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Santa Cruz Island Scorpion Ranch Campground

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    Reviewed 6 July 2018

    I think most reviewers have done an excellent job of describing the campground. I thought I would add a few thoughts: 1. This is an excellent place for a beginner backpacker or backpacking family who would like to take their young out for the first...More

    2  Thank jaczxy
    Reviewed 17 May 2018

    This was a good introduction to a more rustic camping experience with some comforts of more developed campsites (like treated water and fancy pit toilets). We really enjoyed staying in the upper campground loop (site 25), the one furthest from the pier, about a half-mile...More

    Thank via_the_bee
    Reviewed 3 April 2018

    The campsites are assigned when you book it online. You are required to check-in with a ranger after the orientation. We got a very convenient campsite in the inner loop, with restroom and potable water very close to us. The only drawback was that this...More

    1  Thank Dhwani P
    Reviewed 16 July 2017

    Just got back from a 3 day - 2 night trip to Santa Cruz Island. Wife and I had been there 18 years ago sans kids but this time we had two tweens in tow. You book your trip out of Ventura Harbor on Island...More

    10  Thank NickNorCal
    Reviewed 31 March 2017

    We stayed in the lower loop (camp 21). It is a well managed camp ground. But during the day, you will see a lot of food traffic right next to the camp. Especially, dont choose 21 as it is at the intersection of 2 hiking...More

    12  Thank Nagender B
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    Anneke S
    24 April 2017|
    Response from Nagender B | Reviewed this property |
    I would do upper if I visit again.
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    "Upper loop has more secluded sites if there are no group visitors."
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    "This isn't a hotel - it's a campground!"
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    "The upper campground is nicer but a longer walk from the beach. Recommend going on a weekday to avoid crowds..."
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    "Bring a hat and lots of sunscreen, the hiking is very exposed. The Kayaking tours are great and they check..."
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