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Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan

El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eureka, Montana
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple of nights with a girlfriend. Facilities is really clean and the bathrooms are also kept nice and clean. The campsites a well laid out and not too close together they even have some shrubbery and trees planted to offer some privacy. We were there over the weekend so lots of families and kids having a fun... More 

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Davis, CA
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15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had been so excited to get a full hook up site at Carpenteria State Beach....but after seeing that parking lot they call a campground, we needed another option. The Ocean Mesa RV Park was our unexpected treat. It is clean and well run. The office staff was friendly and the facilities were terrific. We had site 825 which had... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This campground is a good location to set up camp if you want to experience both the city life of Santa Barbara and the wine country of the ynez wine country. The facilities are clean and love the large single showers. This place has more hot water than you can throw a stick at and we loved it. The campground... More 

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Christchurch
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay - a well run and immaculate campground, with immaculate pools and bathrooms. The grounds are well kept, and the store well stocked. It gets busy over the weekend, which results in the pool area being crowded, but once into the weekdays we absolutely loved it. Would really like to revisit... As an aside, the tent part... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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43 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The good: concrete pads and ok space to maneuver your rig or fifth wheel, views from some (higher) sites, campground is well maintained and clean. Nice fire pits and friendly staff at the reception. We noticed many dogs on the property, but no concern for us. Two stores to fulfill your every need. Clean showers, restrooms and very nice pool.... More 

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Vacaville, California
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stayed here with my sister in law and her husband and kids. Our family friends joined us too. My sister in law and friends stayed in the RV section of the park. We stayed in the Tent section. The park was always clean. The staff was very friendly. There is showers and they were always clean and I never... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This property has a great pool and large, flat spacious with plenty of space and privacy. It's a short walk to El Capitan beach and the resort next door. The only downside is the path to the beach is not without dodging occasional traffic as you cross under the freeway to get there. There are good road trails to bike... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For the price it is not worth it! The hard thing is it is the only place around that has full hook ups if that is what you need. People that run it are very young and not accommodating. You can hear the traffic and where we were located there was a sewer smell. The management did not manage unruly... More 

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Placerville, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After reading the reviews we decided to stay at Ocean Mesa. We knew it was on the freeway and by the railroad tracks. That did not bother us. The park is well laid out and most spots are very easy to get into. They are more roomy than most RV parks. A lot of the sites are divided by foliage... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice spot off the 101 near El Captain State beach. Clean pool and showers, ants galore!! Be sure to bring bug spray and keep all food sealed! Seems like kids run the place, each time I went into the office/store their was a different teenager. Over priced for a campground that isn't on the beach, we paid $95. Nice vacation... More 

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