Refugio State Beach Campground

Santa Barbara County

Refugio Beach

Refugio State Beach Campground, CA

Refugio State Beach 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

Refugio State Beach Campground

Refugio State Beach Campground is located off Highway 101, 20 miles west of Santa Barbara. Campers at Refugio Beach enjoy palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, warm sandy beaches, protected cove waters, and guided kayak tours. A bike trail leads south along the coast.

Refugio Beach has 63 standard campsites which can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Campsites #34 - 36 and 60 are designated as Premium sites and cost an extra $10 per night. Refugio State Beach also has a Hike & Bike Site and several Group Camps. Refugio is subject to park closures during the rainy season: December through March.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 101, 20 miles west of Santa Barbara
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 63
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: 35 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1, 8, 38, 52, 62
Fees: Peak season (March - November) - $45
Premium sites peak season - $55
Hike & Bike site $10
Reservations: Refugio State Beach Campgrounds Reservations
Check-in, Check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Refugio Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, amphitheater, store
Showers: Yes
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Refugio State Beach Campground Map
Nearby Attractions: Beaches, hiking trails, picnic area, surfing, fishing, kayaking, bike trail, guided kayak tours, 3-mile Ansio Trail from Refugio to El Capitan Beach, diving, Goleta Butterfly Grove, Nojoqui Falls Park

Refugio State Beach, CA

Refugio State Beach

Refugio Beach Group Campsites

Refugio State Beach has 3 group sites - Anapamu, Yanonali, and Bouchard. The first two can accommodate up to 32 people and 8 vehicles (including trailers), while Bouchard can hold as many as 80 people and 25 vehicles. Not all vehicles may be covered by the registration fee. Sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.

Fees: $235 and $350 per night
Reservations: Refugio Beach Group Campsite Reservations

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