E.g., 03/24/2019
(877) 778-1487
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, sight seeing 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 and lockers are available from Avalon Blue Line Baggage Service.

Camping Fees (per person per night)

  Adult Child (2-11) Tent Cabin
Summer Rates (3/8 to 10/28) $28 per night $19 per night $70 per night
Winter Rates (10/29 thru 12/31 & 1/1 thru 3/7) $26 per night $17 per night $60 per night
Holiday Rates (3 night minimum) $29 per night $20 per night $80 per night
*Weekends have a 2 night minimum, holidays have a 3 night minimum.
Tent Cabins sleep up to 6 persons and include, if needed, a lantern and propane stove with one full canister of propane provided upon check-in. (Please Note: Any additional propane must be purchased). For tent cabins, the per person per night camping fee is charged in addition to the tent cabin per night rate.


Hermit Gulch camping reservations are required. An additional fee wiil be charged for campers without a reservation. To make a reservation online 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 $10 service fee, there is a $9.25 fee for booking online.)  By making a reservation online 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. 4242 or email camping@scico.com


Check in time is 2 pm.

Check-out time is 11 am. Lockers and baggage storage are available at the Avalon boat landing. 


Campground Rules

Please click for a complete list of Hermit Gulch Campground Rules.
If you have any questions pertaining to your site or reservation, please call the Two
Harbors Visitor Service Center at 310.510.4205. There will be a ranger on duty, daily,
from 9 am to 3 pm. Check-in is at 2 pm and check-out is at 11 am.
Hermit Gulch is a self service campground. We have tent cabins available which consist
of a wooden platform with a canvas tent on top. Each cabin will have 6 army cots inside
and comes with a 2 burner propane stove and a lantern. Our tent sites and tent cabins
will have a picnic table and charcoal BBQ on site. If renting a tent site please bring a tent
and sleeping bag. Charcoal, dura flame logs, and propane are available at Vons and/or
Chet’s Hardware Store.
Group Cancellation Policy: All group reservations canceled 30 days in advance will
receive a full refund.


WARNING: If Catalina Island is experiencing adverse weather there is a possibility of trail, road, and campground closures. High winds could result in possible express boat cancellations. Please watch the weather. You can call the Two Harbors Visitor Service Center for updates on closures, 310.510.4205.

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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
****We encourage campers to purchase bottled water from the store prior to arriving at the campground.
Coin operated showers
Quarters only.
Quarter Operated Lockers
Locker Measurements- Height: 17 inches Width: 12 inches Depth: 17 Inches (Quarters only)
Vending Machines


Hermit Gulch camping reservations are required. For reservations, and for groups of 20 or more, please call: 310.510.2000 ext. 4242.
*Please Note:
Wood fires are prohibited! (Avalon City Fire Code) Wax logs (Duraflame logs) and charcoal only.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund for reservations canceled 72 hours in advance of arrival date.
**Please Note:
Personal camping equipment is highly recommended. All rental equipment must be returned in good condition prior to the 11 am. 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 s vary. No sales or rentals after 9 pm.
Pet Policy
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum Stay
A 2 night minimum stay is required for weekends, and 3 night minimum for holidays.


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