Los Angeles Camping Overview
Los Angeles camping is possible at dozens of campgrounds. Find L.A. campgrounds 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, State Beaches, County Parks and privately owned camping resorts. L.A. camping varies from recreational lakes to coastal mountains and an offshore island. L.A. campgrounds of notable interest include lake camping at Pyramid Lake and Castaic Lake, Malibu Creek State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains and Two Harbors Campground on Catalina Island. 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.
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