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21 RV Parks near Ventura, California
Feb 2016 - $35.00
$3 per dog. Very quiet, just 11-14 miles from Ventura beach camps (which have no facilities). Great base camp for exploring area, including coast. Slightly warmer without sea breeze but not bad at all. Showers and laundry are coin operated. Only 15 sites, nice. (Although a few have hookups on wrong side).
Someone else posted about spiders, I have not seen any (or bugs in general). - Ronert2370
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Nice small secluded park. Only 15 camp sights. But all have full hook-ups. Park has a laundry (did not use) showers are pay showers (did not use). Ventura county park so no pool. Has a nice grass day park area. No dogs allowed in day park. Sights are paved, but other than that its all dirt. Large trees so park has shade. $1.00 charge each day for your dog. River is very overgrown & has no water. Lots of spiders. Needs pest control. - Yepwearedoingit
Sep 2012 - $40.00
There is a sign stating Camp Comfort - but nothing whatsoever letting you know there is a campground there. We parked our rig across the street and walked in. All we could find were signs saying "Day Use", and the entry was very tight and curvy with large trees hanging down, so we figured that no way could motorhomes get in. We kept on driving and driving and driving (using up our expensive diesel fuel), then finally pulled over and called Ventura Parks & Rec., talked to a grumpy employee who said the Day Use area we were at was the campground! You have to pass the "day use only" area and continue on to find the campground. We went back and surprisingly were able to get our motorhome in. It turned out to be pretty nice, only 1-2 other campers and it's above a small creek and only a mile from town. Price a little steep for what you get, but we'd stay again. - g & c on the road
Apr 2018 - $30.00
Rate is a weekly rate. Small park so sites are tight but they do have a section for parking tow vehicles if they do not fit in site with rig. Very clean. Staff friendly. Great location for visiting Ventura and Oxnard from. Is close to main street but used ac so no street noise. Good cable and all hookups worked properly. Grocery, pharmacy and fast food very close. - The Petersons
Apr 2018 - $35.00
Let's start with the office hours, 1 to 6pm Monday thru Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Campground is in town and noise from Harvard Blvd is pretty constant. Sites are very close. Wi-fi is poor. The morning I was leaving maintenance was blowing the asphalt creating dust. Wouldn't have been bad but my just cleaned truck windows were covered in dust. When I exited the campground my hitch bottomed out. - jnateg
May 2017 - $28.00
Very much enjoyed my one week stay at the Mountain View RV Park. Check in was friendly and easy and I was given a nice site next to a pretty grass lawn and a fire pit. The park was nearly full but dead quiet throughout my entire stay. The only noise came from the property behind the park and it was minimal. Friendly neighbors in this park. Yes there are ants, as they point out at check in, but not one of them entered my trailer in a week. Would gladly return and will! - RV_CamperGuy
Apr 2016 - $31.00
We've stayed at Steckel Park several times within the last few months. The park itself is clean, camp hosts are very nice, and there are many trees. The overnight park is mostly dry camping with a small section in the middle for full hookups. Most of the tent sites are within close proximity to the main road so I would not recommend. The full hookup sites are all clean but somewhat close together. The back part of the park for dry campers is a bit more spread out.
The only bad parts about this park are the proximity to the main road (hear traffic all night) and the day use area bleeding over into the camping area. The campers are generally friendly but the folks coming over from the day use area are loud, obnoxious, and sometimes unbearable! The camp host try's to help but it usually dosn't work. And the police usually take a few hours to respond. Look at the park map before booking a site as some are close to the road and/or close together.
Per the camp host, you do NOT want to be there during any holidays as the park gets packed, it's loud, and music all hours of the night. I believe him!
