Pismo State Beach Campgrounds

San Luis Obispo County


Pismo Beach


North Beach Campground, Pismo Beach, CA

North Beach Campground

San Luis Obispo County Attractions

San Luis Obispo County offers attractions for every age and interest

  • Fish from Pismo Beach's 1370-foot pier.
  • Explore the tide pools at Shell Beach.
  • Head out sea kayaking through the Dinosaur Caves.
  • Set out on a wine tasting tour through the San Luis Obispo countryside.
  • Hike up the Valencia Peak Trail.
  • Watch elephant seals at Piedras Blancas.
  • Explore Montana de Oro State Park
  • Take a tour of the famous Hearst Castle.
  • See all the animals at Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.
  • Spend a day at Morro Bay, visiting shops, beaches, and other attractions.
  • Go stand-up paddleboarding at Avila Beach or Morro Bay.
  • Visit old Mission San Miguel.
  • Go cycling around Cambria, set out on scenic Highway 1 or pick a quiet country road

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under adult supervision at all times. Dogs must be confined to a vehicle or tent at night.
  2. Quiet Hours: 10 PM to 6 AM
  3. Generators: 8 AM to 8 PM

Pismo State Beach Campgrounds

Pismo State Beach has two campgrounds - North Beach Campground and Oceano Dunes Campground. North Beach Campground is immediately off Highway 1 and behind a row of dunes near the beach. Oceano Dunes is beside Oceano Lagoon and a few blocks inland from the beach. Visitors to Pismo State Beach enjoy swimming, hiking, surfing, clam digging, fishing, and bird watching. Nearby is Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area.

North Beach Campground has 103 campsites in several loops along Carpenter Creek and behind a row of dunes close to the beach. All of the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Oceano Campground has 80 campsites beside Oceano Lagoon. Campsites 1 - 42 are close together and designated for RVs or trailers only. Those sites have electric and water hook-ups. The other 38 sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 1, Pismo Beach
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 183
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: Fees cover 1 vehicle and 1 legal tow, fee for additional vehicles
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (805) 473-7220

Reservations
Reservations available Oceano Campground reservations year-round
North Beach reservations mid-May through November, otherwise first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations taken from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: trailer - 31 feet, RV - 36 feet
wheelchair accessible Sites: North Beach # 3, 4, 7, 22, 34, 45, 71, 84,
Oceano #18, 44, 71, 80
Fees: Standard sites - $35 ($25 in off-season)
Oceano Hook-up sites - $50 ($40 off-season)
Reservations: Pismo State Beach Campground Reservations
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Pismo State Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; electric and water hook-ups at some Oceano sites
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, amphitheater
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: North Beach Campground Map
Campground Map: Oceano Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: North Beach Campground - trail to beach, Monarch Butterfly Grove, campfire programs. Oceano Campground's Nature Center and nearby California native plant garden, hike the lagoon trail, beach trail, horseshoe pit near campsite #63. "Pismo is also the only beach in California where it is permitted to drive a standard highway vehicle along the shore." Ocean fishing, swimming, surfing. Pismo Beach Pier.

Oceano Campground, Pismo Beach, CA

Oceano Lagoon and Campground

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