Camping is a fantastic way to separate yourself from the rumble and noise of daily life in the city. If you want the ultimate getaway on a beautiful, secluded property that's not a tourist attraction, head to California. From fresh ocean views to peak mountain locations and deep forest experiences, California is available for all kinds of camping adventures.

California brims with natural habitats and beautiful backcountry hideaways perfect for private camping adventures. Many are tucked away in forests and mountainside retreats. Others are wide open to rolling vistas and vineyards and offer easy access to local farmer's markets and wineries. Tentrr offers you a way to experience them all.

A private company, Tentrr helps individuals find excellent camping locations. All of the sites are on private property with no government affiliation. Whether you want to set up your own tent or find a spot with lodging included, we have the spot for you. Here's our best-of-the-best list of California camping spots:

Beach Camping


The spectacular views at Artemis are a reminder that nature is full of wonder. Situated north of Santa Cruz, you'll be steps away from ocean views and surrounded by hiking, cycling, and horse trails in the redwood forest. It's ocean and mountains for miles.

This is a Tentrr Signature campsite with a tent, bed, camp table, fire pit, stove, and other camping basics included. A working farm and an orchard are to the east of this quiet camping location.

Camping in Southern California

Vineyard Glamping

Vineyard Glamping is a beautiful and private getaway located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles, CA with a working vineyard just steps away. Paso Robles wine country is known for its reds, most notably its Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Rhone-style varietals. Your stay will be enhanced by the amazing wine and food culture, as well as the serene natural beauty of its farms and vineyards, in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country.

Camping in Northern California

Grist Creek Ranch

Located on a 475 acre ranch on a hill in one of California's best kept secrets – Grist Creek Ranch. The site is extremely private, nestled among valley oaks with no people or lights in any direction. At night, we have some of the lowest light pollution in California, and our starry skies are unrivaled. Many outdoor sports experiences are nearby, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing.

Campgrounds Near Los Angeles

Chandelier Springs

A remote location and a Signature Tentrr campsite make a great combination. Chandelier Springs has picturesque natural beauty. Manzanita, sycamore, sage, and live oak trees dot the land. Streams and waterfalls are active year-round on this property. The Pacific Ocean and wine country are 30-minute drives from here.
In this location, you can be immersed in private solitude or head 15 minutes away to a restaurant and groceries. World-class cycling opportunities can be part of your visit to Chandelier Springs. You're just one hour from Los Angeles but isolated and surrounded by solitude.

Campgrounds Near San Jose

Creekside Paradise

Getting away doesn't have to require lots of planning. If you're in the San Jose area, you've got Tentrr campsites available just a short distance away. Creekside Paradise, near Waltonville, is nestled among beautiful Santa Cruz redwoods next to Browns creek.

Quiet nights, breezy afternoons, and beautiful scenery provide the rest and relaxation you want. As a Signature Tentrr site, this campsite is set up with amenities that include a tent, bed, camp table and benches, wood stove, and trash can. This site also has a solar shower. Hiking, fishing, kite flying, and wine tasting are available activities in the surrounding area. Boating and swimming are allowed at certain neighboring sites.

Private Camping in California

There is a solution to tough weeks and heavy workloads! Private camping locations in California allow you the downtime you need. Check with your campsite hosts to find out how many guests you can bring with you. Travel freely, and enjoy the beauty of California.

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