Description

Gaviota State Park Campground is a quirky little place to call home for a night or two. There are 40 campsites (some of which operate on a first come, first serve basis). Amenities for the campground include bathrooms, hot showers, picnic tables and barbeque pits. This is a windy area so be prepared to stake your tent into the ground (there isn’t much tree shelter here). Also, Continue reading...
Gaviota State Park Campground is a quirky little place to call home for a night or two. There are 40 campsites (some of which operate on a first come, first serve basis). Amenities for the campground include bathrooms, hot showers, picnic tables and barbeque pits. This is a windy area so be prepared to stake your tent into the ground (there isn’t much tree shelter here). Also, plenty of gophers will pop their heads in to say “hi”, so get ready to be social!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
38
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Gaviota provides a wide selection of different types of trails for bike riders. there are single track and fire road trails,...Read more

Fishing

Gaviota is home to a public fishing pier, where anglers of all skill levels come to show off their stuff. like most piers, whe...Read more

Hiking

If you wish to hike at gaviota, then hike you shall! this park takes hikers through its hills and onward to incredible overlo...Read more

Horseback riding

Several of gaviota’s trails allow you to travel by horseback, making the park’s natural beauty doubly as charming. if you don’t...Read more

Swimming

Gaviota state park is a wonderful place to go for a swim in the ocean. without a ton of surf, gaviota has made a name for its...Read more

Wildlife watching

Since this state park brings a variety of different habitats together, it makes for a lively and diverse place to spot wildlif...Read more

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Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 21st, 2015

So I am from the Central Coast. I love this area. I love the outdoors. I was going to stay here with my then-boyfriend and his two kids, many moons ago, before they became my stepchildren. We drove into the campground. It was, to say the least, not impressive. My stepdaughter said it looked like camping in a parking lot. We did not stay. I think Refugio is better than Gaviota, and I would recommend the backcountry even more-- Los Padres National Forest. Yes, you miss the beach aspect. But you're not sleeping in a parking lot.

Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 18th, 2016

After reading some iffy reviews on Yelp, my friends and I decided to camp here anyways and we LOVED it! The beach is right next to the campsite, as well as easy access to some great hikes, including the Gaviota Hot Springs. The beach isn't too crowded and there's even a little campsite store where you can buy snacks and firewood if you run out. We didn't have trouble with the wind like people said we would, but it may have just been the weekend we were there. Regardless, we loved this campsite and would definitely go back.

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Hipcamper David
David Y.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 17th, 2015

The winds can get REALLY strong in the evening and throughout the night. Try not to get the campsites that's in open area and stake your tents down.

Probably a non-sanctioned trail, but you can hike up to the railroad track from the side of hill.Under the unstable pier, it's closed to public currently.Cool railroad bridgeWalking along the beach in early morning.
Hipcamper Brian
Brian R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 10th, 2017

open spots right under a train bridge. beautiful beach & scenery, but no privacy and noisy.

Hipcamper Kris
Kris S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 13th, 2017

Close to the beach, which is amazing, however the entire campground is shared and everyone is very close together. I've never camped this way, but everyone was very friendly so that was a plus. Just don't expect to be camping in nature. Bathrooms were in decent condition, it's dog friendly, and they have showers.

Hipcamper Jeffrey H.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Christina K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Carla R.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018
Hipcamper Elizabeth D.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Jeff S.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2018
Hipcamper Elizabeth R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Jason T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 12th, 2018
Hipcamper Veronica G.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2018
Hipcamper Bethany S.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Leah S.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2017
Hipcamper Lizzie A.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2017
Hipcamper Kathy G.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2017
Hipcamper Gene D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 26th, 2017
Hipcamper Ana H.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2017
Hipcamper Katie M.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Spencer W.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2017
Hipcamper Xanthe &.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2017
Park
Gaviota State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.473° N, 120.228° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 38 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)