Ventura, California

Rincon Parkway Campground

Ventura, California



Ventura, California
Phone: (805) 654-3951

Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $29 4/2014

Latitude: 34.3299169275594
Longitude: -119.399526715279

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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23 Reviews

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Johnston Family

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Rincon has the best views ever. You are right along hwy 1. There is some traffic and train noise, though the better sound is waking up to the ocean. The only down side there is to this park (though they are there for a reason) are the large rocks to climb down to get to the beach. Some sites offer a sandy beach, while others offer no sand, but little rocks. If there were full hookups, I would rate it 10+. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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Monaire Corporati

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

You are getting, a road and railway line on one side of you which is completely offset by the Pacific Ocean literally out your door. We closed the roadside windows and blinds, opened the oceanside windows and the roar of the sea one night was so loud we couldn't hear anything else. There is a rock wall that is easily climbable and apart from high tide when there is no sand, the beach is great for swimming and walking. We never expected to be so impressed with camping by a road. We had 2 of the best sunsets ever. We would definitely stay here again. Note: no restrooms or showers. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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leeetle

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As previously noted, this campground is a spectacular find. The Ranger who came by to check on the campground was very nice when she asked us to move a bit further into our site. (Our slides were poking out of our site.) So be sure to stay within the lines at each space. Just a wonderful, wonderful location. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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solarsteve4x4

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow. We never realized this area was available, boondock right at beach side parallel parked end to end alongside the beach (with highway/railroad other side) so it is more private, spacious, and quiet than side by side campsites. So easy to get into and the ranger is friendliest I ever met. No hassles, just park and pay envelope in slot. Frequent trash bins provided along the camping strip, dogs OK leashed on beach ($1/day per dog). 14 day winter limit, 7 day in summer. Just great experience compared to nearby state beach camps. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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CampExperience

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this place and it never lets me down. That is until now! Seriously, they are charging for my dog! They don't offer any amenities for the dog, and they charge $1/ night. Can we say rip off. Not an incentive for me to pick-up after my dog, but I always do. I wish the spaces were a little bigger so it would be easier to maneuver in as most people pull right up to the line in front of me and behind me. Also I have a tow vehicle that I'd love to fit into the spots. The other thing I'd love to see are more of these spots along the ocean front in Ventura. They are awesome, but there are so few spots. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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hwybnb

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

There have been some recent changes here. Rates have increased to $28/night and a $1/head pet fee is been added but it remains the lowest cost beach camping available in Southern California. As others have reported this is a one-of-a-kind experience. RVs are parallel parked on the shoulder of a highway that was a primary route along the coast until it was replaced by a larger and more modern freeway. The highway is still in use and there is an adjacent rail line that carries heavy freight and passenger trains but much of the noise they create is drowned out by sounds of the waves breaking just steps away. Access to the dog-friendly beach is good at the south half but difficult north because the parking sites are atop a high seawall of boulders. Sites are 45’ long. There are no amenities other than informal fire pits among the rocks at most sites. No fires are permitted on the sand but I confirmed with a Ranger that they are OK in the rocks. We have camped here many times over the past 15 years and have never had a bad experience. We will definitely go there again. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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The Bear II

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want to feel like you've been gone for a week and only have a weekend to camp this is the place for you. The sound of the waves will relax you to the point you feel like you've been on vacation forever. It's definitely boondocking at it's finest. The views are great with spectacular sunsets almost every night. This is one of our favorite spots to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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huntram

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, I don't get it. Since I live in Ventura I have passed the Parkway a gazillion times and have always wondered why people "camp" here. Now I sit in my 5th typing this review. Yes, it has an awesome view, and this weekend it has been sunny and clear! But: you are still PARKED next to a highway, freeway, and train tracks. You are packed in like sardines, and if you are not careful, could be trapped by others. I had people walk in my site and hang around for awhile instead of walking on the road side, or on the beach. And of course, if it's not bolted down, kiss it goodbye! OK, I'll be generous because of the view and award it a 5! We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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It's Miller Time

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is OK for a couple adults. The view is fantastic but the sites are small and you're camping on the side of a highway. There's also railroad tracks across the road but the sound of the waves drown out the noise from the trains and highway. There's too much traffic on the highway for me to be comfortable with kids in our site. We enjoyed our stay and will return because it's close to home. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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rvmike

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

On the west side of your RV it is a 10, with a million dollar view. The east side is much lower with a fairly busy 45 mph road right next to the RV. This was a great overnight spot and I would go back. Not that great for walking dogs. Please be careful of dogs, and kids, and the road. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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Kernvilledaddy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is truly a "one of a kind" campground. You parallel park alone the Pacific Ocean! Wonderful. You will need a fully self contained RV as there are no facilities at all. Just the ocean, so you'll need a quiet generator and more. No campfires in the rocks. Very dangerous as the rocks can explode when they get hot, so bring a portable fire pit. The only drawback for some is the train tracks are across the street but I think that's rather cool with the surf noise. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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hwybnb

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I have reviewed this campground in the past but there have been some changes since then. The sites used to be variable in size and some were too short for larger camping rigs. They have now been remarked and are a uniform 45 feet (approximately) long. Our 35 foot MH and toad fit nicely with a foot or two to spare. There are signs saying no fires on the beach but I think that means on the sand. We have always had fires in the rocks that form the sea wall. The rangers seem to have no problem with that. The sand is cleaner than most public beaches we have used even though all of the cleanup is done by the campers, who seem to us to be generally well-mannered and considerate. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is strictly primitive camping in front of the ocean. The roaring surf drowns out most of the sounds from the nearby road. We watched the dolphins play in the surf each day at about dusk. Signs warning of theft were posted, but we had no problems, and did not see any evidence of issues. All sites are first come first serve all the time. Folks were mostly friendly and respectful. I will stay here again. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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BigRigTravelerUSA

Review Count: 240
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Okay, the views ARE spectacular! The problem is there are lots of abusers. Our site was loaded with cigarette butts, and walking along we observed plastic bottles, beer lids and cans, and a bag of smashed dog waste, right near the drains into the ocean. One of the dumpsters had soapy suds seeping out of it as if someone bagged their gray tank and put it inside, again running towards the drains into the ocean. It is hard to climb down or find spots to climb down to the water, especially with a dog. We had to park near the cement wall since there was insufficient space for our 40' rig and car in a space except between the wall and street. There are signs at all the pay stations to indicate anything left outside (even if chained to your vehicle) will be stolen. Our dog rarely barks in the night but got pretty excited here, where there is no light. What a beautiful place which will no doubt be shut down in just a matter of time, thanks to some really rude people. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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hwybnb

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I don't think there is another "RV park" like this on the west coast. It is a Ventura County facility. It is not an RV park in the usual sense of the term. Rigs are parallel parked along a stretch of what was the coast highway many years ago. The Pacific Ocean is on one side with only a boulder seawall between the RVs and the sand. On the other side is the old highway, which is still used by local traffic, and a fairly busy railroad track. As others have posted there is some traffic and train noise, somewhat masked by the sound of the surf. It is pretty awesome. Most of the marked spaces are about 45 feet. Access to the beach from most sites entails climbing down over the boulders, which requires some agility. There are no hookups and there is no water available. If you can deal with those things you will have a beach camping experience that is hard to beat. We camp there often and love it. Stay limits are 7 days in the summer (April through October) and 14 days in the winter. We camped at Rincon Parkway Campground in a Motorhome.

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