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
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No picnic table
No RV hookup
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Victoria
No recommendation provided

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
No recommendation provided

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
No recommendation provided

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.

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Hipcamper Brian
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

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

Hipcamper Kris
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

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.

Park
Gaviota State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
Directions
View on Google Maps
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)