Emma Wood State Beach Overview
Emma Wood State Beach campground has 90 beach-front primitive campsites and all have beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. All campsites are for self-contained vehicles only (no tent or car camping allowed). The campsites are not too level and may contact a mixture of asphalt, dirt, rocks and debris; but hey – you can’t beat the beachfront property! The maximum trailer/RV length is 40 feet.
This is a primitive campground and there is no water, dump station, electricity, phones or tables. There are about 6 vault toilets located at the check in station. You can make reservations from mid-May through Labor Day. After that it is first-come, first-serve. Keep in mind that high-tides may close the campground at any time (elevation is only a few feet).
Group and hike/bike camping are also available at Ventura River Group Camp. The group sites offer developed tent camping for groups of up to 30 people and primitive RV camping for groups up to 50 people and 20 vehicles. The maximum length for an RV is 45 feet. Facilities include restrooms, water (no hook-ups), fire rings, tables, and a lighted parking lot.
Emma Wood State Beach – Area Recreation
Emma Wood State Beach has a moderate climate and is popular for surf fishing, swimming (although the water is chilly), biking, beach combing, photography, whale watching and wildlife viewing. A freshwater marsh at the southwest end of the beach attract raccoons, songbirds and red-tailed hawks. The beach also features the crumbling ruins of a World War II coastal artillery site.
Faria Beach County Park campground is just a few miles up the coast.
- Fire Rings
- Group Camping
- Pets OK
- Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
- Beach Access
- Beach Combing
- Bird Watching
- Historic Sites
- Iron Ranger
- Kite Surfing
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Trails
- Surf Fish
- Walking Trails
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Ventura, California 93001
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