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Buckhorn elevation is 6,500 ft. No. Tent Sites: 4   RESERVATIONS: No  This campground with a wonderful blend of different trees, mainly
large Jeffrey pine and cedar, is located in a cool and shady dale or gentle canyon carved by a creek that meanders throughout the area.  The patches of fern and wildflowers, e.g., Shooting Star, add to the character of this gorgeous campground, which is particularly well suited for tent campers.  A community fire pit
is available for groups to enjoy a few campfire stories.  This is a campground where the whole family can enjoy a "real" forest. Although there are no grilles, each campsite has a fire ring.  Because it's so high up, it's only open from April to November. It's also a first-come, first-served campground with about 38 sites that fit two cars and up to eight people each, so they're a fairly good size. The campground isn't exactly a secret—in the summer, the sites have been filling up by Friday night—so get there as early as possible if you don't want a spot next to the toilets, which are "vault toilets" . The camp is tent-friendly

Messenger Flats campground  * - SG Mountains.  34.3809, -118.1911   Res.no

Chilao *   GPS Coordinates 34.3221, -118.0162   No Res. Vault Toilets   Number of Campsites 111      Close to  Chilao Visitor Center,    See  Group Campsite for site with Res !

Vetter mountain lookout :  * (not a camp site)    Coordinates  34°17 50  N 118° 01 43 W    Nearby Attractions: Visit the Chilao Visitor Center,  Chilao CampGround - Silver Moccasin Trail   - COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND

Barton Flats *    (Latitude, Longitude): 34.17222, -116.87444  34°10'20"N, 116°52'28"W     Res yesFlush

Crystal Lake Camp Grounds, Azusa, California *  wiki No ResThe elevation is 5,800 ft. photos Total Sites: 94 Flush *  GPS   North 34 degrees, 19.313 by West 117 degrees, 50.023 at 5642 feet.

 Horse Flats The elevation is 5,800 ft.Vaults: Total Sites: 26  La Canada Rt 2  RESERVATIONS: No $ Seasonal Comment:
Open only when "demand at other campgrounds necessitates it be opened; contact Ranger District office for status. map Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: 34-20'46'' N Longitude: 118-00'37'' W  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 34.3461103 Longitude: -118.0103451  The campground, for both equestrian and non-equestrian campers, is composed of a single, large loop in sagebrush,  Ponderosa pine, and Manzanita.  There are hitching rails and small pipe corrals
at camp sites 6 through 10.  Although some tent site parking aprons will accommodate horse trailers, parking on them is limited.  About half the tent sites are walk-in and some sites are clustered providing a group environment.  Although there are  no grilles, each campsite has a fire ring.  The campsite has vault toilets and 26 spacious, Jeffrey-pine-filled sites, all of which are first-come, first-served and cost $12 a night

Manker Flats      Total Sites: 21  Mount Baldy Flush Toilets: summer - Vaults: winter RESERVATIONS: No $
The campground is a single loop on a level place or flat next to Big Butch Wash in a stand of Incense cedar, Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines and oak. Camp sites are well separated providing fair privacy. Ground is very rocky and could pose a problem for pitching a tent at some...

Monte Cristo The elevation is 3,900 ft.  La Canada Mt Wilson , The elevation is 3,900 ft. The campground is one large loop bisected by a seasonal Mill Creek and one small loop above the creek. The camp sites tend to be closely spaced with minimal privacy. Some sites in large loop overlook the creek. Large Sycamore trees provide shade to most camp sites close to Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 34-20'39'' N Longitude: 118-06'36'' W  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 34.3441659 Longitude: -118.1100711   RESERVATIONS: No $ No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11  Vaults: Yes  No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3

Los Alamos  Gorman  elevation is 3,300 ft. If you are staying here for the lake this is a convenient place to stay. It is about 3 miles from the lake. If you want to just go camping then there are probably better places to go. Pros:Closest camping to lake -campers get first priority at lake but you still have to be there early. -campers do not have to pay for lake entrance for vehicle, just boat. - nice camp staff, Bob was cool. - camps come with fire pit and picnic table - clean bathrooms and water available I chose site 80, close to bathrooms and water. Quite area. -Lake is awesome,  Cons no shower -not much to do there if you are not boating or off roading.  BUG SPRAY is a MUST.  RESERVATIONS: No

 Mountain Oak The elevation is 6,400 ft.  Wrightwood   PS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.39472, -117.72944 34°23'41"N, 117°43'46"W  Res yes. http://www.recreation.gov Mountain Oak is shaded by oak, ponderosa and sugar pines. The campground is just 8 miles from Wrightwood,

Oak Flats  elevation is 3,000 ft. Castaic  The campground is a series of roughly defined overlapping loops
in a grove of Emory oaks.  While some camp sites are missing tables, several tables are missing seats.  There is a large communal fire ring at campground's entrance.  The campground has a dispersed, under-maintained appearance and feel. RESERVATIONS: No  Rate: No charge, BUT an Adventure Pass is required. No. Tent Sites: 11  Note: To use a camp stove in campground during "fire season," you will  need a California Campfire Permit available at the Ranger District Office.

