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18 RV Parks near Santa Maria, California
Jul 2017 - $28.00
Nice park. Lots of hills and spots are hard to get into. Watch trees and space to turn! Bigger rigs beware! Clean camp ground.
Lake was low with small swim area. I saw a black bear, dear and turkeys. The marina offered a store, restaurant and a bar, boat rental. Lots of trees and shade. Had a great time. - 10shifter
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Tucked in the mountains east of Pismo Beach, this campground has a lot to offer. There's fishing, boat rentals, water slide park, zip line, rope climbing, hiking and swimming. The wild life (deer & turkeys) is everywhere and so tame. We had a great time. - warrior
Feb 2015 - $35.00
Arrived on a Friday evening in late Feb. We stayed at the quail campsites which were primarily for trailers and motor homes. Our campsite was clean and easy to get into. Bathrooms were clean which was great. The lake itself was low thanks to our wonderful drought out here. That said there was plenty to do for kids and adults. Plenty of hiking trails and an adventure park with zip line and other things for kids. Very family friendly and lots of doggies around. If you forgot anything Arroyo Grande is just 20 minutes away. Great value, we will be back. - Tom_OC
Oct 2018 - $48.00
Very Close to Beaches , Very Close to Town. My sight was right on US-1 and I hardly noticed it was there. The people working there was very Friendly and Helpful. Located near the Walking path to Pismo Beach the town on the Beach. My sight was for a 26ft class C with enough room to park a car next to RV. - MattB
Jan 2018 - $65.00
This is a fantastic park, close to the beach(Walking distance), Clean with friendly staff. - Rohn Pehrson
Nov 2017 - $49.00
Second time we've stayed here. The people that work there are the nicest. The facilities are very clean. They have a handicap restroom and shower which is great; it is a bit tough for our teenager who is in a wheelchair to shower in the trailer. Showers and restrooms were really clean. It is a bit tight to get in and out of spots but obviously doable! You can have a raised from ground fire, that is kind of a bummer but you can do a bonfire on the beach in walking distance. We brought the EZ up the second time, that was needed, there is NO shade. - GriZZlyZ
Feb 2018 - $25.00
We decided to stay here on our latest trip to the Central Coast after previously staying at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort next door. The gal that helped us at the gate was friendly and offered us a few choices of sites and decided to stay in site #13 as it was close to the beach. The site is short, almost square in shape so we had to disconnect our 17' Casita travel trailer and park our tow vehicle adjacent to it, which worked out well. Our site was adjacent to the public access trail to the beach but people were considerate and did not cut through our camp site. While we enjoyed our site which was not far from the amphitheater and the beach there was garbage left at the site and we were also located near the bathrooms and the garbage & recycling. The bathrooms and showers were pretty dirty and can only image in the peak season how filthy they might get. It seems there is a large population of long-term transients that live in the campground and support themselves going through the recycling cans rummaging bottles and cans. Our site was almost directly across from the recycling and on a Monday after a busy weekend we heard the sound of glass clinking and cans being crushed for what seemed like over an hour. It was quite a production with one or two people sorting then an SUV would come by and pick up the recyclables. Next time we come here we intend to camp towards the Southern end, which seemed to have less unsavory elements. There were signs to protect your valuables, so we put away everything and locked up our gas grill in the back of our truck at night or when we went exploring during the day. On a positive note the beach access was great with lots of room for our dog to stroll and good perch fishing. Also, our Verizon phones had an excellent signal for both cellular and data. - CasitaSanJose
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 2018 - $77.00
This was our first visit to Pismo Coast Village RV Park. It is a very large, high demand park (approximately 400 sites). All sites are back in only. For years the park has sold site shares thus providing share holders with first priority for site spaces. It is extremely difficult to obtain a reservation during peak season. At times their site waiting list can contain 1000 site requests. If planning a trip, your reservation should be made well in advance. All sites are sand and gravel with a small strip of grass behind each site, level, and have fire pits and picnic tables. The park has a heated pool, a very aged 9 hole minature golf area, store, restaurant, bike rentals, children play structures and beach access from the park with a short walk. Adjacent to the park is a lagoon and populated with lots of waterfowl for viewing. Downtown Pismo beach is walkable from the park and has many good restaurants. The park is very clean, with gated entry. RV sites are very close to one another and we found the clients to be kind and respectful. Staff was eager to help. My only negative is the difficulty to obtain reservations due to high demand. - al Lehman
