Central Valley Camping Overview
Campgrounds in the Central Valley of California number in the hundreds. Find Central Valley camping from Sacramento to Bakersfield with conveniences like flush toilets and showers, as well as popular and unique campgrounds to help you narrow the choice. These include National Parks, State Parks, County Parks and privately owned camping resorts. Central Valley camping varies from the sloughs of the Sacramento Delta, shores of flowing rivers and lake camping at Folsom Lake, Modesto Reservoir, Lake Turlock and Millerton Lake. Central Valley campgrounds of notable interest include a campground by the lake at Camanche Lake in the Sierra foothills and refreshing Millerton Lake outside of Fresno. We've included as much detail as possible so you have a better idea of what to expect and whether camping reservations are required in advance.
PETS: Dogs are allowed at almost all campgrounds but must be kept on a leash, picked up after, and never left unattended. Most beach camping allows dogs in the campground but not on the beach.
CAMPING CHECKLIST - download our checklist of common camping supplies and you won't forget anything at home.
REI - rents camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, stoves, lanterns and more.
Looking for some late night campsite entertainment? Check out www.seasky.org for their celestial calendar including meteor showers.