We'll return for weekend getaways. Happy camping! - Kurt and Deb
Feb 2016 - $32.00
We had a nice shaded back-in site. The pull through sites are very close. The tent sites are really neat and some are close to a creek. The manager was super nice. It is in a larger day use park with big peacocks in it. Loved listening to them. Dogs can't go in the day use area but are allowed in the camping area. - Two_Huschels
Dec 2012 - $31.00
Nice county park with ten full hookup sites,regular spaced, level concrete pad, back in, picnic table, and fire pit. When we camped there in December just two other campers were there. It was fairly quiet during night time. Our rate reflects the winter rate which is less expensive than the other park across the creek. Good place for a weekend or stop-over. The exit lane has a tight turn so we took the entrance lane and had no trouble with our 34'fifth wheel. We would not recommend anything larger than 40'. We would stay there again. - TheSchweitzers
Apr 2019 - $60.00
Rate reflects weekly rate. Stayed here for 2 weeks, in upper "Pine" loop of this sprawling campground. It has many discreet areas spread out and laid out differently, so this really only reflects our experience in Pine...which we thought was best based on congested appearance of the other loops during weekends. CG is till recovering from the big "Thomas Fire" that swept through area in 2017, and as result still has no cable TV or camp store. There seems never to have been laundry facilities. While they are obviously still doing a lot of work on it, it is overpriced for now. Could not get any OTA TV, beautiful looking pool was still closed for season. Verizon signal was adequate but not great. Water tested very hard, so softener is advised. They have peacocks! While they are fun to look at, after third day their early morning penetrating calls were rather annoying. Good maneuverability in Pine Loop, level gravel site with fire ring and picnic table. Decent spacing between sites. There will be tons of families and kids here on weekends, typical for Holiday KOAs, so take that into consideration. Bathroom/shower facility in Pine section is up a short, moderately steep gravel hill, and would benefit from a set of steps, especially when coming down with wet shower shoes. Really nice setting though, with views across canyon to citrus and wooded hills, and all the staff were very friendly. - We Roamed and Rambled
Feb 2019 - $78.00
This is a nice park with lovely, wild peacocks that poop on your outside rugs and make a horrid sound. But they are beautiful, particularly when the cocks spread and shake their tail feathers. Sites are gravel and sand that gets tracked into your unit even with a rug and shoe scraper. We selected this park because of its proximity to Thousand Oaks and Ventura and we thought it would be reasonably priced. That was an incorrect assumption. It's in Santa Paula where there is nothing but the necessities. We were supposed to be in site Pine 12 which is a premium site but we were too tall and branches would have scraped. We moved to site Pine 13. It worked great but its right next to the CG sewer pipe. Very smelly. Here's the kicker: P12 (small paver patio) was $90/weekend nite and P13 was $78/weekend nite! Because the rates are not posted on their website, we would never have known had we not needed a price adjustment. We had to pay $90 for 2 nites because we didn't fit and they were sold out that weekend. We took someone else's site. Recommend when they know a 45' unit is coming they ask the height. We know CA is expensive but this CG is nothing special compared to other KOAs. There was also a fire recently so some things are not repaired. Also, learned they are still working their way up to KOA standards. Water is off the chart hard. Even with a triple filter water softener system we could barely keep up with the minerals. For kids, there is a very nice looking pool and pillow jump. There's supposed to be a zipline but it's not repaired yet. Ojai was an interesting town with nice shops and restaurants. About 8 miles from the CG. Would not stay again due to price. - FT Travelers3
Jun 2018 - $50.00
This campground experienced a terrible fire in December. However, they have made a great comeback. It looks beautiful. Cable TV doesn't work, the zip line is gone, but other activities and the sparkling pool are all open. We took our six year old grand child and she had a blast. Great campground for kids. Sites are wide. Staff terrific. They are still recovering, but still a great experience. - Doogiesmom
Mar 2019 - $40.00
It is very hard to give this site a bad rating because, by far, this must be the most beautiful place in the world. However, given how much they charge, the bathrooms are so very gross. I grew up on the California coast and did not expect "great" but these bathrooms would turn off the shabbiest of beach bums. - PattiBill
Oct 2018 - $60.00
STAY AWAY!! We camped in Carp's Santa Cruz loop and had terrible CA ground squirrel issues. The guy in #220 had $1,500 damage done to his engine wiring during a 2 day stay! I kept my hood open but they still chewed on my air conditioning hoses. We will NOT be back after many years of loving Carp. We cannot take on this kind of financial risk to our rig. If you have a problem, you are then stuck in Carp until a local shop does the repair. It took the guy in #220 a number of days to get his vehicle repaired. The worse thing was we believe the rangers were lying to us, saying that they had never heard of the squirrel problem!! Guess they never talk to their camp hosts who freely discuss all the squirrel damage done to their own rigs. Don't risk your rig due to the state parks not dealing with this infestation. It exists in each Carp camping loop. This park makes hundreds of thousands each year. They need to spend some of it protecting the campers expensive rigs. - D Offerman
Jun 2018 - $70.00
CA state parks have recently changed their reservation system. We reserved a hookup site seven months to the day in advance. When we arrived we confirmed our site, RV length, and reservation with the park ranger. When we got to the site, my husband said right away we wouldn't fit. Not even two minutes after we arrived, the unfriendly campground host said our RV was too big. To make a long story short, after a five hour drive, we had to move to a campsite only for one night with no hookups. Very disappointing as we looked forward to this trip and the website is clearly not booking sites correctly. Service is terrible. The area where the full-hookup sites are is like a sardine can and sites are very dirty. The fire ring is in a sandy space about 2 feet wide which doesn't seem safe to use. Sad that such a beautiful location is so badly run. - Dawn N CA
Sep 2008 - $20.00
Nice, old campground located in the southern end of the Los Padres National Forest. What is nice is that you are camping under some very large and old California oaks. Shady and with a “playable” stream right down the center. The downsides: Nats. Tons and tons of them! Also, some yellow jackets. We had a screen tent and that was a help, but there really was quite a few to battle with. Also, due to fire restrictions, there are NO campfires allowed, and NO BBQ's with charcoal and lighter fluid. NONE. Not much of a problem if you plan for it. Of course, a fire would have been nice to smoke the nats away. This was a totally dry campground. No water to drink and no dump station. We brought an extra 6 gal of water along with the 13 gal or so that the Tardis holds and we had plenty. Of course, we did not shower and just sort of washed up, but that was more a concern of our gray water tank than of running out of fresh water. All and all, a good place to visit in the fall, but it looks like it would be unpleasant during the summer. Also, there was word that during the summer, the locals come up and party in large numbers. So, if you go..bring water, and a screen tent. - BBlast
Jan 2006 - $14.00
We camped here over the MLK weekend and practically had the place to ourselves. We parked overlooking a lovely waterfall and meandering creek. The lack of electricity provided us with a wonderful opportunity to view the night sky and enjoy the quiet around us. The park host was very helpful in finding the best site for our rear view lounge and came back later to make sure we were settled. The abundance of rocks to pitch into the creek should keep children busy for some time. The creek is shallow and would invite wading in a warmer season. I felt this park was the best value in our eight weeks of travel. - Ksprague
Mar 2015 - $35.00
First off, there should be two separate listings for Point Mugu: Thornhill Broome and Sycamore Canyon, which are entirely separate and completely different campgrounds. This review is for Thornhill Broome.
