Strawberry Campground sits at the entrance to the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. A free parking area caters to hikers and backpackers venturing up the many miles of trails that wind through the wilderness area, while anyone wishing to stay in the overnight camping spots at the campground itself must park in a separate area and pay the night fee. You'll find numerous campsites about a mile up the trail at Strawberry Lake, however, which may make the paying to stay at Strawberry Campground a less attractive option.
But, as far as campgrounds go, the Strawberry Campground is nice. It's situated under the protective cover of fir trees, has two vault toilets and ample potable water. Few people choose to camp here, so even on the busiest of weekends you'll likely have a private spot. If you're arriving too late at night to hit the trail, or if you prefer having access to minimal amenities in all of your outdoor experiences, this campground makes for a great base camp for hikes into Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. If you are not staying overnight, remember to park in the parking area designated for hikers to avoid paying the campground fee.