the ghost mining town of Tumco. Larger rigs should be mindful of where they go. There are some dips in the road that could cause tr