Jennifer D.
Chino, CA
Joined July 2018
I hike. I camp
Beach camping

Pricey, but you’re On the sand , steps from the water. The lull of the waves, serenading you to sleep is pretty nice.

picnic table and fire ring for each campsite.

Rocky beach, but plenty to explore if you head north along the beach.

I stayed here in April and the weather was very nice!

It’s free!!

my home base for Anza Borrego fun. Little Blair valley has beautiful rocky hills that provide a great backdrop to your desert camping. Lots of climbing to be had, as well as several trails. Including pictographs! Simply choose your spot and set up camp!

Ive witnessed some of the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets here. desert camping, so no trees, but plenty of ocotillo and creosote. I tend to getaway here in fall and winter months it’s just too hot otherwise

Restrooms when you pull in off the highway. Dirt road. But very passable in a car.

Shady

Stayed a couple years in a row with me family. ( and dog)

site large enough for two large family tents. Picnic table and fire ring. Our site was at the edge of a loop, so just wilderness to explore behind us!

Restrooms close

Camp on the water

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, not much has changed except the water level.. and nicer restrooms!

we tent camped by the river ( other options include by a brook ) and had plenty of space and trees. Full rv hookups and rv camping available on the top tier of the campground. Be careful of thievin raccoons!

Close to Riverkern , cell service and supplies

Shady sites

Do Not Try This At Home! We went on a Friday afternoon and snagged the only campsite not reserved. In the middle of August. Amazing luck! It was big enough for our group of three tents. With plenty of trees for a hammock as well! Site had fire ring

Within walking distance of water / marsh/ trails.

Super shady by the ocean

rv camped in May. no reservation.

Across the road from beaches and hiking trails. our base camp for central coast activities. sooo many trees. We did not have many neighbors midweek.

camp host was friendly and informative.

took a nice hiking trail at the back of the campground for awesome views!

Hike in campground at Lone Pine lake

Permit needed for overnight camping at lone pine lake. Get this at ranger station, to the right , just as you enter lone pine. Pick up bear canister here as well

Drive up Whitney Portal road till it ends. Park. Display copy of permit in vehicle.

Hike approx 2.5 Miles up Mt Whitney trail. Follow sign to lone pine lake detour to left of the trail. Camp anywhere following LNT policies.

I went midweek in early September and there was only one other group camping.

Beautiful alpine lake

ohv camping

go with someone familiar with the area, as heading off into the dunes can be dangerous: you can get lost super easy!.. on a holiday weekend this isnt a concern cuz it’s ridiculously packed and loud.

rv’s are parallel parked, several deep. mostly dunes vs washes.

no trees( as Its in the desert) nor any rv hookups. beautiful dunes for miles.

must purchase imperial dunes pass

camp at elevation

get acclimated to higher elevation prior to your Sierras backpacking trip. restrooms and bear lockers are provided. use them as there is a lot of bear activity. cover any odorous items in your vehicle. pretty campground with tons and tons of trees. steps away from multiple trails.

ohv camping

Sandrails, dirt bikes, quads, jeeps- Oh My! I’ve mostly rv camped here during the annual Jeep event in March/ April. we get there early to get a prime uncrowded spot for our caravan. obv no rv hookups and no shade as it’s the desert. Fwd isn’t required, I made it with my 4cyl Toyota RAV4. midweek is pretty empty. holiday weekend fill up fast and get get very loud. beautiful sunrises and sunsets 🌅 lots of canyons and washes to enjoy ohv

First to Review
beach camping

camping on sand , walking distance to beach. campsites divided by shrubs. drive in camping on roads.

camping riverside

rv camped. but could’ve tent camped in our spot, closer to the water. sites are HUGE! rv hookups lots of trees. water has enough pools to chill in. short walk upstream, gives you option for rafting back down to your camp. very enjoyable couple of days. oh! and super close , for a run into Sequoia for the day ( we did that!) we also reserved our spots, so our whole caravan of rvs would be together!

make reservations!

Gorgeous state campground , Alongside a stream, nestled in redwoods, and 4 sites on the beach! It doesn’t get much better than this. couple hikes starting from the campground, but plenty of exploring to be had. i stayed here in April , May and most recently, in January. ( winter makes stream crossings , much more of a challenge !) one of my favorite campgrounds ever.

shady campground

tent camped. not many amenities, but we found peace and quiet, across the lake, from big bear. lots of trees! we brought our own grill, but enjoyed the campgrounds fire pit also.

First to Review
4x4 campground

when u exit the main road, there a couple miles of rough terrain. I had my 4 Wheel Dr explorer and had a blast going through the stream and across the rocky road. we had the place to ourselves .. midweek luck. I saw no hook-ups ( though tbh I wasn’t looking)- lots of trees for climbing and hiking /exploring opportunities were plentiful!

typical rv Park

stayed here in an rv. plenty of amenities, embarrassed to admit I used the pool with a perfectly good beach right there lol cl an large pool. used our own kayak in the bay.. quite a workout! evenings on the beach were nice as a lot of folks head back to the comforts of their campers. sites are close together as in all rv parks but everyone seems to respect the quiet hours.

very close sites

location is great. plenty of ‘beach’ , before you get to the beach. my only real complaInt, Is that the sites are super close to one another, and as someone who likes to get up early, the noise from neighboring camps , was distracting and made it difficult to fall asleep or enjoy my own music.

Big campground

This is a state run campground. Plenty of loops. All under trees ( as far as we could see)

we managed to find a spot but they do take reservations and that’s your best bet. We chose the loop closest to the lake, just about a minute walk for a nice view.

Very shady.

Possibly the only campground open in winter

Rv camped in winter. Not all loops open but there weren’t a lot of people there so it was ok. Lots of long rv spaces. Nearby exploring is plentiful

Remember pets on leashes on trails.

Under trees

We arrived early on Friday morning and snagged one of two remaining spots. Trail leading up to Mount San Jacinto is within walking distance. Lots of trees , very inexpensive. Not many sites.