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Oceano, California

Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort

Oceano, California



Oceano, California
Phone: (805) 489-8100

Sites: 229
Recent Rate: $22 6/2016

Latitude: 35.0934456897591
Longitude: -120.615667104721

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • 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 no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • 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 no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

61 Reviews

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Top section
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A quiet park a bit off the beaten path. The office people could not have been any nicer! The dunes were a sight to see. A longer hike than we had expected to reach the ocean, but hey, we are on vacation so we had all day! Enjoyed our stay and would stay again given the chance! We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
upper level
Site Type
Pull through

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Interesting park in that it backs up to some of the largest sand dunes area in California. Definitely not close to the beach. It is a mile and a half hike over the dunes by foot. All of the sites on the outside perimeter are lease holders and most have landscaped their sites. They have also put up wind breaks composed of various materials. Some are better maintained than others. Short term guests, such as ourselves, are in the center aisles, which are pull through, a little narrow. With our 33 foot 5th wheel, it makes it a little difficult to park our full size truck! People are friendly, both the office staff and the other residents. We would stay here again. Our rate reflects our RPI membership fee and the off season rates. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
118
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The beach, by car, is several miles away. Lots of little beach towns with lots of stores and restaurants nearby. There is a Von's and a Trader Joes about 5 miles away. Horse back riding is available at this park.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Those are some tight pull-through spaces. It doesn't help there's a 4ft dead palm tree stump where our slide out goes--it barely cleared it. Other than that, our experience was great.

We picked this campground because of its location and the positive reviews on rvparkreviews. Our friends brought their RZR and we towed it a couple of miles to the dunes for a day of off-roading. No fire pits. Avoid sites near the bathrooms due to sewer smells. Didn't realize there was cable until the last hour we were leaving. We're new to RV'ing and didn't know the cable outlet was on the pedestal. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
182
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is foot access to the dunes and we took the dogs out there for a run and watching sunsets.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed are stay at Pacific Dunes. Had a pull thru and the spots where actually wider than I expected based on some reviews I've read. Had plenty of room on both sides of trailer. I did notice some do have issues with the palm trees which are at the front of some spaces but not all. The people to left of us had a palm tree in front left corner of their space and struggled to get the 40 ft 5th wheel in because of it. The space I was in wasn't completely level but wasn't to bad and worked it out. We were in lower section mot far from the office. Hoping to get upper level next time because views to east look great from up there. Can't see ocean to west because of the dunes but it's close and not a far drive to enjoy day at beach. If you have dogs no great area for walking them. There are some bushes around edges of park which works but no nice grass area. Only grass is by office and it's not maintained and looks to be more weeds than grass. Would be nice if they cleaned it up and mowed it. There were a couple other little miner issues that bothered us but overall really did enjoy the stay and sure we will go back. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you want wifi it is provided by tengointernet. To start the service you have to go to start.tengointernet.com . The information provided to me from the park did not tell me this but it did have a phone number I called and got good help. They do charge and you can only use one computer per account login. For me wasn't to bad but for a family with several tablets could be expensive.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed before, down in the 'affiliates section' which is ok. Problem was they put us in a site (#19) that had a huge palm tree on our left at the front edge of the 'pull through', which meant we wouldn't pull out to our left as we should have. And then they had several big rigs come in during the night parked across from us that were really too big for the sites so we didn't really have maneuvering room to get out going to the right. Luckily the people on our right left even before we did, so we were able to use the front part of their site in order to get out. Use pads under the levelers because lots of sand on each site and not all is compacted. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

CJ's up on Grand Avenue is a good place for breakfast. Very popular and busy, but a reasonable diner.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
163
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Places to eat - Splash for Clam Chowder, Shaw's in Santa Maria for Steak, Dockside II for fish, and the Rooster Creek Café in Arroyo Grande for the best pizza we have ever had.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
169
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, San Louis Osbispo. Wine tasting.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

+ 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. We camped at Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $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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