Best Camping in California

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California, Inyo County

00 :19 hrs
0.8 mi
13.415039 ft
Unknown

Grandview Campground is surrounded by the thick PInyon and Juniper trees of Inyo National Forest. The 23 sites here can accommodate both tents and trailers and have access to tables, fire rings, toilets, and fire rings. There is a 14 day stay limit. Sites cost $5 per night and all are offered on a first come first serve basis.

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California, Inyo County

00 :09 hrs
0.4 mi
12.574951 ft
Unknown

Bitterbrush Campground is a popular campground that is located within Inyo National Forest. Drinking water and vault toilets are both offered. Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. There is a maximum stay limit of 14 days. Pricing is around $23 per night and sites are offered on a first come first serve basis.

3

California, Inyo County

00 :22 hrs
0.9 mi
25.155884 ft
Unknown

At an elevation of 6,000 feet, Lone Pine Campground is located near the base of Mt. Whitney, alongside Lone Pine Creek. Visitors here enjoy many hiking opportunities and trails that lead into the John Muir Wilderness, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The Mt. Whitney trailhead is just 7 miles away. Anglers also enjoy the area’s great trout fishing. The Lone Pine campground is great for RV camping and tent camping. Campsites are arranged around a single loop. Drinking water, vault toilets food storage boxes are provided. Firewood is available for purchase on-site, and showers are located west of the campground at the Portal Store. Nightly rates range from $22-$60.

4

California, Inyo County

00 :12 hrs
0.5 mi
10.180054 ft
Unknown

Keoughs Hot Springs and Campground is a private campground located in Bishop. Sites here can accommodate both tents and trailers. No generators are allowed here but amenities include water, tables, toilets, showers, RV storage, and a pool. Maximum RV length is 40 feet. Pricing ranges from $31-40 per night.

5

California, Inyo County

00 :10 hrs
0.4 mi
9.768555 ft
Easy

Big Pine Canyon Campground offers two group campground sites located near the Sierra Nevada’s largest and southernmost glaciers, which the two campsites are named after, (Clyde Glacier Group Site and Palisade Groupe Site). Both campsites site along the Big Pine Creek and offer great vistas. Popular activities include: fishing, hiking, backpacking, and climbing. Two popular trailheads are located nearby, the North Fork Trailhead and South Fork trailhead, both of which lead to glacial fed lakes with great views of the glaciers in the area. The Clyde Glacier campsite can accommodate up to 25 people, and the parking includes a 35-foot space and six 20-foot paved spaces. If you are looking for tent camping, Palisade Glacier campsite can accommodate 25 people for tent camping. Campfire rings and grills are provided at both campsites. Nightly rates are $75 and reservations can be made in advance.

6

California, Inyo County

00 :10 hrs
0.3 mi
27.579102 ft
Unknown

Big Trees Campground is located within the thick Jeffery pines of Inyo National Forest. Visitors here enjoy fishing in the nearby Bishop Creek. The 16 sites here have access to drinking water and flush toilets. Maximum stay limit is 7 days and pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. Sites cost $26 per night and are all offered on a first come first serve basis.

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California, Inyo County

00 :17 hrs
0.7 mi
23.299072 ft
Unknown

Forks Campground is located near Bishop Creek within the thick aspen and pine trees of Inyo National Forest. The 21 sites here have access to bearproof storage containers, drinking water, and flush toilets. Maximum stay limit is 14 days and pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. Sites cost $26 per night and are offered on a first come first serve basis.

8

California, Inyo County

00 :14 hrs
0.6 mi
14.103027 ft
Unknown

Sabrina Campground is located along Bishop Creek within the thick trees of Inyo National Forest. Just a short distance away is Sabrina Lake which provides great fishing opportunities. Drinking water and vault toilets are available to campers. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. Maximum stay limit is 7 days. Sites cost $26 per night and are all offered on a first come first serve basis.

9

California, Inyo County

00 :16 hrs
0.6 mi
18.370117 ft
Unknown

Intake 2 Campground is located along the shores of the lake within Inyo National Forest. There are about 11 sites here that can accommodate tents. Drinking water, flush toilets, and bear boxes are all provided. Pricing is around $26 per night and sites are all offered on a first come first serve basis.

10

California, San Diego County

00 :21 hrs
0.9 mi
18.47705 ft
Unknown

Observatory Campground sits at an elevation of 4,800 feet in the Palomar Mountains of Southern California. Visitors come here because of the close proximity to the Palomar Observatory, a world-class center of astronomy site. Campsites sit in a pine and oak forested area. The facility offers a variety of amenities for both tent and RV camping. Other popular activities in the area are hiking, biking and picnicking inside the nearby Palomar Mountain State Park. The facility has campsites organized in one loop with parking spurs for each campsite. Each site can fit vehicle lengths up to 32 feet. Drinking water, coin-operated showers (peak season only), grills, trash cans, campfire rings, picnic tables, a flush toilet (peak season only) and two vault toilets are provided. Nightly rates are $30.

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