Camping & Travel | Wildflower Experience
Camping & Travel
Camping & Travel

The Wildflower Experience is all about building your own personal experience for the weekend! Wildflower is best known as the “Woodstock of Triathlon”, but we have come a long way from love, peace, music and tent camping in the great outdoors. While we feel its important to stay true to our roots and keep your Wildflower experience special, we are now able to offer some upgraded camping/lodging alternatives.  Whether you are traveling without camping gear, want the comforts of home or just love the idea of a complete VIP experience our new partnerships are sure to make your Wildflower Experience one that you will remember for years to come. Don’t let the whole camping thing scare you away! For those who love camping, the same beautiful campsites are waiting for you – surrounded by Spring wildflowers and star-filled nights.  Get ready to enjoy simpler times at a truly special place on the Central Coast of California – Lake San Antonio, Monterey, CA

General Admission Camping
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Tent Camp or Self-Contained RV/Trailer Units in Redonda Vista / Harris Creek / Lupine Meadows – no reservation needed and no additional fees at the gate; first come first served and your festival fee is included (Ages 16 and under = free).

Arrive early for the best camping locations. Water and picnic tables are available at most sites and there are fire pits in each loop. This “per person” rate allows you to book now and plan vehicles and drivers later.  As long as everyone in your car has a camping pass, there are no additional charges!

Reserved Camping
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Reserved Camping – Electrical Hookups (Thursday – Sunday) – LIMITED

Want to make sure we have a hookup site available for you? We have a weekend package to cover the upgraded site + nightly camping rate (listed above.) You can specify your campground area choice Redonda Vista or Harris Creek while booking and upon arrival you will be able to choose any hook up site in your reserved camping loop of your choice. These spaces are very limited (80 Redonda Vistas, 20 Harris Creek) Lynch sites are reserved for Sponsors, Exhibitors, Staff and Lakeside RV packages only. The reservation fee will only be charged to those wishing to make a reservation and have peace of mind that their site will be waiting for them.

Group Sites

Our Wildflower Staff will be working closely with all registered Triathlon Teams / Clubs with over 40 registered athletes to find sufficient group areas that we will block off for you.

Group areas do not include full hook up sites so these groups will need to bring a self-contained RV / Trailer units; however, the Club Rewards program will be giving away a hook-up site to those that win the monthly registration challenge.   For the group sites, there are no additional fees once your athletes pay the nightly per person fees.

Racers can register through the general admission camping, but must choose their Club/Team/Group from the drop down menu.

Premium Options

Glamping means “Glamorous Camping”

Premium Option: VIP Pass

VIP pass includes:

  • Unlimited access to meals Friday lunch through Sunday lunch
  • Attendance to Elite Meet & Greet (Friday)
  • Happy Hour (Saturday 4-6pm)
  • Exclusive viewing areas

Premium Option: Bell Tents

How about camping without roughing it?

Experience the wonder and beauty of Lake San Antonio by staying in a Bell Tent! Centrally located in G-Loop of Redonda Vista, a spacious canvas tent and cozy option for those who want to camp comfortably and in style. There’s no doubt you will wake refreshed and ready to take on Wildflower.  Bell tents are cozy, intimate spaces with personality, warmth and thoughtful touches. Let us do all the work of pitching, styling and packing down so that you have more time to relax.

Includes: One Full bed, side table, lantern, (2) chairs and area rug. Community fire-pits and sun-brellas available for shared bell tent campers to use. (Not provided: Camping supplies / BBQs / etc.)   *Second bed upgrade available.

Premium Option: RV Delivery
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Build your own Wildflower Experience with an RV delivered, set up and waiting for you at your campsite.

