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Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon

Dogs are allowed at Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon, but they must be kept on a leash when outside your vehicle and never left unattended at the campsite. There are 2 dog runs: one is fenced, the other is an open run. To protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (805) 685-3887.
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Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan is the premier campground on the beautiful California Central Coast. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, Ocean Mesa is surrounded by Los Padres National Forest above the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Visit the tide pools at near-by El Capitan State Beach, explore their 15 miles of hiking trails, enjoy a music-filled Saturday evening under the stars at El Capitan Canyon, or just relax and take in the magnificent ocean views of the Gaviota Coast. Ocean Mesa offers the best of modern camping life including a heated pool and spa, laundry facilities, and convenience store. The Mesa is also wired for internet use and T.V. so you never have to feel too disconnected from life at home.


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Ocean Mesa at El Capitan Canyon has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 154 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Wendy
    More than a year ago
    very nice!

    fairly expensive, but very nice and worth the price. pool/spa/laundry very convenient and nice. bathrooms and showers very nice as well. helpful staff and good convenience store. sites clean and easy hook-ups. dog friendly. plus they have a beautiful beach we took the dogs leash-free within walking distance, but a few rocks to walk over to get there.

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