Description

Looking for some stellar mountain views and solitude in Southern California? Head to Middle Lion Campground in the Los Padres National Forest outside of Ojai. The campground is surrounded by chaparral covered mountains, shaded by cottonwood trees, and is next to a refreshing waterfall and stream. There is ample hiking nearby, and the foliage is pretty epic in the fall. Up here

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Looking for some stellar mountain views and solitude in Southern California? Head to Middle Lion Campground in the Los Padres National Forest outside of Ojai. The campground is surrounded by chaparral covered mountains, shaded by cottonwood trees, and is next to a refreshing waterfall and stream. There is ample hiking nearby, and the foliage is pretty epic in the fall. Up here you can look forward camping without the interruption!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
8
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Ride along the beautiful santa barbara coast, the central monterey coast, or anywhere you want in this huge forest. the recomme...Read more

Fishing

You can fish in the rivers and streams located throughout the forest, and fish in the ocean on the monterey coast at sand dolla...Read more

Hiking

Up by big sur, the ventana wilderness is a popular hiking destination, with 260 miles of hiking trails, making it a unique exp...Read more

Horseback riding

The saint lucia mountains have been taken by horseback many a’ times, and the time you visit should be no exception. to truly f...Read more

Paddling

Lake cachuma in the santa barbara region offers some of the best kayak fishing, especially with its location admist the mountai...Read more

Swimming

You can’t go wrong at pfeiffer beach in big sur, but it’s no match for the seven falls in santa barbara. this hike might not be...Read more

Wildlife watching

Whether you are an avid birdwatcher (california condor...check), or just enjoy seeing what the wilderness has to offer, los pad...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Middle Lion Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Max
Max K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 5th, 2016

Like most campsites near LA - try and get here Sun-Thurs and avoid weekends. Its a good ground, lovely views but nothing particularly special.

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Hipcamper Dani
Dani D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2015

This is a really nice campground. Lots of trees for shade and there is a hike next to it.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 26th, 2016

I camped here a few years ago and had a terrible experience, but it was 4th of July weekend, so maybe that was part of it. On a side note, it is shady and has some decent sites, though not very private. It's also sort of hard to get to - a very windy, narrow, dirt road off the main road.

Hipcamper Claire E.
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October 8th, 2018
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August 24th, 2017
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May 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Sean Q.
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January 13th, 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
34.55° N, 119.166° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 8 Sites
(Up to people per site)