Our partners at Get Away RV will make it easy for those traveling without camping gear that want an easy, clean and affordable camping option. Get Away RV is the preferred RV rental service on the Central California Coast because they offer a huge variety in their fleet and unmatched personalized care & service! Get Away offers everything from trailers, fifth wheels to motorhomes and each unit comes with all the amenities of home. Get Away RV’s units come equipped with basic camping essentials: pots, pans cooking utensils, coffee pot & toaster. For the outside, a rug, chairs and small gas BBQ are provided with no additional cost. Let Get Away RV Rentals make your next vacation unforgettable.

*Renters must purchase a nightly camping pass to get through the gate with your vehicle.

Premium Option: Tinker Tin
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These vintage camper trailers are a unique and nostalgic way to take a step back in time, and enjoy the great outdoors and cherish a time once passed!

All Tinker Tin trailers are delivered and set up in the VIP area at Lynch Campground. Your trailer will be complete with vintage outdoor awning, chairs, fresh linens and towels, mattresses, all cookware, games, and firewood! Your VIP host will make sure your weekend stay will be full of relaxation and comfort. We know you’ll be talking about this Wildflower experience for years to come.

The Tinker Package includes: VIP passes for two, Elite Meet and Greet, meals, happy hour each day and outerwear commemorative item. (includes camping and VIP festival passes for 2 adults and up to 2 youth)  Limited availability!

Premium Option: Lakeside RV
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Our Lakeside RV spaces are nestled among all the action!

These coveted spaces line the water and overlook the legendary Wildflower swim start.  Don’t miss this chance to be among the most convenient places in the park.

You will be steps away from transition, finish line, and Lynch Festival Area! You may even want to host a race day party to cheer on your friends, family and teammates. Limited to 20 spaces!

Cost $600 per space plus RV Rental cost or bring your own RV; no additional cost to the first vehicle (includes access for one vehicle with its guests) Additional guests may join you by taking the foot path or shuttle down to your location, but only one vehicle per site.

Premium Option: Hotels
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Located 45 minutes south of the event site, is the charming town of Paso Robles.

With so much to see, do, and experience in Paso Robles, you just might find yourself staying a little while longer.

You can’t swing a wineglass without hitting lodging and accommodations suited for every taste, style and budget. Into hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts? Paso’s got you covered.

Onsite Daily Festival Rate: $10 per day or $30 weekend package with express entry

Premium Option: Vacation Rental

Charming, comfortable, and stylish vacation rentals small enough for a romantic getaway and large enough for families and groups.

When searching for a vacation rental look in Bradley, Oak Shores, Lake Nacimiento, BeeRock, Bryson,or Paso Robles.  One of the nearest options is Oak Shores, a gated community located on the North Shore of Lake Nacimiento, just 8 miles from the event site.

Vacation rentals may be booked through,, or any local vacation rental agency.

Experience Wildflower

Wildflower is not just a race, it's a full weekend festival with live entertainment, wine tasting, celebration beer garden, the latest and greatest in training gear, race clinics presented by top professionals, movie under the stars, campfire antics, and more.

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May 3-5, 2019

Wildflower is quickly approaching and you'll want to register now so you can experience Wildflower to the fullest!


Nearby Airports
• San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP)60 MilesDriving Time: 1 hr 35 minutes
• Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)111 MilesDriving Time: 2 hrs 20 minutes
• San Jose Airport (SJC)158 MilesDriving Time: 3 hrs
• San Francisco Airport (SFO)189 MilesDriving Time: 3 hrs 30 minutes
• Los Angeles Airport (LAX)240 MilesDriving Time: 4 hrs 30 mins to 5 hrs 30 mins


Lake San Antonio is about one hour from either King City or Paso Robles. Once you reach the lake it may take from twenty minutes to an hour to get to the race site. Plan ahead. You can never arrive too early but you won’t want to be late. Parking is limited near the transition area. Triathletes on Saturday will be directed to park at an upper parking lot and walk or ride their bike and gear down the hill (1-2 miles) so come prepared.

Nearest Gas Station:
Oak Hill Market at Lake Nacimiento (28 miles from Lake)
2150 Heritage Loop Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Open: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily

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Event Partners

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