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Frequently Asked Questions!
What is the latest update on reservations and COVID19 cancellations?
Our campgrounds are fully open. The possible future closures of our campgrounds will be made with little advance notice. If your reservation is affected, cancellation and refund will be automatic. You will receive an email notification of the cancellation. Due to the large volume of cancellations, it may take up to three weeks to complete all refunds.
Can I set up my own picnic area?
Self-made day use or picnic areas created at any Ventura County Park is subject to Section II, Subsection H (Special Use Areas) and may incur fees associated with violation of this policy. Please See Rent & Fee Policy for more information.
What is the cancellation policy?
Reservation Cancellation Policy- Camping
Reservation Cancellation - Camping - Effective March 1, 2022
A cancellation fee of $15.00 will be charged to all cancelled reservations.
a)  Less than 48 hours prior to reservation check-in time:
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By clicking Mobile Payment it will route you to the Mobile Payment page. Click here for mobile payments where you can book a same day arrival or pay for your site once you arrive.
What are your fees?
Click on the link to find our fee schedule.  Fee Schedule
Why am I charged a reservation fee?
A reservation fee is a fee to recover staff time for booking a reservation and to cover merchant credit card charges. Instead of having many names for this fee we settled on Reservation Fee. You will see this fee applied for online bookings and mobile payment bookings and if you call in and book over the phone. Fees vary in price depending on the booking platform.
Does it cost to make a change to a reservation?
A non-refundable reservation fee of $23.00 shall be charged for group reservations, and $15.00 for individual reservations at time of reservation when calling and $10.00 when reserving online. The first change to all reservations is complimentary (except for front end shortening, see below), so long as the change is made at least 15 days before the first day of the reservation for facilities and group use, and at least 7 days before the first day of the reservation for camping, before incurring a $15.00 fee for each additional change. A maximum of three changes per reservation allowed. Beach parks only: Changes to the front end of a reservation to shorten the stay will be imposed a $10 per day charge for each day shortened, plus a $15 change fee. There is a $15.00 cancellation fee for all reservations.
How can I pay a reservation balance due?
Go to the Public Website http://www.venturaparks.org/ click on My Account and login. Your account information will come up. Find the reservation with a balance due and process to make your payment.
What does the ADA logo mean on site maps?
County Parks uses the ADA logo on its maps to show that a site is ADA accessible.  This does not mean you must be disabled to reserve the site.
Rincon in a Nut Shell
THERE IS NO DAY USE SECTION ON THE RINCON PARKWAY
Quiet Hours are 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (no generator use)
Tent camping is prohibited in this metered zone per County Ordinance
RV fees $43.00 per day during peak season, per site (limit 1 RV and 1 non-recreation vehicle allowed per campsite). Off season rate $39.00 per day
RV camping only
Portable chemical toilets onsite
Maximum of 6 people per campsite allowed
Length of stay 7 day limit peak season (March 1 through October 31) and 14 day limit off-season (November 1 through February 28)
Dogs allowed on 6-foot maximum leash: $2.50 charge per dog per night.
Can reservations be made at beach parks?
Reservations can be made for the beach parks.  Hobson and Faria Beach Parks can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of arrival date.  Rincon can be reserved up to 90 days in advance of arrival date.  You can also drive in and pay for any open site that is not reserved using our Mobile Payment or same day reserve before arrival by using the Mobile Payment at www.venturaparks.org/payment.
How long can I camp at a Ventura County Park?
Maximum cumulative length of all single stays in any one campground is 30 days during peak season (March 1 through October 31) and 30 days during the off-season (November 1 through February 28) per calendar year.
Maximum cumulative length of all single stays in the County-operated park system is sixty (60) peak-season days and sixty (60) off-season days per twelve (12) month period.
Maximum stay is 14 consecutive days in County parks (with the exception of the Rincon Parkway and Bike Camping Areas). Campers at Hobson Beach Park and Faria Beach Park must vacate the park for seven (7) days after a single stay of three (3) days or more before occupying either Hobson Beach Park, Faria Beach Park, or Rincon Parkway. Campers at any park other than Hobson Beach Park, Faria Beach Park, or Rincon Parkway must vacate the park for 48 hours after a single stay of more than three (3) days before re-occupying the same park. The Director may authorize on a case-by-case basis an extension to these lengths of stay for persons directly affected by an emergency duly declared by the County.
