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35 RV Parks near Avila Beach, California
We did however find 35 campgrounds within 25 miles of Avila Beach. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Avila Beach in the left hand column.
Sep 2019 - $24.00
Very well run and organized park. We will be back! - ERIC KRISTY ADVENTURES
Mar 2019 - $20.00
This park is on the dunes at Pismo Beach. Nice walking path to the Dunes. Our space was level and sunny. We met family there and had spaces right next to each other. I tried to use my RPI guest pass, but since it is an Encore Resort, they don't accept guest passes, which meant I had to pay the extra for our guests. Laundry was small, both dryers out of order, and only one washer working. We have stayed here several times and like the park. Would come back again. - WSKeifer
May 2018 - $20.00
Staff very helpful and friendly - even carried a heavy delivery out to my vehicle from the office. Always had treats for dog. Fox tails were a huge problem. They have sprayed but they need to be pulled to remove hazard for pets. Great location with dunes access. - rvreviews
Apr 2018 - $69.00
Sites are too narrow. Your slide overlooks your neighbors slide. Their furnace exhaust is at your front door. Table and chairs go behind your rig. If you have a big rig the site is too short for your truck (you'll have to park your tow vehicle in the overflow). Pool opens late closes early. - Lhuff35204
Oct 2017 - $63.00
PROS: We enjoyed how close the KOA was to the Avila Valley Barn and the Bob Jones trail. The pool, spa, and playground are nice features. The grounds are kept very clean. We didn't use the on-site restrooms, showers, or laundry. The main office/store has a lot of fun items and supplies to buy. Cable TV and wi-fi were good and had no problems with the other hookups.
CONS: The campsites are very tight: they are difficult to get into and you're crammed in very close to your neighbor. There's not much room for a outdoor mat because you're so close to the section of wood fence separating the campsites. There isn't much room for your tow vehicle, especially if there are neighbors in the spots beside you.
I was disappointed with how unfriendly the staff person was on the phone. He gives off the vibe that you're inconveniencing him by calling to make a reservation and he has "snippy" replies to your questions. This campground could be more welcoming by improving the attitude and friendliness of those who answer the phone.
KOA spa rules say kids age 14 and younger not allowed (not even with an adult). - Pilgrim4
Oct 2017 - $63.00
Don't let the manager's attitude bother you. Just obey the rules and you won't have any problems. The highway noise is very noticeable when I am outside. It is a nice clean park with many amenities. For those wanting something to do for a weekend this is your place. They even have a outdoor movie theater, pool, hot tub, playground, basketball, shuffle board, dog walk, and a outdoor games. For an overnighter it is convenient on and off the highway. - Beas
Aug 2019 - $50.00
Great spot overlooking San Luis Harbor. We stayed 1 night in Woodyard #4. No hookups, but parked with the windshield of the MH facing the water. Great place to sit and have morning coffee. Enough room in spot to also park an additional car. Easy walk to pier or you can drive (2 miles) to the town of Avila Beach. We like it now that you can make reservations. Before, you had to go there hoping you got a space. The workers coming and leaving to work at the power plant seem to like to rev their engines all thru the night however and you are parked right next to the road. - Dougie
Jun 2019 - $50.00
Great spot overlooking San Luis Harbor. We stayed 4 days in Woodyard #2. No hookups, but parked MH parallel to beach. There was water available to fill tanks. Enough room in spot to also park a rental car. Easy walk to pier which has a restaurant plus a lot of playful sea lions hanging out. Cells and OTA worked great. There are some FHU available, but not nearly as nice a view as we had. - Davishouse2
Feb 2018 - $67.00
Once again I don't like gravel sites but the view was fantastic. Camp host very friendly First come, first serve as they do not take reservations. - SSM 46
Jan 2017 - $63.00
Very clean, helpful staff, 50 amps, cable. - Judy2shoes
Oct 2016 - $56.00
The spaces in this campground are unacceptably tight. We were unable to open our slide, unable to fully open our truck doors, and unable to fully open our trailer door without hitting our truck. Our neighbor had to park their car under our slide! I could easily touch their awning from my window. The park staff helps you park your RV, but you are on your own getting out. Due to the neighbor's awning being open, we were unable to leave until they returned to close it. This park is mostly full timers that 'purchase' their sites for thousands of dollars. We would NOT stay here again. - MsPiggy
Oct 2016 - $65.00
This park looks as though most spaces are full time residences, and renting out to overnighters or vacationers is an afterthought. The spaces are very close together, parking for a toad is in front. Very close to major highway, but noise was minimal. The nightly charge does include tax, but it also included a nightly charge for our cats (as in kitty cats), which is a first for us in any park we have ever stayed at. We were attending a function, so did not attempt to go to the beach, but is very close to town. Management was friendly, assistant that helped with site parking was very nice. All concrete, no trees, (we dubbed it the concrete jungle) and we did not use the pool or any other facilities. If you're looking for a pretty park, be advised to look elsewhere, as you are packed in like sardines here. - slbenter
