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If you are interested in having a RV delivered and set up on your campsite at San Elijo, Silver Strand, or South Carlsbad State Beach Campgrounds, the following Concessionaires are the approved contract providers: Albert's RV (858) 598-5829, Luv 2 Camp (888) 898-2267, MLG Enterprises RV Rentals (760) 458-8510, and Travel Time RV (800) 787-3689. No other RV vendors will be allowed to deliver RVs to the Campground.

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

This San Diego beach features swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing and picnicking. The large blufftop campground is very popular, especially in summer. Stairs lead to the beach.

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: 7am-10pm
  • Lo Season: 7am-10pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Backpacking Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Laundry
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Store - Convenience
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
Alerts and Important Information
Sites 131 - 135 and 215 - 222 at South Carlsbad SB are being converted from standard to full hook-up sites. There is room for tents; however, the sites have a decomposed granite surface; there is no landscaping. Currently, water and sewer are available; availability of electricity is indefinite at this time.

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).

Silver Strand SB is now on the reservation system. If campsites are not available at South Carlsbad for the dates of your stay please check Silver Stand's web page for available campsites; Click: HERE

Reservations available year round. South Carlsbad Seasonal Closure:

  • South End: Sites 136-155 (Inland) and Sites 156-214 (Ocean) are closed from November 3, 2103 - March 16, 2014
    • Campsites will close on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at noon.
    • Campsites will re-open on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2PM for reservations.
    • SOUTH END campsites will remain closed for Thanksgiving/Christmas/Presidents' Weekend
  • North End: Sites 35-72 (Ocean) and Sites 73-102 (Inland) are closed from January 5, 2014 - February 13, 2014
    • Campsites will close on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at noon.
    • Campsites will re-open Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2PM for reservations.
  • Fees includes entry for 1 vehicle and one legally towed vehicle or trailer. Additional vehicles must register and pay additional fees.
  • As of 05-01-07 SHOWERS - token only; NO quarters accepted. Tokens available upon check-in. Token machines located at ranger station and campfire center.
  • Campers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, or provide, upon arrival, a letter from a parent granting permission to camp. All juveniles must be in their own campsite after 10pm.
  • Quiet hours are 10 pm - 6 am.
  • Visitors not staying overnight must be out by 10 pm.
  • Generator hours are from 10 am to 8 pm.
  • Campsite is limited to 8 people maximum and is designed for individual family use. Large groups require a special event permit.
  • Take precautions to prevent theft by securing property, such as surfboards, bikes, and ice chests.
  • Campsite is limited to 3 vehicles. There is no parking for more vehicles. A trailer is counted as a vehicle. Park out of roadway behind site number to allow emergency vehicle access.
  • Animals must be on a leash less than 6 feet at all times, may not be left outside at night, and are prohibited on the beach.
  • Alcohol and glass containers are NOT allowed on the beach or beyond your campsite.
  • All Park plants are protected. Do not cut or attach items, such as ropes, to any plants.
  • Maximum stay during High Season (March - November) is SEVEN nights. All persons and equipment must vacate for a minimum of 48 hours before beginning another stay.
  • Park Road separates Oceanfront (premium) sites from Inland sites. Ocean sites are on a bluff overlooking beach. Stairs to beach. Sites have no shade.
  • Kiosk hours: Hi season 7 am - 10 pm; Lo season 7 am - 8 pm.
  • WiFi access is currently unavailable.
  • Getting There:

    Go west to CARLSBAD BLVD - SOUTH.
    Merge onto CARLSBAD BLVB - SOUTH and continue 1.6 miles to Campground Entrance.
    Campground Entrance NOT accessible from Poinsettia Ave.
    Campground Address: 7201 Carlsbad Blvd.
    Mailing Address: 2680 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CARLSBAD CA 92008

    Phone Number:

    Information: (760)438-3143