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Gaviota State Park

U.S. 101, CA
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Pricy and super windy campground

We stay at the Gaviota State Park campground at the very last night of our 3 weeks cruise around... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
loli1504
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Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Spectacular Views, Solid Hike

Gaviota State Park has a bunch of different hikes you can do, but we chose to hike Gaviota Hot... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
John A
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stay at the Gaviota State Park campground at the very last night of our 3 weeks cruise around USA. By far, this was the most expensive campground we´ve been to during our stay. 52 dollars is really not a reasonable price for what you...More

Thank loli1504
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Gaviota State Park has a bunch of different hikes you can do, but we chose to hike Gaviota Hot Springs and then continue upwards to Gaviota Peak (via Fire Road). The hot springs are very cool to see, and smell with sulphur. Luke warm water,...More

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My family made this a short stop on our Pacific Coast Highway road trip. We managed to time it perfectly so that we arrived just in time to watch the sun set. The pier was closed when we were there, but you could walk up...More

2  Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We made a stop here while driving to LA. Ocean views are beautiful however actual beach strip is quite small. On a positive note there is place for camping and some BBQ points for a nice family picnic. There is also a small snack shop...More

Thank Soobia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We parked in the park ($10) but could have saved some money by parking on the road to the right, south/east of the train tracks. The wind caves trail actually starts there. The campground itself is not very attractive, very dusty. The store is very...More

Thank mielvert
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Check the wind report for sure, as this spot is notorious for catching a swirly gust of the stuff! The center sites are extremely close, so you will be camping with other families within extremely close proximity. Everyone is really nice though. People start talking...More

Thank RockieK
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Campground is literally just a concrete parking lot with dirt & weeds, and the most expensive!!! Disgusting and dirty - they don't clean up after each person nor the bathrooms or wash station! You will get tar all over your feet and shoes at the...More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We have camped down the road at El Capitan for decades. It was closed this year due to a fire. Miraculously, all 40+ of us got spots at Gaviota with about a week notice. The beach was gorgeous: flat terrain, short walk to the bathrooms...More

Thank AliceHasFaith
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Upon entry, this place looks like a rundown trailer park. Restrooms were ok and the store is way overpriced (thus, bring your own gear/food). The beach itself makes it worth going especially if you go to the sea cliffs. Nice spots to take pics. The...More

1  Thank mista_tucka
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Don't forget the Gaviota Wind Caves located within the state park. If you are in the mood for a moderately(+) short hike (of course moderate, as in difficulty, is highly subjective), with sweeping views, the Gaviota Wind Caves are a great choice. The caves, primarily...More

1  Thank Raye54
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