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California National Forest
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NFS camping

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Angeles National Forest Maps Angeles National Forest
701 North Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
818-574-1613
Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92127-2107
760-673-6180
Cleveland National Forest Maps
El Dorado National Forest Maps El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667
916-644-6048
Inyo National Forest
873 North Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514
760-873-2400
Inyo National Forest Maps
Klamath National Forest Maps Klamath National Forest
1312 Fairlane Road
Yreka, CA 96097
916-842-6131
Los Padres National Forest
6144 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
805-683-6711
Los Padres National Forest Maps
Mendocino National Forest Maps Mendocino National Forest
875 N. Humboldt
Willows, CA 95988
916-934-3316
Modoc National Forest
800 West 12th Street
Alturas, CA 96101
916-233-5811
Modoc National Forest Maps
Plumas National Forest Maps Plumas National Forest
P.O. Box 11500/159 Lawrence St
Quincy, CA 95971
916-283-2050
San Bernardino Forest
1824 Commercenter Circle
San Bernardino, CA 92408-3430
909-383-5588
San Bernardino National Forest Maps
Sequoia National Forest Maps Sequoia National Forest
900 West Grand Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257
559/784-1500
Shasta & Trinity Forests
2400 Washington Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
530-226-2500
Shasta National Forest Maps
Sierra National Forest Maps Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Rd
Clovis, CA 93612
559/297-0706
Six Rivers National Forest
1330 Bayshore Way
Eureka, CA 95501
707-442-1721
Six Rivers National Forest Maps
Stanislaus National Forest Maps Stanislaus National Forest
19777 Greenley Road
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-3671
Tahoe National Forest
Highway 49 & Coyote Streets
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-4531
Tahoe National Forest Maps
Toiyabe National Forest
Highway 395, on Nevada border,
S.of Tahoe & some Las Vegas regions
702-331-6444
Carson - 702-882-2766
Bridgeport - 760-932-7070

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Lake Recreation
Lassen National Forest
2550 Riverside Dr
Susanville, CA 96130
530-257-2151
Lake Tahoe Camping
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Rd, Suite 1
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-573-2600

You know the good thing about camping in California National Forest? everything!

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California Maps
  • very little or no fees for recreation
  • less crowded, more space for solitude: peace & quiet
  • dog friendly hiking trails
  • equestrian horse trails
  • mountain bike trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • plenty of back country wilderness
  • no tourist buses & crowds at every sightseeing stop
  • updated Forest Maps USDA
  • plenty of dirt back roads
  • remote cabins & fire lookouts are available for rent in California
  • free camp fire permits will allow you, a responsible camper w/ shovel, water, & wildfire knowledge to camp...


    Topo Mapsoutside of developed campgrounds
    Open Camping; outside designated camp grounds; also called dispersed or primitive camping.
    SoCal Forest are a bit restrictive on this type of camping, due to the high fire danger.
    CA dirt roads for RVs, secluded hot springs, or to access hiking trailheads or OHV routes
CA Campgrounds

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All California Campgrounds

can be found on our small town A to Z pages

Plumas: South Feather River

Campground Fee Required

Boulder Campground Sign

National Forest are located throughout California, from the Baja borders near San Diego up to the Oregon coast. National Parks are usually surrounded by US National Forests & make camping 'outside the park' the best option for those looking to stay away from the masses.

California FirewoodNational Parks are sometimes so crowded in summer months that you can't even enjoy the experience. Try the off-season times for your best stay. National Forest are a much better bet for space & less taxing on the wallet for fees. Neighboring forest lands offer much more for the traveler who wants to stay away from tourist traps & find their very own slice of wilderness heaven.

National Forest are protected forest & open areas throughout state that often surrounded National Parks or Wilderness Areas. Tons of small campgrounds & primitive spots for real seclusion. Get a free fire permit & camp almost anywhere you want. Use that SUV exploring the many dirt back roads & find that perfect camp spot. Highly protected Wilderness Areas are usually located adjacent to the California National Forest lands.

National Forest Cabins & Fire Lookouts for Rent


Unique wilderness experience: Historic cabin rentals from the National Forest Service.

Stay overnight on top of a towering granite boulder. NFS offers old fire lookouts or rustic cabins for rent. Many locations to choose from in the California forests.


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Los Padres National Forest

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