HOW TO VANLIFE CALIFORNIA ALL YEAR FOR UNDER $50
California offers a National Forest Adventure Pass - these passes are $30 annually or $5 per night. They cover certain camping areas in 4 national forests across California: Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernadito National Forest. There’s some great campgrounds in these areas so you can easily get your moneys worth on this pass, and rangers do come around to campgrounds to check passes, without a pass you will get a fine.
You can often find these passes available at small towns near the campgrounds (near could be a 45min drive) to be prepared they are also available online here ADVENTURE PASS The only trouble with the adventure pass campsites is finding them amongst all of the others where you have to pay to camp.
Grab our map to help you find over 50 great campsites to visit using the Adventure Pass?! Download our map here
This map shows you over 50 great campsites that you can stay in free for up to 14 days at a time. You can download it for offline mode and plan an endless summer in California for under $50. After purchase we will need your email address to give you access to this map.
Please research each site before visiting to check up to date information on each campground in case of local road closures. Some campsites are open all year round while others are only open during the summer months.
If you have any additional notes you would like us to add to the map just send us an email and we will keep it up to date.