Colson Canyon Campground

Los Padres National Forest

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Colson Canyon Road Santa Maria, CA 93454 805-925-9538 805-968-6640 Official Website

GPS: 34.9393, -120.1698

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Overview of Colson Canyon Campground

Number of Sites 5

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 2,001 ft / 609 m

Tent Camping Yes

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19' Toyota Tacoma ORLBDC
41 reviews
“keep driving”

Reviewed 10/9/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
Overall Rating

rough road in requiring high clearance. one picnic table and one fire ring at the one flat spot. no cell service.

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Adventure Dave
Morro Bay, CA
Jeep w/ Rooftop Tent
1 review
“Nice remote primitive campsite.”

Reviewed 2/19/2020

Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

An easy drive down a dirt road with a few water crossings. No 4x4 needed but some ruts that higher clearance helped. The road up to the campground was pretty rutted but not to bad. In fact, there was a pickup that pulled a trailer up there. The campsites were separated but only two of them had picnic tables. There were conflicting signs about campfires. A sign at the entrance to the forest said they were okay with permit but a sign at the campground said no. The fire pits had pink ribbon on them as well. Very quiet nights. A nice weekend for us in the forest. There are gates across the road about 1/2 mile down the road from the campground where the trailhead to Alejandro Campground set out. A great 7 mile round trip into the campground and back out. It’s a bit moderate with hill climbs and some scree on the trail. Very enjoyable. Easy trail on the down the gated road if you don’t want the hills. No water or toilets are available at the campground.

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