Gaviota State Park Campground

Santa Barbara County

Gaviota State Park

Gaviota State ParkCampground, CA

Gaviota State Park Campground

Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Beach and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Southern California beaches have so many places to explore and enjoy.

  • Fish for monster bass at Lake Casitas.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake.
  • Surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point
  • Excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier
  • Take off hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach
  • Take a look at the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach
  • Watch some exciting beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak the Santa Barbara coast.
  • Explore Channel Islands Harbor where you can rent a boat or take a cruise out to the Channel Islands.
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach

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: 10 AM to 8 PM
  4. Curfew: All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian past 8:30 PM

Gaviota State Park Campground

Gaviota State Park Campground is located along the coast, off Highway 101, 33 miles northwest of Santa Barbara. The campsites at Gaviota Stare Park are a few hundred yards inland along Gaviota Creek and nearly under the shadow of an overhead railroad trestle. Visitors to the park and beach here enjoy fishing from the pier and sunning near the rolling waves. A boat hoist on the pier can be used to lower smallcraft into the ocean. The major drawback of the campground is the wind, which can ravage poorly anchored tents. RV and trailer campers don't seem to mind as much.

Gaviota State Park's 38 campsites are arranged a loop. Good campground amenities such as showers and a camp store are available.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 101, 33 miles northwest of Santa Barbara
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 38
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) 968-1033

Reservations available year-round, available up to 7 months in advance, released in one month blocks on the 1st of each month
Maximum Vehicle Length: 38 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: Peak season (March - November) - $45
Off-season - $35
Hike & Bike site $10
Reservations: Gaviota State Park Campground Reservations
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Gaviota Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, store
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Gaviota State Park Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Beaches, hiking trails, Gaviota Hot Springs, Boat Hoist, picnic area, surfing, fishing, kayaking,diving, Beattie Park Disc Golf in Lompoc, Nojoqui Falls Park, Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Lake Cachuma

Gaviota State Park Beach, CA

Gaviota State Park Beach

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