Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds

Sycamore Canyon Campground

Thornhill Broome Campground


Point Mugu State Park


Sycamore Cove Beach at Point Mugu State Park, CA

Sycamore Cove Beach at Point Mugu State Park

Ventura County Beach and Lake Attractions

Visitors to Ventura County find beautiful beaches as well as sparkling lakes. Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds are close to the beach and within a short driving distance of many coastal attractions.

  • 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.
  • Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing at Emma Wood State Beach.
  • Head out wildlife viewing along the Ventura River estuary.
  • Surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point.
  • Spend the afternoon kiteboarding at Leadbetter Beach.
  • Fish for monster bass at Lake Casitas.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake.
  • Experience excellent pier fishing off the Gaviota Pier.
  • Take to the air hang gliding at Douglas Preserve near Arroyo Burro Beach.
  • View the Harbor Seals near Carpinteria Beach.
  • Watch some exciting and competitive beach volleyball at East Beach.
  • Kayak along the Santa Barbara coast.

Key Point Mugu State Park Campground Regulations

  1. Quiet Hours run from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  2. Generator operation hours are from 10 AM. to 8 PM, as needed.
  3. 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.

Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds

Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds are located along the southern coast of Ventura County, close to many popular beaches. Sycamore Canyon Campground is the most popular of the two campgrounds in the park. Campsites are inland, only a 3-minute walk from Sycamore Cove Beach. Favorite surfing destination County Line Beach is nearby and busy Zuma Beach is only a short drive south.

Sycamore Canyon Campground has 31 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations are not site-specific, meaning that upon arrival you will be assigned a site. It may be possible, however, to preview available sites and request one to your liking. The campground includes a Hike & Bike Site as well as a La Jolla Group Campsite.

Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds include a second campground - Thornhill Broome Campground. Thornhill Broome's 62 primitive campsites are in a row along the edge of the beach. Reservations there are also not site-specific. Sites are for RVs, trailers, and tents. It can become very windy there. Water, picnic tables, fire rings, and portable toilets are provided.

Changes in California State Parks Reservation System

California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."

Point Mugu State Park Campground Basics
Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds Location: 9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, 15 miles south of Oxnard
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 112
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (one driven and one towed)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Information: (310) 457-8143

Reservations at Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds
Reservations available up to 7 months in advance, released in one month blocks on the 1st of each month
Maximum Vehicle Length: 31 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: one site in Sycamore Canyon
Fees: Sycamore Canyon - $45
Hike & Bike site $10
Thornhill Broome - $35
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Point Mugu State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Sycamore Canyon Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, campfire center
Showers: Hot showers, token machines accept dollar bills
Dump Station: Yes
Campground Map: Sycamore Canyon Campground Map
Attractions near Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds: Explore local beaches for swimming, sunbathing, wading and surfing. Choose from more than 70 miles of hiking trails in the park. Use the nice picnic area. Join in nature hikes. Children can participate in the Junior Rangers program. Cast your line in for some surf fishing. Experienced kayakers explore the coast.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Thornhill Broome Beach at Point Mugu State Park, CA

Thornhill Broome Beach, one of two Point Mugu State Park Campgrounds


La Jolla Group Campsite

The La Jolla Group Campsite at Point Mugu State Park is a walk-in, tent-only site for between 9 and 50 people. The campsite is located across the Pacific Coast Highway from the Thornhill Broome Campground. The group site can accommodate up to 12 vehicles (additional vehicles for a fee and park at day-use area). The distance from the parking lot to the campsite is about 25 yards. At the campsite are picnic tables, fire rings, BBQs, and restrooms. The campsite is a little more than a mile from the beach.
Fees: $225 per night
Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: La Jolla Group Campsite Reservations

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