Residence Campground

Foster Park - Ventura County

Ojai Valley

Ventura County Attractions

Visitors to Ventura County coast find many excellent beaches, lakes and forests to explore Those camped at Residence Campground are only a short drive from Lake Casitas and Pacific Ocean beaches.

  • Enjoy the 9-mile Ojai Valley Trail. One side is paved for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and people exercising their pets. A wooden fence separates the paved path from a dirt bridle path for horseback riders.
  • Fish for monster bass at Lake Casitas.
  • Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing at Emma Wood State Beach.
  • Surf the point at El Capitan Beach, Mondos, or Rincon Point
  • Visit the Flight 261 Memorial Sundial at Hueneme Beach.
  • Head out wildlife viewing along the Ventura River estuary.
  • Enjoy the calm waters of beautiful Cachuma Lake.
  • Find 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.

Key Residence Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs are permitted in the campground on leash, but they are not allowed in Foster Park (except for guide dogs). There is a limit of 2 dogs.
  2. Quiet Hours are from 9 PM to 7 AM. No generators may be operated during quiet hours.

Residence Campground

Residence Campground is located in Foster Park, one of a number of recreation areas operated by Ventura County Parks. The Ventura River runs through the park, passing green fields and mature trees. The popular Ojai Valley Trail winds through the park, to the delight of hikers, horseback riders, and cyclists. The park includes a playground and horseshoe pits. Residence Campground is only 6 miles from Casitas Lake Recreation Area.

Residence Campground has 16 campsites spread along a single road in the park. Campsites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Ten of the campsites have electric hook-ups (20, 30, and 50 amp). Road noise can be heard in the campground. Casitas Vista Road passes close to some of the sites and the Ventura Freeway is nearby.

Youth Group camping is available. Call for details.

Residence Campground Basics
Residence Campground Locations: 438 Casitas Vista Rd., about 5 miles north of Ventura
Elevation: 267 feet
Campground Open: year-round
Number of Sites: 16
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 RV, 1 vehicle, and 1 tent maximum per site
Pets: On leash, always attended, $1 per night.
Ventura County Park Ranger Desk: (805) 672-2071

Reservations for Residence Campground
Reservations available Reservations are available online or by phone (805) 654-3951 or in person Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
First-come, first-served sites may be available (Check the reservation website for availability of walkup sites.)
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 14 days (30 days from 1 November through 31 March) up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: #1 - 4, 6
Fees: $21 per night for standard sites
$36 for electric hook-up sites
Campground Reservations: Residence Campground Reservations

Residence Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire pit
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Attractions near Residence Campground: Head out on the 9-mile Ojai Valley Trail. Enjoy the playground and horseshoe pits. Hike to Rose Valley Falls in Los Padres National Forest. Head down to the Ventura coast for beaches, surfing, and pier fishing. Mountain bike on the 20-mile long Pratt Trail Loop, starting in Ojai.

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