Bates Canyon Campground

Los Padres National Forest

Write a Review
Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 805-925-9538 805-968-6640 Official Website

GPS: 34.9536, -119.9077

  • Overview
  • Q&A
  • Cell Service
  • Reviews (1)
  • Amenities

Overview of Bates Canyon Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Number of Sites 6

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 2,854 ft / 869 m

Tent Camping Yes

View Map

Supporter Subscription

Become a Campendium Supporter and enjoy ad-free browsing plus bonus features!

  • Cell Coverage Maps
  • Public Land Overlays
  • Trail Map Layers
  • Ad Free

Unlock Features

$20 Billed Annually

Q&A - Ask the Community about Bates Canyon Campground

Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Bates Canyon Campground

Reviews of Bates Canyon Campground 1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon Voice Only
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/25/2016
5 reviews
“Quiet Campsite in the Mountains”

Reviewed 4/25/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

We stayed here one night. Rolled in the day the Forest Service Fire Fighters were clearing brush in the campsite area. They said they ran off a bunch of harmless snakes and got rid of a couple of rattle snakes. We only stayed one night because the bugs were crazy and we couldn't be outside. We also had no cell signal, you have to go back down to the paved road before you pick up slamming fast Verizon LTE. We got enough service to send text messages, barely.

3 stars because the site is so amazingly beautiful. So lush.

Road up to site is paved until the last 2 miles, then pretty sketchy dirt road, but we did it in our 37' motorhome w toad.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Stu
Arroyo Grande, CA
29' Fleetwood Triumph
2 reviews

noted 10/9/2020

To add to what Juniperchica said in their review the last 2 miles is dirt but well maintained up to the last 1/4 mile were there are some ruts. We were just out scouting so we did not stay. There were no level areas

Stu
Arroyo Grande, CA
29' Fleetwood Triumph
2 reviews

Have you written a blog post about Bates Canyon Campground?

Share it here!

Contact us to update this listing.

Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets

Nearby

Aliso Park Campground

Such a great surprise!

- Travel Small Live Big

Miranda Pine Campground

Cold, windy, incredible views

- mah7384

Selby Campground

Fantastic little spot tucked back 5 miles from the main road.

- AirstreamParkingOnly

KCL Campground

GREAT

- Stu

Davy Brown Campground

Impromptu Bath

- EleanorLucille

Group 2 Created with Sketch.
Back to Top