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Famous for its diverse landscapes, rugged coastline, and boundless outdoor adventures, Northern California is a haven for RV camping. The area’s top RV sites are characterized by redwood forests as they lie within picturesque state parks or along stunning blue waters.

So, next time you’re in Northern California, don’t just stick to seeing the best Golden Gate Bridge views in San Francisco. Take a short drive to one of these RV sites for a superb time!

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15 Best Spots for RV Camping in Northern California

Whether you’re looking to gaze at the dramatic Pacific shoreline, explore a few California State Parks, or simply go on a fishing expedition—consider staying at one of these RV sites.

Of course, if you don’t have an RV and you’ve never rented one before, you should learn how to rent an RV for the first time.

1. Emerald Forest Cabins & RV

Nestled amidst towering redwoods, Emerald Forest is a charming RV site in Trinidad, offering full hook-ups and convenient access to thrilling hiking trails and beaches. The space features ample back-in and pull-through sites for your RV. Prices range from $40 to $52.

You’ll enjoy a range of amenities ranging from water and electricity to a playground with horseshoe pits, an on-site store, and a fishing pier along the coast. There are also plenty of walking areas, including nearby hiking trails like Strawberry Rock and College Cove Falls.  

2. Upper Pines Campground

Located in Yosemite National Park, Upper Pines Campground boasts a beautiful setting beneath the iconic granite cliffs, along with basic amenities and nearby park attractions.

The campground has 235 sites, of which 32 are for RVs only. There are no electrical hookups, with rates starting at $36. Still, even without electric hookups, it is one of the best places to stay with an RV.

Other amenities you’ll find here include food storage lockers, a dump station, flush toilets, and year-round cellphone access. This camp gives you access to some of the park’s best attractions, like the trails to Mirror Lake, Half Dome, and the Nature Center at Happy Isles.  

McArthur Burney Falls, Redding, California

3. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Home to the stunning Burney Falls, this campground provides RV sites with modern amenities and opportunities for swimming and hiking in a pristine natural setting. The state park allows RVs or mobile homes up to 32 feet, and overnight camping costs $35 per night.

You’ll have access to boat rentals, lots of hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as picnic tables. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park is a fantastic place to enjoy historical and cultural exhibits, scuba diving or snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing, and wildlife spotting. 

Also, don’t miss exploring the beautiful city of Redding, which is not too far from the MCArthur-Burney Memorial State Park. I loved my experience there and recommend everyone visit it. It’s still one of those hidden gem destinations in California and the perfect place for a good blend of city, nature, and adventure.

4. Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort

Overlooking Mount Shasta, Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort provides RV sites and outdoor activities like boating and hiking, ideal for a tranquil lakeside getaway. The resort features sites with electric and water hookups for those who need them at a base rate of $52 a night.

You’ll also find RV sites with full hookups, equipped with a fire ring, grill top, and a picnic table. These sites cost a base rate ranging from $60 to $65 per night. Don’t have an RV—no problem! The RV resort has trailer rentals with a kitchenette, queen bed, and full bathroom. 

5. Manzanita Lake Campground

Set beside the tranquil Manzanita Lake with views of Lassen Peak, this campground offers basic amenities and access to fishing, kayaking, and ranger-led programs. Located in the Lassen Volcanic National Park, the campground boasts 179 sites for RV and tent camping, with rates starting from $26.

Manzanita Lake Campground features many amenities, like a convenience store where you can buy firewood and ice, potable water, on-site staff, and laundry facilities. Keep in mind that these amenities are seasonally available, and the campground has no electric hookups.

6. Ramblin’ Redwoods Campground and RV Park

Immerse yourself in the beauty of ancient redwoods at this campground in Fort Dick, close to the border of Northern California and Oregon. This campground offers full hook-ups and pull-thru sites, as well as fun activities like redwood canopy tours and thrilling hiking trails.

Ramblin’ Redwoods features extra-large RV sites tucked under the redwoods. These sites accommodate up to eight guests at $7 per person. Each site comes with a private fire ring, parking space for two vehicles, as well as water and sewer hookups.

Don’t miss visiting Crescent City right by the Pacific Ocean. 

Sierra Nevada, California

7. Angels Camp RV Camping Resort

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, this resort in Angels Camp offers RV sites with all the modern conveniences and access to nearby activities like gold panning and wine tasting. It’s a family-friendly resort with full hook-up sites, lodges, cabins, and tent spaces all year round. 

Angels Camp is only a few miles south of the historic downtown, giving you access to lots of sites to explore, from parks to museums. On-site, you can enjoy splashing in the pool or spending time with your furry friend at the dog park. The base rate covers four people. 

8. Mystic Forest RV Park

Surrounded by magical redwoods near the Northern California coast, Mystic Forest RV Park in Klamath provides full hookups and easy access to beachcombing and birdwatching.