Maximum stay for the Rincon Parkway is no more than seven (7) days during the period of March 1 through October 31 or no more than fourteen (14) days during the period of November 1 through February 28.
After parking for five (5) or more continuous days during the off-season, campers must vacate the Rincon Parkway and remove their recreational vehicle, and no person shall park the same recreational vehicle within the Rincon Parkway until at least seven (7) days have elapsed from the date of departure. After parking for three (3) continuous days during the peak-season, campers must vacate the Rincon Parkway and remove their recreational vehicle within the Rincon Parkway until at least seven (7) days have elapsed from the date of departure. Campers at Rincon Parkway must vacate the parkway for seven (7) days after a single stay of any length before occupying either Hobson Beach Park or Faria Beach Park.
How long can I stay on the Rincon?
Maximum stay for the Rincon Parkway is no more than seven (7 ) days during the peak season (March 1 through October 31) or no more than fourteen (14) days during the off-season (November 1 through February 28).
After parking for five (5) or more continuous days during the off-season, campers must vacate the Rincon Parkway and remove their recreational vehicle, and no person shall park the same recreational vehicle within the Rincon Parkway until at least seven (7) days have elapsed from the date of departure. After parking for three (3) or more continuous days during the peak-season, campers must vacate the Rincon parkway and remove their recreational vehicle, and no person shall park the same recreational vehicle within the Rincon Parkway until at least seven (7) days have elapsed from the date of departure. Campers at Rincon Parkway must vacate the parkway for seven (7) days after a single stay of any length before occupying either Hobson Beach Park or Faria Beach Park.
How far in advance can reservations be made?
Reservations can be made online 48 hours to 12 months before your date of arrival.  All reservations for beach parks will now have the following reservation windows: Faria and Hobson are 48 hours to 180 days out and Rincon is 48 hours to 90 days out.  A Reservation fee of $22.00 shall be charged for group reservations, and $15 for individual reservations and $8 if booked online or using the Mobile Payment (reservation fees are non-refundable).  The first change to a reservation is free as a courtesy additional changes will incur a $15 charge per change with a maximum of 3 changes.
How are County Parks funded?
The County Parks Department is funded through revenues received from user fees, state, and federal grants. The Department is not funded by local tax dollars. All user fees are retained by the Parks Enterprise Fund for the continued maintenance and enhancement of its recreation facilities.
Are jumpers allowed at any of the Ventura County Parks?
Yes, jumpers are allowed at Camp Comfort, Dennison, Foster, Kenney Grove, Oak, Saticoy, Soule, Steckel, Tapo Canyon, and Warring Parks only. Besides the vehicle entry fees, there is an additional $125 fee and paperwork for having a jumper at one of the parks mentioned above, however if a group area is reserved, the fee is waived.
Does a Day Use reservation include vehicle gate entry fees?
No, a reservation fee does not include a $5.00 per vehicle weekend, $2.00 weekday or $15.00 per bus entry (12 persons or more) fee.
How can I reserve a meeting room or other community center area?
The Ventura County Parks Reservation Center (805) 654-3951 handles the reservations for the Casitas Springs, Oak View, Piru, Saticoy, and Roger Jones Community Centers.
How can I reserve an athletic field?
Ventura County Parks offers a limited range of sports facilities for organized sports or a friendly pick-up game, including, softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and volleyball courts. Sports leagues, organizations, or groups need a special use permit, available through the Parks Reservation Center at (805) 654-3951 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How do I make a reservation for a group picnic area?
Ventura County Parks offers a variety of group facilities that can be reserved. Since these sites are very popular, we suggest reserving early. To reserve a picnic area or to find out more about special use permits, please contact the Parks Reservation Center at (805) 654-3951 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What is the difference between individual and group reservations?
An Individual reservation is a specific campsite by a single party. The same individual can reserve a four (4) campsites maximum (except at beach parks where you may only be in possession of one site per stay period). A Group reservation may reserve a minimum of five (5) sites up to the campground capacity. In addition, a Group reservation is used for group use areas.