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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
UnrepentantFoodie
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Bellingham, Washington
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Oxnard, California
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This was a great place to camp out,bbq,hike on the beach! Due to water issues there is some flooding and the CA government has claimed poverty and closed this great place

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Oxnard, California
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97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I can only say terrible because it's a terrible thing that this once great park is closed to the public. I hope the state fixes the problems and it can be opened at sometime in the future.

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1 Thank Alan S
Bellingham, Washington
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415 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
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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Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Mellietex
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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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390 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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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1 Thank Frank S
Ventura, California
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72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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2 Thank George R
Oxnard, California
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97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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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2 Thank EvelynSpeaks
Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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1 Thank anamshaz
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

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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