California State Park On-sale Begins August 1 (Friday 8AM PDT)

Arrivals for February will be On-sale (Feb 1st through 28th)

Sign-in before 8:00AM PDT for your best on-sale experience (10 minutes before is fine) On-sale FAQs

ATTENTION: Due to the severe drought conditions the State is experiencing, showers at El Capitan State Beach will not be available to visitors starting July 31, 2014. The well that supplies water to the park has been experiencing consistently lower production this year and has reached a point where water production can no longer meet park demand. The showers will remain unavailable until water production returns to acceptable levels. Note that there are flush toilets and potable water available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought. At this time, water services at Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park are not being impacted.

EL CAPITAN SB, CA

If you are interested in having a RV delivered and set up on your campsite at Carpinteria SB, El Capitan SB, Gaviota SP, or Refugio SB Campgrounds, the following Concessionaire is the approved contract provider: 101 RV Rentals (805) 210-7391. No business or private party may conduct...

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Alerts and Important Information

Rodent Warning
Park visitors are advised the park is experiencing an increase in the rodent population such as ground squirrels this year. Ground squirrels can damage property and equipment. While we strive to control rodent populations at this campground park visitors who occupy campsites must take precaution to protect their food and equipment. California State Parks is not responsible for damage to personal property

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

El Capitan SB is open Year Round.

El Capitan SB is now site specific. Campers will reserve a specific site when making a reservation.

  • The former DEL MAR Group Camp (Sites 124 - 132) has been converted to family motorhome/trailer only sites. Only self-contained RVs/trailers are allowed, as restrooms may be closed. No tent camping allowed. These sites are located on a paved lot. Many have an ocean view. Sites have no picnic tables or fire pits.
  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • Reservations available April 1 - Nov 30 annually.
  • Limited availability. Sites are off reservations and 1st come 1st serve from 12/1 through 3/31, depending on the weather.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Other dog rules are enforced.

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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 35 Back-In
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 26 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 31 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 32 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 28 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 35 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 34 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 29 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 1-28 STANDARD 8 34 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 124-132, Cabrillo,Drake & Ortega Group RV/TRAILER ONLY 8 42
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 124-132, Cabrillo,Drake & Ortega Group RV/TRAILER ONLY 8 42
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sites 124-132, Cabrillo,Drake & Ortega Group RV/TRAILER ONLY 8 42
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

If you are interested in having a RV delivered and set up on your campsite at Carpinteria SB, El Capitan SB, Gaviota SP, or Refugio SB Campgrounds, the following Concessionaire is the approved contract provider: 101 RV Rentals (805) 210-7391. No business or private party may conduct business on State Park property without an approved contract.

Season for Peak Fees: 03/01 to 11/30

El Capitan State Beach offers visitors a sandy beach, rocky tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitan Creek. It's a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, surfing, picnicking and camping. A stairway provides access from the bluffs to the beach area.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-10pm
  • Lo Season: 8am-3:30pm

Booking Window
Fri Aug 01 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

The next on-sale is Fri Aug 01 2014

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat Mar 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
Non Peak Mon Dec 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Sat Feb 28 2015
Peak Sun Mar 01 2015 Mon Nov 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Automated Pay Machine
  • Biking
  • Convenience Store
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Iron Ranger
  • Multipurpose Paved Trails
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Store - Convenience
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Accessible
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Getting There
El Capitan SB is located off Highway 101, seventeen miles west of Santa Barbara.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

EL CAPITAN SB
10 REFUGIO BEACH RD.
GOLETA  CA  93117

Phone Number:

Information:  (805)968-1033
Additional Information