29 Parks near Pismo Beach, California
Oct 2016 - $49.00
We stayed here mid week. Site seemed great at first but sand gravel mix just got into everything. Would prefer asphalt or concrete for sure. Our site was too near the road highway 1 and road noise in morning was loud. Ran a fan all night long to dampen noise. The good thing about this park it is close to downtown Pismo with many things to do. It is not really on the ocean as lakes block your direct walk to the beach. It is about a 10 minute walk to actually get on the beach. If we stayed here again I would bring a big tarp to cover sand gravel area and request a site off the highway at least 5 sites in. Onsite restaurant is good. We had breakfast there. Good little store. - signaloil
Aug 2016 - $70.00
We stayed here for one night just to experience what we thought would be a memorable experience. We love walks on the beach with our dogs and the general beach town atmosphere. I was checked in by a young lady who asked for my credit card and had nothing more to say except "you're ready to go" and shoved a packet with a map. The sites were very close and dirt. Kids were everywhere on everything. I guess that's to be expected in the summer. Facilities are overstated. Two good things about this park: 1) It is on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway and has access to the beach. 2) It is a short walk to Splash restaurant for great clam chowder. Other than that, this place is overrated. - Cc rambler
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Swap meet camping! Do Not come here in the summer: 400 campsites and 2000 plus people.
Total rat race: kids screaming everywhere, running thru your campsite and adults binge drinking till 3 in the morning. I called security but after dark they are a no show.
Paid 70 bucks a night! Lots are very close, sunny and open. Sites are on dirt. - Cal.Sportsman
May 2016 - $30.00
We love this campground and drove a long way to get to it. We would normally give it five stars, and have always recommended it to our friends. First of all the staff was great. Second, the location is fantastic, great dog friendly beach. Third, very open campsites...and then it goes downhill. There was a very large population of "sketchy" people. They told us on checkin to be sure and lock up our stuff, and for the most part we did. Stepped out of the RV one morning, and a homeless looking guy was in our campsite. When we left we discovered someone had taken my cycling bag (mostly old stuff of no value, except for a pair of prescription sun glasses, my fault). Just didn't feel safe. Next week they require reservations, which should help. - Fyrhawk
Oct 2015 - $40.00
For a state park this place is awesome. Lovely walking trails and situated right next to the Dunes. The site was wide and spacious. The ranger was polite although hardly ever there. The Beach is adjacent to the park and there are trails that take you right to the beach rather than exit the park and walk down the street. - ROADster1
Aug 2015 - $37.00
Very nice State Beach. The park is large and the camping spots are nicely separated. Large grassy areas with some trees and shrubs. Short walking distance to the beach. No hookups. Don't show up before 2pm for a new reservation. They will not let you in even if your spot is vacant. - DennisA
Sep 2015 - $3.00
Nice park. Close parking. No grass. Nice pool area. Close to beach. - eduart22301
Apr 2015 - $48.00
Sometimes the price is not all, it might be a cheaper option to just across-the-road rv resort, but few classes down for sure. Spaces have concrete pads, very close, no trees, not enjoyable stay really. It has nice jacuzzi, pool and it's few minutes walking distance to the beach makes it a little better than horrible. Wifi is ok, average cable TV channels. - Katka
Jun 2014 - $56.00
This campground has the sites extremely small - took over 30 minutes with a guide to get the trailer in - and ours is not a large trailer. The truck had to park next to the trailer along side the two doors. Once in and the truck parked, we could open the front door with about 4" to spare - the back door could not be opened. The only place we could place chairs, had we actually wanted to sit outside was in the road. The table was between the truck, and the RV's to the side and behind - with no room around it to speak of. The park store had almost nothing to offer except a very few RV supplies. There are nicer parks in the area to stay in - avoid this one. When they say no shade they mean it - no trees in the park - basically all asphalt. - Carol1950
Jun 2016 - $61.00
Very basic park. Well maintained and very clean. Staff very helpful and pleasant. - Longtimefulltime
May 2015 - $30.00
The park was clean and tidy, however sites were extremely tight - we were put in a site next to a family that had a dog enclosure and an outdoor shelter type thing outside their rig, and our slide-out almost was touching. We had to move the picnic table at our site in order to be able to get parked. Also the site was not very level, and the gravel was so piled up that our levelers slipped and slid on it (as did we, when we tried to walk.) It was a reasonable price and was within easy reach by car of restaurants and sights. - Nbert
Mar 2014 - $23.00
Rate listed was the off-season weekly rate (divided by 7). Love the location of this RV Park. It's within walking distance of the beach, boardwalk along the dunes, and golf. The facilities are kept very clean. They were re-doing some of the bathrooms while we were there so they'll be even nicer. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Very close to the towns of Grover Beach and Pismo Beach, so there are plenty of shops & restaurants. We will definitely come stay here again! - bcbounders
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Is this a luxury RV park? NO. But you get great bang-for-the-buck. You're a half mile walk from the Beach...and you can drive on the beach here, too. You only have 30amps here but you probably won't run one AC let alone two or three, so 50amps really isn't necessary. Make sure to have adapter.
