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China Camp Campground

8 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Los Padres National Forest


Pleasantly nestled under a large canopy of pine trees, China Camp is a campground where peace and quiet is commonplace. The spacious campsites allow you to set up camp with more than enough space between you and your neighbors. As you drive into the campground you are overtaken by…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites


8 Reviews of China Camp Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Great for everything

Perfect for hiking at night. Great view of the city. Spaces and very relaxing

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Month of VisitSeptember
Kristen S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Great place not far from SF

This was a different experience from our typical camping as it was a bit of a hike to out campsite from the parking lot. It was fun and quite a workout though! Lots of deer and squirrels. Raccoons came out the moment we went into our tents trying to find something but it was all locked in the small…

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Month of VisitJuly
Ophelie P.
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2018

New year's Eve

Celebrated the new year camping. Nice size campsites. Dog friendly. Friendly hosts. Walk-in campsites.

Lots of raccoons. Don't forget to lock your bear box.

Month of VisitFebruary


China Camp Campground is located in California


Latitude: 36.29554 Longitude: -121.567507 The road eventually turns into dirt, please drive slow and carefully. From Highway 101 North, take exit for Arroyo Seco Rd before the city of Greenfield. Continue down the road for 16.2 miles to the junction of Arroyo Seco Road and Carmel Valley Road then follow to the right. Take Carmel Valley Road 17.2 miles to the junction with Tassajara Road and turn left. Continue for 11 miles until you see the entrance to China Camp on the right-hand side. From Highway 101 South, take exit for Arroyo Seco road then make your first, immediate left onto Elm Ave. Continue down Elm Ave for 6 miles then take a left at the "T" onto Arroyo Seco road. Follow the road for 6.5 miles to the junction of Carmel Valley road, then bear right. Take Carmel Valley for 17 miles to the junction of Tassajara road, take a left and continue 11 miles until you see the entrance to China Camp on the right-hand side.


36.29553844 N
121.56750855 W

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