California

Is Nude Camping in California Legal?

No, nude camping in California is not legal. The Golden State has a statewide law that makes being nude outdoors illegal, even if no one...

Are Generators Banned in California?

No, generators are not banned in California. What the Golden State did was ban the sale of gas-powered generators starting on January 1, 2028. It’s...

Can You Sleep On the Side of the Road in California?

This article is specific to roads, highways, and Interstates in the unincorporated areas of California (not inside city limits), presuming outside of civilized areas, such...

Dispersed Camping Near Big Bear, CA

Dispersed camping near Big Bear, CA can be tricky to find, but there are several options available if you’re willing to try some remote places....

Dispersed Camping in Sequoia National Forest

Dispersed camping in Sequoia National Forest has risen in popularity due to the forest’s close proximity to the Los Angeles metro area. The forest allows...

Sequoia National Forest Camping Rules

These official Sequoia National Forest Camping Rules were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Sequoia National Forest, along with information published by the...

Places for Free Camping Near Yosemite National Park

There are places just outside of Yosemite National Park that allow free camping. Camping inside the Park requires a reservation and fees. But there are...

California Rest Area Map

Map of all California rest areas based on information gathered from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) (updated September 30, 2023). Click on a map...

Where to Find BLM Land Near Anza Borrego Desert State Park

There is lots of BLM Land surrounding Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Much of it lies adjacent to the southern half of the Park. There...

Can You Stay Overnight in California Rest Areas?

Yes you can. The official rules in California state that you can stay for a maximum of eight (8) hours at a rest area. Thus,...

California Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking permitted at a California Rest Area? How many hours can you stay at a California Rest Area? Is camping permitted at a...

Can You Camp Anywhere in Anza Borrego Desert State Park?

Yes, for the most part you can camp anywhere in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, as long as your vehicle remains on established roads and...

Dispersed Camping at Joshua Tree National Park

Much of the dispersed camping near Joshua Tree National Park lies in a few sites on BLM land to the north and south of park...

Is Boondocking Legal in California?

Yes, Boondocking is legal in California. It just depends on where. It’s totally legal on federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S....