19 Parks near Oxnard, California
Oct 2009 - $0.00
As of October 20, 2009, this park is closed for camping except on weekends. Call (805) 968-1033 for the current schedule. - Silver Tex
Apr 2009 - $30.00
This is one of our favorite campgrounds. Most of the sites are very spacious with lots of shade. The beach is close by and is a nice beach. There are some great trails for hiking. The people tend to be very friendly. The only drawback of this campground is that it doesn't have any hookups, but it does have a dump station and many spigots throughout the park. - moore
Mar 2009 - $25.00
This was one of our favorite campgrounds on a trip up the California coast. The sites were spacious and clean and though we didn't have a view of the ocean because of the dunes, we could hear the surf. The personnel were friendly and helpful. Our only complaint was that they did not enforce the generator rules. - mttraveler
Mar 2015 - $35.00
First off, there should be two separate listings for Point Mugu: Thornhill Broome and Sycamore Canyon, which are entirely separate and completely different campgrounds. This review is for Thornhill Broome.
So, let's be frank... there's a good chance your neighbors are gonna suck. They might be party types, they might be stinky generator types and they might be barking dog types.... or all 3. So, there's that. And you're probably gonna feel the wind of passing Highway 1 vehicles against the side of your trailer, because that's how close you are to the highway. BUT.... you'll also feel the rumble of crashing waves under your trailer, because that how close you are to the ocean. And what a magnificent ocean it is... the view here is honestly worth the crappy neighbors and traffic noise. - RV_CamperGuy
Jan 2013 - $38.00
We stayed a the Thornhill Broome campground. Sites are parallel parked next to the beach with room for a slide out. Sites are only 31ft nose to tail so it can be a little tight if someone is already in the sites in front and behind of yours. The rules say you must be on the pavement but all the trailers had the tow vehicle backed in with the rear wheels on the sand to fit. It gets crazy when you try to leave. The road is only 1 lane wide and you must go to the end of the road and do a u-turn in the cul-de-sac. No camp host and the State park employee was only there on Friday. A ranger from the Sycamore grove campground did make a daily run through the park. There was no enforcement of the generator hours, either. - tsparky
Jan 2012 - $25.00
We stayed at Thornhill-Broom. We love the place and dislike the people. The person next to you is either homeless or is a rig with a generator that could not care less about where the exhaust or the noise is pointed. If you want a quiet relaxing time at the ocean, this is NOT the place unless you like lawnmowers running all the time. - BBlast
Jul 2014 - $44.00
This park is mostly long term residents, very few sites available to reserve nightly. The manager stated that their company policy is that if a long term resident extends, a nightly person even with reservations is placed in their overflow area. The overflow area was stated to have hookups, but water and electric only, no sewer. In fact there were no hook ups; electric was run from the office and not sufficient to run AC. If you plan to stay during warm months, I would recommend you have a working generator for AC. Water hookup was fine. The water hook ups are hose bibs around the perimeter of the overflow, which is a very large parking lot. The water hook ups were fine. The restrooms were clean; the staff was friendly and as accommodating as they could be. The park was overall in decent shape, nice in the overflow area where we parked, but many sites inside the park were not well kept up. There is no dump station at this park. - MarvMarvs
Apr 2012 - $44.00
The worst RV park where we've ever stayed. Owners break their own rules. They claim no coaches older than 12 years, yet most were. 8'x8' tent set up next to our site made it nearly impossible to park (tents supposedly not allowed). Filthiest park I've been in with trash strewn everywhere. No obvious signs of maintenance. Backing in is necessary yet the sites are angled the wrong way to the direction of the street. Parking of vehicles on both sides of the very narrow roads also make parking a real challenge. Dogs running off-leash. "Dog Park" is long and wide enough but parked vehicles, trailers, etc cover the whole thing making it impossible to use. Dog waste everywhere. Phone contact with owners and managers was very unpleasant. We've paid less for much better accommodations. Honestly, don't even think twice about staying if you see this name and the photos are an illusion! Learn from our mistake. - jbd
Jan 2011 - $40.00
This might be an acceptable park were it not for the absurd bathroom/shower arrangements. There is only one bathroom/shower and it's for both men and women. Moreover, it is only open from 8:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night. It is small and cramped, with no chair or stool, or any hooks upon which to hang things. For those who do not need to use these facilities, there is no problem. But for the rest, this is both extremely inconvenient and unreasonable. They claim the restricted hours are because the facility was once vandalized. However they could easily install a keypad type lock like almost all other RV parks have. As it stands now, they have not really increased security and have only inconvenienced guests. Under these circumstances, I would not recommend staying at this park if you need to access a bathroom or shower during the night or early morning. - Calzini
Aug 2016 - $95.00
I would rate this close to a 10 but it's so close to the 101 Freeway that makes the noise hard to really enjoy being outside. But it's a well run park. The staff made things EZ and were helpful. Pool and Hot spa were great. they have entertainment and lots of things for kids. Very family friendly and close to downtown Ventura. The camp also has a big military truck to take you/pick up in downtown. Can't miss it! They make you wear wristbands because they've had trouble with homeless people walking in and lock up your bikes and other nice things outside because things do get stolen here. But they have made investments in 24 hour security which is a reason the cost of coming here is pretty high. I would stay here again but would request spot on the southeast side of the camp. - LEB2
Jul 2016 - $100.00
I am always reluctant to write a negative review but this place deserves it. Stayed over 4th of July and clearly the focus is on squeezing as much money as possible from the guests. Made reservations 7 months ahead for a "premium" site and was given a spot that barely fit my coach let alone my towed. RVs were jammed together wherever there was an open spot of ground. Constant traffic and commotion from people trying to maneuver through the narrow roads. Too many people, noise, smoke and dogs off leash. - ChuckD
May 2016 - $70.00
It looks like I found my RV park/campground for those little weekend "mental health getaways" that may crop up now and then.
