11 Best Campsites in California

Hidden Valley Campground

A primitive camping spot disguised between the boulders and cacti of Joshua Tree.

Fallen Leaf Campground, South Lake Tahoe

A campground nestled in the Sierra Nevada forest only 1 mile from the Lake Tahoe shore.

Upper Pines Campground

The best campsite in the heart of Yosemite Valley close to all major attractions.

Dry Lake

Hike to this remote lake in the San Bernardino National Forest away from trail crowds.

Alabama Hills

The Alabama Hills Recreation Area is perhaps the most beloved campsite in the Eastern Sierras. Because it sits on BLM land, there are no fees required to camp here.

Blue Ridge Campground

Enjoy the best views of the San Gabriel Mountains from this remote Wrightwood campsite.

Angel Island State Park

Take a ferry to this state park with 360-degree views of the whole Bay Area.

Wild Rose Campground

Make camp coffee over a propane stove to watch the soft colors of the sunrise light up the desert valley.

Yellow Star