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25 RV Parks near Santa Margarita, California
Aug 2018 - $77.00
This was our first visit to Pismo Coast Village RV Park. It is a very large, high demand park (approximately 400 sites). All sites are back in only. For years the park has sold site shares thus providing share holders with first priority for site spaces. It is extremely difficult to obtain a reservation during peak season. At times their site waiting list can contain 1000 site requests. If planning a trip, your reservation should be made well in advance. All sites are sand and gravel with a small strip of grass behind each site, level, and have fire pits and picnic tables. The park has a heated pool, a very aged 9 hole minature golf area, store, restaurant, bike rentals, children play structures and beach access from the park with a short walk. Adjacent to the park is a lagoon and populated with lots of waterfowl for viewing. Downtown Pismo beach is walkable from the park and has many good restaurants. The park is very clean, with gated entry. RV sites are very close to one another and we found the clients to be kind and respectful. Staff was eager to help. My only negative is the difficulty to obtain reservations due to high demand. - al Lehman
Jun 2018 - $77.00
Very large park with all the amenities but very crowded with families. Membership resort that accepts the public. Paved roads and wide level dirt back in sites with a strip of grass behind and scattered trees. Utilities good. OK for big rigs. Most sites can get satellite signal. Good cell signal. Free Cable TV and Wi-Fi, pool, rec room, store and restaurant. Entrance on busy street but very little traffic noise. Each site has large fire pit and used nightly by many. No access to beach, must drive or bike around lagoon half mile to public pier and beach. Park clean and staff friendly and helpful. Pismo area very popular and all campgrounds and RV parks full all summer. Might stay there again. - Pepper Dan
May 2018 - $55.00
OK park but very tight quarters. Everything worked great, people are friendly, etc. but you are parked on gravel very close together. Pretty normal for beach camping in CA. - z32k12
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
Oct 2015 - $40.00
For a state park this place is awesome. Lovely walking trails and situated right next to the Dunes. The site was wide and spacious. The ranger was polite although hardly ever there. The Beach is adjacent to the park and there are trails that take you right to the beach rather than exit the park and walk down the street. - ROADster1
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
Nov 2017 - $49.00
Second time we've stayed here. The people that work there are the nicest. The facilities are very clean. They have a handicap restroom and shower which is great; it is a bit tough for our teenager who is in a wheelchair to shower in the trailer. Showers and restrooms were really clean. It is a bit tight to get in and out of spots but obviously doable! You can have a raised from ground fire, that is kind of a bummer but you can do a bonfire on the beach in walking distance. We brought the EZ up the second time, that was needed, there is NO shade. - GriZZlyZ
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 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
Nov 2018 - $54.00
Made and paid for reservations 3 months in advance and received a unsatisfactory site. My neighbor to the right was so close, our slides were approx 3' from each other. The neighbor on the left and I had to share a 5' wide piece of grass and BBQ pit. When we arrived, the neighbors to the left had a large party and had placed tables in chairs on our pad, halting our pull thru.We were packed as close as possible. The site was fairly level and asphalt. The interior roads were also asphalt just wide for us to navigate. Showers and restroom was good, didn't use WiFi or cable. There is a big difference in assigned sites, we happened to get the bottom of the barrel. Majority of the sites are door facing door/slide facing slide. Next visit to Oceano/Pismo, we'll stay at another campground. Utilities are in the middle of the sites and worked well. - SD75mac
Jul 2018 - $59.00
Very nice family campground. Lots of recreational facilities that are kept in beautiful condition (pool, playground, etc). Sites are all hard-top with grass in between RVs. Corner/end lot sites have large grass yards. Disappointed in the front desk service. We spoke with the front desk 30 minutes before arrival and notified them we would be there a few minutes after closing. Upon arrival, our after-hours check in folder did not have the gate access code (we had to flag down someone who knew the gate code), no bathroom code and no Wi-Fi code. Had we been able to enjoy the amenities and Wi-Fi, I would give this park a higher score. - CorgiLover
May 2018 - $48.00
We have stayed at this park several times over the past 10 years. HOWEVER, when we stayed here with friends this time, the campground was ROBBED. Several campsites were hit. We called police and filed a report, but to no avail with catching the crooks. No security, cameras or surveillance at the campground. The surrounding area has always had homeless and questionable characters, but its never been a problem until now. With the amount of items that were taken from our camp, it had to be someone in a vehicle that drove in the park. The items left behind at our camp were also found in the mens restroom, so they have the security codes to get access to the park gate and the restrooms. Unsettling with little children camping with us. Unfortunately when reported to staff, no action was taken, with almost disregard for our safety. We WILL NOT stay here again. - Mommarazzi
Dec 2017 - $40.00
