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 oaks, or spit whiskey into the campfire. Out in the rugged backcountry, the choice is yours!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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


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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 Hi Mountain Campground.

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 2nd, 2015

This campground is AWESOME! Fun off roading to get there, very quiet. We've been the only people there multiple times. Make sure to bring water and extra tp with you. Keep going to the top of the ridge for great Central Coast views!

Hipcamper Raul
Raul P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 19th, 2016

Camped here the night before a festival at Avila beach. (not the most practical thing to do but i hate over corded campgrounds) As stated by julia this campground has a fun dirt road that requires a little bit of off roading skill. Your prius won't get you up here. When we arrived there were 3 campgrounds taken of the 6 that i counted. They are all somewhat close together. This seem to be a popular hunting campground. The vault toilets were some of the worst i have seen as of late but they are there non the less. There is a hidden spring for water but its a difficult find you are better off packing some in. I camped here 8-13-16 and the weather was pretty warm and dry. didn't use my sleeping bag at all.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 13th, 2019

great place for free camping. Lots of shade, though still warm in summer. Road has been improved. Gates get closed in the winter due to muddy roads so you can;t get there then.

Los Padres National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
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35.261° N, 120.414° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to people per site)