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Montana De Oro camping at the Islay Creek Campground offers 50 reservable campsites over the summer, and 25 during the winter months (the others are first-come, first-served). There are also six primitive sites you can only backpack into. These sites are secluded but campers should not be surprised to wake up to the yapping of coyotes or the rustling of other nighttime

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Montana De Oro camping at the Islay Creek Campground offers 50 reservable campsites over the summer, and 25 during the winter months (the others are first-come, first-served). There are also six primitive sites you can only backpack into. These sites are secluded but campers should not be surprised to wake up to the yapping of coyotes or the rustling of other nighttime creatures. The Islay Creek campground is located along the coast and offers beautiful coastal views. Although there is no camping on the beach, there is easy access to the Bluff Trail and Valencia Peak trailheads. Tables, firepits, drinking water, and primitive toilets are nearby. For those who wish to bring horses to the park and camp overnight, there are six horse camps for family and group outings.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
55
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Electricity
Access
Equestrian, Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Ezekiel
Ezekiel G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 10th, 2015

Bluff trail is a must if your near Islay Creek Campground, trail starts by the Bluff Trail Parking Area, take it all the way along the shore to Corallina Cove, it won't disappoint.

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Hipcamper Ryan and Bernadette
Ryan And Bernadette M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 30th, 2015

Lovely campground. Make sure to book well in advance because it fills up quick. Something to note -- if you hear strange animal growls in the night, it's the bobcats. They're all over the place. Also, Valencia Peak trail is a must, even if it's shrouded in fog.

Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2017

Got to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves in the distance and frogs in the nearby creek. Absolutely beautiful. A short walk to the cruel beach, you are tucked I. The canyon so it's not as windy as I would have thought. Drop your money in the camp box as you drive in for the night and you are all good to go!

Sunset at you drive towards camp. Spooners Cove. Spooners Cove.
Hipcamper Stacie
Stacie S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 7th, 2017

Beautiful tide pools. There's a historical museum too which is shockingly kid friendly and interactive. The campgrounds like most state parks is busy during the summer and you may find yourslf closer to your neighbors than you like. There are more racoons than I have ever seen at this site. Make sure to secure food and coolers at night.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 31st, 2017

We had an amazing experience camping here!
The campsite was well maintained, sites weren't too close together, and the surrounding campers were a healthy mix of families and friends group camping.
The beach is a quick walk and provides some great tide pooling!
What's especially wonderful is the hiking in the area. We found a 9.2 mile loop that gets you deep into the hills; the views and surroundings were absolutely breath taking! Plus at the half way mark, there was a great peak to stop and have lunch.
Will be camping here again.

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 25th, 2017

Nice quiet spot away from the cities. There are trails up the canyon and trails along the beach to hike. Nothing too strenuous from what I remember. The beach was beautiful when you could see it. During the Fall there was a ton of fog that would roll in quite often, though.

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Hipcamper Kristi
Kristi R.
recommends this listing.
March 28th, 2017

Nice spacing between sites, can be windy,

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2017

Do the cliff walk - flat, easy, stunning

Hipcamper Adam
Adam R.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2017

beautiful and isolated. Often foggy by the beach.

Park
Montana De Oro State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 528-0513
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.274° N, 120.885° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Equestrian: 3 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Equestrian - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to 50 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 43 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)