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Camping in Somis


Somis, California

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83 Reviews of 9 Somis, California Campgrounds

Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Nice for tents but more for RV’s

There are two camping lots here, the Upper and the Lower campgrounds. Both seem to be more geared for RV use, the Upper lot is almost completely asphalt and pretty exposed to the sun. I wasn’t a fan. The Lower lot however has ample shade and there’s enough room at some sites to comfortably put a…

Month of VisitJune
Alba M.
Reviewed May. 13, 2021


Camp hosts are friendly and they enforce the rules which I like because it was quiet at night and nobody was taking over my space. However, it is not a campground it is a parking lot where you camp. Bathrooms are dirty, hot shower doesn't always work, ground was full of some gophers who were…

Month of VisitJune
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 11, 2021

Nestled between the train and the sand

Emma Wood grew on me. After traveling down through Washington, Oregon and Northern California where you get a little more bang for your buck I was a little disappointed by the amenities of the site. About the only thing you get is a narrow dirty parking place and a dumpster to put your trash. No…

  • fire and sunset
  • the surf
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Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2021

Good Times

This was our first time here. It is close to the 101 freeway, you can hear the traffic, but that didn’t bother us. Just be aware, it’s not a super quiet place. Campsites are concrete pads, level and have a decent area of grass between sites. Each site also has a fire pit. We went here in March ‘21…

Month of VisitApril
Wendy S.
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2021

Clean & beautiful

This place has a great vibe, it's beautifully maintained and very clean. Plenty of great hiking trails!The rangers and staff are very attentive and pleasant. Other campers there were awesome and fun too!

Sadly, the water levels are down at the moment, but the camping portion of things were…

Month of VisitMay
Brian J M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

Best memories ever

I've been going to carpentaria since I was 5 years old. It was always our family "end of the summer" camping trip. I've had so many amazing memories and traditions. We always get up early at low tide to collect sea shells and sand dollars and watch the sea lions sleep on the rocks. And everyone…

Sitesanta maria camp site
Month of VisitJuly
Matthew K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2021

Filthy, broken mess

The sites are just parking spaces with picnic tables. Very little greenery or shade. The restrooms and showers were out of order, and they had a single portapotty for our entire half of the campground. Everything was in serious disrepair and dirty.

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Piedra Blanca- Great for large groups

Nice large open area under a tree. Has a fire pit with grate. Large rocks nearby -fun to sit on. Stumps for sitting around the campfire too. Nearby stream- clean water - can hear from tent. You’ll likely not have privacy though it seems like lots of people come here to camp out.

SitePiedra Blanca
Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2021

Great Camp

Me and my gf came to Carpinteria for our first car camping experience. We paid extra to stay on the beach front spots near the south side of the site. Was totally worth it. We had a great time with amazing views. The beachfront spots didn’t have fire pits though so we ran to the local grocery store…

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

Beautiful but not Dispersed

Gorgeous location right on the lake, the waters clear and there’s a generous amount of trees surrounding for shade. I haven’t stayed the night here yet, but when I called the number available the ranger said their process is reserved only at least 24 in advance online $30 a day- quite far from the…

Chelsea B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2021

Favorite local beach spot

Our favorite local beach spot! Nice long paths for cruising on your bike. We’ll usually get two spots and can fit 2 RVs and a camper van on them so plenty of room.

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2020

Take the dog!

This campground is between the beach and Amtrak train, but if noise doesn't bother you, there are some really amazing things, especially if you love camping or glamping with your dog! Directly behind the campground you must keep the dog off the beach, but two blocks away is the entrance to the Salt…

Peter M.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2020

Camping with Convenient Downtown

We were there a week ago and as usual had a great camping experience.   The beautiful beach and the nice convenient downtown walking distance from the campground just in case you forget something or just feel lazy and eat at one of the local venues. The campground is under some construction…

Ian W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2020

Not too far out of the way

A bit cramped, but close to much of LA.  Far enough to see starry skies, and get some peace.  Clean bathrooms, and friendly staff.  Will go again.

  • Site 173 with Trailer. Plenty of room for more.
Month of VisitDecember
Sam & Amy inc.  L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2020

Sardine in paradise

Hadn’t been here in over 30 years and it’s still a great camping beach. Beach is clean, swimming is mellow, the tide pools are cool, and you can walk to just about anything you need. There are trains that come through right behind the campsite, but did not seem as obnoxious as I would have…

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