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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 at El Capitan Canyon is the premier campground on the beautiful California Central Coast. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, it 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 at El Capitan Canyon offers the best of modern camping life including a heated pool and spa, laundry facilities, and convenience store. The park 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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