Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area

State Park

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928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano, CA 93445
805-773-7170
Reservations: 800-444-7275
Official Website

GPS: 35.1055, -120.6307

Last Price Paid: $10
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 21 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Be aware of the tides and high tide line when choosing a beach campsite.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving on sandy beaches.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

5 people have reviewed this location.

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Dick Tony
San Gabriel, CA
16 Airstream Bambi Sport
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2

Dick Tony would stay here again

“Unlike any other California State Park”

Reviewed Feb 05, 2018

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As is obvious from the other reviews, it's important that potential visitors know what they're getting when they plan a trip to Oceano Dunes. Arriving and leaving at low tide is MUCH better than at high tide. Knowing whether or not the smallish fresh water creeks are flowing across the beach is also critical. I pull a 3,000 lb t... more

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4bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Follow Your Detour

30 Forest River Rockwood
2016 GMC Sierra 2500
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3

Follow Your Detour would stay here again

“Fun but crazy experience! AIR DOWN YOUR TIRES and you won't get stuck!!”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2017

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Parking right on the beach just steps from the ocean for $10 a night was a no-brainer for us! While there are other campgrounds in the area, if you truly want to experience Pismo Beach and its sand dunes, we would highly recommend boondocking in this spot! One of the tricky parts about RVing here is that in order to drive on the sand,... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Private Camping
Evergreen, CO
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Never Again - Stuck three times.”

Reviewed Apr 11, 2016

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Maybe only heavy Airstreams get stuck here but we have gotten stuck three times in the sand--twice on this last attempt to camp there. So no more! Plus there was an abundance of OHV's racing around...not the quiet place we remember from years past. Had to rely on the kindness of strangers to pull us out of the sand, did I say TW... more

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Jennifer
Turlock, CA
34 G-Force Toyhauler
2007 Dodge Ram Cummins
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4

Jennifer would stay here again

“Camp on the beach and play in the sand”

Reviewed Aug 26, 2015

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Camping on the beach....first you HAVE to air down all your tires including your trailer if you want any chance of making it to a camping spot. Four wheel drive is a must. It's handy to have a friend along that can pull your ass out when you get stuck. FYI, trailers don't turn well in the sand so don't stop until you absolutely like yo... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
AT&T 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 999
“It's fun until somebody gets stuck.”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2015

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I'm torn on this place. On one hand it's a unique opportunity to pull your trailer right down on the sand and setup camp steps from the ocean. It's beautiful and (off season) relatively peaceful and wide open space. We really enjoyed the experience being from the East Coast where nothing like this exists. However, there are lots of... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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California RV Route and Trip Information - Follow Your Detour

Even though we spent 6 weeks in California, it wasn’t nearly enough time for this incredibly beautiful state. You will notice we missed some of the most popular destinations that California has t...

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Oceano Dunes SVRA - Aluminarium

There are so many reasons we decided not to camp at the cheapest place in the Pismo Beach area. Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area offers beach camping for $10 a night. Having the ocea...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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