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Address: CA
Phone Number: 805-968-1033

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Awesome campground

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Two nights in non-view campsite. You get the best of both worlds, ocean and trees. Take time to walk the paths there is so much to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Two nights in non-view campsite. You get the best of both worlds, ocean and trees. Take time to walk the paths there is so much to see. Campsites we spaced nicely, some better than others. Beware there are skunks that live in the wooded area. We can't wait to visit again. Only down... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A jewel of the central coast State Park system, El Capitan is one of my favorite campgrounds. It is a large campground with several group sites as well. The campground is divided into loops, with each one having distinct characteristics. There are no hook ups and there is tent campers and rv campers interspersed in the park. There has been... More 

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Midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped here for a break on our way down to Los Angeles. We walked the beach, taking in the views and watching a pod of dolphins a few yards off the beach. Fun! There is a camping area a short way up the beach, which looked very nice.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow! The most perfect campgrounds that I've ever been to. Plenty of shade. Clean showers & bathrooms. Short walk down to the beach. The beach is amazing. I can't wait to go back.

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Goleta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Between family and friends we've been camping here almost 30 years, from teenagers through young families to just relaxing. Was there Halloween 2014 and will be there first weekend in May 2015. Get reservations way in advance as this place gets sold out early for the travel season and very crowded in the "off" season if there is such a... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Peaceful, clean and has hiking trails. I came by myself to check it out, planning a trip with the family to have a picnic.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spotted here not knowing what to expect and it's awesome. Small, out of the way, beach, picnic tables, good water, nice sand. There are all sorts of short little hiking trails that wind around through the trees and flowers so if you want to take a break from the sun you can cool off in the shade doing that.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've had the good fortune of traveling a lot in my life, and El Capitan is still one of my favorite places. It's close to Megapolis yet it looks, and often feels, a thousand miles away. The short nature hikes out to the beach under the Sycamore arches and along the oak-lined pathways are sublime. The further ability to ride... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped for lunch here, nice beach, good views and waves, but with so many vistas on the Central coast, this one does not jump out too far. There is a 9 dollar entrance fee.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of our most favorite beaches to go to. The parking is easy and there are bathrooms and showers. In the summer there is even a snack shack available! At Lowtide it's really wonderful to take a walk as well. Make sure to bring tar remover because there is plenty on the beach. Just 10 minutes north of... More 

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