Camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains is full of possibilities
From traditional campsites where RV and Tents are located in beautiful easy to access settings. To the Dispersed Camping options that dot the mountain hwys and forest service access roads in every direction.
Camping in the Sierra Nevada becomes a matter of preference when heading out for a family adventure. Do you want to have amenities such as bathrooms and paved parking areas? Are you looking to camp in one of our National Parks? If dispersed Camping is an option for you then what roads are open or closed seasonaly. And how many others will be in the area? do i need to worry about bears?
On this page you will find a guide to not only our favorite camping locations but links to the variety of Camping National Forest resources and well and Wilderness camping regulations and tips for leaving no trace for future campers.
Backpacking and Camping in our Sierra Wilderness Area is a permit based access. So many trails and access points for day hikes, but for many of our wilderness areas there are trail or location quotas in order to keep the wilderness experience as pure as possible. If you choose to stay and visit our wilderness regions please make yourself committed to following and knowing the Wilderness guidelines and rules.
Sierra Nevada Wilderness Options:
National Forest Camping
The most popular form of camping is choosing from the list of National forest land campsites or disperse camping on a National forest land access point.
With nine feature forest service management areas in the Sierra Nevada
Camping destinations in our National Forests typically have similar rules and regulations, how ever pricing of site vary and items such as fire restrictions and group size can vary based on location.
National forest Management segments:
- Eldorado National Forest
- Tahoe National Forest
- Plumas National Forest
- Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest
- Sierra National Forest
- Inyo National Forest
- Sequoia National Forest
- Stanislaus National Forest
- Lassen National Forest
- Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
National Park Camping
Camping in one of our National Parks in California and the Sierra Nevada is a great experience. However opportunities are limited and reservations are required in almost all cases.
Camping experiences in our national Parks will have a specific set of rules and regulations meant to help every enjoy the camping experience to the fullest, but yet safe for all future campers.
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