Ten Most Beautiful Camping Spots In California

Most beautiful camping spots in California
Camping Spots In California

Are you looking for the top 10 most beautiful camping spots in California? Thank goodness you are here.

Today, I will unveil the top 10 most beautiful places you should consider visiting during your trip to the highly-rated American state.

Some Cool Facts About California

California is one of the highly-rated places in the United States, and it’s located in the Pacific Region of the country.

The state consists of 482 towns and cities, thereby providing unrivaled opportunities to learn new things, discover a new culture and see amazing creatures.

Los Angeles, which is the largest and most populous city in California, remains arguably the best place to be in the world.

It is known for numerous natural resources and eye-catching features that are too glaring to the eyes.

Considering the number of cities in California, it won’t be out of place to admit that there are numerous campgrounds in California.

There are tens of beautiful places you can visit in California. So, forgive me if your favorite place isn’t mentioned in my list.

Below is the list of the top 10 most beautiful camping spots you must visit during your trip to California.

1. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park was created in 1890. It is a highly-regarded recreational valley where tourists engage in interesting activities.

Apart from being the oldest park in the USA, Yosemite National Park remains the most visited park in the world with over 4 million visitors annually.

Some of Yosemite National Park’s captivating features include El Capitan — the world’s tallest granite monolith; Waterfalls and the tall-and-attractive Sequoia trees.

Endeavor to witness the formation of El Capitan Canyon during your visit to California, I’m sure you would love it.

2. Mendocino Grove

Mendocino Grove is one camping area you don’t want to miss, thanks to its awesome weather conditions and impressive recreational activities.

3. Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest is known as the greatest and most beautiful forest in the country due to its wonderful and good-looking trees.

The trees offer you a very comfortable space or shade where you and your spouse can have a great and fun-filled time.

While you’re still in the Sequoia forest, you should go view the mind-blowing trails of some past hikers.

Sequoia National Forest is the best place to be as tourists because it offers over 28 moderate hiking trails to explore.

4. Joshua Tree National Park

This is another camping spot in California you must visit during your enjoyable trip to the state.

It is located at the heart of the southern part of the state. This park is mostly called the “lovely dessert” because it joins two beautiful deserts.

Expectedly, Joshua Tree National Park has numerous gorgeous trees whose beauty is enhanced by scanty torrents of rainfall.

The features that distinguish Joshua Tree National Park from other parks include beautiful creatures which you would love to play with, and probably take pictures with them.

5. Crystal Cove State Park

Crystal Cove State Park is one of the largest parks in California with over 2,400 acres of land or open space.

It also consists of historic buildings and districts which makes it one of the best places to be.

6. Big Sur

Big Sur is another camping spot in California that promises breathtaking features, including the Santa Lucia Mountain which speedily rises from the Pacific ocean.

However, you must know that the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is the only accessible road( for car owners) that leads to the Big Sur.

Hence, getting into this wonderful spot could be a bit stressful based on the number of visitors trailing on the road accessible by car.

Meanwhile, you can decide to hike into the wonderful 70-mile+ coastline by crossing the huge Santa Lucia mountain.

Some activities you can carry out at the Big Sur include Sykes Hot Springs which is a hiking exercise that gives you the chance to hike for 4-5 hours around the Ventana wilderness.

The Last Chance Water Falls is arguably one of the best waterfalls in the state due to its massive engulfing speed. I think you should visit there too.

7. Cold Springs Campground

Though Cold Springs Campground occupies the seventh position, it remains one of the camping spots in that provide services worth the value of your money.

It is located along the Mineral King road, 23 miles (37 km) away from Highway 198. It is located around the main entrance that leads to Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California.

The campground’s officials have provided some breathtaking services which make you feel comfortable and relax throughout your stay with them.

These services or facilities include a telephone, Vault toilets, Potable water supply, among others.

There is a nearby restaurant (4km away from the campground) where you can enjoy of the delicious meal and world-class drinks.

8. Red Rock Canyon State Park

Located in Kern County, Red Canyon is one of the oldest state parks in California which allows you to organize group/ family picnic under well-constructed shelters.

You also have the luxury of swimming in a large and well-treated pool to refresh your mind and brain.

In addition to the services, Red Rock Canyon allows you to test your fishing abilities as there is a small fish mainly for on fishing exercises.

However, you must obtain a fishing license from California officials before you can be engaged in the fishing exercise.

You can also hike and walk around to discover new fascinating information about the place.

9. Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is located in the southern part of California with a wide range of comfortable place to stay during your trip to the great state.

Unlike some of the camping spots listed above, Santa Barbara is known for many beaches and palm wine drinks, which serve as a source of refreshments.

You can decide to pitch your tent in one of the nearby beaches, like the Jalama Beach, Refugio State Beach, and Ventura County beaches, while you take a walk around the area.

10. Tahoe National Forest

Tahoe National Forest is one of the best camping spots in the whole of America.

Though Tahoe Forest operates at all times, it is advisable not to visit the camp spot in the winter due to an unfavorable conditions caused by snow.

Snow may equally prevent car owners from having a smooth ride to the Tahoe forest during this period.

It is advisable you embark on your trip to this great arena in the summer.


Endeavor to visit any of the listed camping spots in California if you desire to derive full enjoyment from your trip to the beautiful state.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to check my latest article on 10 most fascinating things to do in Santorini, Greece.

By Ibukun Italoye Ebenezer

Having gone through the ups and downs of life, I thought it's best I share my experience with someone out there as source of motivation.

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