Camping Month June 2023
June is National Camping Month! Inspired by this favorite summer activity, we’ve curated the perfect build-your-own adventure to celebrate being in the great outdoors.
Camp with Style
We’re fortunate to be home to the premiere glamping and RV resort unlike any other: Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground. With spaces that can accommodate everything from a pop up trailer to a Class A rig, if you can drive it here they’ve got a place to park it!
Don’t have your own RV? Rent one of theirs! They have beautifully renovated vintage trailers to let you experience that #RVLife without the RV ownership.
Not sold on RVs? They’ve got you covered there too. Check out their onsite accommodations including off-grid Jupes, rustic Tiki Tents, luxurious Safari Tents, and assorted cabins and cottages throughout the park-like resort. Check out all of their available lodging options and RV site amenities here.
If you don’t want to leave the resort, we wouldn’t blame you. With the onsite restaurant, wine shop and general store, a private off-leash dog park, two pools and spas, bocce courts, and playgrounds and splash pads for the kids – they have everything you need to enjoy a weekend (or more) in the great outdoors.
If you do want to explore beyond your campsite, bring your bike or comfy walking shoes and hit the trails to these fun spots nearby!
A Short Walk (or Bike) Away
Nestled right across Avenue of Flags from the Flying Flags entrance is Zaca Creek Golf Course, a 9-hole executive course with stunning views of the Santa Ynez mountain range and adjacent riverbed. An easy and enjoyable walk straight through the Rancho de Maria neighborhood will bring you to the course’s parking lot and Club House, where you can rent equipment and hit the green for the day.
If you bring your bike, there are two wine tasting spots you won’t want to miss!
A short ride down Avenue of Flags from the resort is Vega Vineyard & Farm; a picturesque winery with historic ties as far back as 1853. Not only will you find amazing wines to enjoy, truly inspired farm-to-table dining, and a farmstand with fresh produce grown right on property – they even offer an incredible array of animals you can mingle with and feed! It’s truly a perfect place to park yourself under one of the property’s gorgeous oaks and sip the day away.Find an equally delightful yet entirely different wine experience less than a mile away on Industrial Way! Turn right out of the resort entrance and take a left at the light. Then peddle about a quarter of a mile to Industrial Way and turn left. About halfway down you’ll find a charming collective of tasting rooms including Imagine Wine, Tomi Cellars, Buscador, Esfuerzo, and tierra y vino. With a delightful little park area and ample outdoor seating in front of each tasting room, you can spend an hour or the whole day enjoying some of the area’s best wines.
A Short Drive Away
Camping is all about being in the beautiful outdoors, and for our money there is no place more beautiful than this piece of California’s central coast. Explore these areas for a few hours – or spend the day – during your Buellton camping getaway.
Nojoqui Falls: Just minutes down Highway 101 from the resort is Nojoqui Falls Park. The park is open from 8am to Sunset every day, and is home to a well maintained trail up to the seasonal Nojoqui Falls. The trail is kid and on-leash pet friendly, and is just under a mile there-and-back.
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area: Located approximately 16 miles to the east, off Highway 154, is Cachuma Lake Recreation Area. Cachuma Lake is a domestic water supply; so swimming, water sports, and any activity that requires body contact with the water is prohibited. (You’ll have to get your swimming fix in one of the Flying Flags’ two pools!) But don’t worry, there are plenty of things to see and do during a day at the lake.
Looking to stretch your legs on a scenic hike? Cachuma Lake has six trails ranging from a ¼ mile loop up to 12 miles long! You can read all about them and find their starting locations here.
While you can’t dip in the water there are some great fishing and boating opportunities at Cachuma, whether you bring your own or rent one there. Perfect for fishing; the lake is home to a diverse population of fish ranging from large mouth and small mouth bass to catfish and bluegill. They also offer 90 minute Lake Cruises guided by Park Naturalists!
All that’s left to do is pack your bag, grab the sunscreen, and make your way here! If you are interested in even more beautiful natural settings to enjoy – either for dining, sipping, or recreating – be sure to stop by the Buellton Visitors Center at 597 Avenue of Flags for personalized recommendations during your stay!