Elkhorn Road Dispersed Camping

Carrizo Plain National Monument

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Elkhorn Rd. Santa Margarita, CA 93453 805-475-2131 661-391-6000 Official Website

GPS: 35.2471, -119.8023

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Overview of Elkhorn Road Dispersed Camping

Elevation 2,165 ft / 659 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 805-475-2131

PD & MD asked on 1/18/2021

Hey, is this area open during Covid restrictions?

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Reviews of Elkhorn Road Dispersed Camping 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 5/16/2022
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/16/2022
28' Airstream International Signature
Ram 3500
134 reviews
“No Obvious Campsites”

Reviewed 5/16/2022

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Overall Rating

Yes, apparently you can boondock here, though there is no evidence of it occurring along the road. None of the usual short spurs leading to a fire ring or other obvious campsites. We found a short bypass track near the Wallace Creek interpretive trail and no one bothered us for the week we were there. The dispersed camping rules are ... more

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Verizon 4G

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9 reviews
“Couldn’t get to site ”

Reviewed 3/18/2020

Overall Rating

I followed the advice and went to enter the campground from the North end to minimize dirt roads. But the recent rains left so much mud I wasn’t confident I could get through w/ AWD and a trailer. Wouldn’t recommend if it’s been raining in the area in the last day or two.


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La Puente, CA
24' Airstream Interstate
4 reviews
“Stunning Superbloom”

Reviewed 3/27/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Boondock, 35.247098, -119.802291
Overall Rating

I did not stay at KCL CG as it was full, but instead boondocked at two different locations throughout the park. I’m kinda glad as I did pass by the CG for a lunch break and a lady there said it was quite noisy at night. So I would definitely avoid KCL if it’s not near empty. It’s Superbloom season so the Carrizo Plains is absolutel... more

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Verizon 4G

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Arroyo Grande, CA
22' Northwood Mfg Nash 21-5R
Dodge 2500 extend cab long bed diesel
3 reviews

noted 10/20/2020

NOTE: Dispersed camping in this area is defined as low impact car camping and backpacking, would be allowed in designated areas (Map 3-13). Recreational vehicles, travel trailers, and fifth-wheels are only permitted in campgrounds. This is from the CARRIZO PLAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT APPROVED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAAND RECORD OF DECISION

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