Lakeside camping near Solvang

Danish culture meets California sunshine in this Santa Ynez Valley town.

93% (414 reviews)
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4 top lakeside campgrounds near Solvang

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Arber-Moore's Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Oak View, CA
Beautiful natural campsites in the Valley of the Moon (Ojai Valley). Our sites are within an eighth of a mile of walking, running, biking, and riding trails from Ojai to the beaches of Ventura. On many days you can experience Ojai’s famous pink moments. You can hike the trails above Ojai, boat, eat, or picnic at Lake Casitas. Travel to nearby Ventura to shop, fish the pier, or take a deep sea fishing charter or Island charter to Whale watch or fish around the Channel Islands. Please note the aerial view of the camping area recently placed by Hipcamp is NOT AT ALL REPRESENTATIVE of the current camping sites and shows a photo that is many years old when the site was merely land. That photo is without any of the existing amenities or improvements. The actual sites are all Larger than Federal Park and Statepark guidelines, with averages of 20'x30' for campsites and 20'x40' for a long RVCampsite. We have planted many young trees and continue to plant trees and native shrubs around and near the sites. We have picnic tables, table coverings, fire pits, and camping rugs/footprints. There is also an outdoor shower, a shower tent with hot water, and an upgraded porta-potty with a sink. Note: During times when high heat is predicted, we strongly recommend that our Hipcampers bring pop-up shade tents or canopies for their sites. The Hipcamp is adjacent to our working ranch, and any photos of old sheds, trucks, a wood lot, or other equipment are NOT on the Hipcamp, but you will drive past that property to get to the separate Hipcamp area. Wineries, Farmer's Markets, Craft Breweries, dispensaries, and more are within 10 to 15 minutes of our site. Our location allows moments when you may see Hawks, Owls, Geese, Swallows, Robins, Bluebirds, and more. We offer both tent and RV camping. The Majority of our Guests love it here: "Vivian and Dave were exceptional hosts! Easy to contact and find our way to their property. Also gave us a plethora of places to go and things to do in the Ojai area. The area was open and spacious, and many trees and upgrades were in the works to make future stays more user-friendly. Big pluses were the shower and toilet facilities—much appreciated !!"
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Rancho de Granville

6 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Oak View, CA
Sandy yard, a tent spot with privacy near San Antonio Creek ! Challenge a friend to game of horseshoes or darts. Your neighbors are the friendly horses and the curious chickens! This was the original stage coach stop between Ventura and the small community of Nordoff (Ojai) the old bunkhouse and barn remain!
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Gracewood Santa Barbara

1 site · RV, Tent54 acres · Goleta, CA
This is an historic ranch with buildings dating from the 1880's to the mid 1930's and then some newer and spacious structures. See management for tours, history and accessibility to some structures and areas. This is a working ranch with a fascinating heritage going back three owners to an impressive land grant. There are 6 miles of trails and roads on the ranch shared by vehicles, hikers and equestrians. A map can be provided which will insure that neighboring properties are not trespassed on. All visitors to the ranch must have checked in with the office and management. There is an extra charge of $40.00 per person per day coming onto the ranch whether they are spending the night or just visiting. This charge is beyond and in addition to the charge made for the first four individuals on the reservation for each day. We find that many of our regular clients on the ranch are very friendly and helpful. Only 1 site is exclusively available right now Come stay at our rustic campsite under some large oak trees next to a little open area by an ecological pond on our working ranch! With 54 acres for our horses and avocados, we welcome guests to camp on a somewhat private part of the ranch (on occasion, equestrians may ride by). We can accommodate up to 8 more campers depending on the group type. We love welcoming families to the ranch, but like to approve larger groups ahead of time! At the campsite you'll find picnic tables, a fire pit for small fires, and running water. Minimal 110 Volt electrical outlet is at the campsite. There is a fully functional unique bathroom made out of a converted horse trailer with a toilet and sink a few hundred yards from the site. Walking around the property, you'll see an activity barn and a historic 19th century cottage which houses a private library. Permission may be granted for entry if requested. There is an outdoor shower at the campsite with cold water only. Some firewood may be provided at no cost. Campers, making reservations during months when the otherwise beautiful weather becomes cooler, should be aware that because of the proximity of a wind machine which makes a noise like a helicopter about 300 yards away from the campsite, on a neighboring property, may interrupt an otherwise peaceful and quiet experience. The wind machine comes on automatically when the temperature drops to around 37 degrees so that avocados in the orchard do not suffer from a freezing temperature. Please note the trigger temperature for the machines is taken at individual low points on the adjacent property and may reflect as many as 6 degrees lower than what is found on forecast sites. This machine probably might turn on maybe 7 nights in a year and only during the cold winter months. Headlamps are a great idea, otherwise, flashlights for sure. Minimal 110 V. electricity at campsite. The library and restroom are a little ways away from the campsite have lighting but it is very dark between the campsite and those facilities. We are located only two miles to the ocean beaches and about a mile to a major shopping center. UCSB is just minutes away. Bicycling is very easy as all roads and access are flat. Please return all furniture to the place(s) from which it was moved and thank you for putting out your fire(s) and carrying out your trash to the dumpster.
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Ranchette @ Rancho Alegre

1 site · Lodging200 acres · Santa Barbara, CA
Breathtaking views of Santa Ynez Mountains, Serene, Peaceful, abundance of wild-life, private, brand-new cabin, central air/heat, hot water, full kitchen. Will have property all to yourself (hosts live on property), Front Gate can be locked for extra privacy. Brand new, clean, comfortable, soothing on the soul 2 Bedroom, 1 full bath, kitchen and living area. Very peaceful and scenic site located on Rancho Alegre...a beloved summer camp and outdoor school site which is being totally re-built. 200 Acres just for You to Explore! No campers or students on site. Lots of Wildlife and Excellent Birdwatching! Extensive Hiking, Mountain Biking, "secret trails", 1.5 miles to Lake Cachuma w/ fishing and boat rentals. Stargazing! Pool in Summer. 20 miles to award winning wineries, restaurants, historic sites. Gravel road into site, 1 Mile off of Hwy 154/Chumash Highway. 22 Miles from Santa Barbara and 18 miles from Solvang-Danish Capitol of America ... #1 Christmas Town in California! Verizon Cell Tower hidden on Site, Good Reception with Verizon. No Wi-Fi yet. No Smoking, Vaping, Open Flames or Campfires due to high Fire Danger. Thank you for keeping our property safe! Complimentary Wine Tastings, Fine Bottle of Wine on arrival and Complimentary Coffee and Tea Bar! If you enjoy waking to the birds and hearing the frogs at night ... you will absolutely love our "Hip" Ranchette!
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for finding the perfect camping experience near Solvang, California. With over 78 options in the area that cater specifically to lake lovers like yourself, you're sure to find the ideal spot. Whether you're looking for a serene lakeside retreat or a campground with water activities galore, we've got you covered. Check out some of our top-rated campsites like Twisselman Ranch (384 reviews), Arber-Moore's Ranch (158 reviews), and Coyote Mynt Ranch, Paso Robles (109 reviews). Plus, enjoy popular amenities such as pet-friendly sites, campfires, and proper waste disposal. Dive into the fun with activities like surfing, off-roading, and swimming. With an average price per night of $79 and options as low as $36, you can enjoy the great outdoors without breaking the bank. Happy camping!

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