Planned Power Outage
On Friday, April 21st 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm, El Capitan Canyon and Ocean Mesa will experience a power outage while utility poles and power transformers are replaced. Power will be out at all Ocean Mesa RV sites, the Ocean Mesa store, and El Cap cabins west of the creek. A helicopter will be used to replace the poles so there will be noise off and on during this time. We do not expect to lose power at the El Cap Market or the El Cap Front Desk.
We Are Open!
We are happy to announce that we are open and ready to welcome you back to Ocean Mesa Campground. The hillsides are green and the ocean views are as beautiful as ever! Many thanks to our Ocean Mesa family for their support during our temporary closure. Visit us soon and make more memories with your friends and loved ones!
Camping Santa Barbara Style!
Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan is THE premier campground on the beautiful California Central Coast. Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Santa Barbara, Ocean Mesa is surrounded by Los Padres National Forest above the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
Ocean Mesa offers the best of modern camping life including a heated pool and spa, laundry facilities, and convenience store. The Mesa is also wired for internet use and T.V. so you never have to feel too disconnected from life at home.
We'd love to hear from you! Please leave your name and contact information on our brochure page and we'll be sure to keep you updated on special events, promotions and activities. We look forward to welcoming you to Ocean Mesa Campground!
Thanks to the miraculous efforts of our fire fighters, we escaped any damage to our facilities from the Sherpa wild fire in June of 2016. The hills and grounds surrounding the property are gray from the recent burn but that just provides a new landscape to explore! If you’d like to contribute to help support firefighters and their families, may we suggest the following organizations:
S.B. County Firefighters Benevolent Foundation
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
100 El Capitan Terrace Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (866) 410-5783
U.S. 101 (Southbound) 30 minutes from Buellton,take exit 117 (El Capitan State Beach). Southbound exit, turn left under Freeway, then left along the frontage road. Turn right onto Calle Real, then right on El Capitan Terrace Lane to Office/Store.
U.S. 101 (Northbound), 20 minutes from Santa Barbara, take exit 117 (El Capitan State Beach). Drive past the El Capitan Canyon entrance and turn right onto Calle Real, then right on El Capitan Terrace Lane to Office/Store.
Enter our GPS location for your navigation & mapping system:
NORTH 34 degrees 27 minutes 50 seconds
WEST 120 degrees 01 minutes 36 seconds
Ocean Mesa is located next to our sister site, El Capitan Canyon.