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6 Best Places to go for Camping near Los Angeles

One of the most happening places in the world Los Angeles has the best places in the world to offer you an incredible experience. The diversity of the place offers everyone something or other to enjoy their time and make some incredible memories. 

The place becomes even more amazing when you are looking for some places for camping. The surroundings of the city has some incredible places where one can had to when in need of a quick escape. 

Right from the beachy coastline to the green areas and expanse of dessert to snow clad mountains, the diverse nature of Los Angeles and its surroundings set perfect grounds for on to have a perfect time camping, away from the busy city life. If you are in search of some good places to spend your weekend in camping, here we have a complete list of the best places near Los Angeles to set your camps.

The Beach:

For beach lovers, Los Angeles has some of the best beaches to explore. For camping at the beach side your options are:

1. Leo Carrillo State Park

There are over 130 campsites at the Leo Carrillo State Park. All the campsites are at close proximity to the beach and thus are easy to approach. When you camp at one of the sits at Leo Carrillo Stat Park you can enjoy side pools, caves and reefs. This places is one of the best places for camping with a drone as you get mesmerizing aerial views of the area.

2. Refugio State Beach

Refugio State Bach is located at the west of the Santa Barbara and is one of the most loved site by camping lovers. It offers great views of Santa Cruz, San Miguel, Anacapa and Santa Rosa. You can enjoy swimming, kayaking, surfing, and make endless sand castles while you set your camps at the beach side.

3. San Mateo Campground at San Onofre State Beach

One of the famous surfing site, San Mateo Campground at San Onofre State Beach is a perfect retreat for camping. The site has several camping sits which are open around the year.


Not only the beaches but Los Angeles has even more beautiful mountains. The best places to head for camping to the mountains in LLos Angeles include:

4. Los Padres National Forest

This is an ideal place to set your camps for the weekend. While it is close to the city, it offers you a great escape from the city crowd and noise. As you camp at this beautiful sit, several doors opens for you to enjoy a great hiking adventure. The surroundings are mesmerizing and you can enjoy a great time with family and friends.

5. Idyllwild

Just as the name suggest, this place is your nest for an idyllic vacation. Nestles into the San Jacinto Mountains, this place is a haven on earth with enough places to set your camp. The lake is pristine in nature, surrounded by pine trees which makes perfect grounds to settle.

6. Lake Arrowhead

Located next to the Big Bear, Lak Arrowhead should b on your list of places for camping near Los Los Angeles. There are several camping sites along with vacation homes, outlets, restaurants and the spa-centric Lake Arrowhead Resort. You can enjoy a luxury time here by this lake side.

These are some of the best sits to enjoy camping near Los Angles ad enjoy a great vacation, Besides this, you can also enjoy camping at Joshua Tree national park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Mojave National Preserve, Mammoth and many other such sits.

About The Author

stash member Nicki Jenns

Nicki Jenns is a healthy eating and world news expert, motivational speaker and author. She is passionate about the impact of health and family issues. contact me on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I love camping! Its a great activity best done with friends. Thanks for sharing the article guys.

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Very informative - not the first thing you think of when you hear LA haha but loved learning about the different spots! Great stuff.
Braden | monthly pool maintenance Antioch CA

Los Angeles is a great place for camping, tried it and will keep trying it.

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