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Camping near San Luis Obispo with hiking

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12 top campgrounds near San Luis Obispo with hiking

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SLO Country Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · San Luis Obispo, CA
SLO Country Camp was once a part of the Serpa Ranch, one of the early ranches of the Central Coast. It’s remained a beautiful rural pocket in the Edna Valley area of San Luis Obispo. It’s quiet and peaceful, enjoy your morning coffee listening to all the birds waking up. There’s a private creek not far away that draws deer and wildlife. Just saw 3 deer run through out property 2 days ago. Owls, red tail hawks, eagles, squirrels and jack rabbits we see frequently. And you can listen to the coyotes howling at night. We’re surrounded by rolling coastal hills, vineyards, horses, cattle and also land apportioned to the Land Conservancy. Walk down our road and then left up to the top of the hill for a panoramic view of the entire area with the city San Luis Obispo at a distance. Our two sites are flat on decomposed granite pads. Both have excellent views and easy access to our common areas: wash/kitchen prep, and cold-water outdoor shower. Site 1 is best for trailers but Site 2 is adequate. Firewood is available for purchase at camp for those wanting to use the fire pit, or you can bring your own. The San Luis Obispo, Central Coast has so much to see and do! Hiking trails abound, my favorites are Bob Jones trail to walk or bike to Avila Beach, Johnson Ranch and Irish Hills for hiking hills, the Ridge trail for a view over Shell and Avila beaches, and the Harmony Trail to walk grassy cliffs by the ocean. Montano de Oro is only 15 minutes away with rocky ocean cliff trails that lead down to the coastline. We are 5 minutes from the beginning of the Edna Valley winery trail with 30 wineries or more I’ve lost count. Tasting and relaxing in great atmospheres. My favorites are Biddle Ranch, Talley, Mailene, Chamisal, Bailyanna... but there are so many more. We’re 10 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, 10–12 minutes to Avila or Pismo beaches. Morro Bay is 25 minutes. And we’re just 5 minutes off the 101 for easy access to traveling. The Central Coast has almost everything for fun, adventure and food. Surfing, biking, hiking, ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, golf, wine and beer culture, ranch lands, shopping and restaurants and we’re close to it all.
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Camp Arroyo Grande

21 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents29 acres · Arroyo Grande, CA
Welcome to Camp Arroyo Grande! Enjoy our 29-acres that feature beautiful ocean views, oak woodlands, and plenty of rustic charm. All this is conveniently tucked into the hillside just steps away from the Village of Arroyo Grande where you will find restaurants, coffee, shopping, parks and roosters. The property is home to many youth groups and local non-profits, continuing a 135-year legacy as a Community Center and Retreat Space. The historic Tabernacle building has been hosting church and schools gatherings, dinners, fundraisers, weddings, family reunions, festivals and more since 1897. Community Events are likely to be taking place but follow quiet time guidelines. *pool is seasonal and subject to availability
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$35
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Rancho Del Sol

4 sites · Lodging20 acres · Santa Margarita, CA
🌄 Discover Serenity at Santa Margarita Rancho del Sol 🌄 Nestled atop a majestic ridge in the picturesque countryside just outside Santa Margarita, California, lies the enchanting Rancho del Sol. A hidden gem where panoramic views dance to the horizon, offering a breathtaking tableau of nature's finest. 🌟 Sprawling Views to Feed the Soul 🌟 At every hour, the landscape tells a different story. From the first shimmer of dawn, where the sun kisses the rolling hills, to the twilight's glow setting valleys ablaze; every glance is a moment of serenity. Here, eagles soar against the backdrop of cerulean skies, while the whispers of the wind play a melody only nature knows. 🌳 Find Your Peace 🌳 This isn’t just a stay; it’s a retreat. A journey back to nature, back to quiet, back to yourself. Every corner of our wild ranch offers moments of reflection, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Wander through the meandering trails, breathe in the fresh country air, or simply lounge with a book and let time slip away. 🌍 World-Renowned Destinations at Your Doorstep 🌍 While the allure of solitude might beckon, the world outside is waiting to be explored. Rancho del Sol is your gateway to some of California's most coveted attractions. Wine enthusiasts can savor the world-class vineyards nearby, while adventurers can explore the mesmerizing coastlines, historic towns, and verdant parks just a short drive away. ✨ Tranquil Experience Awaits ✨ Only a select few get to experience the magic of Rancho del Sol. Reserve your spot and let the horizon broaden your perspective, the silence speak to your soul, and the beauty of untouched nature captivate your heart. Dive into peace and make memories at Rancho del Sol.
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Creekside Camping and Mineral Baths

