Where To Set Up Your Campsite This Summer In California

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Welcome to California- where camping can mean tucked away amongst ancient redwoods or drifting to sleep beneath swaying palm trees. Against dynamic rock formations or along sandy coastlines- these world-renowned campsites are guaranteed to connect you with untouched nature, luminescent night skies, incredible hiking, and summertime memories to last a lifetime. Whether it's a solo getaway to find yourself or a family fun-cation- consider these campsites for your next summer adventure in the Golden State.

Tags: Adventure, Exploring, Hiking, Camping, Campsite

  • Tuolumne Meadows Campground in Yosemite Valley, United States

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      The famous Yosemite National Park's largest campsite, Tuolumne Meadows Campground is a treasure trove for adventurers. Open throughout the summer, Tuolumne Meadows encompasses adventurous hiking opportunities, shimmering lakes, and out-of-this-world viewpoints to explore.

  • Van Damme State Park, United States

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      If outdoor fun is your summer activity of choice- look no further than Van Damme State Park, hiking, biking, kayaking, and more opportunities for adventure are all within arms reach. Enjoy breathtaking natural views, peaceful nights, and exploration at this incredibly popular California camping destination.

  • El Capitán State Beach, United States

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      Have you ever camped on a sandy shoreline with the sound of waves dissipating in the distance to help you to sleep? That is the quintessential California camping experience, and El Capitan State Beach offers some truly whimsical beachside camping experiences. Set up camp beneath the palm trees this summer and enjoy a paradise-like getaway with nature.

  • Ventana Campground in Big Sur, United States

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      Tucked away in the ancient Redwoods of Big Sur, Ventana Campground is one of the most popular campsites on the planet. Whether you want a rugged escape into nature or a glamping experience- Ventana Campground offers the best of both worlds. Perfect for both novice and experienced campers, Ventana Campground encompasses local dining, hiking opportunities, bars, and more.

  • Joshua Tree National Park, United States

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      Camp in untouched nature- pristine skylines, dynamic rock sculptures, and unique plant life, Joshua Tree National Park is easily one of the most breathtaking national parks to set up your tent. With plenty of incredible campsites to choose from, all with varying differences; Blackrock, Cottonwood, Ryan, and more- consider this destination for a weekend escape in nature.

  • Big Sur in Big Sur, United States

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      Make sure to reserve your spot for a camping experience of a lifetime, Big Sur State Park is an adventure by day and overnight an escape into a planetarium. Witness the night sky like you never have before, complete with toasted marshmallows and a cozy campfire. Big Sur State Park is one of the most in-demand campsites not just in California, but in the world- so if you manage to get a spot, this is an excellent destination for some old-fashioned summer fun.