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Monterey County Car Campgrounds


A total of 17 Monterey County Car Campgrounds are currently available. ×
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Alms Ridge Campground North Los Padres
1900 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Alms Ridge is one of the camps along the Coast Ridge Road, This camp is shaded by a mix of trees and is located on the top of the ridge looking over the Pacific Ocean. Access from Los Burros Road (23S01) sometimes called Willow Creek Road off of Highway 1
Arroyo Seco Campground North Los Padres
900 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Overview Arroyo Seco Campground is a semi-rustic, but developed facility in California's westernmost national forest. It offers a great escape from bustling city life, into the mountain air and provides access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Natural…
Bottochers Gap Campground North Los Padres
2200 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Bottcher's Gap Camp is located at the end of Palo Colorado Rd at the Skinner Ridge Trail (1E04) trailhead just outside the Ventana Wilderness.  This is the Northern Terminus of the Condor Trail.  Bottcher's Gap is a typical Los Padres developed car-campground…
Chalk Peak Campground North Los Padres
3,000 ft ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Chalk peak car campground is located above Highway 1 off Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd out the unpaved South Coast Ridge Road.  The campground is just off the road on the north side.  There are not great views from camp but there are great views nearby.  Chalk Peak is accessible by high clearance vehicles…
China Camp Campground North Los Padres
4300 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located next to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) No reservations. First-come, First-serve only. 9 campsites. Directions: From Highway 101 north, exit at Arroyo Seco road near the city of Greenfield…
Cold Springs Campground North Los Padres
3200 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Is a small car camp at the start of the Big Sur Trail (3E07)on the border of the Ventana Wilderness.
Escondido Campground South Los Padres
2200 ft. • Monterey County • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Car Campground
Take Highway 101 to Jolon Road, turn onto Mission Road, to Del Venture Road. Travel 12 miles to the campground. Last 3 miles is unsurfaced.
Kirk Creek Campground North Los Padres
30 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Kirk Creek Campground is an oceanside paradise, with each site overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It offers a variety of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. The campground is within walking distance of the area's largest sandy beach and is close to a variety of scenic…
Lower Piney Creek Campground North Los Padres
1125 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located along Piney Creek Rd, which is off Carmel Valley Road, Upper Piney Creek is a car-campground just outside the Ventana Wilderness.
Miguel Campground North Los Padres
2700 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Small camp located off the South Coast Ridge Rd just outside the Silver Peak Wilderness.  The road down to the camp is a difficult road and may require 4WD.
Nacimiento Campground North Los Padres
1700 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located along the Ferguson-Nacimiento Road, which connects King City with the Big Sur Coast, Nacimiento Camp is set amongst oak trees, has 8 campsites and is adjacent to the Nacimieno River.  Recreational Vehicles…
Plaskett Creek Campground North Los Padres
150 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Plaskett Creek Campground is a very busy camp located just off Hwy 1 along the Southern Big Sur Coast.  This camp is most likely going to be full on weekends during the summer or other holiday seasons.  Be sure to call the Forest Service ahead of time or make reservations on Recreation.gov before…
Ponderosa Campground North Los Padres
1500 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located off the Nacimiento Rd on the east side of the mountain range, Ponderosa Camp is a trailhead car campground for the Slick Rock Trail. Ponderosa Campground has family campsites along a mountain stream under a canopy of Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Madrone & Sycamore trees approximately 13 miles east…
Prewitt Ridge Campground North Los Padres
3,200 ft ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Prewitt Ridge Camground is located along a ridge high above the southern Big Sur coastline yet only a short distance from the ocean as the crow flies.  As a result it has some of the better views of the coastline and mountains in the area.  The camp itself is located off of Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd…
Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground North Los Padres
2000 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located past the Indians, this is a car campground located amongst spectacular rock formations.  It's located at the junction of the Arroyo Seco Rd, Arroyo Seco Trail and Santa Lucia Trails.  It's a playground for explorers, boulderers and others who love wild areas. Take Highway 101 to Jolon Road,…
Upper Piney Creek Campground North Los Padres
1250 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
Located along Piney Creek Rd, which is off Carmel Valley Road, Upper Piney Creek is a car-campground just outside the Ventana Wilderness.
White Oaks Campground North Los Padres
4150 ft. • Monterey County • Monterey Ranger District • Car Campground
White Oaks Camp is a car-accessible campground located along the Tassajara Rd.  Tassajara Rd can be impassable in the wet months, best to check with the Forest Service or ask us if you are unsure if the road will be open. White Oaks is located high along the road amongst a thick forest of oak trees.…
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