The Best Camping in Occidental

Looking for the best camping in Occidental? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Occidental. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Occidental

  • Bodega Bay, California

    Camp at Bodega Dunes Campground

    These kind of getaways shouldn't be planned many weeks before the trip. So we didn't booked a campground. And from this experience we learn that you don't have to reserve a campground. Just go there - don't panic when you see campground is full sign in the entrance. There are always available spo...
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  • Bodega Bay, California

    Camp at Wright's Beach Campground

    / 32 ft gain
    This campground is defined by the scenery: rugged headlands, craggy coastlines, natural arches, and quiet coves.Wright's Beach Campground features primitive camping - basic tent sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and amazing ocean views. This is a great location for Bay Area campers who want t...
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  • Guerneville, California

    Hike Austin Creek State Recreation Area

    5.0
    9 mi / 1500 ft gain
     The hike starts at the Gilliam Creek Trailhead, halfway up Armstrong Woods Road on the way to Bullfrog Pond. There is an $8 fee to enter the park, to be paid at the ranger kiosk as you enter Armstrong woods. Begin hiking by descending the Gilliam Creek Trail. The descent is long and steep in the...
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  • Geyserville, California

    South Lake Trail to Skaggs Springs Vista

    0.48 mi / 105 ft gain
    South Lake Trail to Skaggs Springs Vista is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Geyserville, California.
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  • Inverness, California

    Kayak Camping in Point Reyes

    4.9
    Like camping in remote locations? Love oysters? This is it! Tomales Bay offers boat-in only campgrounds along the east side of the peninsula. We departed from Chicken Ranch Beach, which is on the west side of Tomales Bay. We jumped in our kayaks and headed north in the bay for a quick breather at...
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  • Jenner, California

    Camp at Stillwater Cove

    4.0
    It's a short walk down to the beach and there is a nice trail that follows along the creek.  Campground features include potable water, restrooms with coin -operated showers, flush toilets, and electrical outlets. There is also a dump station. Please note: there are no RV hook-ups. Check out more...
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  • Geyserville, California

    Half-a-Canoe Trail

    4.98 mi / 935 ft gain
    Half-a-Canoe Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Geyserville, California.
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  • Jenner, California

    Camp at Gerstle Cove Campground

    / 253 ft gain
    Salt Point State Park offers 20 miles of hiking trails and six miles of rugged California coastline. This is the perfect campsite for groups interested in trail running, hiking, scuba diving, fishing, and horseback riding.  To reserve a campground, search for Gerstle Cove here. Each campsite is e...
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  • Jenner, California

    Camp and Dive at Salt Point State Park

    4.7
    Camping at Salt Point Sate Park is a dream. You have your choice of camping by the sea at Gerstle Cove campground, or tucked up into the forest at the Woodside campground…and you can’t go wrong with either choice.The rugged and beautiful coastline here is a popular destination for abalone diving ...
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  • Saint Helena, California

    Hike Bald Mountain, Sugarloaf Ridge SP

    5.0
    6 mi / 1540 ft gain
    Park at the top of Adobe Canyon Road in the gravel parking lot to the left of the ranger kiosk. There is a $7.00 parking fee.There are many options for routes to the top; the easiest of which is mostly paved (although still steep in parts). To take this route, head north out of the trailhead park...
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  • St. Helena, California

    Creekside Nature Trail

    0.39 mi / 49 ft gain
    Creekside Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Napa, California.
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  • Calistoga, California

    Camp at Bothe-Napa Valley SP

    4.5
    Looking for a romantic getaway but you’d prefer to spend your nights around a campfire? This adventure is for you. This beautiful Napa Valley campground has it all – 10 miles of hiking trails, 1,900 acres to explore, and…new yurts! Yurts are basically cool circular tents that allow you enjoy the ...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Sky Camp Trail

    9.55 mi / 1818 ft gain
    Sky Camp Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Point Reyes Station, California.
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Laguna, Coast Trail, Glen, Baldy, Sky Trail Loop

    23.43 mi / 4337 ft gain
    Laguna, Coast Trail, Glen, Baldy, Sky Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Point Reyes Station, California.
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Hike the Sky Trail in Point Reyes

    5.0
    11 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Sky Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore is a dramatic, mostly single-track trail that runs along the main spine of the Inverness Ridge and across highest mountains in Point Reyes, looming above the Olema Valley and Highway 1 which mark the San Andreas Fault rift zone and the dividing line betw...
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  • Point Reyes Station, California

    Backpack to Sky Campground in Point Reyes National Seashore

    2.2 mi / 185 ft gain
    Entering Point Reyes National Seashore from Bear Valley Road the Sky Trailhead is a 4.9 mile drive.  Camping in Sky Camp requires a Camping Permit.  You can get one at Recreation.Gov or reserveamerica.com.  Getting a Permit in person at a visitors center in Point Reyes National Seashore is a opti...
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