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Most Recent Los Padres National Forest Camping Reviews
Tight but beautiful

Love how close the ocean was, and a short walk downtown. Spaces were a little tight but lots to do.


Pretty big place to choose camp sites from plenty to do or just relax, includes dirt and grassy campgrounds early in the season. Fair price and features a water park aswell

Lovely place.

Great group site. Went with kids school. . It was like 15 families. The group site is amazing if you can get a spot. Heard it's hard. Right on the beach.


Better than expected

My wife,son and I stayed here May 11-13 in our class C. We even brought our two dogs. A quick get away during the lock down. This was one of the few campgrounds we found that were taking reservations. They only took full hookup sites because bathrooms, showers and laundry are closed. The playground was open. Fun bounce pad. There is frisbee golf and horse shoes. They even have an Emu that is friendly and your kids can pet. The place is very clean and the staff is friendly. The campground was pretty empty except for a very few brave campers and the staff. It is a short walk down to Lake Santa Margarita. We stayed in site 28. AT&T cell service was zero to very poor at our site. WiFi was poor and slow. They advertised good WiFi in our spot but it just wasn’t so. A bit pricey but we just wanted to get out of the house. We would stay here again.

Always love coming here.

We love it here, the only problem is all the ants!

Good spot.

Pretty muddy, but great location. We got the shared spot, and we had tons of room. It was just a little muddy. Walking distance to all the great breweries, and restaurants.


Amazing view! The only issue we had was the neighbors were partying all night.

Great campground

Great campground if you want to go for a long hike up the mountains to awesome views of pyramid lake and Mojave’s dessert. You can hike or drive up the dirt roads to these areas. You will come across lots of hunters, wildlife and find some creeks around.

Great in the summer

In the summer the flowers are blooming and it looks so beautiful. This place does not have a lot of trees so expect to get the sun all day. If you want shade go to KCL campground which is close by. This is a great place to stay when your on a hunt or if you just want to have a BBQ out in nature. It has great views and good places to hike. This place also has monumental history and you will learn a lot about the past life.

Good place to hide from other campers :)

This place you can drive up to the site. You can find any place to camp out. There is a small creek but it is really small. Lots of animals in the night. You will come across some small game animals so be aware of that. If you are a hunter this is a good place to hunt. You can drive or hike all the way up to the end and you will come across some nice views of the mountains.