Goleta Beach Area Camping

Santa Barbara County

National Forest Campgrounds


Paradise Campground

Location: 10 miles on Highway 154 from Santa Barbara, 3 miles east on Paradise Rd.
Facilities: 15 campsites, flush toilets, drinking water, oak trees. Nearby White Rock Day Use area has river access.
Fees: $20 per single site or $35 for double site
Reservations: Recreation.gov - Paradise Campground

Fremont Campground

Location: 10 miles on Highway 154 from Santa Barbara, 2.5 miles east on Paradise Rd.
Facilities: 15 campsites (8 standard, 7 walk-in sites), flush toilets, drinking water, oak trees. One mile from White Rock Day Use area has river access.
Fees: $20 per single site
Reservations: Recreation.gov - Fremont Campground

Los Prietos Campground

Location: 10 miles on Highway 154 from Santa Barbara, 3.7 miles east on Paradise Rd.
Facilities: 38 campsites (with electric hookup, 29 standard sites, 8 tents only), flush toilets, drinking water, oak trees. One mile from White Rock Day Use area has river access.
Fees: $20 per single site
Reservations: Recreation.gov - Los Prietos Campground


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Beach Camping near Goleta Beach

El Capitan State Beach

Located off US Highway 101, 15 miles northwest of Goleta
(805) 968-1033

Campsites

  • 119 standard campsites, most for tents or RVs up to 35'
  • 9 RV/trailer only sites (sites #124-132)
  • 3 Group Tent Sites (Cabrillo (up to 60 people), Drake (60), and Ortega (50)
  • 2 Group Standard Sites (de Anza (32) and Portola (40)

Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms with flush toilets, showers
  • Fire ring, picnic table
  • Store, laundry

Campground Fees and Reservations

Standard Campsite:
$45 peak season
$35 non-peak season
Primitive Site
(self-contained RV or trailer only, no amenities): $35
Hike & Bike: $10
Group Campsites
de Anza Group Site: $235
Portola Group Site: $285
Drake Group Site: $320
Cabrillo Group Site: $320
Ortega Group Site: $225
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
El Capitan State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Refugio State Beach

Located Off US Highway 101, 18 miles northwest of Goleta
(805) 968-1033

Campsites

  • 63 Standard Campsites for tents or RVs up to 35'
  • 3 Group Standard Sites: Yanonali (holds up to 32 people), Anapamu (32 people maximum), and Bouchard (80 people maximum)

Refugio State Beach Campground Facilities

  • Restrooms with flush toilets, showers
  • Fire ring, picnic table
  • Store, laundry, campfire center

Campground Fees and Reservations

Standard Campsite:
$45 peak season   $35 non-peak season
Premium Sites:*
$55 peak season  $45 non-peak season
Hike & Bike: $10
Group Campsites
Anapamu Site: $235
Bouchard Group Site: $350
Yanonali Group Site: $235
*Premium sites are listed on the California State Parks website, but none are shown at Refugio State Beach.
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Refugio State Beach Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM



Gaviota State Park

Location

Off US Highway 101, 33 miles north of Santa Barbara
  (805) 968-1033

Campground

38 campsites, most for tents or RVs up to 28', several 30-38', restrooms with flush toilets, showers, fire ring, picnic table, store

Camping Fees and Reservations

  • Standard Campsite Fees:
    • Peak season: $45 (March 1 - November 30)
    • Off-season: $35 (December 1 - December 31)
  • Hike & Bike Sites: $10
  • Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
    Gaviota State Park Campground Reservations
    or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

RV Parks

Ocean Mesa at el Capitan

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
Accommodations:
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: $$ - $$$

Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park

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


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Lake Cachuma Recreation Area Campgrounds

Location: Off San Marcos Road, at Tequepis Point on the southwestern side of the lake.
Phone: (805) 568-2460
Lake Cachuma County Park
Campground Facilities: Showers, Restrooms, Piped Water, RV Dump Station
Campsites: All campsites come with Picnic Tables and Fire Rings
Campsite Fees:

  • Basic Campsite (no hook-ups):   $20 - $25
  • Premium Sites (Lake View):   $35
  • Water and Electric Hook-ups:   $35 - $40
  • Water, Electric, and Sewer Hook-ups:   $40 - $45

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Lake Casitas Campgrounds

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)

  • Basic Sites (dirt pad for tent or RV) - $25 - $30
  • Basic Hook-up Sites (water and electric) - $35 - $40
  • Deluxe Sites with 40' concrete pad, Hook-ups (water and electric), TV reception, individual turf area - $45 - $50
  • Executive Sites with 40' concrete pad, Hook-ups (water, electric and sewer),TV reception, individual turf area - $55 - $60



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