Convenient to all Pismo Beach has to offer. Nice personnel. Pay showers, w/e, no sewer. Nice pull through sites. Close to only drive on Beach in California where camping allowed. No Wi-Fi. Verizon 3G good. Would return. Check out monarch butterfly garden on way to town. Unique if butterflies are here. - smitty12
May 2017 - $40.00
I don't have much to add to other reviews. It is near a beach great for truckers. The sites are fairly small but better than some other campgrounds. The staff insist that you wait until your check-in time. There are no sewer connections and you must go to North campground for the dump station. There is Wi-Fi now and it was good enough for me to actually use it, unlike many other parks Wi-Fi. - bdornbush
May 2017 - $50.00
Pismo State Beach is in central California, the only beach in the state where vehicles are allowed. If you're into ATVing or 4 wheeling, you'll love the location. If you don't want to drive on the beach, the dunes are interesting, and the view is nice, but the beach is not so useful. It's mostly a superhighway for pickup trucks. The campground is fine. Sites are a little closer together than I'd like, but fine. The roads are narrow. We felt like we were squeezing our little rig in between parked rigs. I don't know how big rigs would do it. Some sites are big enough to park a truck or a toad. If the site isn't, though, the overflow parking isn't that close. There are walking trails across the dunes to the beach, about 200 yards away. I could hear the surf from outside my rig. Water and 20/30A electric at the site. The dump station is at the north beach campground, about 3 miles away. The parking pad is asphalt, pull through, with picnic table and fire pit. Wood is cheap ($6). Verizon and AT&T were both good. - AnnP
Oct 2016 - $46.00
Site sizes vary, we had #12 which fit our 32' RV just fine, hook up in a good spot & good space for our tow, all back ins. Make sure you look at the site map on the SLO web site when you make your reservation, price does not include a $9 reservation fee. Cons: come self contained unless you want to use pay for showers and restrooms which are open to the public, we didn't use them or even look in them. Speaking of the public, we had to call 911 one early evening because of a lurker near the bathroom, he was a homeless guy who was talking to himself for over an hour. The park across the street is nice, except for the creepy people who park there all day (have to leave by 6pm) and the homeless who hang out by the kids park & picnic tables. We walked our dogs a lot over there because there isn't any place in the campground, so forget going there after sun sets.
There was a crew cleaning the bathrooms every day and cleaning up the area. Dirt, so bring your mats, fire pits, picnic table and not too bad for some of the sites re privacy rig parking is asphalt....stay away from the sites closest to the street...there is a wood bridge that is really loud when cars are driven over it, pretty quiet at night.
You are suppose to check in first at another campground even though there is a host, read your instructions after booking. DO NOT go there first as there is no where to park your rig/tow, unhook at the campground then drive over there to get a parking sticker for your vehicle. We had to unhook when we got to the other campground in order to get our vehicles out and around, it's a joke! - loves to camp w/dogs
Jun 2014 - $50.00
Wonderful experience. We would definitely go back. We had just come from a private campground where we paid MUCH more money and their facility was no where near as nice as this state campground. The bathrooms were really nice :) We had a full hook up and a nice walk to the beach every day. You can take the trail to the beach, but it's easier to take the road. The campsites are very narrow and the dirt is the dusty kind that gets everywhere, but we liked the facility all the same. You're about 3 miles down from the main drag in Pismo. If you walk your dog on the beach (highly recommended!), they need to be on a leash. There are rangers everywhere. Happy Camping. - PupRV
Nov 2013 - $35.00
We spent a week here in our 36' 5th wheel. Roads and sites are paved, each site has a picnic table and fire pit. We had site #12 and it was very difficult to maneuver our rig into the site due to railroad ties and short posts marking each site. Once settled, we had decent site separation and "privacy" due to the angle of the sites. There is a wooden bridge just outside the campground that sounds like 2 seconds of thunder every time someone drives over it. The airstrip next door is not very busy, just a few small planes on the weekend. The public showers are locked each night at 6pm. We did see a few people using the showers during the day from outside the park. Even though we stayed over a holiday weekend this park was never more than half full. It seems to be relatively unknown. Very quiet at night, just the sound of the ocean. Two block walk to the beach. We had reasonable 4G Verizon signal, a little slow at times. - Metamorphosis Road
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Members only. Dump station. Electric and water. Only a block from the beach. Just down the road from Pismo. - HB Taxlady
Feb 2017 - $25.00
Its really tight when a lot of people are here, but they know me so we get a spot to ourselves when we can. Manager is super nice, I'm a member of this lodge, but I'll not be biased. Lol. The people here are very friendly and the food is really good. You do need to be an Elk to park here. As far as luxury, not so much but camping in Oceano is hard to find. - Sebringlovr
Oct 2016 - $25.00
This is the late season price. The campground host is the best. The 30 Amp electric was adequate but the voltage gets a little low when the park is full and air conditioners are running. Use your surge protector to be fully safe when voltage drops. Water is good. Close to activities and shopping. We would stay here again in the future. - Kent and Margaret