17 Parks near Ojai, California
May 2016 - $75.00
Very nice, large sites in executive area. So sad that the lake is almost gone: it was only 40% when we were here due to our drought. The campgrounds are very nice but expensive. Water park opens in August. - Kernvilledaddy
May 2016 - $58.00
Way over-priced, as most everything in southwestern CA!! A nice enough spot, pretty and peaceful. We liked our stay, and it was very close to Ojai for a day visit. However...our visit got off to a rough start, simply because we are transporting kayaks to some friends in San Fran. area. Unbeknownst to us, this lake quarantines ALL boats for 35 days before they're allowed to even ENTER the park!!!! Looking back, the only place in my on-line research where it noted this was on the receipt I printed out! My bad - I didn't read all the fine lines on that print-out, but even if I did, I'm not sure I would've understood that meant we would have to take our kayaks off our truck - after a tough 4-hr slog through heavy traffic on the 101, store them in the park's locked storage, and then spend another 1/2 hr putting them back on the truck on our way out!!! We were pretty mad about all that. But I understand them trying to avoid the invasive mussels, and sadly, I understand that they apparently can no longer believe what people tell them - so that it didn't matter if we said we had no intention of getting our kayaks anywhere near the water... So, this was an otherwise nice stay, but had I known about the kayaks, we would not have stayed there! We liked our site but, as expected with the shady trees at that site=no satellite signal, and their cable selection is pretty pitiful. And keep in mind all sites that have electricity are 30amp only. - CarrieBearie
Sep 2015 - $65.00
For the price you pay to camp, you would think it would include a day at the water park, but no that's extra. More dirt than expected, but that could be because CA is in a drought. There are ants like crazy. They got into our rig from the sewer hose. It took us 2 days to get rid of them. Bring Comet to chalk your tires. The fire pit was near a sloping hill, so that made it challenging to get everyone around it without falling over in their chairs. - Johnston Family
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
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
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
Apr 2016 - $58.00
Initially, we were concerned about our size. We have a 40 ft 5th wheel pulled by a full crew size pickup. This campground is laid out with just the right amount of space for big rigs to get in & out. Just take it slow and you can stay here. The entire place is built on a hillside but divided into areas. Each area is as level as most campgrounds. We were in site #33 which is labeled a pull-through, however we backed in. One of the entrances was off the main road which is very steep in that section making it impossible for us to use the site as a pull-through. We had a very nice paved patio with table and chairs and a great view. They have tons of kid friendly activities. The pool area is extremely nice, but at the bottom of a very steep hill. This campground is located out in the country but it is an easy drive into Ventura for day trips. - 2togoNebraska
Apr 2016 - $59.00
Beautiful park and setting. Employees unsociable, some rude. Rude campers. Noisy peacocks, pretty? Maybe. To me, fancy noisy chickens. Nice town, good location. - Karen Bunch
Mar 2016 - $65.00
Not Handicap friendly, I felt really bad for a camper in a wheel chair. Safety issues with the steep stairs, be very careful. Very small bouncing pillow that did not have enough air. The kids enjoyed the Zip Line. The 1 hour per day for the rock wall was not enough time for the amount of kids. They did not drive through the park to keep down the noise from barking dogs. However they did respond when we called to complain. The problem was they allowed 3 dogs to come in with one family.
Friendly staff, I found them very enjoyable and they were there for the campers.
After visiting other KOA's before coming here, I was very disappointed with this park. Northern CA and San Diego have really nice parks and we do not mind paying the price for them.
This park has mostly tent, cabin and TeePee spots. There are a couple good RV spots 13 & 14 but most RV spots are very close to each other. I don't enjoy listening to your neighbors conversations.
So over all for the price, it's not worth it.
If you are a camper that enjoys sleeping in, well forget it here. The Peacocks are beautiful to look at but very loud in the mornings. Kind of like waking up next to a bunch of roosters. - BSBren
Jan 2016 - $28.00
This is boondocking right at the ocean's edge! It's right on PCHwy 1, and because it was "off season" we didn't have any trouble driving right into a spot...but I'm sure that at other times, boy, it would be difficult! It's a self-service kiosk, cash, check or on line. We built a little fire along the rocks and enjoyed the surf and the fantastic sunset! Absolutely beautiful. - MarieB
Dec 2015 - $28.00
On the ocean - dry camping. First come first serve. Train and Rt. 101 traffic noise. Great view. - Livermorered
Oct 2015 - $26.00
This parking area is on Highway 1, bumper to bumper between train tracks and ocean. There are no services. Campgrounds with pay showers are at either end of the parkway. It sounds grim, but it's delightful. The ocean drowns the train noise and each MH has their own private view. There are steep rocks to climb, but we park at the south end and walk to the campground where there are stairs. It's a dog-friendly beach, great for walking or sunning. We live close by and have reviewed this park before. We really love it. It's our "beach house." Also-no reservations, so come by Wednesday if you want a weekend spot. - Doogiesmom
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
Feb 2010 - $25.00
A hidden secret on PCH (Rt 1), just north of Rincon Parkway. This small county CG has spectacular views from the dry sites along the stone seawall, and is quiet, except for the continual roar of the surf. Fun to watch surfers morning and evening time. Sites can be reserved in advance ($45 Apr-Nov, $40Nov-Apr for full hookups - $30 Apr-Nov, $25 Nov-Apr for non-hookups). We dropped in for a night and stayed for a week. A few sites can take 40'+ rigs. - IslandBob
Aug 2016 - $40.00
I loved backing up to the Ocean and hearing the waves. There is some freeway noise and train noise, but tolerable with the wonderful ocean views and sound of the waves. There are a variety of different sites here and we were fortunate to be in the 40's where we had long site which backed into the ocean rocks. Others were parallel to the ocean and some backed up to a detoriating seawall, so the 40s worked well. Luck of the draw we had a motor home who pulled in forward so we would have been awning to awning and in each others living space. We were out and about and stayed in the rig enjoying the view but being outdoors would have been more problematic. No amenities at all other than trash but the view was worth it. - Madecost
Feb 2016 - $30.00
For self-contained RVs only. No facilities. Dogs not allowed on beach but not endorsed (too bad). Sleep to the sound of the surf. - Ronert2370
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Emma Wood Campground for Ventura Raceway accommodations.
We always stay at Emma Wood State Beach Campground during our Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets, Sport Compacts, and Mod Lites fall racing excursion to Ventura Raceway, over at Ventura County Fairgrounds, California.
So peaceful and quiet at Emma Wood Campground, after a long day at our VRA races. Always good folks there too. See the Pacific Ocean's old WWII artillery ruins (bath), and relax at The Denkes Fire Pit at night. Come have a cold one with the boys! - Garry Denke