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California Camping

California has abundant lands, parks, rivers & reservoirs for outdoor enjoyment & public access; more so than any other state in the nation. No wonder so many move here!

Camping is a very popular activity among residents and travelers alike. Nomads may see it as a necessary life-style choice and others, fair weather campers, get out only in the summer months. Although camping is available all year long in the golden state, much of the region sees winter snowfall more than half the year.

NorthernĀ California tends to be wetter in winter, than Southern California. Mountains above 1000′ elevation usually get winter weather between December-April, with snow often lasting well into mid-summer. Check road conditions, fire restrictions and availability in whichever area you choose to camp. Free camping on dirtĀ backroads means obtaining a campfire permit from local rangers.

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Sly Creek Reservoir Campground

Backpacking
Boondocking
Car Camping
Campground Reservations
Dirt Road Camping
Free Camping
Full-Timers
RV Parks
Tent Camping
Truck Camping
VanLife

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Camp Fires Correctly
Campfire Permits
Campfire Safety
Camp Clean
Camp Clueless
Camp Help

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4×4 Camping
All Lake Campgrounds
Best View Camp Sites
Cabin Camping
California Camping Fishing
California Dirt Roads
California Off Road Areas
Central Valley Reservoirs
Creek Campgrounds
Creekside Camping
Dirt Cheap Camping
Fire Lookouts for Rent
Free RV Camping
Horsepack Camping
RV Camping
SUV Camping
Tent Cabins
Yellow Post Campsites
Your Public Lands

Blue Lake, Modoc National Forest
Blue Lake, Modoc National Forest
Free Camping North Lassen
Free Camping @ North Lassen
BLM South Yuba River Camp
BLM South Yuba River Camp

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Active Outdoors California

Experience California, Outside

Above Convict Lake, CA
Above Convict Lake, CA

Go west young man. The left coast, the best coast. California is the state of vacation paradise. Zillions relocate to the golden state to experience the wonderful weather and more life out doors. It is one of the top US destinations in terms of number of people visiting.

Beautiful, fantastic and scenic; there is something for everyone, unique coastline, wild terrain, mountains, deserts. Camp for free, or find a luxury RV resort. We have accommodations listed for every type of traveler.

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Leisure

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Small towns, big cities, freeways, farms, and lots of mountains. Weather is always the biggest draw, attracting millions to the sunshine on the West Coast. Another major factor in the population is diversity. Come for college and never want to leave. Near perfect weather, locally grown food, great wine, alpine lakes, freeways and earthquakes too.

Whether you are out for a week long road trip, living on the road full time or just planning a one day escape from the city, you are bound to find it here in California.

Drastic desert landscapes, extreme mountain peaks, and plenty of adventures. Follow the images above and below to discover new spots & explore hidden secrets. We have thousands of pages just onĀ California.

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Big California Winters?

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Sierra Nevada Lakes
Mojave Desert
Anza Borrego
Boulder Gardens
Wildflowers
Camping Redwoods
Shasta Cascades
Mill Creek California
Free Campgrounds Sierra

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big sur jade cove
Big Sur Jade Cove
Blue Lake, Modoc National Forest
Blue Lake, Modoc National Forest
Northeast California
Northeast California is Cattle Country

Coastal Camping California

Baja California

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coastal cliffs camping, island camping, beach camping, overnight, ocean, surf, waves, shoreline, fishing piers, coastal foothills, redwood forests, state parks, state beaches, state recreation areas, national parks, national seashore, backpacking, free camping, hot springs, dirt back roads, off road camping

Big Sur Sunset
Big Sur Sunset – in a sea of clouds

Coastal Camping Redwoods, Beach Camping, State Parks on California Coast

  • tent camping
  • backpacking trailheads
  • walk-in campground
  • hike-in campsite
  • RV camping
  • 4×4 camping
  • hot springs
  • parks & trails
  • picnic & sightseeing

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Pacific Jade Cove
Pacific Jade Cove

see also – Best View Campsites

Off Road Camper List

4x4 Camping

The Basics

clothing, first aid kit, maps
sweater/fleece, light jacket, heavy jacket
coveralls, boots, shoes
hats, gloves, socks

Food , Ice Chest, Chair, Sleeping Bag, Tent, Tarps, Tools

The large list below might seem absurd for a typical camping trip, but if you are planning a full week of tent campin’ w/ 4 wheelin’ in the high country, then many items may come in handy. Gear-heads will appreciate the fun times and the break downs. Remember, repairs are just part of the adventure!

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Items specific to off-road travel –

air pressure gauge
allen wrenches
crescent wrench
electrical tape
crimp connectors
grease
pliers
set of open end wrenches/combo wrenches
pocket/utility knife
socket set
screw driver set
pry bar
bailing wire and wire cutters
tie-rod puller/Pitman arm puller
dental pick
telescopic magnet
small lengths of angle iron
tubing/flare wrenches
snap ring pliers
BFH
vise grips
impact driver
JB weld/solder seal
left handed drill & tap/easy out
socket adapter, extension
Locktite
chisel & punch
fresh duct tape
flare tool
bolt cutters
metal shears
disposable gloves
handcleaner
WD40 lubricant
propane canisters & torch
silicone seal / gasket material
brake cleaner
starter fluid
rags
lug wrench
tire plugs
welding sticks
welding goggles

Camp Light

headlamp
spot light
work light
flashlights
batteries
propane lantern
generator
battery pack

Camp Fires in California

Camp Fire

campfire permit
firewood
matches & lighter
newspaper
kindling
shovel
hand saw / chain saw
water
bucket
fire extinguisher

Camp Real California

see also –

4×4 Camping in California
4×4 Clubs in California
4×4 Off-Roading
California Back Roads
Campers CheckList (coming soon)
Vehicle Inspection List (PDF download)