Description

Shaded by giant sycamores and located at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, Canyon Campground can get pretty crowded, but for all the right reasons! With 135 family sites to accommodate the masses, this site offers all the amenities ranging from coin-operated hot showers to solid public restrooms. You can find some hike-and-bike campsites right off of campsite #1 while the Continue reading...
Shaded by giant sycamores and located at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, Canyon Campground can get pretty crowded, but for all the right reasons! With 135 family sites to accommodate the masses, this site offers all the amenities ranging from coin-operated hot showers to solid public restrooms. You can find some hike-and-bike campsites right off of campsite #1 while the major group campground near the back accommodates around 50 people! (Book this one way in advance, though, its a keeper.) The beach is in walking distance with great hikes surrounding the sites, so you can find greatness just steps away! The sites are fairly close together though, so this isn’t the best campground to go to if you’re camping to get away from it all.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
130
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
RV sanitation available
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Canyon Campground

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Hipcamper Anna

Great place to take a break - not exactly super secluded, but a short drive from LA and the tide pools were filled with incredibly cool purple sea slugs and hermit crabs!

Hipcamper Ivan

A short drive from LA. I work at thousand oaks so it's not bad going after work. Avoid walk-in's on high temp weathers because that place will book quickly. I know "amateur" right? This place is very calming and plenty of space for day use.

Hipcamper Amanda

The campsite can be a little bit cramped; however, there's one spot at the end of the cul de sac as you drive in that offers extra space if you can snag it!

Hipcamper Peter

One of my favorite easy trips with family and friends. Must book 6 months ahead in season, unless there is an unlikely cancellation. Rare, but I have been lucky enough to get a few this way by showing up early and asking the ranger.

Hipcamper Kamilah

Pretty cool site to get away from the city and have a 2-fer beach day. The $60 sites are powered.
Was able to get a site as a walk up.
NOT secluded. Lots of families and kids and the campsites abut each other.
Walking distance to dog friendly beach is a plus.

Hipcamper Stacie

Great week night camp site. Leo Carillo has one of the few dog friendly beaches in Los Angeles County. The creek is home to endangered steelhead so keep your dog and fishing poles OUT. If you play in the creek don't build rock walls as they can prevent fish from accessing the creek.

Hipcamper Stephanie

Camping neighbors can be loud and messy with the bathrooms.

Hipcamper John

Always fun, especially on a south swell and close enough to the LA for easy access. Some good hikes, but on the crowded side.

Park
Leo Carrillo State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(310) 457-8143
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
34.052° N, 118.934° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 50 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 122 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)