Point Mugu State Park Sycamore Canyon Campground

Malibu, California 90264

Point Mugu State Park Sycamore Canyon Campground

Point Mugu State Park: Sycamore Canyon Campground Professional Guide

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"A school of dolphins pushing bait fish into the shore, working them around the rocky points, dolphin skin wet and black against the blue water—that was my first impression of Point Mugu State Park’s Sycamore Canyon Campground. The beach is gorgeous, a whitesand jewel of a place to picnic, sun, and swim on an unspoiled stretch of coastline. Later, I discovered that the Chumash tribe once lived in the canyon and believed that dolphins were their brothers.

At one time, the Chumash lived on overpopulated islands to the west. Legend has it that their mother god told them to cross over the sea to the mainland by walking on a rainbow. The caveat was that they couldn’t look down. Of course, some did and fell into the sea. But, the mother god took pity on them and turned them into dolphins."

Point Mugu State Park: Sycamore Canyon Campground Trip Reports

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4/12/2007
My wife and I had a terrific, romantic anniversary here, and we are avid campers. We LOVED the fact that we were surrounded by big pines, had a creek next to us, the air was great, the trails are great and it was all so close to the beach. We've tried to return every year since but unfortunately, they've been in repair since. Maybe it was us!... Noooo, we weren't THAT bad, I don't think. Anyways, it is a wonderful place for couples and families, especially with small kids. The camping is primitive but there are showers and if you want some of the "high life", walk over to the SPA and get you some. We will return once repairs are done. Please hurry, we miss you!
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Trail Information

Malibu
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
56
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
818-488-5223, parks.ca.gov
Local Contacts
$45
Fees per Night
Water, flush toilets, coin-operated showers.
Facilities

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