 Sycamore Flats  elevation is 4,200 ft. Wrightwood  this desert campground, across the street from Big Rock Creek, is comprised of juniper and Sycamore trees.  There is no privacy between camp sites or the access road.  The amount of shade is directly related to parking apron lengths - longer aprons have no shade.
Note: To use a H1 in campground during "fire season," you will  need a California Campfire Permit available at the Ranger District Office.  RESERVATIONS: No
 

South Fork  Wrightwood  The elevation is 4,800 ft.  RESERVATIONS: No  This is a desert campground with junipers, sagebrush, and other shrubs and surrounded by mountains.  The seasonal South Fork of Big Rock Creek runs by the campground.  The campground has a rustic, semi-wilderness feel and is a base camp for hikers.  Privacy is fair to good. No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Vaults: Yes , Comments: Potable water can be obtained from Sycamore Flat campground (Forest Service).  Note: To use a camp stove in campground during "fire season," you will  need a California Campfire Permit available at the Ranger District Office. Res. no

Table Mountain  The elevation is 7,500 ft.  Wrightwood  (site Tent 106  40 per day - double $80 per day - quad RESERVATIONS yes  http://www.recreation.gov/
 

Zuni elevation is 3,400 ft.  Santa Clarita  RESERVATIONS: No  This campground has suffered serious flood damage and has been
converted to a walk-in tent only campground.  This new status gives  campers a wilderness camping experience with only a short steep  hike in and out.
The campground is a single spur up into a grove of Emory oaks. The camp sites are designed as side-by-side pairs.  It is off the main route and offers a quiet environment without a long trek into the forest.  Gas and limited groceries available in nearby community of Green Valley. Note: To use a H1 in campground during "fire season," you will need a California Campfire Permit available at the Ranger District Office.
 

Coldbrook  elevation is 3,600 ft. RESERVATIONS: No $  No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23  Adventure Pass    Azusa
Those wishing to visit a visitor center should venture southeast on to Glendora Ridge Road to reach Mt. Baldy Visitor Center where general Forest information, Native American exhibits..
 

 Cottonwood  Lake Hughes, CA elevation is 3,100 ft.  This nice family campground, stretches along an unnamed creek in the Elizabeth Lake Canyon among large cottonwoods.  Although every camp site has a table, not every table has seats.  The cottonwoods provide ample shade and the adjacent creek is great for wading.  The understory is grass and privacy is minimal. There is a low-water bridge at entrance to campground, which during dry season, should not pose a problem for a family sedan. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Note: To use a camp stove in campground during "fire season," you will need a California Campfire Permit available at the Ranger District Office. RESERVATIONS: yes  t4
 

Bandido Group Campground   near Mrt Wilson  Cedar Springs, CA      Bandido Group Campground is located in The Angeles National Forest. This is a large group camping area. Reservations Yes,  must be made at least a year in advance for groups and at least 4 days in advance for small groups. There is NO water, so bring your own. Bears are often found in the area so all food. Latitude: 34.345527  Longitude: -118.003485
 

Jackson Flat Campground, in the Angeles National Forest is great for a quick weekend getaway. The campground is just 10 miles from Wrightwood, CA at an elevation of 7500 feet. There are 5 group sites, set in the ponderosa pines woods..  RESERVATIONS: Yes  GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.36083, t4-117.79917  34°21'39"N, 117°47'57"W   t4

LAKE CAMPGROUND, California part of Angeles National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE Just a short drive northeast of the Los Angeles metro area, Lake Campground offers an excellent escape from the city. Set on the shores of Jackson Lake...   RESERVATIONS: Yes
 

LIGHTNING POINT GROUP CAMPGROUND, California part of Angeles National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
lightning Point Campground, hugged by Jeffrey pine, scrub oaks and manzanita, is conveniently located 25 miles southeast of Palmdale and 35 miles north of the San Fernando Valley.
 

MEADOW GROUP CAMPGROUND, California part of ANGELES NF - FS, US FOREST SERVICE Meadow Group Campground is located off State Highway 2 between the Manzanita Loop of the Chilao Campground and the Chilao Ranger Station, 26 miles north... RESERVATIONS: Yes
 

* COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND, California part of Angeles National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE   RESERVATIONS: Yes   5,300 feet, GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.32278, -118.01778   or 34°19'22"N, 118°1'4"W   Facilities: The campground has four picnic tables, a vault toilet, group campfire rings and a drinking water faucet. The maximum car- trailer rv length is 40 feet.  Nearby Attractions: Visit the Chilao Visitor Center, just 1.5 miles north of the campground.  Chilao CampGround - Silver Moccasin Trail and vetter mountain lookout, There is a gate with a combination lock at the campground; visitors will receive the code in their reservation confirmation Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers. From La Canada, CA, at the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (State Rt. 2): Take Rt. 2 east for 25.6 miles to the campground sign. Turn left at the sign and go 0.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left towards the Manzanita Loop on the left of Chilao Campground and turn left.   Proceed to campsite 30, turn right on the road blocked by the white gate that goes to Coulter Group Campground. Use the combination received upon reservation confirmation to open the combination lock and enter the campsite.
Contact Information: Mailing Address: COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND 12371 N.LITTLE TUJUNGA CANYON SAN FERNANDO CA 91342
Phone Number:  Information: (818)899-1900      Max # of people 50 http://www.reserveamerica.com/

Soledad Canyon     4700 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA         6612691740
 

Saddleback Butte SP State Park Campground, Lancaster, California, Saddleback Butte, elevation 3,651 feet, is a granite mountain top that towers some thousand feet above the broad alluvial bottom land of the Antelope Valley about fifteen miles east of Lancaster. he family campground is first-come, first-served and offers 50 units with tables, stoves, fire rings, and shade ramadas.  Potable water spigots and full restrooms with a flush toilet and sink are located throughout the campground (no showers).  Eight people maximum per campsite.  There is a 30-foot max for campers/RVs.  Use of the RV dump station is free for paid campers, or a $6 fee for non-campers.  RESERVATIONS:  NO, Group Yes     The Joshua Group Camp holds a maximum of 30 people and 12 vehicles; contact the Mojave Sector Office at (661) 946-6092 or by email to make a reservation. Group camp site is $100 per night; cash or check only.

