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773 Campground and Campsite listings in California

Free Campsite32N16 - Old Station, 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 RV ParkingTent Camping

Clearing along Forest Road 32N16 a few 100 feet south of the highway. Big enough for even large rigs. Traffic is audible but quiet at night. Trees are hide you …

Free CampsiteAdelanto City Park - Adelanto, California

24 votes, average: 2.08 out of 524 votes, average: 2.08 out of 524 votes, average: 2.08 out of 524 votes, average: 2.08 out of 524 votes, average: 2.08 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

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 OHVHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

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

Free CampsiteAirport Flat Campground - Pollock Pines, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingOHVHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteAlabama Hills - Movie Road - Lone Pine, California

61 votes, average: 3.13 out of 561 votes, average: 3.13 out of 561 votes, average: 3.13 out of 561 votes, average: 3.13 out of 561 votes, average: 3.13 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsRock ClimbingWildlife Viewing

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

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

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

9 votes, average: 2.22 out of 59 votes, average: 2.22 out of 59 votes, average: 2.22 out of 59 votes, average: 2.22 out of 59 votes, average: 2.22 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

10 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 510 votes, average: 4.10 out of 5 HikingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteAlpine Canyon YP - Lytle Creek, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteAmboy Crater Overflow - Amboy, California

17 votes, average: 3.00 out of 517 votes, average: 3.00 out of 517 votes, average: 3.00 out of 517 votes, average: 3.00 out of 517 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5 HikingWildlife ViewingPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Pay CampgroundAmerican Canyon - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

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

Pay CampgroundAmerican Canyon - Santa Margarita, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteAmerican Girl Mine - Imperial County, California

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

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

Free CampsiteAmerican House OHV Camp - La Porte, California

OHV

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

Free CampsiteAnnie McCloud - Truckee, California

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 Restrooms

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

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

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 Wildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteAnza Borego Desert - Thermal, California

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

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

Free CampsiteAnza Borrego PCT Access - Julian, California

4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 54 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5 Hiking

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

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

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

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

Pay CampgroundApplewhite Campground - Lytle Creek, California

73 votes, average: 3.29 out of 573 votes, average: 3.29 out of 573 votes, average: 3.29 out of 573 votes, average: 3.29 out of 573 votes, average: 3.29 out of 5 Drinking WaterFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteArroyo Hondo Vista Point - Goleta, California

9 votes, average: 2.33 out of 59 votes, average: 2.33 out of 59 votes, average: 2.33 out of 59 votes, average: 2.33 out of 59 votes, average: 2.33 out of 5 RV ParkingNear Water

With a very short ramp next to the bridges, you will find a vista with several dozen parking spaces. You can park best at the top where you'll have the …

Free CampsiteArroyo Salado Primitive Campground - Salton City, California

OHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteAsh Camp - Big Bend, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Pay CampgroundAsphan Sno Park - Shingletown, California

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 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

14 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 514 votes, average: 3.07 out of 5 BoatingFishingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

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

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

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 Tent CampingBoatingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

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

Free CampsiteBaja - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBald Mountain Spring Campground - Mammoth Lakes, California

15 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 out of 515 votes, average: 3.87 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 CampsiteBallarat Ghosttown - Ballarat, 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

This is a privately owned ghost town with a rich history. It has a small general store and a couple of permanent residents that live out of RVs but the …

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

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 HikingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingFire Ring

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

Pay CampgroundBarrel Springs - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

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

Pay CampgroundBates Canyon - Santa Maria, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBattle Creek Vista Point - Paynes Creek, California

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

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

Free CampsiteBeans Camp - Happy Camp, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBear Creek - Angelus Oaks, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

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

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

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

Free CampsiteBear Lake - Tahoe City, California

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

Pay CampgroundBear River Campground - Grass Valley, California

122 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5122 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5122 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5122 votes, average: 3.27 out of 5122 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 River Casino - Loleta, California

15 votes, average: 3.53 out of 515 votes, average: 3.53 out of 515 votes, average: 3.53 out of 515 votes, average: 3.53 out of 515 votes, average: 3.53 out of 5

Casino Dry camping

Free CampsiteBear River Road - Pioneer, California

1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingHikingWildlife Viewing

When travelling east on Bear River Road there is a little pull off area on the right side of the road about a third of a mile past Pardoes Point …

Free CampsiteBear Valley Campground - Loyalton, 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 OHVHikingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBeaver Creek Campground - Klamath River, California

44 votes, average: 3.23 out of 544 votes, average: 3.23 out of 544 votes, average: 3.23 out of 544 votes, average: 3.23 out of 544 votes, average: 3.23 out of 5 FishingHuntingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Pay CampgroundBelle Campground - Joshua Tree, California

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

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 CampsiteBenbow Drive - Garberville, 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

There are several pull-outs along Benbow Dr, some more level than others. GPS coordinates point to the access point from Hwy 101 (Redwood Hwy). We stayed all night with …

Pay CampgroundBenicia State Recreation Park - Benicia, California

6 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 56 votes, average: 4.17 out of 5 RV ParkingHikingBBQ GrillDrinking WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesTrash Cans

Small Park with three EnRoute Camping spaces. Each space has water hookup, BBQ grill and picnic table.

