Description

This park has a primitive campground with six sites that are reservable by phone only. And when we say primitive, we mean PRIMITIVE: as in no water, no toilets, and a 4 to 6 mile hike in. Once you are there, though, it is absolutely worth it, as sleeping under the stunning and silent beauty of the surrounding forest truly makes for an incredible experience. Campers are required to check in and pay the $5 camping fee (per site) at the kiosk. If no one is present at the kiosk, you can pay using the iron ranger instead (you know the drill: fill out the envelope, stick in the cash). Reservations are available but not usually needed: if you want to make a reservation, call (831) 763-7064.
Campsite area
Bring your own
0 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

With a whopping 30 miles of trails that wind through this park’s 10,000 acres, you can bet it is a phenomenal place to bike. Wh...Read more

Hiking

If you thought the biking was good, just you wait until you get an eyeful of these trails. Those before mentioned 10,000 acres ...Read more

Horseback riding

While the park doesn’t have quite as many options for riding via horseback, there are still a few opportunities to explore thos...Read more

Wildlife watching

Ten thousand acres of dense forest, spanning several different types of landscape and rising nearly 2,600 feet means that there...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at West Ridge Trail Camp.

Forest
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Hipcamper Aja
Aja P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 22nd, 2015

bug spray. we had a magical hike over father's day weekend and ended at the campsite where we had forgotten not only our tent poles, but our bug spray as well. the camp, confusingly, as it is nowhere close to water, is mosquito central. bug spray is essential!

Hipcamper S
S B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 2nd, 2019

This listing is not correct. Fires and dogs/pets are prohibited. From the official website:

"With a reservation, you can bike or backpack about six miles from the West Ridge trailhead to the park’s trail camp.... An outhouse and picnic tables are provided, but no water. Fires and dogs are prohibited. For more information or to reserve a site, call the park at 831-763-7063."

Hipcamper Christine
Christine C.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2017

I live here, My writing retreat is a neighbor. This is my faveorite neighbor.

Park
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(831) 763-7062
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
37.054° N, 121.899° W

Safety at Hipcamp

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