Streamside Campground     Las Cantilles, CA        661-296-9710  The Streamside Campground offers 9 first-come, first-served tent sites. No piped water, but picnic tables, fire pits and vault toilets are provided. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked at this campground. NOTE: Bouquet Canyon has an abundance of poison oak along the.  RESERVATIONS: NO
 

Bear Campground     Green Valley, CA     661-296-9710  Bear Campground offers 6 sites with tables, fire pits and vault toilets. No water available. The sites are first-come, first-served. An Adventure Pass is required for vehicles parked at this campground. Trash pick up is not available, carry out all trash. RESERVATIONS:  NO
 

Silver Bowl  Westwood, CA      California     The elevation is 6,500 ft. his rustic campground, close to Silver Lake and one of two campgrounds in the Silver Lake Recreation Area, stretches through a stand of Lodgepole pines and other conifers next to a cluster of summer homes.  There is no access to or view of the lake from the campground.  But, the Silver Bowl picnic area, just east of campground, offers access to the lake.  Bringing mosquito
repellent is a good idea.  The Caribou Wilderness is less than 1 mile  from the campground where Caribou Lake Trail is also located. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.  Silver Bowl and Rocky Knoll Campgrounds on  Silver Lake in the Caribou Wilderness (don?t expect to see any caribou) are basically the same campground. Rocky Knoll Campground is by the base of Silver Lake, where the low-lying land by the stream is marshy.  : Rate: $10 per day Vaults:  reservation: No
 

Topanga State Park Sylvia Park, CA          Recreation Opportunities:  Activity Remarks On Site Camping First come, first served camping. Contact the park directly for more information. Yes  reservation: no  Located in the cliffs and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga State Park features 36 miles of trails through open grassland, live oaks and  views of the Pacific Ocean.  Musch Trail Camp The park is bound on the south by Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, on the west by Topanga Canyon, and on the east by Rustic Canyon. Numerous geologic formations can be found in the park, including earthquake faults, marine fossils, volcanic intrusions, and a wide variety of sedimentary formations.

Hardluck Campground Caswell, Camap Camping. Hardluck Campground is located south of Hungry Valley SVRA along Piru Creek, north of Pyramid Lake. The campground has 25 first-come, first-served camping. RESERVATIONS: NO
 Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area is only a 60-minute drive from metropolitan Los Angeles, and provides an easy getaway from city life. It is California's second.
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Joshua Tree Indian Cove *   34.09N 116.38W     reserveamerica.com  Group site  RESERVATIONS: Yes National Park

Joshua Tree Sheep Pass *  Group site  GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 33.99917, -116.11806  33°59'57"N, 116°7'5"W    reserveamerica.com  National Park RESERVATIONS: Yes

Ft Tejon  State Park Group site only  GPS * Coordinates: N 34° 52.436 W 118° 53.660  Group only  RESERVATIONS: Yes


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Trask * (Monrovia Canyon) SGVC *  34.1919°N 117.9625°W  RESERVATIONS: Yes  SGVC

Holcomb Valley *  SGVC 34.3028°N 116.8960°W  RESERVATIONS: Yes   SGVC

Cherry Valley * SGVC 33.4503°N 118.503°W  RESERVATIONS: Yes SGVC

Circle X Ranch * at Big Horn is a Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp, opened in 1952  34.2511°N 117.1270°W    LA BSA
part of Forest Lawn Scout Reservation[5] (elev. 5,300 ft) 34.2511°N 117.1270°W   east of Lake Arrowhead, California RESERVATIONS: Yes

John Wayne Outpost is a wilderness camping area that opened in 1979  near Circle X Ranch  LA BSA  east of Lake Arrowhead, California RESERVATIONS: Yes

Log Cabin Wilderness Camp 37.9767°N 119.174°W (elev. 9,640 ft) is a high adventure base camp located in the Inyo National Forest. The camp is near the Tioga Pass Road on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada bordering the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite National Park.  RESERVATIONS: Yes  LA BSA

Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center 33.7150°N 118.2841°W RESERVATIONS: Yes   LA BSA
 

Firestone Scout Reservation, CA BSA LA * RESERVATIONS: Yes  It has an elevation of 180 meters, or 591 feet. Degrees Minutes Seconds:
33 56' 33'' N  117 50' 52'' W  or  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 33.9425135 Longitude: -117.8478369

 Forest Lawn Scout Reservation LA  BSA LA * RESERVATIONS: Yes

Sea Base/Aquatics campout
Where 5875 Appian Way Long Beach, CA 90803 (map)
DescriptionDepart Saturday 7:00am Return to church around 12:00pm. $20 for food, plus $10 if participating. Programs include basic instruction in canoeing, kayaking, rowing, small boat sailing, and other similar aquatic activities. This site is hosted by the Long Beach Area Council, and activities are conducted within the confines of the Sea Base and Alamitos Bay Marina.
 

