Best Tent Camping: Southern California

Best Tent Camping: Southern California

Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Charles Patterson


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Desert camping in Death Valley? Check. Glacier camping in the Sierras? Check. That's Southern California for you—an area of staggering diversity and awesome natural beauty. From the aromatic pine woods and cascading streams of the southern Sierra Nevada to the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of Death Valley, Best Tent Camping: Southern California is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. In this guide, you’ll find essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and websites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.

Each profile has been painstakingly researched and is perfect for the beginner camper as well as the veteran. Offering detailed profiles, at-a-glance information, color photographs and campground maps, directions, and coordinates, this guide offers campers a truly comprehensive look at the best that the Golden State's southern region has to offer.