Condon Peak

Condon Peak Campground

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 Campground

Condon Peak Campground


Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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* 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 or online from*.

*A service fee is charged by for each permit that is processed.

Permits can no longer be purchased at the Central Coast Field Office



Recreation opportunities include hunting, hiking, camping, stargazing, wildflower and wildlife viewing.


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


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. Rules for camping at the developed campsites are posted in the campground.

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. 


There are no designated target shooting areas in the Central Coast Field Office area, however, Public Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management are open to target shooting except when prohibited by other applicable laws and regulations.  

While target shooting on BLM lands you must:

  • Use legal weapons and ammunition
  • Employ a safe backstop (hill) within close proximity behind the target
  • Remove all your targets, gun shells, clay pigeons, and any and all items used for your target shooting

You may not:

  • Shoot within 150 yards of residences, structures, or developed areas (i.e. day use areas)
  • Shoot onto private lands
  • Shoot across a roadway or trail
  • Shoot at hazardous materials such as propane tanks or paint cans
  • Shoot at trees, facilities, signs, or outbuildings

Call or email the Central Coast Field Office for more information on shooting safely and be sure to visit the State of California's Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms web page.


There are three main types of hunting available, including upland game bird, small game, and big game like deer and wild pigs.  Varmint (non-game) hunting is also allowed.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulates the hunting seasons for different species and the types of firearms allowed for use.  Please be aware that this region is home to the California Condor and affects non-game hunting.

At Condon Peak you may be able to find deer, wild pig, quail, chukar, and small game.



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Bureau of Land Management
Central Coast Field Office
940 Second Avenue.

Geographic Coordinates

36.293463, -120.68231


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.