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The Best Camping in Cambria

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Top camping spots in and near Cambria

  • Cambria, California

    Camp at San Simeon State Park

    4.0
    San Simeon has two campgrounds to choose from – San Simeon Creek Campground has 115 campsites for tent or RV camping. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and nearby there is firewood for sale. Your other choice is the primitive Washburn Campground, located 1 mile inland. From this plateau, y...
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  • Paso Robles, California

    Oak Knoll and Quail's Roost Trail

    0.83 mi / 92 ft gain
    Oak Knoll and Quail's Roost Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Paso Robles, California.
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  • Morro Bay, California

    Marina Point

    0.55 mi / 7 ft gain
    Marina Point is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Morro Bay, California.
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  • Atascadero, California

    Boy Scout Trail to Jinah Grove Loop

    4.56 mi / 1257 ft gain
    Boy Scout Trail to Jinah Grove Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Atascadero, California.
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  • Atascadero, California

    Boyscout and Bridge Loop

    4.72 mi / 1214 ft gain
    Boyscout and Bridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Atascadero, California.
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  • San Luis Obispo, California

    Reservoir Flats Loop Trail

    2.7 mi / 331 ft gain
    Reservoir Flats Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Los Osos, California
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  • San Luis Obispo County, California

    Camp at Montaña de Oro State Park

    5.0
    Located about 7 miles south of Morrow Bay, follow Los Osos Valley Rd into the state park. Watch for the signs to park, as you will be cited after 10pm.The campground is located just across the road from the famous Spooner's cove, but there are any number of trails and hikes you can enjoy (check ...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Salmon Creek Trail to Spruce & Estrella Camps

    4.5
    6.07 mi / 1919 ft gain
    Feel free to hike Salmon Creek Trail at your own pace – you can choose to turn back at any point, or at the Spruce (2 miles in) or Estrella (3.25 miles in) sites. The trail leads to open vistas of the coast, giving stunning views of the cliffs and ocean. Around 2 miles in, follow the fork to the...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Salmon Creek Trailhead to Buckeye Camp

    6.91 mi / 2782 ft gain
    Salmon Creek Trailhead to Buckeye Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near San Simeon, California.
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  • Big Sur, California

    Hike to Upper Cruickshank Camp

    5.2 mi / 1564 ft gain
    Park on the shoulder of Cabrillo Highway and begin your ascent! Once the trail turns inland, you can hike down to a river for a break by the rushing water (this is a good place to refill waters - don't forget a pump or a filter). Once you get to Upper Cruikshank, descend down to the river and fin...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Cruickshank Trail to Upper Cruickshank Camp

    4.97 mi / 1591 ft gain
    Cruickshank Trail to Upper Cruickshank Camp is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near San Simeon, California.
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  • Monterey County, California

    Camp at San Martin Top

    San Martin Top is a magical spot overlooking the coast in Big Sur. Accessible via a rutted, windy dirt road, it’s remote enough to guarantee some privacy though you’ll see fellow adventurous souls on surrounding ridges. Take care on the drive up, then set up camp overlooking the ocean or rolling ...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Luxurious Camping at Treebones Resort

    5.0
    If you’ve always wanted to experience Big Sur, but sleeping on the ground isn’t really your thing, Treebones might be exactly what you’re looking for. Nestled along Big Sur’s beautiful coastline, Treebones Resort offers expansive views and easy access to everything the area has to offer. With a t...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Camp Out in the Human Nest

    Located about 40 miles south of the entrance to Big Sur, Treebones Resort has everything you need for that weekend away from the screens we look at everyday. To get there, drive south on HWY 1 from Carmel. It takes about 1 hour, but the drive is exquisite the whole way down. If you watch the wate...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Sand Dollar Beach

    4.8
    0.35 mi / 82 ft gain
    Head into Big Sur and get a campsite at Plaskett Creek. You can either make a reservation through recreation.gov or show up and hope to luck out on one of the first-come, first-serve campsites. The campground is much more crowded during the prime summer months, so if you want to get better surf ...
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  • Big Sur, California

    Camp on Prewitt Ridge

    4.2
    After much time in Big Sur, it became quickly apparent that Prewitt Ridge is the crown jewel of camping in the area. It has even been described as "the most beautiful car camping spot on god's green earth" and that doesn't do it justice.While Prewitt Ridge is an officially designated campground i...
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