San Mateo - campsite and camper parking - cheap camping

Where to spend night in San Mateo - Luke Carpenter travel guide?

What is better than living with nature on campground with your friends ? If you are in San Mateo make sure that you are well organized. If you are in Lake Del Valle Family Campground there should be a shower however always pay attention have sleeping pad with you.

Quite and well equipped campsites in San Mateo

In the neighborhood of the San Mateo you can find Hawk Campground located at Sausalito, CA 94965, United States with is 4108.93 km away from Putnam Pond Campground located at 763 Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, United States. Those camping pitch are equipped with piped potable water and electricity.

Good camping in San Mateo

If your friends are camping in Marina, you will have to go outside. We do recommend that everyone check out their campground prior to entering the area.

If you plan on camping in Marina, we suggest leaving your bags as they are not checked at the campsite. If you plan on camping in Alviso, there will probably still be showers available. Bring your own water and make sure you can drink it from the same well.

If you are camping in Santa Cruz County Campgrounds, you're in luck! There is a lot of open camping in Santa Cruz County! This means that there will definitely be showers.

If you are camping in Lake Mendocino you should get a good shower at home. Lake Mendocino is a good area to camp in and a great spot to spend the night with your friends.

Lake Mendocino is located in San Mateo and is close to many of the tourist attractions. There is a lot to do in San Mateo which includes: Beach, Beach Campground and some of the hotels and resorts.

There are also some beautiful beaches. The beach itself is easy and beautiful, however, if you are feeling lazy make sure to spend some time there and not take the bus. Also the beach is very popular and you will most likely get lots of beach towels and sun protection.

When camping, bring plenty of water and snacks and don't forget to pack your toiletries! Also please take care that your toiletries and your water bottles are stored properly. When you are going out to the beach you should take extra care not litter where you go.

If you leave things around while at the beach you will get caught. Please use caution when on the beach and be aware that trash can be a hazard. There are two parks and lots of parks to visit and camp in. 

San Mateo camping and travel essential

Despite you are a bushcraft expert or just extreme campsite lover - remember that the proper selection of equipment and its protection is crucial for success on campsite.

As a warning, let the story of my friend from the army serve as a warning, when he once went to sleep in the mountains with a tent. The night time is the most dangerous at the campsite due to poor visibility and the animals foraging.

At least in all these situations, a properly prepared sleeping bag can save your life. On the most basic level, a tent should have the following characteristics: , a waterproof floor , a roof and a ventilation , a solid base and a door to enter , two sets of poles.

The tent floor should contain all the parts of the tent to make it easy to dismantle and pack when you are away from the campsite. 

The tent should pass flammability and waterproof/insulation tests. Check the flammability and waterproofing of the tent first.

Tents can pass flammability tests provided that the tent has a flame barrier that is both waterproof and flameproof and that there is an open-flame spark retardant and no open flames nearby.

Even with these precautions, a tent may not pass a flammability test if the materials used can flamm easily. Many tent suppliers and outdoor stores offer flameproof, waterproof, insect control or weatherproof tents. 

What should I prepare before going for camping with my family near San Mateo?

Camping Gear

Make a list of camping gear that you need to pack beforehand, like sleeping bags, tents, camping chairs, blankets, etc. Bring extra clothing, as well as rain gear and warm layers to prepare for the unpredictable weather conditions in San Mateo.

Campsite Reservation

Before heading out, ensure that you reserve a campsite near San Mateo in advance. During peak camping seasons, popular campsites may tend to fill up quickly. Check the campground regulations and fees to make sure you have a stress-free camping experience.

Food and Cooking Supplies

Bring adequate food and cooking supplies for your trip. Plan your meals ahead of time, and pack non-perishable food that can be stored easily without refrigeration. Bring cooking stoves, utensils, pots, pans, and disposable plates and cups.

First Aid Kit and Safety Supplies

Safety is paramount when it comes to camping. Bring a first aid kit and supplies that include essential items like insect repellent, sunscreen, tweezers, antiseptic, and band-aids. Carry a map, compass or GPS to ensure you don't get lost in the woods.

