the dyrt
Sara S.
Phoenix, AZ
Joined August 2017
Reopened gem

Went for a night to get out of the city and found a newly opened campground that had a lot of charm and amenities. The camp hosts are extremely friendly and have lots of tips for the area.

Quick jaunt into the wild

Quick overnighter. Great facilities and ample space

Amenities and surf

We were in the area to watch some friends compete in the longboard contest. They snuck us in the corner despite being full. Lots of bathrooms with super hot showers. Literally across the street from Pelican Brew and rad surf.

Last minute find

We weren’t planning on staying here but a friend’s grandpa suggested it after all the other campgrounds were full in the area. Thanks wildland fires. They have a few spots open the public, all the amenities you could need including a little convenience store. Right on the river for those into fishing. We were greeted by two harbor seals playing nearby the morning we left.

Gorgeous day on the water

Perfect spot to enjoy the Fort and lovely beach. Super dog friendly. Free showers

Great hikes to falls and hot springs

We stayed in campground B where there were plenty of spots, most of them flat with huge areas and great picnic tables and fire pits. Flush toilets and hand dryers were amazing on the cold night. Short walk to the resort hot springs and 3 miles up to the falls. Great spot.

Rainy but gorgeous

Quick one night by the lake. Beautiful area. Enough sun to hike in the morning. Great bathrooms and huge private spots.

Great place on a rainy day

The staff was incredibly friendly. Clean facilities, huge spots, and lots of great trails

Camp, surf, and brew

They squeezed us in and hooked us up with a great price. Hot showers. Close to Pelican Brew.

Quiet and friendly

Great quiet camp spot with great facilities and great trails nearby. Perfect for a day or two

Quiet and friendly

Great quiet camp spot with great facilities and great trails nearby. Perfect for a day or two

Quiet and friendly

Great quiet camp spot with great facilities and great trails nearby. Perfect for a day or two

Great option when everything else is full

Great option when everything else is full. We tried to camp near the redwoods, but all the spots were full and the camp post at Jedediah was unhelpful to say the least. Luckily we found this pretty much vacant campground for half the price with great amenities, clean facilities, and access to some awesome water holes on the Smith.

Sleeping under the giants

Made it just in time to catch one of the last open spots. Definitely consider reservations. Staff was super friendly. Nice amenities. Quiet camp despite the fullness


Quick one night. Lots of nice spots. Very clean. Staff was very friendly. We didn't have any issues with the wind.

Large park near beach-ish

Even on a Sunday night, the campgrounds near Lake Tahoe were packed. We found a fairly empty section of DL (the beach sports were all reserved much in advance). For a base to explore it'll work

Desert Wasteland Remodeled

Needed a place to stay on our way up to Tahoe and found this little gem. Isolated but easy to get to and recently upgraded. Each camping spot as a picnic table, firepit, garbage, and nice flat spot for our 4Wheel camper. Toilets, some water, and a playground if you have kids. Found some critters including a sidewinder but we are camping in their home so to be expected.

Crowded but awesome camping at SnowBowl base

Came in summer and luckily found one of the few open spots left. Very private camp spots so the whole forest feels like it's yours. Great place to base for mountain biking and hiking

Small, quaint, and close to the lane

This is a good rate but small campground with only five spots when they're all open. It's at the trailhead for the steep climb down to the lake. There may be some people on ATVs but luckily the crime is so steep most people take another route down to the lake. Even better, no motorized boats allowed on the lake. The campgrounds do you have bathrooms and a Ranger usually close by. That's about it for amenities.