May 2019 - $58.00
This is a great RV park, close to Pismo Beach Pier which you can walk to. Excellent facilities for kids, lots to do, games, arcade, laundry, store and restaurant. Beach is a ways away because of a lagoon between the park and the ocean but reachable still. The staff is very accommodating and the site workers are always busy cleaning and its a safe gated facility. The only drawback is that you can't reserve a particular site, not even 6 months out. - D Lew
May 2019 - $54.00
Very close quarters. I mean very close. Good paved roads with many speed humps. Great restaurant on-site. - SteveDahl
May 2019 - $60.00
After no visiting this place for several years, it really seemed like it has aged in the world of RV resort titles. It is best summed up by saying it's kinda like a cheap motel that everybody brings their own rooms to. The sights are very close with no barrier. If your neighbors sit at their table and talk, you just join in sitting at the table inside your RV. Literally it's that loud and apparent. The park itself opens to a creek, NOT the beach. You have to walk the creek to get to the beach. The creek levels fluctuate daily. The park in convenient to walk to the pier and downtown. The grounds are well maintained and showing it's age in some areas. The value of the park is just average compared to more moderns parks of its kind. The hook ups work well, and it has some of the best hi speed WiFi you will find. - Randoni99
May 2019 - $30.00
We stayed 3 nights, however RV spots with hookups directly backup to highway 101, our small B class was no match for roaring traffic; the people in big insulated rigs were not bothered by the noise. In addition the RV lot is shared with a tree service; the crews start about 6am. the 2nd night we parked van closer to lodge, next morning a guy (not RV camper) power washed their truck at 7AM 10 feet from our van, despite RV rules stating no washing of vehicles. Ended up moving to front parking lot 3rd night, as the Lodge closed up at 9pm weeknights, but assume that is not something they would allow, we were desperate for good night’s sleep. The showers are clean but very basic, hot water plentiful, located off pool deck and accessible only when staff is on duty.
High points: The pool is huge and heated. Wednesday bartender (rugby enthusiast) was very welcoming. Drinks are cheap, good pours. the few people we met at the bar at check-in were friendly. Next time would probably try Oceano Elks, close to beach and quiet (although no pool showers). But for $30, SLO Elks is OK if you have insulated rig and need to be in SLO. - Glamper229
May 2019 - $30.00
Super convenient (right off the 101) and pretty noisy (right off the 101). Great for an overnight stay, but its not somewhere you'd want to park for awhile. Great people in the lodge, good food, heated swimming pool. - KAP99
Nov 2017 - $25.00
This is an Elks members only CG. Basically a large parking lot with back in E/W hook-ups. Surface is hard dirt/gravel. Good spacing between sites. Plenty of room for our 40' MH, including slideouts and awnings. No picnic table, no fires. Dump site available. Access to the beautiful swimming pool that is on the lodge property. Bar open daily, lunch served M-F, dinner on Mondays. An adjacent RV storage lot is also available, and is open to the public. - Nan33
Aug 2019 - $39.00
The bathrooms were being repaired, jambs etc. after recent floods. Required reservations have decreased the homeless/long term stay inhabitants. We were on the back loop. The views were amazing. The beach is literally just a step away. At the gate, the assistant answered all questions, provided information on site manager location and availability of firewood. A person walked through and offered firewood. The mosquitoes were a problem in the evening curtailing fireside relaxation. Definitely bring mosquito repellent. - BetseyH
Feb 2018 - $25.00
We decided to stay here on our latest trip to the Central Coast after previously staying at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort next door. The gal that helped us at the gate was friendly and offered us a few choices of sites and decided to stay in site #13 as it was close to the beach. The site is short, almost square in shape so we had to disconnect our 17' Casita travel trailer and park our tow vehicle adjacent to it, which worked out well. Our site was adjacent to the public access trail to the beach but people were considerate and did not cut through our camp site. While we enjoyed our site which was not far from the amphitheater and the beach there was garbage left at the site and we were also located near the bathrooms and the garbage & recycling. The bathrooms and showers were pretty dirty and can only image in the peak season how filthy they might get. It seems there is a large population of long-term transients that live in the campground and support themselves going through the recycling cans rummaging bottles and cans. Our site was almost directly across from the recycling and on a Monday after a busy weekend we heard the sound of glass clinking and cans being crushed for what seemed like over an hour. It was quite a production with one or two people sorting then an SUV would come by and pick up the recyclables. Next time we come here we intend to camp towards the Southern end, which seemed to have less unsavory elements. There were signs to protect your valuables, so we put away everything and locked up our gas grill in the back of our truck at night or when we went exploring during the day. On a positive note the beach access was great with lots of room for our dog to stroll and good perch fishing. Also, our Verizon phones had an excellent signal for both cellular and data. - CasitaSanJose
