been killed by these trains) and transients frequent the campground in search of cans. There are a few nice features including the campground's proximity to downtown Ventura, making it a quick bike ride away on the walking/biking path that leads you from camp. Of course you have to cross the dangerous train tracks to access this path. The sandy beach at the entrance of the campground is nice, however it seems susceptible to rip tides and due to its size, gets crowded rather quickly. This campground does close often in winter due to high tides, as it easily floods.
Good Sites: 1-12
Poor Sites: 13-90
Potable Water: No
Dump within Facility: No
You also wake to the sound of the surf and often catch dolphins swimming up the coast. There's also a bike path and trail that leads down to Ventura or up the coast to Santa Barbara. You can access by walking past the ranger station if you wish to avoid crossing the train tracks.
The estuary at the mouth of the Ventura River is breathtaking and worth the short ride/walk to get there.