Search
Submit
Cache
Filters
List
Map
Only campsites that meet at least one of the selected criteria will be displayed.
Cost
FreeFree
PayPay
PermitPermit
ResearchResearch
9
miles
Safeway (Prunedale) - Prunedale, California
36 votes, average: 3.25 out of 536 votes, average: 3.25 out of 536 votes, average: 3.25 out of 536 votes, average: 3.25 out of 536 votes, average: 3.25 out of 5
Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue
26
miles
Casa De Fruita - Hollister, California
18 votes, average: 2.67 out of 518 votes, average: 2.67 out of 518 votes, average: 2.67 out of 518 votes, average: 2.67 out of 518 votes, average: 2.67 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 …
39
miles
Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground - Greenfield, California
11 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 511 votes, average: 3.09 out of 5 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 …
47
miles
Nacimiento 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 …
47
miles
Panoche Hills BLM - firebaugh, 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 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 …
48
miles
Naciemento - Fergusson rd - King City, California
32 votes, average: 3.56 out of 532 votes, average: 3.56 out of 532 votes, average: 3.56 out of 532 votes, average: 3.56 out of 532 votes, average: 3.56 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. …
49
miles
Upper Sweetwater Recreation Area - King City, California
Hiking TrailsBBQ GrillFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms
Six developed campsites on BLM with very easy back-in access for any size rig. Pads are level and some up to 60 feet long!
50
miles
Laguna Mountain Recreation Area - King City, 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 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.
55
miles
Willow Creek Road Dispersed - Big Sur, California
77 votes, average: 3.60 out of 577 votes, average: 3.60 out of 577 votes, average: 3.60 out of 577 votes, average: 3.60 out of 577 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5 Wildlife ViewingNear Water
Free camping - boondocking. No facilities. Los Padres National Forest - Monterey Ranger District. This site is just a pull out along a forestry road. However, the area is just …
83
miles
Harris Ranch - Coalinga, California
Drinking WaterRestroomsShowers
Boondocking, either in Parking lot of hotel or off to the side of the gas station, in the large dirt patch. You sill see the semis parked there. Free water …
83
miles
Tachi Palace Casino - San Joaquin, 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 …
92
miles
H. Dana Bower Rest Area (Vista Point) - Sausalito, California
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 …
108
miles
Mariposa Museum & History Center - Mariposa, California
Picnic TablesRestroomsTrash Cans
Other than on Mariosas Park & Ride, overnight parking seems to be permitted on the parking lot of the Mariposa museum. 6 lots reserved for RV/Bus. Quiet and safe place. …
111
miles
Tubbs Island Trailhead - Sonoma, 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 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 …
111
miles
Merced River Recreation Area - Mariposa, California
54 votes, average: 3.17 out of 554 votes, average: 3.17 out of 554 votes, average: 3.17 out of 554 votes, average: 3.17 out of 554 votes, average: 3.17 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 …
117
miles
Jerseydale Campground - jerseydale, California
12 votes, average: 3.33 out of 512 votes, average: 3.33 out of 512 votes, average: 3.33 out of 512 votes, average: 3.33 out of 512 votes, average: 3.33 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. …
119
miles
San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area - Auberry, California
20 votes, average: 3.20 out of 520 votes, average: 3.20 out of 520 votes, average: 3.20 out of 520 votes, average: 3.20 out of 520 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5 Bike TrailsHiking TrailsHorse TrailsWildlife ViewingDrinking WaterHorse CorralRestrooms
Beginning February 1, 2012 the following fee schedule applies to visitors in the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area. Fee Schedule Day Use (per vehicle) $5 Annual Pass $25 Individual Campsite $10 Double/Triple Campsite $15 Equestrian Campsite* $25 Group Campground* $175 Interpretive/Educational …
119
miles
Lumsden Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
33 votes, average: 2.73 out of 533 votes, average: 2.73 out of 533 votes, average: 2.73 out of 533 votes, average: 2.73 out of 533 votes, average: 2.73 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 …
119
miles
South Fork Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
BoatingFishingHiking TrailsWildlife ViewingRestroomsNear Water
Low elevation site near the confluence of the South Fork Tuolumne River and the Tuolumne River one mile from Lumsden Campground, within the Tuolumne-Lumsden Recreation Area. Elevation: 1500' Directions: From Groveland travel …
120
miles
Lumsden Bridge Campground - Stanislaus National Forest - Groveland, California
20 votes, average: 3.45 out of 520 votes, average: 3.45 out of 520 votes, average: 3.45 out of 520 votes, average: 3.45 out of 520 votes, average: 3.45 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 …

Camping near Central Coast California. Find a Free Campsite

Our community provides the best free camping information available. Free campgrounds can be hard to find. Freecampsites.net makes it easy. We give you a simple, map based search engine to find free and cheap camping areas. Community reviews and ratings provide you with up to date information and help you select the best camp site for your next camping trip.

This is a platform for sharing campgrounds and camp sites you have discovered. We are community driven, and while we will be adding many free camping spots, we hope that you will add some of your favorite camping places as well. By sharing camping information freely, we can all spend less time researching campgrounds, spend less money, and more time camping. If everyone contributes a few campsites, we'll all have more places to go camping.

Please come back and let us know what you find! User reviews help other campers decide on their next camping destination. The more information you have, the more informed your decisions.

Whether you enjoy tent camping, car camping or RV camping, our goal is to help you find the best places to go camping. We believe that free camping areas are often the most beautiful and peaceful camp sites. Our focus is on public lands. You own these lands and you are entitled to use them. We especially like camping on Forest Service land, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) areas, WMA's (Wildlife Management Areas) and county or city parks. We hope you enjoy the same style of camping.

We are not actively seeking Wal-Marts, truckstops or other parking lots and will not be adding very many of these. There are enough Wal-Mart and truck stop directories out there already. However, if a member of the community finds one of these locations to be useful for overnight RV parking and creates an entry, we may approve the listing.