Jun 2018 - $77.00
Very large park with all the amenities but very crowded with families. Membership resort that accepts the public. Paved roads and wide level dirt back in sites with a strip of grass behind and scattered trees. Utilities good. OK for big rigs. Most sites can get satellite signal. Good cell signal. Free Cable TV and Wi-Fi, pool, rec room, store and restaurant. Entrance on busy street but very little traffic noise. Each site has large fire pit and used nightly by many. No access to beach, must drive or bike around lagoon half mile to public pier and beach. Park clean and staff friendly and helpful. Pismo area very popular and all campgrounds and RV parks full all summer. Might stay there again. - Pepper Dan
May 2018 - $55.00
OK park but very tight quarters. Everything worked great, people are friendly, etc. but you are parked on gravel very close together. Pretty normal for beach camping in CA. - z32k12
Jan 2017 - $63.00
Very clean, helpful staff, 50 amps, cable. - Judy2shoes
Oct 2016 - $56.00
The spaces in this campground are unacceptably tight. We were unable to open our slide, unable to fully open our truck doors, and unable to fully open our trailer door without hitting our truck. Our neighbor had to park their car under our slide! I could easily touch their awning from my window. The park staff helps you park your RV, but you are on your own getting out. Due to the neighbor's awning being open, we were unable to leave until they returned to close it. This park is mostly full timers that 'purchase' their sites for thousands of dollars. We would NOT stay here again. - MsPiggy
Oct 2016 - $65.00
This park looks as though most spaces are full time residences, and renting out to overnighters or vacationers is an afterthought. The spaces are very close together, parking for a toad is in front. Very close to major highway, but noise was minimal. The nightly charge does include tax, but it also included a nightly charge for our cats (as in kitty cats), which is a first for us in any park we have ever stayed at. We were attending a function, so did not attempt to go to the beach, but is very close to town. Management was friendly, assistant that helped with site parking was very nice. All concrete, no trees, (we dubbed it the concrete jungle) and we did not use the pool or any other facilities. If you're looking for a pretty park, be advised to look elsewhere, as you are packed in like sardines here. - slbenter
Aug 2017 - $30.00
If you need somewhere to just park overnight it will do the job. We have stayed here a few times when passing through the area. It is quiet and conveniently located. This time it was trashier. Looks like no one has cleaned up around the sites lately. Also looks like some of the RVrs have been parked here awhile and those sites cluttered up with stuff. - Californiamini
Jan 2012 - $20.00
We stayed here 4 nights. We had a view of the river, nice trees. The park has a lake and lots of picnic area. We used the picnic table next to our RV, however. It was a great location for visiting our family in Lompoc and the side trips we made to Hearst Castle, Solvang and the beaches. The mission is very close by which includes miles of hiking trails. We would stay here again. - szysnshine
Aug 2010 - $21.00
This was a great park to stay in. There was no TV or Wi-Fi, but the park made up for it. Camp host was very friendly. Sites were well spaced. We will stay here again. - cbor
Apr 2018 - $69.00
Sites are too narrow. Your slide overlooks your neighbors slide. Their furnace exhaust is at your front door. Table and chairs go behind your rig. If you have a big rig the site is too short for your truck (you'll have to park your tow vehicle in the overflow). Pool opens late closes early. - Lhuff35204
Oct 2017 - $63.00
PROS: We enjoyed how close the KOA was to the Avila Valley Barn and the Bob Jones trail. The pool, spa, and playground are nice features. The grounds are kept very clean. We didn't use the on-site restrooms, showers, or laundry. The main office/store has a lot of fun items and supplies to buy. Cable TV and wi-fi were good and had no problems with the other hookups.
CONS: The campsites are very tight: they are difficult to get into and you're crammed in very close to your neighbor. There's not much room for a outdoor mat because you're so close to the section of wood fence separating the campsites. There isn't much room for your tow vehicle, especially if there are neighbors in the spots beside you.
I was disappointed with how unfriendly the staff person was on the phone. He gives off the vibe that you're inconveniencing him by calling to make a reservation and he has "snippy" replies to your questions. This campground could be more welcoming by improving the attitude and friendliness of those who answer the phone.
KOA spa rules say kids age 14 and younger not allowed (not even with an adult). - Pilgrim4
Oct 2017 - $63.00
Don't let the manager's attitude bother you. Just obey the rules and you won't have any problems. The highway noise is very noticeable when I am outside. It is a nice clean park with many amenities. For those wanting something to do for a weekend this is your place. They even have a outdoor movie theater, pool, hot tub, playground, basketball, shuffle board, dog walk, and a outdoor games. For an overnighter it is convenient on and off the highway. - Beas