Description

Come take a view into the Ventana Wilderness from Botcher’s Gap Campground. The first-come first served sites are pleasant, rustic, and close to Big Sur. On the adventurous drive up on Palo Colorado Road you will pass beautiful redwoods and mountain views. Once you get to the campground kick back with a beer in hand or head out on the trail. Either way it’s time to zen out Big Continue reading...

Come take a view into the Ventana Wilderness from Botcher’s Gap Campground. The first-come first served sites are pleasant, rustic, and close to Big Sur. On the adventurous drive up on Palo Colorado Road you will pass beautiful redwoods and mountain views. Once you get to the campground kick back with a beer in hand or head out on the trail. Either way it’s time to zen out Big Sur style!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
11
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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

The vibe at Bottchers Gap Campground

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Hipcamper Mary

This place is awesome for getting an early start on a Big Sur weekend when driving from the bay area! We were able to grab a site last minute on a Friday night in August. The camp host was a great guy, too.

Hipcamper Jordan

I've never camped at Bottcher's Gap, but it has often been my trailhead for trips deeper into Ventana Wilderness. Larry, the camp manager, is a really nice guy and always has the inside scoop on trail conditions. This is an excellent trailhead for wilderness camping, and the campground also seems very nice. Lots of nice day hikes accessible, including a 4 mile hike to Devil's Peak, which is a great lunch spot. Be on the lookout for poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes on the trails.

Hipcamper Tabitha

My boyfriend and I camped here during Valentine's Day weekend with our dogs (a Great Dane and Chihuahua). We came around noon and were the first to get a spot. We liked it! However, if you want a lot of privacy, I wouldn't recommend this campsite, as the campsites are very close to each other. The host was pretty cool - the only thing we had a problem with was both of our dogs got a lot of bites on their stomachs and the inside of their legs. When we asked the camp host about what it could be, he claimed that they were hot spots, that our dogs MUST HAVE done it by themselves, and "nothing here would have bitten them". I called BS. According to our vet, they were fly bites. We were never upset about the bites, just by the attitude.

Park
Los Padres National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.354° N, 121.814° W
$15/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to people per site)