About the District

Located on California's Central Coast, within the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes complex, Oceano Dunes District manages Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Within these two park units the district manages Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve, Pismo Lake property, Oso Flaco Lake, Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove and the North Beach and Oceano Campgrounds. The District serves over 2.6 million visitors annually within an eight-mile stretch of sandy coastline, 4,800 acres of coastal sand dunes and urban park settings, consisting of one of the most dynamic coastal habitats in the United States. State Parks strive to preserve California's extraordinary biological diversity and protect it most valued natural and cultural resources, all while providing the public high quality recreational opportunities. This part of the Central Coast has so much to share about California's history and provides a wide variety of recreational oppurtunities.

District Headquarters

340 James Way. Ste 270
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
District Office: (805) 773-7170
District Fax: (805) 773-7176

Ranger Station

928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano, CA 93445
Public Info Line: (805) 473-7220


Oceano Dunes SVRA

Day Use Hours:
   7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

   Check- in 2:00 PM
   Check- out Noon

Pismo State Beach

Day Use Hours:
  7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

North Beach Campground
   399 S. Doliver
   Pismo Beach, CA 93445

Oceano Campground
   555 Pier Ave.
   Oceano, CA 93445

Oceano Dunes District
Visitor Center

   Daily Noon- 4:00 PM
555 Pier Ave.
Oceano, CA 93445

Oso Flaco Lake

Day Use Hours:
   7:00 AM- 1 hour after sunset

Butterfly Grove

Monarch Overwintering Season- Nov-Feb(Check Social Media for Special Events/tours)

Beach Kiosks

Grand Ave Kiosk
20 W. Grand Ave.
Grover Beach, CA 93445

Pier Ave Kiosk
100 Pier Ave.
Oceano, CA 93445

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