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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We read a few reviews and for the most part, they are accurate. The lots are VERY tight, and good luck squeezing a trailer/RV in these lots. Who sized these sites, squirrels? Squirrels live here BTW, and are brave so watch the garbage outside. There are some sites with water and power, and a few other amenities in the park, but it's all about the beach here. To bad there are oil spill waste along the beach. If you love the sound of the surf, and don't mind hearing everything (and I mean everything) your neighbors do and say, then give this place a shot. We felt safe, and despite the occasional train passing by, nothing to hard to deal with. I slept like a rock because of the sounds of the ocean, and it gave an overall sense of calm. Kids had a blast in the water and we had a good social scene there too. I'd get two lots if it was affordable enough, this would be equal to one lot at Ventura Ranch KOA.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank ElguapoDave
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We were so lucky and were able to book this site on a whim. It was gorgeous!! The spots are super tight!! Like extremely tight but all the campers help you park! Beach was clean, campers and rangers friendly we will definitely return when a spot is available

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank Darby30
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Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We love this Campground for its location! Great place! We had a spot in the San Miquel campground
at the south end. The front beach row was all closed off due to erosion. It had been quite a while since we had been here and one noticeable difference was that it could really use some tidying up for sure. We are use to seeing the camp hosts cleaning up the spaces and that didn't seem to be the case here. We did see them walking the grounds in the evening but that's about it. Also a plus to see the Rangers frequent the area. All in all this place is awesome and our kids and us had a blast!! We will be back!

Stayed: October 2014
2  Thank 702LasVegas
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Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

We camped during "winter". Let's not kid ourselves. We're in Southern California, there is no winter. The camp grounds were clean and best of all, not crowded. You are literally right next to the beach. The camp ground runs parallel to the shore so your site is never too far from water. There are trains that run along the opposite side of the camp grounds. The latest train was 9pm and the earliest was around 7am. We were up at all times of the train so it was no big deal. Carpinteria is a nice little beach town. You are camping but there are still little shops and restaurants that you can visit. Would I camp here again? Absolutely!

Stayed: January 2015
3  Thank Vince A
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Wow....we heard the full hook up sites in the Santa Rosa loop were close together, but never could of imagined how bad it would be. Worse than the parking lot at your local CVS - you could reach out and touch your neighbor. Vertical sites, not even angled -I don't think our push out on our 20 foot trailer would have fit.

Yes, the beach is right there, but seriously? It isn't worth it. This can't even be called camping. We would much rather be able to enjoy our environment and walk 10 minutes to the beach.

We ended up leaving and going up the road to the Ocean Mesa RV Park at El Capitan (which was awesome!).

The no hookup sites were pretty good - if we weren't planning on a 5 night stay, we would have opted for one of those. But if you need hookups, go elsewhere.

We have been camping for 25 years......never, ever have we experienced something this bad. I guess we should have known that a California state park with hookups was too good to be true.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Travel-LK
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