Destinations

10 Best Campgrounds in Northern California 

by CampspotterSep 13, 2021

Northern California offers many attractions and natural beauty. It’s home to everything from large cities to charming small towns, beaches, tall redwoods, and majestic mountains. If you plan to visit, these are the ten campgrounds we recommend booking! 

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort in Felton, CA

Tent and RVs amount tall redwoods at RV Park.

Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort is nestled in the California Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Situated on the beautiful San Lorenzo River and backed by Henry Cowell State Park, this well-maintained campground offers guests a year-round place to explore the great outdoors. Offering paved roads with full-hookup graded sites, a spacious clubhouse, complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots, fishing, and more. Check out our Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort: Park Spotlight Camp Guide!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Tower Park in Lodi, CA 

Ariel view of the pool and water zone at campground with cabins in the background.

Located on the meandering byways of the California Delta, Jellystone Park at Tower Park offers a breathtaking camping experience. Whether you choose the comfort of a cabin, the adventure of tent camping, or arrive in style to park in one of their Red Carpet RV sites, a vacation created just for you awaits. When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing at the interactive pools, they can enjoy endless outdoor activities and amenities that will keep everyone busy from dawn till dusk! 

Casini Ranch Family Campground in Duncans Mills, CA 

Sun set over river with rocks at campground.

Casini Ranch Family Campground is a family-owned and operated RV park and campground, open year-round since 1965. Set among beautiful hills, the campground is just minutes from the scenic Sonoma County coastline. The 110-acre ranch rests on a gentle meander of the Russian River, giving the campground a mile of riverfront property. Paddle the Russian River, feed the horses, spend the day fishing, or fly high on the jumping pillow. The park is adjacent to Willow Creek State Park, with miles of trails and stunning views. 

Kamp Klamath RV Park & Campground in Klamath, CA

Ariel view of campground next to river at Kamp Klamath

This campground is located in the heart of the Redwood Forest with spectacular views, beaches, and outdoor recreation. Stay in your RV or tent camp along the beautiful Klamath River. The park’s location offers hiking trails right from camp and is less than a half-mile to Klamath Beach. Enjoy onsite activities like a badminton court, kid’s playground, fishing, and more. The park is located within short drives of all the beautiful offerings of the Redwood National Park and State Parks. 

49er Village RV Resort in Plymouth, CA 

Nestled in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County, 49er Village RV Resort provides the perfect destination for you and your family. They offer a wide selection of accommodations with hundreds of full-hookup sites and charming cabin rentals. Take a dip in the beautiful swimming pools and hot tub. Enjoy a game of shuffleboard, horseshoes, or billiards. Then, get in touch with nature at the fishing ponds. Afterward enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the on-site restaurant at the Café at the Park. 

The Ramblin’ Redwoods Campground and RV Park in Crescent City, CA 

Campsite with picnic table in the middle of the forest

The Ramblin’ Redwoods Campground & RV Park offers terrific Redwood forest setting campground amenities. Whether you travel in an RV, enjoy tent camping, or prefer the comfort of one of their Redwoods Cabins, they offer the finest camping experience near the Redwood National Park under a canopy of soaring spruce, hemlock, Douglas fir and Redwoods.

Pioneer RV Park in Quincy, CA

RVs parked next to trees at Pioneer RV campground.

Pioneer RV Park is the perfect Northern California RV camping destination! It is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains in the historic town of Quincy. This welcoming park is open all year round and makes an ideal base for a wide variety of area activities. The park offers a variety of campsites, including extra-long “big rig” full hook up, and pull through spaces with 30/50 amp electric service. The facilities include free Wi-Fi throughout the park, and immaculate restrooms, showers, and laundry room.

Sierra Skies RV Park in Sierra City, CA 

Green campground with flowers with an airstream tucked away in the woods.

Located in historic Sierra City, this RV Park has been named “the best little RV park in the west.” Their five acres of property on the Yuba River is an ideal location for your next RV camping destination. You’ll find a cozy, friendly RV park with mountain views, shade trees, and the wild waters of the North Yuba River. Outdoor activities and relaxation await you in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort in Mt. Shasta City, CA

Cabin with picnic table and fire pit at campground

This resort is located on the South West side of Lake Siskiyou, with panoramic views of Mt Shasta and the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Choose from charming rustic tent sites, full hook up RV sites, retro trailers, or the comforts of a cabin or house. The resort offers various activities, including hiking trails, beach rentals, a Splash Zone inflatable water park, Lake Sis Bar & Grille, and more. Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the great outdoors.

Gold Country Campground Resort in Pine Grove, CA

RV with truck parked in front in the woods at the campground.

Gold Country Campground began as Pine Acres back in 1956, providing a convenient place for visitors to discover the rich tradition and rugged beauty of California’s Gold Country. The campground remains open year-round and offers guests a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy amenities including Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, mini-golf, splash pad, and nature trails in the Sierra Mountain foothills.