Yes, you are in between PCH-1 and the railroad tracks but the noise wasn't bad, especially at night while you're trying to sleep and I did have the windows open. AMTRACK doesn't run overnight and when it does come thru, it's past you in seconds.
I had no problems getting in or leaving. Everything worked. You don't have WiFi but remember, you're not paying super high prices like you do elsewhere. I wasn't disappointed with this place and I would go back tomorrow.
Staff was VERY helpful. I didn't get to use my DISH because I got stuck behind a tree: luck of the draw. Cable worked OK most of the time. Lots of selections. You don't have a picnic table or fire pit at each spot, but there are several of these around the park. First come, first serve. Weather here can't be beat. - LEB2
Dec 2013 - $44.00
The other reviews of this park were spot on. I used the Good Sam s book to find a park in this area and I called about a completely different park that was $9 cheaper per day but the reservations were for this park which was nearly 40 additional miles away. When we arrived at the park that I had first called about it was after 5pm and of course there was no one to answer the phone, much less help to figure out that we had nearly forty more miles to drive after dark. When we did arrive at this park we found it to be very poorly lite and not well marked plus the roads are very narrow without many markings which let us get headed into our area going the wrong way. While getting turned around we managed to damage our motorhome due to the tight turns and dark and narrow streets. We would not stay at this park again. I will pull into camp wally world before driving in the dark to a campground. - GopherBroke
Dec 2011 - $44.00
The campground is between a railroad and a busy highway. The site we were in was about 25-30 feet from the road. The road noise woke us up a few times when the big trucks went by. The site grass was mostly dry and there are a lot of low spots and bare dirt. The site was not long enough to accommodate a 33-ft 5th wheel and the truck. We had to park across the small road. The staff was friendly taking the reservation. They charged a $8 reservation fee. - User2329
Nov 2013 - $38.00
Approaching from north go on past first Pismo Beach campground unless you need to dump. The Oceano campground doesn't have a dump station. Arrive at Oceano (go past 2 county parks) with empty holding tanks and be ready for a real treat! Beautiful and a short walk to the beach. - jford313
Jul 2012 - $50.00
Great state campground. The sites have water and electric but no sewer. The restrooms and showers were very clean despite a full campground. The beach is one block (or a 5 minute slow walk) down city streets. Autos are allowed on the beach> Your auto gets a permit with camping at this state park. It is not a beach for hanging out but more for four wheel drive vehicles. The park rangers are great and very protective of the wildlife in the park. The only pitfall is the site we had was under an eucalyptus tree and dropped sap and other things all over our trailer. We would definitely camp here again if in the greater San Luis Obispo area. - annamom
Jun 2012 - $50.00
We were disappointed in this campground. I had chosen it based on reviews, but did not realize that North Beach and Oceano Beach were two different components of Pismo State Beach. We had to go to North Beach to dump as there is no dump station at Oceano, and I agree that it looks nicer. Oceano had okay washrooms and decent showers with lots of hot water (minimum 50 cents - bring quarters). The beach is about one bloc, away down the street...but this section is a Vehicular Recreation Area, which means trucks and ATVs churning up the sand. You can feel it as you walk up to the beach, and you really could not spend time there. Water electric is $50 and unserviced is $35. Expensive for what you get. We left early and went to a resort a few miles away. - gregork
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This is the late season price. The campground host is the best. The 30 Amp electric was adequate but the voltage gets a little low when the park is full and air conditioners are running. Use your surge protector to be fully safe when voltage drops. Water is good. Close to activities and shopping. We would stay here again in the future. - Kent and Margaret
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Located very close to the beach. Nice Elks lodge with frequent dinners and events on calendar. Spots are extremely tight. The RV parking is dirt lot with rope stringers to define space lines. No problem with electric or water. - AsleepontheBeach
Nov 2015 - $25.00
The location is excellent (1/4 mile walk to the beach.) The sites are way to narrow (15 feet wide or less.) Slides are almost touching. This Lodge should increase the width of the sites to 20 feet minimum.
