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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 8/18/2014

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Gaviota State Park Water Shut Off Due to Water Leak


Contact: Tyson Butzke



Goleta, CA.—Due to a water line break at Gaviota State Park, water will not be available to visitors at the campground and Day-Use areas. The park will continue to provide dry camping to visitors until the line is repaired. At this time, it is unknown when the repair will be completed. Further updates will be provided as conditions change.

 Drinking water for Gaviota SP campers is available at Refugio State Beach and El Capitan State Beach.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask you to conserve water during this drought. For more information, visit

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