There’s A Beach Hiding In Northern California Where You Can Camp Year-Round

There is no better way to disconnect, recharge, and immerse yourself in nature than on a camping trip. Here in Northern California, we have many beautiful campgrounds waiting to be enjoyed, but Gold Bluffs Beach tends to stand out, particularly if you love the beach. One of the best campgrounds in Northern California, this secluded oasis sits on a large grassy plain right along the beach. It is beautiful, spacious, and open year-round.

For information about camping in Northern California at Gold Bluffs Beach, visit the official website of the California State Parks. Have you ever stayed at this year-round campground? What was your experience like? Do you think it’s one of the best campgrounds in Northern California? Let us know in the comments! You can also nominate your favorite places to go camping in Northern California (as well as any other attractions, places of business, or events you deem worthy of a feature). You just might see your suggestion(s) in an upcoming article!

If you are looking for another fun and beautiful hiking trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, check out Karl Knapp Trail, formerly known as the Prairie Creek Trail, which takes you through the redwood forest and is fully ADA-accessible.

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Address: Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, Davison Rd, Orick, CA 95555, USA
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Camping In Northern California & Related Info

May 17, 2023

Are there any other great places to go camping in Northern California?

Our half of the Golden State is brimming with incredible places to pitch a tent. Some of the best spots to go camping in Northern California include:

  • Navarro River Redwoods State Park, near Elk

You don't even need a reservation to camp at this incredible spot with hills, redwoods, and even a beach.

Nestled in the foothills of Gold Country, this scenic, 1,600-acre lake offers year-round camping.

Located on the border of the iconic Yosemite National Park, this unique campground lets you spend the night in an 1800s-style covered wagon.

Where can I camp on the beach in Northern California?

Some of the best places to camp on the beach in Northern California are:

  • Clam Beach State Campground, McKinleyville

A beachcomber's delight, Clam Beach State Campground is located right near Little River State Beach. I definitely recommend bringing a pair of binoculars and a good camera - it's also a prime birdwatching destination!

  • Wright's Beach Campground, Bodega Bay

Nestled in the shadow of larger-than-life boulders, Wright's Beach Campground is the largest sandy beach between Bodega Bay and the Russian River. The campground offers over 25 oceanfront campsites.

A local favorite since 1925, this family-friendly campground is located on scenic Highway One and offers direct access to the Pacific Ocean. You can even watch whales from your campsite!