Escondido Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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

Current Conditions: By reservation or first-come, first-serve. $20/night
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
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District Office (831) 385-5434
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.

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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 Sites9
Reservation InfoReservations: 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


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