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8 Amazing Private Campsites in California

Finding a secluded and beautiful campsite in California doesn't need to be so tough.

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If you live in California, you know it can be tough sometimes to book the best campsites. Oftentimes weekend reservations are fully booked within hours of the sites being available online and first-come, first-served campsites usually get snatched up before most weekend warriors can even get out of town. 

It's not impossible to book a beautiful campsite in California the old-fashioned way, but it sure can be frustrating. On the bright side, Tentrr has a solution! They connect campers with private landowners that want to share their beautiful property, enabling visitors to have a secluded, private campsite in pristine locations. The sites are fully-rigged with a canvas tent, deck, beds, furniture...it's about as comfortable as camping can be! Check out some of their best sites around California below and plan your camping trip now!

"The Enchanted Forest Cosmo Campsite is good for groups of 4 people. Set in an old growth redwood grove looking to the west across a pasture. You'll have the best views of the animals as they graze." Learn more.

"Sit back and enjoy the vast open space; the peace; the quiet serenity of the Salinas Valley back country. Hike the canyons and enjoy spring wildflowers or simply sit and watch the grain dance in the wind." Learn more.

"Located 1 mile from Clear Lake State Park, with many wineries, a small quaint town with eateries, and beautiful Mt. Konocti for hiking nearby, our campsite offers a great mix of activities. Come on a tour of our small farm and learn about saffron, meet the chickens, go bird watching with farmer Simon, take a bike ride, take a dip in California's largest lake, or when the creek is flowing, swim or float around right next to your campsite." Learn more.

"While at camp, you can enjoy kayaking and fishing, explore our riperian woodlands, stroll around the vineyards, or just relax. The property is a popular spot for birders, so bring your binoculars. Nearby, just a ten minute walk from the campsite, our small winery produces a wide variety of red and white wines." Learn more.

"Come camp in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, under the shadows of the mighty sequoias. Hilly, picturesque terrain, well-treed with giant outcroppings of granite and a one acre pond. Plenty of local hiking and climbing opportunities with nearby lakes and rivers." Learn more.

"Visit Falling Waters Ranch and experience nature in your own private campsite next to a peaceful, gently flowing creek. Listen to the running water at a secluded oasis in the Sierra Nevada foothills. You can venture further afield to awesome hiking places on the Yuba River or in the Tahoe National Forest." Learn more.

"Our California forest home is directly adjacent to a 2,500 acre state park with miles of quiet paths. The setting is perfect for hikers who value uncrowded trails and private time in nature. The camp site is nestled in a grove of towering Redwood and Doug Fir trees with meadows and nearby creeks to explore." Learn more.

"This very quiet campsite is steps away from trails that open up to the ocean and Santa Cruz mountain views. Enjoy your own private redwood forest right in front of your campsite. Its quiet and beautiful here, the perfect place to experience classic California beauty." Learn more.


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