How to Book a CA State Park Campsite

How to Book a CA State Park Campsite

We know that one of the hardest things about State Park Beach Camping is the ReserveCalifornia™ booking system. We are constantly trying to navigate this system. 

Here are a few reminders and tips to help you secure your site:

1️⃣ With ReserveCalifornia™ you can make reservations six months to the day in advance of the arrival date 

2️⃣ Each new date opens at 8 a.m. PST. 

3️⃣ The rolling window also adjusts for months longer or shorter than 30 days, for example:

May 1, 2024 ➡️  Opened on November 1, 2023

February 29, 2024 ➡️ Opened on August 29, 2023


March 1, 2024 ➡️ Opened on August 30-31

Get more info on booking on ReserveCalifornia™ here

🗓️ Set your calendar reminder with an alert to get on Reserve California 6 months out from when you want to camp.

🔎 Want to camp sooner? Hop on ReserveCalifornia™, pick your dates and a campground, hit the search function. When it is says available sites (it might say “0”), click on the campground anyway. Pick a section of the campground, and then scroll through to see if you can find any free dates. 

You can also check services like Campnab or CampFlare to get alerts at sold out campgrounds. 

If you need further assistance, you can email us at