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Emma Wood State Beach Campgrounds

Emma Wood State Beach offers RV camping by the beach at their north campground, as well as group camping for RVs or tents at their Ventura River campground.

North Beach Campground

The North Beach campground at Emma Wood offers campsites for self contained RVs only alongside the beach. The beach itself is sandy and rocky. It's open all year. This family camping area is primitive, and lies between the beach and Highway 101.  The train also runs through, so crashing waves may not be all you hear at night.  Drive over to the group camp if you want to hike a trail to the estuary (see below).

RV Camping At Emma Wood State Beach Near Ventura
  • 90 unlevel sites for RVs
  • no tent sites
  • no water or dump station
    • nature trails
    • picnic tables

    To get to these campsites, take the State Beaches offramp just 2 miles north of Ventura. 

    Ventura River Group Camp

    This is also called the Emma Woods State Beach Group Camp. There are 3 developed tent sites here for groups of up to 30 people.  There are restrooms, water and fire rings.  Primitive RV camping is also available here for groups up to 50 people. There's a small general store near the entrance. (pictured below).

    General Store At The Emma Wood State Beach Group Camp

    The Ventura River estuary is located at one end of the beach.  Here you can enjoy bird watching and wild life viewing. A nature trail  called the Ocean Edges Trail goes from the Emma Wood group campground to Seaside Wilderness Park and back. Other activities include surfing, swimming biking, hiking and fishing.

    Sign For the Ocean's Edge Trail At Ventura River Group Camp

    The sign pictured above marks the trail which starts near the beach. 

    The Emma Wood group camp is located at the end of Main Street, 2 miles southeast of Emma Wood Beach family camp. Hopefully, your group is loud, because the nearby freeway is quite noisy here.

    For reservations, you can check or call 805-968-1033.

    Also see our Southern California beach Camping Guide.

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