Description

You haven’t seen the Central Coast until you’ve seen it atop Cerro Alto Peak. The best way to get to this 2,624-foot summit? From Cerro Alto Campground, 1,600 feet below. Set in an impossibly green canyon, with a semiannual creek running through it, this shady campground lies just 10 minutes from Morro Bay, where visitors can surf, sail, fish, scuba dive, or simply sunbathe. Continue reading...
You haven’t seen the Central Coast until you’ve seen it atop Cerro Alto Peak. The best way to get to this 2,624-foot summit? From Cerro Alto Campground, 1,600 feet below. Set in an impossibly green canyon, with a semiannual creek running through it, this shady campground lies just 10 minutes from Morro Bay, where visitors can surf, sail, fish, scuba dive, or simply sunbathe. All campsites feature a fire ring and picnic table; vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
22
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Desert
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper K.E.
K.E.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 27th, 2015

For a small campground you get fairly private sites, miles of hiking trails/Cuesta grade fire roads and a convient drive to the Morro Bay. This campground is located in a canyon and the road hugs a steep drop off into a creek. It's a tight fit for cars and espeically campers & horse trailers. Parts of the road can't support two small cars, so be careful and take the road slow! Great for day hikers.

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 16th, 2015

Beautiful private sites! My husband and I stayed at site 16. It was elevated above the road with no closeby campsites. The campground is heavily trafficked by day users so it can still feel crowded. Lots of flies and unclean vault toilets, lots of poison oak.

Hipcamper Guadalupe J
Guadalupe J
recommends this listing.
February 8th, 2017

Amazing hike, small campsite which is quiet and nice, some sites are next to main road (can seem like you are putting on a show when people drive by and stare at you). restrooms are clean(ish) but its a hole...

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2017

Great for tent camping, pretty limited for trailers. Trailers must be small.

Hipcamper Jordi
Jordi
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 27th, 2018

Site 18 is my personal favorite. Very Large and spacious. We were able to fit 4 large tents and still had plenty of room. Short walk to the restrooms.

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Hipcamper Rudy
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2018
Hipcamper Juan
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 31st, 2018
Hipcamper Erin
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Rich
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2017
Park
Los Padres National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.428° N, 120.738° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent Only: 8 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 10 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)