Middle Lion Campground

Templeton, CA
National Campground
  • RV Sites
  • Tent
  • Trailer/Towable


Leave the city vibe behind as you meander down a winding, partially paved, narrow road that leads you into wooded Middle Lion Campground and day use area. Relax next to the running creek, take a refreshing dip, or hike the nearby trails. Tucked away in a canyon encased by chaparral and wildflower covered mountains, Middle Lion Campground is particularly beautiful in the spring and fall, but camping is great year-round. This facility is currently under fire restriction from the USFS. Charcoal or wood fires are not permitted. Please bring a propane stove for cooking. Propane fire rings are also permitted. For further updates check our website at www.campone.com. 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. Fireworks are not permitted. The nearest stores and gas are 15 miles south along HWY 33, in Ojai. No cell service can be found in the campground. Avoid hiking alone. Tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans. Avoid taking unnecessary chances – help for emergencies is miles away. Make sure you have a first aid kit and other safety gear with you when hiking. Bring your gnat/mosquito repellent in Spring/Summer/Fall 2 night minimum stay on weekends. 3 night minimum stay on holidays. Campfires are normally permitted year-round without a California Campfire Use Permit. Under some conditions, wood fires and barbecues may be prohibited in all areas of the national forest. Fires at the campground are only permitted in fire rings provided by the Forest Service.

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 .


  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom

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Middle Lion Campground


PO Box 1018, Templeton, California, 93465