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18 RV Parks near Ojai, California
Feb 2016 - $35.00
$3 per dog. Very quiet, just 11-14 miles from Ventura beach camps (which have no facilities). Great base camp for exploring area, including coast. Slightly warmer without sea breeze but not bad at all. Showers and laundry are coin operated. Only 15 sites, nice. (Although a few have hookups on wrong side).
Someone else posted about spiders, I have not seen any (or bugs in general). - Ronert2370
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Nice small secluded park. Only 15 camp sights. But all have full hook-ups. Park has a laundry (did not use) showers are pay showers (did not use). Ventura county park so no pool. Has a nice grass day park area. No dogs allowed in day park. Sights are paved, but other than that its all dirt. Large trees so park has shade. $1.00 charge each day for your dog. River is very overgrown & has no water. Lots of spiders. Needs pest control. - Yepwearedoingit
Sep 2012 - $40.00
There is a sign stating Camp Comfort - but nothing whatsoever letting you know there is a campground there. We parked our rig across the street and walked in. All we could find were signs saying "Day Use", and the entry was very tight and curvy with large trees hanging down, so we figured that no way could motorhomes get in. We kept on driving and driving and driving (using up our expensive diesel fuel), then finally pulled over and called Ventura Parks & Rec., talked to a grumpy employee who said the Day Use area we were at was the campground! You have to pass the "day use only" area and continue on to find the campground. We went back and surprisingly were able to get our motorhome in. It turned out to be pretty nice, only 1-2 other campers and it's above a small creek and only a mile from town. Price a little steep for what you get, but we'd stay again. - g & c on the road
May 2012 - $35.00
Very nice, quiet campground about 6 miles from Ojai. We were looking for a campground with full hook-ups and stumbled upon this very nice residential park. Most of the people are here full-time; the sites are clean and well-kept (we even saw someone sweeping the roads!); and the place has a well-groomed feeling. Sites are large (double-wide) and level; you park on gravel and have a big concrete slab for a patio. Hook-ups are in the back of the site; everything worked fine. Clean laundry room: $1.25 for wash + $.75 for 45 min dryers. It is easy to miss the campground entrance when you are driving down Burnham road - look for the 'Alpaca' sign on the right and get ready to turn left into the campground; it is just a few houses down. A nice lady is the manager, and we look forward to staying here again. - Traveler_2011
Sep 2008 - $20.00
Nice, old campground located in the southern end of the Los Padres National Forest. What is nice is that you are camping under some very large and old California oaks. Shady and with a “playable” stream right down the center. The downsides: Nats. Tons and tons of them! Also, some yellow jackets. We had a screen tent and that was a help, but there really was quite a few to battle with. Also, due to fire restrictions, there are NO campfires allowed, and NO BBQ's with charcoal and lighter fluid. NONE. Not much of a problem if you plan for it. Of course, a fire would have been nice to smoke the nats away. This was a totally dry campground. No water to drink and no dump station. We brought an extra 6 gal of water along with the 13 gal or so that the Tardis holds and we had plenty. Of course, we did not shower and just sort of washed up, but that was more a concern of our gray water tank than of running out of fresh water. All and all, a good place to visit in the fall, but it looks like it would be unpleasant during the summer. Also, there was word that during the summer, the locals come up and party in large numbers. So, if you go..bring water, and a screen tent. - BBlast
Jan 2006 - $14.00
We camped here over the MLK weekend and practically had the place to ourselves. We parked overlooking a lovely waterfall and meandering creek. The lack of electricity provided us with a wonderful opportunity to view the night sky and enjoy the quiet around us. The park host was very helpful in finding the best site for our rear view lounge and came back later to make sure we were settled. The abundance of rocks to pitch into the creek should keep children busy for some time. The creek is shallow and would invite wading in a warmer season. I felt this park was the best value in our eight weeks of travel. - Ksprague
Jul 2018 - $48.00
