Fremont Peak State Park

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About Fremont Peak State Park

The 3,169-foot summit of Fremont Peak boasts expansive views of the surrounding Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. It is lined with hiking trails that work their way through all 162 acres. Keep an eye out for various birds and mammals that are known to frequent the area. It is also a phenomenal place to view the stars!

Campgrounds in Fremont Peak

Oak Point and Valley View Campground
Ewen
Ewen: If you stay at the weekend the public picnic/barbecue area can be a little noisy for those sites in...
Doe Flat Group Campground
Located just inside the park entrance, this group campground holds up to 50 people. While it is a walk...

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Hipcamper Ewen

If you stay at the weekend the public picnic/barbecue area can be a little noisy for those sites in Oak Point that are close by, so if you want quiet during the day, aim to get a site at the other end.

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Camping here is a little bit “rougher” (no running water, showers, etc) , but we think it’s worth it.

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Check out the free telescope and observatory… you’ve never seen the stars like this!

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There isn’t a ton of hiking here, but you get magnificent views from the peak.

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No fires, so wear warm clothes (like a snuggie and a sleeping bag with legs).

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Hipcamper Ewen

Oak Point is a nice campsite (separate from Valley View) but when we stayed (in June) everyone was tormented by flies!

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Hipcamper Andrew

LOVED Fremont peak. Beautiful area, easy access from the bay. Had a site with an amazing view of the valley below, and the views from the peak are stunning.

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Hipcamper Jeanette

No running water in the bathrooms. Overall the campsite area is small and the trails connect from the campsite to the Fremont Peak trail

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History of Fremont Peak State Park

Fremont Peak was not always Fremont Peak, you know. Before American explorer John C. Fremont found the place, it was known as Gavilan Peak. Mr. Fremont was also a captain in the U.S. Army Corps and in 1846 he and his crew were surveying the peak for its strategic military value. The local Mexican authority, General Jose Castro felt that this was a threat and ordered the men to leave the state. In response, Fremont built a makeshift stockade and raised an American flag on top of the peak. The U.S. Consul in Monterey wasn’t feeling Mr. Fremont’s movement either and thus he was duly ordered to leave the area. Eventually on a windy night, the flagpole which once stood prominently above the peak was blown down. Needless to say, Fremont and his men left the area and it is now a registered California Historical Landmark.