I’ve never camped at Pismo State Beach and I love the area so I started looking around on the web to find out more about the State Park and it’s location.
First, I looked at Reserve America to find out if there was availablity in September. When you click on “Campground Map” you get this – (click on all images to enlarge)
Under one map it says Oceano and the other North Beach. More info is needed!
So … I went to the State Park website (link below) and printed out the two Campground Maps.
North Beach Campground –
If you notice, this map matches the Reserve America map, but is oriented differently. It’s important to me to find out where the beach is located!
Oceano Campground –
Now this map matches the Reserve America map.
Now “Google” Pismo State Beach and look at Maps. Let’s find out where the Campgrounds are located.
The two Campgrounds are about 2 miles apart.
The Oceano Campground has an area for RV’s with water and electric hook ups, but no sewer.
Direct from the Pismo State Park Site –
Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers. The park has the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S.
– Ocean Lagoon has a wheelchair-accessible fishing overhang.
– Four restaurants are within 2 blocks of the campground.
– ATV rentals are available within 2 blocks of the park.
– A trolly service provides access to the surrounding community.
Another great source of info is over at Trip Advisor.
Here are some reviews for North Beach Campground – CLICK HERE
Here are some reviews for Oceano Campground – CLICK HERE
I check Trip Advisor before I go on trips but you have to remember that people are more likely to complain about something then to write some praise .. so read the reviews and keep that in mind.
Pismo is known for the sand dunes and the beach is a short walk over the dunes. I read somewhere that you can’t see the ocean from the campground because the dunes are blocking the view, just some FYI.
The City of Pismo’s Website – HERE
I hope this helps you get ready to camp at Pismo State Beach Campgrounds!