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Address: off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone Number: (805) 968-1033
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Still closed to the public

Not sure why--I camped here when in high school, my first camping trip ever!--but the park is closed and looks it in a derelict sort of way, and there's no indication of why or... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Not sure why--I camped here when in high school, my first camping trip ever!--but the park is closed and looks it in a derelict sort of way, and there's no indication of why or when/if it will re-open. Too bad, it's a beautiful spot full of wild grasses and dunes and I was sad not to be able to re-visit.

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This used to be the perfect spot to camp.From the looks of things, and my reading of the news, this area has been closed to the public due to storm damage a few years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I was just there last July into august very beautiful place to go can't wait to go back! Love California!!

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Drive in with your camper and enjoy. Beautiful sunsets and beach. Took my motorhome and watched the sunset through my dining room window. This is paradise of sorts. Bring steaks and baked potatoes, of go to a pizza place and bring it, or have it delivered.

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The place now closed to the public due to flooding caused by the Ventura Water Department dumping 6.7 million gallons of treated water into the estuary daily.

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Oxnard, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

McGrath State park has been closed for years due to high waves that came in and now looks like save some type of animal in there so there is no progress on the campground.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Safe family beach. Lots' of beginner waves if you want to try surfing. The bay view is pretty with the Santa Monica Mountains setting the backdrop.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a great time. Our camp host was very hospital. We are up past 10pm with a gruop of over 20 people and weren't never

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Ventura, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to this spot for 10 years to camp...but now they have new unprofessional volunteers, who like to call the police on everyone. We left a bag of trash at our spot, while at the beach, and animals got to it...they called the State Rangers!!! We were watching kids dvd movie after 10 in tent...they called the... More 

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Inland Empire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We go to Ventura/Santa Barbara at least 1/2 dozen times a year, and ALWAYS stop at McGrath. We bike, picnic, hike, and sit near the dunes to watch the waves, birds, and people. Even when windy it is beautiful. I have been uncomfortably cold on a blustery day, but have NEVER seen it "brutally cold". The scenery and peacefulness outweighs... More 

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