Free 7 day pro trial

Camping in Los Padres National Forest

THE BEST CAMPING NEAR

Los Padres National Forest, California

Recent Reviews Near Los Padres National Forest, California

71 Reviews of 31 Los Padres National Forest, California Campgrounds

A
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Nice and comfortable place!!!!!!!!!

We stayed in a large cabin room with one master bedroom, one guest room, one bathroom w/ shower, a living room with a flat screen tv, one couch, and an outter area w/ one hot tub. This place was great!!!!!!!!!

SiteI stayed at Sycamore Resort and Spa.
Month of VisitApril
Isaac R.
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2021

Amazing area

Very scenic and remote. You can see the infamous San Andreas earthquake fault line

Month of VisitOctober
Efrain A.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

Awesome camping

It's a very nice place. It's small and have 4 showers and about 6 flushable toilets. To shower It's by coins and each coin is 2mins. I was there labor day weekend and was full and windy but great and quiet no issues at all.

  • 2 tents 2 veichles per site lots of shade at this one
Sitesite 6
Month of VisitOctober
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2021

Good T-Mobile Signal

Small campground, great for stargazing. As of 08/23/21, there are no potable water available. There are vault toilets available on site that's pretty descent w/ toilet paper provided. 

The deduction is due to SO MANY FLIES! I have bug screens installed in the van and it could literally break…

Month of VisitSeptember
N
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2021

Book in advance if you can amazing night sky

This is a really good place to camp. It’s far from anything major so the night sky is very visible. In August, as other reviews mention, there are a lot of flies from sun up to sun down. Harmless but annoying. Book in advance if you can. I arrived in the evening at 8/9pm on a Friday (busy season…

Site13
Month of VisitSeptember
Catie F.
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2021

Beautiful but Buggy

Great camp sites. Definitely better to tent or car camp in rather than use an RV. During the summer, it is hot and muggy attracting lots of bugs. The road to get in is very narrow. This would have probably been a more enjoyable experience in fall or early spring.

Site14
Month of VisitSeptember
Tommy B.
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Too small

The campsites are too close together. Beach access is across the hwy and not the safest to get too.

Site5
Month of VisitAugust
M
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

Dispersed Camping

The road up to the campsite is incredibly narrow and there isn’t a ton of signage. We ended up camping on a gravel lot off the side of a turn off road. The view was AMAZING and the sunset was gorgeous as well. Not a terrible spot, but not ideal either. About 1 hour from the closest beaches.

Month of VisitAugust
Kristen S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2021

Great location

Basic but nice. Five stars for closeness to Yosemite. Small campground but only one other campsite was taken when we there. First come first served. We stayed only one night but would have stayed longer had we not already reserved a site at another campground nearby (which was overpriced for a…

Site4
Month of VisitJuly
Bear G.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Nice place if you want quiet time

Every time I have gone I was there by myself or with friends. You can hunt fish hike horse back riding and wake up to the sound of birds. I have seen bears and mountain lions so be prepared for that. Never been attacked by them. Bring your own water.

Elizabeth B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Windy but beautiful spot

We live about two hours away and couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard about this spot before. We came on a monday and the crowds had just left so we had most of the site to ourselves. The hosts were generous and offered to see us wood but there was plenty of wood from the previous campers (plus we had…

Month of VisitMay
R
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Awesome camp near beach

Neat and clean campsite. They have pay showers which are decent. Less than 1/2 mile walk to the beach. Bike or hiking trails.

Sitesite 28
Month of VisitMarch
Haley S.
Reviewed May. 20, 2021

Cozy and close to beach

It was pretty busy and bustling when we stayed, but definitely a cozy spot. Great hikes nearby and the beach is just a short walk away! We saw lots of cute animals during our stay. The campsite pass also gets you free parking at pretty much any beach along the PCH.

  • Sycamore Cove Beach, right across from the campground
  • Point Mugu hike
Month of VisitJune
B
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Great views from the Lookout!

We loved this campground destination! Out of all of our trips so far (12) this is our favorite! Let’s start with the drive - it’s a long windy road to get up to the campground. One lane, two way street but it’s very doable! You pass the nondescript Neverland Ranch too. Beautiful drive to the…

  • (16) View All
Site21
Month of VisitJune

The Dyrt PRO

Unlock our premium tools & savings to plan your next adventure.

Dyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram Photo

#campondyrt

See What We’re Up To

Dyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram PhotoDyrt Instagram Photo

Report Content