29 Parks near Grover Beach, California
Nov 2016 - $55.00
This is a smaller RV park directly off Highway 1. It's near the highway and a railroad track so it is somewhat noisy. The mostly level gravel sites are close together with no grass or trees which is the reason for the lower review. - bbmidwife
Jun 2016 - $61.00
Very basic park. Well maintained and very clean. Staff very helpful and pleasant. - Longtimefulltime
May 2015 - $30.00
The park was clean and tidy, however sites were extremely tight - we were put in a site next to a family that had a dog enclosure and an outdoor shelter type thing outside their rig, and our slide-out almost was touching. We had to move the picnic table at our site in order to be able to get parked. Also the site was not very level, and the gravel was so piled up that our levelers slipped and slid on it (as did we, when we tried to walk.) It was a reasonable price and was within easy reach by car of restaurants and sights. - Nbert
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Is this a luxury RV park? NO. But you get great bang-for-the-buck. You're a half mile walk from the Beach...and you can drive on the beach here, too. You only have 30amps here but you probably won't run one AC let alone two or three, so 50amps really isn't necessary. Make sure to have adapter.
Yes, you are in between PCH-1 and the railroad tracks but the noise wasn't bad, especially at night while you're trying to sleep and I did have the windows open. AMTRACK doesn't run overnight and when it does come thru, it's past you in seconds.
I had no problems getting in or leaving. Everything worked. You don't have WiFi but remember, you're not paying super high prices like you do elsewhere. I wasn't disappointed with this place and I would go back tomorrow.
Staff was VERY helpful. I didn't get to use my DISH because I got stuck behind a tree: luck of the draw. Cable worked OK most of the time. Lots of selections. You don't have a picnic table or fire pit at each spot, but there are several of these around the park. First come, first serve. Weather here can't be beat. - LEB2
Dec 2013 - $44.00
The other reviews of this park were spot on. I used the Good Sam s book to find a park in this area and I called about a completely different park that was $9 cheaper per day but the reservations were for this park which was nearly 40 additional miles away. When we arrived at the park that I had first called about it was after 5pm and of course there was no one to answer the phone, much less help to figure out that we had nearly forty more miles to drive after dark. When we did arrive at this park we found it to be very poorly lite and not well marked plus the roads are very narrow without many markings which let us get headed into our area going the wrong way. While getting turned around we managed to damage our motorhome due to the tight turns and dark and narrow streets. We would not stay at this park again. I will pull into camp wally world before driving in the dark to a campground. - GopherBroke
Dec 2011 - $44.00
The campground is between a railroad and a busy highway. The site we were in was about 25-30 feet from the road. The road noise woke us up a few times when the big trucks went by. The site grass was mostly dry and there are a lot of low spots and bare dirt. The site was not long enough to accommodate a 33-ft 5th wheel and the truck. We had to park across the small road. The staff was friendly taking the reservation. They charged a $8 reservation fee. - User2329
Feb 2017 - $40.00
This park campground is definitely older, our parking space was very uneven, and the spaces are close together. Beware they will not let you check in until 2pm, we arrived before noon, the park had a number of empty spaces, our space was available. We were told the workers get upset by early check-ins but, yet they didn't start to clean the empty sites until 1pm. So people are parked in the parking lot and on the street waiting to get in and then at 2pm there is a line of campers waiting to be checked in. It was very inconvenient to the paying public. This is the first State campground we've been denied early check-in especially when it's available, and we stayed in numerous state and rv parks. - J R-Pod
Feb 2017 - $38.00
Ready to begin our stay at this rv park, we approached the entry booth about 20 minutes before check-in time, staff told us we had to wait until the stated check-in time. We can understand that, especially if park attendants were raking and cleaning the site in anticipation of our arrival. Looking around the disheveled sites we could see, we doubted that this was the case. We asked if we could just drive through to see our reserved site. After much complaining and whining, staff agreed to our request with the caveat that if we stayed more than a few minutes, we would be charged for another night. What a unique way to deal with a customer. We drove in to view our allocated site and were amazed to see a party consisting of at least six tents and three cars camping next to what would be our site. So much for the RULES in this park. We drove back to the entry booth and asked if we could change sites, since we did not want to settle down next to what amounted to a small town. Well this almost put staff over the top. He read us 23 rules which prohibited us from changing sites. Finally, he caved and gave us the numbers of two available sites. We picked one and settled down in a campground with portable toilets stationed around the park, overflowing dumpsters, and very few campers since it had been raining for at least two days. The continuous rains may have affected our view of this park, but we think the facilities and personnel were way below par. Obviously, we don't plan to return. - Vic and Marsha
