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California Department of Parks and Recreation
San Diego Coast District

SILVER STRAND STATE BEACH CAMPGROUND
RULES AND REGULATIONS

RESERVATIONS: Silver Strand State Beach Campground has site specific year-round reservations through Reserve America.  You can call them at 1-800-444-7275 or visit them on-line at http://www.reserveamerica.com.  Sites will be cancelled if they do not have an RV checked into them by 12 noon the day after their scheduled arrival day.  Call the Silver Strand campground at (619) 435-5184 if you have questions.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING: SELF-CONTAINED VEHICLES ONLY (RV’s) – One which has the capacity to hold waste water in tanks.  Minimum – A built-in sink which has an enclosed gray water system and a portable toilet with a black water tank.  Vehicle and tent camping are not allowed.  Campers and their pets may not sleep outside their vehicle.  
Check out time is 12 noon.  Check-in time is 2 pm.

CAMPING TIME LIMITS (CCR 4455): Occupancy by the same persons, equipment, or vehicles is limited to a total of 30 days in any calendar year.  Between May 15 and September 15 (peak season) the maximum time limit is 7 consecutive days for any person, equipment, or vehicle.  After a time limit is reached, a camper cannot re-register for a minimum of 48 hours.

VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS:  Fees include 1 registered, self-contained vehicle, plus 1 legally towed or towing vehicle per site.  Towed vehicles must be verified by park staff as towed before they are unhitched, in order to be issued a complimentary pass. Permits for towed motor vehicles may not be switched to non-towed motor vehicles at any time during stay. For an additional fee, each campsite is allowed 1 extra vehicle if it fits within the campsite.  ALL VEHICLES MUST PARK ONLY IN THE CAMPSITE WHERE THEY ARE REGISTERED.  Passes are issued by park aids or camp hosts during park operating hours.  All vehicles must be parked fully within the limit lines of your camp site.  No equipment may be placed into a campsite until an RV has been checked into that site.

PARKING:  ALL TRAILERS MUST BE BACKED INTO DESIGNATED CAMPSITES so the hitch is easily accessible from the main road.   All self-contained RV’s must park parallel to the white (painted) lines within their campsite.  All Vehicles must display a valid camping/parking pass.  Parking in empty sites is not allowed.

PETS:  Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under the immediate control of a person.  They are not allowed on the beach or bayside area of the park.  Noisy, aggressive dogs or other animal or one which is disturbing to others must be controlled immediately by the owner.  Owners must pick up after their pets.   Pets are not allowed to sleep outside overnight.

FIRES:  Beach fires must be in designated concrete fire rings only.  Portable fire containers are not allowed on the beach, or any other sand area.  Camp stoves and fire containers must be within the lines of your campsite and be elevated six inches or more above the pavement.  Fires must be maintained in a safe condition at all times.  Coals or ashes must be deposited in a “Hot Coals” container (located next to dumpsters) or a fire ring.  Hot coals and fires should be put out with water, not sand.

SANITATION:  No person shall deposit waste, water, sewage, or effluent from sinks, portable toilets, and other plumbing fixtures directly upon or into the surface of the ground, pavement, sand, or water.  For outdoor showering, use the showers next to the restrooms.

Due to the natural sandy conditions, wind, and limited staffing, campers are encouraged to assist in moving sand and maintaining their campsites. A limited number of shovels and brooms are available for borrowing at the campground kiosk or campers may bring their own.

DUMP STATION:   A dump station is located at the south end of the campground near the restrooms.  The dump station shall only be used for servicing gray and black water holding tanks.  No washing or rinsing of vehicles or other items is allowed. (The dump station is for registered campers only)

PEACE AND QUIET  10pm to 6am:  To ensure peace and adequate rest for all campers, no person shall disturb others in the campground between 10 pm and 6 am.  No person shall use outside machinery or electronic equipment at a volume which is likely to disturb others.  Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

More park information available in the Campground Brochure & Map.

GATE HOURS / GENERAL INFORMATION / EMERGENCIES:

 

GATE HOURS:
The gates are locked in the evenings during the following hours:

-  7:00pm   January 1 - February 28
-  8:00pm   March 1  - Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend
-  9:00pm   Friday before Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
-  8:00pm   Tuesday after Labor Day - October 31
-  7:00pm   November 1 - December 31

Gates open at 7:00 am.

When gates are locked, there is no vehicle access into or out of the campground
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EMERGENCIES AFTER THE PARK IS CLOSED – CALL 911 AND ALSO CONTACT THE CAMP HOST.
For urgent matters or to report after hours problems please contact a camp host.  Camp Hosts have access to the State Park DISPATCH CENTER 24 hours a day.  They are located in the center of the campground next to the kiosk.

Information regarding the gate closure is available at the park, during the camping reservation process, and online at the State Park website.  To maintain a safe overnight parking program, volunteer campground hosts are onsite 24 hours a day, and emergency personnel have the ability to access the facilities as needed.  Campers are informed to contact a campground host or call 911 if there is an emergency after day use hours.  While some campers may be inconvenienced by the nightly closure, an extra level of security is provided by eliminating vehicles driving in the park that are not associated with campers.  Not having these vehicles in the park at night reduces the hazard to children and pedestrians, reduces noise and vandalism, and reduces opportunities for theft of camping gear.  For those inconvenienced by the nightly closure due to special circumstances, please check with park employees for options for alternate parking locations and park access.

 

CAMPING FEES

GENERAL $65.00  BEACH FRONT
$50.00  INLAND
   
SENIOR $63.00  BEACH FRONT
$48.00  INLAND
   
DISABLED $32.50  BEACH FRONT
(with Park’s pass) $25.00  INLAND
   
DISTINGUISHED VETERAN’S
(with Park’s pass) $ NO FEE
   
EXTRA VEHICLES - $10.00 per night
PETS - $ NO FEE


Day Use fees are not transferrable towards camping fees.
Day use and camping fees are collected and processed separately.