Come chill out in a grove of Jeffrey pine at Campo Alto Campground. Campsites are spacious, the air smells pine-sweet, and you will enjoy end-of-the-road privacy. If you have a hankering for a hike, head out on the Vincent Tumameit Trailhead and enjoy them scenic mountain vistas. Bring what you’ll need.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
15 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper Wandering
Wandering Y.
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October 17th, 2016

Stunning place to reconnect with nature. The drive up there was so beautiful. We were the only people camping at Campo Alto last night so we threw an impromptu concert and sang while playing guitar overlooking the clouds below. The camping spots are well spaced and each have their own charm. The bathrooms were sparse and very clean. I can't wait to return! xx The Wandering Yogis

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica C.
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September 9th, 2015

Absolutely beautiful and serene! We camped at the beginning of September and it got reallllly cold at night. The bathroom was clean. We were told by a camp neighbor that we needed a fire permit so we drove down to the Apache fire station to get one for free, but you can also do it online. To our understanding, there is currently a mama & baby bear that frequent the campsite at night so be sure to put ALL food and smelly items up in your car when you go to bed and don't leave your pups outside your tent or RV when she may be cruising for some snacks. Overall a great experience and we are gonna go back for sure.

Hipcamper Matt F.
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December 26th, 2016
Los Padres National Forest
United States
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34.832° N, 119.211° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 15 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)