Ballinger Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Ballinger Campground

Badlands terrain - All Terrain Vehicle and motorcycle use area. There are 13 campsites. 

9 sites are available on the reservation system: or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  (3 campsites) are on a first-come, first- serve basis.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Ballinger Campground is open. $20/night
Operational Hours: Check-in time: 3:00pm, check-out time: 12:00 noon, Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: or call 1-877-444-6777
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This site is managed by the Parks Management Company (PMC) for the Forest Service.  $20/night for camping, $10 per extra vehicle per night. Day use fee (within the campground) is $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Pass for $50 (day use only). Go to: for more information about purchasing a PMC pass.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: spring, summer, fall
Busiest Season: spring, summer
Restrictions: Spark arrestors and Off-highway vehicle registration required (green sticker or red sticker required). Red sticker open riding dates Nov. 1 - March 15
Closest Towns: New Cuyama, Bakersfield, Frazier Park
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Passes: The Interagency Senior and Acess Passes provide pass holders with 50% off of camping fees - not valid for day use within the campground or extra vehicle parking fee.
Operated By: Parks Management Company for the Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Pinos Ranger District Office  (661) 556-6110 
34580 Lockwood Valley Rd, Frazier Park

General Information

Directions: Located at the end of Ballinger Canyon Road (FS 9N10), approximately 3.5 miles east of State Highway 33.

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OHV Camping

Off-highway vehicle, camping


Picnic tables yes
Toilets Vault toilets
Parking yes
Tent camping yes
Camping trailer yes
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