10 sites · Tents124 acres · Cambria, CA
We can accommodate tent campers or car campers. The price is $30/per person. Kids under 12 are free. Each campsite fits 4-6 people. Most campsites are accessible by car and all campsites are accessible by foot. We do not have a traditional check in procedure. Campsites are first come first serve. Expect a "self-check in process." You choose your own campsite so plan to arrive early and look for the yellow tent symbols. On holiday weekends and summer weekends we tend to get busy and campsites fill up. This leads to some campsites on the property in view of other campsites. We do have private campsites available but its first come first basis. BYO water. We have sulfur spring water. Great for your skin, not good to drink! There's a couple outhouses on the property. One in the main camp zone, one at the far north end of the lower Redwood campsite. You can also bring a shovel and take a walk if you're in the more remote campsites. We have a dumpster outside the gate for your garbage. IMPORTANT INFO Please don't mind our farm junk as you enter Gate 1. We are slowly working on clean up and relocation of materials from the entry road and away from view. Before you arrive, have knowledge of poison oak because it is a native plant. The main photos in the listing are taken from Hipcamp Scouts back in 2018 and they are featuring our Original campsite. This is located past the mineral baths. It's the furthest one to reach, and accessible by foot. I will update photos to depict all the campsites, but please share your photos with us on Instagram and tag @charanspringsfarm to help future campers get a view of what the sites look like with a tent set up! SULFUR MINERAL BATHS Include in your experience the use of our sulfur mineral baths. It's $10 per person. The mineral baths are 2 funky vintage clawfoot tubs that are pictured in the actual listing. The photos show an accurate description of the Mineral Baths. They are not located in the main camp zone. Please call ahead to book your time slot and get directions to the mineral baths. You can pay for this option in the Extra's tab. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF: you are looking for "Glamping," (Glamour Camping). It's primitive camping on a private property with bonuses like the garden, rustic baths, and beautiful nature. This property has been a working farm for decades, which has struggled with hard times. If farm yards/junk piles make you uncomfortable or give you a creepy feeling, don't book because our boneyard is adjacent to the entry road and it can't be ignored. Thank you for reading this whole description and we hope you have a good experience.
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Twisselman Ranch

15 sites · Lodging, Tents200 acres · Santa Margarita , CA
Twisselman ranch is a 6 generation working cattle ranch that has been in the family since the 1800’s. We all enjoy this wonderful place and hope to share our experiences with others. Voted BEST HIPCAMP Glamping in the United States to visit in 2021 & 2022!! Come Glamping & experience our Rual Retreat here at Twisselman Ranch. We are located about 1 hour east of Paso Robles California a short drive off highway 58 and about 1.5 hours west of Bakersfield. Carrisa Plains is known for its beautiful display of wild flowers in the spring time, incredible sunny days, and spectacular wildlife viewing. The ranch is also located a short 29 min drive from the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Las Padres National Forest. Tule elk, prog horn antelope, and valley quail are just some of the animals you may encounter on our ranch. The pond is full of fish (bass, blue gill & sun perch) so don’t forget your fishing poles (catch & release). -We have beautiful 2 stall hot water showers, and three stall restroom including handicap stall. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY Our communal kitchen has : a large gas bbq grill, 3 smaller gas grills as well as gas burners & sink. **Cleaned & Sanitized DAILY. There are several counter high prepping tables around the kitchen (please clean up your cooking essentials & food after each meal as everyone shares this space). Campfires - We are an ember free site year round due to wildfire risks & insurance purposes. We do however have propane fire pit rentals for $20 per night. - great for roasting s’mores & the ambience of camping. Please do not cook any meals on them. All cooking is to be done in the communal kitchen area. The summer days can get pretty toasty and the winter nights can get very chilly so check the weather before your stay and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your swim suits as we have soaking troughs for you to cool off in. -Also please note we are located an hour from the nearest town, no stores or gas stations. Please come fully equipped with your own utensils, cooking essentials, food and beverages. We sell ICE!! $5 per 5lb bag. We are off grid, there is no electricity, all lights are battery or solar powered. You may want a flashlight or headlamp for walking around at night. We have wildflower honey available for sale straight off the ranch. If your interested in purchasing during your stay please visit Twisselman Ranch . Com be sure to specify in comment at check out that your a guest. Cellular Service - Verizon is the only dependable steady service out here as we have a Verizon tower on the ranch. All other service is spotty if existent at all. We are a self check-in site. Upon arrival show yourself to the site following welcome note directions. Check in is anytime after 3pm, but no later than 9pm unless arranged with us (a $20 late fee will apply after 9pm). Check out is 11am on the day of departure. Instagram @temblormountainpacktrain #temblormountainpacktrain #camptheranch #twisselmanranch
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Eagles Landing Ranch

