With tons of state parks, national parks, and national forests, California is a camping destination!
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Camping in California
CAMPING IN CALIFORNIA California features beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains and scenic deserts, offering a wide assortment of camping destinations that your whole family will enjoy. From Big Bear Lake in Southern California to D.L. Bliss State Park in Lake Tahoe, we have compiled a list of some of the best family camping spots in the state.
The Best Campgrounds in California - Sunset
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur: With a priceless perch over the Pacific and only two hike-in campsites, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is more private paradise than crowded campground—which is why the sites are usually booked six months out. From site 1, shaded under Monterey cypress, you can sip your morning joe to the bark of sea lions. $30; no potable water; parks.ca.gov/jpb