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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: MrBent on July 21, 2010, 06:13:46 pm

 
Title: Camping in Pismo Beach?
Post by: MrBent on July 21, 2010, 06:13:46 pm
It looks like all the hiker/biker options in Pismo are kaput.  Is that true?  Am I stuck with a motel if I want to stay in that area?  I'm SURE reg. sites will be mega-booked.

Thanks.

Scott
Title: Re: Camping in Pismo Beach?
Post by: aggie on July 21, 2010, 07:11:28 pm
It does appear that Pismo Beach state park doesn't have hiker/biker sites.  They do have campsites available but the price is $25-$35.  Better than a hotel.  The web site does recommend reservations.
Title: Re: Camping in Pismo Beach?
Post by: tsteven4 on July 27, 2010, 08:42:37 pm
I just returned from the Pacific Coast route.  I would recommend Morro Bay State Park, which has a nice hiker biker site.  I thought the Morro Bay area was much nicer than the Pismo Beach/Grover Beach/Oceano area.  The Pismo/Grover/Oceana area was densely populated with motorized RVs and campgrounds to support them.  From Morro Bay we rode to Lompoc in one day.  In Lompoc the city campground is fairly nice, not a destination but more than adequate for a night.  The Lompoc city campground has hiker biker sites.

We found almost all state park campgrounds on the coast in CA were full (except for hiker/biker), so I would definitely recommend aiming for the ones with hiker biker sites.  In CA this was from 7/5/10 to 7/23/10 N to S.  This was very different than  the Sierra Cascades section 2 which we did immediately before hand.  On SC section 2 we had entire campgrounds to ourselves twice!
Title: Re: Camping in Pismo Beach?
Post by: johnsondasw on July 28, 2010, 12:06:02 pm
I just returned from the Pacific Coast route.  I would recommend Morro Bay State Park, which has a nice hiker biker site.  I thought the Morro Bay area was much nicer than the Pismo Beach/Grover Beach/Oceano area.  T

In 2005, the Pismo Beach H/B site was sketchy--suspicious characters all around, dirty, crowded, etc.  We guarded our bikes closely there!  It was the least appealing of any campsite we used on the whole Pacific Coast ride from WA to Cal.
Title: Re: Camping in Pismo Beach?
Post by: Westinghouse on July 31, 2010, 09:47:53 pm
I remember Pizmo Beach from my tour. I remember staying in a field outside town. It was near some resort.