Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pismo Beach Camping

Pismo Beach California is the big beach oriented tourist destination along the Central Coast of California & just south of San Luis Obispo. Ocean front sand dunes is the primary draw here at Pismo.

The Oceano State Vehicular Recreation Area (aka Pismo Dunes) is a seaside haven for off-roaders wanting cooler temps & coastal breezes. This off road park is actually located between Grover Beach and the town of Oceano, miles south of Pismo Pier. You can actually drive your vehicle on the beach sand & set up camp on the shore.

Pismo also has a State Park Beach Campground as well & that is more suited for RVs, family camping & tent camping. Downtown Pismo has several private RV parks, which are walking distance from the popular pier and  many restaurants. Oceano has a county run campground near a lagoon and close to the beach too.
Inland from Grover Beach is Arroyo Grande Lake Lopez, for those wishing to camp in a mountain setting with a fresh water reservoir. Up the coastline, Avila Beach has prime RV camp sites that can be reserved, as well as hot springs camping near the freeway, Hwy 101. Up and around the peninsula is the awesome Montana de Oro State Park, where you can camp in a shady canyon next to a rocky cove & sand dunes. This area is super popular with mountain bikers & hikers alike. It is locate next to Morro Bay State Park and Campground, which is next to a large wetlands lagoon.

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