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Best Campgrounds in Northern California

Chaitrali Datar
The campgrounds of Northern California offer a wide range of  options.
Right from the redwoods, to the pristine beaches to serene lakes and snow-capped volcanoes.
The best part is you can choose the campground according to your preferences, as the options are so varied!
The Best Campgrounds in Northern California
Nevada County
The lakes around Nevada County provide some of the choicest places to camp and is also one of the easiest to reach.
Rollins Lake
  • This campground has 4 sites with RV and tent camping.
  • It is located along the Bear river, north of Colfax.
  • Apart from camping, the lake is popular for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming.
  • The lake is also easily accessible from the campground.
An RV Tent Camping in Rollins
Scotts Flat Lake
  • Tucked away in the mountains of the East Nevada City, this is a popular campground among locals.
  • It is surrounded by tall pine trees and offers over 100 campsites. 
Popular Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
Tent Camping in Scotts Lake
Lake Tahoe Campground
  • Bright blue waters, alpine landscapes, and sandy beaches.
  • A perfect recipe for an outdoor adventure! 
Camp Richardson
Situated on the South of Lake Tahoe, it is an ideal family picnic spot.
Camp Richardson has an ice-cream parlor nearby the campground, so the kids sure will enjoy!
Top Activities to do
  • Mountain Biking
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Family outings/games
Zephyr Cove RV Park
  • If you are looking for some relaxation and camping at the same time, then this is the perfect spot for you.
  • It is located in South Lake Tahoe.
It has some of the best RV sites equipped with Cable Tv, wifi, and all the comforts of a home!
Yacht Excursion is one of the most recommended activities to explore the beautiful lakeside.
Lassen Volcanic  National Park
  • Are you ready to explore the adventurous side of yours? A campsite filled with hydrothermal features, mud pots and boiling springs sure has to be explored!
The Lassen Peak Volcano blew in 1914 and its aftereffects continued for 3 years. Now the volcano is dormant and has left various geological wonders for you to explore.
Manzanita Lake Campground
  • It is one of the largest and the popular campgrounds in Lassen.
  • It is located one mile south of the Park entrance.
Top Activities to Do
Juniper Lake
  • A relatively remote area in the Lassen Park, it is extremely beautiful with quaint surroundings and tranquility.
  • Perfect for couple outings.
Top Activities to do
This is an only Tent facility campground with a first come-first serve basis.
Redwood Empire
  • The coastal region in California is surrounded by tall and beautiful redwoods.
  • Mostly this area is ideal for hiking apart from camping.
Grizzly Creek Park
  • Situated in three separate units along the Van Duzen river,  this campground is surrounded by tall redwoods.
  • The greenery around is worth exploring!
Top Activities to do
  • Canoeing (popular)
  • Hiking (also popular)
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
It has a total of 28 campsites out of which 10 are only tent and rest RV.
Patrick's State Park
  • Situated 30 miles from Humbolt County is the beautiful campground of Patrick's state Park.
  • The area is next to the Agate Beach, which makes for a scenic location.
The most popular activity here is the Grey whale watching from a spot on the Agate Beach.
  • The campground has tent camping.
  • Each of the site includes a picnic table and a fire pit.
Tips at  Glance
  • Fall is the best season to camp in Northern California.
  • Do check the reviews of the campsite.
  • Do check with the pet-friendly policy of each camping area.
  • Pre-reservation would get you a good and comfortable camp stay!