We come for the water park. Reservation staff friendly on the phone. Call them because the website doesn't work well. We arrived early and they let us check in, which was very nice. Then our electric box didn't work and when we reported it, the young man at the front lectured me about checking in early, repeating the same diatribe several times. Eventually he said he would call maintenance, but it might be a long time before they come, because check in isn't until 2:00 PM. So maintenance guy showed up promptly and solved the problem quickly. Great because it was 100+ degrees. Anyway, the sites are spacious and pretty and the tubing experience is great. The lake is at 30% - due to southern CA global warming and an exceptionally dry winter. - Doogiesmom
May 2018 - $66.00
Sorry to report these Truthful Facts: This is probably the worst place to go boating, camping or site seeing. First and foremost they charge way too much. They penalize boaters and make overpriced fees for boating. They are insane regarding the quagga mussels (for the last seven years). The lake is a mud puddle and mussels are not the worry. Everything in the water is dying! They are so incompetent they didn't capture water during the heavy rains. They diverted the water to the Ventura beach. Reports of fights and stabbings at the Lake go without any law enforcement (check police reports). The camp sites are vacated leaving behind used diapers, broken ice chests and trash. The store carries extremely low quality merchandise and charges a premium price. Go there and you'll be sorry. - John Falcone
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Sadly, this place has gone downhill. We have stayed here before, about once a year. Probably even an old review here. But after last year and this time, no more. There are better places in SoCal. Stayed in Bass this time. Water and Electric, but over-run by partiers, even mid-week. The young couple in the tent next to us were quite proud of their wide-ranging tastes in music, and were quite willing to share. Our children (14 and 8) have "outgrown" most of the water park, and were bored within 1 hour. The restrooms were atrocious, some campers thought it was appropriate to throw used toilet tissue in the corner of the stall instead of flushing it. Despite last winter's heavy rains, the lake is still low. All in all, a very disappointing experience. Lake Casitas, we wanted to give you one last chance, but you failed us. - Sespe
Oct 2017 - $40.00
The flies were awful, and lots of ants. Otherwise the park is beautiful. Gates close at 10. Wouldn't stay again because of flies. - Bob Gammie
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Went to Lake Casitas and it was full, ranger directed me to this little gem. Don't like crowds and had spent 2 days trying to snag a spot on the beach at Rincon Parkway. What a nightmare. This park has had the full hook up sites recently renovated and the pads are new and level. Full hookups--water, electric, sewer. Lots of oak trees, lots of shade. Picnic tables and fire rings. They have restrooms too but did not use them. Spaces are far apart and I love that. Wish more parks were this way!
No activities here. Just relaxation and maybe some exploring and hiking. City of Ventura is close, as is the town of Ojai. - Kernvilledaddy
Jan 2011 - $30.00
We had intended to stay at Lake Casitas, but learned about the 2-night weekend minimum the hard way. At the end of a long (but fabulous) drive over 166 down winding but gorgeous 33. The fellow at Lake Casitas sent us to nearby Foster Park, a teeny tiny park that is well past its glory days. Trails are barricaded, and for good reason. Tree limbs are down everywhere, no maintenance of any kind. The 10 RV sites are paved (back-ins) but pretty off-level. There is a fair amount of road noise, too. It's OK for a one-nighter, but we should have gone back toward Ojai and stayed at Camp Comfort, where we could have at least, walked the mile to downtown Ojai. Here, we're sort of stuck (no toad) on a highway with the bad trails. Oh well. Better luck tomorrow, as at least we have Internet access for better research. - JCLC
Apr 2016 - $31.00
We've stayed at Steckel Park several times within the last few months. The park itself is clean, camp hosts are very nice, and there are many trees. The overnight park is mostly dry camping with a small section in the middle for full hookups. Most of the tent sites are within close proximity to the main road so I would not recommend. The full hookup sites are all clean but somewhat close together. The back part of the park for dry campers is a bit more spread out.
The only bad parts about this park are the proximity to the main road (hear traffic all night) and the day use area bleeding over into the camping area. The campers are generally friendly but the folks coming over from the day use area are loud, obnoxious, and sometimes unbearable! The camp host try's to help but it usually dosn't work. And the police usually take a few hours to respond. Look at the park map before booking a site as some are close to the road and/or close together.
