Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort

     


Oceano, California
Phone: (805) 489-8100

Sites: 229
Recent Rate: $18 8/2014


Latitude: 35.0934456897591
Longitude: -120.615667104721

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 28
  • Average 10
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

54 Reviews

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

zen_letitbe

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

While we really like this park’s people, staff and locale, I.e. beaches, dunes, restaurants, etc., we are losing patience with the lack of care the owners seem to take in the facility. While the staff is very helpful and seem focused on performing their tasks well, it appears whomever controls the budget doesn’t want to invest in a little TLC – pull weeds around horse shoe pits, repaint the laundry/bathrooms, ensure washers/dryers function properly, put "solid" doors on showers stalls, etc. Day rate calculated with Coast To Coast discount. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The $18 rate reflects the RPI rate. The sites are gravel with full hookups, cable TV, and a picnic table. If you have your own fire ring you can burn wood. The sites are quite narrow, so when you and your neighbor have the slide-outs out, there's not a lot of space for your outdoor "patio". There is no shade, but usually there is a nice breeze from the ocean. We were parked next another couple traveling with us in their coach. So we parked to one edge of our site giving us more room in between for our common "patio" area. There are beautiful sand dunes between the park and the ocean. But don't think it is an easy walk to the ocean - it's over a 1/2 mile of rolling sand dunes. The restrooms and showers are clean. There is no pool or spa. They do offer horseback riding along the sand dunes to the ocean. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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RalphA

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate noted in for Coast-to-Coast Good Neighbor Park ($15 + $3 resort fee); same fee would apply for RPI. Both of these programs are only available during the off-season period which ends on May 15th. Very friendly and helpful staff. They graciously accepted our Priority Mail shipments for us. Our site #176 was a pull-through with a great view of the dunes. You can access the dunes from the campground. The paved roads are easily negotiated with our 40 foot motor home, towing. The site had a very solid gravel base and reasonably level, full hook-up with good 50 amp service. All the sites we saw had picnic tables but the sites in our area were very narrow. Site width is a non-issue for 176 because it's next to the restroom and had extra space. There's no shade for the pull-through sites in our row but that made it easy for satellite TV reception. Our Verizon service was 4 bars with 4G. We would have stayed longer but our rate would increase significantly if we extended our stay. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Tyra's rv

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is on the edge of the sand dunes in Pismo beach when we looked at the web site it made it look like the beach was within walking distance. The dunes are a good 1/2 mile of huge rolling sand hills so do not plan on walking to the beach. You can rent horses and ride to the beach. It was $50 an hour. This park also does not have many amenities; it’s a bare bones park but it was pretty clean. 2 complaints, the people here drive through the park very fast. They have a speed limit of 10 but it's not enforced. Also even though there are dog baggies right before you enter the sand dunes most people either bag it and leave the bags out in the sand or they don’t bother to bag it at all. But all in all it’s a clean park and in a nice quiet location. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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zen_letitbe

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We like so many things about this park - nice staff, friendly campers, long term sites are clean/neat, great views, near to beaches/dunes, restaurants, etc. etc. etc. We just wish they would apply some basic TLC. You know - paint bath/laundry rooms, ensure washer/dryers work properly, install solid doors for shower enclosures, etc. We will probably continue to go but it would be great to see some improvements. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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acampingfan

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

So we "won" a week in this campground....so I shouldn't really complain but if I had been paying full price, I'd not stay here. The use of "Resort" in the name is a stretch! Your on/near the Dunes but the CG has No pool or spa. The bathrooms/showers could use some updating, cable provides about 20 channels, if you want Internet access its via Tengo-net for 17.00 a week, the sites are extremely close together although we were fortunate to get an end site(#34) which provided a little breathing room. The CG has a number of full time occupied sites. The access to Pismo eateries/shop's was pretty good, only a few miles down the road. All the utilities were good, Verizon cell excellent and AT&T WEB access was good too, no worry about good Sat signals...no tree's to be found. We stayed a week. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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tlester1598

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, clean and well kept. The sites are a little tight on busy weekends, but the dune access is great. We would definitely come back. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Dakhle

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Great scenic place to rest up and enjoy the scenery of the dunes. Clean and well kept place. We saw the maintenance guy throughout the day carting around. We would come back to this place. Nothing beats waking up to see the dunes. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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OnDaRoad

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, no frills, out in the country feel, campground. Fairly long pull-through sites, though rather tight between spaces. Wifi is available but not free. My Verizon mifi & Sprint phone worked well here. No planes, trains, or automobile noise though you can hear the waves from the ocean from a mile away over the sand dunes. The sand dunes were really cool. You have to climb over several to be able to see the ocean, but it is worth it. Staff was very nice and gave places to see in the area. The laundry facilities were a little worn, but they worked. We had problems with a barking dog a couple of days but for the most part loved our stay. It isn't well marked to get here, and I was kind of unsure of where I was going as this is down a road that dead-ends at the park. The park & the horse corral are the only things on the road. You do go over a train track to get there, but I only heard the train a couple of times, and it was only for a short time. There was wind coming off the ocean ever afternoon, but it wasn't bad, just cool. I would definitely stay here again. The dunes are very pretty and ever changing. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Dave from California

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this camp! The camp sites were flat and level. It was just a short walk to the sand dunes and the beach was about half mile away (over sand dunes). The camp staff was nice and helpful. They offered boogie boards for just a deposit. There is a horse rental corral nearby. This camp is best if you want to be away from the city. It's about a 5 mile drive north to Pismo Beach. We will be back again. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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RaySc

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

+7 Gravel pull through on the upper level; electric was good. Usual wind, but no problem. Nice walk on the dunes, which extend to the ocean. -3 Downside: needed levelers in front, the price included a $3 “resort” fee, and the laundry is unacceptable. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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wjminc

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here with the Travelers from Santa Maria Elks Lodge 1538. The site was level and we had a pull though. This made it easy and saved my wife from trying to direct me backing in. The club house was nice and very clean and the staff was also helpful. If you like to walk, hike or just enjoy the watching the dunes and ocean. This is the park for you. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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oRV

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pacific Dunes. We came thinking we'd just stay a night or two and ended up staying five. We stayed using our RPI membership. The park itself is not luxurious...but the ambiance of the area is stunning. The park has the appropriate hook-ups (we found them to be in good condition) and neat level sites. We had a 50A pull-through spot...not bad at all for $18.00. I had some difficulties finding the park (I turned the wrong way...my bad) and the park manager was very friendly and helpful talking me into the park...she even stayed in the office past closing time in order to greet us. That's what I call great service. We'll definitely be back. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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zen_letitbe

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first time we have stayed here during “season.” It was full most week-ends with busy families. There is lots of room on the dunes for both people and dogs. The sites vary as to width and level. Bathroom, showers and laundry facilities are available at strategic spots in the park. The laundry rooms are small only 2 units (washers/dryers). In the upper facility, both dryers were out of order and it took weeks for them to fix them. Things are clean but the park really needs some loving attention to upgrading/painting/repairing items: dryers, landscaping, club house area, etc., etc., etc. The toilet/shower stalls do not always have solid lockable doors. The office hours for summertime are limited to 9 am – 5pm. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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TedandJan

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice CG. Many sites were not level due to being on the slope of the hill. Sites were good sized, we have a 45' 5er and there are plenty of pull throughs. Right on the dunes but a couple of miles to the ocean and Pismo. Not a lot here except the Dunes. Some permanents but they were tidy. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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