Free CampsiteBenner Creek - Chester, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBert's Canyon Roadside Park - Onyx, California

FishingHikingFire RingPicnic Tables

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

Free CampsiteBicentennial Camp - Mill Valley, California

17 votes, average: 3.12 out of 517 votes, average: 3.12 out of 517 votes, average: 3.12 out of 517 votes, average: 3.12 out of 517 votes, average: 3.12 out of 5 Tent CampingNear Water

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

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

39 votes, average: 3.54 out of 539 votes, average: 3.54 out of 539 votes, average: 3.54 out of 539 votes, average: 3.54 out of 539 votes, average: 3.54 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic Tables

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

Pay CampgroundBig Flat Campground - Crescent City, California

Big Flat campground has 9 campsites, and access to many trails in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, including the Caribou Lakes. There is no potable water or garbage service provided, but …

Pay CampgroundBig Pine - Old Station, 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 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

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 OHV

Mesa overlooking Big River,Ca. and Parker, Az

Pass or Permit RequiredBig Rock Campground - Valyermo, California

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

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

Free CampsiteBig Springs Campground - June Lake, California

39 votes, average: 3.26 out of 539 votes, average: 3.26 out of 539 votes, average: 3.26 out of 539 votes, average: 3.26 out of 539 votes, average: 3.26 out of 5 FishingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBighorn Mountain Wilderness - Barnes Rd - Landers, California

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

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

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

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

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

Free CampsiteBlack Mountain BLM - Palo Verde, California

OHVWildlife Viewing

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

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

20 votes, average: 2.95 out of 520 votes, average: 2.95 out of 520 votes, average: 2.95 out of 520 votes, average: 2.95 out of 520 votes, average: 2.95 out of 5 HikingFire RingPicnic Tables

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

Free CampsiteBlack Rock - Red Bluff, California

Restrooms

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

Pay CampgroundBlack Rock (Patterson Mt) - Auberry, California

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

Free CampsiteBlackrock Trailhead Golden Trout - Kennedy Meadows, California

6 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 56 votes, average: 2.67 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingHorse Corral

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

Free CampsiteBlair Valley - Banner, California

27 votes, average: 3.48 out of 527 votes, average: 3.48 out of 527 votes, average: 3.48 out of 527 votes, average: 3.48 out of 527 votes, average: 3.48 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBloody Canyon - Lee Vining, California

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

Free CampsiteBloody Canyon Trailhead Campground - June Lake, California

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 HikingWildlife Viewing

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

Pay CampgroundBloomfield - Arnold, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBlue Creek - Humboldt County, California

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

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

Free CampsiteBlue Oaks BLM - Clearlake, California

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

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

Pass or Permit RequiredBlue Ridge - Wrightwood, California

BikingHikingFire RingRestrooms

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

Pass or Permit RequiredBlue Ridge Campground - Azusa, California

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

Free CampsiteBlythe-Vidal BLM - Vidal, California

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 HikingWildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteBoardman Camp - Covelo, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBob's Big Boy - Baker, California

28 votes, average: 2.68 out of 528 votes, average: 2.68 out of 528 votes, average: 2.68 out of 528 votes, average: 2.68 out of 528 votes, average: 2.68 out of 5

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Pay CampgroundBobcat Meadow Campground - Pine Valley, California

18 votes, average: 3.56 out of 518 votes, average: 3.56 out of 518 votes, average: 3.56 out of 518 votes, average: 3.56 out of 518 votes, average: 3.56 out of 5 OHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Pay CampgroundBoggs Mountain Demonstration Forest - Clear Lake, California

7 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 57 votes, average: 3.86 out of 5 Horse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingFire Ring

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

Pay CampgroundBoise Creek - Willow Creek, California

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

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

Free CampsiteBorax Bill MX Park - California City, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 OHVBBQ GrillDrinking WaterDump StationPicnic TablesRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

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

Free CampsiteBoron Rest Area - Boron, California

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 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 …

Free CampsiteBorrego Springs South - Borrego Springs, 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

This site is near the southern sculptures. The dirt road goes up the gentle climb toward a canyon that many find great fauna a flora. There are several …

Pay CampgroundBoulder Basin Campground - Idyllwild, 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 HikingHorse TrailsWildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteBowman Campground - Nevada City, California

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 BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingBoat RampFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBox Canyon West - Mecca, California

27 votes, average: 3.59 out of 527 votes, average: 3.59 out of 527 votes, average: 3.59 out of 527 votes, average: 3.59 out of 527 votes, average: 3.59 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

This is the starting point of the 70 mile trail that runs to Highway 78. There are numerous free, dispersed camping locations along it. 4x4 is required to traverse it.

Free CampsiteBradshaw Trail Pad - Riverside County, California

RV ParkingTent CampingWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

A flat spot along the trail with an old concrete slab.

Free CampsiteBradshaw Trail Palo - Riverside 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 RV ParkingTent CampingOHVHikingHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

Another nice free camping area along the Bradshaw Trail.

