El Capitan Canyon, the all-season comfort camping destination just north of Santa Barbara, has one of the widest ranges of nature lodging accommodations in the U.S., from fully furnished safari tents, yurts and cedar cabins to bike and car campsites and RV sites. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, El Capitan Canyon provides an unprecedented range of options for camping in all seasons and for all reasons.
Couples with different camping experience levels appreciate finding the perfect option among El Capitan Canyon’s offerings to balance their desires for nature and comfort. Multigenerational families and groups vacationing together find it especially convenient to meet everyone’s preferences with multiple comfort camping choices.
El Capitan Canyon offers the following comprehensive camping options.
Adventure Yurts: El Capitan Canyon’s newest accommodation is the versatile adventure yurt. Each circular canvas structure is 20’ in diameter and includes a queen bed and twin bed with additional twin trundle bed, refrigerator, ceiling fan and skylight. Bathrooms are conveniently located nearby.
Campsites: There are 20 bike and car camping sites, each with a fire pit/grill and picnic table.
RV Sites: The 80 RV sites all offer full hook-ups and 50-amp service. Pull-through and back-in options are available for RVs up to 50’ with slide-outs.
Safari Tents: The 26 canvas safari tents are 12’x14’, set on raised wooden decks, and fully furnished with beds, linens and electricity. Safari tents contain one queen or two double beds. The tents also offer easy access to the Canyon’s bathhouses.
Cedar Cabins: The 108 contemporary rustic cedar cabins come in a variety of sizes and arrangements for two to six guests, from romantic Creekside Kings to family-sized Canyon Suites and classic Canyon Bunks. Some cabins offer gas fireplaces and large soaking tubs, sleeping lofts, or separate sitting areas. Every cabin has a kitchenette, bathroom and front deck looking out on either the creek or the canyon.
Safari Cabin Suite: The Canyon’s ultimate accommodation, this spacious two-bedroom cabin on a private hilltop contains a living room, bathroom, two fireplaces, full kitchen, deck with barbecue grill, cookware and dishware. The suite boasts spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Los Padres National Forest.