About Blue Sky Dispersed Camping
We welcome dry campers of all kinds here at Blue Sky Center. Whether you're in a Westy, an RV, or you're a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or tent camper, you and your adventuremobile are welcome here. The per person fee entitles you to access to all of our camper amenities including clean restrooms and shower. You're welcome to relax the Khalili Cantina, socialize and cook over the fire at the main fire pit, or stretch out in one of our hammocks. We also have two Original Nomad hot tubs that can be rented during your stay through the camp hosts.
The main fire ring is large and is commonly the
center of activity in the evening. A large grill is available to place
over the fire for cooking, and two smaller wood grills are available for
cooking as well. Due to the high desert environment, we don't allow ground fires but you're welcome to bring your own fire pit or grill.
We have plenty of space here at Blue Sky Center and you're welcome to set up camp close to the main camp facilities or out on your own if you prefer some solitude here in our high desert valley.
We do not currently have hookups for RVs, so your vehicle must be self contained. If you intend to run a generator, we'll set you up in a spot where you'll have plenty of room and won't disturb the rest of camp.
Situated on 370 acres in the high desert, the Blue Sky Center is a great place to relax, stargaze, explore, or perhaps watch a few small planes come and go. It is an ideal basecamp for your activities in the area, which include the nearby Los Padres National Forest, Sierra Madre mountain range, Carrizo Plain National Monument, and Wind Wolves Preserve.
The Blue Sky Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rural impact center with the mission to regenerate the land, economy and community through equitable partnerships and share scalable models with other communities. We're placemaking our unique property for cross sector collaboration ranging from art and design, agriculture and food systems, and architecture.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 10
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Blue Sky Dispersed Camping
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Blue Sky Camp is the perfect spot to getaway from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. It was a last minute plan so we couldn't get one of the Shelter Circles or the Bell Tents but we got a dispersed camping spot.
Upon arrival, Em showed us around and set us up in a great dispersed camping spot. A little far from the community area but we had our own restrooms and campfire which was perfect to sit by and gaze at the stars at night. We met the fellow campers and had a fun evening with a small talent show in the common area and celebrated the evening with music, dance and singing.
Em was very the perfect host who showed us around, told us about the different projects they are working on and set us up with the perfect wood for a campfire. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice relaxing weekend.
This was a great stop on our way down the coast! We reserved a disbursed camping spot and stayed in our van, but we were given access to the facilities like shower, restrooms and fire pit. The space was newly opened when we stayed so we want to go back when everything is up an running because it seems like it will be a great community hub for folks in New Cuyama and neighboring towns.
We rolled in quite late and the host was welcoming, gave us a quick tour of the essentials added some logs to the fire so our group could enjoy before hitting the hay. Our group of 4 had a camper van and tent so we set up near their "tent" area and had a great night's sleep. In the morning, my friend saw the biggest rainbow he has ever seen.
It looks like they are working on creating a shared kitchen space for guests. Looking forward to visiting to see how this beautiful property progresses!
Interesting project and place to check out. There isn't much going on unless there's an event. I would recommend booking while there to get a real sense of the place, don't go by the photos. A lot is still being worked on there. Better to go with a group. Bathrooms are great.
Blue Sky is doing amazing things! This will be a central hub for the community and artists in no time. We weren't expecting it to be so close to town/highway (one block) and there weren't any shady areas to pitch your tent. I think if it were a cooler season, and we had a larger group this would be a fun place to camp. However, we were looking for something with more of a nature vibe. If Blue Sky was tucked away a bit more that might have worked. You do have the option of camping in an open field/grassy areas but then you aren't close to the restrooms, communal fire, etc. The cabin on wheels you can rent are awesome and again, the thought/mission behind the organization is pretty amazing. Even though we didn't end up camping there (camped at Aliso down the road), I was happy to have paid/ contribute support towards what they are doing.
