California

Chiriaco Summit, CA

Free Camping at Chiriaco Summit There is a developed campground, with no hookups, no trash dump, no other amenities, located at Chiriaco Summit, behind the General Patton Museum, offered free to visitors. It's a popular option for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park. Chiriaco Summit is a fuel station with convenience store and restaurant, that [...]

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Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park Hayfield Rocks BLM is a small, single site (a cubby hole) carved out of a rocky hill, next to Joshua Tree National Park. It's named after Hayfield Road. The other side of Hayfield Road is park boundary. The site is completely on BLM Land. Hayfield Road is often [...]

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Free Camping in Lytle Creek, CA Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites are a series of three (3) campsites, all located along the roadside of Coldwater Canyon Road (Forest Road 3N06A). These sites were designated by the Front Country Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as free campsites. Each campsite is restricted to a single [...]

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Free Camping Near Barton Flats, CA East Flats Road (Forest Road 1N84) is a designated dispersed camping area located off of Jenks Lake Road E, just a few miles east of Barton Flats Campground. It's often referred to as "Jenks Lake Road E" in other camping publications, but it's technically limited to East Flats Road. [...]

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Free Camping Near Angelus Oaks, CA Clark's Ranch Yellow Post Site is a single campsite designated by the Front Country Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as a free campsite. Located a short distance from the Santa Ana River and Deer Creek, this site is accessed via 7 Pines Road (Forest Road 1N64). This [...]

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Free Camping Near Running Springs, CA Keller Peak Yellow Post Sites are a series of nine (9) campsites, all located along the roadside of Keller Peak Road (Forest Road 1N96). These sites were designated by the Mountaintop Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as free campsites. Each campsite is restricted to a single party [...]

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Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park Gold Park Road lies on BLM Land, just minutes away from the North Entrance to Joshua Tree NP. The road is sand and gravel, and well-packed in most places, but there areas of soft sand. This area is for 4WD vehicles only. Trailers are okay as long as [...]

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Free Camping Near Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree BLM North is a large, flat expanse of land where you can camp for free and be close to Joshua Tree National Park. Administered by the BLM, there's not much to it, just a lot of flat land. It gets very windy here, and dust gets [...]

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Free Camping Near Big Bear, CA Big Bear Yellow Post Sites are a series of thirteen (13) campsites, though technically we've found 15 in all, each marked by a yellow post, all surrounding Big Bear Lake, CA. These sites were designated by the Mountaintop Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as free campsites. Each [...]

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Free Camping Near Big Bear, CA Coon Creek Yellow Post Sites are a series of nineteen (19) campsites, each marked by a yellow post, all situated along Forest Road 1N02, near Highway 38. Thee sites are also close to Sand to Snow National Monument, with sites 15-19 being just inside. These sites were designated by [...]

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