Williams Hill Recreation Area

BLM

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Lockwood San Ardo Rd.
Bradley, CA 93426
831-630-5000
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GPS: 35.9783, -121.0094

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 7
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 2264 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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7 people have reviewed this location.

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4bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Sprint 3G
3bars
Sprint Extended
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Kelcody86 would stay here again

“FREE! Great view!”

Reviewed Mar 14, 2018

Overall Rating

The road up is dirt, about ten miles. Someone said there is a faster way up, but the road is more difficult. The road also indicated impassable in wet conditions. We took a chance since it was still light out and if the road was bad, we would just turn around. We drove up in a Toyota Prius with no issues. It was windy, rainy and cold w... more

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3bars
Sprint Extended

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TurksOnTour
Anchorage, AK
32 Itasca Sunstar
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

TurksOnTour would stay here again

“Amazing!”

Reviewed Jan 09, 2018

Overall Rating

This campground is exactly what we imagined boondocking would be like. Highly recommend! We plugged the GPS coordinates into Waze and it took us the wrong way apparently with roads that didn’t exist. Replugged it into google maps and it showed the correct route. The drive up is a little wash board-y at times, single lane and dirt ro... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Great views and a quiet area”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2017

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we stayed her in our 35ft Class A motorhome for 1 night while driving through Cali. We drove up from the west side, but found out from another camper that the road from the east was shorter. Here's 2 videos from our Dash Cam (GoPro 3) I've set the speed of this video to 200% : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR5Xs7ZduZ0 This one i... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 3

mike would stay here again

“Dusty but Gorgeous.”

Reviewed Jul 05, 2017

Overall Rating

Nice views from the top of the hill (almost). Only 7 sites, not all with much shade. Great place to hide for a while. Not to much traffic, but the area is open to shooters, so you might not see them...but you can hear them all day.

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3bars
Sprint 3G

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RV to Freedom

30 Newmar Baystar
57 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 3

RV to Freedom would stay here again

“Gorgeous views, clean campground, and free!”

Reviewed May 02, 2016

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We wound our way through the hills, vineyards, and ranch land getting the stare down from cows on our way up not knowing what to expect. What we found was one of the most beautiful views we've ever had! The road there is a little narrow through the hills, but widens out as you climb up to the campground. The campground itself is per... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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HereForTheBeer
Brattleboro, VT
27 Airstream International Sterling
23 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 2

HereForTheBeer would stay here again

“Free with Beautiful Views”

Reviewed Jan 20, 2016

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This is one of our favorite BLM's of all times. There are 7 campsites complete with covered picnic table and a fire ring. 5 of the 7 sites back up to the beautiful mountain views, 1 is a pull through and 2 are on either end backed up to the woods. The campground has one composting toilet. This is boondocking at its best. We ha... more

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Peaceful free camping with views.”

Reviewed Nov 18, 2015

Overall Rating

There's a 5 mile dirt road coming in, and at times it's a little steep. Upon arrival, we found a tidy little campground with 1 tent camper and a family with dirt bikes packing it up for the weekend. We also saw a ranger who told us that there was a 14 day limit and confirmed that camping was free. No water or trash so you gotta pack it... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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Williams Hill Recreation Area – Aluminarium

We love our current location a little extra because our last spot was such a bust. The drive in was on 5 miles of dirt road after the rain, so we got a little muddy....

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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