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Most beautiful places to camp in California

Most beautiful places to camp in California

Camping is a great outdoor activity that lets you spend time with your friends and family to have fun and create good memories at the same time some people do camping as a timeout with their fast paced life in the bustling city and just take thing slow.

California is a great state to go if you want to go camping, it offers places that are a good spot to pitch your tents and RVs, whether you like it in the middle of the woods, near the lake or beachside. Boat camping is also a thing in California.

Because California is a big state that offers a lot of places to go for camping, we narrow it down to the best 3 camping sites (in no particular order) you might want to check out. These are some of the most beautiful places to camp in California.

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe offers one of the most breathtaking campgrounds in California; it is one of the biggest lake that you can find in America, it separates California from Nevada. The California side of Lake Tahoe is the best for an all-out experience of the Lake Tahoe camping.


It has the best of both worlds, the waters on the California side is warmer and makes it perfect for swimming, the mountain tops offers a winter wonderland where you can go skiing to your heart’s content, You can see here picture perfect views of the Nevada Desert and Lake Tahoe. It has a serene feel that makes you relax; there are also a lot of activities that everyone can enjoy. Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Disc Golf and Frisbee are some of the activities offered.

Lake Tahoe desert

There are several campgrounds in Lake Tahoe; they vary from lakeside campsites to RV Camps that offers full amenities. Boat Camping is also available to experience here in Lake Tahoe, where you can sail your boat or rent of their readily available boat camps. It is a one of a kind camping you might want to experience.

Lake Tahoe in the California side on average have 250 days of sunshine which makes it perfect for families who loves outdoor activities in every season.

Yosemite National Park

Located in Northern California, Yosemite is managed by the National Park Services because of its status as a World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most famous Parks in the whole country.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers a lot of things for different kind of visitors it has. Granite cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, mountains clear streams and giant sequoia groves are the main attraction of this park. Yosemite National Park is the first park to be part of the United States National Park System.

It is a nature reserve; it supports a wide variety of plant and animals. 160 rare plants can be found in this park. Yosemite Valley is the main camping grounds in this 700 thousand acres national park; it is open whole year round for different kinds of activities including camping,

There is a total of 13 campsites in the Yosemite National Park, 7 of them was located in the reservation system all equipped with the necessities you might need for your camping. Lodgings are also available for those big groups and those who wants the comforts of a cabin in the woods. These campsites could be your alternative if you don’t want to stay in the Yosemite Valley. Crane Flat Campground, Hodgdon Meadow, Wawona Campground, Summerdale Campground and Diamond 0 that offers a spot for swimming and fishing near the Tuolumne River.

Jalama Beach Country Park

Jalama beach

Jalama beach

Located in the Santa Barbara County, Jalama Beach County Park is one of the most isolated beach camping sites but still have its comforts and conveniences. The campground have a total of 98 camping sites; they have sites for RVs that have hookups, sites to build your tents and seven beachside cabins that will provide you the best view of the Jalama Beach.

It also has a day-use picnic area that provides tables and raised fire box. Surfing, Whale-Watching, birdwatching, nature photography and fishing are the activities that you and your family can do in this Beach Park. It also provides the basic amenities such as a general store where you can buy the supplies that you need for your camping and clean bathrooms with showers. Jalama Beach has a must try handmade burgers that you need to have when you drop.

It is also a great way to reconnect with nature because there is no cell phone reception or Wi-Fi in the area it makes you disconnect to your smartphones, tablets, and laptop and just focus on having fun with your family. It is a great way to introduce nature to your kids and let them experience fun without those gadgets.


About the Author: Isabella Beck of MadOutdoorist.com

Hi guys, my name is Isabella. I am a hiking enthusiast who has an in-born love for nature. I’m an editor of MadOutdoorist.com, a blog that provides crucial information about outdoor adventures.

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