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Most Recent Los Padres National Forest Camping Reviews
Some fun for all

Camp hosts were great. Valut toilets were in better shape. We went in June 2020 and it was hot. But there is a fun stream you can hike by and it did the trick. Nice and relaxing off the beaten path.

Dunes

This is one of the few beaches you can drive on in CA. Come prepared with 4WD. Ride ATVs on the dunes and camp on the beach. Lots of trash and always windy.

Awesome beach, too close to freeway

The beach is amazing. But if you’re tent camping don’t bother going if you can only get a site on the back side by the freeway. Way too loud, especially when the trains go by. Sites by the beach are night and day

Good for beginners and fishing.

This is a good place to start building skills when it comes to camping but it's very limited in features. sitting not too far from a main road, this place gives a good area to get familiar with camping. If you like fishing there's a pretty good size lake, unfortunately none of the catch is consumable. you have to throw it back.

Peaceful gorgeous mountain site!!

This campsite with its gorgeous Manzanita Trees and forestry landscapes left us feeling at peace with nature. It was quiet and felt like we were a million miles from home ( we live 2 hrs away) I highly recommend this site and the hosts are fabulous.

Mountain getaway

Great mountain getaway. Good options for hiking around the area and the views were phenomenal

Great place for one night

Easy to find, right on the highway one, some other campers were there. It’s not a place to stay for to long but for spending one night it’s perfect , we stayed for about 12 hours

Great place for camping. Absolutely recommend it

Great place to camp. You pick a spot in the sand next to the beach and set up. All wheel drive is recommended . You get to make your own fire pit. Just dig a hole in the sand. Very fun place to spend a weekend at

Amazing!

I grew up going to this campsite every summer! Making s’mores eating hot dogs! This place is amazing! Wonderful staff! Lovely tent sites! The general store is great and really helpful! The pool is lovely! Everyone is so nice! If you have kids definitely bring their bikes/Scooter’s! The playground is loads of fun and my dog loves it there! It’s super close to Solvang so we would spend our day their and sleep in our tent as night! I miss it so much! We don’t have an RV but we camped with friends who did and they enjoyed it as well! I really want to go back but unfortunately they do not offer tent camping anymore it’s such a shame. However if you have and RV it’s totally worth it to visit!

RV campground w/ hookups near the beach

We camped her in Feb 2021 & had a great time. Small quiet state park campground with pull-through RV sites. Water & electric hookups, clean restrooms w/ private showers (showers requires tokens). Firewood available from camp host. Easy access for most rvs. Market, deli, drive-on beach (open in 2021).