Leo Carrillo State Park Camping

Los Angeles County

Leo Carrillo
State Park


35000 Pacific Coast Highway,
28 miles northwest of Santa Monica, CA
(310) 457-8143


Day use per vehicle: $12
Gate locked: 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM

Canyon Campground

  • 130 standard campsites for tents or RVs up to 31'
  • Restrooms with flush toilets, showers
  • Fire ring, picnic table
  • Dump station
  • Several accessible sites
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center

Group Campsite

  • Space for up to 50 people
  • Tent camping only
  • Located at the eastern end of Canyon Campground
  • Picnic tables, fire rings, BBQs

Camping Fees and Reservations

Reservations are site specific and cannot be changed after arrival.

  • Canyon Campground: $45
  • Sycamore Canyon Hike & Bike Sites: $10
  • Walk-in Group Site: $225
  • La Jolla Hike-in Site: $10
  • Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
    Leo Carrillo State Park Campground Reservations
    or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Leo Carrillo State Park campground map, Malibu, CA

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Canyon Campground in
Leo Carrillo State Park

Canyon Campground, the main campground in Leo Carrillo State Park, has 130 sites available for tents, trailers, and RVs up to 31 feet. Mature sycamore trees provide plentiful shade throughout the campground. Reservations are now site specific, so when you arrive at the campground you cannot change your site. Campsites are for up to 8 people, 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer. Additional vehicles will be charged an extra fee.

Showers at Canyon Campground have switched to a token system. A one dollar bill fed into a token machine will produce 2 tokens. There is a camp store available to campers in the campground. Ropes, swings, hammocks or similar items may not be fastened to any plant, tree, fence, or park structure. Firewood is available from the camp host.

Suggestions and Comments from Previous Campers

  1. The campsites on the outside of the loop offer a little more privacy.
  2. Watch out for squirrels getting after your food.
  3. Site #50 is small and has no shade.
  4. Cell reception is unreliable.

Group Campsite

The Group Campsite at Leo Carrillo State Park is located at the eastern end of Canyon Campground. The group site is a tent only site that can hold up to 50 people. To reserve the group site, you must have at least 9 people. Camping fees cover 12 vehicles. Camping gear must be carried 100 feet from the group parking area to the campsite. Another 4 vehicles are allowed for an additional fee. The extra vehicles must be parked approximately 1000 feet away.

In addition to the group site, standard campsites numbered 31 - 49 may be reserved as a group site.

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