Point Mugu State Park Camping

Ventura County

Point Mugu
State Park


9000 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
15 miles south of Oxnard, CA
(310) 457-8143


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

Sycamore Canyon Campground

  • 56 campsites for tents or RVs up to 31'
  • Restrooms with flush toilets, showers
  • Fire ring, picnic table
  • Dump station
  • Several accessible sites

Thornhill Broome Campground

  • 62 primitive campsites for tents or RVs up to 31'
  • Chemical toilets
  • Several accessible sites

Camping Fees and Reservations

Reservations are NOT site specific. Campsites will be assigned upon arrival. It may be possible to preview the campground and request a particular open campsite upon your arrival.

  • Sycamore Canyon: $45
  • Sycamore Canyon Hike & Bike Sites: $10
  • Thornhill Broome Beach: $35
  • La Jolla Group Site: $225
  • La Jolla Hike-in Site: $10
  • Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
    Point Mugu State Park Campground Reservations
    or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Books of
Local Interest

Sycamore Canyon campground map, Point Mugu State Park, CA

La Jolla Group Campsite

La Jolla Group Campsite, part of Point Mugu State Park, is located across the Pacific Coast Highway from the Thornhill Broome Campground. The site can hold up to 50 campers using tents. To reserve the group site, you must have at least 9 people. A maximum of 16 vehicles are allowed in the parking area.

La Jolla Backpacking Campsites

Besides the group site near the highway, Point Mugu State Park maintains a cluster of back country campsites in La Jolla Valley. The shortest hike to the campsite is about 2½ miles from the trailhead near the La Jolla Group Campsite described above. The campsites are situated under the shade of oak trees. Register at the iron ranger at the trailhead. A vault toilet is provided, but campfires are not allowed. Since it is a dry camp, you will need to pack in your own water. Dogs are not allowed

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Location: On the north shore by the marina
Phone: For Information (805) 649-2233, for Reservations (805) 649-1122
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Campground Facilities: Playgrounds, Showers, Restrooms
Campsites: All campsites come with Picnic Tables and Fire Rings

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Location: 40 miles east of Ventura, 0n the west shore of Lake Piru near the marina
Information and Reservations: (805) 521-1500
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Campground Facilities: Hot Showers, Piped Water, Restrooms, Dump Stations, WiFi
Campsite Amenities: All campsites come with Picnic Table, Fire Ring with Grill Top

Big Sycamore Canyon Campground

Because of its proximity to beaches in Point Mugu State Park and in nearby Malibu, Sycamore Canyon Campground fills up quickly as reservations become available. Reservations can be made up to 7 months in advance. New reservations are released in one month blocks on the first of each month, year-round.

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 Sycamore Canyon have switched to a token system. A one dollar bill fed into a token machine will produce 2 tokens. There are outdoor sinks with cold water.

Suggestions and Comments from Previous Campers

  1. Only a 3 minute walk to the beach.
  2. Campsites are close together.
  3. Best sites include 1-4, 10, 26, 29, 30, 40, 49
  4. Bring bug spray.

Thornhill Broome Campground

Thornhill Broome campground, part of Point Mugu State Park, is located along the Pacific Coast Highway between Sycamore Cove and Point Mugu. 62 primitive camping sites for tents or RVs are available along the beach.

Water spigots and portable toilets are found at intervals along the campground. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided on the sand. Tents may be pitched there. There are no day-use facilities. Like Sycamore Canyon, reservations are not site specific. However, campers are usually allowed to look over the available sites once they arrive and choose one to their liking.

Suggestions and Comments from Previous Campers

  1. The campground is mostly deserted in September.
  2. It can get windy in the afternoon.
  3. Leashed dogs are allowed anywhere on the beach and campground.
  4. Some sites have rather rocky beaches.
  5. Bring extra rope and tent stakes to secure your tent against the wind.

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