Amid a grove of towering trees, eight campsites create a loop within White Oaks Campground, just off Tassajara Road. In the center of this loop, an enormous berry bush, shrubbery and trees reach up to the sky, creating the visual heart of this intimate setting. Red-tail deer and small animals can be seen eating berries around the middle of the campground, giving campers a memorable sight to see. Each campsite is shaded by the natural growth of the oak and pine trees, creating a sequestered and private atmosphere.
The White Oaks Campground is 2.7 miles from the Pine Ridge Trailhead. From the campground, follow the dirt road you drove in onward to China Camp. You are under the coverage of enormous pine trees and shady oaks with a view of hills as far as the eye can see. The Santa Lucia mountain range spreads out as valleys and hilltops that you never get tired of looking at. Once you reach the trailhead, you have miles of trail to explore.
Camping fee includes one vehicle and one tent, trailer or RV, with an additional fee for each extra vehicle. No drinking water is available, and no public showers in the region. The road turns to dirt three-quarters of the way there, and is not recommended for travel trailers. The nearest stores and gas are 20 miles in Carmel Valley or 38 miles in Greenfield. No cell service at the campground but a connection can be made in Carmel Valley or Greenfield. Avoid hiking alone, and tell someone where you plan to go and then stick to your plans. Avoid unnecessary risk – help for emergencies is miles away. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am. Fireworks are prohibited at all times. Bring gnat/mosquito repellent during the spring, summer, and fall.
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