Navajo Flats Campground
Los Padres National Forest
Navajo Flat Campground, off-highway vehicle (OHV) Trailhead and day use area is an ideal location for OHV enthusiasts to enjoy the many trails in the surrounding area. A multi-use trail system that includes routes designated for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is located adjacent to this campground, known as a mecca for motorized fun.
Open daily and year-round, Navajo Flat Campground has six campsites, five of which include a shaded canopy structure, all include a fire ring and picnic table. There is one vault toilet. You should plan to be completely self-sustainable for the duration of your trip. There is no potable water (drinking water) or electricity onsite. There is no dump station. This facility is "Pack it in. Pack it out."
Notifications and Alerts
- Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect that prohibit all fires.
Need to Know
- Camping fee includes 1 vehicle and 1 tent, trailer or RV.
- $10 fee for each extra vehicle.
- No drinking water is available.
- No public showers in the region.
- Pets are allowed.
- Please bring garbage bags. This facility is 'Pack it in. Pack it out.'
- Quiet hours are 10 p.m. - 8 a.m.
- Fireworks are prohibited at all times.
- The nearest stores and gas are 25 miles away in Santa Margarita.
- Sporadic cell service can be found nearby.
- The trailhead and day use area is open all year. However, area could be closed at times during rainy season to protect roads and trails.
- Don't ride alone. Tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans.
- Make sure you have a first aid kit and other safety gear with you when riding.
- Bring your gnat/mosquito repellent in Spring/Summer/Fall
- Spark arrestors and off-highway vehicle registration required (red sticker required).
- Noise limit 96 db
- 2 night minimum stay on weekends.
- 3 night minimum stay on holidays.
- Click here for more information on Los Padres National Forest
- Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
Oak, conifer and various chaparral trees dot the landscape in this rider's paradise. The terrain is mostly rocky and hard packed. The views of the coastline and the Sierra Mountains on clear days can be enjoyed from the higher peaks such as Pozo Summit. Navajo Flat Campground, OHV trailhead and day use area includes a kiosk outlining information about the ecosystem, Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace ethics, as well as an OHV trail map of the area.
Hiking trails, hunting, mountain biking, fishing and shopping are all within 29 miles of the campground.
Navajo Flat Campground, OHV trailhead and day use area is best appreciated by true OHV enthusiasts. ATVs, quad runners, dual sports and single track riders will find easy access to
45 miles of marked and rated trails all accessible from your campsite. There is also a kid's track/beginner track located within the facility boundary. Motorized access leads to a wide variety of non-motorized activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting and equestrian trails.
For campground inquiries, please call: 805 434 1996
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From Santa Margarita, CA, head northeast on H St toward Margarita Ave. Turn right onto CA-58 E
1.4 miles, then turn left to stay on CA-58 E for
22.9 miles. Turn right onto Forest Rte 29S15/Red Hill Rd. Turn left onto Red Hill Rd. Turn left onto Forest Rte 28S02/Red Hill Rd. go 0.5 miles. Navajo Flat Campground, 11156 Red Hill Rd, Santa Margarita, CA.
- Site 04, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 03, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 05, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 01, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 06, Loop Loop 2, Type Standard Nonelectric
- Site 02, Loop Loop 1, Type Standard Nonelectric