Nov 2013 - $38.00
Approaching from north go on past first Pismo Beach campground unless you need to dump. The Oceano campground doesn't have a dump station. Arrive at Oceano (go past 2 county parks) with empty holding tanks and be ready for a real treat! Beautiful and a short walk to the beach. - jford313
Oct 2016 - $46.00
Site sizes vary, we had #12 which fit our 32' RV just fine, hook up in a good spot & good space for our tow, all back ins. Make sure you look at the site map on the SLO web site when you make your reservation, price does not include a $9 reservation fee. Cons: come self contained unless you want to use pay for showers and restrooms which are open to the public, we didn't use them or even look in them. Speaking of the public, we had to call 911 one early evening because of a lurker near the bathroom, he was a homeless guy who was talking to himself for over an hour. The park across the street is nice, except for the creepy people who park there all day (have to leave by 6pm) and the homeless who hang out by the kids park & picnic tables. We walked our dogs a lot over there because there isn't any place in the campground, so forget going there after sun sets.
There was a crew cleaning the bathrooms every day and cleaning up the area. Dirt, so bring your mats, fire pits, picnic table and not too bad for some of the sites re privacy rig parking is asphalt....stay away from the sites closest to the street...there is a wood bridge that is really loud when cars are driven over it, pretty quiet at night.
You are suppose to check in first at another campground even though there is a host, read your instructions after booking. DO NOT go there first as there is no where to park your rig/tow, unhook at the campground then drive over there to get a parking sticker for your vehicle. We had to unhook when we got to the other campground in order to get our vehicles out and around, it's a joke! - loves to camp w/dogs
Jun 2014 - $50.00
Wonderful experience. We would definitely go back. We had just come from a private campground where we paid MUCH more money and their facility was no where near as nice as this state campground. The bathrooms were really nice :) We had a full hook up and a nice walk to the beach every day. You can take the trail to the beach, but it's easier to take the road. The campsites are very narrow and the dirt is the dusty kind that gets everywhere, but we liked the facility all the same. You're about 3 miles down from the main drag in Pismo. If you walk your dog on the beach (highly recommended!), they need to be on a leash. There are rangers everywhere. Happy Camping. - PupRV
Nov 2013 - $35.00
We spent a week here in our 36' 5th wheel. Roads and sites are paved, each site has a picnic table and fire pit. We had site #12 and it was very difficult to maneuver our rig into the site due to railroad ties and short posts marking each site. Once settled, we had decent site separation and "privacy" due to the angle of the sites. There is a wooden bridge just outside the campground that sounds like 2 seconds of thunder every time someone drives over it. The airstrip next door is not very busy, just a few small planes on the weekend. The public showers are locked each night at 6pm. We did see a few people using the showers during the day from outside the park. Even though we stayed over a holiday weekend this park was never more than half full. It seems to be relatively unknown. Very quiet at night, just the sound of the ocean. Two block walk to the beach. We had reasonable 4G Verizon signal, a little slow at times. - Metamorphosis Road
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This is the late season price. The campground host is the best. The 30 Amp electric was adequate but the voltage gets a little low when the park is full and air conditioners are running. Use your surge protector to be fully safe when voltage drops. Water is good. Close to activities and shopping. We would stay here again in the future. - Kent and Margaret
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Located very close to the beach. Nice Elks lodge with frequent dinners and events on calendar. Spots are extremely tight. The RV parking is dirt lot with rope stringers to define space lines. No problem with electric or water. - AsleepontheBeach
Nov 2015 - $25.00
The location is excellent (1/4 mile walk to the beach.) The sites are way to narrow (15 feet wide or less.) Slides are almost touching. This Lodge should increase the width of the sites to 20 feet minimum.
