18 Parks near Santa Maria, California
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Nice park nestled in pines trees? Large Spaces. nice pool. Right near town. Provided fire pits. enjoyed our stay. The office only seemed to be open from 1100 am to 1200 am and again from 300pm to 400 pm. Took a long time to get the manager on the phone to get reservations, but we enjoyed our stay! - 10shifter
Aug 2014 - $34.00
Great WiFi, good laundry. It is across the street from a great park that the dogs and we used twice a day. It is also across the street from a fire station and next to a very busy road that has a sound barrier wall that reflects all traffic noise. Do not stay in spaces 1-5 for that reason. The local shopping or services. - bobcovey
Jul 2014 - $40.00
Very nice park. Clean and taken care of. Had other nice campers all around. Experience was very pleasurable and fantastic weather. Decent sized spaces. Problem with a few trees not being trimmed back good enough for large rigs though. Another problem we had was with the sewage drain. The pipe was above ground about 12-18" and made it VERY difficult to drain tanks. It took both of us to empty and probably about an hour to empty all three tanks. When we arrived, the office was closed, however; there was a lighted board with our name (incorrectly spelled) and the space number. That's it. No other information. No welcome (except by Jackson, the resident park greeter kitty). The office/store did not open until the day we left on the morning of the 7th! We were not sent a confirmation e-mail. We hoped that we had a spot. We had to bother other campers for the Wi-Fi information. Otherwise, we would not have had Internet the whole time there. The "store" has SO much potential. The shelves are bare. The pool was sparkling, but the hot tub looked like it was all moldy even though there had been some people using it. Perhaps it just needs refinishing. Close to the freeway (101) and an amusement park, but it wasn't too noisy. There are some long term residents and some that must always live there by the looks of all the junk around their "home". Overall, though, our experience was very nice and we definitely want to go back. We are hoping that the lack of attention was due to a holiday weekend and not the situation normal. - tomandlori
May 2014 - $25.00
Beautiful Elks RV park on Lodge property. They no longer offer cable TV. Easy on and off highway 101. Lodge secretary will take reservations. - firedguy
Nov 2013 - $25.00
Nice Elks. Need to be a member. We stayed in the full hook-up section. Watch the water pressure! Pretty high. Some road noise from the nearby 101, but not bad at night. Good location to explore the area in between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. Found some fun wine tasting in the Foxen Canyon area. We would stay here again. - AKBOB
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Elks Members Only. Two lots, one with 12 sites with water and electric . Another with 14 sites with full hookups. Office staff extremely helpful. Reservation possible. Very active lodge, Friday night "cook your own" special. Very popular. Meals most nights. Pet friendly. Strong Cable TV, WI-FI spotty in lots, Strong inside Elks. Working on outside antenna. Probably best run Elks Park we have stayed in. Close to Freeway, Wine Country, Pismo Beach, Solvang, Avila Beach. Will be back. - silverado
May 2013 - $10.00
We love camping at Oceano Dunes with our family and friends. We love to ride ATVs and the ocean. Two great things rolled into one. Having a huge bonfire at night and looking up into the sky and actually seeing stars and listening to the ocean waves roll in and out. Noisy during the day and we usually try to camp during the week in the summer, because of the crowds. Spring and Fall are also wonderful times to camp...and less busy. Just check out wind conditions before you go. - butmuffins
Jun 2012 - $10.00
This is a great beach experience. I searched extensively for a place where I could pitch my tent right on the beach. The entire Pacific Coastline there were only two campgrounds where this was possible. Oceana Dunes, California and Coos Bay in Oregon. It is now on our bucket list to return with our RV. Pros: You are right on the beach If this is the experience you are looking for, it is the best!! Rigs of all sizes camp along this beautiful stretch of beach You drive along the beach at low tide to find your spot. People willing to help if you get stuck. You can ATV here. Cons: No running water, only chemical toilets (but kept clean). Lots of traffic between beach and water. You can get stuck. It was really windy and we had no shelter. - User2631
May 2012 - $10.00
Very basic, you are just parked anywhere you want on the sand. Beware of the tides, so you don't get stuck in the sand. Not many bathrooms around (but we didn't use them- so I don't know what the condition was). There was a truck that comes around selling ice and firewood, which was nice. - Cali Campers
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
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
Mar 2016 - $65.00
Those are some tight pull-through spaces. It doesn't help there's a 4ft dead palm tree stump where our slide out goes--it barely cleared it. Other than that, our experience was great.
We picked this campground because of its location and the positive reviews on rvparkreviews. Our friends brought their RZR and we towed it a couple of miles to the dunes for a day of off-roading. No fire pits. Avoid sites near the bathrooms due to sewer smells. Didn't realize there was cable until the last hour we were leaving. We're new to RV'ing and didn't know the cable outlet was on the pedestal. - Arash
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
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
Apr 2015 - $25.00
Great camp hosts, very friendly lodge, utilities worked well, but the condition of the rest area is a very poor representation of this lodge. Mostly sand that was impossible to keep out of RV. Uneven dirt and grass/weeds. Twisted ankle in gopher hole, one of hundreds of holes and mounds. Spacing is too close, we like to put out our awning. - User817
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
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
Jul 2014 - $22.00
The most depressing base and miserable RV park ever. The site was paved, but warped from heat or roots so bad that it was impossible to get level. We had site 18 which had a street light that rivaled the sun. Literally, it was just as bright in the RV at night as it was during the day. There is no playground or anything to do here. Never again. - Bill & Alisen
Apr 2014 - $22.00
Nice park with friendly hosts. Our site was somewhat unlevel, but workable for the two day stay. WIFI was excellent. - vwbluestar
Sep 2012 - $24.00
First off we appreciated the ability to stay here as instructors on base even though we are not military. We had to be sponsored, but it was well worth the time it took to jump through all the required hoops as our commute was about 3-4 minutes vs. half an hour. Check in was, well, interesting. The person working the office seemed overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks. I repeatedly asked her to call me to take my debit card information for payment as there was an issue when we checked in. That call never happened and I had to scrape together cash to pay as I do not travel with checks. The site we had (13) was a pull through. Trees narrowed the site a bit and made receiving our DirecTV signal a challenge. The resident host was a very nice, helpful man who was pleasant to speak with. We met several more permanent residents who were all very pleasant to speak with. The restrooms and showers were clean for the most part, although I have seen cleaner. I would give them a 7 out of 10. Thank goodness for "shower shoes". I was told all sites have only 50 amp service so keep that in mind. The vehicle search at the Lompoc Gate was relatively quick, although I did not appreciate having to sit in a room and not watch what was being done in searching my RV. I guess that is the price you pay for the privilege of staying in an RV on base. Overall our stay was pleasant and I would definitely stay here again if ever providing additional training on base. - JERICO1