Very friendly and accommodating host. - User3589
Jun 2014 - $50.00
Wonderful experience. We would definitely go back. We had just come from a private campground where we paid MUCH more money and their facility was no where near as nice as this state campground. The bathrooms were really nice :) We had a full hook up and a nice walk to the beach every day. You can take the trail to the beach, but it's easier to take the road. The campsites are very narrow and the dirt is the dusty kind that gets everywhere, but we liked the facility all the same. You're about 3 miles down from the main drag in Pismo. If you walk your dog on the beach (highly recommended!), they need to be on a leash. There are rangers everywhere. Happy Camping. - PupRV
Nov 2013 - $35.00
We spent a week here in our 36' 5th wheel. Roads and sites are paved, each site has a picnic table and fire pit. We had site #12 and it was very difficult to maneuver our rig into the site due to railroad ties and short posts marking each site. Once settled, we had decent site separation and "privacy" due to the angle of the sites. There is a wooden bridge just outside the campground that sounds like 2 seconds of thunder every time someone drives over it. The airstrip next door is not very busy, just a few small planes on the weekend. The public showers are locked each night at 6pm. We did see a few people using the showers during the day from outside the park. Even though we stayed over a holiday weekend this park was never more than half full. It seems to be relatively unknown. Very quiet at night, just the sound of the ocean. Two block walk to the beach. We had reasonable 4G Verizon signal, a little slow at times. - Metamorphosis Road
Jun 2012 - $33.00
Good location, quite park, clean restrooms, walked the dogs to the beach. My friend with his 40' fit nicely in the space next to me. Coming back in Sept. or Oct. - BigTim
Aug 2016 - $50.00
We enjoyed our stay at Pismo Sands RV Park. We arrived on a Tuesday and left on a Friday after learning that it's nearly impossible to get a weekend reservation during the summer months unless you book many many months ahead of time.
We were in space 25 which was not one of the 'buddy' sites. This was a great spot for us right by the footpath to the showers and pool and we had a bit more room that those parked in the 'buddy's sites. Our spot was too small for both our 25' travel trailer and Suburban so we had to park our vehicle in nearby parking one row away from our site.
The showers and restrooms were very clean. The showers were good and hot with adequate space to hang you towel and a bench for your shower items.
We were hoping to camp closer to Pismo Beach but those parks were all sold out. We drove up to see them and were surprised to see how close the RVs are parked to each other with no grass. Pismo Sands RV has some individual spaces if you're not in a large RV and the grass was green and well-kept.
The WIFI worked (albeit slowly) and the cable TV was adequate. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return next time we're in the area. - CurtJudy
Jul 2016 - $50.00
When we checked in we were directed to a site near the garbage cans and the office. We were told that since we were only staying 4 nights that was all they had available. The park had other sites open. The site was under 2 large trees, there was no grass at the site, only mud. We could not sit outside and we tracked in mud every time we went into the motorhome. This was our 2nd trip to this park, the 1st one was fine, but after this trip, we will not go back. So if you don't stay for a week or more, you get the worst sites. - t trice
Jun 2016 - $50.00
We stayed one week in this campground and was excellent. Very clean, friendly, - gofion
Aug 2016 - $59.00
This was a "last minute, couldn't find anyplace else in the area" choice
The park is all gravel pads and is quite dusty at times if the wind blows
There are a few stunted palms but otherwise not much that's green and zero shade
There are a lot of full time residents and rigs and many are not well kept
The hookups were adequate
The roads are a bit tight and some turns getting to the site took a couple of tries in my 43' pusher
My space was barely long enough for my rig and with all slides out it was crowded on both sides
A huge 5th wheel tried parking on our second day and finally had to give up and go to an alternate site
The beach is almost 2 miles away across some beautiful sand dunes
My grandson and I hiked over and were sorely disappointed
As soon as you top the last dune you are treated to a scene of a beach area filled to the brim with ATVs and four wheel drive rigs roaring up and down the beach
The number of dogs in the park was astounding and they were constantly on the move
The morning we were leaving someone's yappy little dog was going at it full volume
A full time resident stuck his head out and shouted "shut that f###### dog the f### up"
My wife turned to me and said "time to go"
If you are vacationing, look elsewhere. - 3browns
Jun 2016 - $22.00
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. - zen_letitbe
Apr 2016 - $22.00
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! - clhamann1