This is the highest elevation campground on Catalina Island. Don't expect to be by the beach. Bison frequent the area so give them their space. Outdoor showers only but sites all come with tables, bear boxes and potable water is available. Beautiful place to spend the night.
If you are hiking the TCT this is the stop that provides you with coin-operated showers, restaurants, a tiny grocery store, hand dipped ice cream, and a bar with outlets to charge your devices. The campgound is a short walk away from the town but tends to be crowded and noisy. However there are lobster to catch in the harbor and plenty or great spots to swim. Potable water available.
Most ppl skip this lil gem on the TCT but its my personal favorite. The water is clean and great for snorkeling and the campsites all have amazing views of the cove. Water is available and you can have firewood delivered right to your site. Small, remote and peaceful. Wish I'd stayed another night.
This is the final campgound on the Trans Catalina Trail and one of my favorites. Reservations are required and you'll need to purchase water and firewood in a locker since it is walk in only and trust me you won't want to try and carry it. Also be sure to utilize the bear boxes even though there arenr any bears. The birds there are relentless and will poke holes in everything including water jugs if you turn your back for even a second. But the exploring and sunsets are hard to beat. Just be prepared for lots of wind.
This is a hike in only spot (3miles) and special permits are required but it is a beautiful lake with great fishing. Sites are first come first served but there are several established campsites around the lake complete with fire pits and lake views. Summit Grizzly peak for an epic view of the lake and mount Jefferson. Mosquitos are abundant June-July. No amenities, bring or filter your own water and pack out all your trash.
This campgound is as basic as it gets with outdoor showers and chemical toilets. Located next the the 5 freeway and train tracks you'll have to put up with a lot if noise. But if a fun surf spot is what you're after you wont be disappointed. I camp here every year and always have a great time. I see dolphins frolicking in the waves almost every year and you can even dip into town for supplies or a pizza. One freeway exit over from a world renowned surf spot this is one of my favorite campgrounds in Cali. But be warned if you are allergic to bees they hangout in and drink from the sinks and showers.