The Ventura Beach RV Resort is one nice little RV park that is only an hour's drive from Los Angeles. It is sandwiched between the 101 freeway and Ventura's Main Street.
This place has everything that one could want in an RV park:
Recreation Room (pool tables and card tables)
Pool and Jacuzzi
Playground, horseshoes and Tetherball
Free Rides To Downtown Historic Ventura (they do ask for tips)
Pet Friendly (except pit bulls or any canine that resembles a pit bull)
Nicely Manicured Campsites (grass) with level pads, table and fire pit
Fully Stocked Store (more like a regular convenience store)
The summer standard rate per night is $70.00 (there's also a 10% hotel tax). I've been to other RV "resorts" who charged more, but they looked like asphalt parking lots with a table and hook-ups. - ArmandV
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Not much to it, but what is there, is good. Sites are paved, but tight. Cable provided, but lots of local channels. Little area for pets. No laundry. WiFi is OK, but cuts off from time to time. But a very clean park. - ta96silver
Nov 2014 - $31.00
+ 6 paved sites are level front to rear and side to side; elec is OK [voltmeter at 110 with space heater and hott rodd on]; noise from street is not objectionable; park is within walking distance to supermarket, hardware, pharmacy; and some restaurants
- 4 no bathrooms or laundry; office only open from noon to 6 M-F; sites are narrow with minimal privacy hedges; no rigs older than 12 years allowed; no cable; free wi-fi is spotty, as is maintenance
We do like being able to walk to shopping and restaurants. - RaySc
Nov 2013 - $29.00
Roads and sites are very tight and it's hard to negotiate into your site due to strategically placed lamps and plants. No extra room to hang around outside your rig. Park Wi-Fi is slow. Decent 4G Verizon signal, but slow too. Plenty of constant noise from neighboring roads and highway. One mile to downtown Santa Paula where there are some beautiful murals. - Metamorphosis Road
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
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
Oct 2015 - $47.00
What a wonderful park and the views are the most beautiful I've seen. We parked in a full service site with our rear bay window looking out over the ocean, doesn't get much better, view wise that is! Spots are a bit tight and some are very difficult to get into, we have a 34' 5th wheel and had to move the dumpster to get ours backed in. Very easy to use services, water, electric, sewer and cable T.V. Little hamburger shop is the best! Morning barretoes are the best I've ever had and one will feed two normal folks, a must try while staying here. Sunsets are the greatest and watching the whales, dolphins and seals go by is so great. Lots of birds also! Sites are a bit tight and the locals reserve sites by placing a tent on the spot......HATE this process. If you arrive on a Thursday or Friday forget it, the locals have gotten all the good sites, bad practice the county should discontinue this ASAP! First come first serve so get there late afternoon Sunday or early in the week to get a good spot. Don't let anything you what out over night, it will NOT be there in the morning. Lots of transients that will steal anything that isn't nailed down!!! - lgvig
Oct 2013 - $48.00
We have camped at Faria several times over the last four years. Last week, I discovered Faria's dirty little secret. Since there are no reservations, everything is on a "first come, first served" basis. At least that is what is published on the Web and at the campground. In reality, local people place a tent at an unoccupied site and use the tent as a "place holder" for when the owner returns with his RV. Such practice is perfectly correct. I saw nine sites occupied by "tent place holders" during my stay at Faria. One person even placed a tent on my RV site without even asking me. Such practice allow campers to place a tent at a site on say Wednesday, presumably pay the daily fee of $48 while the tent holds their site. Then the RV family arrives on Friday and they remove their tent and park their RV. The problem is that many families pass through Faria and when they see the tent (but no campers are actually occupying the site) yet and are turned away because of the "tent placeholder". Such behavior is tolerated and encouraged by the Parks Department of Ventura and the Board of Supervisors. Faria is a great campground, but using "a tent as a placeholder" for several days is just wrong. - Calif Camper
May 2013 - $34.00
We showed up on a Thursday morning at 9:30am. All the hook up sites were taken, but there were still a half dozen dry sites. Ours was right in front of the ocean. We could see crashing waves from our bed window. This is a very friendly place. I think a lot of locals come often, and over the years get to know each other, but everyone is friendly to newbies likes us. I suspect it would be hopping on the weekend. I really hope to go again sometime. - i like it quiet
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
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