Owning an RV presents a unique opportunity to see the best California campgrounds. You can start perusing used RVs for sale to save money for the upcoming trip, but the fun part of planning your first RV trip is scoping out the top California campgrounds to find out the friendliest accommodations for RV-ers in the state.

5 Best California Campgrounds

Meadowcliff Lodge and RV Resort

This Coleville destination sits between Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Yosemite, providing the gateway to the Eastern Sierras. Meadowcliff is a mix of the modern and the rugged where guests can partake in wildlife activities, such as bird watching, horseback riding, and hunting, as well as other fun nearby activities including boating, golfing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and tennis. With rates between $30 and $50 per night, the resort is open year round and includes all of the essential RV amenities.

Gold Country Campground Resort

This Pine Grove resort is another California campgrounds that is surrounded by the serene Sierra Nevada mountain range and costs between $30 and $65 per night. This resort is fun for winter and summer activities with opportunities for fishing, golfing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Hiking trails, a playground for children, and swimming are all available onsite at Gold Country. Of course, RV necessities, such as full hookups, pull thru, cable TV hookup, and even accommodations for groups and organizations, are available.

49er RV Ranch

Located in the Columbia State Historic Park, RV-ers tend to hold this California campgrounds in high regard. Guests pay between $30 and $50 a night for a host of amenities, including full hookups, a convenience store, cable TV, ice, showers, phones, and security. You can also find RV storage and supplies along with free WiFi, which helps you stay connected even while out on the road. These and more amenities are located near biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, river rafting, and other forms of entertainment in this Gold Rush setting.

Anaheim Resort RV Park

The one-mile proximity to Disneyland makes this park an ideal family spot with various RV amenities, such as a dump station, family park, Internet access (including free WiFi), and a pet friendly atmosphere. The park is open all year round and can even accommodate big rigs. Those who want to do something different than the theme park can go to the beach, golf, play tennis, or take a tour of other major Los Angeles attractions.

McCloud Dance Country RV Park

This resort is located in a rural setting, ideal for those who prefer nature activities such as bird watching. There are many other activities available nearby, including boating, fishing, fly fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, river rafting, sailing, windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. The resort can accommodate families as well as groups and allows pets. Rates range from $30 to $50 per night, and the campground includes onsite amenities such as laundry and a convenience store. These are just a few of a number of beautiful and exciting California campgrounds the next time someone wants to take an adventurous vacation.


Before you head out on your trip to a California campground, check out our Sling Bags – perfect for camping and fill them up with some of our snack ideas for camping.

About the author

Sam is a guest poster with a passion for the outdoors and is keen about sharing his ideas and feelings for camping.

Updated by Kimberly February 2014