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Leo Carrillo State Park

Park Information

Contact Information

(310) 457-8143

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 31 Feet
Max Camper Length: 31 Feet

Park Hours

Gate is locked from 10pm to 8am.
No entry after 10pm.

Driving Directions to Leo Carrillo SP

The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

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Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. 

Junior Rangers and campfire programs are offered during the summer.  The Visitor Center has interpretive displays on tidepools and gray whales. School field trips are offered durring the school year.   

The park was named after Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist. Leo Carrillo served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Leo's greatest fame came from his portrayal of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series.

Location/Directions: The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)

Please Note:  The park recently switched from coin-operated showers to token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.