Pet friendly Campgrounds in California
Posted on Dec 01, 2022
If you’re RVing with a canine companion (or two!), there are several California campgrounds that would love to host you. You’ll get to enjoy our beautiful weather as you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out some of our favorites below.
O’Neill Regional Park – Orange County
Located near Orange County’s eastern border, this forested park boasts several popular hiking trails, an amphitheater, and other family-friendly amenities. Dogs are welcome within the campground and on selected trails – provided you keep them on a leash.
Moro Campground – Laguna Beach
If you’re craving the beach, this spot is a pet-friendly place to park your RV. Dogs are welcome on paved services and inside the campgrounds. While they’re not permitted on back-country trails or at the public beach, there are dog-friendly beaches just a few miles down the road.
Campland on the Bay – San Diego
With a private beach, pool, gym, and multiple restaurants, it’s no wonder this is one of San Diego’s most popular campgrounds. Your pet isn’t allowed on the beach, but it will enjoy the designated pet walk and off-leash park.
San Mateo Campgrounds – San Onofre
Built around the San Mateo Creek, this beautiful campsite offers a unique wetland habitat experience. Like most campgrounds, your dog must be on a leash at all times. They can also join you as you walk the trail – just not on the beach itself.
Dogwood Family Campground – San Bernadino
Set in the beautiful San Bernadino Forest, this campground offers prime access to hiking trails, Lake Gregory (a mere 15-minute drive), and Lake Arrowhead Village (a 5-minute drive). You can explore a different trail with your dog every day, keeping them supervised on a leash.
Yosemite National Park
This famous national park invites campers to bring their dogs, with a variety of lodging and camping options. Its website details which trails are dog-friendly and which are not. What’s more, they offer kennel and dog-sitting options if you’re considering an activity that won’t suit your dog. (Rock climbing, anyone?)
Plaskett Creek Campground – Big Sur
You can enjoy the best of both worlds at this Northern California campground. It’s set in the woods, offering plenty of shade and natural beauty. It also is a short drive away from the dog-friendly Sand Dollar Beach. Both you and your pet will love this spot.
Serrano Campgrounds – Big Bear Lake
It doesn’t get much better than summer at the lake! If you’re feeling adventurous, you and your dog can get out on – or in! – the water. Alternately, you can revel in the lakeside views, walking your dog on its leash. Either way, you’ll both feel recharged after staying here.
Fremont Campgrounds – Santa Barbara
Another coastland facility that the whole family will enjoy. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy their trail options. Go back in time with a horseback ride to get an authentic Western experience. Or simply hike on your own two feet. Each option will deliver natural refreshments.
Ramblin Redwoods Campgrounds – Crescent City
If you want to take in California’s majestic Redwood National Forest, this campground offers plenty of stunning views and fun activities. It’s also incredibly pet-friendly, sporting an off-leash trail that runs along a nearby creek. A fun spot for both of you to delight in freedom.
Donner Summit California State Snowpark
For cold-weather fun, this summit park offers a wide range of snow-filled activities: cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and plain old snow play. You’ll have plenty of trails to choose from on both sides of I-80.
Yuba Pass Snowpark
Another option if you’re looking to frolic in the snow. Enjoy California’s mountains with a wide range of wintry activities. The crisp mountain air will surely refresh you and your pup, whether you’re cross-country skiing, sledding, or throwing snowballs.