Best Camping near Herald, CA

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Best Camping Sites Near Herald, CA (176)

    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Rancho Seco Recreation Area

    1.

    Rancho Seco Recreation Area

    14 Reviews
    21 Photos
    127 Saves
    Herald, California

    Get back to nature at Rancho Seco Recreational Area. A short 25-minute drive from downtown Sacramento, you’ll find the 400-acre park that makes up the Rancho Seco Recreational Area. Take a short vacation and enjoy bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking and even a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and wildlife. Camp in comfort with recreation and concession buildings, shade structures, laundry facility, boathouse, and newly renovated restrooms and showers. This Rancho Seco camping destination offers RV sites, tent camping sites, and group sites, some with gorgeous lake views.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Camanche

    2.

    Lake Camanche

    17 Reviews
    50 Photos
    195 Saves
    Wallace, California

    Lake Camanche Resort features 550+ tent camping sites spread out over hundreds of acres which are available year-round at both North and South Shores.

    Many sites offer immediate lake access while others are just a short walk away. Campsite amenities include bbqs, tables, water, hot showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Primitive sites are just a short drive away to restrooms & showers. Ask you reservation agent for which sites provide shade.

    All of our sites feature some of California’s best natural and native species of trees, plants and flowers. Looking for alcohol-free camping? Both shores also feature alcohol-free campgrounds, perfect for those in search of a more family-friendly camping experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Acorn Campground

    3.

    Acorn Campground

    24 Reviews
    51 Photos
    154 Saves
    Valley Springs, California

    Overview

    Acorn Campground is a sunny campground in the brush-covered hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is generally characterized by a warm, dry climate with summer temperatures regularly soaring above 90 degrees.With sites just a short walk from the shores of the popular New Hogan Lake, visitors will have no problem finding relief in the comfortable clear waters.

    Recreation

    Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water. The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There is also a staging area for an eight mile equestrian trail on a scenic loop that winds along the lake and through the foothill chaparral. Trail guides are available at the park office. Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground. Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

    Facilities

    Boating is a popular pastime, with boat ramps conveniently located around the lake. The large surface area allows for plenty of water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing and more. Year-round fishing for stripers, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish is perfect for experts and beginners alike. Some of the largest fish are found in less than 25 feet of water. The "River of Skulls" hiking trail is located below the dam at the Monte Vista Recreation Area. There is also a staging area for an eight mile equestrian trail on a scenic loop that winds along the lake and through the foothill chaparral. Trail guides are available at the park office. Bicycle trails suitable for the beginner as well as the advanced rider are found on the west side of the lake and next to the group camping area. An easy 3-mile trail connects the park office with Acorn Campground. Hunting with bow or shotgun during the open season is permitted in certain areas of the lake. Upland game such as turkey, quail and dove is available and waterfowl includes a variety of duck and geese.

    Natural Features

    The 4,400 surface-acre lake was created in 1964 with the completion of New Hogan Dam. When full, the lake has 50 miles of shoreline and extends nearly eight miles upstream to the confluence of the north and south forks of the Calaveras River. The dam was built to provide flood protection to the city of Stockton and water for irrigation, drinking and hydroelectric power, and it now offers recreation opportunities for thousands of visitors each year. The New Hogan area supports a wide variety of wildlife. The foothills location is home to grey fox, mule deer, coyote, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat and rattlesnakes. New Hogan is also a wintering home for bald eagles. The south shore of the lake has been designated as a wildlife viewing area.

    Nearby Attractions

    A number of historic sites are located nearby, including Carson Hill, the discovery site of the largest gold nugget ever found, and The Black Bart Inn, located in San Andreas, where the famous outlaw Black Bart was captured. Groceries, gas, camping supplies and more can be found in the nearby town of Valley Springs, California.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    4.

    Beals Point Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    28 Reviews
    116 Photos
    318 Saves
    Granite Bay, California

    Beal's Point Campground is one of two locations on the lake that allows overnight camping in the campground. Barbecue pits, shade areas and large grassy areas can accommodate many family picnics and other activities. The Beal's Point Snack Bar also rents beach equipment. The beach equipment includes kayaks, standup paddleboards, shade canopies, and rafts of all sizes. Additionally, catering for family and company picnics, as well as group discount rental rates, are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $58 / night

  1. 5.

    Flag City RV Resort

    11 Reviews
    24 Photos
    24 Saves
    Lodi, California

    Flag City RV Resort offers a great location for visitors to Lodi, Stockton, and Sacramento. The RV park was designed with the big rig RV traveler in mind, including wide paved roads, concrete pads, full hookups and more!

    Our big rig RV resort offers rates that are highly affordable for travelers passing through Central California or visiting local attractions. Flag City RV Resorts RV sites are mostly pull throughs, with some back-ins. All sites have the same rates.

    Because of our reasonable rates we’re often full. Please make reservations in advance to ensure your site! Our Reservations Agents will select the best site available to meet your needs.

    Rates Include:

    Full Hookups
    Utilities (Water/Sewer/Electric)
    Cable TV
    Wi-Fi Internet
    Picnic Table at Each Site
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $65 - $637 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park

    6.

    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Tower Park

    11 Reviews
    23 Photos
    187 Saves
    Lodi, California

    Located along the beautiful byways of the California Delta, so many fun memories are just waiting to be made by campers and glampers alike. Whether you're looking for luxury cabin rentals in Northern California, the adventure of tent camping, or arrive in style to park in one of our Red Carpet RV sites, a vacation created just for you awaits. When our campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, relaxing in our lazy river, or bouncing high on our jumping pillow, they can enjoy endless outdoor activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, we're one of the best snowbird campgrounds in California, offering monthly and extended stay accommodations. We invite you to Jellystone Park™ to not only find your next outdoor adventure – find one that becomes your family tradition for years to come.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Amador Resort

    7.

