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McGrath State Beach - CLOSED

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Dirty and smelled

Went with some friends, it was so filthy and the smell was so bad, we had to leave. We ended up... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Lisa G
Still closed to the public

Not sure why--I camped here when in high school, my first camping trip ever!--but the park is... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2015
Bellingham, Washington
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  • Excellent15%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible26%
Apr 10, 2017
“Dirty and smelled”
Apr 5, 2017
“Indefinitly Closed Beach Park”
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off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93036
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Went with some friends, it was so filthy and the smell was so bad, we had to leave. We ended up going to the pier in Ventura.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This park is closed due to environmental concerns. The park sits adjacent to the mouth of the Santa Clara River where it runs into the Pacific Ocean. This delta area is a well know bird sanctuary as an estuary forms in this area. Natural forces...More

Reviewed June 15, 2016

Past flooding and no repair work being done. Stay away. CLOSED. This place is a hazard and there are no park rangers there unless checking for trespassers. This use to be a great place for primitive beach camping but not anymore. I wish the state...More

1  Thank Larry M
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

Thank Jim L
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.

1  Thank as4beatles
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...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
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.

Thank Mellietex
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!!

Thank jimmarimg
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...More

1  Thank Frank S
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.

4  Thank George R
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