Bates Canyon Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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Cottonwood Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA
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GPS: 34.9536, -119.9077

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2953 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Quiet Campsite in the Mountains”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2016

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.

Site Quality
Verizon Extended

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