California Camping Maps

California Campground Maps

Maps are the key to finding your very own slice of heaven in the Wilderness. Online map sources can barely get you to your city destination correctly, much less the remote waterfall you desire. You will need a real map for your adventure. A topographical map, with all the details, dirt roads & hiking trails. If you are seeking to stay away from the touristy crowds, this is the best possible place you can be…. on this site, searching for ways to make it happen – this weekend.

BACKPACKERS BACKPACKING MAPS –

maps of California
Mount Whitney, John Muir & way beyond the High Sierra. DanaMite has all the California Wilderness maps on the new map shop. Various brands and types of maps. Most are printed on waterproof plastic now & are tear-resistant.

CAR CAMPING MAPS –

El Dorado Camping
Planning on camping outside of the developed campgrounds & finding that perfect stream side spot without the reservation & the fees? Then you will need a free fire permit (from a ranger station), plus a good map of the forests & a vehicle capable of handling the rugged the back roads. Much of California is prone to wildfires, so make sure campfires are even allowed on the backroads, before you get out there. Call the “field rangers” for back road advice and current recommendations.

CALIFORNIA OFF ROAD MAPS –

Wanna take that 4×4 vehicle somewhere really special this season? Camp well beyond the masses, way down that dirt road. We have OHV maps for SoCal, the deserts & all the National Forest maps too.

CALIF CAMPGROUND MAPS –

Start your search on the perfect campground or camp site with the destination in mind. Mountains, deserts, coastal. Parks & forests all have their own maps with all nearby camp grounds listed. We feature all the National Forest maps, as well as some State Park & National Park maps

See all California topo, hiking, camping maps

Sierra Nevada maps

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  • RV camping deep in the Sierra

    RV camping at it's best in the Sierra; This rig found themselves deep in the alpine lush meadows with towering trees and a view and a very private camp site.

    Big Bend CA

    Big Bend Ranger Station, off I-80

    Northern California Redwoods

    Northern California Coast Hotels & Camps

    redwoods parksThe north coast of California is dubbed the Redwood Empire, and driving north on US Hwy 101 passing the well-known wine country and communities near Clear Lake, means you’ve entered the official redwood region of Cali.

    With over 150 mile stretch between Ukiah & Crescent City, on the Oregon border, coastal redwoods thrive in this wet climate. All along US Highway 101 you can find every assortment of lodging, from standard hotels walking distance to village shops, to small secluded cottages tucked behind a winery. Sonoma & Mendocino vineyards merge on ridge lines, at the edge of oak countryside, with redwood forests & recreational rivers to the north.

    BALD HILLS ROAD: Old logging roads lead way up in elevation, behind Redwood National Park, where you can find free camping spots and firewood piles all over the clearings. A real 4×4 vehicle will be needed in wet or snowy weather conditions. AWD wagons should be cautious of deep mud and know the weather conditions ahead of time. The main gravel/dirt route traverses the Bald Hills range at 3000′ elevation and ‘epic view’ campsites are abundant. Pine Creek Road drops east into Klamath River Canyon down to Klamath Hwy 96.

    Bald Hills Rd

    USAL BEACH: In the olden days, USA Lumber Company had a prime place on the Lost Coast. Now it is a wonderful destination w/ remote beach campground hidden in the trees, next to the redwoods and creek, and the cliffs – and a big sandy beach w/ giant driftwood!

    Towns w/ Redwood Lodging in NorCal – 

    Redwood Parks in NorCal –

    (from south to north, with closest town)

    REDWOOD MAP

     

    Redwood Map Topo

    Topographic hiking and camping maps of the NorCal Redwood region –

    Angeles Crest Hiking

    Hiking Trails Los Angeles

    another two bite the dust

    localhikes.com – GONE
    latrails.com – GONE

    Millard Falls
    2 mi RT; 1200′ elevation; oaks.
    Arroyo Seco District –
    of Angeles National Forest
    818-790-1151
    Altadena CA
    From Interstate 210 in San Gabriel Valley, exit Lake Ave., go N & turn left/west onto Loma Alta Dr. & to Chaney Trail & follow signed dirt road

    LA waterfalls

    Sturtevant Falls
    5 mi RT; 4600′ elevation; oaks, creek-crossings.
    Santa Anita District –
    of Angeles National Forest
    818-899-1900
    inside Big Santa Anita Canyon
    From Interstate 210 in San Gabriel Valley, exit Santa Anita Ave.Go North/East, through neighborhood & up mountain to paved parking lot.

