Be still my beating heart! Just 18 short miles outside of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean lies Paradise Campground. Nestled softly in an oak tree laden forest this hidden gem provides campers with convenient access to a variety of gnarly trails, and a quick jump off point to the Santa Ynez River. The campsites themselves are wide-open and offer accommodations for tenters and RV peeps alike. All the basic amenities are covered, but sorry RVs, full utility hookups are not provided. Ready to get on the water? The Cachuma Lake Recreation Area is a hop, skip, and jump northwest of the campground and has some of the best boating, fishing, and kayaking possibilities in the area!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
15 sites
Up to 16 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Ride along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast, the central Monterey coast, or anywhere you want in this huge forest. The recomme...Read more


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


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


Lake Cachuma in the Santa Barbara region offers some of the best kayak fishing, especially with its location admist the mountai...Read more


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


Natural features you'll find at Paradise Campground.

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March 25th, 2015

Not sure if they're still there, but the camp hosts have epic beards! You should touch them.

Hipcamper Hipcamper
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March 22nd, 2015

White Rock swimming hole is dope and not too long of a walk from the campground.

Hipcamper Katie D.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2018
Hipcamper Eva L.
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September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Lorena A.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2017
Los Padres National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
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34.542° N, 119.813° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 15 Sites
(Up to 16 people per site)

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