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The EZY Guide for RV Camping in Los Angeles

Posted on August 27, 2021
The EZY Guide for RV Camping in Los Angeles

Ready to take an RV road trip to Los Angeles, California? We've got the insider info to help you plan your next RV vacation like a local. Our EZY Guide for RV Camping in Los Angeles, California, contains ten things to do, RV traveler tips, a weather overview, and the top three campgrounds to RV camp in Los Angeles.

Let's hit the road!

Top 10 things to do in Los Angeles

  1. Play on the beach. If you stay at Bolsa Chica State Beach or Crystal Cove State Park, you won't have to go far to find the water. Los Angeles locals also love the beaches in Santa Monica and Malibu.
  2. Visit a theme park. Do you have kids, or are you a kid at heart? Plan to spend a day at some of the city's closest theme parks like Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, Universal Studios, or Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  3. Search for the stars. Take a stroll around Sunset Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, and then rest your tired legs when you book an iconic double-decker bus Celebrity Homes Tour.
  4. Visit a national park. Joshua Tree National Park and Channel Islands National Park are both located a few hours away, so you can get the best of both worlds when you visit Los Angeles: city and nature.
  5. Celebrate the arts. Do you like music, arts, or history? Visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), or the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
  6. Go for a hike. They say it "Never Rains in Southern California." It's always a good idea to take a hike. Locals love Runyon Canyon Park and Echo Mountain.
  7. Find what's free. Los Angeles has plenty of fun activities that won't cost you money. Check out the Getty Center and Villa Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits, two favorite free venues in the city.
  8. Feed the foodies. Wondering where to eat in Los Angeles? Try a few of the restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives or keep it simple and grab a burger and fries while you visit the Original In-N-Out Burger in Baldwin Park.
  9. Enjoy the views. In Southern California, you can see the stars during the day and at night. Take a drive along the Mulholland Scenic Parkway and Corridor, or spot the Hollywood Sign at Griffith Park.
  10. Shop 'til you drop. Shop where celebrities shop when you visit Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, or The Grove in Los Angeles proper.

RV traveler tips

  • Los Angeles traffic is legendary. Lower your stress levels by avoiding the interstates during peak hours between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Caltrans segmented map of California's restricted roads shows which California highways permit motorhomes and busses over 45 feet in length. The state is divided into 12 transportation districts, and the Los Angeles area belongs to transportation district seven.
  • Use an app like Waze or Google Maps to get real-time traffic information.
  • Use FasTrak to learn about California's toll roads. Driving on toll roads will cost money but save you time.
Renting an RV? See RVezy's terms of service for more information about paying tolls.

Los Angeles weather

They say it "Never Rains in Southern California," which is almost true. California's rainiest months are January and February, where it rains about four or five days each month. High temperatures hover between 68 to 85 degrees in Los Angeles throughout the year. Since the weather is practically perfect in L.A., consider visiting between March to May and again between September and November when the city is a little less crowded.

Are you worried about inclement weather? RV pro tip: Download an RV road trip app that will send you real-time weather alerts to help you stay ahead of a storm.

Top 3 places to RV camp in Los Angeles

Bolsa Chica State Beach

Google rating: 4.6 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  2,649+ reviews

Best RV camping near the beach

17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92649

33.7092, -118.0604
(714) 377-5691

Cost: $50+ per night (plus taxes and fees)

Click for reservations

Daily parking fees: Reservation fees include one motorhome with a towed-behind vehicle or one vehicle pulling a trailer.
Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 12 p.m.
Park hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Open: Year round

Campground tips

  • The campground is dog friendly, but dogs are not allowed on the beach.
  • All RVs must be self contained.
  • Campfires are only permitted in the first-come, first-served fire rings.
  • Since sites have electricity, generators are not allowed.
  • Park gates close at 9 p.m.

Max RV or trailer length

40 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
✓ Water

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✗ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ Beach
✓ Biking
✓ Birding
✓Boating
✓ Concessions, restaurant, cafe, or snack bar
✓ Fire pits
✓ Fishing
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Geocaching
✓ Lake, ocean, or river access
✓ Multi-purpose trails
✓ Paddling
✓ Pet friendly
✓Picnic shelters
✓ Showers
✓ Surfing
✓ Swimming
✓ Water activities (other)
✓ Wildlife viewing


Crystal Cove State Park — Moro Campground

Google rating: 4.6 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  (631+ reviews)

Best state park with RV camping

8471 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651

33.5803, -117.8044
(949) 494-3539

Cost: $75+ a night (plus taxes and fees)

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Daily parking fees: Reservation fees include one motorhome with a towed-behind vehicle or one vehicle pulling a trailer

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 1 p.m.
Park hours: 6 a.m. to sunset
Open: Year round

Campground tips

  • Some campsites accommodate RVs and trailers up to 38 feet long, while others will only fit rigs up to 25 feet in length.
  • The park and campground are dog friendly. Please note that dogs are permitted on paved areas only and must stay off the beach or other natural areas.
  • Keep alcoholic beverages at your campsite or within the Beachcomber Café. Possession of alcohol is prohibited in any other area of the park.

Max RV or trailer length

38 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Electric 50-amp
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
✓ Water

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✗ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ Beach
✓ Biking
✓ Birding
✓ Boating
✓ Camp store, park office, or visitor center
✓ Concessions, restaurant, cafe, or snack bar
✓ Fishing
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Geocaching
✓ Hiking
✓ Horseback riding
✓Historic site
✓ Lake, ocean, or river access
✓ Multi-purpose trails
✓ Paddling
✓ Pet friendly
✓ Picnic shelters
✓ Ranger-led programs
✓ Showers
✓ Surfing
✓ Swimming
✓ Water activities (other)
✓ Wildlife viewing


Orangeland RV Park

Google rating: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  (566+ reviews)
Best RV resort

1600 W. Struck Avenue
Orange, California 92867

33.8054, -117.8689
(714) 633-0414

Cost: $75+ per night (plus taxes and fees)
$450+ per week (plus taxes and fees)

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Daily parking fees: No parking fees for registered campers
Check-in: 1 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Park hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Campground tips

  • RVers may choose from a regular, premium, preferred, or deluxe site. Prices vary depending on the site's amenities.
  • Several of the sites have orange trees where you can pick your own oranges.
  • RVs must be self-contained.
  • This park can't accommodate self-made RVs or modified busses, tents, cars, or vans.
  • Older model RVs (older than 2005) must submit photos to guarantee a reservation.
  • Maximum of two dogs per site, with an additional fee of $25 per dog.

Max RV or trailer length

60 feet

Hookups

✓ Dump station
✓ Full hookups available
✓ Electric 50-amp
✓ Electric 30/20/15-amp
✓ Sewer
✓ Water

Connectivity

✓ AT&T
✓ Sprint / T-Mobile
✓ Verizon
✓ Wi-Fi

Amenities and activities

✓ BBQ grills
✓ Camp store, park office, or visitor center
✓ Corn hole
✓ Equipment rentals
✓ Exercise room
✓ Flushable toilets
✓ Game or recreation room
✓ Laundry
✓ Mini-golf
✓ Pet area
✓ Pet friendly
✓ Picnic shelters
✓ Playground
✓ Pool
✓ Propane available
✓ Showers
✓ Shuffleboard
✓Swimming


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Meagan Butler
Meagan Butler

Meagan is a glitter-loving, trailer-towing RV content writer. When she's not camping in her Airstream, she's spoiling her dogs, taking landscape photography, and supporting the RV community.

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