    More hikes on Angeles Forest

    • Big Tujunga Wash
    • Circle X Ranch
    • Mendenhall Ridge
    • Mount Lukens
    • Newhall Pass
    • Strawberry Peak
    • Towsley Canyon
    • Verdugo Mountains

    Hiking Los Angeles Area

    Angeles Forest – Los Angeles California

    nearby towns –

    Angeles Maps – hiking, OHV & mountain biking –

    Silver Lake California

    Silver Lakes @ Bucks

    Numerous Silver Lakes, Creeks and other “silver” terrain can be found inside California.
    After the Gold Rush of 1849 in the western Sierra, Silver was discovered in Nevada shortly after (east of Sierra Nevada mountains). This page is an overview on all places with SILVER in the name, or places that have had a history of silver mining. California Counties are listed in parenthesis. Links below will lead to more detailed pages or campground reservations.

    Silver Lake @ Lassen

    (Lassen Co)

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    Silver Lake @ Bucks

    (Plumas Co)

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    Silver Lake @ Carson

    (Alpine Co)

    Silver Fork of the American River. Silver Fork Road connects US Highway 50 & Carson Pass Hwy 88. Silver Fork Campground & China Flat Campground (NFS) are both located on this remote, backcountry route, about 8 miles from US Hwy 50 campground

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    Silver Lake @ June

    (Mono Co)

    California Lakes named Silver

    Bodie SHP (State Park)
    (Mono Co)
    8375′ elev. US Hwy 395 near Bridgeport, CA. Infamous, high desert ghost town, now a California Historic State Park. Large mining camp w/ well-preserved, wooden, old town structures. Dirt road access. No developed campground @ Bodie, so try nearby Green Creek Road instead.

    Cerro Gordo
    (Inyo Co)
    8500′ elev. Inyo mountains, West of Death Valley, east of US Hwy 395 @ Junction 136. Old mining camp rich in silver history. Someone might even live up there. Extreme remote location in rugged, high desert mountains. 4×4 is always required!

    Silver City Sequoia
    (Tulare Co)
    6935′ elev. cabin resort on Mineral King Road, in the South Sequoia National Park

    Silver Creek Campground NFS campground
    (Alpine Co)
    Developed Campground south of Markleeville, Highway 4, Ebbett’s Pass, Central Sierra Nevada

    Silver Creek Campground campground
    (Placer Co)
    Camp right on the Truckee River, and on busy Hwy 89. in between Truckee & Lake Tahoe, California

    Silver Valley Campground & Silver Tip Campground (Alpine Co) are both located near Lake Alpine on Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass, Central Sierra

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    Silvertip is also a Group Camp at Jackson Meadow Reservoir (Sierra Co) off Hwy 89, North of Truckee, CA. Silvertip Group Campground, as with all group camping facilities, is by reservation only.

    Silver Lake @ LA
    (Los Angeles Co) a tree-lined neighborhood in Los Angeles, near Griffith Park.

    Silver Lake
    (San Bernardino Co)
    Silver Dry Lake, a dry lakebed in the Mojave desert, near the Hollow Hills Wilderness, north of Baker, CA off I-15

    Silver Lakes
    (San Bernardino Co)
    2430′ elev. a desert community southwest of Barstow, near Helendale, CA. Located on the Mojave River (which flows underground) in between Historic Route 66 & US Hwy 395. Attraction nearby – Exotic World, the Burlesque Hall of Fame.

     

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    Silver Strand State Beach State Park

    (San Diego Co)
    A sliver of sand makes up this narrow beach, barrier island for San Diego Bay. RV Camping, best in SD. South San Diego, Coronado Island campground

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    Silverwood Lake SRA State Park

    (San Bernardino Co)
    State Recreation Area @ Cajon Pass I-15
    in the San Berdu National Forest

     

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    High Sierra, California

    hike-in only

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    Silver Pass Lake
    Silver Divide & Silver Pass
    (Fresno Co)
    11,000′ elev

    Located in between two 12,000′ peaks
    near PCT – Pacific Crest Trail
    John Muir Wilderness

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    Silver Lake
    (Tulare Co)
    11,000′ elev

    via Mineral King trailheads
    Golden Trout Wilderness
    South of Sequoia NP
    Southern Sierra Nevada

    Another Hike

    Campgrounds in Mendocino

    Mendocino Campgrounds

    Camping in Northern California / Camp Mendo

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

    blue links lead to camp reservation services.

