Hollister Field Office

Condon Peak

Condon Peak Campgrounds, BLM photo
Developed Campsite on Condon Peak (BLM Photo)


*Caution*
The road leaving the from the trailhead above the campground is a challenging four-wheel drive road.

Vehicle Permit Required

Beginning March 14, 2014 to enter Condon Peak (for both camping and day use), each highway licensed vehicle must have a Clear Creek Management Area Vehicle Access Pass.  These $5 passes are valid for one week from purchase and are available from the Hollister Field Office from 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday and are valid within the entire Clear Creek Management Area.

ATV Permits Available

Permits are now available for the use of ATV/UTVs at Condon Peak.  Each ATV/UTV with a rider that is 16 years old or older needs to have a permit.  These $10 per week permits are available from an "iron ranger" in the Condon Peak campground.


General Description: Located on the outskirts of the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA), Condon Peak offers rolling grass-covered slopes with a few tall pines and shrubs, as well as steep slopes and rocky outcrops covered with pine and brush. With the opening of the summer deer-hunting season, Condon Peak experiences a surge in public use.

Condon Peak Recreation Area User Maps:

Condon Peak 11" x 17"

Condon Peak 35" x 45"


Activities

Hunting

Camping

Nature Study

Biking

Equestrian

Hiking


Facilities

Developed Campsites

Picnic Shelter

Fire Pit

Restroom

Parking Area

Information


Recreation Opportunites: Include hunting, hiking, camping, stargazing, wildflower and wildlife viewing.   

Camping: Condon Peak features newly constructed campsites which are equipped with level RV pads, fire rings, shade structures, picnic benches, vault toilets, and a kiosk providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area.  Although no reservations or fees are required, there is a 14 day camping limit within any 28-day period.  There is no electricity, running water, or trash collection at the campsites.  Please utilize good camping ethics, and remember to pack out your garbage when you leave.

Dispersed camping is also available at Condon Peak, although there is no camping within 200 yards of any wildlife watering improvement. You must park within 15 feet (roughly one vehicle length) of any roadway when camping or leaving a vehicle unattended to minimize habitat and vegetation impacts. Please remember to bring a shovel with you for both personal sanitation and fire prevention purposes. 

Hunting: Deer, wild pig, quail, chukar, and small game.  There is no motorized access onto BLM land from the Condon Peak Access so hunters must be prepared to hike in and to pack their game out. 

Hiking: A trail leading up the Condon Peak summit can be accessed from the parking area.

Road leading to Condon Peak trailhead.  Photo by BLM.
Road Leading up to Condon Peak Trailhead (BLM Photo)

Restrictions: No shooting within 150 yards of the developed area.


Directions: From Coalinga go west on Gale Avenue from State Highway 198, which turns right into Derrick Avenue heading north.  Turn left on Los Gatos Creek Road which will take you to the Condon Peak trailhead on your right located at the San Benito-Fresno County line. 

From Hollister go south on State Highway 25 and turn left at Coalinga Road heading east.  Continue approximately 21 miles to the Access point on your left at the San Benito-Fresno County line.


Rick Cooper, Field Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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