RV Resorts Near Santa Barbara

RV Resorts Near Santa Barbara
Often referred to as the American Rivera, Santa Barbara lies between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is just over an hour north of Los Angeles and is home to Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The area is surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains and with its temperate climate, recreation enthusiasts flock to the area to enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing and bird-watching. When traveling to Santa Barbara, there are a number of RV resorts and parks from which to choose.

Sunrise RV Park

Sunrise RV Park is located close to downtown Santa Barbara and just two miles from area beaches. It has 33 sites with 20-, 30- or 50-amp full hookups and can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet. It features restrooms with showers, cable TV, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi Internet and welcomes pets. Beach-going and visits to the nearby Santa Barbara Zoo, Andree Clark Bird Refuge and local golf courses are popular activities.

Sunrise RV Park
516 S. Salinas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(800) 345-5018

Ocean Mesa

Ocean Mesa is located approximately 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Open all year, it is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and every RV and tent site boasts an ocean view. It features more than 100 sites, 80 of which have 20-, 30- or 50-amp full hookups and can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet. It features restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi Internet, cable TV, a heated swimming pool and spa and welcomes pets. The park offers horseback riding facilities and access to more than 15 miles of hiking trails. Travelers can visit the tide pools at near-by El Capitan State Beach and enjoy ocean views of the Gaviota Coast.

Ocean Mesa
100 El Capitan Terrace Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(866) 410-5783

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

Located approximately 25 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, Rancho Oso is a rustic mountain ranch with resort comforts, Los Padres National Forest access and equestrian facilities. There are 135 sites with full hookups and features a swimming pool and spa, family pool, Wi-Fi Internet, laundry facilities, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, miniature golf course and campground store. Visitors typically enjoy a variety of recreational activities on more than 2 million acres in the Los Padres National Forest including hiking, bicycling, fishing, water sports, hunting, nature viewing and climbing.

Rancho Oso
3750 Paradise Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 683-5686

Article Written By A.C. Bauer

A.C. Bauer is a seasoned adventurist with explorations spanning four continents, including hiking Machu Picchu, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, running the Ice Age Trail and road biking out of her front door. She has written marketing materials for eight years and worked for Red Bull, Disney and Dick's Sporting Goods, and received a master's in recreation and sport science from Ohio University.

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