Free CampsiteBradshaw Trail RRX - Riverside County, California

RV ParkingTent CampingOHVBikingHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingPets Welcome

This campsite is located about 3.2m down the Bradshaw Trail. The road up to this point was graded and easy. This is the only location where we received cellular signal …

Pay CampgroundBrookshire - Santa Maria, California

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

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

BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingNear Water

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

Free CampsiteBuck Rock Campground - Grant Grove, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 HikingHorse TrailsHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Pay CampgroundBuck Spring - San Luis Obispo County, California

Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteBuckeye - Bridgeport, California

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 FishingHikingHuntingWildlife Viewing

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

Pay CampgroundBuckhorn Campground - Pearblossom, California

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 HikingDrinking WaterFire RingPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

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

Free CampsiteBucks Summit Sno Park - Quincy, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Pay CampgroundBurnt Ranch - Burnt Ranch, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteBurt Canyon Trailhead Parking - Bridgeport, California

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

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

Free CampsiteButte Creek - Susanville, California

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

10 semi-developed sites. No water available. Vault toilets located on both ends of campground. Quiet and off the beaten path, Butte Creek campground is located 4 miles off Highway 44. …

Free CampsiteButte Creek Recreation Area - Magalia, California

6 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 5

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

Pay CampgroundButte Meadows - Forest Ranch, California

Drinking WaterRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteButtermilk Country - Bishop, California

23 votes, average: 3.57 out of 523 votes, average: 3.57 out of 523 votes, average: 3.57 out of 523 votes, average: 3.57 out of 523 votes, average: 3.57 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

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 Restrooms

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

Free CampsiteCalico Early Man - Newberry Springs, 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 Viewing

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

Free CampsiteCalkins Flat - Kernville, 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 Wildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCalso Camp (Temporarily Closed) - Middletown, California

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

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

Free CampsiteCamino Cove - Raffetto, California

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 BikingBoatingFishingHikingSwimmingRock ClimbingWildlife ViewingBoat RampNear WaterPicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

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

Free CampsiteCamino Cove Campground - Raffetto, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingNear WaterPets Welcome

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

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

14 votes, average: 2.64 out of 514 votes, average: 2.64 out of 514 votes, average: 2.64 out of 514 votes, average: 2.64 out of 514 votes, average: 2.64 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingWildlife ViewingFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCamp Cady Wildlife Area - Newberry Springs, California

HikingHuntingWildlife ViewingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCamp Creek CG - Hornbrook, California

35 votes, average: 3.14 out of 535 votes, average: 3.14 out of 535 votes, average: 3.14 out of 535 votes, average: 3.14 out of 535 votes, average: 3.14 out of 5 BoatingFishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingBoat RampDrinking WaterDump StationFire RingNear WaterPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCamp Ducky - Big Bend, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteCamp Roberts rest area - San Miguel, 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 RV ParkingPay PhonePets WelcomePicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

As your Heading north on the 101 out side of San Miguel you'll see the signs leading to the rest area. Toilets No showers Plenty of room for cars/vans, RV, …

Free CampsiteCamp Roberts Rest Area (southbound) - Bradley, 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 RV ParkingADA accessibleDrinking WaterPets WelcomePicnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans

Nice rest area with restrooms, trash and recycle bins, pet walking field, and picnic tables in a grassy area. Sign allows '8 hours maximum parking'. Big rigs/RVs to …

Free CampsiteCampbell Lake - Plumas County, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteCamping World, Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield, California

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

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

88 votes, average: 3.03 out of 588 votes, average: 3.03 out of 588 votes, average: 3.03 out of 588 votes, average: 3.03 out of 588 votes, average: 3.03 out of 5

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

Free CampsiteCanyon Creek Campground - Nevada City, California

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 BikingFishingHikingFire RingNear WaterRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCarrizo Badlands Overlook - Ocotillo, California

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

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

Free CampsiteCarson Pass Sno-Park - Kirkwood, California

Wildlife Viewing

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

Free CampsiteCasa De Fruita - Hollister, California

32 votes, average: 2.88 out of 532 votes, average: 2.88 out of 532 votes, average: 2.88 out of 532 votes, average: 2.88 out of 532 votes, average: 2.88 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

12 votes, average: 3.58 out of 512 votes, average: 3.58 out of 512 votes, average: 3.58 out of 512 votes, average: 3.58 out of 512 votes, average: 3.58 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

16 votes, average: 3.81 out of 516 votes, average: 3.81 out of 516 votes, average: 3.81 out of 516 votes, average: 3.81 out of 516 votes, average: 3.81 out of 5 FishingHikingSwimmingWildlife ViewingFire RingRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCattle Canyon - La Verne, California

20 votes, average: 2.55 out of 520 votes, average: 2.55 out of 520 votes, average: 2.55 out of 520 votes, average: 2.55 out of 520 votes, average: 2.55 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water

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

Free CampsiteCedar Camp - Stonyford, California

OHVRestrooms

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

Free CampsiteCedar Creek - Wofford Heights, California

Restrooms

4800-foot elevation. 11 campsites, with fishing on Cedar Creek. This h