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Oceano County Campground

ABOUT US

Oceano Campground is located in the small beach-side community of Oceano and is approximately 1/4 mile west of the Pier Avenue entrance into Pismo State Beach Recreation Area. Park visitors can enjoy a picnic at the nearby Oceano Memorial Community Park or go fishing at the private lagoon. 

In addition to activities in the campground and park, you can venture out to a myriad of local attractions. The Oceano Dunes provide excellent terrain for the off-road thrillseekers and there's plenty of sandy beach for the sunbather and for taking a relaxing, evening stroll.

View of Oceano Campsite  

HISTORY

Oceano Park and Campground was once a favorite hunting and fishing ground of the Chumash Indians. Due to the somewhat harsh terrain, though, settlement of the area was mostly ignored until the 1900s. With the advent of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s came a real interest for the development of Oceano.

The Oceano community was founded in 1893 and was originally to be called Deltina.  Within a few weeks the name was changed to La Bolsa and then to Oceano, Spanish for "ocean."  It was a real estate name, to capitalize on its location. B each resorts and large subdivisions sprang up and then, unfortunately, fell to the woes of the Great Depression. In the wake of this difficult era, growth and development continued. The Oceano Memorial Park and Campground are a part of the many improvements made during the 1950s to help enhance the community of Oceano, as well as the County of San Luis Obispo.

AMENITIES / ACTIVITIES

Located just a short distance from Oceano Campground is Oceano Memorial Park which offers picnic facilities, children's playground and a basketball court. You can celebrate a birthday, family reunion or company picnic by reserving the Sparrow Day Use Group Area.

  • Restrooms
  • Hot showers
  • Picnic table and fire pit at each site
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • RV Campsites
  • Community Park
  • Picnic
View of Oceano Fire Pit View of Oceano Lagoon View of Oceano Playground
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
RESTRICTIONS / WARNINGS
None
LOCATION & IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Oceano Campground
540 Air Park Drive
Oceano, CA 93445

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST
Office & Reservation Line:
(805) 781-4900
Group Day Use Reservations: (805) 781-5930
Email:  SLOParks@co.slo.ca.us

DIRECTIONS

Traveling South on Highway 101:  
Take Highway 101 to Exit #191A (Highway 1/Pismo Beach.) Follow straight ahead on Highway 1 (Dolliver St.) thru the town of Pismo Beach and go approximatley 3 miles to Pier Avenue. Turn right onto Pier Avenue. Turn left onto Norswing and follow to end of street. Turn right onto Mendel Avenue and right again onto Air Park Drive. Oceano Campground will be on the left.

Traveling North on Highway 101:
Take Highway 101 to Exit #187A (Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande) Turn left and go 2.6 miles west on Grand Avenue. Turn left on Highway (the Amtrak  Station will be on your left). Follow Highway 1 for 1 mile to Pier Avenue. Turn right onto Pier Avenue. Turn left onto Norswing and follow to end of street. Turn right onto Mendel Avenue and right again onto Air Park Drive. Oceano Campground will be on the left.

RESERVATIONS

Oceano Campground features 22 level campsites that will accommodate 4 - 6 people with either one RV or a couple of tents. A few sites will accomondate a RV up to 40 feet. Each site is equipped with full hook-ups (electricity, sewer, and water).

Camping reservations may be made up to one year in advance.

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 Last revised: March 25, 2011
Oceano Campsite