Moon Northern California Camping

The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping

Fifth Edition, May 2015
Pages: 704

Price: $21.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631210495

Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon Northern California Camping. Stienstra covers over 1,500 camping options throughout the region, from remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra to quaint spots in Mendocino and Wine Country. Detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, and Stienstra’s signature “scenic rating” are provided for each site. Also included are lists of Northern California’s best campgrounds, such as Best Scenic Destinations and Best for Fishing, as well as sixty pages of helpful camping tips. With Tom Stienstra as their guide, seasoned outdoors enthusiasts and camping novices alike can experience the best of the great outdoors in Northern California.

What’s inside Moon Northern California Camping

Enjoy the very best of Northern California Camping with these itineraries:
  • Best Boat-In Campgrounds
  • Best for Easy Backpacking
  • Best for Families
  • Best for Fishing
  • Best for Hikes with Views
  • Best Scenic Campgrounds
  • Best for White-Water Rafting
  • Best State Park Campgrounds
Discover the best camping spots in:
  • Redwood Empire
  • Shasta and Trinity
  • Lassen and Modoc
  • Mendocino and Wine Country
  • Sacramento and Gold Country
  • Tahoe and Northern Sierra
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Monterey and Big Sur
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon

For over 30 years, Tom Stienstra’s full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. This has led him across California — fishing, hiking, camping, boating, biking, and flying — searching for the best of the outdoors and then writing about it.

Tom is the nation’s top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He has been inducted into the California Outdoor Hall of Fame and has twice been awarded National Outdoor Writer of the Year, newspaper division, by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has also been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, most recently in 2007. Tom is the outdoors columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle; his articles appear on and in newspapers around the country. He also broadcasts a weekly radio show on KCBS-San Francisco.

You can contact Tom directly via the website His guidebooks include:

Moon California Hiking
(with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon California Fishing
Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers
California Wildlife
Moon Northern California Cabins & Cottages
Moon Northern California Camping
Moon Northern California Hiking
(with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon Oregon Camping
Moon Pacific Northwest Camping
Moon Washington Camping
Moon West Coast RV Camping
Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation