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Overview of Panoche Hills

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 1,082 ft / 329 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 831-582-2200

The RVers Family asked on 10/22/2022

Did anyone have AT&T cell signal at Panoche Hills?

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Reviews of Panoche Hills 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
19' Forest River Rockwood GeoPro
Ram 1500
2 reviews
“Dispersed Camping”

Reviewed 10/29/2021

Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

The area was excellent; I had it to myself for two nights. People started to arrive Thursday night, from there until I left, people were coming; most of them seemed to be day hunters.

ATT and T-Mobile coverage came and went, no actual steady signal; it seemed the signal was better late evening early morning. I wouldn't rely on a call for an emergency.

Site Quality

AVazquez1967 would stay here again

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

Nakisa at Viewfinders
Nakisa at Viewfinders
Santa Cruz, CA
29' Keystone Cougar Xlite 28SGS
2015 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
21 reviews
“Off the grid camping”

Reviewed 3/28/2016

Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

We chose the spot on the right side of the road, where Panoche Access Road is still an improved gravel road, and a dead end road just forks to the left. There is a trail from this spot going down into the valley (I believe this is road P2), and you can see the scenic overlook from the campsite. For bigger vehicles there are not too many options, but a smaller van or trailer can probably find a nicer spot.
Panoche Hills attracts lots of target shooters, which would not be so bad if they all cleaned up after themselves. We found lots of shells, beer cans, plastic.
If you travel here, take the road coming from the north (Fresno county), which does not have the potholes of the southern San Bernardino county part. You're off the grid here, cellphone reception is very poor.
The hills are beautiful in spring, lots of wildflowers. It is close to Mercey Hotsprings, which is a nice place to go soak in natural hotsprings. Mercey Hotsprings is quite pricey for what is offered, but the atmosphere is good.

If you do go, visit the Panoche Inn for a cold beer and peanuts!

Site Quality

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6 reviews
“Road Closed April-September ”

noted 8/24/2022

Not sure how the site was. Road is closed during the summer season, but there was no cell service at the gate!

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