Looking for a site to pitch your tent? California is an excellent place to take in the great outdoors. The Golden State offers diverse landscapes, exotic wildlife and an abundance of outdoor activities to keep you entertained while you sleep under the stars. Browse through the 12 spots we recommend for the best camping in California, and find one that suits your needs and interests.
1. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park offers 13 different campgrounds for tent pitchers to enjoy. The park is 95% wilderness, meaning no cars, no structures, no buildings and no electricity. Yosemite also offers an abundance of hiking trails for the nature lover. Take a hike on the Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to the top of Glacier Point or if you’re looking for something a bit more difficult, the Panorama Trail offers 8 miles of adventure. Beware of the black bears!