How much does camping on California cost?

Prices can range from free for dispersed camping in some national forests or BLM land to over $100 per night for a glamping experience or a cabin rental. On average, you can expect to pay around $20 to $50 per night for a basic tent or RV camping site in a state park or campground.

How do I get a camping permit in California?

Permits can be reserved up to 6 months in advance on, by calling 1-877-444-6777, or by visiting a permit office in the park. You will choose to camp in one of 15 designated zones when you reserve a permit. Most zones have no limit to the number of permits available.


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