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11 Glorious Campgrounds In Northern California Where No Reservation Is Required

Camping is a quintessential Northern California experience – but these days, it’s usually anything but spontaneous. With reservations often being accepted nearly a year in advance, sometimes your favorite spots get snatched up before you can even plan your vacation dates.

Luckily, there are some campgrounds in Northern California where reservations are not required. While that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a spot (they are first-come, first-served, after all), if you time your trip right, your odds will be good.

Okay, Northern California campers. Did we leave any of your favorite “no reservation” campgrounds off our list? We’re always eager to hear your thoughts and suggestions, so leave them in the comment section below!

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.