Camp Emerald Bay  BSA  yes

Camp Chawanakee  BSA  yes

Philmont  * NM  Summer Camp Backpacking yes 1 year or more
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Calico  * Group and Family sites  (Call for Group, do not use web) RESERVATIONS: Yes   113 miles    Decimal Minutes (GPS) : N34 56.94786 W116 51.87197 -  Decimal (WGS84) : 34.949131, -116.864533

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DOHENY State Beach *  Dana Point, CA  N 33° 27.785 W 117° 40.886  RESERVATIONS: Yes  (Group also)   71 miles

El Capitan  State Beach   North of  Santa Barbara   123 Miles    Nice Tent spots    

Refugio State Beach          North of  Santa Barbara   126 Miles      Nice Tent spots

Carpinteria State Beach   RESERVATIONS: Yes  34.40 N, 119.52 W  Have PACIFIC SURFLINER Train Stop.
 Reservations are required here, and available through Reserve America. The camp costs $35 a night or $10 a night if you use a "hike & bike" site (two night limit, no non-bike vehicles allowed; The Carpinteria train station is serviced by the Amtrak Coast Starlight train, which stops about one block from this campground. The train ride takes about two hours, too, but that's two hours you could be sleeping, playing Dots, or reading. The campground has flush toilets, fire rings

McGrath State Beach   Closed  SP    The campground has flush toilets, showers, fire rings, ADA accessible sites, and a visitor center. Sites are $45 a night in the peak season (now), and $35 in non-peak;  Res Yes.

Emma Wood State Beach GROUP TENT ONLY (4)  large, grass nice.  Group Res yes  but is large !

(Emma Wood State Beach The park features a seaside RV-only campground)

Pismo State Beach   SLO  on Beach

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Yosemite  - Hodgdon Meadow   National Park Group and Family GPS Info. RESERVATIONS: Yes (Latitude, Longitude): 37.79889, -119.86583      37°47'56"N, 119°51'57"W

Lake Cahuilla Park Campground.*  GPS Coordinates 33.6272, -116.2683  Nearest Town La Quinta  RESERVATIONS: Yes

Kelso Dunes, also known as the Kelso Dune Field, is the largest field of eolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert. (camp?)

Santa Fe Dam, * California US Army Corps of Engineers Facilities at Santa Fe are operated  RESERVATIONS: Yes * Group Camping  by request (none in April and May due to Fair)         Water Front 34.115 -117.95   Group RESERVATIONS: Yes

Fireman's Flat -*  Monrovia Canyon Park  picnic. Fireman's Flat is a 2,000 sq. ft   Book at Park    At Monrovia Canyon Park NATURE CENTER
                                Sign up at entacne office,   Office closed Friday, Fire permit needed for Stove (no campfire)  RESERVATIONS: Yes

Bailey Canyon * (it is at about 481 W. Carter Sierra Madre Ca  Book at Rec center, 451 W Carter Ave Sierra Madre, CA 91024  N 34° 10.28 W 118° 03.69
         Office closed Friday. Fire permit needed campfire.  RESERVATIONS: Yes, Free or low rate if booked 2 months in advance

Welcome to Bonelli Park - * Puddingstone Lake / Dam - San Dimas California -  Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park  GPS Coordinates  Lat: 34.084950 Long: -117.800230  Group RESERVATIONS: Yes
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.  *  GPS Coordinates Lat: 34.0850   Long: -117.8002 RESERVATIONS: Yes

Carbon Canyon Dam, Carbon Canyon Regional Park  California US Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Camping 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823, (714)973-3160 or (714)973-3162 Carbon Canyon Regional Park - camp? Army Corps of Engineers wiki
 

El Dorado regional park   Group Camping (T104)  City of Long Beach, CA (605 & 405) with Lake  (By 605 Fwy.)  Group RESERVATIONS: Yes

OC Camping
CAMPGROUNDS Caspers Wilderness Park  RESERVATIONS: Yes
O'Neill Regional Park RESERVATIONS: Yes

Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park camp?   San Juan Capistrano, CA

Lucerne Dry Lake *  about 34.44389°N  -116.96694°    N34 32.811 W116 40.303  Rocket days can camp overnight  Free. No Res needed, just come (no water, bring own, out house port-pot)

Red Rock Canyon  State Park  Nearest city  Cantil, Cal. Coordinates  35°22'22.75"N 117°59'26.47"W
Camping in developed sites only in Ricardo Campground. The campground is tucked up against the base of dramatic desert cliffs, with 50 primitive campsites, potable water, pit toilets, fire rings, and tables. Bring your own firewood, or purchase it at the visitor center. There are no RV hook-ups or showers. A maximum of 8 people is allowed per site (there are no group sites). Camping is first-come, first served; there is no reservationsystem. The campground can fill up on weekends in the spring and fall, especially if the weather is nice or on holiday weekends, so arriving on a Thursday evening or Friday morning is recommended.   Camping is $25 per night per site, which includes parking for one vehicle per site, or $23 per night with seniors (62 years old or older). Additional vehicles are $6 each. There is a 30 foot maximum on RVs. Self-registration/payment is required before setting up camp or parking. Vehicles (including OHV) must be parked within the rock lined areas provided at each campsite. No horses or livestock allowed in the campground. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am; generators must be off from 8 pm to 10 am.
 

