Leo Carrillo State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Leo Carrillo State Park

is located on the Pacific coast in Los Angeles County in an area removed from cities and services. The closest cities are Malibu, which is southeast of the park, Thousand Oaks to the north, and Oxnard to the northeast. Leo Carrillo State Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and is made up of 1.5 miles of beachfront. 

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Weather
Spring 45-65 F
Summer 60-79 F
Fall 60-79 F
Winter 45-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Malibu, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
Oxnard, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Leo Carrillo State Park

Visiting this and other state parks in an RV is a convenient way to experience what they have to offer, especially when the park offers camping as Leo Carrillo does. At Leo Carrillo State Park, you have access to RV spots with 20-, 30-, and 50-amp hookups. 

If you don't own an RV, then you can easily rent one through RVShare. At RVShare, you'll find loads of RVs for rent at great prices. The following covers a few RV parks you can find in the area to take your rental.

Thornhill Broome State Beach Campground at Point Mugu

If you love being close to the water, then you'll love Thornhill Broome. This camping area in Point Mugu State Park is sandwiched between the PCH and the beach. Pricing is $35 per night. 

• Water hookup: No

• Electrical hookup: No

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Potable water, flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, fire ring

Malibu Creek State Park Campground

Malibu Creek State Park Campground is located 25 miles from Los Angeles. It is a beautiful area to camp that features great views of the Las Virgenes Valley and Malibu Canyon. The cost per night is $45. 

• Water hookup: No

• Electrical hookup: No

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Picnic tables, showers, dump station, potable water

Malibu Beach RV Park

Malibu Beach RV Park is located a stone's throw from the beach in Malibu. RV spots offer ocean views or mountain views. Pricing starts at $45.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Laundry, patio area, horseshoe pits, propane service, picnic tables

RV Rentals Near Leo Carrillo State Park

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What to Do at
Leo Carrillo State Park

Inside Leo Carrillo State Park

Leo Carrillo is a great spot for all manner of water activities, including swimming, surfing, and windsurfing. You can also do some surf fishing and snorkeling. There's plenty of wildlife and natural scenery viewing opportunities at Leo Carrillo and plenty of hiking fun to be had. During the summer, you can participate in the campfire programs, and younger campers can join the junior ranger program. 

Outside Leo Carrillo State Park

The entire area in which Leo Carrillo is situated is fascinating. After spending some time at the park, branch out and check out some of the other attractions in the area. Also, grab some delicious food while you're at it.

Restaurants

Neptune's Net

Neptune's Net is a seafood restaurant as well as a landmark. It was started back in the 1950s by NASA astronaut Eastman Jacobs, and it has been whipping up some of the best beachside food and beer around ever since. It's located 1.4 miles from Leo Carrillo State Park.

Type: Seafood

Location: Malibu, CA

Spruzzo Restaurant and Bar

Spruzzo Restaurant is located in Malibu and is well-known for its pizzas. It also crafts a tasty selection of salads, sandwiches, steaks, and other delicious delights. Guests are treated to a sweeping ocean view and the option of eating on the heated outside patio.

Type: Pizza

Location: Malibu, CA

Sabor a Malibu

Sabor a Malibu translates to "Taste of Malibu." It is a food truck that was born out of the tragedy of the Woolsey Fire. Founded by an executive chef who was left unemployed by the blaze, Sabor a Malibu serves up street-food dishes that have a mix of styles, including Mexican and classic American.

Type: Mexican and Aemerican

Location: Malibu, CA

Lily's Malibu

Lily's is a Latin restaurant located in the heart of Malibu that not only serves some remarkably delicious Latin plates but also serves its share of American classics. You can find burritos, burgers, and more at Lily's, all served with the freshest ingredients around. 

Type: Latin

Location: Malibu, CA

Ollie's Duck & Dive

Ollie's Duck & Dive is a bistro-type pub/restaurant that serves up fresh dishes made with the finest local ingredients. Their lunch and dinner plates include both Mexican and American classics. You can also get some great cocktails and beers there.

Type: Bistro

Location: Malibu, CA

Shopping

Malibu Country Mart

The Malibu Country Mart is a stylish boutique shopping mall that excels in style and authenticity. It is located near the beach in the heart of the Malibu Civic Center and features some of the top shopping and dining spots in all of Southern California. There's also a playground on-site for children.

Location: Malibu, CA

Point Dume Village

Point Dume Village, also in Malibu, is close to Zuma Beach. This shopping center has a quaint selection of boutique shops, restaurants, and services. It's also a day spa and a yoga studio.

Location: Malibu, CA

Trancas Country Market

Trancas Country Market is located in West Malibu and situated on 17 acres. It is made up of charming barn-style buildings and evokes a laid-back rustic style that captures the chillness of coastal living. Lots of local restaurants and shops are on-site to peruse.

Location: Malibu, CA

Sightseeing

Malibu Wine Hikes

Malibu Wine Hikes is a Malibu company that provides an experience that blends some of Southern California's best scenery with fine wine. Their hikes take you to the Saddlerock Ranch's vineyards and to a giraffe enclosure.

Location: Malibu, CA

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Visiting the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area gives you access to over 500 miles of trails, cultural sites, and old movie ranches. Loads of animals and plants can be seen while exploring the vast area.

Location: Sant Monica, CA

Salvaje Malibu

At Salvaje Malibu, you will be treated to a warm blend of yoga and breathtaking natural scenery. It's not all about yoga at this Malibu business, though. Salvaje Malibu also has wine tastings and wine hikes.

Location: Malibu, CA

Cinépolis Movie Theater

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Pacific Palisades is more than just a movie theater. At Cinépolis, you get to watch movies in style. The business provides full-service in-theater dining along with beer and cocktails and luxury seating.

Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Malibu Celebrity Home Tours

Catch a glimpse of how LA royalty lives. Various agencies offer tours of stars' homes in the area, including those of Leonardo DiCaprio, Dr. Dre, Cher, Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. 

Location: Malibu, CA

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How to Get to
Leo Carrillo State Park

Leo Carrillo State Park is most easily accessed by way of U.S. Highway 1. From the north, you'll be coming out of Oxnard on the 1 and from the south, out of Malibu.

Entering Leo Carrillo State Park

Per Day : $12

Per Vehicle

Three Hours : $9

Per Vhicle

Two Hours : $6

Per Vehicle

One Hour : $3

Per Vehicle

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