Escondido Campground

Area Status: Open

Camp is located among oak trees and grassland meadow. The Arroyo Seco River is nearby. There are 9 campsites. 

Reservations: 8 campsites can be reserved through  or call 1-877-444-6777.  (1) campsite is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground check-in time: 3:00pm, check-out time: 12:00 noon. Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am. Periodically closed during wet weather.
Reservations: Reservations:  or you can call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations need to be made 8 or more days in advance. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: $20/per night. Extra vehicles are $10 per vehicle per night. Interagency Senior Pass or Access Pass entitles pass holder to 50% discount on camping fee only. Not valid for extra vehicles or day use within campground.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay. No more than 8 people per site
Closest Towns: Greenfield, King City, Salinas
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior or Access Pass entitles pass holder to 50% off of camping fee. 
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District Office 831-242-0619​
406 South Mildred
King City, CA 93930

General Information

Directions: Take Highway 101 to Jolon Road, turn onto Mission Road, to Del Venture Road. Travel 12 miles to the campground. Last 3 miles is unsurfaced.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting (check with California Department of Fish and Wildlife for hunting season in the area), trailhead for Ventana Wilderness.

No. of Sites 9
Reservation Info Reservations: 89% of campsites are now on the reservation system (8 sites)  or you can call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations need to be made 3 or more days in advance. 
Current Conditions: Bring your own firewood and water
Reservation info: None
Best Season: wildflowers are abundant during spring months
Hours of Operation: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am

Day Hiking


Camping trailer: yes
Picnic tables: yes
Tent camping: yes
Parking: yes
Toilets: vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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