Mojave River Forks Park, *  GPS Coordinates 34.3304, -117.2645  Nearest Town Hesperia  RESERVATIONS: Yes

Rainbow Basin Natural Area *  North of Barstow wiki    Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 35-01'46'' N Longitude: 117-02'12'' W
Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 35.0294221 Longitude: -117.0367076  RESERVATIONS: Yes BLM

Malibu Creek *  State Park    34°01 54 N 118°40 47 W   Group and family sites   RESERVATIONS: Yes $$

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area  -Santa Barbara  GPS Coordinates Lat: 34.5778  Long: -119.9566 $$$ RESERVATIONS: Yes

Jalama SB Beach          GPS: 34.5102641, -120.5009837     Near Lompoc, RESERVATIONS: Yes

SAGE HILL, CA  Santa Barbara  Group site   RESERVATIONS: Yes GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.53917, -119.79111  34°32'21"N, 119°47'28"W
 

Castaic Lake   GPS Coordinates 34.5268572, -118.6002227.  RESERVATIONS: Yes  Group site

Wheeler Gorge * Campground 17017 Maricopa Hwy Ojai, CA 93023  north Ventrua  RESERVATIONS: Yes  GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.51194, -119.27361 34°30'43"N, 119°16'25"W
By stream lots of trees

HOLIDAY GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):  50 persons -  20 cars
34.51722, -119.27694  34°31'2"N, 119°16'37"W RESERVATIONS: Yes

MCGILL CAMPGROUND, California  part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes

UPPER OSO CAMPGROUND, California part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
OSO GROUP, California part of San Bernardino National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
 

Lake Piru    camping boating  To reserve a campsite, specific campsite, or check for site availability, call (805) 521-1500. Two Group campsites,RESERVATIONS: Yes

Pyramid Lake CA  just minutes from Los Angeles, For overnight camping, the Pyramid Lake Los Alamos Campground is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the lake. This is the closest campground to Pyramid Lake and has 93 family sites. Bathrooms with flush toilets.  Potable water  RV backin sites, tents, and there are several very popular pull-through sites as well.  Reservation and first come first serve sites are available . To reserve a site call 877-444-6777.  There are three group campsites for up 40 people are available for reservations.  Location: Adjacent to Interstate 5, 20 miles north of Valencia. Take Smokey Bear exit, drive west and follow signs to campground. A boat launch ramp is located at the lake.  Reservation yes

Lake Isabella   Wiki Lake Isabella is located about 40 miles (65 km) northeast of Bakersfield, and is the main water supply for that city. 35°40?17.69?N 118°25?38.05?W Camping sites

SAGE HILL, CA part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
 

LOS PRIETOS, California part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes

PARADISE, CA part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes

FREMONT CAMPGROUND, California part of Los Padres National Forest, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes

See for below http://www.recreation.gov
ANACAPA ISLAND, California  part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service RESERVATIONS: Yes
SANTA CRUZ SCORPION, California  part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service  RESERVATIONS: Yes
SANTA CRUZ DEL NORTE BACK COUNTRY, California part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service RESERVATIONS: Yes
SANTA ROSA ISLAND, California  part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service   RESERVATIONS: Yes
SAN MIGUEL ISLAND, California part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service RESERVATIONS: Yes
SANTA BARBARA ISLAND, California  part of Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service RESERVATIONS: Yes
 

Topak Gorge  Colorado River, Topock Gorge stretches 20 miles along the lower Colorado River, from the Topock Bridge ...
 

Jackass Meadow Campground Sierra National Forest -  t110

 Sequoia National Forest

SANDY FLAT, California part of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE  RESERVATIONS: Yes

PIONEER POINT, California part of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE
Pioneer Point is a high-desert campground near Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest. The 11,000-acre lake is actually a reservoir, one of California's largest, and it marks the division between the Upper and Lower Kern Rivers. The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.  RESERVATIONS: Yes

FRENCH GULCH, California part of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
French Gulch Campground sits 3 miles from the western shores of Lake Isabella, a 27-acre reservoir off the Kern River, in the expansive Sequoia National...[more]

HUNGRY GULCH, California part of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE RESERVATIONS: Yes
Hungry Gulch Campground sits 3 miles from Lake Isabella in the Sequoia National Forest of California. Visitors enjoy swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing...[more]

PARADISE COVE, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE
Paradise Cove Campground sits near Lake Isabella in the beautiful Sequoia National Forest. The 11,000-acre lake marks the division between the Upper and...

BOULDER GULCH, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE
Boulder Gulch Campground is nestled in the foothills of the high desert at an elevation of 2,650 feet, just a short drive from Lake Isabella. The facility... [more]

LIVE OAK, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE

LIVE OAK SOUTH, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE

TILLIE CREEK, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE

CAMP 9 - LAKESIDE, California part ofSequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, US FOREST SERVICE

Many more in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, see See for below http://www.recreation.gov

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Inyo National Forest

WHITNEY PORTAL, CA  * GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 36.59222, -118.21889  36°35'32"N, 118°13'8"W

Onion Valley Campground * is a Locale in Inyo County, California. It has an elevation of  9,219 feet.   Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 36-46'17'' N
Longitude: 118-20'24'' W  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 36.7713229 Longitude: -118.340097    Base camp to high backpacking. RESERVATIONS: No
 

Anza Borrego Desert State Park Area Campgrounds   *  Borrego Springs, CA, RESERVATIONS: Yes
 
 

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Heart Bar Campgroundhttp://www.recreation.gov
... Preview: You’ll find a different scene on old CA 38, Rim of the World Scenic Highway. Drive out of Big Bear into a sea of granite and lodgepole pine and feast your eyes on “Greyback” himself, San Gorgonio Mountains ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California
Barton Flats, CA - Campgrounds RESERVATIONS: Yes
 
 

