Pismo Beach Camping

Pismo State Beach, Oceano Dunes State SVRA
RV Campgrounds

Pismo State Beach


Oceano Campground

  • Pier Avenue off Highway 1
  • 42 RV sites with 30 amp electric hook-ups, RVs up to 36'
  • 40 tent or RV sites
  • Campfire circle, horseshoe pit
  • Restrooms, showers
  • Close to Oceano Lagoon, Lagoon Trail, and beach
  • Nature Center

North Beach Campground

  • Off Highway 1, south of Pismo River
  • 103 campsites for tents or RVs up to 36'
  • Close to Monarch Butterfly Grove and beach
  • Dump station, restrooms, campfire circle

Camping Fees and Reservations

  • Standard Campsite Fees: Peak season $35, off-season $25
  • Electric hook-up sites at Oceano Campground: Peak season $50, off-season $40
  • Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
    Pismo State Beach Campground Reservations
    or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Go Prepared

Oceano Campground, Pismo State Beach, CA

Oceano Campground

Pismo State Beach

Oceano Campground has an abundance of trees and with Oceano Lagoon next door, the campsites have the feel of a forest location. A trail leads around the lagoon, offering wonderful opportunity for bird watching. Other trails lead through the dunes and out to the beach.

Near the campground entrance is the Nature Center. Hands-on exhibits held visitors learn more about the local wildlife, plants, and the Chumash culture. Walks led by docents often originate there. Programs for campers and other grounds are given by the docents from the Central Coast State Parks Association.

Learn about local programs offered by the Central Coast State Parks Association at their website.

Suggestions from Previous Campers

  1. Bring mosquito repellant
  2. Bring quarters for the showers
  3. Book early if you want a spot
  4. Showers & restrooms in south section are better
  5. ATV rentals are near the campgrounds - Steve's ATV Rentals

Oceano Dunes State SVRA Camping

Oceano Dunes State SVRA, immediately south of Pismo State Beach, allows camping on the beach within specified areas. Camping is allowed south of Post 2 on the beach and in the open dune area. Vault toilets and chemical toilets are provided, and water-delivery and holding-tank pump-out services are available on the beach. A dump station, located on Le Sage Drive, 0.1 miles North of Grand Avenue on Highway 1, is available to campers. Campsite reservation information can be obtained by calling 1-800-444-7275. Four-wheel vehicles are recommended to access the site.

Camping Regulations

  • Each vehicle entering park under its own power must have an individual reservation number. Vehicles on trailers do not need a reservation.
  • There is no space for parking additional vehicles.
  • Each reservation is limited to one vehicle and one towed vehicle.

Camping Fees: $10
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Oceano Dunes SVRA Camping Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM

Oceano County Park Camping

San Luis Obispo County operates a campground at its Oceano Memorial Park. The park is located along Air Park Drive, just south of Pier Avenue, near the county airport.

They have 22 campsites. Each can accommodate between 4 and 6 people along with an RV (up to 40') or a couple of tents. All the sites have full hook-ups (water, sewer, and electricity). Showers are available at 75 cents for 3 minutes.

Fishing is allowed in Oceano Lagoon next to the campground. the park also has a picnic area, children's playground, and horseshoe pits.

Camping fees are $35 - $38 per night.
Reservations (805) 781-4900
Oceano Memorial Park

Pismo Beach RV Campgrounds

Coastal Dunes RV Park

1001 Pacific Blvd., Highway 1, Oceano, CA
(805) 781-4900   Coastal Dunes RV Park
Operated by San Luis Obispo County (formerly Sand & Surf RV Park) - located next to railroad tracks
232 campsites for RVs up to 40', pull-through sites have full hook-ups including cable TV, back-in sites have electric, water, and sewer hook-ups
Swimming pool, restrooms, showers, laundromats
Rates: $$

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

165 South Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA
(888) 782-3224   Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
Pool, arcade, laundry, miniature golf, bicycle rentals, 3 playgrounds, outdoor games, general store, satellite TV, full hook-ups
Rates: $$

Pismo Sands RV Park

2220 Cienaga Street, Oceano, CA
(805) 481-3225   Pismo Sands RV Park
133 paved sites, full hook-ups, 50 amp, WiFi, Satellite TV, heated pool and spa, laundry, bathrooms and showers, outdoor games, playground, gated entry, mini-mart
Rates: $$

Pacific Dunes RV Resort and Riding Stables

1205 Silver Spur Place, Oceano, CA
(805) 489-7787 or (888) 908-7787
Pacific Dunes RV Resort and Riding Stables
general store, full hook-ups restrooms and showers, basketball pool table, WiFi, horseback riding stable
1-hour trail rides through the dunes $50

North Beach Campground

Pismo State Beach

North Beach Campground is located next to Pismo Beach and is within walking distance (0.75 miles via the beach) of Pismo Beach Pier. The campground has restrooms and hot showers (25 cents for a couple of minutes). There is a dump station next to the entrance station and a campfire center along the foot trail to the beach. South of the campground, across Carpenter Creek, is the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Some nights there are programs or movies at the campfire center.

Comments from Previous Campers

  1. You can hear the sound of the waves from your campsite.
  2. Bring plenty of quarters for the showers.
  3. Clean restrooms, quiet at night
  4. Friendly, helpful rangers
North Beach Campground map, Pismo State Beach, CA

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