Western
San Benito
 California

16225 Cienega Rd.
Paicines, CA 95043

Ranger Station: (831) 389-4477

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Please have mail sent to:
General Delivery, Paicines, CA 95043.

This preserve is nestled in rolling hills about 14 miles south of Hollister, California. The climate is tempered by the ocean, which is only 50 miles to the west, and wildlife is abundant throughout the area. Our modern facilities include full-hookup campsites, two swimming pools, nature trails, a store and food service. There are many natural attractions and activities in the area, such as the Pinnacles National Monument, fresh- and saltwater fishing, and golf courses.

Accommodations

Campsites: 435 full hookups, 75 power and water only.

Rentals: 25 trailers.

Member Amenities

Adult center, basketball court, family center, laundry facilities, mini-golf, nature trail, playgrounds, RV storage, shuffleboard, spa, swimming pool, trading post, volleyball court, Wi-Fi access.

Points of Interest

  • Pinnacles National Monument, 25 miles
  • Fremont Peak, 35 miles
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, 50 miles
  • Pacific Ocean, 50 miles

Directions

GPS Coordinates: N 36° 41' 24.24" W 121° 17' 41.28", elevation is 706 feet.

From the south: Take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 156 (San Juan Bautista/Hollister) turnoff. Take Hwy. 156 past San Juan Bautista. At Union Road (first light) turn right. Continue to the 4- way stop, turn right (Hwy. 25/Airline Hwy.). Follow Hwy. 25 south 10 miles to the Paicines Store/Post Office. One mile past Paicines, turn right on Cienega Road (no TT sign due to Scenic Highway regulations). Follow the immediate left turn 4 miles to the preserve.

From the north: Take Hwy. 101 to Hwy. 25 (Hollister) and follow until Hwy. 25 merges into San Benito Street. Continue to the dead-end into Union Road. Turn left on Union Road. Continue to the 4-way stop, turn right (Hwy. 25/Airline Hwy.). Follow Hwy. 25 south 10 miles to Paicines Store/Post Office. One mile past Paicines, turn right on Cienega Road (no TT sign due to Scenic Highway regulations). Follow the immediate left turn 4 miles to the preserve.

From the east: Take I-5 to SR 152/Gilroy Exit. Go west on SR 152 to the Hwy. 156 (Hollister) turnoff. Turn left on Hwy. 156. Follow 156 to first stoplight and turn left on Fairview Rd. Follow Fairview Rd. to the first stop sign and turn left on Hwy. 25. Follow Hwy. 25 south approximately 10 miles to Paicines. Continue on Hwy. 25 south approximately 1 mile and turn right on Cienega Rd. Follow signs to the preserve.

From South King City and Hwy. 101: Take G-13 east about 15 miles. Turn left (north) onto Hwy. 25 and travel about 35 miles. Watch for Cienega Road on the left. Turn left and follow the immediate left turn about four miles to the preserve.

From I-5: Take Hwy. 198 west to Coalinga. Stay on Hwy. 198 to Hwy. 25. Take Hwy. 25 north. Watch for the G-13 intersection and follow the previous directions from South King City/Hwy. 101.