The park has 30 hook-up sites, 16 of which are pull-throughs at $48 per night for two people. Around the park you’ll also find a mini golf, playgrounds, game rooms, a laundry room, and other amenities. 

Spend your days here exploring the surrounding area’s famous attractions like the Trees of Mystery or taking scenic drives along the stunning coast. Mystic Forest also has a gift shop on-site, where you can buy redwood souvenirs, jewelry, bowls, and even a few groceries. 

9. Ocean Cove Campground

Enjoy seaside camping at Ocean Cove Campground in Jenner with its charming RV sites offering modern amenities and activities such as tidepool exploration and whale watching. This campground has over 100 sites equipped with fire pits, picnic tables, and hot showers. 

Ocean Cove sits on 20 acres of prime land along the Northern California Coast, offering you loads of activities, from boating to coastal hiking. You’ll also find nearby attractions, including state parks like Salt Point State Park and loads of beaches like Jenny, Goat Rock, and Blind. Standard overnight rates cost $40 per vehicle.  

Napa Valley, California

10. Vineyard RV Park

Located amidst vineyards and oak-studded hills in Vacaville, this RV park offers full hook-ups and opportunities for wine-tasting and cycling tours around the nearby Napa Valley. This park is loaded with modern conveniences, like a fitness center, a pool, and free Wi-Fi. An ideal location for a unique experience and a very relaxing vacation in nature.

You can stay at Vineyard RV Park for as long as you want. Daily rates are $91 per night for standard back-in and pull-through sites and $101 for the premium packages. Weekly rates range from $491 to $554, while monthly costs may be anything from $1252 to $1818. 

11. Golden Pines RV Resort and Campground

Set in the scenic Lake County amid pine forests, Golden Pines RV Resort in Arnold offers great amenities and access to nearby activities like fishing, hiking, and rafting. This resort has 23 hookup sites, featuring 17 back-ins and six pull-through sites.

Each RV site is equipped with water and sewer hookups, fire pits, and BBQ grills. The base rate covers up to six people and two vehicles (the RV counts as one). Standard back-ins cost $58 per night, while pull-throughs are $78. Or book a premium site for $88 a night. 

Note: You’re allowed one extra vehicle on the site at $5 per night.

12. Jackson Rancheria RV Park

Set at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Jackson Rancheria RV Park showcases full hook-ups, a casino, and golf courses. This park provides over 100 spaces for RV campers, with fresh-cut lawns, picnic areas, a pool, spa, and 9-hole putting green. Rates begin at $84.

You’ll find a wide range of amenities, from a year-round heated pool to cable TV, sparkling clean restrooms, a general store selling groceries, and a gas station. The park offers a free shuttle service, looping around the RV campsites, casino, hotel, and general store.

13. Clio’s Rivers Edge RV Park

Set along the Middle Fork of the Feather River with stunning backdrops of the lush Clio mountains, this RV park offers sites with easy river access and activities like fly fishing. This 

Pristine campsite features 200 sites with full hookups and is 100% pet-friendly.

Nightly rates at Clio’s River Edge vary depending on the size and location of the campsite. These range from $48 to $60 per night. All campsites come with electric hookups, as well as water and sewer facilities. 

Note: Tent camping and wood-burning fires are not allowed.

Redwood National and State Park, California

14. Cher’ere Campground and RV Park

Nestled along the top estuary of the Klamath River, Cher’ere Campground and RV Park offer a tranquil getaway in this magical part of Northern California. Boasting 47 pull-through sites with full hookups to water and sewage, from $48, this beautiful campground has it all.

Immerse in the campground and its surroundings through fishing, kayaking, birdwatching, and visiting top attractions like Redwood National Park (one of the most beautiful national parks in California). Don’t miss out on another fun adventure driving through a massive tree trunk called the Klamath Thru Tree. 

15. Mountain Gate RV Park and Cottages

Enjoy stunning views of the Cascade Mountains at Mountain Gate RV Park just outside Redding, providing full hook-up sites and easy access to a few California State Parks. This park offers a seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, a clubhouse, and lots of shade trees.

Spend time in the great outdoors exploring Lake Shasta, Burney Falls, and Castle Crags. Alternatively, pause your camping trip for an exploration of Redding—a cool, outdoorsy city. Wine tasting is an excellent pastime activity in the area, tap houses and brewers are plenty.

Nightly rates range from $59 to $71, and weekly rates start at $400 

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Wrapping Up the Best RV Campgrounds in Northern California

Northern California’s best RV campgrounds offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, scenic coastlines, modern amenities, and nearby activities that cater to everyone’s preferences.

Whether you’re looking for a getaway among towering redwood forests or a seaside adventure along coastal trails, these parks and campgrounds eagerly await you. So, there’s no need to wait—reserve that RV campsite and be ready for an unforgettable experience.

Next Read: While visiting Northern California, consider camping near San Francisco. You can also read more about RV-ing by checking out these RV pros and cons.

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