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Ready to get back to the simple things in life? Head out for a family camping trip at one of these great, family-friendly campgrounds throughout California.

Family Camping

Yosemite Pines RV Park and Campground, Groveland

Yosemite Pines is located right outside of Yosemite National Park, with a range of lodging options and loaded with amenities. Reserve a space for tent or RV camping, or rent a yurt or cabin, which are available in basic to deluxe models. For family fun, a petting zoo, swimming pool, children's playground, volleyball court, tetherball, horseshoes, gold panning, self-guided mine tour, campfire marshmallow roast and storytelling, hayrides, and ice cream socials are sure to keep everyone happy…and busy!

 

20450 Old Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321. Hours: Year-round; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.

209-962-7690

 

Campland on the Bay, San Diego

Whether you hook up your RV or tent camp, Campland on the Bay offers enough amenities to make family camping both easy and fun. Facilities like a market, game room, Hungry Wolf Café, pools, and playgrounds make it easy to take children of all ages. Family activities range from bingo to live music to horseshoe tournaments, making this marina campground a premier family destination.

 

2211 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-5699. Hours: Year-round; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
800-422-9386

 

Olema RV Resort and Campground

The 107 tent sites and 80 RV hook-up sites at this newly renovated campground offer all the comforts of home while you and your family "rough it" in the beautiful 30-acre nature wonderland. Bathrooms, showers, a Laundromat, and WiFi Internet access bring modern conveniences to the wilderness while a new playground, horseshoe, volleyball, shuffleboard, tetherball, and more offer plenty to do under the sun. During summer weekend nights, cozy up to the fire and listen to the storyteller.

 

10155 Highway 1, Box #175, Olema, CA 94950. Hours: Office: 9am to 5pm; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
415-663-8106

 

Marble Quarry Campground

Neighboring Columbia State Historic Park in the heart of the Sierras, this Gold Country campground offers tree-shaded campsites, a swimming pool, shuffleboard, and a game room. For your family's convenience, a gift shop, groceries, and hot showers are all available at this scenic campground.

 

11551 Yankee Hill Road, Columbia, CA 95370. Hours: Year-round; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
866-MQRVING

 

San Elijo State Beach

San Elijo State Beach's bluff top camping offers a store, snack shop, and camp programs to help families with ease. Stairs lead down to the beach from the campground, where you can enjoy fun under the sun like swimming, surfing, and picnicking.

 

2050 Highway 101, Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007. Hours: Year-round; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
760-753-5091

 

Leo Carrillo

Camping at Leo Carrillo State Park offers two sandy beaches, coves with tide pools, and sea caves for exploring. While relaxing in your shady campsite, head on over to the visitor's center for more information about nature walks and campfire programs for your family. And, a small general store stocks snacks and any basics you may have forgotten, adding to a stress-free family camping experience.

 

35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. Hours: Year-round; Rates:  Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
818-880-0350

 

Carpinteria State Beach

Just south of Santa Barbara, this beach camping spot offers swimming, surf fishing, tide pool exploring, and camping. Seasonally, seals, sea lions, and gray whales can be spotted. A short walk into town offers food, candy stores, and coffee shops.

 

5361 6th Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Hours: Year-round; Rates: Rates vary by site and season, so check website for specifics.
805-968-1033

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