Book amazing campsites and RV parks in California on BookOutdoors

Find your perfect outdoor stay in California

What type of adventure are you looking for?

Get more with every booking

Weather protection icon

Weather Protection

Don’t let rain ruin your trip! You have the option to cancel your eligible booking and receive a full refund for covered weather events. Your trip is covered at no cost to you.

Exceptional Service icon

Exceptional Service

Ask our concierge service for help on anything from planning a trip to booking it. The only thing we can’t do is start your campfire for you.

Cancel for any reason icon

Cancel For Any Reason

Get ultimate flexibility to cancel your booking for any reason with affordable travel insurance options.

Rewards icon

Amazing Rewards

Earn points and unlock free nights, discounts and other incredible perks. The more you travel, the more you earn.

banner campground image for California

Camping in California

With golden-sand beaches, breathtaking mountains and otherworldly forests, it can be hard to pick a place to go camping in California. But wherever you ultimately decide to go, California is sure to show you an amazing time.

What is the best season for camping in California?

California is a year-round camping destination (yay!), but the weather can definitely vary by region and elevation. Coastal areas promise pleasant enough weather for tent camping throughout all four seasons. The Central Valley gets very hot in summer. Desert regions are too scorching for most campers throughout summer and into fall, but delightfully mild in winter and spring. Higher elevations see temperatures below freezing for most of the winter season.

What are some must-do outdoor activities in California?

California is an exceptional destination for hiking, with almost every region presenting glorious scenery and a well-established network of trails. Other outdoor activities to enjoy are mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, photography, birding, whale-watching, seasonal snow sports, and of course, camping.

What are the top events and festivals in California?

Some of the biggest annual events in California include the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco and San Diego Comic-Con. The Gilroy Garlic Festival, Oxnard’s California Strawberry Festival and the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival are just a few of many celebrating California’s homegrown foods and wines.

What are the best state and national parks to visit in California?

Eight national parks are all amazing places to go camping in California. Yosemite and Redwood national parks are especially notable as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Joshua Tree and Channel Islands are truly unique places that offer year-round camping in California. Don’t overlook California’s 279 state parks, which include beaches, lakes, natural preserves, marine parks and even ghost towns.

More about California

Unforgettable Day Trips From San Diego

If you’re RV camping in San Diego, you might want a change of pace from the beachy lifestyle. What about a couple day...

Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in California

Are you intimidated by the variety that California has to offer for campers? If you can’t decide between mountain ranges...

Read More

How to Find the Best Camp Spots for RV Beach Camping in California

When it comes to sunny skies and warm weather, few states compare to the beauty of California. With its rolling golden...

Read More