Camp in California

Spacious camps @ Eagle Lake Campgrounds

campingWelcome to the epic camping paradise called California.

Great weather and unlimited outdoor destinations make the US West Coast a premier travel spot for the entire country. We love sleeping out under the stars so much, we created an entire web site about it (way back in 1996).


what is real camping?

Many will argue that the definition of real camping is only when:
you hike into the wilderness, on foot, with a backpack
you pitch a tent and sleep on the ground, or
you camp overnight, outside of a developed campground;

The type and style of camping is vast w/ newer options emerging every passing year. Glamping, a term for glamour camping, usually expensive; Airbnb campsites on private property for a pretty price, plus surcharge fee; Backpackers trailheads, RV rentals, vintage camper vans, horse packing tours and fire tower lookouts. Houseboats are now marketed to camping families as floating campsites w/ a steep price to match.

Whether you want a free campsite on a dirt road, a paved campground near the highway or a luxury yoga yurt w/ organic farm, we have it listed on Total Escape. From dirt cheap spots to outrageous cabins, we feature all types of camping in California.


Camping in California, all year long



4×4 Camping
All Lake Campgrounds
Army Surplus Stores
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
Festival Camping (coming soon)
Fire Lookouts for Rent
Free RV Camping
Horsepack Camping

National Forest Cabins
Primitive Camping
RV Camping
SUV Camping
Tent Cabins

Walk-In Camp Sites
Yellow Post Campsites
Your Public Lands

Free firewood everywhere
Free firewood everywhere!




lake camping
Secluded lake campsites


Camping Maps & Topo Atlases

Outdoor Books

Outdoor Gear