California Webcams
and other useful resources

California webcam map

California weather map

Linked views of my favorite webcams covering various scenic parts of the state of Califonia.  These can be useful when planning travel to a particular location, and would like to know more specifics about the current conditions in terms of visibility, cloud cover, fog, haze, etc.  Most of these images refresh every few minutes during the day, but a few less frequently, and some not all all later in the evening.  A few of the cameras have a PTZ capability (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) as controllable from a remote operator, so their view can vary. Some camera operaton can also be inconsistent based on how well it or its supporting network is maintained, but typically operation is restored within a week. 

If you have suggestions for an additional webcam that is consistent in its up-time to add to this page, feel free to send me an email with the pertainent information.


Other useful links for your photography planning:
National weather service  Underground weather           California road conditions     Tahoe fire cameras     Sierra traffic cameras   
Sun-moon position calculator   California tide tables    Astronomical event calendar   UCSD So Cal fire cameras      

Ahwahnee meadows

Yosemite Ahwahnee meadow
(courtesy of Yosemite Conservancy)
Glacier Point

Glacier Point
(courtesy of Yosemite Conservancy)
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
(courtesy of KCRA news)
Lake Tahoe from Sierra at Tahoe

Top of Sierra-at-Tahoe resort
 (courtesy of Sierra at Tahoe)
Owens Valley
Owens Valley to the west from Bishop (courtesy of Sierra Impressions Photography)
Mono Lake
Mono Lake from the vistor center (courtesy of the Mono Lake Comittee)
Mt. Whitney
(courtesy of the Whitney Portal Store)
Sequoia NP
Sequoia Natl Park to the southwest 
 (courtesy of NPS)
Point Reyes
Point Reyes (courtesy of NPS)
SF Bay from Sausalito
(courtesy of Sausalito Cams)
Golden Gate
Golden Gate (PTZ)
(courtesy of Webcam big look)
Santa Cruz
Half Moon Bay
(courtesy of Sam's Chowder House)
East bay
East bay from Mt Hamilton (courtesy of Univ of California Lick Observatory)
Tejon Pass
Tejon Pass looking north (courtesy of Lone Juniper Ranch)
Big Sur
Big sur
(courtesy Nepenthe Restaurant)
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
(courtesy of SLOWeather)
Mendocino coastline
(courtesy of Agate Cove Inn)
Lost Coast
Lost Coast
(courtesy of Inn at Lost Coast)
Lost Coast Shelter Cove airport
Shelter Cove airport (courtesy of North Coast Aviation)
Point Arena lighthouse
Point Arena lighthouse
(courtesy of West Cam)
Mt Shasta
Mt Shasta
(courtesy of Snow Crest Inc)
Lassen National Park
Lassen National Park looking north
(courtesy of NPS)
Long Beach harbor
Long Beach harbor (PTZ)
(courtesy of Long Beach ABC)
Joshua Tree NP
Huntington Beach pier (courtesy of HBCams)
Coacehlla Valley
Coachella Valley
courtesy of Desert Weather
Joshua Tree NP
Joshua Tree NP from Belle Mtn to the southeast (courtesy of NPS)
Mt Wilson
Mt Wilson observatory (courtesy of UCLA dept of physics & astronomy)
Mt Palomar
Mt Palomar to the southwest (courtesy of Palomar observatory)