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Hermit Gulch
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Hermit Gulch
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This campground is well kept and clean. If you looking for alternative to paying the high price for hotels in Avalon this is a great area up in the hills. We stayed in tent cabin that was perfect for our needs. The people that run this campground should be put in prison for polices on providing electricity for people staying. 5 DOLLARS TO CHARGE A I-PHONE THAT’S NUTS??? They purposely shut off the electricity to the plugs around the campground. I had three devises that needed some juice, plus both my friends had phones that were dead. It would have cost 25.00 for about .005 Cents worth of electricity. I walked over to the nature conservancy down the road they had plugs all over the building. I just made 25.00 dollar donation to the conservancy LOL money much better spent. If I stay there next time I am bringing a solar charging station for all the poor campers to have free electricity.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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9  Thank David C
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Party of five stayed in a tent cabin. Clean and level. Cots OK.
The table not level but kids worked it out, playing cards.
Issue: Ranger lax enforcing 10 pm quiet time. I asked twice for quiet, Fri nite, with the 1st party complying. I asked the 2nd party, which consisted of 'workers, for quiet. I threatened to go to the ranger. The rude guy’s girlfriend then said that they would be quiet. Note, I mentioned these noisy campers to the ranger, earlier, who replied that they were workers!
Recommend taking sleeping pill if you want a good nite's sleep.
Financially expensive, re: $50 tent cabin and ~$86 for the group makes $136/nite. Hotels expensive on the island. Maybe Groupon deal would be more reasonable.

Room Tip: Stayed in tent cabin 4 or 5 (can't remember). Camp sites are close together. Can't recomme...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank mrivney
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

Hermit Gulch was a great alternative to the hotels on the island and actually was more pleasant then I expected. The sites were a little close for my liking but I was lucky enough to enjoy peaceful neighbors. The proximity to the Hermit Gulch trail that leads up to the Trans Catalina Trail was a great plus.

Check out a more in depth review with photos on my blog here:
http://campca.blogspot.com/2011/06/hermit-gulch-campground-catalina-island.html

Room Tip: Get there early to pick your own campsite
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank kbombe
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Additional Information about Hermit Gulch

Address: Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Location: United States > California > Catalina Island > Avalon
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Avalon
Price Range: $124 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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Hermit Gulch Catalina Island/Avalon, CA

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