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 Garden.
The campground offers a nice view of the surrounding hills that are home to a wide variety of endemic plant and animal species. Hermit Gulch Trail is accessible from the campground, and there's access to other hiking trails nearby.
Hermit Gulch is great for first-timers and experienced campers alike. Being so close to town allows easy access to groceries, shopping, restaurants, tours, sight seeing and nightlife.
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 tent cabin will have 6 army cots inside and comes with a 2 burner propane stove and a lantern. If renting a tent site please bring a tent and sleeping bag.
Charcoal, Duraflame logs, and propane are available at Vons and/or Chet’s Hardware Store. We encourage campers to purchase bottled water from the store prior to arriving at the campground.
Amenities include: picnic tables & BBQ stands at each campsite and tent cabin, lighted restrooms with flush toilets, outdoor kitchen style sinks, potable water, coin operated showers and lockers (quarters only) and vending machines.