Best Campgrounds Around Huntington Beach, CA

Not only is it a unique way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but camping can also be a good opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Finding the right place, however, can be almost as confusing as bringing the right gear, so to help, we found the best campgrounds around Huntington Beach, CA.

This list features some of the most remote and breathtaking campgrounds in the Orange County area. So bust out the old tent and grab your multi-tool because we’re about to head out on our most epic campground tour yet.

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Our first stop is Bolsa Chica, one of the most popular state beaches in California. With 50 campsites and electric/water hookups for your RV, this camp provides excellent surf fishing and barehanded grunion fishing on full and new moons. During the rest of your stay, take part in some wildlife and bird watching.

Keep in mind that enclosed tents aren’t permitted, and while you can bring a propane grill, charcoal grills are prohibited. There are a number of picnic tables, fire rings, outdoor showers, and restrooms available for guests to use.

Caspers Wilderness Park

If you prefer traditional tent camping as opposed to RVing, then Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park is the place for you. With 8,000 acres of pristine protected wilderness featuring sandstone canyons and river terraces, this park overflows with natural scenes and local wildlife.

Take a stroll on one of the many nature walks where a park ranger guides you through the park or go fossil hunting around the riverbeds. Then before its time to head back to camp for bed, be sure to catch one of the astronomy programs that can be arranged by contacting the park ranger.

Crystal Cove State Park

Bordering the north side of Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove State Park is popular for its gentle hills, sandy shores, and deep woods. With 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness and 3.2 miles of beach, Crystal Cove is one of the largest natural spaces in Orange County.

Enjoy everything the park has to offer with long hikes, mountain bike trails, and primitive campsites. If tents aren’t really your thing, you can enjoy an overnight stay at one of the historic cottages at the Crystal Cove Historic District. Rental prices are relatively low, and there are a variety of floor plans available.

Doheny State Beach

With almost 1 million people visiting this beach annually, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, is one of the most popular state beaches in California. At the southern end of the state beach, you’ll find beautiful campgrounds with some sites just feet away from the shore.

Enjoy some surf fishing by camp and then head north to take advantage of the beaches volleyball courts, picnic facilities, and great surfing opportunities. Doheny State Beach also features bike and hiking trails for fun daytime exploring and geocaching. If you plan to geocache, remember to bring a pencil and something to leave behind.

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