Wow. Blue Sky Center is truly special and I can't wait to go back. The dispersed camping is one of the best dispersed camping deals I've come across - for $15 you get access to fully functional bathroom facilities with hot water, a communal enclosed kitchen structure, giant group campfire (firewood = give a log, take a log) and are welcomed by other travelers and dreamers. The staff is amazing. Ask them about the projects they are working on, and the long-term goals of Blue Sky Center. Nearby, you can explore Carrizo Plains National Monument, the Los Padres National Forest just to the south, and I'm sure there's more that locals can recommend.
I visited to work remotely for a few days from my campervan, as there is full Verizon cell service which makes this possible. Vanlifers - this place is the perfect stop to treat yourself to a shower, to rest and relax, to read a book, to meet other rad people who have shared interests. Looking forward to my next visit. See you soon Blue Sky Center! 🌞
This place has some magical juju. I was on my way to LA for funeral and needed a place to crash for a night so I decided this would work. Upon arrival, Em showed me around and told me all about the programs they are doing for community. Then I met some of the other campers. One group took me in and took care of me! They were wonderful and welcoming, and understood that I was grieving. One of the women even stopped me from leaving so she could share a podcast with me that helped her through a similar situation.
When you drive in you think, what have I gotten into? But then you realize there's good karma here.
A great social enterprise, friendly team and unique camping experience! In honesty, the high winds put paid to our plan to camp in a location quite 'dispersed' from the main buildings and runway, so we opted not to stay the night. However we plan to try again, given our home is just 1.5hrs away. See you next time!
Camped up here during the recent meteor shower! Phillip was super helpful and the space and facilities were great. The bell tents are very cute and in a central location with a common fire pit and tables, though we set up camp a small distance from there. We were also told there were options for dispersed camping that is a bit more remote.
The location is right outside of the neighborhood so not super removed (though very removed if you compare to a city like LA) but a lovely little community seems to have formed. Definitely would recommend this as a great spot to stay overnight when passing through or set up camp and explore for a few days.
Was an absolutely beautiful experience at Blue Sky. So well done… Not finished yet but the facility is done with artistic integrity and solid construction. Rustic modern hippy chic! Other campers were a delight too. Nice clean new showers & bathroom facilities. Communal kitchen was beautiful. Extra credit points for the outdoor movie. Beautiful touch ! Thank you Blue Sky we will definitely be back❤️
this place is pure magic. i almost don't want to tell anyone about it because it's so special. a few things to know:
1. it's a super casual atmosphere - don't expect alot of handholding.
2. it feels really fun and communal - there's a kegerator with great IPA based on the honor system (i.e. throw cash in the jar). the night we were there they projected a great movie on the wall of one building.
3. you're in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. there's not a ton of hiking super close by - this is more of a place to hang and chill. You're about 45 minutes from hikes in Angeles National Forest though. If you're coming from LA, take the long route via Ojai for the prettiest drive.
4. There are two divey restaurants - one a biker bar with barbecue, another in a cabin dubbed The Burger Barn. Nice to have them close by, but you'll also want to be sure you bring your own supplies.
Blue Sky was neat. We came up from LA and found the location to be cool for stopping along the way. The people there were friendly; we met a few other LA folks who were also camping. We camped by the flagship because there was shade over there, and the other location was a bit too close to the septic system. The cabins and cantina were the highlights of the grounds. It was nice having access to a kitchen and bathrooms for some glamping.
We were a bit disappointed we weren't told more of the mission of this place, or received a tour of the grounds. We met facilities manager, Chris, one morning and he was awesome; he took the time to talk to us and explain a bit about the place. Overall, good trip!
This place is amazing! I cannot recommend it enough. The location is beautiful, and its perfect for star-gazing, they have wifi (much appreciated for traveling workers like myself), the design is lovely, the people are super friendly, and the town is perfectly remote. GO TO BLUE SKY, you wont regret it!
What a fun and interesting space! Blue sky campground has many opportunities to explore and create. The beautiful and magical setup really inspired us and we are hoping to come back very soon. It's a beautiful place for sunset and near a town where you can pick up supplies if need be. There is everything you need there from a community kitchen to a fire place to a diy stage. Would definitely recommend. The host was really sweet and made us feel right at home.