Goleta, California

Refugio State Beach

Goleta, California

Goleta, California
Phone: (805) 968-1033

Sites: 67
Recent Rate: $55 5/2015

Latitude: 34.463561
Longitude: -120.065543

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

National RV Dolphin

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Refugio is a beautiful beach quite and clean. Lots of places to walk you pets. Our site 27 has a good view of the ocean and can watch the surfers at the point from our site. There were several empty site the week we stayed. There is a camp store but never have seen it open, wasn't open the week we stayed last October either. Probably just open on weekends. We were in a 35 ft RV so there's only a few sites that will fit us. We will be back in the fall. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Motorhome.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent two nights here. Maybe because there are no hookups, I would estimate that this park was 90% tent campers. They did not appear to be enforcing the 8 campers per site rule when we were there. The beach is rocky and the water was a murky brown color. It was not inviting for a swim or even to sit and look at. Campfires and BBQs were going most of the time. Both AT&T & Verizon connections were spotty. We will not stay here again especially at the current state park rates. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Adams Family

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park right on the ocean. It is also near the highway and the train tracks, so as others have stated it can be noisy. Premium sites (by the day use area and at the end of each row near the ocean) are $45/night. Some sites are tight, and others can fit two rigs easily in them. Generator run times are a little strange and for the most part they were observed by all (10am to 8pm only), but some had noisy generators start at off times and were not enforced by the hosts. Making changes to your site or days is a mess as they have no access to the ReserveAmerica site. They tell you to pay to cancel your reservation and book one day at a time (the reason I gave them an 8). Maybe it's just the state, but they seemed really inflexible especially at this time of year. Overall was a great stay, nice beach walking and bike ride to El Capitan (path is washed out 1/2 way, but you can go to the beach). We will be back. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is nice, but the rules aren't enforced. Dogs that barked all day long. Cars parked in places that they shouldn't, like on the grass at the bike and camp area. Showers were clean but no hot water. We will come back again because we enjoy camping here. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park campground is right by the ocean. Unfortunately it's also right by Highway 101, so the traffic noise and train noise was loud all night (even with ear plugs). The sites have fire pits, picnic tables, grass and trees. Most of them looked level and were large widthwise, but not always lengthwise. A newer bathhouse was cleaner and nicer than an older one, but overall neither was as clean as the one we used at San Simeon (and that was a Saturday night as opposed to a Wednesday, go figure). There were a lot of tent campers. The park only allows generators between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., which makes preparing breakfast difficult. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Tioga 26Q

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The beach here is beautiful. If you are lucky enough to get a spot (they book up 6 months in advance), enjoy the ocean. The sites are nothing exciting, very old pavement, more like gravel and no hookups, dump station, etc. There is a great bike path that goes from Refugio State Park to El Capitan State Park about 2.5 miles away that has beautiful views. We camped at Refugio State Beach in a Motorhome.

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