Per the camp host, you do NOT want to be there during any holidays as the park gets packed, it's loud, and music all hours of the night. I believe him!
We'll return for weekend getaways. Happy camping! - Kurt and Deb
Feb 2016 - $32.00
We had a nice shaded back-in site. The pull through sites are very close. The tent sites are really neat and some are close to a creek. The manager was super nice. It is in a larger day use park with big peacocks in it. Loved listening to them. Dogs can't go in the day use area but are allowed in the camping area. - Two_Huschels
Dec 2012 - $31.00
Nice county park with ten full hookup sites,regular spaced, level concrete pad, back in, picnic table, and fire pit. When we camped there in December just two other campers were there. It was fairly quiet during night time. Our rate reflects the winter rate which is less expensive than the other park across the creek. Good place for a weekend or stop-over. The exit lane has a tight turn so we took the entrance lane and had no trouble with our 34'fifth wheel. We would not recommend anything larger than 40'. We would stay there again. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2018 - $50.00
This campground experienced a terrible fire in December. However, they have made a great comeback. It looks beautiful. Cable TV doesn't work, the zip line is gone, but other activities and the sparkling pool are all open. We took our six year old grand child and she had a blast. Great campground for kids. Sites are wide. Staff terrific. They are still recovering, but still a great experience. - Doogiesmom
Aug 2017 - $60.00
We had a great inaugural camping experience at this KOA! This was our first time at a KOA with our brand new tent trailer. We had our 2 1/2 year old grandson with us. We had previously always stayed at state or national park campgrounds. Having electricity and water and free showers was a plus. Overall our experience was very good. The campground is nicely laid out and relatively clean and maintained. There are lots of activities for kids (even though our little guy was too small for some). The facilities were convenient and fairly well maintained although the bathrooms and showers could have been a little cleaner. We camped midweek so the place was not crowded and was very quiet. - Wolfewolfe6
Jul 2017 - $58.00
This park is paradise for little kids in summer. Lots of other kids. Lots of activities. Crafts, rock-wall, Big-Foot hike at dusk. Lovely pool. The sites are wooded and pretty. Staff is very friendly. Downside is no sewer hookups and WiFi doesn't work. We will return. We also had a group event here a couple of years ago. They did a great job for us, and we enjoyed our stay, although the cost for club-house use is a little steep. We will stay here again. - Doogiesmom
Apr 2018 - $30.00
This is not your usual RV park and is hard to rate. This is a very popular campground and is often full. No reservations are taken. There are no utilities, but the main plus of this park is having the Pacific Ocean right out your door. You must park your RV parallel to the sea-wall, which we find helps us in not noticing rigs parked in front of or behind us. All sites are 45' long and are a tight fit for very large RVs with a tow or towed vehicle. The sites are between the sea-wall and the old coastal highway. Train tracks run along the other side of the road and US-101 is just inland and above the tracks, so you may hear trains and some traffic above the sound of the surf. - VikingVagabonds
Feb 2018 - $30.00
We were fortunate enough to get into site #127, which is the furthest south one. Also wide enough for our toad. Spaces are exactly 45 foot long, and there's no "going over the lines" (including slide-outs). Been here several times, and things have changed. The burgeoning homeless camp down the road has provided the area with a local batch of thieves that will steal anything left outside. We added two solar powered motion detector lights, and they went off a few times...and we heard the "mass exit" soon thereafter. So, a good investment. There is a convenient "honey wagon" service that comes by on Tue, Thur, and Sat. It costs $40 to dump your tanks, and $20 for 50 gallons of water. Given the place is totally dry camping, and there is no "saving of sites (even if you have paid) if you leave to go dump...we thought it was a valuable service. The upside is the incredible unobstructed coastal Calif views. - tres gatos
Jan 2017 - $29.00
Beware of thieves that patrol this area! This is a "near boondocking" experience of RVs parked in a long line next to the highway. There are no services available, and you pay $29/night at posted boxes along the highway, and park in a numbered spot. The upside is that it is right next to the ocean. You can open your window and hear the crashing of the waves on the bulkhead. There is enough room to set up a couple of lawn chairs between your RV and the rock seawall. To reach the beach, you have to climb over the rock seawall, which is doable but can be slippery.
