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Orange Co., California
Reviewed 16 July 2012

most of the reviewers are crazy! This place is the worst for tent camping. Small dirt lots next to a chain link fence and Amtrak running right next to you ALL hours of the day. Yes the beach is close but yes bathrooms are dirty and not maintained well. Many rodents and LARGE raccoons.

8Thank campmom3
Reviewed 15 July 2012

The only thing nice about this campground is its close proximity to the beach. Its a great beach in a fantastic community. However, other than that it is falling apart, many of the sites are literally right next to the railroad tracks, the bathrooms/showers are disgusting and it is cramped. The showers cost 25 cents per 3 minutes and they...

4Thank Bound4NZ
Reviewed 22 June 2012

The State Park is falling apart , but still my favorite place to stay. If you want a hot shower you need to go over to Santa Rosa or San Miguel bathrooms , they are the old bathrooms but you get the best shower there. Bathrooms in anacapa and Santa Cruz are truly disgusting and the showers put out Luke...

5Thank suzeego
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 12 May 2012

I have been visiting Carpinteria since I was a kid. It is a beautiful place with a great climate. It is a great place to camp if you plan on being outdoors and on the beach all day. The campsite is conveniently located close to; the beach, hiking/biking trails, amazing tide pools teeming with life in the early hours, decent...

7Thank aA89
Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 9 April 2012

My family and I have been camping at Carp religiously for the last 7 years. You can't beat the location: steps to the beach, steps to town with restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. The camp hosts have been pretty good, and we love the rangers (know them all by first name now :) Yes, the raccoons can be nasty, but...

12Thank funkymunky98
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Watch out for the wildlife! As a camper without a motorhome, I normally cook and eat happily outdoors using the supplied table. However, at this campground it is not really safe to cook or eat outdoors after dark. The raccoons will approach your table and, for lack of a better word, attack for your food. So get your cooking and...

5Thank crankybanker
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Overall this beach was wonderful. I went for two nights for my birthday. Tent camping and RV sites are a small walk from the beach. Rangers were very nice and very lenient. Bathrooms were okay considering the the amount of people using them. Showers were alright, bring lots of quarters. Amtrack goes right through the campgrounds so that takes a...

4Thank penguinb
Apple Valley, California
Reviewed 11 February 2012

I'm afraid to let people know how great this place is....rules are rules and thats what you have at a state park, Rules. We have been going to carpinteria for years. Not only have we met nice people, we have never met unfriendly workers, even the police who drive through to check things out have been very nice. Is it...

3Thank mk t
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 31 January 2012

I suppose if you're used to living on top of one another, this may not be such a bad place to "camp". Basically we found the place to be nothing more than a parking lot next to the beach. Most of the sites leave barely enough room to walk between your vehicles. We must have had at least 100 people...

7Thank stuckinthecedar
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I'll keep it short. My husband and I arrived early in the afternoon for a simple one might stay. When we drive up to our site, we realized we were directly next to a large RV with a loud motor running. Our fire pit was less than 10 feet from theirs. Being January, there was hardly any other spot occupied...

6Thank Aliswanson

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Address: 5361 6TH ST, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2404
Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Number of rooms: 261
Also Known As:
Carpinteria State Beach Campground Hotel Carpinteria
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“hook up sites are very tiny.”
 of 5 bubbles 924DianeD, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“pick a site that doesn't back up to the bathroom for more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles MrsRazo, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Get individual sites enven with a group, with one facing the water and group up there for the view and fun.”
 of 5 bubbles sportsstuff4ustore, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Check the reservation map and pictures.”
 of 5 bubbles CampingKid124, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a campsite on the edge of the beach,,, that way you can get away from the crowded campsite conditions.”
 of 5 bubbles Almaden, 20 Jun 2013 | Read review
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