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Spruce Creek Camp North Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Wilderness Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Burro Mountain
  • Elevation: 950 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Silver Peak
  • County: Monterey County
  • Ranger District: Monterey Ranger District
  • Longitude: -121.3442865
  • Latitude: 35.82648849
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Wilderness Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
12-20-2014Los Padres Forest AssociationFlowing


Spruce Creek Camp is along the Salmon Creek Trail, just upstream from the junction with the Spruce Creek Trail.  The Salmon Creek trailhead is by far the most popular access point for visitors to the camp.

Submitted Camp Reports

Spruce Creek Camp Survey - 10-21-2017 - by Nate
Link: Spruce Creek Camp
Date: 10-21-2017
Surveyor Name:Nate
Camp Description:Nice camp, but a little small and crouded for my taste. There were a ton of day hikers passing through, but it is a really nice camp
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:lots of clean, clear water
Weather Conditions:sunny 65
Spruce Creek Camp Survey - 07-29-2016 - by Daniel
Link: Spruce Creek Camp
Date: 07-29-2016
Surveyor Name:Daniel
Camp Description:Stayed two nights at Spruce Creek Camp. Saw lots of day hikers, dogs, etc. 

Water was flowing, both sites had picnic tables and were easy to camp at.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Beautiful, lots of water, deep pools
Weather Conditions:70-80 during the peak of day, mid-50's at night
Spruce Creek Camp Survey - 12-20-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Spruce Creek Camp
Date: 12-20-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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Comments (2)

    Hi Jimmy - No permits are needed for Spruce Creek Camp.  It is a first-come first-serve primitive camp.  Remember that campfires are currently not permitted at primitive camps.  More information including how to get a permit for using a cooking stove can be found here:http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lpnf/home/?cid=stelprdb5193333
    Have fun and be sure to check back in and let us know what you found.
    Author's website: www.lpforest.org
    I was wondering if you need a camping permit for Spruce creek campsite and how to find out if there is any spaces available for 8/14-8/16/2015 thank you very much 

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Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2015

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