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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

Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping 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

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Automated Pay Machine
  • Beachcombing
  • Biking
  • Convenience Store
  • Fire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Multipurpose Paved Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
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).

There are no Hook-Up sites in this Park!

Refugio is now Site Specific for reservations. You will select your site when you make a reservation.

Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • Family and Group reservations 04/01 through 11/30 each year.
  • 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.

Getting There:

Refugio SB is located 20 miles West of Santa Barbara on Highway 101 at Refugio Road

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Project Office:(805)968-1033