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Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan

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Santa Calrita
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I'm not sure how this place could garner possibly garner five stars, at least not for the RV Super Premium Site (which is where I was). Don't confuse this place with the next door El Capitan with their cabins. This is a separate place although connected by a trail. Cons: 1.) I paid $100 a night for an extra car,... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

First stay here, had the first 2 tent sites. Furthest from bathrooms but not too far if a walk. Nice bathrooms with some private ones and big (free) showers. Nice pool and store centrally located. We had a good time and kids had a blast in the open spaces, pool, playground, riding scooters.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We camped here specifically because I was told on 3 occasions that we could take our dogs to the El Capitan Beach within walking distance. It is not within normal walking distance if you want to spend the day at the beach with chairs and a cooler. Dogs are not allowed on the beach what so ever. When I inquired... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We have camped our whole lives in tents and backpacked too. We recently bought an RV and have been traveling around California and Oregon, both in private parks and in national and State Parks. This is the worst we have been in and they charged $90 a night with a mandatory three day reservation. The noise from 101 goes on... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I just returned from a Glamping Event at El Capitan Ocean Mesa! I have stayed at the Canyons before but this was first time on the Ocean Mesa side and the first time holding a private event on the property. I am happy to report everything was wonderful. Being in the event business and having to rely on the venues... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived at sunset and the staff was nice, got checked in and went to camp. No Wifi at camp. Was told the trees block it. We went to the pool/ hot tub at 9 and there were still kids playing ( 9-10 is supposed to be adult time) so no night swimming. You can hear the highway from you... More 

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Site was quiet when we were there - maybe only 10% full as early season. So we virtually had the shower blocks and swimming pool to ourselves. Lovely clean site and spacious pitches. All have natural borders for a little privacy. Walking distance to lower campground and a small cafe/ shop. Free bike hire. Slight noise from the 101. About... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

So, I just returned home today after spending the last 3 at Ocean Mesa. I had read the below reviews prior to going and I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive based on some of the negative comments. A few of my thoughts on the kid comments: I have 3 of them, an 18 year old daughter who will... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely awesome camping weekend. Our family is use to State Park camping but the Ocean Mesa spoiled us. We had a tent site but we hung out most in my brother-in-laws fabulous RV site. My only complaint about the tent site is lack of "private" space and you can't park right next to all the sites. I think it will... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

SEVERAL THINGS WRONG WITH THIS PLACE - For those camping on tents, the campsites are so close together that you have to go to other people's campsite to get to yours. It is a joke. The noise level is so terrible that campers cannot hear each other talk! The place is so unregulated. For RV people - For $90 per... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
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Additional Information about Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan

Address: El Capitan Terrace Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $65 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Ocean Mesa Campground At El Capitan Hotel Santa Barbara
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