    Lake Amador Resort

    11 Reviews
    20 Photos
    119 Saves
    Ione, California

    Please note: Tent Camping is by reservation only.

    Here at Lake Amador we have a large campground consisting of 113 sites located on a 100 acre portion of the facility that is surrounded by shade giving Oaks. Most campsites have running potable water, some have electricity and many sites are located on the waters edge when the lake is full. There are hot showers and flush toilets located throughout the campground and some sites located by swim pond also have free WIFI access!

    Lake Amador also has a 73 site Deluxe RV Park on a private peninsula. All sites located in the RV Park have Full hookups and FREE WIFI. Some sites are reserved year round for residents and as vacation spots. All open RV sites are first come first served so call prior to your visit to check availability.

    At the Lake Amador Clubhouse we offer food and fun. There you will find both air conditioning and a large fireplace so no matter the weather outside you can always find refuge inside. While there you can utilize the FREE WIFI, play pool, horse shoes, foosball, watch TV or even play Checkers, Chess, or Cribbage on our custom gaming tables. The Clubhouse features a well stocked Beer Bar as well as The Tackle Box Café where you can get a delicious Breakfast and Lunch on the weekends. Now if supplies are all your after you’ll be happy to know we also have a fully stocked general store with any essentials you may have forgotten at home.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from SacWest RV Park & Campground

    8.

    SacWest RV Park & Campground

    13 Reviews
    22 Photos
    73 Saves
    West Sacramento Vmf, California

    Welcome to SacWest RV Park & Campground, a convenient spot just outside Sacramento. This place is perfect if you're looking for easy access to the city without the constant hum of freeway noise. It's got everything you need for a comfortable stay, whether you're here for a quick stopover or a longer visit.

    The campground offers full hookups, clean showers, and bathrooms that are consistently praised by visitors. There's a great dog park where your furry friends can run off-leash, and even a dog wash station with a leash clip—something you don't see every day. If you're traveling with kids, they'll love the petting zoo and the pool.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. They go out of their way to make sure you have all the information you need, even if you arrive late. Plus, the sites are pull-through and fairly level, making it easy to set up camp.

    For those who need to stay connected, the Wi-Fi can be hit or miss, especially in communal areas. But if you're lucky, some RV spots have better reception. And if you're into dining out or need to stock up on supplies, there are plenty of restaurants, fuel stations, and grocery stores nearby.

    So, whether you're escaping a wildfire, like some recent visitors, or just passing through, SacWest RV Park & Campground has got you covered. Enjoy your stay and don't forget to check out the local eateries and maybe even Mavericks, a favorite gas station among campers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $52 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Brannan Island State Recreation Area

    9.

    Brannan Island State Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    20 Photos
    129 Saves
    Rio Vista, California

    Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a solid spot for those who love the water. Nestled near Rio Vista, CA, this campground offers easy access to the Delta, making it a prime location for boating and fishing. If you’ve got a boat, you’ll appreciate the boat ramp and the ample opportunities to cast a line. Even if you’re just looking to relax, the river views are pretty sweet.

    The campground itself has a mix of tent and RV sites, and even a cabin if you’re looking for a bit more comfort. The sites are generally well-spaced, giving you a bit of privacy. Some visitors have mentioned that it can get windy, so pick your spot wisely. The facilities are decent, with showers and toilets available, though you might want to bring some quarters for the showers.

    Families will find plenty to do here. There are picnic tables for a nice outdoor meal and pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The campground is also reservable, which is a plus if you like to plan ahead.

    One thing to note is that the campground has a curfew, so make sure you’re back before the gates close. It’s a bit of a drive to San Francisco, but if you’re up for a day trip, it’s doable. Just keep an eye on the time to avoid any late-night hassles.

    Overall, Brannan Island is a great spot for a laid-back camping trip with plenty of water activities to keep you busy. Whether you’re here for the fishing, boating, or just to unwind by the river, you’ll find it a pleasant place to spend some time.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

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    Peninsula Campground — Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

    14 Reviews
    80 Photos
    147 Saves
    Granite Bay, California

    Campsite reservations are made only during the on-season. In the off-season campsite availability is first-come, first-served.

    This secluded campground is located near the end of the peninsula between the north and south forks of the American River. You can reach the area by boat or you can drive in ten miles from the little town of Pilot Hill on Highway 49. The campground has 85 family campsites that will accommodate trailers up to 18 feet in length and motor homes up to 24 feet. Hookups are not provided at the individual campsites, but there is a sanitation dump station. Flush toilets and piped drinking water are available. There are two launch ramps and a day-use area near the park. Please be aware that both the boat launch ramps become unusable when the lake drops below 431 feet in elevation. This typically happens in late June to early July, but can vary annually. To check the current lake elevation you may visit the Department of Water Resources website. You can also camp ashore with your boat at Peninsula campground in a designated campsite. A secure tie-up is essential as the wind often rises during the night.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $33 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Herald, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Herald, CA offers a wide range of camping options, with 176 campgrounds and RV parks near Herald, CA and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near Herald, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Herald, CA is Rancho Seco Recreation Area with a 4.3-star rating from 14 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Herald, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Herald, CA.

What parks are near Herald, CA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 22 parks near Herald, CA that allow camping, notably New Hogan Lake and Fall River Lake.