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Campground and Campsite listings closest to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

9
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Free CampsiteSafeway - Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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

Safeway at the bottom of Big Sur in Carmel. We stayed here 2 nites the staff was awesome and did not mind as long as you shopped there for food. …

9
miles

Free CampsitePilot Travel Center - Salinas, California

9 votes, average: 2.89 out of 59 votes, average: 2.89 out of 59 votes, average: 2.89 out of 59 votes, average: 2.89 out of 59 votes, average: 2.89 out of 5 RV ParkingRestroomsShowersTrash Cans

Truck stop, truck parking lot says no parking without permission, we asked and received permission. No specific spot for RV's, just pick a truck slot. No tents or cars. 951 Work …

10
miles

Free CampsitePotrero road - Moss Landing, California

19 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 519 votes, average: 3.42 out of 5

Parking along Potrero Road near Mills Creek. There is room for about 5 or 6 small to medium rigs. Park on the north side of the road after the neighborhood …

13
miles

Free CampsiteSafeway (Prunedale) - Prunedale, California

52 votes, average: 3.12 out of 552 votes, average: 3.12 out of 552 votes, average: 3.12 out of 552 votes, average: 3.12 out of 552 votes, average: 3.12 out of 5

Food and drug store - Courtesy of MovinSue

23
miles

Pay CampgroundHollister Hills SVRA - Hollister, 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 Restrooms

Busy campsite, 10 bucks. full of dirtbikers and big rvs. not a peacefull place to camp but doable if you really need a place. lots of rangers driving around, kinda …

38
miles

Free CampsitePull out off of Cabrillo Hwy - Davenport, California

29 votes, average: 3.21 out of 529 votes, average: 3.21 out of 529 votes, average: 3.21 out of 529 votes, average: 3.21 out of 529 votes, average: 3.21 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingWildlife ViewingPets Welcome

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 …

41
miles

Free CampsiteOff hwy 1 south of Pressidio - Davenport, California

9 votes, average: 3.00 out of 59 votes, average: 3.00 out of 59 votes, average: 3.00 out of 59 votes, average: 3.00 out of 59 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5

Several pull-ups between Davenport and Pressidio both sides of the road. Only where there are no, no parking signs.

47
miles

Free CampsiteRoadside: Highway 25 at Coalinga Road - Paicines, 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

This is a very nice overnight spot on a wide pull-off along scenic Highway 25 above Bitterwater Valley on the edge of the San Andreas Fault. The is plenty of …

49
miles

Free CampsiteGuadalupe Garden - San Jose, California

7 votes, average: 3.14 out of 57 votes, average: 3.14 out of 57 votes, average: 3.14 out of 57 votes, average: 3.14 out of 57 votes, average: 3.14 out of 5

Walnut Street right next to the garden is overnight parking allowed, asked a parking officer. The park got tables and chairs as well as grills.

49
miles

Free CampsitePrewitt Ridge - Big Sur, California

14 votes, average: 4.14 out of 514 votes, average: 4.14 out of 514 votes, average: 4.14 out of 514 votes, average: 4.14 out of 514 votes, average: 4.14 out of 5 RV ParkingTent CampingHikingWildlife Viewing

Beautiful primitive campsite at 3200 feet overlooking the ocean. A bit sketch but doable in a compact sedan. One of the best campsites in North America in my opinion!

53
miles

Free CampsiteGriswold Hills - Paicines, California

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

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

55
miles

Free CampsiteWillow Creek Road Dispersed - Big Sur, California

84 votes, average: 3.62 out of 584 votes, average: 3.62 out of 584 votes, average: 3.62 out of 584 votes, average: 3.62 out of 584 votes, average: 3.62 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 …

55
miles

Free CampsitePanoche Hills BLM - firebaugh, California

14 votes, average: 3.93 out of 514 votes, average: 3.93 out of 514 votes, average: 3.93 out of 514 votes, average: 3.93 out of 514 votes, average: 3.93 out of 5 HikingHorse 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 …

56
miles

Free CampsiteUpper Sweetwater Recreation Area - King City, California

3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 HikingBBQ 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!

56
miles

Free CampsiteLaguna Mountain Recreation Area - King City, 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 HikingBBQ GrillFire RingPicnic TablesRestrooms

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

57
miles

Free CampsiteAlder Creek Camp - Big Sur, California

11 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 511 votes, average: 2.27 out of 5

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).

60
miles

Free CampsiteOak Flat - Paicines, California

Restrooms

OverviewWelcome to a rugged and remote area of Central California!Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) encompasses approximately 75,000 acres, of which 63,000 acres are public lands managed by the Bureau of …

62
miles

Free CampsiteWilliams Hill RA - Bradley, 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 Restrooms

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

63
miles

Free CampsiteTumey Hills - Ridgecrest, 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 Wildlife Viewing

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

68
miles

Free CampsiteCoalinga Dispersed - Coalinga, California

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

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

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