Description

How do you see your summer playing out? Snorkeling in a rock cove, tubing down a gorge, rock climbing gorge sides? Good news, all this and more can be done when you stay at Arroyo Seco Campground. Options are a-plenty with modern and primitive sites available. Keep in mind amenities vary per site type. Nestled under the oak trees, this camp gives an A+ atmosphere for the after Continue reading...
How do you see your summer playing out? Snorkeling in a rock cove, tubing down a gorge, rock climbing gorge sides? Good news, all this and more can be done when you stay at Arroyo Seco Campground. Options are a-plenty with modern and primitive sites available. Keep in mind amenities vary per site type. Nestled under the oak trees, this camp gives an A+ atmosphere for the after adventure snooze. When you awake soak in the mountain air and its good tidings--John Muir said so!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, trailers, rv ...
No. of sites
38
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Tim

Hike in two miles to find camping riverside. From there, proceed another mile or so up the canyon, alternating hiking and swimming impassable sections until you reach a narrow slot canyon the width of a hallway. Incredible experience, inner tube advised.

Hipcamper Bryn

Great family spot, especially in the summer. The water feels amazing and it's clear! If you're ambitious, definitely hike to the falls! Either way, keep on the look out for poison oak- it's everywhere.

Hipcamper Amber

great campground. you dont need to bring to bring any firewood cause you can buy it for cheap there. there are a couple of small trails you can hike and also long trails so its perfect for anyone.

Hipcamper Allie

Such a great site for large groups! We reserved the group site and had a blast hiking and swimming.

Hipcamper Cristina

The hike to last chance falls is fantastic. If you bring rope you can also jump in for a swim and use to rope climb back out (when it's not dried up). Also, you can hike/swim thru the river bed to the canyon, but make sure to bring a floating device.

Hipcamper sara

Very nice campgrounds on an easily accessible road (we have a low clearance vehicle). Lots of trails and hiking in the area, but be careful for poison oak- it's everywhere. The river is a great temperature- feels amazing and cools you right off (especially with the crazy heat around this area)! We saw some larger groups of friends as well as families.

If you're planning on staying at the car camping campground, do not expect solitude. We parked our car here and hiked up/down the river and found a nice secluded spot to pitch our tent.

You can find images here:
http://tbdtraveler.com/arroyo-seco-gorge.html

Hipcamper renee

Arroyo seco is an awesome hidden gem off of highway 101. It can have a good amount of water after a wet winter. Along the same lines, it can also have very little and stagnant water after a dry winter. Flies can be bad and temps can reach 90+ so I would recommend fall to spring as the best time to check it out.

Hipcamper Renae

Its apparently known as the "party" campground by the locals and I can see why. People were awake and being very loud well past 3 AM. I was actually honestly surprised that the host didn't say anything. other than that, its a nice area, lots of shade, easy access to some great hiking. The camp site had lots of room and the bathrooms were kept up really well. I would stay again, just might bring some ear plugs next time

Park
Los Padres National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.24° N, 121.479° W
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