Joshua Tree National Park will be too hot to visit in the next few months, so get your trips in now. Our favorite campground is Jumbo Rocks, which offers beautiful views of the desert, close encounters with the iconic monzogranite boulders, and a quick hike to the famous Skull Rock.
Point Mugu State Park is a great local spot about 1 hour out Los Angeles, just North of Leo Carillo State Park. Take your pick of a site with a view on the Pacific or in the shade of Sycamore Canyon.
Red Rock is conveniently close to the exciting city of Las Vegas. It is a wonderful getaway if you’ve had enough of the lights, or a great place to explore if you have avoided the city because you thought it only offered lights. The park offers a variety of activities, good for a variety of interests and skill levels.
Have an off-road adventure and camp at Jawbone Canyon, near Red Rock Canyon State Park.
Barton Flats Campground is a beautiful and accessible camping spot close to Los Angeles and closer to Big Bear. It is a great place to take your family in the summer, as well as in the Fall when crowds and the weather cool down.
Mt. Langley is a lesser known 14er in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. It is relatively easy to get a permit and offers the option of a 22-mile round trip day hike or a longer, more relaxed backpacking trip including a night or two camping by beautiful alpine lakes.
McGill campground is a fantastic place to escape the heat of LA in the summer, as it’s nearby and easy to get to. Entertain yourself with hiking during the day and stargazing at night.
If you’re looking to hike in the shade of giant Redwood trees, and drink fresh water from bubbly creeks then Redwood Canyon in Kings Canyon National Park is the place for you.
Get the skinny on our (no longer) secret favorite camping spot Figueroa Mountain. Close enough for a a great weekend get away, and far enough to escape the city hustle and bustle.
We’ve created our first Camping Fact Sheet to offer you insider information on one of our favorite camping spots- Leo Carrillo State Park.