Marion Mountain Campground
... Preview: Marion Mountain Campground is as sunny and airy as nearby Dark Canyon Campground is dark and safe down under the sheltering trees. Between the two, you’ll see the entire spectrum of good San Jacinto t ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California 

Pine Grove, CA - Campgrounds
Northeast Los Angeles County Campgrounds
 As in Northwest L.A. County, the Angeles National Forest dominates the landscape, along with the San Gabriel Mountains. The Angeles Crest Scenic Byway (California 2), which runs 66 miles from LaCanada ... Related information:... From the guidebook Camping Southern California
Lancaster, CA - Campgrounds
 

San Juan Capistrano, CA - Campgrounds - Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

San Clemente State Beach Camping RESERVATIONS: Yes

San Onofre Camping RESERVATIONS: Yes  Beach  ALL spot (309) GROUP STANDARD (1)  GROUP TENT ONLY (1)  TENT ONLY SITE (44)  RV/TRAILER ONLY (70)  STANDARD (193)    Small sopts, but can get row of spots.

Crystal Cove State Park - Beach Camping RESERVATIONS: Yes      Tent only 30 to 60  on Dolphin Loop and Sage Loop  8 per site max  (OC Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach)

 

List http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/camping2.htm

Point Mugu State Park: Big Sycamore Canyon Campground
... Preview: The beach is gorgeous, a white sand jewel of a place to picnic, sun, and swim on an unspoiled stretch of coastline. Like Malibu Creek State Park, Big Sycamore Canyon Campground is heavily used, both f ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California
Oxnard, CA - Campgrounds RESERVATIONS: Yes    This campground, about 50 miles from central LA, has flush toilets, token-operated showers, fire rings. When you make reservations (strongly recommended) be sure that you are in fact reserving for Sycamore Canyon: there's another campground called Thornhill Broome nearby with reservations on the same site, but they have no showers, chemical toilets, and no shade, according to Reserve America. Campsites are $45 a night, and that covers one car and one trailer; additional vehicles have added fees.  

Leo Carrillo State Park,  LEO CARRILLO SB, CA Campgrounds Res Yes
 

CIRCLE X RANCH GROUP CAMPGROUND, CA  Near Leo Carrillo
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC   yes.
 

Decker Canyon Group Campground (15-150 people) 213-485-485

Reyes Creek Campground
... Preview: Is there any sleep aid more potent than a rushing stream? The sound of rushing water always puts me to sleep and keeps me there throughout the night, and that’s exactly what happened at Reyes Creek. E ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California
Ojai, CA - Campgrounds

Riverside, CA - Campgrounds List

San Bernardino, CA - Campgrounds    list

Dark Canyon Campground : The 21 campsites in Dark Canyon are perfect for tent camping. The fireplaces and picnic tables for some of the sites are a 15-yard walk away from the parking lot (ample enough for an RV, however). Fiv ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California  Idyllwild, CA - Campgrounds

Hanna Flat Campground www.recreation.gov Vault
... Preview: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here” is a good motto for campers coming to Big Bear Lake on holiday weekends, but during mid-week or off-season, the north shore is downright civilized. It’s a beautiful ... Related information:... From the guidebook The Best In Tent Camping: Southern California
Fawnskin, CA - Campgrounds RESERVATIONS: Yes

Local

Serrano  Campground Big Bear     Res Yes       Open through Sat Nov 29 2014     GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.26139, -116.91944  34°15'41"N, 116°55'10"W

Ironwood Group campground Big Bear     Res Yes

Hanna Flats  Big Bear    Res Yes

Gray's Peak  Big Bear    Res Yes

Tangle wood  Group campground Big Bear     Res Yes

Deer Group campground Big Bear        Res Yes

Council campground Big Bear        Res Yes

Pineknot  campground Big Bear        Res Yes

Buttercup campground Big Bear        Res Yes

Bluff Mesa Group Campground Big Bear      yes

Green Spot Equestrian Group  Big Bear      yes

Norh Shore Campground - Arrowhead          yes

Dogwood Campground  - Arrowhead           yes

Shady Cove  - Arrowbear        yes

Crab Flats  Arrowbear        yes

Tent Peg Group Arrowbear  yes

Green Valley Campground    Arrowbear  yes

Fisherman's Group Camp Ground     Arrowbear   yes

Applewhite campground  Lytle Creek No Reservations   Big Bear

Juniper Springs Group Campground near Big Bear  yes
 

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Black Mount Group Campground  - Idywild      yes
The campground provides one large group campsite that can accommodate up to 100 guests for tent camping. A parking area can accommodate up to 50 vehicles, but rough roads to the site are not recommended for trailers of any kind.
The site is equipped with multiple tables and campfire circles with grills. Vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is not available in the campground, but can be found at the Cinco Posa Spring tap, along Black Mountain Road, about two miles from the campground.

Fern Basin Campground  - Idywild   yes

Boulder Campground  - Idywild  yes
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 33.82639, -116.75389    33°49'35"N, 116°45'14"W

Dark Canyon Campground  - Idywild   yes

Santa Rosa Springs Campground  - near Idywild  free 3 spots

Pinyon Flats Campground  - near Idywild  No reservations.