Entertainment and Activities

Make sure to pack items that provide entertainment and engage the family with games or group activities. Cards, board games, puzzles, hiking and biking tracks are some of the common choices for activities to keep the family busy on the camping trip.

Leave No Trace Principles

Adhere to the principles of leaving no trace while camping. Make sure you clean up the campsite, and dispose of garbage, food and other waste appropriately. Don't leave anything behind, don't feed the wildlife, and respect the natural environment around you.

In Conclusion

When planning for a camping trip with your family near San Mateo, make sure you bring all the essential gear and supplies needed to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. With proper preparation, you can have an unforgettable experience while immersed in nature's beauty.

Half Moon Bay - Francis Beach Campground

Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States

GPS : 37.4681376, -122.445579

Users reviews of Half Moon Bay - Francis Beach Campground San Mateo

Rob Hill Campground

1475 Central Magazine Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States

GPS : 37.7966727, -122.4758376

Users reviews of Rob Hill Campground San Mateo


948 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965, United States

GPS : 37.828643, -122.4904686

Users reviews of KIRBY COVE CAMPGROUND San Mateo

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

2001 Rossi Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, United States

GPS : 37.156477, -122.349192

Users reviews of Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA San Mateo

Lake Del Valle Family Campground

7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA 94550, United States

GPS : 37.5715434, -121.6877092

Users reviews of Lake Del Valle Family Campground San Mateo

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

1186 San Andreas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States

GPS : 36.926118, -121.844846

Users reviews of Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday San Mateo

San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA

20 Rainsville Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952, United States

GPS : 38.2727391, -122.6798362

Users reviews of San Francisco North / Petaluma KOA San Mateo

Moss Landing KOA Express

7905 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039, United States

GPS : 36.799528, -121.786059

Users reviews of Moss Landing KOA Express San Mateo

Bicentennial Campground

948 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965, United States

GPS : 37.8308926, -122.5246632

Users reviews of Bicentennial Campground San Mateo

Salinas / Monterey KOA

8710 Prunedale North Rd, Prunedale, CA 93907, United States

GPS : 36.7908873, -121.6690671

Users reviews of Salinas / Monterey KOA San Mateo

Hawk Campground

Sausalito, CA 94965, United States

GPS : 37.8540951, -122.520417

Users reviews of Hawk Campground San Mateo

Brevoort Lake Campground

N 4149 Camp Rd, Moran, MI 49760, United States

GPS : 46.019894, -85.0392873

Users reviews of Brevoort Lake Campground San Mateo

Haypress Campground

Sausalito, CA 94965, United States

GPS : 37.8607801, -122.5455914

Users reviews of Haypress Campground San Mateo

Mongaup Pond Campground

231 Mongaup Pond Rd, Livingston Manor, NY 12758, United States

GPS : 41.96238, -74.686492

Users reviews of Mongaup Pond Campground San Mateo

Putnam Pond Campground

763 Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, United States

GPS : 43.837146, -73.571482

Users reviews of Putnam Pond Campground San Mateo

Reserve America Holdings Inc

40 South St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, United States

GPS : 43.0111785, -73.8524602

Users reviews of Reserve America Holdings Inc San Mateo

Texas Renaissance Fair Camping

11282 County Rd 302, Plantersville, TX 77363, United States

GPS : 30.2682481, -95.8458464

Users reviews of Texas Renaissance Fair Camping San Mateo

Camping on the Battenkill

48 Camping on the Battenkill, Arlington, VT 05250, United States

GPS : 43.0839712, -73.1455666

Users reviews of Camping on the Battenkill San Mateo

Camping Unlimited-Disabled

102 Brook Ln, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, United States

GPS : 37.1343077, -122.1446793

Users reviews of Camping Unlimited-Disabled San Mateo

Country Camping

27437 Palm St NW, Isanti, MN 55040, United States

GPS : 45.4658562, -93.2840949

Users reviews of Country Camping San Mateo

Campings within entire San Mateo region

Other stuff from San Mateo:

Recently featured: