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Sycamore Canyon Campground

Point Mugu State Park

Los Angeles Metro Area, California

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  • Day use parking at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Entrance to Sycamore Canyon Road just north of the campground in Point Mugu State Park.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Sycamore Canyon Road just north of the campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Typical campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • ADA-accessible campsite at Sycamore Canyon Campground.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Picnic area at adjacent Sycamore Cove Beach, Point Mugu State Park.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
  • Adjacent Sycamore Cove Beach, Point Mugu State Park.- Sycamore Canyon Campground
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Pros: 
Adjacent to Sycamore Cove Beach. Access to Point Mugu hiking trails. Shaded sites. Open year round.
Cons: 
Dogs aren't allowed on backcountry trails. No glass allowed.
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Region:
Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
Managed by: 
California State Parks
Price per night (basic site): 
45.00 $ (37.78 €)
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Nestled at the foot of the Santa Ana mountains, Sycamore Canyon Campground offers 58 tent sites that are a brief walk from Sycamore Cove Beach and with close access to hiking trails in the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. Most sites have abundant shade thanks to the overarching foliage, and each is equipped with a barbecue and a picnic table. On the western edge of the campground, Sycamore Canyon Road leads into the heart of the Santa Monica mountains, showcasing the sparse sage scrub, chaparral, and sycamore savannah.

With restrooms and showers, Sycamore Canyon is luxurious for a campground, but these are relatively common in Southern California. More noteworthy is the close access to wilderness and the calm shores of the Pacific Ocean just across the Pacific Coast Highway. Sycamore Cove Beach includes a day use area with picnic tables and restrooms, and it is patrolled by lifeguards.

On paper, Sycamore Canyon Campground is an excellent place to call home when escaping the city for a weekend at the beach. It can get crowded, however, especially on holiday weekends when the campground may be fully reserved, so make plans early and be prepared for campground noise that might continue into the campground’s quiet hours.

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