Palm Ave., Carpinteria, CA
12 miles south of Santa Barbara
Exit Hwy. 101 at Casitas Pass Rd.
Day use per vehicle: $10
Park Hours: 7:00 AM to sunset
See our complete outline of Carpinteria Camping Fees (below, center)
Anacapa Campground is available for tents, RVs and trailers. The maximum length for RV or trailers is shown on the map and is strictly enforced. These sites are separated from the beach by the main day-use parking and picnic area. There are no hook-up sites.
Santa Cruz Campground is available for tents, RVs, or trailers. 2 small, or 1 large tent, are allowed in most sites. Sites are long and narrow, often close together. No slide-outs or side tents are allowed. Premium beach front sites have higher fees.
Santa Rosa Campground is for RVs and trailers only. All sites have full hook-ups (water, sewer, and electric). Sites are arranged side-by-side in parking lot fashion.
Most of San Miguel Campground is for RVs and trailers only, but the most inland row (sites 401-419) also allows tents. Sites 420 - 446 have electric hook-ups. Premium beach front sites do not have hook-ups. Sites are arranged side-by-side with diagonal parking.
|Campground Area||Type of Site||Peak Season Rate*||Non-Peak Season Rate**|
|*Peak Season March 1 - November 30
**Non-peak season December 1 - February 28
Always confirm campsite configuration and fees with Reserve America since campgrounds are sometimes reconfigured or specifications changed.
|Standard Family Sites|
|Anacapa & Santa Cruz||RVs, trailers, tents||$45||$35|
|Santa Cruz||RVs, trailers, tents
|Santa Rosa||RVs or trailers
|Santa Rosa||RVs or trailers with hook-ups
|San Miguel||RVs or trailers
|San Miguel||RVs, trailers, tents
|San Miguel||RVs or trailers with electric hook-ups
|Bobcat, Fox, Egret, Gull and Plover||25 people||$180||$180|
For comprehensive information about Lake Casitas, Lake Cachuma, and all of California's most popular lakes, see California's Greatest Lakes
Carpinteria State Beach offers a Junior Rangers program designed for children ages 7 to 12. Participants receive a logbook which is stamped every day they attend the program, learning about ocean safety, crafts, animals, and the environment. California Junior Rangers
100 El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Located across Highway 101 from El Capitan State Beach
(805) 879-5751 or (866) 410-5783
Ocean Mesa at el Capitan
20 tent camping sites
80 RV sites with full hook-ups, 50 amp
All campsites have fire rings with grills and a picnic table. WiFi, cable TV
Amenities: heated pool and spa, laundry, store, horseback riding facilities
Rates: $$ - $$$
516 South Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 966-9954 or (800) 345-5018
Sunrise RV Park
Accommodations: RV sites with full hook-ups, 50 amp, cable TV available, WiFi
Amenities: Restrooms, showers, laundry, picnic tables
255 Burnham Rd., Oak View, CA
Ventura Oaks RV Park
Location: On the north shore by the marina
Phone: For Information (805) 649-2233, for Reservations (805) 649-1122
Reservation Fees: $7.50
Lake Casitas Camping
Campground Facilities: Playgrounds, Showers, Restrooms
Campsites: All campsites come with Picnic Tables and Fire Rings
Campsite Fees: (The lower prices are for weekdays and off-season after Labor Day and before Easter)