Leadbetter Beach Area Camping

Santa Barbara County

National Forest Campgrounds


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

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




Beach Camping near
Leadbetter Beach

El Capitan State Beach

Located off US Highway 101, 21 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, 24 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

El Capitan Canyon Resort

11560 Calle Real, off Highway 101,
opposite El Capitan State Beach
(805) 685-3887 or toll free (866) 352-2729
El Capitan Canyon Resort
Located on 300 acres, El Capitan Canyon provides nature lodging for those who want to relax, unwind, and commune with nature.

El Capitan Canyon Accommodations

Cedar cabins and safari tents group in villages.
Safari Tents are equipped with queen or double beds, screened windows, linens and towels, storage, heaters, electric lighting. Each tent has its own picnic table, grill and firepit. Private bathroom facilities are located in nearby buildings.
Yurts come with features similar to the safari tents. Bathrooms are nearby.

El Capitan Canyon Amenities

Market and Deli, swimming pool, WiFi, ropes course, yoga, story-telling, Saturday night BBQs, summer concerts, star gazing, massage treatments, beach cruiser bikes available.
Rates: $$$


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

Ventura Oaks RV Park

255 Burnham Rd., Oak View, CA
(805) 649-9103
Ventura Oaks RV Park



Camping at the Lake


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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