3 sites · Lodging13 acres · San Luis Obispo, CA
Nestled on top of beautiful Irish Hills our 13 acre ranch has spectacular views of Morro bay and Pismo dunes only 13 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo 20 minutes to Avila beach and Morro bay. Our property has many paths to stroll and enjoy nature. Perfect for bird and tree lovers.
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The Lazy F Mini-Ranch

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Morro Bay, CA
Glamping at its finest! Welcome to our charming vintage trailer retreat, where nostalgia meets comfort and convenience! This beautifully restored trailer offers a delightful stay with all the modern amenities you need for a relaxing getaway. Situated in an ideal location, you'll experience the perfect blend of vintage charm and contemporary comforts. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind vacation in our lovingly restored vintage trailer. Book your stay now and create cherished memories in this nostalgic retreat with all the comforts of modern living. Amenities ~ Entertainment: Unwind and indulge in your favorite shows and movies on the impressive 50” flat-screen TV, equipped with a wide range of streaming services for your entertainment pleasure. Connectivity ~ Stay connected with high-speed wireless internet throughout the trailer, ensuring you can share your wonderful moments with loved ones or catch up on work if necessary. Outdoor Space ~ Surrounded by nature's beauty, our vintage trailer retreat provides a peaceful outdoor area where you can soak in the fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the surrounding landscape. Sip your morning coffee share an evening meal at the outdoor seating area, or play a few games of Connect 4 on the giant outdoor board. Visit to make cherished memories with your companions. Our vintage trailer is ideally located. Discover the nearby beach, golf course, hiking trails, wine tasting, quaint towns, and charming attractions, all within easy reach from your home base. Walking distance to the beach, Embarcadero, Trolley Stop (Saturday & Sunday), Farmer's Market (Saturdays), restaurants, movie theatre, coffee houses, antique shops, wine tasting, and breweries. Guest access The entire trailer is all yours to enjoy. Plenty of storage in the closets and overhead storage for your belongings. Outside we share a big patio, gas firepit, BBQ, a patio table, beach chairs, surfboards, 3 dogs, and 12 hens. Other things to note We have 3 dogs! Jessie, she is a Husky/ Australian Shepherd and will think you are her best friend and want you to take her home. Olive is a Huskydoodle. Olive is very timid, she only has one human in this world and that is Keely. And last but not least, there's Lil' Doggie, a Rat Terrier/Dachshund. She thinks she is the boss. :)
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Hazel Homestead -Quiet Coastal Farm

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Nipomo, CA
We are a small farm on a 1 acre gated property that has two RV spots. We live on the property. We have full hookups in both sites. Site #1 is better suited for travel trailers or larger Class As. Site #2 is perfect for Class B&C or Camper Vans and some smaller trailers. We have a common area between the two sites that offered a nice fire pit. (BYOP or you can purchase propane) Our farm has 3 goats, 2 pot bellied pigs and 22 chickens that lay fresh eggs daily. We LOVE animals but we cannot allow campers to stay with pets. We have a fully enclosed garden as well as 8 seasonal fruit trees. Don’t have an RV? RENT OURS! We have everything you need for your family. Enjoy a weekend on the farm and glamp in our RV. We have all the amenities of home. Coming to enjoy the area? The property is just a few mins off the 101 freeway on the central coast. We are only 15 mins South of Pismo Beach, 30 mins south of San Luis Obispo and an hour North of Santa Barbara. The beach, wineries and shopping are all very close. Or if you are looking for a quiet retreat with some super sweet farm animals stay here and enjoy the farm. We do rent both sites out at the same time so if it’s privacy you are looking for please message us. Or If you would like to camp with friends or family we can accommodate two additional trailers. Again please message us to arrange this. The Rowdy Rooster Bar Shed is another great feature. If you would like to enjoy a happy hour please message us. Come stay awhile! It doesn't get any better than this!
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Wendee's Whimsical Camp Site

