Camping Southern California: A Comprehensive Guide to the Region's Best Campgrounds

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by Richard McMahon and Bruce Grubbs, 2022. Paperback, 320 pages.

This fully updated and revised guide to over 450 public campgrounds in Southern California is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Each campground listing includes vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will simplify the search for the perfect campground.

From Monterey to San Diego, to the southern Sierra and the California desert, our region offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and rocky cliffs. Camping Southern California provides useful tips on camping etiquette, camping with kids, and enjoying the region's diverse wildlife.

Includes more than five dozen campgrounds in the Los Padres National Forest, plus other areas including Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley, Anza-Borrego, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, state beaches and parks, county parks, and the Angeles, Cleveland, and San Bernardino national forests.

Look inside for:

  • Campground locations
  • Facilities and hookups
  • Fees and reservations
  • GPS coordinates for each campground
  • Recreational activities
  • What equipment and clothing to bring