    Mendocino National Forest has an abundance of small campgrounds and 4×4 camps, many of which, due to snow & elevation, can only be accessed in summer months. Many developed campgrounds are located on dirt roads, so know the road conditions before you get out there.

    NOTE: all camps 2000′ elevation or lower are OPEN ALL YEAR LONG
    Please note red for OHV = off road use, dirt bikes, quads, 4x4s, trailers.

    campground elev spots veg toilet water notes
    Atchison Campground 4300′ 3 mixed yes creek road# 22N11
    Bear Creek Campground 2000′ 16 yes creek May-Oct
    Cedar Camp Campground 4300′ 5 pines yes no No trailers, June-Oct
    Davis Flat Campground 1700′ 28 vault no Fouts Springs OHV
    Deer Valley Campground 3700′ 13 yes no Upper Lake
    OHV
    Dixie Glade Campground 3700′ 8 mixed yes no horses, road # M10. Snow Mt
    Eel River Campground 1500′ 16 oaks vault piped bike trails
    Fouts Campground 1700′ 11 mixed vault piped Fouts Springs OHV
    Georges Valley Campground 5000′ 3 no no Yolla Bolly Wilderness
    Green Springs Campground 6000′ 4 pines yes spring Yolla Bolly Wilderness
    Hammerhorn Lake Campground 3500′ 9 pines vault piped 1 handicap spot
    Howard Lake Campground 3500′ 12 vault lake high clearance vehicle
    Kingsley Glade Campground 4500′ 4 vault piped June-Oct
    Letts Lake Campground 4500′ 44 no fishing, boat launch
    Little Doe Campground 3600′ 13 pines vault no June-Oct
    Little Stony Campground 1500′ 8 pines vault no OHV trails
    Lower Nye Campground 3300′ 6 mixed vault no May-Sept
    Middle Creek Campground 2000′ 12 yes no Upper Lake
    OHV
    Mill Creek Campground 1700′ 5 yes no Fouts Springs OHV
    Mill Valley Campground 4200′ 16 vault piped OHV trails
    Navy Camp Campground 1800′ 20 vault piped PG&E Camp @
    Lake Pillsbury
    North Fork Campground 1700′ 10 oaks yes creek Snow Mountain
    Oak Flat Campground 1700′ 12 pines yes no Lake Pillsbury
    Old Mill Campground 3700′ 10 pines yes no narrow road
    Plaskett Meadows Campground 6000′ 35 pines yes piped Plaskett Ridge
    Penny Pines Campground 3600′ 5 pines yes piped Upper Lake OHV
    Pogie Point Campground 1900′ 50 oaks yes piped Lake Pillsbury
    Soldier Ridge Campground 6000′ 3 no no Yolla Bolly Wilderness
    South Fork Campground 1700′ 4 vault creek Stony Creek, OHV
    Sugar Spring Campground 5400′ 3 vault no Burnt Creek / Eel River
    Sugarfoot Glade Campground 4200′ 4 mixed vault creek May-Nov
    Sunset Campground 1800′ 54 mixed vault creek May-Nov
    Surveyor Camp 3900′ 2 yes no OHV, Rd# 7
    Sycamore Grove Camp 300′ 30 mixed yes no Sacr River @
    Red Bluff
    Three Prong Campground 4800′ 6 pine vault piped June-Oct
    Wells Cabin Campground 6300′ 15 pines vault piped July-Oct
    Whitlock Campground 4300′ 4 mixed vault piped June-Oct

    OFF-ROADERS NOTE: 3 OHV camps are located in higher elevations; the rest are 2000′ or lower and open year round. Always check with National Forest for road closures and conditions.

    Mendocino Ranger Stations can be found on link below

    NFSMendocino National Forest

     

    MENDO GROUP CAMPGROUNDS
    (reservations required)
    MASTERSON GROUP CAMP group campground

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    group camps Mendocino

    Mendocino & North Coast Maps