Campground Guides

California Camping Guide

California camping is more than a lifetime experience…

It is a place of many natural wonders including the numerous state parks and beaches – 64 in total, with most offering camping facilities and gorgeous coastal views. See our home page for Southern California beaches.

Sonoma Coast State Beach is located in the northern coastal region of California. Visitors to Sonoma Coast can enjoy hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding along the scenic trails and craggy beaches. Bodega Dunes features 98 campsites and hot showers. A sandy beach with a handicap accessible boardwalk is located near the campground and summer programs are available for children. Wright’s Beach offers 27 campsites along the beach with picnic tables, fire pits, and paved parking.

In the San Francisco, Half Moon Bay State Beach lets campers experience moderate temperatures and sandy beaches while hiking, fishing, or picnicking. Francis Beach offers a 52-site campground for tents and campers, as well as coin operated hot showers.

California’s central coast includes El Capitan State Beach is located just outside of Santa Barbara, Hiking, bicycling, surfing, and fishing can be enjoyed in the park.

Los Angeles County has lots of state beaches that do not provide camping facilities but are perfect for day trips. Visitors to Malibu Lagoon can enjoy historic and cultural exhibits, as well as bird watching and guided nature tours as well as scouting for gray whales. Santa Monica State Beach is a beautiful beach offers shopping as well as activities like volleyball, basketball, and jogging.

Southern California has enchanting places for perfect for the outdoor enthusiast as well as kids. Their are plenty of family attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and Seaworld in San Diego. You can also pitch a tent in Balboa Park and just spend the day enjoying the beauty of the gardens and museums.

Here are a few California camping tips:

• Choose the perfect time.
In California, most campers prefer summertime even though it can get hot. Make sure that you plan ahead especially during the peak season in case your park requires reservations.

• Research the best camping destinations first.
It is better if you know the rules and regulations of a campground before you get there.

• Pack appropriately.
Be prepared for hot and cold weather as well as potential accidents. Bring first aid, sunscreen, swimsuits, as well extra sandals and clothes to cover up from the.