May 2016 - $30.00
We love this campground and drove a long way to get to it. We would normally give it five stars, and have always recommended it to our friends. First of all the staff was great. Second, the location is fantastic, great dog friendly beach. Third, very open campsites...and then it goes downhill. There was a very large population of "sketchy" people. They told us on checkin to be sure and lock up our stuff, and for the most part we did. Stepped out of the RV one morning, and a homeless looking guy was in our campsite. When we left we discovered someone had taken my cycling bag (mostly old stuff of no value, except for a pair of prescription sun glasses, my fault). Just didn't feel safe. Next week they require reservations, which should help. - Fyrhawk
Jul 2019 - $65.00
We were a little hesitant after reading previous reviews but upon arrival we greeted so warmly by the ladies in the office, that I was immediately at ease. The park is a little tight, but doable. The manager helped my husband back in our spot which was gravel and spotless. We had just enough room to park our truck next to our 5th wheel, but also had a parking spot just a few steps away. The park was walking distance to the beach and a few great restaurants. Wished we could have stayed longer as we really enjoyed it. We were in a few rows from the highway, so there was very little noise at all inside or outside. This place is a real gem. - MaryHermosaBeach
Oct 2018 - $48.00
Very Close to Beaches , Very Close to Town. My sight was right on US-1 and I hardly noticed it was there. The people working there was very Friendly and Helpful. Located near the Walking path to Pismo Beach the town on the Beach. My sight was for a 26ft class C with enough room to park a car next to RV. - MattB
Jan 2018 - $65.00
This is a fantastic park, close to the beach(Walking distance), Clean with friendly staff. - Rohn Pehrson
Aug 2018 - $50.00
Had planned a two week trip up the Oregon and Washington Coast but due to a family illness had to cancel. Had to stay within a few hours of my home and wanted to escape the heat. Plenty of availability at this park - stayed here over 10 years ago and nothing has changed. Noise from the trains and highway - restrooms and showers clean but very old - within walking distance of the beach. The back-in sites are very difficult to manage especially when there are campers in the sites across the way. They do have a pool which my granddaughters enjoyed. The folks camping there were great - lots of family groups and very friendly enjoyed meeting everyone - due to the noise probably wouldn't stay here again unless nothing else was available - ctravelgal04
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Is this a luxury RV park? NO. But you get great bang-for-the-buck. You're a half mile walk from the Beach...and you can drive on the beach here, too. You only have 30amps here but you probably won't run one AC let alone two or three, so 50amps really isn't necessary. Make sure to have adapter.
Yes, you are in between PCH-1 and the railroad tracks but the noise wasn't bad, especially at night while you're trying to sleep and I did have the windows open. AMTRACK doesn't run overnight and when it does come thru, it's past you in seconds.
I had no problems getting in or leaving. Everything worked. You don't have WiFi but remember, you're not paying super high prices like you do elsewhere. I wasn't disappointed with this place and I would go back tomorrow.
Staff was VERY helpful. I didn't get to use my DISH because I got stuck behind a tree: luck of the draw. Cable worked OK most of the time. Lots of selections. You don't have a picnic table or fire pit at each spot, but there are several of these around the park. First come, first serve. Weather here can't be beat. - LEB2
Dec 2013 - $44.00
The other reviews of this park were spot on. I used the Good Sam s book to find a park in this area and I called about a completely different park that was $9 cheaper per day but the reservations were for this park which was nearly 40 additional miles away. When we arrived at the park that I had first called about it was after 5pm and of course there was no one to answer the phone, much less help to figure out that we had nearly forty more miles to drive after dark. When we did arrive at this park we found it to be very poorly lite and not well marked plus the roads are very narrow without many markings which let us get headed into our area going the wrong way. While getting turned around we managed to damage our motorhome due to the tight turns and dark and narrow streets. We would not stay at this park again. I will pull into camp wally world before driving in the dark to a campground. - GopherBroke