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THE BEST Hike-In CAMPING NEARBen Lomond, California

Recent Hike-In Reviews Near Ben Lomond

119 Reviews of 13 Ben Lomond Campgrounds

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2022

Big Trees Everywhere!

Clean, quiet campground nestled in the big trees. Friendly staff and a quick drive into the Santa Cruz beach communities.

Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2021

Nice campsites, good location!

Camped with electricity and water, situated on a bluff near the ocean. Easy walking distance to the water, nice roomy campsites with fire rings and tables. Not too close to other campers.

Month of VisitDecember
H L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Delightful beach camping

Absolutely wonderful spot to camp! Just a quick walk down the hill to the beach (there are stairs, so can’t pull a wagon as a heads up). Beach wasn’t busy and the waves aren’t too big.

Epic sunset views. Most campsites are quite big. Some trees and shade too. Super clean bathrooms.

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Month of VisitNovember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Redwood camping

Entrance is a little nerve racking on your first visit, but once your at your site you can relax. Bathrooms are a little dated, no cell service but good WiFi if your close to the office.

Month of VisitOctober
Juliana S.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Pleasant setting with some noise from the shooting range

I liked the trees, picnic tables, and fire rings at the sites. The sites were spaced nicely to allow for privacy. Frog Flat seemed a bit more secluded than the main camp. There was no water running at the site when I stayed there, but vault toilets were available. There is a nearby shooting range…

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Month of VisitDecember
Dana V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

It's so quiet

We stayed at one of the hike into camp sites. The hike in isn't very far at all but it's separated with from the other campers that it creates a peaceful and private environment. There is a specific campsite that you can really hike into, that one is a 3 mile hike and you have to call ahead to…

Month of VisitAugust
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021


Basically an upper parking lot for rv’s that are really close together and on pavement. Showers were good and hot but not really clean. Very quiet place midweek. Gate closes at 8pm though, so get here earlier.

Month of VisitSeptember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2021

Fun place, relaxed atmosphere

It’s a nice laid back area. People are friendly, weathers great, lots of activities for everyone. Nice trails to hike and towns not far away if you need anything.

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Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Henry Coe

Beautiful and worth it

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2021


I just learned about this app yet it’s put together perfectly! I will be using this week or this upcoming weekend!

Siteso many options!
Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Beautiful sites among mature redwoods

Spent 2 nights here with our 2&3 year olds. Sites are a little tight but worth being nestled in the redwoods. Lots of hiking and exploring right from the campsite. Kids liked the pool and clubhouse. Look forward to our next visit

Month of VisitAugust
Nathaniel S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2021

Santa Cruz Mountain Serendipity within the Bay Area

Castle Rock State Park is located a few miles from the "Saratoga Gap", which is the junction of Hwy 35 ("Skyline") and Hwy 9.  Road and mountain bikers in the Bay Area will be familiar with this area, and on weekends the parking lot where these highways meet is busy with cyclists starting their…

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Month of VisitFebruary
YThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021

Not good for large RV’s

Nice campground and the other reviews are correct… I would just like to add that the sites are for RV’s 30’ or shorter. Larger RVs will not fit in the spots.

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2021



Sarah S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Busy Weekend

The RV spots are part of a parking lot that is used for the walk-in campsites, so it’s busy. All 34 tent sites are walk-in and uphill, so keep that in mind. Also, they only allow charcoal cooking fires. The picnic tables were nice and made out of concrete, so there wasn’t much vandalism. The…

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Month of VisitJune

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