California Camping Areas

Highland Lakes

Highland Lakes Camping Area is a picturesque campground located in the state of California. Situated in a stunning natural setting, it offers a range of amenities to enhance the camping experience. The campground provides picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets, ensuring visitors have the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Additionally, there is a nearby lake where campers can enjoy fishing and swimming activities.

Reservations are not accepted at Highland Lakes Camping Area, making it a first-come, first-served campground. It is advised to arrive early, especially during peak seasons, to secure a camping spot. The best time to visit this camping area is during the summer months when the weather is pleasant, and activities like fishing and swimming in the lake are enjoyable. However, be aware that the campground tends to get crowded during weekends and holidays, so planning a mid-week trip might be a good idea to avoid overcrowding.

While exploring the Highland Lakes camping area, campers should be cautious of wildlife encounters, particularly bears. It is important to store food securely and dispose of trash properly to prevent attracting these animals. Additionally, it is recommended to bring bug spray as the campground is known to have mosquitoes during certain times of the year. Overall, Highland Lakes Camping Area offers a tranquil and scenic environment for a memorable camping experience in the beautiful state of California. Get driving directions.


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Hermit Valley

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