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Oceano Campground

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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. Beach 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.


Camping Reservations 805.781.4900
Park Ranger Office 805.781.4900
Group Day Use Reservations 805.781.5930, option 4

Oceano Campground has 22 campsites and each site can accommodate 4 - 6 people with either one R.V. or a couple of tents. A few sites can accomondate a R.V. up to 40 feet. Each site is equipped with full hook-ups (electricity, sewer, and water) and showers are available for a minimal charge. There are shower facilities available for $1.00 for 3 minutes.

Oceano Park and Campground offers a private lagoon for your fishing pleasure.

Visitors can enjoy Oceano Memorial Park located near the campground.. This community park offers picnic facilities, children's playground area, basketball court and horseshoe pits. Celebrate a birthday, family reunion or company picnic by reserving the Sparrow Group Day Use Area.


Driving South on Highway 101:
Take the Hwy 1 Pismo Beach exit. Stay on Hwy 1 and follow it thru the town of Pismo Beach and continue until you get to Pier Avenue, approximately 3 miles. 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.

Driving North on Highway 101:
Take the Grand Avenue exit in Arroyo Grande. Turn left onto Grand Avenue and follow approximately 3 miles to Hwy 1. Turn left onto Highway 1 (Amtrack Station will be on your left). Follow Hwy 1 for 1 mile to Pier Avenue. Turn right onto Pier Avenue. Turn left onto Norswing. Turn right onto Mendel Avenue. Turn right onto Air Park Drive. Campground will be on the left.

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Oceano County Campground
494 Air Park Drive
Oceano, CA 93445

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Last Revised: August 27, 2014