Ballinger Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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Ballinger Canyon Rd.
Maricopa, CA 93252
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GPS: 34.884, -119.4449

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 20
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 3136 ft
Max Length: 32 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Susanna πŸΆπŸŒΊπŸŒŽπŸ³πŸ’˜
Laguna Beach, CA
24 Sprinter Prism
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: O

Susanna πŸΆπŸŒΊπŸŒŽπŸ³πŸ’˜ would stay here again

“A place to ride and rest”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2015

Overall Rating

Ballinger is a dirt bike/ATV/4 wheeling campground.

There is nothing there except some nasty vault toilets and dumpsters.
It's barren except for some Juniper and showing the signs of CA's drought, tons of sand and dry river beds.

It is mostly a rowdy boy's spot, my observation based on some of the trash left behind But...we were the only one's there. That's the advantage of being a little bit older as we can go during the work week.

It ain't pretty but it had a nice ghost town, without the town, feel.
My dogs had a blast running around we were able to test our new solar and satellite out.

We went to dry run our new equipment and ride our dirt bikes which is what it is for.

Not sure how many stars to give but I would not suggest a holiday week or any weekend. There was a lot of beer and cigarette butts evidence.

It is about 5-10 minutes from Cuyama.

We had Verizon and AT&T devices and both were decent.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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