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CARPINTERIA SB, CA

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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...

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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.

Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop" there. The tribe had chosen the location because of naturally-occurring surface tar which was used to seal the boats. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi and sea urchin.

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: 8:30am-6pm
Season for Peak Fees: 03/01 to 11/30

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron Ranger
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Store - Convenience
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information

Important update! San Miguel campground has been renumbered. For ease of parking, campers will now back in at a 45-degree angle to the curb. The park will strictly adhere to the maximum overall vehicle limit (max length) indicated. Reservations with oversized equipment will no longer fit; these reservations will be canceled.

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).

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.

  • For RV sites on beachfront, reserve in Santa Rosa Beach or San Miguel Beach.
  • Tent Camping is available in the Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa Beach, and San Miguel Inland loops. Tents are not allowed on pavement.
  • Beach front tent sites are located in the Santa Cruz area. The loop called 'Beach Front' is for RV and Trailers ONLY.
  • San Miguel Inland - Motorhome/Trailer (Sites 147-168); campers are allowed a small tent.
  • San Miguel Beach Row DOES NOT ALLOW TENTS.
  • Santa Rosa Beach Row Motorhome/Trailer (Sites 124-146); campers allowed a small tent.
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.
  • All sites open to reservations year round. Max. 8 per site.
  • Carpinteria is Site Specific for reservations. You will select your site at the time your reservation is made.
  • During peak season this park has a maximum stay limit of 7 consecutive nights. Once the consecutive night limit has been reached, the person(s), equipment, and/or vehicles(s) must vacate the campground for a period of 48 hours before returning for another stay.
  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.
  • Due to congestion on park roads, free passes for deliveries or passenger drop off are not permitted.
  • NO Dogs allowed on the Beach!
  • Swings or hammocks may not be fastened to trees.
  • Generator Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CARPINTERIA SB
    5361 6th St
    Carpinteria  CA  93013

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (805)968-1033