Located right off highway 33 in Ventura California. This campground sits were the historical town of Foster Park once stood, which was torn down to build the highway. There are actually two campgrounds here separated by an abandoned road, Red Mountain and Foster Park residence campground. We stayed at the residence campground which offers some nice primitive tent sites. With lots of Boulders and old tables and abandoned buildings this campground was perfect. Foster park bowl, an old abandoned amphitheater is just a short walk away. Campground sits in close proximity to either Ventura or Ojai. The campground host was nice and friendly. All the tent sites were unoccupied so we were the only ones there which was great.
This campground is tucked away just off the main road, you would never know it’s there unless you passed by it. It’s very quiet here, there’s options for tent/RV set ups and has a history to it with remnants of monuments/etc throughout the campground. Toward the entrance it is much more modern, primarily with RV rigs but as you go further toward the mountain there’s an extremely woodsy tent area with handmade picnic tables that must be ages old, all under the most beautiful trees. Certainly worth a read and exploring, if you’re ever in the area! With trails wildly running through this area, there’s endless amounts of adventures to be had. Rates vary depending on sites, fire pits with grills are available at every site, RV sites have electric hook ups, there’s water available throughout and proper restrooms. There are no showers, no dumping station, no cell service, no store/market and a welcoming of local Mountain Lions and Black Bears (with no bear storage lockers). For all essentials I would recommend packing prior to settling in here and be prepared for all that nature brings, as you will certainly experience it! A fantastic place to explore!