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)||$27 per night||$18 per night||$70 per night|
|Winter Rates (10/29 thru 12/31 & 1/1 thru 3/7)||$25 per night||$16 per night||$60 per night|
|Holiday Rates (3 night minimum)||$28 per night||$19 per night||$80 per night|
Check in time is 2 pm. All guests must check-in prior to 9 pm during the summer hours, 4 pm in the winter.
Please use the note section when making a reservation if planning a late arrival or to alert camp staff of additional information. Office hours do vary. If arriving after office hours, please obey all rules given at time of reservation and posted at the campground, and check-in first thing in the morning.
Check-out time is 11 am. Lockers and baggage storage are available at the Avalon boat landing.
Images & Video
Picnic Tables & BBQ Stands
Located at each campsite and tent cabin.
Lighted restrooms with flush toilets
Outdoor kitchen style sinks
****We encourage campers to purchase bottled water from the store prior to arriving at the campground.
Coin operated showers
Coin operated lockers
For sales items offered at campground office include:
Ice ($6), Charcoal ($7), Propane ($8), Pack Fuel, 3 lb Wax logs ($6), Lantern Mantles ($4), Earplugs ($1)*
Sleeping Bags ($20), Grounds Pads ($5), 2 person dome tents ($15), 4 person dome tents ($25), propane lanterns ($10) and stoves ($15) (propane sold separately). Rental prices are per night.
Hermit Gulch camping reservations are required. For reservations, equipment rentals and for groups of 20 or more, please call: 310.510.2000 ext. 4242. (Please note that reservations booked over the phone are subject to a $10 administration fee). There is a service fee of $9.25 added to reservations.
Wood fires are prohibited! (Avalon City Fire Code) Wax logs (Duraflame logs) and charcoal only.
Full refund for reservations canceled 72 hours in advance of arrival date.
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 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.
Sorry, no pets.
A 2 night minimum stay is required for weekends, and 3 night minimum for holidays.