Creastline Group Campground - Palomar

Observatory Campground - Palomar

Frire Creek  Campground - Palomar

Wildomar Campground  - Lake Elsinore

Upper San Jaun - Lake Elsinore

Blue Jay Campground - Lake Elsinore

Falcon Group Campground - Lake Elsinore

El Cariso Campground - Lake Elsinore

Hidden Spring  Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Montana De Oro  *  SLO

Back Packing
Angeles National Forest
Supervisor's Office
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Jody Noiron, Forest Supervisor
(626) 574-5200

Chantry Flats  to: Trailhead coordinates: 34.195515, -118.022503
Hoegees
Hoagie's Camp *  Trail Camp first-come, first-served. Permits are not required The trail is rated as easy
GPS Coordinates:
34.2078, -118.0334
N34 12.430 W118 01.968

Chantry Flats  to:
Spruce Grove *  Trail CampDegrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 34-13'15'' N Longitude: 118-01'50'' W Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 34.2208372  Longitude: -118.0306227
Elevation of 3,028 feet.  first-come, first-served. Permits are not required The trail is rated as Med.
 

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Cooper Trail Canyon  *  elevation of  6,237 feet.    Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 34-21'37'' N Longitude: 117-55'15'' W  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 34.3602771 Longitude: -117.920898  first-come, first-served. Permits are not required  The trail is rated as difficult
 

Idlehour Tril camp *  Permits are not required  2500-foot elevation. 3 hike-in campsites.  seasonal Stream water (treat before using)  near Mt Wilson
Idlehour Trail is a 12.4 mile out and back trail located near Altadena,  The trail is rated as difficult

Mount Lowe Trail Camp The trail is rated as difficult ,  6 miles of an uphill hike, gaining some 4000+ ft

Little Jimmy Trail Campground * is in Los Angeles County, California. It has an elevation of  7,448 feet.  Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 34-20'51'' N
Longitude: 117-49'48'' W Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 34.3475005     Longitude: -117.8300616 Little Jimmy Trail Campground is a hike-in only site where spring water is present (treat before using). However, water flow may be low or nonexistent due to reduced rainfall. Campsites are first-come, first-served. Facilities include 16 sites and vault toilets. Campfire permits required.  Can hike to from Crystal Lake Camp  or Ca 2 The trail is rated as easy for 2

Henniger Flats  *  Henninger Flats Trail Camnp is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Pasadena ... At the top is a campground with visitor center, restrooms, and a drinking fountain  2,600' . Permits are not required   34.1925,  -118.0878
 

Valley Forge Trail Campground     Angeles National Forest -   3500-foot elevation. 6 trailside campsites for hikers, bikers or horse riders. Closed to motor vehicles. Campsites are first come - first served. Stream water. From Red Box Saddle. Mt Wilson. 3.5 miles to the campground.

Devore Trail Campground Angeles National Forest - 3000-foot elevation.  Red Box Saddle. Park there and follow the Gabrielino Trail 5.5 miles to the campground

West Fork trail camp  Red Box Station. Park there, and walk through the gate on the Redbox-Rincon Rd. (not paved) and hike in about 5miles to the campground. 3100-foot elevation   Campers seeking more isolation and a higher degree of roughing-it should check out West Fork Walk-In Campground behind Mt. Wilson, off the 2 Freeway. As the name implies, you park your car five miles away and hike along a trail to reach the campground. (Be sure to get that Adventure Pass for your car. Rangers are vigilant!) Not to be confused with the West Fork Trail that starts up Highway 39 in Azusa, the first-come, first-served camp is classified by the Forest Service as having "light" usage; it only has seven sites and they don't get full, like, ever. The only water available is from a stream. Nice vault toilets. These sites are free to camp in, and are a good jumping off point for those interested in hiking some of the Gabrielino Trail or the Silver Moccasin, which meet south of the campground.

Ice House Canyon to Kelly’s Camp  web  web
Cucamonga Wilderness Area, Angeles National Forest, 13.3 miles round trip, Elevation Gain/Range ~5080 ft / 3757 ft
Spring pipe at Kelly Camp
 

Devil's Canyon Backpack.

Mt Lowe Trail Camp

Bear Canyon Trail Camp

Spring Trail Camp

Glenn Trail Camp

Holcomb crossing Trail Camp PCT

Bench Trail Camp PCT
 
 

Mt. San Jacinto State Park

Little Round Valley Backpack in the Santa Rosa Mountains in Mount San Jacinto  Riverside County, California. It has an elevation 9,800 feet. Degrees Minutes Seconds: Latitude: 33-48'44'' N Longitude: 116-41'15'' W  Decimal Degrees: Latitude: 33.8122408 Longitude: -116.687517    take the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and backpack hike 2.1 miles to Round Valley Campgrounds. Snow on the ground is expected at 6-8 inches in winter..

Cedar Glen Trailcamp      Mount Baldy, CA     A night at Cedar Glen trail camp seemed ideal, 2.5 miles up the trail. Icehouse Canyon parking lot start This hike is suitable for Advanced Beginners and/or very fit beginners. hike starts on the Icehouse Canyon trail at 4900 ft.  This hike is about 4.5 to 5 miles round trip with about a 1000 to 1100 ft gain  first-come, first-served.

Musch Camp Backcountry Hike-In Drinking Water, Flush Toilets, 8 Tent Spaces First come first serve basis. $7/ Person/Night Santa Monica Mountains
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See link Backcountry Designated Site Details
 

San Gorgonio Wilderness *

Jackstraw Camp (9200')   * Four miles from the trailhead (6,400') is Jackstraw Camp. Jackstraw Camp (9,200') is located .2 miles to the right (west) of the trail and is supplied by a small and intermittent water source. One and nine-tenths miles beyond Jackstraw is Trail Fork Springs Camp (10,400'). Water is located about 100 yards southwest of the camp at the Spring. This trail is mostly shaded up to Jackstraw Springs Camp, and offers outstanding sunset views west from Trail Fork Springs Camp.

