With the summer season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to start making arrangements for all of your camping adventures in Southern California. Whether you love a rustic camping experience in the great outdoors, or you prefer a weekend of glamping in posh surroundings, you’ll find these eight places to offer the perfect outdoor adventure to make your summer complete.
1. Thornhill Broome Campground
Want to feel the sand on your toes on your camping trip? Then you'll love a night of camping at Thornhill Broome Campground tucked inside Point Mugu State Park where the campsites are right on the beach. You'll enjoy the sound of the ocean right from your tent. You can find Thornhill Broome at 9000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Point Mugu State Park, Malibu, CA 90265.
2. Two Harbors Campground
Love the idea of visiting Catalina Island without paying the hefty price tag? Then you'll love a camping adventure at the secluded area of Two Harbors where you'll experience the rustic beauty of Catalina Island with a stunning view of the harbor. Two Harbors Campground is located at 1 Banning House Lodge Rd., Two Harbors, CA 90704.
3. Lake Jennings Campground
For the adventurer who's seeking a lakefront camping experience and out-of-the-ordinary accommodations, this unique campground where you can spend the night in a teepee with a view of Lake Jennings will certainly do the trick. You can find Lake Jennings Campground at 10108 Bass Rd., Lakeside, CA.
4. Hoegees Camp
Love to experience a refreshing hike on your camping trip? Then you'll want to check out Hoegees Camp located in the San Gabriel Mountains where you'll take a lush two-mile hike through the forest to reach this remote campsite. This campground does not take reservations, so be aware that all the spots may already be full once you arrive so please plan accordingly. You can find Hoegees Campground at Santa Anita Canyon Rd.,
Chantry Flat Recreation Area, Sierra Madre, CA 91025.
5. Glamping at El Capitan Canyon
Looking for a spot where you can camp and feel glamorous at the same time? You'll love the rustic elegance of El Capitan Canyon where you'll be treated to a relaxing overnighter in the great outdoors with all the comforts of home. El Capitan Canyon is located at 11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117.
6. Lake Hemet Campground
What could be better than lakeside camping? How about a campground that also offers an awesome water park the whole family will enjoy? At Lake Hemet Recreation Area, you'll find the opportunity to do some classic outdoorsy camping in a setting that offers an epic water park packed with 25 different pieces of equipment for sliding, climbing, and splashing. You can find Lake Hemet Campground at 56570 Highway 74, Mountain Center, CA 92561.
7. Joshua Tree National Park -- No Reservations Required.
When it comes to camping, the reservations can be the trickiest part of the trip as you have to plan in advance. If you require a last-minute camping spot, make sure to check out Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree National Park as no reservations are required for the 31 camping spots. You can find Ryan Campground at 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
8. San Diego Metro KOA
Love camping but want to stay closer to the city instead of spending a long day in the car to reach a remote campsite? Check out the San Diego Metro Koa at 111 North 2nd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910. You can choose from a wide variety of campsites including this unique safari tent that will make you feel like you're far away from the rest of the world.
Don’t these campsites in Southern California look incredible? Where is your favorite camping adventure in Southern California?
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