When it comes to camping, hiking and the great outdoors, the state of California has it all.
In fact, you really can't overstate it.
From the cool north to the warm south, many countries would love to boast the amazing variety of natural riches contained within California for outdoor adventurers.
These range from redwood forests, to vast expanses of desert, to mile-high mountain peaks leading down to miles and miles of sandy beaches.
That said, California recognizes it's vast natural fortune and has preserved acres of the stuff in state and national parks and forests. Twenty percent of California’s land is protected, and plenty of it is available for a vast range of camping options. Camp on the beach, near the shore, in coastal foothills, under primeval redwoods or pine forests, in the high desert reaches or near rivers, lakes and streams.
Within these areas, campers can delight in an equally vast variety of accommodations. You can sip a frosty drink poolside at a luxury RV resort or, if your prefer, just pitch a tent and roast marshmallows over a campfire under the stars.
More about California campgrounds around the Web:
36 best campgrounds in California - Reviews of county, state, and national forest and park campgrounds, with insider tips and entry fee information, contact details.
California Beach Camping - Check out information on beach campgrounds near San Diego, LA, Santa Barbara, Hearst Castle, and other coastal locations with descriptions, contact details and directions, and related resources.
Big Sur Camping Guide - Information, photos and contact details for state parks, nature reserves, RV resorts, and privately owned campgrounds along the Big Sur coastal area from Carmel to San Simeon.