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Best Places to Campervan in California

California has some of the best campervan camping spots in the United States, if not the world. The Golden State features nine national parks, including the iconic Yosemite; 840 miles of coastline; and wonders such as the world’s tallest trees and the hottest place on the planet.

Whatever your style of travel, from a more rustic camping trip to a glamping experience, there are dozens of fantastic campervan and RV sites in California. Here are some of the best across the state, so you’re never far from your next road trip, whether you’re in Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Southern California – Campervan Campgrounds Outside of Los Angeles

Jumbo Rocks campground in Joshua Tree

Malibu Creek State Park Campground – Malibu, California

Located just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles is Malibu Creek State Park Campground. This nearby getaway with its oak and Sycamore trees along 14 miles of meandering Malibu Creek truly takes you away from the bustle of the city. Once you’ve settled into one of the 62 campsites, hikers can enjoy the 15 miles of trails following Malibu Creek from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Malibu Lagoon. Enjoy scenic views of volcanic formations and natural pools.

Be in nature and do some hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You’ll also find fire rings, drinking water, picnic tables, an RV dump station, restrooms, and showers as part of the amenities.

As a bonus, you’ll get a taste of Hollywood out in nature as M*A*S*H and Planet of the Apes were filmed at this location before it became a state park.

Remember to call ahead as Malibu Creek Campground gets busy quickly, thanks to its ease of access.