Free RV Camping in Southern California, The Boondocking Directory

With plenty of sunshine and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, RV camping in Southern California is sublime. This region is blessed with beautiful beaches, mountains, deserts, and forests.

There's no shortage of public land either. You'll find national forests, national parks, state parks, and many other outstanding recreation areas where free RV camping can be found. You'll also find a good portion of BLM land among the Mohave, Colorado, and Great Basin Deserts that is perfect for snowbirding and winter camping.

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Free RV Camping in Southern California

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Salton City, California 
Salton City is filled with roads going nowhere. These roads were laid out in the 1950s complete with fire hydrants. An entire community was expected to …

Borrego Springs, California 
Borrego Springs, in Southern California between San Diego and the Salton Sea, is surrounded by the wilderness of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and makes …

Clark Lake, Borrego Springs, California 
Clark Lake and the nearby Peg Leg Smith Historical Marker are very popular RV camping areas just outside Borrego Springs. The number of RVs camped here …

Arroyo Salado Campground, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California 
Arroyo Salado Campground is an exciting place to camp among beautiful sandstone hills below the Santa Rosa Mountains in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. …

Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, California 
This free camping area is inside Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, a California State Park. The expansive park has plenty of open desert …

Joshua Tree National Park, California 
This is a super convenient place to camp if visiting Joshua Tree National Park. The campsites are all along a well maintained dirt road that intersects …

Turtle Mountain Road, Needles, California 
I’m camped just a short ways down Turtle Mountain Road, off Hwy 95 south of Needles. I’m in Chemehuevi Valley, a huge extremely flat valley over 10 miles …

Colorado River near Big River, California and Parker, Arizona 
This is an excellent camping area near the Colorado River. The view of the Colorado River Valley and the surrounding mountainous desert terrain is superb! …

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