7 Parks near Oceano, California
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
Jun 2011 - $32.00
Sites are very short and narrow. Campground is situated between a very busy PCH and a railroad track. Reservation was made with a very friendly lady, check-in was less friendly by a different individual. - Jim & Vic
Apr 2015 - $25.00
Great camp hosts, very friendly lodge, utilities worked well, but the condition of the rest area is a very poor representation of this lodge. Mostly sand that was impossible to keep out of RV. Uneven dirt and grass/weeds. Twisted ankle in gopher hole, one of hundreds of holes and mounds. Spacing is too close, we like to put out our awning. - User817
Jun 2013 - $30.00
ELKS ONLY. Walk to the beach. Verizon reception was strong. Lodge for WiFi. Grass back-in sites with a 5 day limit. Sites can be close when Elk Rallies are in the park. Very friendly and a First Class lodge. Dump site on premises. - silverado
Jun 2012 - $30.00
I Love this Elks Lodge. Great people here! Dump station walk to the beach, restaurants close by, food good here too. Nice place to get away from the heat!! Must be Elks member to stay here. - BigTim
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
Jun 2012 - $33.00
Good location, quite park, clean restrooms, walked the dogs to the beach. My friend with his 40' fit nicely in the space next to me. Coming back in Sept. or Oct. - BigTim
May 2013 - $10.00
We love camping at Oceano Dunes with our family and friends. We love to ride ATVs and the ocean. Two great things rolled into one. Having a huge bonfire at night and looking up into the sky and actually seeing stars and listening to the ocean waves roll in and out. Noisy during the day and we usually try to camp during the week in the summer, because of the crowds. Spring and Fall are also wonderful times to camp...and less busy. Just check out wind conditions before you go. - butmuffins
Jun 2012 - $10.00
This is a great beach experience. I searched extensively for a place where I could pitch my tent right on the beach. The entire Pacific Coastline there were only two campgrounds where this was possible. Oceana Dunes, California and Coos Bay in Oregon. It is now on our bucket list to return with our RV. Pros: You are right on the beach If this is the experience you are looking for, it is the best!! Rigs of all sizes camp along this beautiful stretch of beach You drive along the beach at low tide to find your spot. People willing to help if you get stuck. You can ATV here. Cons: No running water, only chemical toilets (but kept clean). Lots of traffic between beach and water. You can get stuck. It was really windy and we had no shelter. - User2631
May 2012 - $10.00
Very basic, you are just parked anywhere you want on the sand. Beware of the tides, so you don't get stuck in the sand. Not many bathrooms around (but we didn't use them- so I don't know what the condition was). There was a truck that comes around selling ice and firewood, which was nice. - Cali Campers
May 2015 - $19.00
Very nice place to stay. Windy, but dunes were wonderful. Close to Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo so very centrally located. Beach is close by. Had only one problem. Motorhome next to us blocked us in, and we couldn't get our 36-foot 5th wheel out of our space. However, office staff was great, and they allowed us to stay an extra five days. Will definitely go back over and over. - WSKeifer
May 2015 - $20.00
Easy access off rt 1. Pull tru sites 50 amp. Great access to dunes. Sat good. Verizon good. Narrow site but room for slides n table. - rvreviews
Nov 2014 - $56.00
+ 5 gravel/dirt sites are level side-to-side; elec OK [voltmeter at 110 with space heater and hott rodd on]; quiet; extensive sand dunes are close
- 5 no cable, wi-fi is Tengo [$]; no trees or privacy hedges; park is run down: fences are falling, trash overflowed the dumpster; overpriced at $56.
We plan to try another park next time to see if a nicer park overcomes having ready access to the dunes. - RaySc
Jun 2015 - $42.00
This park boasts that it has been recognized as the, ". . . best medium sized park in California . . ." numerous times. It might well have been 30 years ago when I first visited. Since this is coastal Cal, the sites are very close together. It is predominantly the dreaded side-by-side hookup. This is where the bigger rigs are going fit. When reserving our site, I clearly explained exactly what I wanted, letting it be known that we would postpone our visit if what I wanted wasn't available. Upon arrival, the site they had identified for us was neither long enough nor wide enough. (This also happened to a couple that arrived in the site next to us.) They did find us another site. Multiple times my wife & I expressed our appreciation, but we should never have been assigned that first site to start with. While there, I read a review criticizing the lack of enforcement of noise violations. I also read management's response. Basically it was that the violation occurred after office hours & that if you complain we'll do something about it. Neither of those attitudes sit well with me. On the plus side, the park is attractive. The office & grounds people are just great. I found it very reasonably priced given its location. Only on 2 of our 10 evenings was it 'lively' enough that I couldn't sit outside & read wearing noise canceling headphones. For what I'm looking for - safe and quiet - it is the best choice in the immediate Pismo area. - biosensai
Jun 2015 - $57.00
Very tight spaces, you face the camper parked next to you. Weird...sewer connections aren't near anybody's connections.
Was told not to park our golf cart on the lawn so we parked it right up against our trailer but the sprinklers flooded our cart and left the lawn dry.
Never stay here again. Way too crowded and expensive for a Sunday night. - Kernvilledaddy
May 2015 - $50.00
It's a lovely place to park your rig for a few days to explore the coast. Unfortunately, we didn't have our tow'd with us so we were pretty much confined to the park itself. That was OK, we were just trying to get out of the Las Vegas heat for a few days, so it worked out just fine for us.
The grounds are well kept, the pool and hot tub were lovely. The employees were nice and helpful. The size of my rig meant that I had to literally drive all the way around the park in order to access our site - any other turns would have been impossible with 42'. It wasn't a problem, just making you aware.
The site itself was nice, though nothing special. Every site except ours had a fire pit... which would have been nice on those 50° evenings. It's a bit of a walk to the beach - about a mile or so - and you have to go through about 3 blocks of industrial streets to get to the path, but they seemed safe enough during the day.
One word of caution: The sewer connection is all the way at the end of the hookup island in between spots. It took all 20' of my stretched out sewer hose to make it; those of you with 10' or 15' hoses will need an extension.
It was nice, but a little expensive. Would we go back? Yes, probably, but with a tow'd to drive around in. Pismo Beach is a strange little town (what we saw of it) but it's worth exploring for some of the really good restaurants and beaches. - Wryly Blithe
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
Jul 2012 - $50.00
Great state campground. The sites have water and electric but no sewer. The restrooms and showers were very clean despite a full campground. The beach is one block (or a 5 minute slow walk) down city streets. Autos are allowed on the beach> Your auto gets a permit with camping at this state park. It is not a beach for hanging out but more for four wheel drive vehicles. The park rangers are great and very protective of the wildlife in the park. The only pitfall is the site we had was under an eucalyptus tree and dropped sap and other things all over our trailer. We would definitely camp here again if in the greater San Luis Obispo area. - annamom
Jun 2012 - $50.00
We were disappointed in this campground. I had chosen it based on reviews, but did not realize that North Beach and Oceano Beach were two different components of Pismo State Beach. We had to go to North Beach to dump as there is no dump station at Oceano, and I agree that it looks nicer. Oceano had okay washrooms and decent showers with lots of hot water (minimum 50 cents - bring quarters). The beach is about one bloc, away down the street...but this section is a Vehicular Recreation Area, which means trucks and ATVs churning up the sand. You can feel it as you walk up to the beach, and you really could not spend time there. Water electric is $50 and unserviced is $35. Expensive for what you get. We left early and went to a resort a few miles away. - gregork