Point Mugu State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

Forested hills rise from the Pacific Ocean at Point Mugu State Park, a spectacular spot located 15 miles south of Oxnard and 52 miles north of downtown LA. Standing on the spectacular coastline, however, you’d never guess that California’s biggest metropolitan area is just a stone’s throw away. The park boundaries contain a remarkably diverse group of natural terrain—in just one day, you can walk on a sandy beach beneath rocky cliffs, hike through the shade of a river canyon, and wander across valleys in the Santa Monica Mountains. With more than 70 miles of hiking trails, silence and peace are within easy reach. Plus, since the weather is moderate and comfortable year-round, it’s always a good time to visit.

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Weather
Spring 49-65 F
Summer 54-74 F
Fall 56-74 F
Winter 48-65 F
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Nearby Cities
Oxnard, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Point Mugu State Park

If you’re ready to be surrounded by wilderness, an RV is a great way to experience Point Mugu State Park. You'll be able to snuggle up inside on cool evenings and wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing nearby. If you don’t own an RV, you can experience the lifestyle and comfort in your next camping trips with an RVshare rental.

Sycamore Canyon Campground and Thornhill Broome State Beach Campground

Located inside Point Mugu State Park, these campgrounds are the perfect home base for visitors. Thornhill Broome offers the best views of the sea. In fact, each of the 75 campsites overlooks the water. Facilities are basic—they’re limited to drop toilets—but the proximity to the water is a big advantage if you’re hoping for a morning bodysurfing session. Sycamore Canyon provides more perks, including hot showers, flush toilets, and an RV sanitation station. Families love the nature center that sits just inside the entrance. This is a great option if you’re hoping to hike. Plus, the beach is directly across the highway. Both campgrounds can accommodate RVs up to 31 feet long. Prices start at $35 per night; make sure to reserve well in advance.

Malibu Beach RV Park

Camp in luxury at Malibu Beach RV Park, which is located about 20 miles south on Highway 1. If you’re after amenities, this is the place to be—your site rental gives you access to a laundry room, dump station, hot showers, Wi-Fi, and a handy park store for essentials. Each of the 142 RV sites comes with a picnic table and a view of the ocean or mountains. You can even choose the view you’d like during the booking process. All RV sites include full or partial hookups and cable TV, so it’s easy to relax after a long day. As you’re booking this campground, keep in mind that every site has a different capacity, both in terms of RV size and the available car parking. Bring your big rig—the park can accommodate RVs up to 42 feet long. Prices start at $45 a night for a mountain-view site with water and 30-amp electric hookups.

Malibu Creek State Park Campground

Malibu Creek State Park Campground is a lovely spot surrounded by lush green hills. If you’re a fan of the TV show “M*A*S*H,” you might recognize the landscape—before it was a park, the area was a filming location for the show. Book one of the 63 campsites and wake up to views of the Conejo Volcanics and the lush California greenery. This campground can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet long. Just steps from your site, you’ll find hiking trails, hot showers, flush toilets, and a campfire center that’s popular with families. You won’t find hookups, but there’s an RV sanitation station on-site for convenience. Prices start at $45 per night for up to eight people; it’s a good idea to make reservations as early as possible. You'll also be charged a $7.99 reservation fee.

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What to Do at
Point Mugu State Park

Inside Point Mugu State Park

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Point Mugu State Park has plenty of activities to fill a weekend, week, or longer. On warm days, head down to Point Mugu Beach; after you’re done exploring the shore, try bodysurfing or surf fishing. Afterward, lace up your hiking boots and set out onto the 70-mile trail network. Enjoy the views on the easy Scenic and Overlook Trails loop. For a longer trek into the Boney Mountain State Wilderness, take the Serrano Canyon Trail or the challenging Backbone Trail.

Outside Point Mugu State Park

Since Point Mugu State Park is located so close to Los Angeles and Malibu, you’ll find plenty to do within an hour’s drive. You'll only have to drive about 20 minutes to find some good eats. There are also plenty of other beaches in the area.

Restaurants

Neptune's Net

Enjoy freshly caught seafood with a view of the ocean at this lovely spot, which sits just south of the park. Be sure to grab a seat on the patio to enjoy the breeze.

Type: Seafood

Location: 42505 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

Spruzzo Restaurant & Bar

Fill up on hearty pizzas and pastas at this friendly Italian spot; don’t miss the excellent cocktails. The heated patio seats are the best in the house.

Type: Italian

Location: 29575 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Cafe

Enjoy the laid-back vibe at this seaside spot, which serves fresh fish in a casual environment.

Type: Seafood

Location: 25653 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

Fiesta Mexican Grill

Drive up to Oxnard to try out authentic Mexican dishes at this restaurant. With its low-key interior and hearty portions, it’s great for families.

Location: 1635 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030

Boccaccio's Restaurant

With its elegant interior and fine foods, this lakeside restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Try the lobster, or come on the weekend for the legendary brunch.

Type: Seafood

Location: 32123 Lindero Canyon Rd #110, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Shopping

Trancas Country Market

This is the ideal spot to pick up last-minute essentials—and coffee to go—on your way to Point Mugu.

Location: 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Point Dume Village

Browse a variety of independent shops at Point Dume Village; it offers everything from clothing to natural foods.

Location: Heathercliff Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Becker Surfboards

Live the California dream at this fun surf shop in Malibu.

Location: 23755 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Sightseeing

Malibu Wine Safari

Explore Malibu’s lovely vineyards and taste the local varietals. Companies like Malibu Wine Safari take care of everything, including the driving—all you need to do is relax.

Location: Malibu, CA

Zuma Beach

Watch the surfers at this massive beach, which is known for its excellent surf and spectacular sunsets.

El Matador Beach

Bring your camera to this spot—with its rugged cliffs and rocky surf, it looks like it was made for Instagram.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

Discover the Native American history of the Point Mugu area at this fascinating site, which features multiple trails and the excellent Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center.

Lake Eleanor Sentinel

Hike high in the hills at this beautiful park, which offers picturesque views and a gentle physical challenge that’s perfect for families.

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How to Get to
Point Mugu State Park

Whether you’re coming from the north or the south, the only way to get to Point Mugu State Park is via Highway 1. The park is located directly off the highway in front of the Mugu Peak.

Entering Point Mugu State Park

Point Mugu State Park is open all year. If you’re coming on a daytrip, the parking lots at Sycamore Cove and Mugu Beach open at 8:00 a.m. and close as soon as the sun goes down. If you’re camping at Sycamore Canyon or Thornhill Broome, the gates close at 10:00 p.m. They open again at 8:00 a.m.

1-3 hours : $3

Per hour

All-day parking : $12

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