So, let's be frank... there's a good chance your neighbors are gonna suck. They might be party types, they might be stinky generator types and they might be barking dog types.... or all 3. So, there's that. And you're probably gonna feel the wind of passing Highway 1 vehicles against the side of your trailer, because that's how close you are to the highway. BUT.... you'll also feel the rumble of crashing waves under your trailer, because that how close you are to the ocean. And what a magnificent ocean it is... the view here is honestly worth the crappy neighbors and traffic noise. - RV_CamperGuy
Jan 2013 - $38.00
We stayed a the Thornhill Broome campground. Sites are parallel parked next to the beach with room for a slide out. Sites are only 31ft nose to tail so it can be a little tight if someone is already in the sites in front and behind of yours. The rules say you must be on the pavement but all the trailers had the tow vehicle backed in with the rear wheels on the sand to fit. It gets crazy when you try to leave. The road is only 1 lane wide and you must go to the end of the road and do a u-turn in the cul-de-sac. No camp host and the State park employee was only there on Friday. A ranger from the Sycamore grove campground did make a daily run through the park. There was no enforcement of the generator hours, either. - tsparky
Jan 2012 - $25.00
We stayed at Thornhill-Broom. We love the place and dislike the people. The person next to you is either homeless or is a rig with a generator that could not care less about where the exhaust or the noise is pointed. If you want a quiet relaxing time at the ocean, this is NOT the place unless you like lawnmowers running all the time. - BBlast
Mar 2017 - $70.00
I really liked the park. The staff was friendly and helpful. The park is right off 101 and just a few minutes to downtown or the harbor. It was a bit tight but we got in and out without a problem. We stayed for 2 nights. - Steve C.
Mar 2017 - $70.00
Don't let the low rating for this park turn you away! They've been under new ownership for the last couple years, and the old reviews don't reflect its current state. If you want to be in the heart of Santa Barbara, this is the place to do it. LOCATION: It's definitely an urban park, located right next to Highway 101. Noise from the highway was my biggest concern, but it turned out not to be a big issue. There is a 12' high noise barrier wall, which helps. You do still hear the traffic during the day, but the traffic dies down markedly after about 8 pm. I'm a light sleeper, but with my usual earplugs in I heard nothing and slept fine. The tradeoff is that you're just a few minutes from nearly everything in Santa Barbara, including downtown and the beaches. BIG RIG ACCESS: Only a few sites are readily accessible to big rigs, but the owners (who were full-time RVers themselves) know which ones they are. Be sure to let them know if you have a big rig and they'll tell you if they have a site you can fit in. We were in site #2, which had plenty of width and length for our 41' 5er, and it's right near the entrance for easy access. SITES: Vary greatly in width and length, but the owners will try to put you in one that fits. They are gravel and level. There are some nearby palm trees, but not much shade. Hookups are at the back of the site, so come with plenty of hose and power cord. CONNECTIVITY: Screaming wifi (10 Mbps+ up and down) with solid and stable connections. Some of the best I've seen. Verizon and AT&T both have good but not great coverage (2-3 bars). MANAGEMENT: Outstanding. Owner-managed, and they live on site. Super friendly and will do everything they can to make your stay great. They can also provide great sightseeing tips. VALUE: I do think it's overpriced considering the proximity to 101 and the park's limited amenities. But it's southern California, and you're paying to be in SB and close to the beach. There aren't many other options. - PlanoPilot
Feb 2017 - $70.00
It was difficult to get in and out of our site. No services nearby. Beach access hard to get to. Noise from freeway all night. Presentation appeared to be crowded. I don't think we will stay here again. - Judy2shoes