Very friendly and accommodating host. - User3589
May 2016 - $30.00
We love this campground and drove a long way to get to it. We would normally give it five stars, and have always recommended it to our friends. First of all the staff was great. Second, the location is fantastic, great dog friendly beach. Third, very open campsites...and then it goes downhill. There was a very large population of "sketchy" people. They told us on checkin to be sure and lock up our stuff, and for the most part we did. Stepped out of the RV one morning, and a homeless looking guy was in our campsite. When we left we discovered someone had taken my cycling bag (mostly old stuff of no value, except for a pair of prescription sun glasses, my fault). Just didn't feel safe. Next week they require reservations, which should help. - Fyrhawk
Oct 2015 - $40.00
For a state park this place is awesome. Lovely walking trails and situated right next to the Dunes. The site was wide and spacious. The ranger was polite although hardly ever there. The Beach is adjacent to the park and there are trails that take you right to the beach rather than exit the park and walk down the street. - ROADster1
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Very nice State Beach. The park is large and the camping spots are nicely separated. Large grassy areas with some trees and shrubs. Short walking distance to the beach. No hookups. Don't show up before 2pm for a new reservation. They will not let you in even if your spot is vacant. - DennisA
Oct 2016 - $57.00
We like quiet parks, clean restrooms, level sites, hard surface drives/pads, grass, shade and privacy. We will not stay in this park again.
To make the most of your stay here, get a large site. Do not stay in a small site unless it is by the gate. All the pads are dirt/sand and turn to mud when it rains. All of the sites are back-ins with five neighbors.
The park is close to beach. While the front is noisy from street, the back is quieter, but the small sites have no privacy. Expect encroachment from campers and wildlife.
Toilets/showers are reasonably new and clean. Trash is picked up and grass is green. There is some shade. Nice store, cafe and laundry. With a few changes, this park could be rated excellent.
Concern with cleanliness is the dirty pad issue. Sand from beach is clean. Sand from the pads and drives is dirty.
Good luck with your selection of a park. - PKI
Oct 2016 - $58.00
The price was for 7 nights, the sites are very close together, includes a fire pit & table. Rig parking is back in on all sites, room enough in front or on the side for tow or truck. DG (dirt) is the parking area so bring your mats, there is grass in the back of the sites with trees (narrow strips). The staff are all very nice, there is constant cleanup and maintenance going on. Lots of poop bags available and the nice thing is most everyone cleans up after their dogs. They do need to put in a nice fenced dog park area, but the resort has 400 crammed in sites so I don't know how this would be accomplished. The restaurant on site is very good with service on the patio allowing dogs. This was our 2nd trip and we will be back. - loves to camp w/dogs
Oct 2016 - $49.00
We stayed here mid week. Site seemed great at first but sand gravel mix just got into everything. Would prefer asphalt or concrete for sure. Our site was too near the road highway 1 and road noise in morning was loud. Ran a fan all night long to dampen noise. The good thing about this park it is close to downtown Pismo with many things to do. It is not really on the ocean as lakes block your direct walk to the beach. It is about a 10 minute walk to actually get on the beach. If we stayed here again I would bring a big tarp to cover sand gravel area and request a site off the highway at least 5 sites in. Onsite restaurant is good. We had breakfast there. Good little store. - signaloil
Jan 2017 - $63.00
Very clean, helpful staff, 50 amps, cable. - Judy2shoes
Sep 2015 - $3.00
Nice park. Close parking. No grass. Nice pool area. Close to beach. - eduart22301
Apr 2015 - $48.00
Sometimes the price is not all, it might be a cheaper option to just across-the-road rv resort, but few classes down for sure. Spaces have concrete pads, very close, no trees, not enjoyable stay really. It has nice jacuzzi, pool and it's few minutes walking distance to the beach makes it a little better than horrible. Wifi is ok, average cable TV channels. - Katka
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Very close to beach! Love all the trees! Just a quick walk through the forest over the little hill and you are on the beach! 5 minute drive (2 miles I think) to bowling, shops, restaurants, etc. - M Lyn
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed our stay at Pismo Sands RV Park. We arrived on a Tuesday and left on a Friday after learning that it's nearly impossible to get a weekend reservation during the summer months unless you book many many months ahead of time.
