RV Dump Stations California

The RV dump stations California has are located up and down the state in the northern region, the southern area along the Mexican border and on the Pacific Coast. Many RV camping sites and tourist areas are equipped with motorhome dump stations in California. Those dump stations tend to be free RV dump stations in California. The waste dump stations listed below are some of the best in the state. Many of these California RV dump stations also provide other services for RVers' relaxation and comfort. You may be able to stock up on drinking water and propane at some California dump stations. 

Top California RV Dump Stations

1. Elks Lodge 2

  • Monday-Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • and Sunday
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Elks Lodge is a private, members-only club with a dump station for RVers. There is parking for 20 RVs.
Additional Info
Pricing: Dump station services are only available to Elks Lodge members and their guests.

2. Sunset Campground

  • Open 24/7 from late fall to early spring
Sunset Campground is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. Drinking water and rinse water are both available. One of the newest dump stations in California, this one opened in the fall of 2019. 
Additional Info

3. Circle RV Resort

  • Open 24/7
Circle RV Resort is located only a few miles from San Diego. Drinking water and rinse water are available. The campground also has a swimming pool, laundry facilities and a gym.
Additional Info
Pricing: Dump station services are free for guests. The minimum daily stay costs $60. 
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Explore Dump Stations by City


Bakersfield is a convenient area for RV dump stations in California. Located only a few miles north of Los Angeles, there are waste dump stations for tourists stopping by to visit the Sequoia National Forest or any of L.A.'s museums and attractions.

Bakersfield map

Death Valley

Death Valley, located between the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts, is one of the hottest climates on earth. Even so, several of the best RV dump stations in California are located in the vicinity as part of Death Valley National Park. 

Death Valley map

El Cajon

El Cajon is another great location for RV dump stations in California. El Cajon, once an agricultural area, is one of the satellite cities of San Diego and shares its mild climate.

El Cajon map


Choose from several options for RV dump stations in California in Redding. This scenic area around the Sacramento River is filled with beautiful views of nature including mountains.

Redding map

Crescent City

A number of RV dump stations in California are located in Crescent City. The coastal enclave in the northern part of the state is home to sandy beaches and the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. 

Crescent City map

In Summary

Almost all of the California dump stations above are open to the public. If you're planning on using your RV for vacationing in the state, this list can help you decide which resort or RV park to stay at for long-term stays when you'll be able to dump your tank. Some dump stations have more amenities than others, so take advantage of the convenience while adding extra perks to your trip.

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Visit Nearby State Parks

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area State Park

Located in the heart of California, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is 20 miles northeast of Fresno and Clovis via Highway 145 and Highway 41. The 47 miles of shoreline attract families looking for outdoor fun. For years, Northern Foothill Yokuts lived in the woodlands region. Today, Millerton Lake offers interpretive programs and recreational activities. Some of the wildlife that can be seen here includes cottontails, bobcats, coyotes and mountain lions... Read more