3750 Paradise Rd
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Sites: 159
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.53737
Longitude: -119.76649

Elevation: 1094' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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5 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

Too far from civilization unless that's your objective. Didn't book early enough to get a sewer site so we squeezed our 42' MH into the turkey section. It's the short term, semi-wooded camper section overrun with wild turkeys. We're fulltimers and would never have chosen this park except it was a Thousand Trails park, our first. Strike one. Gorgeous drive to the park. Treacherous drive the last five miles for our rig - or, for anyone coming our way. Not fun. If we were going there to relax in one of the non-descript sewer sites for a couple of weeks, it would have been fine. It's also a stressful drive to Santa Barbara. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Santa Barbara is not worth a trip unless you need food or want to go to the beach.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

Last 1.7 mile in was hilly and crooked. Luckily we did not meet anyone coming or going in the last section. The park is about 7 miles off of CA 154 and there is a long climb coming from the south and a long downhill heading south on 154. The park is terraced and very hilly so you just about have to drive anywhere not on your row. The cell service (Verizon) was spotty. I somehow received 3 calls with almost no bars. Texting out would sometimes work and sometimes not. In the Adult Lounge my phone had 3 bars if I sat at a table close to a booster but if I got a few feet away there was no service. They planned to turn off the water at 9 AM to repair a leak and posted a notice on everyone's door the day before. The next day they turned the water off at 9 AM and were going door to door notifying people the water was off after the turnoff. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stearn's Wharf is interesting and there is free parking on the street near there and on the wharf for 2 or so hours. There are electric buses that take you along the waterfront to the marina and also another one that takes you downtown where you can go to the courthouse. The courthouse has an observation deck, guided tours. a clock room in the clock tower and a room filled with murals.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

We are Thousand Trails Zone Pass members and have stayed in several Thousand Trails parks. We were not particularly impressed with this park. Most other reviewers mention the difficulty on the narrow winding road with blind curves going in and out of the park, so we disconnected our toad before going in, but DH says even with our 38' motor home we could have stayed connected and been okay. There are mirrors on all the blind curves and there is only one spot where two rigs could not pass. The long steep grades on the highway getting over the passes are bigger issues for the driver. The park was dusty, there is very little shade available at the sites, and most are a long steep walk to and from the amenities. The pools were open and one was heated a little bit, but full of leaves. We didn't use the amenities, and never even visited the lodges because of the dust and steep hill to walk there. Sites were spacious enough, and we loved the quiet (silence) and dark skies at night. The location and entry road make this a difficult location to use as base camp to visit Santa Barbara, Solvang, and other areas of interest. We would not stay here again. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

There are a lot of great things about this RV park. It is quiet, the man at the gate was very nice. Our grand daughter took the horse back ride and loved it. The girl leading the horses was really great. The RV spots are large, but dirt, there was no privacy plants between the spots. There were bottle caps and garbage that wasn't cleaned up when we arrived at our spot. I never saw anyone cleaning up the RV spots. The pool area was clean and the pools were very nice. The last 1.3 miles was a one way road. There were 3 switch backs that you couldn't see around and they had mirrors that the driver coming down could see if there was someone coming, however the person coming up had no clue if there was someone in their path. We were towing a toad and it would have been hard for us to back up. Rancho Oso wants people leaving to use the road in the morning and the ones coming in to use it in the afternoon. That sorta of works but every time I used the road and met someone however not at the switch backs. I don't think my husband wants to drive that 1.3 miles again. As far as cell phone use you can go into the lodge, which is very nice and they have a booster and I was able to get an AT&T signal. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

WARNING. Getting to the park and getting anywhere from the park is extremely difficult. It is 15 miles past Santa Barbara over and around mountains. Then you exit onto the approach road which is smaller and more difficult to maneuver. And then like Disney World, you reach the entrance only to find another mile of harrowing driving. I have a 26 ft class A diesel with a tow and was very concerned most of the way. Once arriving for our 3 night visit we decided that going back and forth to SB would be too difficult even with just a car, so we forfeited our prepayment through RPI and left. The park seemed nice, but the ride was not. We camped at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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