We were in space 25 which was not one of the 'buddy' sites. This was a great spot for us right by the footpath to the showers and pool and we had a bit more room that those parked in the 'buddy's sites. Our spot was too small for both our 25' travel trailer and Suburban so we had to park our vehicle in nearby parking one row away from our site.
The showers and restrooms were very clean. The showers were good and hot with adequate space to hang you towel and a bench for your shower items.
We were hoping to camp closer to Pismo Beach but those parks were all sold out. We drove up to see them and were surprised to see how close the RVs are parked to each other with no grass. Pismo Sands RV has some individual spaces if you're not in a large RV and the grass was green and well-kept.
The WIFI worked (albeit slowly) and the cable TV was adequate. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return next time we're in the area. - CurtJudy
Jul 2016 - $50.00
When we checked in we were directed to a site near the garbage cans and the office. We were told that since we were only staying 4 nights that was all they had available. The park had other sites open. The site was under 2 large trees, there was no grass at the site, only mud. We could not sit outside and we tracked in mud every time we went into the motorhome. This was our 2nd trip to this park, the 1st one was fine, but after this trip, we will not go back. So if you don't stay for a week or more, you get the worst sites. - t trice
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Some positive park changes since the last time we've stayed here - new working washer/dryers, renovation of the upper bathrooms, and extra TLC when cleaning sites after campers leave (raking areas). The office and park staff are very friendly and helpful. We like this park not just for the costs vs other parks in the area, but for the people and the location. - zen_letitbe
Aug 2016 - $59.00
This was a "last minute, couldn't find anyplace else in the area" choice
The park is all gravel pads and is quite dusty at times if the wind blows
There are a few stunted palms but otherwise not much that's green and zero shade
There are a lot of full time residents and rigs and many are not well kept
The hookups were adequate
The roads are a bit tight and some turns getting to the site took a couple of tries in my 43' pusher
My space was barely long enough for my rig and with all slides out it was crowded on both sides
A huge 5th wheel tried parking on our second day and finally had to give up and go to an alternate site
The beach is almost 2 miles away across some beautiful sand dunes
My grandson and I hiked over and were sorely disappointed
As soon as you top the last dune you are treated to a scene of a beach area filled to the brim with ATVs and four wheel drive rigs roaring up and down the beach
The number of dogs in the park was astounding and they were constantly on the move
The morning we were leaving someone's yappy little dog was going at it full volume
A full time resident stuck his head out and shouted "shut that f###### dog the f### up"
My wife turned to me and said "time to go"
If you are vacationing, look elsewhere. - 3browns
Jun 2016 - $22.00
The park has recently upgraded the laundry facilities - a welcome change. New washers/dryers! The park does have a number of long-term residents but most have kept their individual sites clean and neat. We like this particular park because of its location and great staff. The park itself is a bit rough but all of the basics are there - clean water/power and working sewer. And, the sun shines most days with access to the sand dunes within walking distance at the edge of the park. - zen_letitbe