Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

Montana de Oro has many camping options: the Islay Creek developed campground for tents and RVs, group campgrounds, horse campgrounds, and four "environmental" campgrounds that are walk-in tent sites. Two of the sites are located off a spur road north of the visitor center and Spooner's Cove, and two are located off the main park road past Spooner's Cove. All are available for reservations, which are recommended.

The environmental sites are isolated and private in forested areas, but they do require a short walk from the parking area. Hiking trails are adjacent to the sites, and all of them are a short drive to the beaches and coastal trails. No dogs or fires are allowed, and drinking water must be brought in. Sites 1 and 2 are located a quarter mile past Camp KEEP, one of the campuses of the Kern Environmental Education Program, an outdoor education facility for fifth and sixth graders.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Very private and isolated.

Cons

No water. No dogs. No fires.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

California State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (800) 444-7275

Features

Vault toilet

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Santa Maria Valley + Santa Lucia/La Panza Mountains, California

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