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October 19-25, 2018

Pismo State Beach - $49 per person

Oceano Campground

***New Location for this year!! Just 3 miles from old location.***

Camp Deadline: Oct. 16, 2018
Melodrama add-on deadline: Sept. 24, 2018

March 24-29, 2019

Joshua Tree

*This campout is not open for registration yet. It will open in the winter. Please stay tuned here on our website and/or on our Facebook group for registration opening dates.

San Luis Obispo County, California

October 19-25, 2018


***New Location for this year!! Just 3 miles from old location.***

Camp Deadline: Oct. 16, 2018
Melodrama add-on deadline: Sept. 24, 2018

You are not registered and your space is not reserved

until you have paid. There are no refunds.

Pismo Beach State Park is a 1,050-acre shoreline park abutting the cities of Pismo Beach, Grover Beach and the community of Oceano in southern San Luis Obispo County. The park features a long, sandy stretch of beach which, combined with neighboring Grover Beach, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex, connects the white cliffs of Pismo Beach to the north with the Devil’s Landslide, a giant sand dune 15 miles south. Surfing is popular here, as are kite flying, fishing and shopping and dining in nearby towns. Pismo State Beach is within a four-minute drive to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area and neighboring Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve for another 22,000 acres to explore, about 1,500 acres of which are open to motorized vehicle use.


HSC has reserved several tent sites, and trailers and RVs are welcome. (No hookups available, but there is a dump site at the campground.) Each family will be sharing a site, with one vehicle permitted per family (though ridesharing is always encouraged), and three licensed vehicles per site.  The campground includes flush toilets and fee-based showers. Potable water is also available at various locations throughout the campground. HSC will provide the wood for the group campfire.

**HSC has also coordinated group rates for a performance of "Scary Poppins" at The Great American Melodrama for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and two-hour ATV (aka "quad" or "four-wheeler") rentals for campers ages 7 and older at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24.  (A parent/guardian must also rent and ride, taking full responsibility for their minor child(ren) at all times during the ride.)  TICKETS FOR THE MELODRAMA must be purchased by Sept. 24 to be included in group seating. Reservations for ATVs must be made by camp deadline (Oct. 16) to be included in group rate/ride.**


Hang out at camp or extend your exploration outside the park to include a hike along the beach or on inland trails from Montana de Oro to Los Padres National Forest, soaking in the hot pool or dipping in the fun pool at Avila Hot Springs Resort, horseback riding at Madonna Inn or in Oceano, kayaking or paddle boarding in Morro Bay or out of Old Port Beach, or a night out at the Great American Melodrama.

Patrick’s Point State Park offers a northern California coastal experience complete with dense woods, coastal bluffs and rocky beaches. The one-square-mile park offers trails, beach access, bluff-top views, a visitors center, reconstructed Yurok plank-house village and more. Though the Pacific Ocean beckons, swimming is not advised, but the agate hunting and tidepooling are said to be epic here.

HSC has reserved a group campsite, complete with running water, sheltered area we’ll use for our community kitchen, and easy access to the beach. The group site can accommodate lots of tents. It can also accommodate a few, small, self-contained (no hookups) RVs that will take only one standard parking spot. Small trailers may be admitted as space permits if tow vehicle is parked away from camp and owner pays the extra vehicle fee ($60/extra vehicle for the week). Reservation fees include one vehicle per family, and we encourage ridesharing.


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