We stayed in our travel trailer, with our brand new generator mounted on a stand on the tongue. Around 8 pm that night, thieves tried to steal our generator (it was locked down with cables) and couldn't, so instead stole our trailer's battery while we were in the camper! We didn't notice at first since we were using camping lights inside. It was shocking and frightening. The state patrol said this unfortunately happens frequently along this camping area. I was concerned they would return with bolt cutters and try to steal our new generator. So at 9:30 at night, we packed up and had to find another place to stay. Simply an awful experience. - Experiencebliss
Jul 2017 - $36.00
This is a very tiny campground. Very difficult to manouver and sites are tiny and close. No parking for your tow vehicle! On beach. That's the only plus. Rate is very high for zero hook ups. If your trailer is over 28'...your gonna hate life here. - Kernvilledaddy
Feb 2013 - $44.00
We stayed in a full hookup site which is one row back from the beach sites that are dry camping. The sites are fairly close together, but doable. Pets are allowed on the beach on leash, which is a nice perk. Pulling in and out of your site can be a bit dicey due to the narrow roads and other campers trying to fit their cars in front of their rigs. There is open day use parking in the campground, so lock up your stuff if away from your rig or at night. I would stay here again. - SargeW
Jan 2011 - $28.00
The view of the Channel Islands, Santa Cruz Island, is beautiful. You are also able to watch the dolphins, surfers, paddle boarders, and fishing boats right from your motorhome. We dry camped right next to the ocean; for a few dollars more you can pay a little extra and hook up to electric, water and sewer. It is a very tranquil spot and we'd love to come back again! - Sue H
Aug 2018 - $10.00
I'll admit that since I was driving the RV, it's my fault. Having said that, I'll never be back. I pulled in and asked about openings for the night and there were some. We decided not to stay and when I asked about going down to the wide spot, I was told to follow the sign 50 feet from the check in booth. I commented that it was too small and was told that's where I'd have to turn around. I should have been a grumpy camper and driven in to a real turn around but I followed her directions. Dumb on my part. The turn around had cones preventing me from using the whole"road" and while avoiding the parked car in the way. I hit the parking sign scraping a 5 foot scrape down the side. A forty foot coach was too tight. My fault but it doesn't fix the scrape or improve my attitude about the person in the check-in hut. So excuse my bad review but her comment was, "people drive that way all the time. This is my first ding in ten years so I'm not a rookie just disgusted with myself for listening and poor advice. - John n Bonnie
Mar 2017 - $40.00
Hey. It is what it is. Totally dry camping on beach front dirt. Sandwiched between a rocky beach and the railroad tracks on a piece of what's left from what was US Hwy 1, PCH. WE LOVE IT but it does lack alot that you get in the fancy places. Ranger checks daily to see that all vehicles have tags indicating that you are paid up and otherwise they leave you alone. - Tom48
Feb 2017 - $30.00
Stayed here one night, during off season, lots of spaces to choose from. Rate is $30.00 for one vehicle plus $10.00 for each additional vehicle. All sites are primitive - boon docking only. You enter the park/campground, pick your spot and go back to the entrance to register. Ditto previous reviews with the additional comment that the sites do vary in size and are close together. Not a lot of maneuvering room for the inexperienced. Light sleepers beware, you will hear and feel the trains go by - no big deal for me. You have the roaring ocean in front of you and tall scenic cliffs behind. We saw a good number of surfers on the water. Everybody we met was extremely friendly. If you can do primitive with a little noise this is a great spot. Found the rate high for lack of facilities but worth it for the location. We heard - but did not experience, that items left out overnight may grow legs and disappear. We did not leave anything out. I would/will stay here again if opportunity permits, hopefully for longer than one night. - ECM1