Camping at Dollar Lake is at Dollar Lakes Forks Trail Camp (9,300'), located approximately .3 mile from the lake. Camping is prohibited within ¼ mile of Dollar lake, including camping on the ridges above the lake.  San Gorgonio Wilderness

Dry Lake camping area San Gorgonio Wilderness

Trail Flats Camp (no water, 9,700') San Gorgonio Wilderness

Dollar Lakes Forks Trail Camp (9,300'), located San Gorgonio Wilderness

Mineshaft Flats is Big Tree Camp (8,400'). San Gorgonio Wilderness

Vivian Creek Camp is Halfway Camp (8,100') San Gorgonio Wilderness

Dobbs Camp (water available-7,200').  San Gorgonio Wilderness

Columbine Camp (water available-8,000')   San Gorgonio Wilderness

Limber Pine Camp  San Gorgonio Wilderness
 

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Other sites

Irvine Regional Park camping?    1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA        (714) 997-3968     www.irvineparkrailroad.com
 

America's Teaching Zoo 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, California National Archives and Records Administration  *

Hansen Dam, California US Army Corps of Engineers The City of Los Angeles manages the extensive day-use facilities, including golf and riding stables, are available at this site in the San Fernando Valley. Wki

Sepulveda Dam, California  US Army Corps of Engineers The Sepulveda Dam's recreation facilities are managed by the City of Los Angeles Parks. The site has no permanent pool, but the sports facilities, including... Wiki

California Science Center, California Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program *

Chilao Visitor Center, California USDA Forest Service *

Vetter mountain lookout :      Coordinates  34°17 50  N 118° 01 43 W    Nearby Attractions: Visit the Chilao Visitor Center,  Chilao CampGround - Silver Moccasin Trail   - COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND*,

Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, California USDA Forest Service  Angeles National Forest.

Mt. Baldy Schoolhouse Visitor Center, California

Whittier Narrows Dam, California wiki  34.02001 latitude, and -118.08285 longitude  in Montebello, California.

Brea Dam, California Brea Dam Recreational Area 1600 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835   33.88974 latitude, and -117.92506 l

Fullerton Dam, California US Army Corps of Engineers  33.89668 latitude, and -117.88561 longitude

Morris Dam San Gabriel River   34°10?29?N 117°52?52?W
 

LA County parks are basically day-use facilities. There are camping facilities at two County parks – Castaic Lake and a concession-operated RV and campground at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. Some County parks and natural areas do allow overnight camping for organized groups; please check with the facility for further information.  Like Santa Fe ...
 

Coral center pasadena  in town Pasadena (group Fire ring) rentalforme222@yahoo.com

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GS camps

Camp Mariposa GS camp  in Altadena in town (group Fire ring) web

Marine Landing is a small waterfront and boating  facility in  Long Beach. This property offers an array for aquatic equipment, including canoes, rowboats, kayaks and sailboats.

El Ranchito is an outdoor, park-like property that includes outdoor and indoor sleeping accommodations.
Located adjacent to the Long Beach regional office, it is an ideal setting for both daytime and overnight programs.

La Casita Girl Scout Program Center at 150 West Pomello Drive, Claremont.  30 min Drive. From SMMC  210 to Towne Ave,  Turn right onto E Baseline Rd , 1.7 mi  Turn left onto N Mills Ave  , 1.0 mi  Turn left onto E Pomello Dr.
The Spanish-style La Casita Program Center is situated on five acres in the foothills north of Claremont. The adobe building is built on a hillside overlooking camp and the site has hiking trails, a large fire ring, BBQ grills, fireplace, and an outside has patio and flag area.
 

Camp Lakota covers nearly 60 acres of pristine pine forests, rolling hills, and open fields and offers a refreshing back-to-nature experience. Situated in the beautiful Los Padres National Forest near Frazier Park, Camp Lakota is available for year-round enjoyment and includes winterized indoor facilities that make it possible to camp any time of year.  Camp Lakota also offers a Program Center for outdoor craft activities, ceremonies, and events. The Program Center is a roofed structure open on 3 sides, with a cement floor.

Camp Osito Rancho is a rustic four-season, 160-acre outdoor recreation facility that offers lots of mountain-top hiking and wetlands to explore.
The property is nestled among tall pines at 7,500 feet elevation in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains.
During the winter months Camp Osito-Rancho is only accessible by Snow-Cat. If group is planning additional trips in and out of camp during thier event Snow-Cat fees apply. See Camp Equipment Application for more details.

Johnstone Program Center  146 W Arrow Highway, San Dimas, CA 91773 The Johnstone Program Center offers a large room with fireplace and a full kitchen. It also offers a pleasant outdoor space, including eucalyptus groves with a stream and an open shaded area for camping and other outdoor activities.

Marine Landing is a small waterfront and boating  facility in  Long Beach.This property offers an array for aquatic equipment, including canoes, rowboats, kayaks and sailboats.

Skyland Ranch Skyland Ranch Located in San Jacinto Mountains, Skyland Ranch features a lodge, cabins, and an open air camping unit. This beautiful property encompasses 195 acres of pine and oak forests, chaparral and apple orchards.

Whittier Program CenterWhittier Program Center The Whittier Program Center is set in a lovely landscaped city park.
This center is nice for meetings and training, with a large meeting room with fireplace and two smaller rooms.
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