1 site · Tent6 acres · Atascadero, CA
Nestled in the oak-studded hills of North West Atascadero a charming site awaits you...an unforgettable destination surprise. A charming old country road leads to a sole-campsite exclusively for you and friends/family. The bathroom is straight out of the Hobbit, equipped with hot/cold water, stall shower, fluffy white towels and camping supplies. The propane firepit is perfect for evening gatherings with your companions and marshmallow roasts (read: S'mores). A hand-carved trail surrounds the area: complete with a suspension bridge, chicken coup, rocky bridge and fish pond. Additionally, we provide a sustainable eco-friendly environment for our guests: including trash, recycling and composting receptacles. Also wildlife galore: plenty of turkeys, deer, racoons and quail. The nights are dark but we provide flashlights...then turn the flashlights off for a dazzling evening of stargazing. Atascadero is the perfect base for discovering the Central Coast: wineries/tasting rooms, olive oil tasting, abundant trails for walking/hiking; golfing as well as exploring the beaches: Morro Bay, Avila Beach, Montana de Oro, and northward to Cambria, Cayucos, San Simeon and Big Sur. All of these attractions within a 30-mnute drive. Look forward to seeing you...
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Union Rd Trail Site

3 sites · RVs20 acres · Paso Robles, CA
We bought this place as our eventual retirement home. We want to share the space with friends and family hence here we are even sharing it on this platform
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Frog Hollow Homestead

4 sites · Lodging12 acres · Atascadero, CA
Welcome to Frog Hollow. Feel free to hike up to the bench, past the safari tent, on the hill or over to the chairs and table nest to the field where the sheep and donkey areat the other side of the creek. Keep an eye out in the mornings, you may see a family or two of wild turkeys or deercruising the property. Kick back, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the seasonal running stream and property. Situated on 12 acres, our property is a great spot where you can unplug, unwind and simply check out from your daily chaos. Sit back and enjoy the songs of the evening crickets and frogs. We are located on Hwy 41, a 10 minute drive to the coast, the famous Morro Rock, and 20 minutes from both San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles where you will find shopping, fine restaurants and plenty of local wineries in the area. We are lucky to have over 300 award winning wineries in our area so if you like wine, this is a great place to tour and taste! Frog Hollow is perfectly located for the weekend break or a leisurely mid-week holiday. Come visit us and check out our lovely land and quaint comfy living. Sabyl, our Border Collie, is around and may head down to greet you at some point during your stay. Our free standing casita is cozy and nestled in a natural serene creekside setting. The loft has a spacious queen size bed for your sleeping pleasure with adjustable reading lights on either side of the bed. The living area offers a fold down couch for another adult or 2 kids. There is a kitchenette with a toaster oven, electric tea kettle and coffee maker. There is a charcoal Weber bbq grill and a propane gas 2 burner stove. We provided a propane fire pit during the fire ban, bring propane & charcoal etc. The 13’ Stout Bell tent is sitting on a hillside under an oak tree. Our Bell tent has 2 sturdy cots with a wool and cotton bed roll for peaceful sleeping. Please BRING your own bedding, sleeping bag or blankets and a pillow for yourselves. Inside you will find cozy sitting cushions, layers of carpets, a wood burning stove which is perfect for the kettle. The Bell tent has plenty of head room to stand and move around in. There is a 2 burner gas grill along with a charcoal bbq and ice chest. There is a well lit bathroom with hot shower and flushable toilet 100 yards away. We have a moderate climb hiking trail down the road, Cerro Alto, that offers beautiful views of our coastline. Simply sit back and watch the the wild turkeys and deer roaming freely on our land, or head out to taste some of San Luis Obispo County award winning wines.
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Enney's Ranch

4 sites · Lodging850 acres · San Miguel, CA
Enney's Ranch is one of the few remaining grain and cattle operations on the Central Coast.  We dry farm and malt barley, wheat and rye for local breweries and distilleries.   We have a small herd of cattle and rotate them between the fallow fields.  Our goal is to maintain the natural beauty of the ranch and share it with you.
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Looking for a camping adventure near San Luis Obispo, California with a focus on hiking? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 570 options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect campsite that suits your needs. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just starting out, Hipcamp has got you covered. Check out some of our top campsites near San Luis Obispo, California: Cuyama Badlands (1681 reviews), FreedogFarms@CactusFlowerRanch (549 reviews), and Camp Arroyo Grande (508 reviews). These campsites offer amenities like campfires, pet-friendly areas, and potable water. Plus, you can enjoy popular activities such as horseback riding, exploring historic sites, and trying your hand at wind sports. So get ready to lace up your hiking boots and embark on an unforgettable camping experience!

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