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Avalon Canyon Road
Avalon, CA 90704

Hermit Gulch Campground is Avalon’s only camping facility located within city limits.   The campground is situated in Avalon Canyon near the Nature Center and The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. The campground offers a nice view of the surrounding hills that are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. The Hermit Gulch Trail is available from the campground and there is access to other hiking trails nearby. Hermit Gulch is great for the first-time camper and experienced alike. Being so close to town allows access to groceries, shopping, restaurants, tours, site sighting and nightlife. 

Directions to Campground

Hermit Gulch Campground is located uphill on Avalon Canyon Road just 1.5 miles from the Avalon boat landing. The campground can be reached either by foot on the paved road or by Avalon Transportation Services (310) 510-0025, which provides both taxi and city trolley service accessible directly from the boat landing. Baggage service is also available.

Camping Fees (per person per night)

Year Round Daily: 
Adult $21.00 per night / Child (ages 2-11) $12.00 per night 
During Weekends a Two Night Minimum Applies
Tent Cabin $50.00 per night (in addition to the per person camping fee) Tent Cabins sleep up to 6 persons and include, if needed, a propane lantern and stove with one full canister of propane provided upon check-in. (Please Note: Any additional propane must be purchased).


Hermit Gulch camping reservations are required. To make a reservation on-line click on Book Now or to make reservations by phone please call 877-778-1487.  (Please Note: Reservations made by phone are subject to a $25 service fee.)  
By making a reservation on-line or over the phone you are reserving either a campsite or a tent cabin. The actual location and number of the campsite or tent cabin is determined upon check-in.
For a group reservation of 20 or more please call (310) 510-2000 ext.1246 


Early check-in is recommended if available. All guests must check-in prior to 9pm. Please use the note section when making a reservation if planning a late arrival or to alert camp staff of additional information. If arriving after office hours obey all rules and check-in first thing in the morning.
Check-out time is 11am. Lockers and baggage storage are available at the Avalon boat landing. 

Campground Rules

Please click for a complete list of Hermit Gulch Campground Rules.


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Picnic Tables & BBQ Stands
Located at each campsite and tent cabin.
Lighted restrooms with flush toilets
Outdoor kitchen style sinks
Potable Water
****Due to Stage 2 water restrictions on Catalina Island, we encourage campers to purchase bottled water from the store prior to arriving at the campground.
Coin operated showers
Quarters only. ****Due to Stage 2 water restrictions on Catalina Island, our showers are not heated.
Coin operated lockers
Quarters only
Vending Machines
For sales items offered at campground office include:
Ice ($5), Charcoal ($6), Propane ($7), Pack Fuel, 3 lb Wax logs ($5).*
**Rental Equipment:
Sleeping Bags ($13), Grounds Pads ($5), 2 person dome tents ($12), 4 person dome tents ($18), propane lanterns ($7) and stoves ($10) (propane sold separately). Rental prices are per night.


Adults - $21.00 per day; Children - $12.00 per day; Private Tent Cabin - $50.00 per day (sleeps 6) For groups of 20 or more adults, please call 310.510.2000 ext. 1246
Hermit Gulch camping reservations are required. For reservations, equipment rentals and for groups of 20 or more, please call: 310.510.2000 ext. 1246. (Please note that reservations booked over the phone are subject to a $10 administration fee).
*Please Note:
Wood fires are prohibited! (Avalon City Fire Code) Wax logs (Duraflame logs) and charcoal only.
**Please Note:
Rental Equipment is available on a first come first serve basis. Personal camping equipment is highly recommended. All rental equipment must be returned in good condition prior to the 11am. check-out time. Non returned equipment is subject to a $15.00 per item process fee and or cleaning charge or cost of replacement. Office store hours vary. No sales or rentals after 10pm.


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