Santa Barbara Camping

Santa Barbara Camping & RV Parks

Whether you're an avid camper looking for the best Santa Barbara campgrounds, or an RV park to "call it a night" in your home away from home, the American Riviera offers plenty of options to suit any need. Looking to do some beach camping, or to curl up next to a toasty fire in a camping cabin? After making a trip to Santa Barbara, you'll definitely be a "happy camper".

You may also be interested in seeing more of Santa Barbara's natural aspects, check out our Great Outdoors Itinerary or go for a Santa Barbara Adventure!


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El Capitan Canyon
  • 11560 Calle Real
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Information: 805-685-3887

Located fifteen minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, lies El Capitan Canyon, an incredible resort secluded amongst ancient sycamores ...MORE

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area & Campground
  • Highway 154
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Information: 805-568-2460

Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway ...MORE

Carpinteria State Beach
  • Linden Avenue
  • Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Information: (805) 684-2811

Please Note:  For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033. Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, ...MORE

El Capitan State Beach
  • Highway 101 at El Capitan State Beach exit
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • Information: (805) 968-1033

Please Note:  For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033. El Capitán State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán ...MORE

Gaviota State Park
  • 33 miles west of Santa Barbara on U.S. 101
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 968-1033

Gaviota State Park takes its name from the Spanish word for seagull, given to the area by soldiers of the Portola Expedition who supposedly killed a seagull while camping here in 1769.  Marked by ...MORE

Jalama Beach County Park & Campground
  • 9999 Jalama Road
  • Lompoc, CA 93436
  • Information: (805) 568-2461

Land near Jalama Creek was once a Chumash Indian settlement named "Halama". In 1943, 23.5 acres of privately owned land was donated to the County of Santa Barbara, and thus, our park was formed. ...MORE

Refugio State Beach
  • 10 Refugio Beach Road
  • Goleta, CA 93117
  • Information: (805) 968-1033

Please Note:  For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033. Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio ...MORE

Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park
  • 516 S. Salinas St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Information: 805-966-9954

This RV park is close to downtown, beaches, bus lines, and grocery stores.  It is conveniently located off the highway between Santa Barbara and Montecito.  You are about a half mile away ...MORE

Ocean Mesa Campground
  • 100 El Capitan Terrace Lane
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Vacation Trailers 2 U
  • P.O. Box 3644
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93130
  • Information: 877-392-2674
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