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Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp
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1. Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp

100% Recommend (33 Campers)

Located just north of the Paso Robles wine region, Pianetta Ranch and Winery is the perfect spot to pitch a tent and relax around a campfire (maybe...

Tim
Tim: We had a short but sweet stay at Pianetta Ranch. Everyone we dealt with, from reservation to on-site, went out of their way to...
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Rustic Cabin Paso Robles
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2. Rustic Cabin Paso Robles

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Cozy, rustic, romantic cabin completely renovated tucked away in the rolling hills of wine country. Peaceful setting, with many views of famous...

Alexander
Alexander: Lovely place, great attention to detail from the host. Closer to a hotel than camping
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Islay Creek Campground

3. Islay Creek Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Montana De Oro camping at the Islay Creek Campground offers 50 reservable campsites over the summer, and 25 during the winter months (the others...

Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Bluff trail is a must if your near Islay Creek Campground, trail starts by the Bluff Trail Parking Area, take it all the way...
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Morro Bay Campground

4. Morro Bay Campground

Morro Bay State Park campground consists of 135 sites shaded by a mixed forest planted by the CCC in the 1930’s. This does not cause for much shade...

Pierre
Pierre: We had a surprisingly good time there. The campground doesn't offer anything special other than appreciable and cheap showers –...
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North Beach Campground

5. North Beach Campground

North Beach Campground at Pismo Beach has 103 campsites with pay showers, dump sites, restrooms and fire rings. The campsites are located in a...

Kymberly
Kymberly: Campground isn't that great - just a big open area. Too crowded to be my style. But the dunes behind the campground, the...
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Cerro Alto Campground

6. Cerro Alto Campground

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...

K.E.
K.E.: For a small campground you get fairly private sites, miles of hiking trails/Cuesta grade fire roads and a convient drive to the...
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Santa Margarita Lake Recreation Area

7. Santa Margarita Lake Recreation Area

Take it slow in SLO county, and head to the primitive campground sites at Santa Margarita Lake. The Lake provides boating, fishing, hiking trails,...

Jaymie
Jaymie: The drought really changes this place. The water level is v low so it's not like the lake is the point of camping here. What's...
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Cowboy Cabin
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8. Cowboy Cabin

The Work Family Ranch invites you to retreat to the country and ride. Experience this beautiful ranch on horseback and be on country time. Pitch a...

Vanessa
Vanessa: The Cowboy Cabin at Work Ranch was such a fun little place to stay! With horse back riding, hiking trails and wineries just...
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Wagon Flat Campground

9. Wagon Flat Campground

True to the National Forest land’s tagline—‘Land Of Many Uses’—the Los Padres is no exception to this. Wagon Flat Campground is tucked away in the...

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Oceano Campground

10. Oceano Campground

Oceano Campground boasts 42 campsites, all with direct beach access. Even with this über convenient beach proximity, the campsites are protected...

Ian
Ian: Apple maps will take you about 30 minutes out of your way so stick to Google. Not very private, but lots of room to spread out....
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Alder Creek Campground

11. Alder Creek Campground

If you are in the market for a lesser known primitive campground head to Alder Creek in the Monterrey Ranger District. The views on the drive up...

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Morro Strand State Beach Campground

12. Morro Strand State Beach Campground

There is not much written about the history of Morro Strand State Beach (or perhaps we are writing it now). However, if you’re interested in the...

Rob
Rob: This is a great campground when not crowded. You have a huge beach nearby, and lots of stuff to do on the central coast....
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Big Sur Mountain Retreat
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13. Big Sur Mountain Retreat

Nestled on the edge of a redwood canyon, with a view of the ocean to the west and mountains to the east, this romantic Big Sur hide-away welcomes...

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Hi Mountain Campground

14. Hi Mountain Campground

Lift your spirit up at the Hi Mountain Campground, close to the Santa Lucia and Garcia Wildernesses. Go for a hike, set your hammock up in some...

Julia
Julia: This campground is AWESOME! Fun off roading to get there, very quiet. We've been the only people there multiple times. Make...
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Carriage House Cottage
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15. Carriage House Cottage

This secluded cottage was originally built as a Carriage House in the 1930's. Now its a romantic get away. Tucked into the vineyard hills, this...

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La Panza Campground

16. La Panza Campground

La Panza Campground is chalk full of opportunities to get your play on in the outdoors. With a close proximity to OHV trails, this spot will keep...

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American Canyon Seasonal Campground

17. American Canyon Seasonal Campground

The American Canyon Seasonal Campground in Los Padres National Forest is only open August through September; which, to us, means it must be pretty...

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Colson Canyon Camp

18. Colson Canyon Camp

The aptly named Colson Canyon Camp is located in the scenic Colson Canyon just outside of Santa Maria. This small and quaint camp is first-come,...

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Buck Spring Campground

19. Buck Spring Campground

Time to get buck wild at Buck Springs Campground. OHV enthusiast abound in this area, and you are far enough out in these primitive campsites that...

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Baja Campground

20. Baja Campground

Baja or bust! Baja Campground in the Los Padres National forest, that is. Here you can hang out in a large oak-shaded camp on the banks of Alder...

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Friis Campground

21. Friis Campground

If you're down to get dusty, bring your motorbike out here and call Friis Campground you're home for the weekend. Close to a lot of OHV trails,...

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Barrel Springs Campground

22. Barrel Springs Campground

Bates Canyon Campground is car camping at its best. Campsites are nestled in a grove of large oaks and sycamores with fire rings and grills. Get...

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Brookshire Campground

23. Brookshire Campground

Got solitude? Head to Brookshire Campground and nestle into a grove of spreading oaks if you crave it. These primitive sites are quaint and mellow....

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Horseshoe Springs Campground

24. Horseshoe Springs Campground

Traverse down dusty roads and get out into the thick of it at Horseshoe Springs Campground. Once you’re this far out you can either enjoy the...

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