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Bates Canyon Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Los Padres National Forest

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: https://www.campendium.com/camping/boondocking-101/

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

Reviews

3 Reviews of Bates Canyon Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Antonio  C.
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2022

Nice and Quiet

We thought this campground was absolutely gorgeous. I guess some people don’t like to rough it a little and expect toilet paper in the bathrooms lol. Next time stay inside your RV. We spent a nice peaceful quiet night here on super bowl weekend. Don’t know why people are saying it’s remote when…

  • Forest sign
  • taco and the tent
  • other site
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Month of VisitMarch
Hunter H.
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2022

Don’t come here

Wayy off the main road on a non-maintained dirt road, only 4x4 accessible, run down camp with no water or anything else other than picnic tables and fire pits. One of the bathrooms is destroyed and the other was absolutely disgusting, plus no toilet paper. Don’t come here. All of the sites are…

Siteeven the best site is not flat
Month of VisitFebruary
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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2018

Very Remote

We got here late at night after not being able to find multiple other campgrounds we were looking for, and were very happy that there was signage all the way there and we didn’t have to drive through the dark for no reason because this is truly in the middle of nowhere. The road was manageable in a…

Location

Bates Canyon Campground is located in California

Directions

From Santa Maria: Hwy 166 50 miles east, Cottonwood Cyn. Rd. 7.5 miles southwest

Coordinates

34.95362527 N
119.90772867 W

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