San Diego Camping Overview
Campgrounds in San Diego number in the hundreds. Find San Diego campgrounds with conveniences like flush toilets and showers, as well as popular and unique campgrounds to help you narrow the choice. These include State Parks, State Beaches, National Forests, State Forests, County Parks and privately owned camping resorts. Camping in San Diego varies from beach camping to the mountains surrounding Julian and several recreational lakes. San Diego campgrounds of notable interest include San Elijo Campground for its amazing surf breaks, Observatory Campground for its telescope-friendly portion of camp, William Heise Campground situated near Julian and Agua Caliente Campground with its natural hot springs. 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.